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Oh Lord, Dan Aykroyd Wants to Create a Marvel-Style 'Ghostbusters' Universe

The most recent update on the long-rumored Ghostbusters sequel was the news of a possible all-female reboot directed by Paul Feig, but according to Dan Aykroyd, the future of Ghostbusters – or as he calls it, the Ghostbusters "brand" — is now much more than just a movie. According to THR, Aykroyd was asked at an event in London for an update on the movie and said he's shifted his focus from a sequel to a Marvel-style universe: "It’s beyond just another sequel, a prequel, another TV show. I'm thinking what does the whole brand mean to Sony? What does Pixar and Star Wars mean to Disney? [...]

Bill Murray Likes the Idea of a Female 'Ghostbusters' Reboot

While promoting his new movie St. Vincent at the Toronto International Film Festival over the weekend, Bill Murray was asked by several reporters about the recent news of a possible Paul Feig-directed all-female Ghostbusters reboot and responded with resounding approval. Here's what he had to say when asked about the idea by Access Hollywood's Scott Mantz:

"It sounds great to me. It sounds as good an idea as any other! There are a lot of women that could scare off any kind of vapor! No, it's a grand idea, I don't know who they're talking about, but it's a good idea, I would watch it! I [...]

Jack Black, John Oliver, Gillian Jacobs, and More Show Up in the Trailer for 'Harmontown'

Last year it was announced that Community creator Dan Harmon would be touring his live show/podcast Harmontown around the country then turning it into a documentary by director Neil Berkeley, and a new trailer was just released. This sneak peek features stars like Jack Black, Ben Stiller, Gillian Jacobs, Chris Hardwick, and John Oliver attempting to explain who exactly Harmon is and includes some special appearances by Chevy Chase (in the form of blog screen caps and footage of the now infamous voicemail message). Harmontown debuts in select theaters as well as VOD on October 3rd.

Mike Epps Officially Lands the Lead Role in the Richard Pryor Biopic

After being stuck in development for ages, the Richard Pryor biopic has finally found its Pryor. Despite Nick Cannon hinting that he got the part last month, according to an update by director Lee Daniels, Mike Epps — who was first chosen for the role by Pryor and his wife Jennifer in 2005 and spent time with the legendary comedian before he died — has officially landed the role. The tweet Daniels posted shows Epps, Daniels, and Oprah posing together with the caption "Get ready y'all- #MikeEpps as #RichardPryor." Epps won the role over Marlon Wayans, Eddie Murphy, and Michael B. Jordan after his "explosive" screen [...]

Lorne Michaels Is Producing a Movie Starring Taran Killam, Rachael Harris, David Wain, and Bobby Moynihan

The new season of SNL is just around the corner, but that hasn't stopped Lorne Michaels from making another movie this summer. Variety reports that Michaels is producing Brothers in Law written by Cameron Fay with rewrites from SNL's Mikey Day and Taran Killam. Killam also stars in the film alongside Bill Pullman, Rachael Harris, Rita Wilson, David Wain, and Bobby Moynihan. Production started in Oregon this week, and the film is described as "having elements of Meet the Parents and What About Bob?" Funny or Die, Newsreaders, and SNL segment directors Matt Villines and Oz Rodriguez AKA Matt and Oz are co-directing the film together.

Leslie Mann Joins the 'Vacation' Reboot Starring Ed Helms

The long in-the-works Vacation reboot just cast its grown-up Audrey. Variety reports that Leslie Mann has signed on to star opposite Ed Helms and Christina Applegate as Rusty's sister Audrey Griswold, who was played in the original 1983 film by Dana Barron. In addition to Mann's casting, child actors Skyler Gisondo and Steele Stebbins have been cast as Rusty's (Helms) sons in the reboot, both Chris Hemsworth and Charlie Day are in talks to show up in small roles, and original Griswolds Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo will both make cameo appearances.

Chris Rock Made a Movie About a Comic Who Abandons Comedy for Drama

Actor and standup Chris Rock's new film Top Five premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival over the weekend to rave reviews, and according to THR, Paramount is already in exclusive talks to buy it for as much as $13 million. In an interview with Indiewire, Rock described the film as a look at a famous comedian — "kind of [an] Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence, Chris Tucker artist type guy" — who "has been running away from what he actually does well. It happens with a lot of comedians. It happens with everybody in art, even in sports sometimes. We take for granted the things we do [...]

The Trailer for Jon Stewart's Directorial Debut 'Rosewater' Is Here

While John Oliver was hosting The Daily Show last summer, Jon Stewart was hard at work on his first movie Rosewater based on the book Then They Came for Me by Maziar Bahari. The first trailer was released today, and the film stars Gael Garcia Bernal, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Golshifteh Farahani, Kim Bodnia, Nasser Faris, Haluk Bilginer, Jason Jones, and Dimitri Leonidas and is set for a limited release on November 7th.

Charlie Day and Chris Hemsworth Join 'Vacation' Reboot Starring Ed Helms

It's been a while since there was an update on the long in-the-works Vacation reboot starring Ed Helms as Rusty Griswold, but today THR reports that the film just added two big stars. Chris Hemsworth and Charlie Day are both currently in negotiations to join the reboot; Hemsworth will play the husband of Rusty's sister Audrey (who has not yet been cast) while Day will make a cameo as a river rafting guide. The reboot's previously announced cast includes Christina Applegate as Rusty's wife as well as original Vacation couple Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo in cameo roles. The film is set to begin shooting next [...]

Ken Jeong to Star in WWE-Produced Comedy with Hulk Hogan and David Hasselhoff

Ken Jeong is breaking into the world of WWE movies. Variety reports that the Community favorite has signed on to star in a comedy for WWE Studios with a working title of Untitled Celebrity Death Pool. The film will center on Jeong's character as "a struggling nightclub owner who after amassing a large debt from a loan shark, sets out to win a long-running celebrity death pool by attempting to kill Hasselhoff." Hasselhoff and WWE's own Hulk Hogan have both signed on to make cameo appearances.

Untitled Celebrity Death Pool isn't the only starring role to be announced for Jeong this summer; he's also set to topline the [...]

Will Ferrell Confirms That Mugatu Will Return in 'Zoolander 2'

Earlier this summer Ben Stiller confirmed that he was "actively" working on the long-rumored Zoolander sequel, and it looks like Mugatu has confirmed his own involvement in the sequel too. According to Slash Film, Will Ferrell was recently asked about the sequel in an interview and said "We are actually supposed to do a read-through of a sequel script soon, and Mugatu is a part of it." Justin Theroux, who played the evil DJ in the original film and was initially set to write and direct the sequel, also confirmed news of the script last month with Vulture, saying that "it looks like it actually might [...]

Watch Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day, and Jason Bateman in the 'Horrible Bosses 2' Trailer

Here's the first full-length trailer for the sequel to the 2011 hit Horrible Bosses, which follows Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day, and Jason Bateman as they kidnap the son (Chris Pine) of a rich investor played by Christoph Waltz, with appearances by Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, and Jennifer Aniston. The film premieres in theaters on November 26th.

Steve Carell Is Set to Star in a 'Looney Tunes' Movie

Steve Carell is set to lead an in-the-works Looney Tunes movie. THR reports that Carell — who stars alongside Channing Tatum in the upcoming drama Foxcatcher — has signed on to star in an untitled film centered on the fictional Acme Corporation from the Looney Tunes cartoons from X-Men: First Class writing team Ashley Miller and Zach Stentz. The Lego Movie producers Dan Lin and Roy Lee are also behind the project, with Glenn Ficarra and John Requa — who also directed Carell in Crazy Stupid Love — in negotiations to co-direct. Plot details on the Acme movie are being kept under wraps, but it will "not [...]

A Profile of Acting Legend John C. Reilly, by Blythe Roberson

I’m assigned to write a profile of acting legend John C. Reilly. It’s an assignment of a lifetime. Wait. In a lifetime. It’s an assignment in my lifetime. In preparation, I decide to watch his films to study his technique. There’s just one problem: I still can’t figure out Netflix.

The day of the interview, I ride my skateboard 7 miles from my apartment to meet him at a restaurant that turns out to be next door to my apartment. So that’s why I suggested that deli, I realize after 3.5 miles.

I walk through the door to see acting [...]