Nick Frost is putting himself out there. Just as his Cornetto Trilogy collaborators Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg are working on their own individual projects, Frost stars in his first solo lead role in the new romantic comedy Cuban Fury, a warm underdog story emphasizing the importance of passion and the value of challenging oneself.
Frost also lives the movie's message by taking on a technically-demanding role: Cuban Fury is a dance movie, and Frost plays Bruce Garrett, a former child salsa prodigy bullied into giving up his dream now living a safe adult life working for an industrial manufacturing company. Dance is a painful memory pushed firmly out [...]
Here's the trailer for Andrew Disney's new comedy Intramural, starring Nikki Reed and Jake Lacy and featuring appearances by SNLers Kate McKinnon, Jay Pharoah, and Beck Bennett. The sports movie parody follows an intramural football team that reunites in their later years to play one more game and is set to premiere on April 19th at the Tribeca Film Festival.
It's been nearly 30 years since the '80s classic Goonies premiered, and director Richard Donner says he's now working on a sequel. When being annoyed by a TMZ photog last week about whether or not he plans to make another comic book movie, Donner gave a surprising response when he said "Uh, if you call Goonies a comic book. We're doing a sequel." Donner said that he hopes all of the main cast returns for the sequel, but he didn't give any details about whether they'd be reprising their roles or returning for cameo appearances. According to Variety, Goonies star Sean Astin said last year that he [...]
Will Ferrell is going dramatic again, this time in a movie about the iconic 1973 tennis match known as "The Battle of the Sexes" between Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King. Variety reports that the movie is called Match Maker, and it's a drama written by Steve Conrad (The Pursuit of Happyness, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty).
The film is based on a 2013 ESPN article about the match called The Match Maker: Bobby Riggs, The Mafia and The Battle of the Sexes, written by Don Van Natta Jr. Ferrell will play Riggs, a 55-year-old retired player, who went up against King, a 29-year-old tennis champ, [...]
MGM is rebooting The Pink Panther movie series, but the new film will follow the cartoon cat, not the character of Inspector Clouseau, THR reports. David Silverman, who directed dozens of early Simpsons episodes in addition to directing The Simpsons Movie and co-directing Monsters, Inc., is attached to direct the new Pink Panther movie, which will be a live-action/CGI hybrid.
The animated Pink Panther appeared in the opening credits of the original Peter Sellers Pink Panther movie but never in the film series themselves. The cartoon character proved so popular that he was spun off to a series of film shorts and an animated series of his own. [...]