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Here's the Trailer for One of Robin Williams's Final Films 'A Merry Friggin' Christmas'

One of Robin Williams's final films just got a trailer. A Merry Friggin' Christmas stars Williams as a grumpy father who goes on a road trip with his son played by Joel McHale. The film also stars Clark Duke, Lauren Graham, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Tim Heidecker, Oliver Platt, and Candice Bergen and is set for a November 7th release. In addition to Friggin' Christmas, Williams will also appear in Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb due out December 19th as well as Terry Jones's upcoming animated movie Absolutely Anything set for a release next year.

Paul Feig's 'Ghostbusters' Reboot Will Be "Really Scary" And Respect the Original Films

Following yesterday's news that he had teamed up with writer Katie Dippold to make the all-female Ghostbusters reboot, Paul Feig sat down with Entertainment Weekly to shed some light on his vision for the film. Feig put a lot of emphasis on his respect for the original films and the pressure of taking on a Ghostbusters movie especially in the wake of Harold Ramis's death and Bill Murray's lack of interest in continuing the franchise:

I love origin stories. That’s my favorite thing. I love the first one so much I don’t want to do anything to ruin the memory of that. So it just felt like, [...]

Broken Lizard's Steve Lemme Says 'Super Troopers 2' Is Set to Film Next Year

The Super Troopers sequel is happening. Speaking to Us Weekly last week, Broken Lizard's Steve Lemme confirmed that the long-awaited Super Troopers 2 is now set to begin production sometime early 2015 following some legal and financial hurdles:

"You know, it was a combination of having to settle some of the legal disputes about making a sequel, while also negotiating terms for it," Lemme told Us of what took so long. "The fans have been asking for it for a while, but we were finally able to package everything together. Fox is going to distribute the film, but we needed to raise the money for it. We're [...]

How a Debut Film Director Got Bill Murray to Star in His Movie

The Wall Street Journal has a great piece out this week on how director Ted Melfi got Bill Murray to star in his debut feature film St. Vincent, and it's just as strange and amazing as you might expect a Murray casting story to be. After getting access to Murray's famous 1-800 number and leaving messages for months, Melfi says he finally got a response from Murray's lawyer with a request from Murray for a one-page letter regarding the project. A few weeks later, Melfi was driving and got a call from Murray himself:

"Listen," Mr. Murray said. "I read your script, and I think it's great—and who [...]

Alex Winter Says 'Bill & Ted 3' Is Still in Development

It looks like Bill & Ted 3 is still a go. Alex Winter was asked about the long in-the-works sequel in a recent interview with Yahoo, where he gave some more details about the plot and revealed that he's been working on the idea with Keanu Reeves and original Bill & Ted writers Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon:

"Bill & Ted will be 40-something and it’s all about Bill and Ted grown up, or not grown up," Winter tells us. "It’s really sweet and really f—-ing funny."

"But it’s a Bill & Ted movie, that’s what it is. It’s for the fans of Bill & Ted. It fits very neatly [...]

Will Arnett to Star in a 'Lego Batman' Spin-Off

The Lego Movie is getting a spin-off all about Will Arnett's Batman. THR reports that Warner Bros. is fast-tracking the sequel, which will be directed by Lego Movie animation supervisor Chris McKay and written by Seth Grahame-Smith, with original Lego Movie team Phil Lord and Chris Miller signed on as producers. The spin-off is currently slated for a 2017 release after the next Lego film Ninjago in September 2016 and the Lego Movie sequel, which is expected to debut sometime after 2017.

Katie Dippold Is Writing the 'Ghostbusters' Reboot for Paul Feig

It looks like the all-lady Ghostbusters reboot is moving forward. Following August's report that Bridesmaids and The Heat director Paul Feig was in talks with Sony to direct the long in-the-works sequel-turned-reboot, THR reports today that Feig's collaborator Katie Dippold — who penned the script for The Heat and has also written for MADtv and Parks and Recreation — has officially signed on to co-write the reboot with Feig. Dippold also recently finished writing the script for The Heat 2. No cast has been announced yet for the film, but hopefully someone involved considers some of Bill Murray's suggestions. Feig also gave an update on [...]

Watch a Clip from 'St. Vincent' Featuring Bill Murray, a Potted Plant, and "Shelter from the Storm"

Ahead of the premiere of St. Vincent this Friday, here's a sneak peek from the film featuring a cigarette-smoking Bill Murray hanging out on his porch, watering a small potted plant way too much, and singing along to Bob Dylan's "Shelter from the Storm." Despite the unlikely way first-time director Ted Melfi got Murray agree to take this role, it's obvious that Murray was quick to make it his very own.

Adam Sandler Signs a Four-Movie Deal with Netflix

Adam Sandler is coming to Netflix. Variety reports that Sandler has signed a deal with Netflix to star in and produce four films for the streaming network through his company Happy Madison Productions, which comes after the news that Netflix will release the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon sequel the same day it's released in theaters. Variety says Sandler's four Netflix films are "presumably comedies, although the genres aren't set in stone," and according to Netflix, Sandler is one of the "few actors whose movies consistently rank among the most-viewed by subscribers in the US and in its other regions." The earliest Sandler film under the deal could be [...]

Key and Peele Are Developing a Movie Starring Substitute Teacher Mr. Garvey

Entertainment Weekly's comedy issue cover faces and guest editors Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele gave the magazine a few interesting scoops on their upcoming projects this week, and among the updates is news of a possible film starring their megahit substitute teacher character Mr. Garvey. "We’re in negotiations at Paramount to make a Substitute Teacher movie," Key said. "Two of our writers are penning it. Well, they’re not penning it as we speak — it’s getting there."

As for what else the Peabody-winning duo are working on, they also said that their Police Academy reboot is moving along with The Mindy Project's Ike Barinholtz and [...]

Bill Murray's 'St. Vincent' Is Getting Mixed Reviews from Critics

Bill Murray's new movie St. Vincent premieres in theaters tomorrow, and so far it's getting mixed reviews from critics. Between the tale of Bill Murray's casting and its warm reception at the Toronto International Film Festival, Vincent has an interesting behind-the-scenes tale as director Ted Melfi's debut feature, but Flavorwire's review sums up the biggest takeaway from most of critical response: "Who're we kidding — no one's seeing St. Vincent for its narrative innovations. This is a Bill Murray Picture, and it's full of opportunities for him to do his thing." The good (and unsurprising) news is that Bill Murray's performance in St. Vincent has garnered tons [...]

NBC Is Developing a 'Say Anything' Series, and Cameron Crowe Wants to Stop It

From Real Genius to Big to Problem Child, there have been a ton of movie-to-TV series in development these days, but yesterday's report that NBC was developing a single-cam series adaptation of Cameron Crowe's 1989 comedy Say Anything didn't go over well with the movie's original writer/director. According to the original Deadline report, NBC has given a script commitment to the follow-up series set a decade after the film written by Better Off Ted's Justin Adler and co-executive produced by Aaron Kaplan. After the news broke, Crowe and Say Anything star John Cusack were quick to address it on Twitter: "Regarding the announcement of a [...]

Adam Sandler's Four Netflix Films Will All Be Comedies

"We anticipate they will be Adam Sandler comedies. We'd absolutely be very open and thrilled if he wants to take a more serious role in some of the projects and could extend beyond the four films to accommodate some of those films as well."

- Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos confirms that Adam Sandler's four upcoming movies on the streaming network will all be comedies in an interview with THR.

Jason Sudeikis, Maya Rudolph, Bill Hader, Danny McBride, and More Join 'Angry Birds' Movie Voice Cast

Sony is making a movie based off the hit addictive game Angry Birds, and they've filled the main voice cast with some big comedy names. Variety reports that the studio has cast Jason Sudeikis as the lead character Red, Josh Gad as Chuck, Danny McBride as Bomb, Bill Hader as a pig, Maya Rudolph as Matilda, and Peter Dinklage as the Mighty Eagle. Supporting voice cast will include Kate McKinnon, Keegan-Michael Key, Hannibal Buress, Tony Hale, Ike Barinholtz, Cristela Alonzo, Jillian Bell, musician Romeo Santos, and YouTube stars Ian Andrew Hecox and Anthony Padilla of Smosh.

"I'm extremely proud of this cast,” producer John Cohen said of the [...]