Kroll Show and The League actor Nick Kroll is set to play his first starring role in a movie. THR reports that he's been cast in My Brother's Keeper, an indie comedy-drama to be produced by the Duplass Brothers. The film, which is set to start shooting in January in New York, stars Kroll as a young, self-centered businessman destroys his career on the eve of his company's launch. He then moves in with estranged, pregnant sister (Rose Byrne), her husband (Bobby Cannavale), and their three-year-old nephew (some toddler actor), and begins working as the kid's nanny.
Kroll is producing the movie and also helped come up with [...]
More than any modern day comedy director, Judd Apatow can be considered an auteur.
Auteur Theory, first written about by Francois Truffaut in the 1950s as a way to show the value of the lesser-respected American Hollywood filmmakers in comparison to the more artistically respected French filmmakers (later popularized by American critic Andrew Sarris), states that the director is the primary artistic visionary behind a film and that a consistency in his vision over a series of projects proves greatness.
In the most basic sense, Apatow falls under this definition not only because he's created a visual style that is distinctly his own and consistent throughout his directorial efforts, but [...]
Director Adam McKay tells Empire there was so much improvisation on the set of his upcoming movie, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, that he wants to release an alternate cut of the film in theaters with the whole thing comprised of entirely new jokes that weren't in the regular version.
Here's what McKay had to say:
We did so much improv on this one that we can literally replace every single joke in the movie and put in alt scenes and alt improv runs. I think the editor’s working on it right now, with 250 new jokes. I think it would be really funny to put it in [...]
The long-awaited Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues comes out this December, and two more trailers have been released for the international markets. Were Ron Burgundy and his crew the downfall of responsible journalism and ethical standards? There's a case to be made. Below, check out the UK centric version on the same idea: