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Here's a New Trailer for 'Pitch Perfect 2'

The sequel to 2012's Pitch Perfect debuts in theaters this May, and Universal released a brand new trailer today featuring Rebel Wilson, Anna Kendrick, and the rest of the Barden Bellas taking on some European rivals. The trailer also features appearances by John Michael Higgins and Elizabeth Banks, who directed the film as well.

Mel Brooks Would Do 'Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money' If Rick Moranis Was on Board

There's been some chatter on the internet since a Reddit post went up yesterday claiming that Mel Brooks revealed on Adam Carolla's Take a Knee podcast that he's working on Spaceballs 2 and has approached Rick Moranis to reprise his role in the sequel to the 1987 film. While the original post didn't include a clip or quote from the interview, this wouldn't be the first time Brooks teased the idea of turning Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money into a reality — he told Parade Magazine last year that he would love to do Spaceballs 2 as long as Moranis was willing to come [...]

Inside the Boom and Bust Cycle of Standup Comedy with Jordan Brady

Jordan Brady’s love of comedy has carried him through two great comedy “booms” and “busts” over the past 30 years. Although he was a highly active comic during the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, Brady’s interests turned towards directing and producing. His experience in comedy and love for the art of stand-up led him to make I Am Comic in 2010, which presents deeply personal and insightful interviews with comedians such as Louis C.K., Phyllis Diller, Jim Gaffigan, Janeane Garofalo, Sarah Silverman, and Dave Attell.

More recently, in 2014, Brady released I Am Road Comic, which focuses more specifically on the unique issues that face comedians [...]

Amy Schumer Befriends Anna Kendrick in Her First MTV Movie Awards Promo

Amy Schumer is hosting this year's MTV Movie Awards, and the network released the first promo today featuring Schumer making a (very reluctant) new best friend Anna Kendrick. The awards show airs on MTV Sunday, April 12th at 8:00pm.

Kevin Spacey Will Transform Into a Cat in New Movie 'Nine Lives'

Move over, Rob Schneider-as-a-carrot, because there's a new transformation comedy star in town. The Wrap reports that Oscar winner Kevin Spacey has signed on to star in Nine Lives from Men in Black director Barry Sonnenfeld, which is described as both a "high-concept comedy" and "funny, emotional, commercial comedy." What's the high concept, you ask? Spacey will play a businessman who "suffers a terrible accident that leaves him trapped in the body of the family cat." Nine Lives won't be the first high-concept cat comedy Spacey has starred in onscreen — check out his 2014 short for Jimmy Kimmel "Ameowadeus" below:

'Zoolander 2' Starts Shooting in Rome This Spring

If you needed more confirmation that Zoolander 2 is really happening, Coming Soon reports that the sequel to Ben Stiller's 2001 film is set to begin shooting in Rome for twelve weeks this April. According to Italian website Bad Taste, the mayor of Rome Ignazio Marino confirmed the news after recently meeting with Stiller in Italy. Will Ferrell, Owen Wilson, and Christina Taylor have all been confirmed to return for the sequel, while Penelope Cruz has also been cast in an undisclosed role. Stiller is writing the script with Justin Theroux, who will also direct.

Looking at the Comedy-ish Movies That Premiered at Sundance This Year

Sundance 2015, the unofficial film industry new year marker, has come and gone, leaving in its wake as usual a pile of must-see titles, underappreciated gems, and new talent. The quintessential “modern Sundance film” is a quirky indie comedy compiled from equal parts long, twee title, popular star doing something different, light laughs, and moments of dramatic resonance. Think Little Miss Sunshine or The Way Way Back. This is partially due to what historically sells big at Sundance, and partially due to the way films are presented up there in the mountains. Sundance audiences are very generous and love communal film watching experiences, they love to laugh or cry or [...]

Kristen Wiig Wins the Lottery in the First Trailer for 'Welcome to Me'

Before she starts busting ghosts, Kristen Wiig stars in a new film due out this year called Welcome to Me, which follows her as a woman named Alice with borderline personality disorder who decides to launch her own talk show after winning the lottery. The film has the backing of Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's Gary Sanchez Productions and also stars Tim Robbins, James Marsden, Joan Cusack, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Linda Cardellini, Alan Tudyk, Wes Bentley, and Thomas Mann. Welcome to Me premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last year to positive reviews, with HitFix noting that Wiig "gives the best sustained performance of her entire [...]

The Trailer for 'Ted 2' Has Arrived

Seth MacFarlane's 2012 blockbuster Ted has gotten its inevitable sequel, and the first trailer was released today. Like most MacFarlane projects, it features as many big time stars (Mark Wahlberg, Amanda Seyfried, Morgan Freeman, John Slattery) as it does butt and balls jokes. It's slated for a June 26 premiere.

Bobby Farrelly to Direct Comedy 'One Night Stan' Solo

Bobby Farrelly is set to make his solo directorial debut. The Wrap reports that Farley has signed on to direct an upcoming comedy called One Night Stan. His brother Peter was originally slated to co-direct but has since left the project. No cast has been announced yet, but the film will follow Stan, "a charmer known for his one-night-stands and firm commitment not to commit who falls hard for a dazzler named Amy. When he decides to change his wanton ways, he discovers that Amy has her own ideas about relationships." Said Farrelly on the news: "Every successful comedy starts with a good script, and this one’s a [...]

Seth Rogen and Zac Efron Are Returning for 'Neighbors 2' Next Year

Last year's hit film Neighbors starring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron has a sequel in the works. According to Deadline, Universal Pictures confirmed today that Neighbors 2 is happening with Efron and Rogen both attached to star, and the sequel is slated for a May 13, 2016 premiere, two years after the US premiere of the original. Nicholas Stoller will return to direct, Andrew Jay Cohen and Brendan O'Brien will write the script, and Rogen's longtime writing partner Evan Goldberg will serve as a producer on the project. The original Neighbors grossed $268M worldwide last year, making it the top-grossing original comedy of 2014.

Peter Dinklage Cast Opposite Melissa McCarthy in 'Michelle Darnell'

Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone's upcoming film Michelle Darnell just added a superstar to its cast. Variety reports that Peter Dinklage has been cast in the movie, which is based on one of McCarthy's original characters from The Groundlings and centers on "a titan of industry who is sent to prison after she’s caught for insider trading. When she emerges ready to rebrand herself as America’s latest sweetheart, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget." Dinklage will play the antagonist in the film, though details on his role have not been announced. Universal reportedly landed on Dinklage after considering Sandra Bullock, Jon [...]

David Cross on Kickstarter, Millennials, and His Directorial Debut 'Hits'

2015 is off to a great start for David Cross. Not long after launching a Kickstarter campaign to fund distribution costs for his new film Hits, the project met its $100,000 goal with eight days to spare, ensuring that the film will premiere in at least 35 markets across the US next month. Written and directed by Cross, Hits debuted at the Sundance Film Festival last year and marks a big push for Cross not just into filmmaking but finding new ways to get low-budget indie films into actual theaters in small towns across the country, rather than just a VOD and limited theatrical release. While Hits has [...]

Christine Taylor Confirms She'll Return as Matilda in 'Zoolander 2'

The long in-the-works sequel to Ben Stiller's 2001 film Zoolander is starting to take shape, and now we have confirmation that the movie's only sane character is set to return. According to Entertainment Weekly, Christine Taylor has officially confirmed that she'll reprise her role as Matilda Jeffries in Zoolander 2 but was quiet on the details: "I can tell you that I’m involved, but that’s all I can say. I can tell you it’s happening, but I can’t tell you where Matilda’s at and where their relationship is at. It’s all top secret!" Stiller said in 2011 that the sequel will take place ten years after the [...]