The new film Jason Nash is Married marks two big firsts: it’s comedian Jason Nash’s first movie and also the first feature released by CC:Studios, Comedy Central’s digital branch.
The movie follows Nash, playing a fictionalized version of himself, as he struggles to get out of debt and prove to his wife (played by Busy Phillips) that he can contribute to their family. Nash, a standup comedian and creator of multiple web series, developed Jason Nash is Married from his web series of the same name. He wrote, directed, produced, and starred in the film — no easy task for any movie, let alone one that was made on a [...]
Variety has a cover story on Melissa McCarthy and her husband/frequent collaborator Ben Falcone, that has some new info on some of the pair's upcoming projects.
McCarthy will be starring in Michelle Darnell, a comedy that was announced last year but has kept its plot under wraps until now. The movie, based on a character she created at LA's Groundlings Theater, was co-written by McCarthy, Falcone, and Groundlings' Steve Mallory and will be directed by Falcone, who helmed McCarthy's upcoming movie Tammy.
Michelle Darnell follows "a self-help inspiration speaker (a la Suze Orman or Oprah) who goes to jail for insider trading, and struggles to reinvent herself as America’s new [...]
Here's the teaser trailer for Dear White People, a racial satire that's been winning critical acclaim at film festivals and hits theaters on October 17. The movie comes from newcomer Justin Simien, who in the trailer and in real life is highly critical of the types of movies that get made featuring predominantly black casts, telling Variety, "Films with predominantly white casts can come in any form, tell any story, big or small, or black films, you have the light fluffy rom-coms or Madea movies and then you have the black torture awards movie." Dear White People certainly doesn't fall into any of these categories. Here's the official description: [...]
Ken Jeong is set for his first lead role in a movie. THR reports that Jeong is attached to a comedy called International Incident, about five United Nations delegates who go on a road trip to find one of their lost loves. David Javerbaum, The Daily Show's former head writer who worked on the show from 2002 to 2009, will write the script, which is currently at the pitch stage, and Steve Carell is in talks to produce the movie via his company Carousel Productions. The roles of the other four delegates have yet to be cast.
Amy Poehler and Tina Fey's upcoming film written by Paula Pell now sounds even more amazing with news that fellow SNL alum Maya Rudolph has also signed on for a role. According to THR, Rudolph will play a childhood friend of Fey and Poehler's sister characters in The Nest who are "summoned home to clean out their childhood bedroom before their parents sell the family house." James Brolin has also signed on to play the father. Rudolph will film her part in The Nest before starting production on her next project — an indie drama with Catherine Keener called The Greens Are Gone.