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North Korea Declares Seth Rogen and James Franco's 'The Interview' an "Act of War"

North Korea is growing more and more upset over Seth Rogen and James Franco's new movie The Interview, which stars the duo as a talk show host and his sidekick who are tasked with assassinating Kim Jong-un (played by Korean-American actor Randall Park). A spokesperson for North Korea's foreign ministry told the country's state-controlled news service today that the film's release will be considered an "act of war that we will never tolerate."

Last week, North Korea condemned the movie but said that Kim Jong-Un would probably watch it anyway. Here's a bunch of other crazy stuff the North Korea spokesperson said about The Interview in the report [...]

Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, and David Wain Share Their Favorite Rom-Coms

"Annie Hall is pretty amazing. A lot of the Woody Allen ones are pretty great, but I also love Defending Your LifeLost in America. Albert Brooks has some — Albert Brooks had a series of movies back-to-back that rivaled just about anything."

-Paul Rudd, in a Vulture piece in which he, Amy Poehler, Ellie Kemper, Jason Mantzoukas, and writer/director David Wain, all from the soon-to-be-released romantic comedy satire They Came Together, rattle off their favorite rom-coms. 

Ben Stiller Says He's "Actively" Working on a 'Zoolander' Sequel

The last time Ben Stiller gave an update on a possible Zoolander sequel was when he called it "on hold" back in December, but according to Variety, the project has gone back to being an actively in-the-works sequel. While answering questions at the Taormina Film Festival recently, Stiller was asked whether Zoolander 2 will ever happen and assured fans that his production company Red Hour Films is "actively" working on a rewrite of the script: "I can't say that it's actually a reality yet, but I hope some day it is," he said. "It's been about 10 years now. It's going to be old Derek Zoolander."

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Aubrey Plaza and Max Greenfield Get Serious in the 'About Alex' Trailer

Here's the trailer for About Alex, a new comedy-drama about a group of 20something friends who reunited for a weekend after one of them attempts suicide. Written and directed by Parenthood writer Jesse Zwick , About Alex boasts an ensemble cast that features Aubrey Plaza, Max Greenfield, and some non-comedy people too. The movie hits theaters on August 8th.

Gay Marriage-Themed 'Father of the Bride 3' in the Works with Steve Martin Attached

In the spirit of unnecessary sequels, Nikki Finke reports that Disney and Warner Bros. are currently working on a sequel to the Father of the Bride franchise with Steve Martin slated to return. The first two Father of the Bride films were in 1991 and 1995, but the in-the-works sequel will focus on Matty (originally played by Kieran Culkin), the son of Martin's character, who "is now 29 and gay and getting married to a Navy SEAL's son. Father of the bride George is 'thunderstruck and speechless' and has problems with the whole gay thing. So wife Nina kicks him out of the house." Original Father of the [...]

Jason Nash on Why He Loves Making No-Budget Movies

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 [...]

Melissa McCarthy Shares Details on Her Upcoming Movies 'Michelle Darnell' and 'Just Do It'

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 [...]

Watch a Trailer for the Racial Satire 'Dear White People'

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:

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Ken Jeong to Star in the Comedy 'International Incident,' Produced by Steve Carell

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.

Maya Rudolph Joins Amy Poehler and Tina Fey in 'The Nest'

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.

'Jason Nash Is Married' Is Out Today Via Comedy Central

Comedy Central's digital wing CC:Studios released Jason Nash Is Married, its first-ever feature-length movie, today. Written and directed by comedian Jason Nash and based upon his web series of the same name, the movie stars Nash as a fictionalized version of himself as a married guy who has a couple kids. Busy Philipps plays his wife, with a whole slew of well-known comedians (T.J. Miller, Casey Wilson, Paul F. Tompkins, Rob Corddry, just to name a few) making appearances.

North Korea Condemns Rogen/Franco Movie 'The Interview' But Kim Jong-un Will Probably Watch It Anyway

The recently released trailer for Seth Rogen's new movie The Interview (due out October 10th) has already made waves with its main plot and joke target North Korea in the form of an official condemnation of the film. According to Variety, the executive director of the Centre for North Korea-U.S. Peace was "dismissive" in an interview with the Telegraph about the movie: "There is a special irony in this storyline," he said, "as it shows the desperation of the US government and American society." He added, however, that dictator Kim Jong-un — who is played in the film by Randall Park — would "probably watch the [...]

Here's What Max Landis's Hypothetical Version of 'Ghostbusters III' Would Be

Earlier this week, entertainment blogger Nikki Finke published a story about Max Landis being hired to write the new draft of Ghostbusters III, which Landis quickly debunked on Twitter, denying any involvement. Max Landis, whose father John Landis often collaborated with fellow '80s comedy kingpins/Ghostbusters people Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and Ivan Reitman, proceeded to lay out his ideas on Twitter for what he would hypothetically do with Ghostbusters on Twitter and it actually sounds kind of cool, unlike most Ghostbusters III concepts. Here's what he had to say (via /Film):

My full movie concerns several new teams (focusing on one), grown from the Ghostbusters Franchise which is now global [...]

Simon Pegg on Edgar Wright Leaving Marvel's 'Ant-Man': "It's Their Loss"

"I think it's a terrible shame. I think I get why perhaps it's happened — I think maybe they want a particular thing in line with a particular other thing, but if you hire a director who has a particular vision, you've got to expect him or her to make a 'such and such' film, an Edgar Wright film, and that's what that script was … I can't say too much about it, because obviously it's not my thing, but it's their loss."

- Simon Pegg tells Sky Movies his thoughts on the news of Edgar Wright's decision to leave Marvel's Ant-Man.