We continue your nonstop 24-hour coverage of the possibility of a Party Down movie with this Adam Scott soundbite: “We have a treatment, and if everyone’s schedules work out, we’ll shoot it over the summer.” BOOM. I guess that means Starz agreed to sign off on the thing. It also means that a Party Down movie and an Arrested Development movie could potentially be in theaters AT THE SAME TIME, which might make some less-equipped movie theaters explode with the massively high pressure of realized dreams. God, imagine the carnage. Popcorn and Jujyfruits would be everywhere.
Andrea Savage (from Dog Bites Man and last week's Modern Family and that one episode of Party Down) has sold NBC a semi-autobiographical show about "a woman who prides herself on her humor and edge and refuses to become typical after becoming a parent." Hey, that sounds just like her character on that one episode of Party Down about the school auction! Hey, I've watched Party Down too much!
The race for the Party Down movie to go into production before the Arrested Development movie continues, with Adam Scott saying that the plan is to shoot it next summer. WHY AREN'T YOU SHOOTING IT RIGHT NOW?
We’re like 90% there, we’re hoping to do it maybe next summer, if everyone’s schedules work out and the guys get time to write a script. They have kind of a skeleton of a story worked out so we know where it’s going to go but we just have to kind of cross the t’s and dot the i’s, or something. But Starz are being super cool and they’re going to [...]
After his breakthrough role in Clueless, Paul Rudd spent the next decade or so as a rom-com leading man, starring opposite Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston in forgettable chick flicks and playing Phoebe's boyfriend Mike, the unofficial Seventh Friend, on Friends. When Rudd appeared in Anchorman, it came as a bit of a shock that he could hold his own against the likes of Will Ferrell and Steve Carell, but astute comedy fans (i.e. those who had seen Wet Hot American Summer) knew he was more than just a rom-com pretty boy all along. After working with Rudd for the first time on Anchorman, Judd Apatow cast him in [...]
Ken Marino’s been involved in so many cult classic comedies over the span of his twenty-year career that he’s kind of a demi-god for the comedy nerd community. Starting out as a member of the seminal sketch group The State, Marino’s gone on to build an impressive body of work that includes beloved comedies like Wet Hot American Summer, Role Models, Party Down, and now, Childrens Hospital, the Adult Swim medical procedural parody. Childrens Hospital, on which Marino plays clueless doctor Glenn Richie, is currently in its third season, airing Thursday nights at midnight on Adult Swim.
I was lucky enough to get the chance to talk to Ken Marino [...]