Hollywood's ultimate multi-hyphenate James Franco is directing and starring in an upcoming dramedy called Zeroville, and according to Slash Film it just added a ton of great guest stars. Based on the 2007 novel by Steve Erickson, Zeroville centers on Franco's character Ike Jerome (nicknamed "Vikar") as "a young and awkward architecture student obsessed with cinema. He heads to Hollywood in 1969, just as the industry is entering a transitional phase. Vikar makes a striking impression on those around him, including several movie icons. Eventually he breaks into the industry himself to become a film editor, entering a dizzying world of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll." [...]
I’m assigned to write a profile of acting legend John C. Reilly. It’s an assignment of a lifetime. Wait. In a lifetime. It’s an assignment in my lifetime. In preparation, I decide to watch his films to study his technique. There’s just one problem: I still can’t figure out Netflix.
The day of the interview, I ride my skateboard 7 miles from my apartment to meet him at a restaurant that turns out to be next door to my apartment. So that’s why I suggested that deli, I realize after 3.5 miles.
I walk through the door to see acting [...]
If you're a huge fan of the shortly lived '80s television series Manimal, then today is your lucky day. Deadline reports that Sony Pictures Animation is teaming up with Jimmy Miller (The Other Guys, Step Brothers) and Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's Gary Sanchez Productions to adapt the cult series into a live action/animation hybrid feature, with Key and Peele EPs Jay Martel and Ian Roberts onboard to write. A director is not yet attached.
The original Manimal ran on NBC in late 1983 and starred Simon MacCorkindale as Dr. Jonathan Chase, a man raised in Africa with the ability to morph into different animals. "Like The [...]
Not only do Will Ferrell and Chad Smith from the Red Hot Chili Peppers look a lot alike, but they also both wanted to win the title of greatest drummer on the Tonight Show. Thankfully near the end of their "traditional" style drum-off last night, Ferrell ended up playing the percussion instrument he truly shines at most.
Will Ferrell is attached to star in a new comedy called The Yank, Deadline reports. The project was just sold as a pitch, meaning that it has yet to be written and is in the very early stages of being a thing, but it'll be written by Steve Pink, director of Hot Tub Time Machine and the recent About Last Night remake, and writing partner Jeff Morris. In The Yank, Ferrell, who is producing via his company Gary Sanchez, will play an American insurance courier who gets dragged into a conspiracy to steal the Crown Jewels in London.
Ferrell is currently filming Get Hard, a comedy starring [...]