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All of the week's hot casting news in one fell swoop ...
• No one can make a "hard sell" movie (with A-list stars, anyway) quite like David Cronenberg. Rachel Weisz will be working with the "Cosmopolis" director and his two favorite leading men, Robert Pattinson and Viggo Mortensen, on "Map to the Stars," an extremist look at how there's no business like show business.
• We certainly have trouble telling Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader apart. Variety reports that the "Adventureland" buddies will play siblings in "The Skeleton Twins," the story of, well, twin siblings who manage to defy death on the same day and as a result take a long, hard look at their lives.
Between "War Horse," which was nominated for Best Picture earlier this year, and "Lincoln," which is already garnering Oscar buzz in advance of its December release date, Steven Spielberg has been a pretty busy guy recently. But no matter how busy you are, when that one dream project comes along, sometimes you just have to drop everything and go for it, consequences be damned.
And for Spielberg, that dream project is "Laser Cats 7." Get More »
DreamWorks is flying high after announcing the a impressive, star-studded voice cast for its latest animated adventure, "Turbo."
So, just how A-list are we talking? Let's see, the lineup currently includes: Snoop Dogg, Paul Giamatti, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Pena, Luis Guzman (seriously, that guy is in everything these days!), Bill Hader, Richard Jenkins, Ken Jeong, Michelle Rodriguez, Maya Rudolph, Ben Schwartz and Kurtwood Smith.
Exhale now. Get More »
Looks like Les Grossman will indeed be making a thunderous return to the silver screen, and Bill Hader promises it won't be a tropic blunder.
MTV Movies Blog recently caught up with the "Saturday Night Live" star at the Comedy Awards and he revealed that the "Tropic Thunder" spin-off, starring Tom Cruise's eccentric, foul-mouthed movie exec Les Grossman, is written and chock full of laughter.
" [Writer Michael Bacall] told me some really funny scenes from it... it's gonna be great," Hader said.
For the full story, head on over to MTV Movies.
"'Planes, Trains and Automobiles' is my favorite John Hughes movie, it's one of my favorite movies from the '80s, it's my favorite Steve Martin movie…
"You know, I don't get really involved with awards and stuff but John Candy should have been nominated for an Oscar for that movie. I love that movie. It's such a simple premise and comes from a real emotional place: 'I just want to get home to be with my family.' You want this guy to get home to be with his family.
"One of my other favorite movies of all time is 'The Last Detail' with Jack Nicholson. I can say that's a road movie even though they're taking trains. That movie could get so weirdly sentimental and it never does, it just seems so honest, every moment of it. That whole sequence of them in the hotel with all the time cuts and he's teaching Randy Quaid how to do the semaphore thing, how fun it is...
"Those are two of my favorite films."
Bill Hader co-stars with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in the alien road movie "Paul," in theaters now.
Yesterday we told you about a couple of movies ubiquitous comedian Bill Hader has percolating, and today we're learning of yet another in his virtual avalanche of promising projects, which will henceforth be known as a "Haderlanche."
Written by Hader's wife Maggie Carey, "The Hand Job" made a splash on the 2009 Black List of Hollywood's best unproduced screenplays, and the SNL superstar has told Collider that, "It’s got Aubrey Plaza, me, Andy Samberg, Donald Glover, Connie Britton, Alia Shawkat, Mae Whitman, and Johnny Simmons," then later confirmed Chris Mintz-Plasse (aka McLovin) is also cast. Get More »
In 1983, Woody Allen made a mockumentary called "Zelig" about a "human chameleon" who inserts himself into major events with the biggest celebrities through his remarkable talent for blending in with them. Bill Hader is the Zelig of contemporary comedy.
Aside from memorable turns in five of the biggest Judd Apatow movies, he's popped up in "Tropic Thunder," "Night at the Museum 2," animated fare like "Megamind," even as "The Voice" in "Scott Pilgrim," all while juggling dozens of crazy characters (and a stunningly "sane" Charlie Sheen) on Saturday Night Live. Now that's what we call "bi-winning." Get More »