Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Film News

- Steve Carell and Toni Collette Join Indie Family Drama THE WAY, WAY BACK

Carell and Collette will join Jim Rash (Community) and Nat Faxon’s (Bad Teacher) directorial debut,
The Way, Way Back. Sam Rockwell, Allison Janney and Annasophia Robb were already attached to star
in the indie, which follows a teen boy who struggles to find himself as he comes to terms with his
unattentive mother and cheating stepfather during summer vacation.
Collette will play the boy's mother, while Carell will play the protag's stepdad, who likes to drink, do
drugs and carouse with other women. Production is skedded to start this summer.

- Mark Ruffalo to star in 'Foxcatcher'

Mark Ruffalo is in talks to play Olympic gold medal-winning wrestler David Schultz in Bennett Miller's
long-in-the-making drama "Foxcatcher," which is slated to co-star Steve Carell and Channing Tatum.

- Warner Bros Acquires Untitled Mob Pitch With Steve Carell And Jake Johnson To Star

In a deal worth mid-six figures, Warner Bros just bought an untitled mob comedy pitch that Rodney
Rothman will write with Steve Carell and Fox TV New Girl‘s Jake Johnson attached to star, and Max
Winkler attached to direct. Pitch is based on an idea by Johnson and Winkler.
Project will be produced by Carell via his Carousel Productions and Rothman via his Viking Funeral
shingle. Johnson and Winkler will be co-producers.
source: deadline, tipster: claudia

- 'Anchorman' Director Adam McKay Reveals the Sequel Backstory (Q&A)
The writer-helmer and frequent Will Ferrell collaborator explains why the Paramount film wasn't
going to happen -- and how it suddenly did.

- Steve Carell Circling ‘Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day’
Steve Carell and 20th Century Fox are in early discussions for him to star in the live action adaptation
of the Judith Viorst children’s book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.
The Kids Are All Right writer/director Lisa Cholodenko is directing the film. The script was written
by Rob Lieber & Cholodenko.
Deadline reports that the role is Ben, Alexander’s dad. The book, one of the more entertaining and
humorous of the yarns you read endlessly to your kids at night, concerns young Alexander, who starts
a wretched day with the realization that the gum he fell asleep chewing is now hopelessly tangled in his
hair, and things get worse from there, to the point he threatens to chuck it all and move to Australia.
source: deadline, tipster: claudia

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