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Bryan Cranston to follow up Breaking Bad with Trumbo

Bryan Cranston’s first major post-Breaking Bad gig could see him go from Emmy-winner to Oscar-victor. According to Deadline, Cranston will play legendary screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, who was famously blacklisted in the 1950s by the House Un-American Activities Committee. Following an 11-month stint in prison, Trumbo proceeded to win Academy Awards for Roman Holiday and The […]

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Bradley Cooper in talks for Lance Armstrong flick Red Blooded American

Bradley Cooper is in talks to star in Warner Bros’ upcoming Lance Armstrong biopic, though it’s not yet known if he’ll play the disgraced, doping cyclist or Armstrong’s former team-mate and eventual whistle-blower, Tyler Hamilton. According to Deadline, Cooper is also considering producing the flick, now titled Red Blooded American. Jay Roach is set to direct from Scott. […]

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Rival Lance Armstrong movies race to the big screen

Jay Roach is set to helm a new movie based on the doping scandal that saw Lance Armstrong stripped of his seven Tour de France championships, Deadline reports. Warner Bros has acquired the untitled project, scripted by Side Effects‘s Scott Z. Burns. The package – put together by Charles Roven and Alex Gartner – contains the […]

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Made in America – The Campaign review

The Campaign – Starring Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, and Dylan McDermott. Directed by Jay Roach. Rated MA. By Simon Miraudo. No one’s ever going to accuse a movie in which a character goes by the nickname of “ticklesh**s” of being particularly witty, but it takes a special kind of genius to deploy lowbrow humour in […]

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Tom Cruise and Robert Downey Jr. eyed for El Presidente

Jay Roach might direct El Presidente for Warner Bros, based on a script from Parks and Recreation‘s Dan Goor. According to Vulture, the project concerns a demoted Secret Service agent stuck defending America’s worst former president, described as “a bumbling sleaze.” Tom Cruise is being eyed for the part of the agent, while Robert Downey Jr. is wanted to […]

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Trailer Debut: The Campaign

The first full length trailer for the Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis comedy The Campaign has debuted online, highlighting how much funnier the film’s pre-trailer advertising was. Of course, this depends on whether or not you think punching a baby in the face constitutes as funny, which this film does when Ferrell’s North Carolina congressman Cam Brady makes this […]

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Teaser Debut: The Campaign

Our first glimpse at Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis in The Campaign has arrived via the film’s official Facebook page. The political comedy from Meet the Parents director Jay Roach sees Ferrell and Galifianakis face off as political candidates from the South, Cam Brady and Marty Huggins respectively. With the tagline ‘May the Best Loser Win’, Cam and Marty are […]

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First look at Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis in The Campaign

Entertainment Weekly has the first image of political competitors Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis in The Campaign (formerly titled Dog Fight). In the Jay Roach directed comedy, Ferrell plays southern Congressman Cam Brady, who risks losing his seat when he becomes embroiled in a sex scandal. Enter Marty Huggins (Galifianakis), an outsider with an eye on the prize. Here is […]

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Josh Lawson joins Ferrell and Galifianakis in Dog Fight

Australia’s own Josh Lawson has been cast opposite Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis‘ upcoming comedy Dog Fight, Deadline reports. The project was first announced last December, and concerns two political candidates from South Carolina (Ferrell and Galifianakis) vying for the same seat in Congress. Lawson will play Galifinakis’ brother. The role was originally written as […]

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Mike Myers signs up for Austin Powers 4

In news that will likely herald a chorus of catchphrases we hoped had been buried once and for all, Hitfix reports Mike Myers has signed up for a fourth Austin Powers flick. Considering the failure of his last attempt at kick-starting a new franchise with the terrifyingly misguided Guru Pitka in The Love Guru, it’s no […]

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Ed Harris to play John McCain opposite Moore’s Palin

The cast of Jay Roach’s HBO film Game Change is sliding in to place. According to EW, Ed Harris will play Republican presidential nominee John McCain, opposite the already announced Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin. The Danny Strong penned flick will detail the behind-the-scenes events of the 2008 Obama/McCain election campaign. The next two big […]

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Julianne Moore to show off her Sarah Palin impression

The woman with substance behind Sarah Palin has until now always been 30 Rock’s Tina Fey. Heck, she’s so frickin’ good, she almost out-Palins Palin. But Jay Roach’s upcoming film Game Change is set to star Julianne Moore as the controversial former vice-presidential candidate, EW report. An HBO adaptation of the best-selling novel by John […]

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Jay Roach to helm Obama/McCain election movie

Mr. Meet the Fockers, who also invited you to a Dinner For Schmucks, is now taking on the world of politics, The Wrap report. Jay Roach will direct Game Change, adapted by Danny Strong (who has appeared in Buffy and recently Mad Men) from John Heilemann and Mark Halperin’s 2010 book of the same name. […]

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Ferrell and Galifianakis to play political rivals

It was only ever a matter of time before Will Ferrell starred in a political comedy. And apparently that time has come. But I certainly didn’t suspect Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover, Due Date) would be starring alongside him in an election satire. A pitch for a new comedy to be directed by Jay Roach (Meet […]

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The jerk, the fool, his mouse, oh brother – Dinner For Schmucks review

Dinner For Schmucks – Starring Paul Rudd, Steve Carell and Jemaine Clement. Directed by Jay Roach. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. I’m sure Steve Carell and Paul Rudd are among the nicest, funniest guests one could ever invite over for dinner. That being said, should anyone ever be unfortunate enough to break bread with their […]

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Dinner For Schmucks trailer debut

The trailer for the new Steve Carell/Paul Rudd comedy Dinner For Schmucks has debuted online. Scroll past the creepy smile to check it out. Schmucks, directed by Jay Roach (Meet The Parents, Austin Powers), is a remake of the hilarious French farce Le Diner de Cons. However, since I haven’t seen the French film in […]

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