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Emile Hirsch will play John Belushi in upcoming biopic

Emile Hirsch will play John Belushi in an upcoming biopic based on the hard-living comedian’s life. According to The Wrap, Hirsch “will have to gain weight to play” the role. Steve Conrad will write and direct the flick. Belushi was one of the original castmembers of Saturday Night Live. His burgeoning film career was cut […]

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Bill Hader might star in the Baywatch movie

Bill Hader is reportedly set to star in the upcoming Baywatch movie, which kind of makes the man behind Stefon this generation’s David Hasselhoff, right? The Saturday Night Live veteran has long needed a big screen vehicle to show off his talents, though him being linked to this role in particular is a curious one. That the film will […]

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Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig to play The Skeleton Twins

Former Saturday Night Live cast-mates Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig are set to star as siblings in upcoming indie drama The Skeleton Twins, Variety reports. The duo will star as estranged twins Milo and Maggie, who reunite after coincidentally and narrowly avoiding death on the same day. Anna Faris was formerly attached to play Hader’s sis in […]

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Seth MacFarlane to host 85th Academy Awards

After a successful stint hosting Saturday Night Live and then an inaudible performance at the Emmys (where he had to be ushered in front of a microphone after he’d already started speaking), Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane has scored one of the most coveted and least appreciated gigs in Hollywood. The writer, director, and star […]

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Jimmy Fallon won’t host the Oscars

Late last week, rumours that NBC’s adorable Late Night host Jimmy Fallon was being courted to host the 2013 Oscar ceremony flitted around the web. Deadline now reports that outgoing Academy president Tom Sherak was unable to close a deal with Fallon, and also failed to recruit Lorne Michaels (Saturday Night Live) as the show’s producer. […]

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Saturday Night Live star joins Steve McQueen’s Twelve Years A Slave

Oscar nominee Kristen Wiig recently abandoned her posting at Saturday Night Live with a big career in film ahead of her. The question now is: who will be the next big breakout star of SNL? A case could be made for Taran Killam, who has just signed on to Steve McQueen‘s new film Twelve Years A Slave, Deadline reports. […]

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MacGruber 2 a possibility

It’s rare that Saturday Night Live movies are financially successful, let alone garner sequels (Wayne’s World being the exception on both counts), but they often do find cult followings on DVD. Such is the case with their most recent experiment, MacGruber, which expanded SNL’s 30-second MacGyver skits into a feature length film. The movie tanked upon release, despite being a […]

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Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis are Relanxious

Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis are set to play lovelorn agoraphobics in the upcoming comedy Relanxious, Deadline reports. Writer-director Christopher Storer’s film concerns an anxiety-ridden couple who communicate exclusively over the phone, but must consider venturing out into the real world and meeting face-to-face if they want their relationship to progress. Sudeikis’ Saturday Night Live cast mate Fred […]

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Kristen Wiig joins Robert De Niro in The Comedian

Kristen Wiig is set to star alongside Robert De Niro in Sean Penn‘s upcoming directorial effort The Comedian, according to international distributor Film Nation. Don’t be fooled into thinking this is a comedy though! Despite the title and Saturday Night Live star Wiig’s recent box office hit Bridesmaids, the film is reportedly a drama. Also, Sean Penn is behind the […]

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And the winners of the 2011 Emmys are…

The winners of the 63rd Emmy Awards are being announced in Los Angeles as we speak, at a ceremony presided over by Glee’s Jane Lynch. Will Mad Men be able to fend off newcomers Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones? Does any comedy series have a chance against the Modern Family juggernaut? Will Betty White win […]

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The Blues Brothers are getting their own Glee-esque TV show

As Aretha Franklin famously sang in John Landis‘ comedy classic The Blues Brothers: “You better think; think about what you’re trying to do to me.” Variety reports Blues Brother Dan Aykroyd and Judy Belushi – the wife of his late partner John – are trying to set up a new TV show based around Jake […]

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John Belushi biopic in the works

A new biographical film based upon the life of legendary comic actor John Belushi is heading to the big screen. According to THR, The Hangover director Todd Phillips is producing the project, with The Pursuit of Happyness screenwriter Steven Conrad penning the script. Belushi’s widow Judith will executive produce. Belushi broke into the public consciousness […]

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