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Danny McBride Is Crocodile Dundee's Son in Exclusive First Look at Mysterious Project

Danny McBride Is Crocodile Dundee's Son in Exclusive First Look at Mysterious Project
The next generation of Crocodile Dundee is here — and People has an exclusive first look.

After a hit original and two sequels, one of the most iconic franchises in Australian movie history is getting revived via a mysterious new project with the original legendary bushman Mick Dundee (played again by Paul Hogan). The actor, with the help of some friends, will be bringing the beloved character back in a fun and surprising way for Dundee: The Son of a Legend Returns Home. Most surprising of all: Danny McBride stars as Dundee’s adventurous son!

“I’m not going to lie to you,
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New Halloween Movie Is Returning to an Iconic Location?

New Halloween Movie Is Returning to an Iconic Location?
The upcoming Halloween reboot has gone from interesting idea to one of the most highly-anticipated movies of the year. Blumhouse just started filming the sequel recently, with the movie set to arrive in theaters this October, just in time for Michael Myers' favorite holiday. Many details about the movie are being kept under wraps, but thanks to a new casting call, it looks like we know the new Halloween movie is going to be returning to a very iconic location.

A casting call recently went out that revealed the production was seeking some extras for a day of work on the movie. The casting call, specifically, notes that the producers are looking for a couple of guys to play a "criminally insane patient." That doesn't spell it out plainly, but it sounds very much like the new Halloween is heading back to Smith's Grove Sanitarium.

"Halloweensequel starring Jamie Lee Curtis
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Danny McBride: The Rolling Stone Interview

Danny McBride: The Rolling Stone Interview
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On a warm, overcast December afternoon, Danny McBride rides up to a quiet, unassuming beach bar outside Charleston, South Carolina, on a small motorbike. He parks, greets the staff warmly; a waitress offers a friendly hug and invites him to the bar's Christmas party the following Monday. "It's all free, 6 to 9," she tells him. McBride, unshaven, in a gray T-shirt and jeans, smiles and settles into a booth. "I'll be here," he promises, and orders a beer.

In July, McBride packed up his family and moved from Los Angeles to South Carolina.
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Judd Apatow to Host DGA Awards

Judd Apatow to Host DGA Awards
Judd Apatow will host the 70th annual Directors Guild of America Awards on Feb. 3 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.

Apatow has been a DGA member for two decades, with directing and writing credits on “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” “Knocked Up,” and “Trainwreck.” He has also produced “Superbad,” “Bridesmaids,” “Pineapple Express,” and both “Anchorman” films. Apatow’s stand-up special “The Return” premiered Dec. 12 on Netflix.

The DGA also appointed producer and director Don Mischer as awards chair for the event.

Mischer has served two terms on the DGA National Board, in addition to winning 15 Emmy Awards and 10 DGA Awards.

“We are thrilled to welcome Judd as our host. Beyond his impact as a multi-hyphenate force in our industry, Judd’s comedic chops, social consciousness, and lifelong love of film and television underlie his unique ability to entertain with heart — whether behind the scenes or in front of a live audience,” Thomas Schlamme, DGA president,
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James Franco Says He Approached Directing ‘The Disaster Artist’ as a Love Story: Awards Season Spotlight Profile

James Franco Says He Approached Directing ‘The Disaster Artist’ as a Love Story: Awards Season Spotlight Profile
“I love Hollywood stories, and this is unlike any Hollywood story ever,” said James Franco, speaking to IndieWire about “The Disaster Artist.” “This guy is so bizarre, this story is so bizarre, and at the same time it is like every Hollywood story — and it’s every dreamer’s story.” Franco directs and stars in the oddball show business tale, which chronicles the making of Tommy Wiseau’s cult classic “The Room.” Franco revealed that he hadn’t seen “The Room” until reading “The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made,” which gave him the inspiration to make “The Disaster Artist.”

“[‘The Room’] was sort of on the periphery of my consciousness, I’d seen the billboard…but it just didn’t register. It was so weird, it just didn’t make sense to me. I thought it was a cult, I didn’t know what it was,” said Franco. “I finally read the book…
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Original Michael Myers Actor Will Return in New Halloween Movie

Original Michael Myers Actor Will Return in New Halloween Movie
The original man behind the mask is coming back next year. The upcoming Halloween reboot is starting to sound more and more like it could actually be great. Or, at the very least, authentic. Not only is Jamie Lee Curtis coming back as Laurie Strode for the first time since her rather lame death in Halloween: Resurrection, but it's now been revealed that Nick Castle, the man who first played Michael Myers in John Carpenter's Halloween, is returning to the role for the new movie, which is set to arrive in theaters next year.

This news comes as a bit of a surprise. A surely welcome surprise for fans of the Halloween franchise, but a surprise nonetheless. Nick Castle only has a few, very select acting credits to his name, one of them being for Halloween in 1978. As die hard fans of the iconic horror franchise will likely know,
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Seth Rogen To Play Walter Cronkite in David Gordon Green's JFK Assassination Drama Newsflash

Seth Rogen is officially set to play iconic CBS newsman Walter Cronkite in an upcoming JFK assassination drama called Newsflash. The film is being directed by David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express) and this might be Rogen's most dramatic movie role to date. I guess it was bound to happen! Most comedians end up trying their hand at a heavy drama.

According to Deadline, "the film takes place on November 22, 1963, the day President John F Kennedy was assassinated in Texas. It was that day that television network news came of age, and Cronkite became the most trusted TV newsman voice of America, even if he wasn’t first to announce the president had died (NBC did that)."

The film was written by Ben Jacoby and the story is said to revolve around Cronkite, "his producer Don Hewitt, their boss Jim Aubrey, and Dan Rather, a young news man who happened to
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Seth Rogen Will Play Walter Cronkite for David Gordon Green

Seth Rogen Will Play Walter Cronkite for David Gordon Green
Seth Rogen joining a David Gordon Green movie is not surprising news – they previously collaborated on the very funny stoner comedy Pineapple Express. David Gordon Green making a movie about legendary newsman Walter Cronkite and CBS News on the day of John F. Kennedy’s assassination is not surprising news – he is a versatile filmmaker […]

The post Seth Rogen Will Play Walter Cronkite for David Gordon Green appeared first on /Film.
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Seth Rogen to Play Walter Cronkite in JFK Assassination Drama ‘Newsflash’

Seth Rogen to Play Walter Cronkite in JFK Assassination Drama ‘Newsflash’
Seth Rogen will play legendary anchor Walter Cronkite in the upcoming film “Newsflash,” centered on CBS’ coverage of the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

David Gordon Green is directing the drama from Ben Jacoby’s script. Former Warner Bros. production president Greg Silverman is producing through his Stampede Ventures, along with Adam Kolbrenner of Madhouse Entertainment.

Cronkite, who began working as a radio announcer in 1935, had been named the anchor of CBS’ nightly newscast in 1962. The pic will also feature include Cronkite, newsman Dan Rather, producer Don Hewitt, and CBS network president James Aubrey.

The network broke into its broadcast of “As the World Turns” for Cronkite to announce that Kennedy had been shot in Dallas. CBS returned to the soap opera, then interrupted it again with Cronkite’s announcement of Kennedy’s death: “From Dallas, Texas, the flash, apparently official: President Kennedy died at 1 p.m. Central Standard Time. 2 o’clock Eastern Standard Time,
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'SNL': Watch Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill Crash James Franco's Monologue

'SNL': Watch Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill Crash James Franco's Monologue
Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill and Steve Martin all crashed James Franco's Saturday Night Live opening monologue, where the Disaster Artist actor took questions from the audience.

After fielding a pair of questions, Franco noticed that his Pineapple Express cohort Rogen was randomly sitting in the audience.

"I'm just here to see the show in general, I didn't know you were hosting it. I put my name in the lottery for SNL tickets and this was the week I got it," Rogen said, adding of the musical guest, "Luckily, I'm a huge Sza fan.
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‘Stronger’ Review

Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson, Clancy Brown, Lenny Clarke | Written by John Pollono, Jeff Bauman | Directed by David Gordon Green

David Gordon Green drifts yet further from his Pineapple Express and Your Highness frat comedy legacy with this safe and reverent adaptation of the true-life story of Jeff Bauman, a young Bostonian who lost his legs in the marathon bombing of 2013. You may not be familiar with the tale, but the film’s title will give you an idea of the direction of travel.

Excitement builds for the big race. Jeff (Jake Gyllenhaal) heads to the finish line to cheer his on-off girlfriend, Erin (Tatiana Maslany). Suddenly, two bombs explode, maiming the crowd with a rain of shrapnel. Jeff loses his legs. With the help of his family and Erin, Jeff begins his recovery: the traumatic aftermath, the recovery of memories, and the gradual move toward prosthetics.

It’s an all-American story,
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Interview: David Gordon Green for ‘Stronger’

Stronger is receiving its UK cinema release this week. This powerful but surprisingly humorous film tells the true story of Jeff Bauman, who lost his legs in the Boston Marathon bombing and rebuilt his life. He also struggled with a new identity as a national hero after helping police track down one of the perpetrators.

Jake Gyllenhaal plays Bauman and the director is David Gordon Green. His diverse CV includes Pineapple Express and Our Brand Is Crisis. He’s soon to add horror to the list with a much-anticipated sequel to Halloween.

We chatted to David about the making of this impressive drama and the challenges inherent in realizing someone’s real-life trauma onscreen…

Thn: What brought you to the project initially?

David Gordon Green: The humour and the depth of the story. I found it complicated, with layers – it wasn’t what I thought when I heard about the Boston Marathon bombings.
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‘In the Envelope’ Podcast: James Franco on Hollywood Dreams + ‘The Disaster Artist’

“In the Envelope: An Awards Podcast” features interviews with award-winning actors and other creatives. Join host and Awards Editor Jack Smart for a front row seat to the industry’s biggest awards races! This episode is brought to you by A24’s “The Disaster Artist,” in theaters Dec. 8. Whether you know James Franco from his comedic masterpieces alongside Seth Rogen and Judd Apatow (“Freaks and Geeks,” “Pineapple Express”), his Academy Award-nominated work in “127 Hours” (and the accompanying Oscars hosting gig), or even his paintings and poems (he has a PhD from Yale!), chances are your impression is only a piece of the overall puzzle of his artistry. Do you think of him as the megastar of blockbusters like “Spider-Man?” Or as a critically acclaimed acting virtuoso in “Milk” and “Spring Breakers?” Or for that guest role on “General Hospital?” Zipping from the director’s chair to Broadway to the classroom,
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‘Stronger’ Review: Director: David Gordon Green (2017)

Stronger review: David Gordon Green directs Jake Gyllenhaal in this warm, authentic and beautifully-acted true story.

Stronger review by Orestes Adam.

The ‘based-on-a-true-story’ genre is one that has been tried and tested several times, having become so overridden by Hollywood conventions and clichés that it often inspires cringe rather than the hope its real-life stories emulate. Enter Stronger, David Gordon Green’s biopic of Jeff Bauman, a man who lost his legs as a result of the Boston Marathon bombing of 2013, which subverts the biopic formula through its dedication to the human aspect of the event and his struggle.

Stronger opens with a brief portrait of Bauman’s (Jake Gyllenhaal) life prior to the incident. He is a Bostonian slacker, working at Costco (and not doing a very good job of it either) and living with his mother. His high moments in life include watching the Red Sox game in
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New Halloween Movie Is Ditching R-Rated Gore for True Scares

New Halloween Movie Is Ditching R-Rated Gore for True Scares
Everything about the upcoming Halloween movie sounds good, but it's all coming from a pretty odd place. Danny McBride, the man known for his roles in movies like This is the End and Pineapple Express, co-wrote the script for the reboot with David Gordon Green, a man also known for his comedy work. But they keep saying the right things about it. In a recent interview, McBride reveals that the Halloween reboot will focus more on tension, as opposed to gore, like John Carpenter's original. Here's what he had to say about it.

"We're trying to. The original is all about tension. Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) doesn't even know that Michael Myers exists until the last minutes of the movie. So much of it you're in anticipation of what's going to happen and the dread that Carpenter spins so effortlessly in that film, I think we were really
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‘Halloween’: Danny McBride Says He and David Gordon Green Will Stay True to the Original by Focusing on Dread, Not Gore

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‘Halloween’: Danny McBride Says He and David Gordon Green Will Stay True to the Original by Focusing on Dread, Not Gore
It’s hard to get excited about remakes and reboots these days, but the next “Halloween” could be an exception. David Gordon Green (“George Washington,” “Pineapple Express,” “Stronger”) is directing the latest update to the Michael Myers mythos, which he’s co-writing with Danny McBride (yes, that Danny McBride); what’s more, John Carpenter is composing the score, Jamie Lee Curtis is set to return as Laurie Strode, and Judy Greer may play her daughter.

In a new interview with Charleston City Paper, McBride gives even more reason to be cautiously optimistic when he says that this new “Halloween” will focus on tension and dread rather than gore.

Read More:‘Halloween’: Jamie Lee Curtis to Return as Laurie Strode in New Sequel Directed by David Gordon Green

“The original is all about tension. Laurie Strode doesn’t even know that Michael Myers exists until the last minutes of the movie,
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Judd Apatow returns to the stage in trailer for Netflix special

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Judd Apatow has spent the last decade or so becoming a god of comedy movies, directing hits like The 40-year-old Virgin and Knocked Up and producing countless films like Superbad, Bridesmaids and Pineapple Express. Before that he worked in TV, creating Undeclared and Freaks And Geeks, and before that worked on The Larry Sanders Show with Garry Shandling. But before all the TV gigs he was trying to make it in the world of stand-up comedy and rubbed elbows with all the major players in the... Read More...
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The Last Word: James Franco on Nudity, Social Media and the Art of 'Overdoing' It

The Last Word: James Franco on Nudity, Social Media and the Art of 'Overdoing' It
Mark Summers for Rolling Stone

This week, James Franco gives arguably the greatest – and inarguably one of the most bizarre – performances of his career in The Disaster Artist, a bonkers account on the making of the worst movie ever made. The 39-year-old actor, who also directed the film, plays Tommy Wiseau the mysterious figure behind The Room, an incomprehensible fever-dream of a drama that's become a midnight-movie staple and a cult classic since its release in 2003. (Franco says he stayed in character for the entire performance, speaking in Wiseau's unplaceable
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Happy Birthday, Connie Sawyer! Hollywood's Oldest Working Actress Turns 105

Happy Birthday, Connie Sawyer! Hollywood's Oldest Working Actress Turns 105
Connie Sawyer, Hollywood’s oldest working actress, just turned 105!

Known for her comedic roles in When Harry Met Sally, Dumb and Dumber, Pineapple Express and Archie Bunker’s Place, the character actress has been making audiences laugh since before the television was even invented.

“There aren’t that many people around who are 105,” Sawyer tells People with a laugh. “I always say you have to move, you have to get off the couch. I used to swim, play golf, tap dance, line dance — I was always moving and I was lucky.”

She also credits good genes inherited from her parents,
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USA Network Picks Up ‘American Rust’ Drama Series From ‘The Son’ Trio, Platform One Media & Michael De Luca

USA Network has given a straight-to-series order to drama American Rust, based on The Son author Philipp Meyer’s book of the same, from The Son co-creators Brian McGreevy and Lee Shipman, Universal Cable Productions, Platform One Media and producer Michael De Luca (The Social Network). Pineapple Express helmer David Gordon Green is attached to direct the initial episode and executive produce. Written by McGreevy, Shipman and Meyer, who also teamed to develop together the…
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