‘Saturday Night Live’ On Par With Anna Kendrick As Host

By | Sunday April 6, 2014 @ 9:33am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

snl_kendrick_littlemermaidBoth Anna Kendrick and last week’s Louis C.K. have received solid marks for their hosting, but Saturday Night Live‘s streak of suppressed ratings, which started with the Lena Dunham episode, continues. Last night’s … Read More »

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‘SNL’: ‘Fox And Friends’, ‘Les Jeunes de Paris’, And George R.R. Martin (Video)

By | Sunday April 6, 2014 @ 4:21am PDT

Anna Kendrick was last night’s guest host in an episode that, per usual, was largely devoted to mocking pop culture. Here are the latest of SNL‘s recurring send ups of Fox And Friends — this time discussing climate change with Cosmos host Neil DeGrasse Tyson (Keenan Thompson) and Obamacare — its Les Jeunes de Paris fantasy dance, and a Weekend Update interview with Bobby Moynihan as Game Of Thrones author George R.R. Martin discussing the new season of Game of Thrones. (Two of Kendrick’s most memorable skits, the opening and Little Mermaid, are not available due to music rights.)
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Anna Kendrick To Make ‘SNL’ Hosting Debut, Seth Rogen Tapped For Third Time

By | Wednesday March 19, 2014 @ 12:52pm PDT

Anna Kendrick will makeannakendrick her first appearance as host of Saturday Night Live on April 5 and Seth Rogen will return for his third stint on April 12, NBC announced today. They will follow Louis C.K., who Read More »

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Universal Signs Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson For ‘Pitch Perfect 2′

Mike Fleming

pitchpUniversal Pictures and Gold Circle, which just set Elizabeth Banks to helm Pitch Perfect 2, has signed the two core performers in the original sleeper, making deals with Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson to reprise.  … Read More »

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Ashley Greene In For Anna Kendrick On Zach Braff’s Kickstarter Pic ‘Wish I Was Here’

By | Wednesday July 17, 2013 @ 3:35am PDT
Mike Fleming

Ashley Greene has replaced her former Twilight Saga cohort Anna Kendrick in Wish I Was Here, the film Zach Braff is making with a little help from a Kickstarter funding campaign. She joins … Read More »

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Zombie Comedy ‘Life After Beth’ Adds Cast As Production Begins

By | Tuesday July 16, 2013 @ 12:50pm PDT

As flicks about the undead continue to disinter, Anna Kendrick, Molly Shannon and Cheryl Hines … Read More »

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‘The Last 5 Years’ Underway In NY

By | Wednesday June 19, 2013 @ 9:38am PDT

Behind The Candelabra scribe Richard LaGravenese is writing and directing The Last 5 Years, the film adaptation of Jason Robert Brown’s musical. The pic … Read More »

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Tony Awards Add Jake Gyllenhaal, Anna Kendrick, Sigourney Weaver & More

By | Wednesday June 5, 2013 @ 9:20am PDT

The 67th Tony Awards have added more talent to their June 9 telecast. Laura Benanti, Alan Cumming, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Sally Field, Barrett Foa, Jake Gyllenhaal, Megan Hilty, Anna Kendrick, Jane Krakowski, Cyndi Lauper, Audra McDonald, Matthew … Read More »

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Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick Join ‘Voices’ Chorus

By | Monday April 22, 2013 @ 8:27am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Gemma Arterton and Anna Kendrick have been set to star alongside Ryan Reynolds in The Voices, the Marjane Satrapi-directed psychological thriller that is being co-produced by 1984 Private Defense Contractors and Mandalay Vision. Filming is about to start in Berlin, with script by Paranormal Activity‘s Michael R. Perry. Reynolds plays a lovable but strange bathtub factory worker who yearns for the attention of a woman in accounting. When their relationship takes a sudden murderous turn, Jerry’s evil “talking” cat and benevolent “talking” dog lead him down a fantastical path that ultimately brings him to salvation. Read More »

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Anna Kendrick, Zoe Saldana & Common To Unveil Spirit Award Nominees Nov. 27

By | Friday November 16, 2012 @ 10:41am PST

LOS ANGELES (November 16, 2012) – Film Independent Co-Presidents Sean Mc Manus and Josh Welsh jointly announced today this year’s 2013 Spirit Award nominees will be presented by actors Anna Kendrick (End Of Watch, Up In The Air),

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AFM: Anna Kendrick To Star In Musical Film ‘The Last 5 Years’, With Richard LaGravenese Directing

By | Monday October 22, 2012 @ 5:38pm PDT

Anna Kendrick has added another music-heavy film to her to-do list, signing on to star in The Last 5 Years, an adaptation of the off-Broadway play. Richard LaGravenese adapted the film from Tony-winning composer-lyricist Jason Robert Brown’s … Read More »

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Universal Platforms Crowd-Pleaser ‘Pitch Perfect’ September 28

By | Friday September 7, 2012 @ 6:02am PDT
Mike Fleming

BREAKING: Universal Pictures will move up from an October 5 release date on Pitch Perfect and try to build word of mouth by platforming the picture in select theaters across North America on Friday, September 28. Studio and Gold Circle Films did this after strong feedback from early screenings that have already been held and which elicited high amounts of social media traffic — 90% of it positive according to monitoring company Fizziology. While major studios usually move like battleships (no pun intended) and don’t veer from wide-release plans, the feeling was that there was buzz to be built here. Read More »

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Anna Kendrick Joins ‘Drinking Buddies’

By | Tuesday July 10, 2012 @ 6:20pm PDT

EXCLUSIVE: The actress has signed up for a lead role in the indie comedy. Anna Kendrick will start shooting Drinking Buddies in Chicago later this month. Joe Swanberg is directing. Andrea Roa, Anish Savajani and Alica … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Pitch Perfect’

By | Thursday June 14, 2012 @ 6:45pm PDT

Pitch Perfect explores the world of competitive college a cappella singing. It marks the feature directing debut of Jason Moore, who directed Broadway’s Avenue Q. He also directed episodes of Dawson’s Creek, One Tree Hill, Brothers & Sisters and Everwood. Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Adam Devine, Skylar … Read More »

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Bryan Cranston, Anna Kendrick, Miles Teller Topline CBS Films Laffer ‘Get A Job’

By | Wednesday March 7, 2012 @ 3:32pm PST
Mike Fleming

CBS Films Get A JobLOS ANGELES – March 7, 2012 – CBS Films announced today that Bryan Cranston (Drive, TV’s Breaking Bad), Anna Kendrick (50/50, Up In The Air) and Miles Teller (Footloose, Project X) will star in the comedy tentatively titled Get A Job. Nick Braun (Prom, TV’s Poor Paul), Alison Brie (Scream 4, TV’s Community), Brandon T. Jackson (Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son, Tropic Thunder), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Fright Night, Superbad) and Jay Pharoah (TV’s Saturday Night Live, Lola Versus) are set to co-star in the film. Dylan Kidd (Roger Dodger, TV’s Children’s Hospital) is attached to direct the film from a screenplay by Kyle Pennekamp and Scott Turpel. Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher (Django Unchained, Contagion) of Double Feature Films are attached to produce.

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Spirit Awards: Colin Farrell, Willem Dafoe, John Waters To Present

By | Tuesday February 21, 2012 @ 4:30pm PST

EXCLUSIVE: Colin Farrell, Willem Dafoe, John Waters, Anna Kendrick and Olivia Wilde are on tap as presenters at this weekend’s Film Independent Spirit Awards. Anthony Mackie and Kate Beckinsale unveiled the nominees for this year’s awards in … Read More »

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Brendan Gleeson In Robert Redford’s ‘The Company You Keep’

Mike Fleming

The Guard star Brendan Gleeson has joined Robert Redford, Shia LaBeouf, Nick Nolte, Chris Cooper, Susan Sarandon, Julie Christie, Brit Marling and Anna Kendrick in the Redford-directed The Company You Keep. Gleeson will next be seen opposite Glenn Close in … Read More »

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Toronto: Emmett-Furla And Envision Set $250 Million Film Fund

Mike Fleming

Emmett/Furla Films, a company that has been growing more ambitious in the film financing and production arena, has teamed with Stepan Martirosyan and Remington Chase’s Envision Entertainment to establish a new $250 million revolving equity and debt fund to finance a new slate of star-driven commercial films. The fund was announced as EFF principal Randall Emmett comes to Toronto to make deals on films that include the Allen Hughes-directed political corruption drama Broken City, which stars Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe, and Frozen Ground, the fact-based thriller about a serial killer in Alaska that will star Nicolas Cage and John Cusack. Martirosyan and Chase are executive producers on the latter.

The fund carries no set restrictions on how and where capital is allocated, but it will continue EFF’s momentum. The company recently financed the Stephen Frears-directed Lay The Favorite — with a cast that includes Bruce Willis, Rebecca Hall, Vince Vaughn and Catherine Zeta-Jones — with films in the works that include the David Ayer-directed crime drama End of Watch with Jake Gyllenhaal and Anna Kendrick; Fire with Josh Duhamel, Willis and Rosario Dawson; and Freelancers, a drama that stars Robert De Niro, Forest Whitaker and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. EFF’s Emmett continues to be Jackson’s partner in Cheetah Vision Films, which has a deal at Lionsgate. EFF will make nine films this year. Read More »

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Chris Rock Provides The 411 For Guys In ‘What To Expect When You Are Expecting’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Here’s the part of the Lionsgate movie What To Expect When You’re Expecting that I’ll look forward to. Chris Rock is signing on to play a guy named Vic, who is the head of a group of expectant fathers … Read More »

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