Ben Stiller Spoofs ‘The Bachelor’ For Yahoo

By | Monday June 4, 2012 @ 4:40pm PDT

Yahoo today launched a new online-only satirical series executive produced by Ben Stiller. Written by Erica Oyama, Burning Love is a spoof of that horrendous show The Bachelor and features a bunch of well-known actors like Kristen Bell, Ken Jeong, Malin Akerman, and Michael Ian Black as well as Stiller himself (briefly) … Read More »

Comments 25

‘Madagascar 3′ And A ‘Big Brother’ Movie Premiere In Cannes

Pete Hammond

On the third day of the Cannes Film Festival it was a day for familiar names taking the spotlight on the famed Palais steps. First up tonight was the return of DreamWorks Animation. One way or another DreamWorks Animation honcho … Read More »

Comments (1)

Fox’s Alien Comedy Retitled ‘The Watch’ After Florida Shooting

By | Friday May 4, 2012 @ 12:19pm PDT

Here’s 20th Century Fox‘s red-band trailer for the retitled alien invasion comedy The Watch. Fox abandoned its original marketing scheme for the formerly titled Neighborhood Watch to avoid any unintended association with the George Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin tragedy in Florida. The R-rated comedy concerns a group of suburban men who form … Read More »

Comments 31

Sean Penn In Talks To Join Ben Stiller’s ‘The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty’ Remake

Mike Fleming

Sean Penn Walter Mitty MovieEXCLUSIVE: Sean Penn is in negotiations to play a small but pivotal supporting role in 20th Century Fox’s remake of The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, the comedy that Ben Stiller is directing, with … Read More »

Comments (4)

OSCARS: Ben Stiller Tapped As Presenter

By | Thursday February 16, 2012 @ 10:04am PST

Oscars Presenters 2012Beverly Hills, CA – Ben Stiller will present at the 84th Academy Awards ceremony, telecast producers Brian Grazer and Don Mischer announced today. Stiller will be playing the title character in “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,”

Read More »

Comments (3)

Adam Scott Joins ‘The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty’

By | Monday February 13, 2012 @ 7:19am PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Adam Scott is in final negotiations to join Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Patton Oswalt and Shirley MacLaine in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, the Stiller-directed remake for Red Hour and 20th Century Fox. Between his work on the … Read More »

Comments (5)

Ben Stiller To Star, Direct And Produce HBO Comedy Pilot Produced By Scott Rudin; Alan Alda In Negotiations To Co-Star

By | Monday January 23, 2012 @ 5:30pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

HBO has assembled another star-studded team for its next pilot, comedy All Talk. Ben Stiller has signed on to star, direct and executive produce the project from acclaimed novelist Jonathan Safran Foer (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close). Emmy winner … Read More »

Comments (14)

Shirley MacLaine In Talks For Fox’s ‘Walter Mitty’

By | Friday January 13, 2012 @ 10:30am PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Shirley MacLaine is in negotiations to play the mother of Ben Stiller’s lead character in Fox’s The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty. Stiller also is directing the pic, on which he came aboard after sparking to a new script … Read More »

Comments (5)

Hot Teaser Trailer: ‘Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted’

By | Friday December 9, 2011 @ 3:29am PST

With the first two grossing more than $1.1 billion worldwide, it’s a cinch we were going to see more of these guys. This time they travel through Europe with a circus. Ben Stiller, David Schwimmer, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen and Cedric the Entertainer return, with Frances … Read More »

Comments (6)

Ben Stiller’s Red Hour Signs Deal With ABC Studios; Debbie Liebling To Run TV Unit

By | Friday November 11, 2011 @ 8:00am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Ben Stiller’s Red Hour Films is making a major move in television, signing an overall deal with ABC Studios and bringing in veteran film and TV executive Debbie Liebling to run the company’s TV division, Red Hour Television. Under the pact, which will run through May 31, 2013, with an option for another year, Red Hour TV will develop and produce comedy and drama projects for ABC Studios. At the studio, Red Hour joins such pods as Mark Gordon Prods, Shondaland and Brillstein Entertainment Partners. Stiller and Stuart Cornfeld’s Red Hour has ventured in TV before, co-producing several comedy pilots — including an untitled half-hour starring Stiller’s wife, actress Christine Taylor, at CBS; The Station at Fox; and, most recently, Justin Theroux’s Documental at HBO. But now the company is launching a dedicated TV division with Liebling at the helm. “Debbie is an incredibly talented executive,” said Stiller, who started in television as an actor on Saturday Night Live and The Ben Stiller Show. “I am hoping she helps us get a show on the air that is culturally relevant, groundbreaking, and doesn’t get canceled after 12 episodes. If she does that, I will consider the deal a major success.”

Liebling has experience in developing long-running series — she was Chief Development and Production Executive for Comedy Central for seven years, where she developed South Park. Other series she shepherded there include The Man Show, Win Ben Stein’s Money, Battlebots and Primetime Glick. Liebling most recently served as President of Production at Universal Pictures until May, when she exited as part of a department restructuring. At Universal, she oversaw the development and production of Bridesmaids, The Change-Up and Tower Heist, among others. She was previously President of Fox Atomic Pictures and spent five years as EVP Production for 20th Century Fox Films, where she was responsible for such films as Borat and the Stiller-starring Dodgeball, which he also produced. “I have known and worked with Ben over the years and always been in awe of his work ethic and standards and great taste,” Liebling said. Read More »

Comments (15)

Fox Acquires Helen Childress Spec ‘The Mountain’ For Ben Stiller To Direct

By | Thursday October 20, 2011 @ 6:20pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: 20th Century Fox has preemptively acquired The Mountain, a spec script by Helen Childress that Ben Stiller will develop to direct. Stiller and his Red Hour partner Stuart Cornfeld will produce. It’s a re-team for Stiller and Childress, who … Read More »

Comments (10)

Spoof: Clinton Foundation Celebrity Division

This Funny Or Die video from writer-director Josh Greenbaum explains why non-liberal America hates Hollywood. Featuring Matt Damon, Sean Penn, Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Jack Black, and Kevin Spacey. Wait for the scene with Bill:

Comments 37

Fox Buys ‘Rentaghost’ And Re-Teams Ben Stiller With ‘Night At The Museum’ Scribes Lennon And Garant

By | Wednesday October 12, 2011 @ 10:00am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: 20th Century Fox has acquired rights to the supernatural British comedy show Rentaghost, and has re-teamed Ben Stiller with his Night At The Museum writers Tom Lennon and Robert Ben Garant. The film will be produced by Gail Berman … Read More »

Comments (6)

Theater Owners Demand A Longer Wait For ‘Tower Heist’ Premium VOD Test

Comcast-Uni Testing ‘Tower Heist’ At $59.99
Cinemark Threatens Boycott Of ‘Tower Heist’ Over Early VOD Experiment

Theater owners seem resigned to the fact that Universal will run a premium video-on-demand test of its upcoming film Tower Heist – … Read More »

Comments 25

RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘SNL’ Takes Small Slide With Ben Stiller In Host Slot

By | Sunday October 9, 2011 @ 6:03pm PDT

Alec Baldwin and Melissa McCarthy rate slightly over Ben Stiller, at least as far as NBC’s Saturday Night Live is concerned. Despite special appearances by Hugh Jackman and Kenny G and a hosting stint from Stiller — … Read More »

Comments (15)

SNL: Ben Stiller Flacks Hank Williams Jr.

By | Saturday October 8, 2011 @ 11:20pm PDT

Comments 24

SNL: Ben Stiller Brings Back ‘Zoolander’

By | Saturday October 8, 2011 @ 11:18pm PDT

Comments (1)

Black List Scribes Make ‘Pregnancy Pact’ With New Line, Red Hour

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: New Line has acquired Pregnancy Pact, a comedy pitch that Sam Pitman and Adam Cole-Kelly will write for Red Hour Productions. The comedy follows three lifelong best friends who make an ill-conceived pact to get the women in their … Read More »

Comments (16)

Shawn Levy Eyeing Fox’s Frankenstein

Mike Fleming

As the 20th Century Fox 3D Fantastic Voyage continues to take forever to get underway (script is there, but it’s pricey and they’ve had trouble casting it), I’m hearing persuasively that director Shawn Levy will likely take another Fox film, … Read More »

Comments (12)
More Deadline | Hollywood »
« Previous Deadline | Hollywood