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‘This Is Where I Leave You’ Adds ‘Parenthood’s Dax Shepard

By | Tuesday May 14, 2013 @ 10:32am PDT

EXCLUSIVE: Shawn Levy’s ensemble comedy This Is Where I Leave You, about a dysfunctional family gathered at the funeral of its patriarch, has added Dax Shepard to the mix. He’ll play a popular Howard Stern-like radio shock jock opposite Tina Fey, Jason Bateman, Jane Fonda, Timothy Olyphant, Ben Schwartz, Corey Stoll, Rose Byrne, Kathryn Hahn, and Adam Driver. Filming is underway in NYC on the novel adaptation, which is scripted by author Jonathan Tropper from his 2009 book. Shepard recently joined the cast of The Judge with Robert Downey Jr and is a regular on NBC‘s Parenthood. He’s repped by CAA and Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler & Feldman.

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Dax Shepard Joins WB’s ‘The Judge’

By | Wednesday March 20, 2013 @ 2:44pm PDT

EXCLUSIVE: Robert Downey Jr. anchors Warner Bros.The Judge, the David Dobkin-directed project about a lawyer who returns home after his mother’s death only to learn that his estranged father, the town’s judge (Robert Duvall), is suspected of murder. Dax Shepard joins a cast that includes Vincent D’Onofrio and Vera Farmiga. The Team Downey and Big Kid Pictures film is written by Bill Dubuque, who was tapped to redraft Nick Schenk’s original script. Downey, Susan Downey, and Dobkin are producing. Shepard is a regular on NBC’s Parenthood and last year starred in, wrote, and co-directed the indie feature Hit And Run, released by Open Road. He is repped by CAA.

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Hot TV Spot: ‘Hit And Run’

By | Thursday August 2, 2012 @ 10:39pm PDT

Here’s a TV spot for Open Road FilmsHit And Run — directed by David Palmer and Dax Shepard who also scripted and stars as a former bank robber living under a new identity in a quiet town. But his girlfriend’s ex recognizes and rats him out to his former accomplices and all hell breaks loose. Cast of characters in the action-comedy include Kristen Bell, Bradley Cooper, Kristin Chenowith, Michael Rosenbaum and Tom Arnold. It opens August 22nd:

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Open Road Moves Up ‘Hit And Run’ Release

By | Monday July 30, 2012 @ 4:43pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Hit And Run Release DateOpen Road is moving its comedy Hit And Run from Friday, August 24 to Wednesday, August 22. The distributor made the move after testing the film and wanting to squeeze out more summer business. The film was directed by Dax Shepard and David Palmer and stars Shepard, Kristen Bell, Bradley Cooper, Tom Arnold and Kristin Chenoweth. Shepard plays a man who risks all to bust out of witness protection to transport his fiance to L.A. for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. He has Feds and gangsters on his tail. “We’ve been getting fantastic reactions at screenings around the country all summer, from Bonnaroo to Comic-Con,” said Open Road marketing president Jason Cassidy. “We’re confident that an extra two days in the marketplace will result in positive word of mouth and a nice boost for the Hit And Run opening.”

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Hot Trailer: ‘Hit And Run’

By | Wednesday May 16, 2012 @ 11:35am PDT

Parenthood‘s Dax Shepard wrote, co-directed (with David Palmer) and stars in Hit And Run, and the trailer for the action romantic comedy begins playing ahead of The Dictator this week. The movie, formerly titled Outrun, is about a nice guy (Shepard) with a questionable past who risks everything when he busts out of the witness protection program to deliver his fiancé (Shepard’s real-life wife-to-be Kristen Bell) to Los Angeles for her dream job. They are chased by feds and gangsters. Bradley Cooper, Tom Arnold and Kristin Chenoweth co-star. Open Road is releasing it August 24.

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Open Road Sets ‘Outrun’ For August 24, 2012 Release

By | Wednesday December 21, 2011 @ 12:11pm PST
Mike Fleming

Open Road Films will release the romantic action comedy Outrun on August 24, 2012 — starring, written and co-directed by comic talent Dax Shepard (NBC’s “Parenthood”) with an all-star ensemble cast featuring Kristen Bell, Bradley Cooper, Tom Arnold, Beau Bridges, Kristin Chenoweth, David Koechner, Michael Rosenbaum, Joy Bryant, and Ryan Hansen. David Palmer co-directed with Shepard. The announcement was made today by Tom Ortenberg, CEO of Open Road Films.

Outrun is the story of Charlie Bronson (Shepard), a former getaway driver who busts out of the Witness Protection Program to drive his girlfriend (Kristen Bell) to Los Angeles so she can land her dream job. Their road trip grows awkwardly complicated, when they are chased by the feds (led by Tom Arnold), and increasingly dangerous, when Charlie’s former gang of criminals (led by Bradley Cooper) enter the fray.

Outrun was produced by Andrew Panay with Nate Tuck, Kim Waltrip and Jim Casey.

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Open Road Acquires Ensemble Comedy ‘Outrun’

Mike Fleming

LOS ANGELES, CA, November 18, 2011 – Open Road Films has acquired all U.S. rights to the romantic action comedy Outrun — starring, written and co-directed by comic talent Dax Shepard (NBC’s “Parenthood”) with an all-star ensemble cast including Kristen Bell, Bradley Cooper, Tom Arnold, Beau Bridges, Kristin Chenoweth, David Koechner, Michael Rosenbaum, Joy Bryant, and Ryan Hansen. David Palmer co-directed with Shepard. The announcement was made today by Tom Ortenberg, CEO of Open Road Films.

Outrun is the story of Charlie Bronson (Shepard), a former getaway driver who busts out of the Witness Protection Program to drive his girlfriend (Kristen Bell) to Los Angeles so she can land her dream job. Their road trip grows awkwardly complicated, when they are chased by the feds (led by Tom Arnold), and increasingly dangerous, when Charlie’s former gang of criminals (led by Bradley Cooper) enter the fray.

Outrun was produced by Andrew Panay with Nate Tuck, Kim Waltrip and Jim Casey. Exclusive Media Group acquired the international rights.

“Dax Shepard is one of the most exciting comedic talents working today,” stated Ortenberg. “He has assembled a brilliantly talented cast in a wildly fun and funny movie. We are thrilled to be in business with him, as well as producer Andrew Panay, and look forward to bringing Outrun to audiences around the country.”

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AFM: Exclusive Media Group Backs Comedy ‘Outrun’ With Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell And Bradley Cooper

By | Friday October 28, 2011 @ 12:20pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Exclusive Media Group acquired offshore rights to Outrun, a romantic comedy written and co-directed by Dax Shepard. Shepard stars with Kristen Bell, Bradley Cooper and Tom Arnold. David Palmer directs with Shepard. Shepard plays an ex getaway driver who breaks the rules of Witness Protection to drive his girlfriend (Bell) to Los Angeles so she can land her dream job. Authorities and his former gang (led by Cooper) get wise and try to track him down. Andrew Panay is producing with Nate Tuck, Kim Waltrip and Jim Casey. Exclusive co-chairmen Nigel Sinclair and Guy East announced the project to sell during AFM. Exclusive Films International’s Alex Walton will handle sales for the film, which just wrapped. Exclusive most recently completed The Ides of March.

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Hot Trailer: ‘Brother’s Justice’

By | Tuesday October 26, 2010 @ 7:05am PDT
Mike Fleming

Dax Shepard has slipped Deadline a trailer for his directorial Brother’s Justice, which premiered at the Austin Film Festival a week ago and is currently being shopped for distribution. The premise: Shepard, a comedy star, wants to reinvent himself as an internationally renowned martial arts star, except that not only is he not internationally renowned, he doesn’t even have any formal martial arts training. Can’t put my finger on why, but this guy has always cracked me up in films like Mike Judge’s Idiocracy. Shepard co-directed Brother’s Justice with David Palmer. The inept martial artist formula launched Danny McBride in The Foot Fist Way, so maybe Dax is onto something.

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Hot Trailer: ‘The Freebie’

By | Friday August 27, 2010 @ 9:55am PDT
Mike Fleming

The Freebie, which premiered at Sundance, hits theaters September 17. The film stars Dax Shepard and Katie Aselton. She directed the film about a couple’s decision to have a one-night stand outside the marriage.

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