T.I. Joins Will Ferrell Comedy ‘Get Hard’

By | Tuesday March 25, 2014 @ 12:06pm PDT

TIEXCLUSIVE: Rapper-actor Tip “T.I.” Harris has landed a role opposite Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart in Warner Bros’ Etan Cohen-directed comedy Get Hard. In the Gary Sanchez-produced pic, the self-professed King of the South will play Joaquin, … Read More »

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Leland Orser Returns For ‘Taken 3′; Dan Bakkedahl Joins ‘Get Hard’

By | Monday March 24, 2014 @ 6:26pm PDT

Leland OrserLeland Orser is set to reprise his role as Liam Neeson’s best friend Sam in Fox’s Taken 3. The film begins production at the end of March, with Taken and Taken 2 cast members Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen … Read More »

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Edwina Findley Cast In ‘Get Hard’; Olivia Luccardi Joins Untitled Gerardo Naranjo Pic

By | Friday March 21, 2014 @ 4:59pm PDT

Edwina FinleyEdwina Findley (Treme) has landed a role in director Etan Cohen’s Get Hard for Warner Bros. When millionaire hedge fund manager James King (Will Ferrell) is nailed for fraud and bound for a stretch in San Quentin, the judge … Read More »

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‘Community’s Alison Brie Joins Will Ferrell-Kevin Hart Comedy ‘Get Hard’

By | Monday March 17, 2014 @ 2:42pm PDT
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EXCLUSIVE: Alison Brie, who stars in NBC’s Community Alison Brie Get Hard Will Ferrell Kevin Hartand recurs on Mad Men, is set to join Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart in Get Hard, the Etan Cohen-directed comedy. In the … Read More »

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Warner Bros Sets March 2015 Release Date For ‘Get Hard’

By | Monday February 24, 2014 @ 3:56pm PST

warnerbrosWarner Bros has slotted the Etan Cohen-directed comedy Get Hard for March 27, 2015. Will Ferrell stars as a rich, soft-handed investment bank manager who is sentenced to a maximum security prison for a crime he didn’t commit. He … Read More »

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‘Ride Along 2′ Gets Rolling: Tim Story To Direct, Will Packer To Produce With Deals Closing For Kevin Hart and Ice Cube

Ride Along CrewEXCLUSIVE: It was inevitable after the huge success of Ride Along that Universal Pictures executives would be salivating to get the sequel together. Tim Story will direct Ride Along 2 and Ice Cube and Kevin Hart are closing to reprise their roles as the quick-witted security guard (Hart) who has his eye on his partner’s (Cube’s) sister. The film debuted five weeks ago on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend to bring in a record opening of $41.5M. It has since grossed more than $120M worldwide as of this weekend. The three-day gross on Ride Along dropped only 9% even as they shed 283 screens with $3,460 per screen. Helluva hold.

Will Packer and Cube’s Cube Vision (Ice Cube and Matt Alvarez) are coming back to produce from a script by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi. Hey, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right? A late June/early July start is planned and all are hard at work finalizing the script which is expected to have more action and am hearing that it will be more multi-cultural to expand the demos. Smart move, all, if you want to expand into the lucrative Latin American and European markets. Yes, it’s comedy but it’s also business. Ride Along is in six territories currently with expansions into other markets yet to come, but it is getting 97% of its total box office ($121.2M) from domestic. Likewise, the bankable Think Like a Man also had 95% of its box office coming from the U.S. Universal EVP Production Scott Bernstein will oversee the project for the studio. Larry Brezner is also producing and BenderSpink, executive producing. Read More »

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