BREAKING…Jason Sudeikis is in talks to join Zach Galafianakis, Owen Wilson and Kristen Wiig in the Jared Hess-directed heist drama formerly known as Loomis Fargo, which is set up at Relativity Media. Sudeikis will play a hit man in the pic, which is based on an original screenplay by Emily Spivey and is getting a new title. The script is by Chris Bowman (The Wrong Brother) and Hubbel Palmer (Humble Pie). Relativity has worldwide rights to finance, produce and distribute, and the film will be produced by Lorne Michaels and John Goldwyn through their Michaels-Goldwyn banner. Danny McBride, Jody Hill, Michael Aguilar and Kevin Messick will be exec producers alongside Relativity CEO Ryan Kavanaugh and president Tucker Tooley.
Loomis Fargo tells the fact-based story of a disgruntled armored car driver who is persuaded to risk it all for love, money, and extravagance. He and his cohorts liberate $20 million from a bank vault. They promptly double-cross him, and the driver’s left alone on the run in Mexico while they live the high life. He becomes obsessed with getting even. Read More »
New Line has slated Horrible Bosses 2for a November 26, 2014 release. It will go up against Fox’s animated pic Home that same day. The big competition that Thanksgiving weekend will be The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 which opens on November 21. Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day are set to return for the Horrible Bosses sequel with Sean Anders directing. Anders stepped in after Seth Gordon exited over the summer. The first Horrible Bosses brought in more than $200 million worldwide.
BREAKING: Bachelorette writer-director Leslye Headland is re-teaming with Kirsten Dunst and Gary Sanchez Productions on Sleeping With Other People, a co-production between Gary Sanchez and IM Global. Jason Sudeikis, who left Saturday Night Live and starred in the summer hit We’re The Millers, will play the male lead. He’s separately set to reprise in Horrible Bosses 2.
Sudeikis plays a good-natured womanizer who befriends a remorseful serial cheater (Dunst). Their platonic relationship reforms their chronic infidelity but sparks an inconvenient romantic attraction to each other. Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, and Jessica Elbaum are producing. CAA packaged the film and will rep U.S. rights, while IM Global is handling international rights. Bachelorette, an edgy comedy that premiered at Sundance, became a multi-platform success through Radius.
Rumors of Jason Sudeikis‘ departure have been bandied about since the end of Saturday Night Live‘s last season. He made it official in his interview on Late Show With David Letterman that airs tonight. He joins fellow longtime castmembers Fred Armisen and Bill Hader on the off-into-the-sunset list. An eight-year on-air veteran of the NBC skit show, Sudeikis was on Letterman promoting his upcoming film We’re The Millers. Here’s the clip:
Jennifer Aniston as a stripper. Ed Helms as a drug lord and Jason Sudeikis as a small-time dealer and his reluctant mule. Nick Offerman as a swingin’ camper. Emma Roberts as a gutter punk. Warner Bros just released the first trailer — a red band — for New Line’s summer comedy We’re The Millers, and there’s plenty going on in it. Not the least of which is a lingerie-clad, platinum-wigged, lap-dancin’ Aniston. She, Sudeikis, Roberts and Will Poulter pose as a family on a cross-country road trip as they venture south of the border to pick up a “smidge of pot” for Helms — smidge being a relative term. The flick opens wide August 9. Check out the trailer:
The romantic comedy stars Jason Sudeikis and Rose Byrne is set to begin production in October in Vancouver. Sean Mewshaw is directing Desi Van Til’s original screenplay and Olivia Munn, Joe Manganiello, Blythe Danner, Michael McKean and Beau Bridges co-star. Kristin Hahn of Indigo Films and Aaron L. Gilbert and Margot Hand of Bron Studios are producing Tumbledown, which follows a young widow (Byrne) who falls for a brash New York writer (Sudeikis) who barrels into her rural Maine town to investigate the death of her husband, a folk-music hero. CAA packaged the project on Tumbledown and will rep North American rights. Read More »
BREAKING: Universal Pictures has set Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis to star in One Night On The Hudson, a TJ Fixman-scripted comedy that will be directed by Seth Gordon. Mary Parent and Cale Boyter are producing at Disruption. This shapes up as a re-team between Day, Sudeikis and Gordon from Horrible Bosses, the New Line comedy that is in the process of being sequelized. The logline: rookie cop and the criminal he caught go on the lam from crooked cops.
Sudeikis continues as a castmember on Saturday Night Live and next stars in New Line’s We’re The Millers, while Day continues to star in It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia. He also is part of the ensemble of Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim, which Parent produced for Legendary Pictures. Gordon just directed the hit comedy Identity Thief for Universal. Gordon is producing as well. Fixman is repped by WME and Fourth Floor Productions’ Jeff Silver.
There had been speculation that Jason Sudeikis would depart the Saturday Night Live cast following in the footsteps of Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg and Abby Elliott, all of whom left after last season. NBC confirmed today however that Sudeikis is staying put at least until January meaning he will be around to reprise his roles as GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and Vice President Joe Biden during the election season — and for those two primetime political specialsSNL has set for later this month.
EXCLUSIVE: Olivia Wilde, Jason Sudeikis, Brie Larson and Fred Armisen will star in Relanxious, a relationship comedy that marks the directorial debut of writer Christopher Storer. The film will be produced by Daniel Dubiecki, who recently launched The Allegiance Theater; and Lorene Scafaria, writer/director of the upcomingSeeking a Friend for the End of the World. Relanxious will shoot this summer in Chicago.
Wilde plays Barrett, an anxiety-ridden woman who meets and is smitten with George. Played by Sudeikis, George is agoraphobic and so their courtship is limited to phone conversations in which they discuss the dates they would go on if their phobias didn’t stand in the way. As the fantasies develop, the two must decide if they can put aside their fears in order to find real-life romance. Larsen plays Barrett’s sister, and Armisen plays George’s friend and only contact with the outside world. Wilde recently wrapped the Steve Carell-Jim Carrey comedy Burt Wonderstone, while Saturday Night Live castmember Sudeikis starred in Horrible Bosses. Larsen is in 21 Jump Street and Sudeikis’ fellow SNL castmember Armisen is moonlighting on the IFC series Portlandia. WME packaged the film.
EXCLUSIVE: Dylan McDermott has carved out time from his starring role in the FX hit series American Horror Story to join the cast of Dog Fight, the Warner Bros comedy that Jay Roach will direct this fall. McDermott will play Tim Wattley, a political consultant who runs the campaign of a candidate from South Carolina. Zach Galifianakis plays the candidate, and Will Ferrell and Jason Sudeikis reportedly will also star. Chris Henchy wrote the script. The film starts in November, but they’ve worked it out so McDermott can begin filming in early December. McDermott, who’s repped by CAA and The Schiff Co., most recently wrapped The Perks of Being A Wallflower and Nobody Walks.
EXCLUSIVE: MGM will reboot the 1983 thriller War Games, and the studio has set Seth Gordon to develop the film to direct. Gordon, who made his breakthrough with the gaming documentary The King of Kong, most recently directed the New Line comedy Horrible Bosses, with Colin Farrell, Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Jamie Foxx. The reconstituted MGM has been going to town with remakes — landing Jose Padilha to direct Robocop and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa to script Carrie – but the John Badham-directed War Games is one that seems particularly reboot-able.
The original starred Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy as computer prodigies who finds a back door into a military computer program. They think they are playing games with the computer only to find they could trigger WWIII if the computer launches nuclear missiles at the Russians. In terms of computer games, kids were playing Pong back then; the level of sophistication with vidgames and the Internet in the digital age opens a wealth of possibilities, and Gordon will be given a wide berth to create a new take on the tale. The deal also reunites him with MGM toppers Roger Birnbaum, Gary Barber and Jon Glickman, who were at Spyglass when Gordon directed Four Christmases there. Gordon’s repped by WME and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.
Much like the Academy Awards, the MTV Movie Awards tonight opened with a montage featuring host Jason Sudeikis weaved into scenes from recent Oscar contenders The Social Network, Black Swan and 127 Hours. The skit’s main story was a spoof of blockbuster comedy Hangover starring Sudeikis, Twilight star Taylor Lautner, Eva Mendes, Chelsea Handler and Hangover co-star Justin Bartha. The comparisons to the Oscars ended right there, as the MTV Movie Awards stuck to their usual raunchy, expletive-laden tone and their lineup of categories like Best Scared-As-S**t Performance, which, like almost every other one, was won by the latest Twilight movie. Here is the Hangover-inspired intro:
UPDATE: Relativity Media has announced a four year foreign output deal with Tripictures. Tripictures will oversee the distribution of Relativity-produced features in Spain. This includes films Relativity is actively developing, producing, financing and distributing.
EARLIER: The Berlin press releases are flying today for films being sold at the market. Summit Entertainment, Lakeshore Entertainment Group and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment announced that Amanda Seyfried will star in Gone, a thriller to be directed by Heitor Dhalia from a script by Allison Burnett. Lakeshore and Sierra/Affinity are selling at the European Film Market…Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions and Samuel Goldwyn Films are partnering on U.S. distribution rights for A Good Old Fashioned Orgy, which will be directed by Pete Huyck and Alex Gregory from their script. Jason Sudeikis, Tyler Labine, Leslie Bibb, Will Forte and Lucy Punch head the cast. Essential Entertainment is selling international sales at Berlin.
New Line has released a trailer for Hall Pass, the comedy by Peter and Bobby Farrelly about two guys (Owen Wilson and Saturday Night Live‘s Jason Sudeikis) who are granted a short reprieve from monogamy by their wives. The film opens February 25 and what the trailer doesn’t show is the fact that while the boys are trying to take advantage of their freedom, so are their wives.
Now here is perfect casting. Kevin Spacey has joined the roster of Horrible Bosses, the Seth Gordon-directed New Line comedy that stars Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Foxx, Colin Farrell, Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis. Donald Sutherland has also joined the cast–playing a nice boss. Brett Ratner and Jay Stern produced the film.
Of course Spacey’s playing one of the title characters. (For my money, Spacey played the most horrible boss I’ve ever seen onscreen in 1994′s Swimming with Sharks.) Filming on Horrible Bosses begins in July. CAA and Joanne Horowitz made Spacey’s deal. Spacey, who most recently completed the George Hickenlooper-directed Casino Jack, is now shooting the JC Chandor-directed indie Margin Call about eight high finance-types in the first 24 hours of the financial crisis of 2008. Spacey’s been working more lately, but he still is Artistic Director of London’s Old Vic Theatre.