HBO Adapting Indie Feature ‘A Teacher’ As Drama Series

By | Monday February 10, 2014 @ 2:35pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

teacherEXCLUSIVE: Hannah Fidell’s feature A Teacher, one of the buzzed about titles at last year’s Sundance Film Festival, is getting a series adaptation as a drama at HBO executive produced by Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass and Michael … Read More »

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Couples Comedy From Mark and Jay Duplass Gets Pilot Order At HBO

By | Thursday January 24, 2013 @ 2:29pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

HBO has given the green light to Togetherness, a single-camera comedy pilot written, directed and executive produced by brothers Mark and Jay Duplass. It follows two couples living under the same roof who struggle to keep their relationships alive while pursuing their individual dreams. I hear filming is eyed to begin in April, with no plans for Mark, who is also an actor, to star. Duplass Brothers Prods’ Stephanie Langhoff co-executive produces the project, which indie filmmakers the Duplass brothers wrote on spec. Read More »

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Sundance: Blumhouse Acquires Duplass Bros’ Found-Footage Horror Pic ‘Peachfuzz’

Found-footage horror specialist Blumhouse has acquired Peachfuzz from producers Mark and Jay Duplass and directed by first-timer Patrick Brice. The plot is mostly under wraps but follows a man who answers a Craigslist ad with unexpected results; Mark Duplass co-wrote the script and also stars. The deal closed yesterday at Sundance ahead of the film festival that starts today. The pic was not ready in time for the fest lineup, so the filmmakers offered up a poster and some scenes for buyers. Blumhouse jumped on it, and now it can be finished, with the Universal-based production company set to partner and collaborate with the brothers on the film and its distribution and marketing. The deal was negotiated by Submarine’s Josh Braun, who will serve as an executive producer. Read More »

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Universal Negotiating With Duplass Duo For ‘Same Time, Next Year’ Remake

By | Tuesday June 12, 2012 @ 9:52am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Universal Pictures and producers Walter Mirisch and Scott Rudin are planning a remake of the 1978 romantic comedy Same Time, Next Year. They are negotiating with Mark and Jay Duplass to write the script, with an eye toward directing … Read More »

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Stephanie Langhoff To Spearhead Duplass Brothers Productions

By | Tuesday February 7, 2012 @ 11:31am PST

EXCLUSIVE: Stephanie Langhoff has been tapped to run Duplass Brothers Productions, the shingle founded by filmmaking pair Jay and Mark Duplass. The three plan to produce films ranging from microbudget indies to studio features that the brothers and other … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Jeff, Who Lives At Home’

By | Saturday January 21, 2012 @ 7:09am PST

Jason Segel, Ed Helms and Susan Sarandon star in Jeff, Who Lives At Home. In the basement. Then his mother sends him on a simple errand that might end up changing his life along the way. From Jay and Mark Duplass, who gave us another memorable character, Cyrus. From Paramount … Read More »

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Hamptons Fest Sets ‘The Artist’ As Closing-Night Film, ‘Like Crazy’ As Centerpiece

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: The 19th annual Hamptons International Film Festival has set the silent film sensation The Artist to be the closing-night film premiere on Oct. 16 and the Drake Doremus-directed drama Like Crazy to be the Centerpiece Film screening Oct. 15. That film won the Grand Jury Prize at 2011 Sundance, where it was acquired by Paramount and Indian Paintbrush.

The festival will honor its star, Anton Yelchin, as one of this year’s Breakthrough Performers. Other emerging stars will be added as the festival gets closer. HIFF already announced that its opening film will be the Jay and Mark Duplass-directed Jeff Who Lives at Home. The Michel Hazanavicius-directed The Artist, acquired by The Weinstein Company on the eve of Cannes, won Best Actor honors at the festival for Jean Dujardin, who plays a silent-movie superstar at the advent of talking pictures, a development that will ruin his career. Read More »

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Par Vantage Slots ‘Jeff Who Lives At Home’

By | Wednesday July 27, 2011 @ 12:19pm PDT

Paramount Vantage will give a platform release to Jay and Mark Duplass’ Jeff Who Lives at Home on March 2, 2012, the studio said today. The comedy stars Jason Segel, Ed Helms, Judy Greer and Susan Sarandon and just was slated for a Special Presentation slot at September’s Toronto Film Festival, … Read More »

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