CAA Signs ‘Bad Santa’ Duo John Requa & Glenn Ficarra

By | Tuesday January 21, 2014 @ 9:00am PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: CAA has signed John Requa & Glenn Ficarra, reqthe emerging writer-director-producer team that just wrapped the Will Smith-Margot Robbie grifter tale Focus for Warner Bros. Requa & Ficarra produced that film through their Zaftig Films banner alongside … Read More »

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John Requa & Glenn Ficarra To Direct ABC’s Cullen Brothers Comedy Pilot

By | Tuesday February 5, 2013 @ 6:18pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: In their pilot directing debut, feature directors John Requa and Glenn Ficarra are set to helm and executive produce ABC’s Cullen brothers single-camera comedy pilot. Additionally, joining the cast of the multi-generational family comedy, which … Read More »

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Warner Bros Sets Mechanism Designed To Generate More Animated Films

By | Monday January 7, 2013 @ 12:47pm PST
Mike Fleming

In an effort to catch up with the animated films being generated at other studios, Warner Bros has formed what it calls a feature animation creative consortium. They’ve identified a core group of filmmakers to form a Justice … Read More »

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Ben Affleck In Talks To Star In Warner Bros Grifter Tale ‘Focus’

By | Tuesday October 9, 2012 @ 9:56am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: As Warner Bros prepares to open Ben Affleck’s Oscar-season entry Argo, the studio is in early talks with Affleck to star in Focus. Glenn Ficarra and John Requa wrote the script and will direct. Denise DiNovi is producing. All of this is subject to finding the right female lead, but it all sounds promising and Warner Bros is eager to move quickly and get this into production. Focus tells the story of a veteran con man who gets involved with a newcomer to the grifter business. They become  involved romantically but that becomes perilous in a business where they lie and cheat for a living. The complications of the encounter haunt them when they meet up again in the future. Read More »

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‘Crazy, Stupid, Love’ Team Reunite For ‘Focus’; Will Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone Join Them?

By | Friday April 20, 2012 @ 11:05am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Glenn Ficarra and John Requa have made a Warner Bros deal to direct their script Focus, which will be produced by Denise DiNovi. She was a producer on the last comedy they made for the studio, Crazy, Stupid, Love. … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘I Love You Phillip Morris’

By | Thursday October 21, 2010 @ 9:23am PDT
Mike Fleming

Here is a new redband trailer for I Love You Phillip Morris, the film that will be released December 3 by Roadside Attractions. The subversive comedy evident in Glenn Ficarra and John Requa’s comedy script Bad Santa were missing from earlier promotional materials on the film. They are evident in … Read More »

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Jim Carrey Film ‘I Love You Phillip Morris’ Finds Buyer And Gets December 3 Release

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Roadside Attractions and Liddell Entertainment have acquired U.S. and Canadian rights to I Love You Phillip Morris. Written and directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, the fact based film stars Jim Carrey as a married conman who falls … Read More »

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