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Ken Marino, ‘SNL’s Kate McKinnon, More Join Jared Hess Heist Comedy

By | Monday June 30, 2014 @ 4:39pm PDT

Ken Marino, ‘SNL’s Kate McKinnon, More Join Jared Hess Heist ComedyEXCLUSIVE: Relativity has filled out the cast of the untitled heist comedy formerly known as Loomis Fargo, from Napoleon Dynamite helmer Jared Hess. Zach Galifianakis stars as David, a simple armored car guard who takes the fall for a $20 million heist. He goes on the lam from the authorities while tracking double-crossers Steve (Owen Wilson) and Kelly (Kristen Wiig) and the gang of criminals who betrayed him as they blow the loot on ridiculous luxuries.

Ken Marino, who stars in NBC’s upcoming fall sitcom Marry Me, has been cast as Doug Jeffcoat, the rich and uptight neighbor who doesn’t like Steve and his friends degrading the wealthy neighborhood they’ve moved into. Saturday Night Live standout Kate McKinnon is set to play Galifianakis’ ball-busting fiancé. She’s joined by SNL writer Leslie Jones, who will play the detective on the thieves’ trail. The pic’s SNL roots are strong with Lorne Michaels producing; Read More »

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Eliza Coupe, Demetri Martin, Kyle Bornheimer, Mary Elizabeth Ellis Join Indie Comedy ‘The Last Time You Had Fun’

By | Thursday September 5, 2013 @ 12:38pm PDT

EXCLUSIVE: A Quiet Little Marriage director Mo Perkins is rounding up familiar and new faces for her next indie comedy. Her Marriage star/collaborator Mary Elizabeth Ellis (It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia) has joined Eliza Coupe (Happy Endings), Demetri Martin (In A World…), and Kyle Bornheimer (Bachelorette) in The Last Time You Had Fun, about two men and two women who meet in a bar and decide to leave their spouses, exes, and responsibilities behind for a night on the town in a stretch limo. Charlyne Yi, Jimmi Simpson, and Todd Berger also star. Script is by Hal Haberman (Special). Drea Clark, who collaborated with Perkins on ITVS project Futurestates and is a former executive director of the Slamdance Film Festival, is producing the pic. Filming is underway in LA.

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Michael Rapaport & Mary Elizabeth Ellis Exit New CBS Series ‘The Millers’

By | Wednesday May 15, 2013 @ 7:52am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Two roles on CBS‘ new comedy series The Millers will be recast. I’ve learned that Michael Rapaport and Mary Elizabeth Ellis are leaving Greg Garcia’s multi-camera show starring Will Arnett as Nathan Miller, a recently divorced local roving news reporter looking forward to living the singles’ life until his parents’ marital problems unexpectedly derail his plans. After Nathan finally breaks the news of his divorce to his parents, Carol (Margo Martindale) and Tom (Beau Bridges), his father is inspired to follow suit and stuns the family when he leaves his wife of 43 years. Carol moves in with Will, while Tom moves in with Will’s sister Debbie and her husband — roles that were played in the James Burrows-directed pilot by Ellis and Rapaport and will now be recast. CBS TV Studios is producing. Interestingly, all recastings on new shows so far this year have been on comedy series, including NBC‘s The Family Guide (Parker Posey) and Sean Saves The World (Lindsay Sloane), and Fox’s Surviving Jack (Alex Kapp Horner).

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Mary Elizabeth Ellis To Star In CBS’ Greg Garcia Pilot, ‘Camp’ & ‘Rage’ Add To Casts

By | Wednesday February 27, 2013 @ 1:30pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Mary Elizabeth Ellis (It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia) is set to star opposite Will Arnett in CBS‘ untitled Greg Garcia multi-camera comedy pilot. The project, written and executive produced by Garcia, centers on Jack (Arnett), a recently divorced guy whose life gets more complicated when his parents have marital problems of their own. Their mother (Margo Martindale) moves in with Will, while their father moves in with Will’s sister Debbie (Ellis) and her husband. Perfect Couples alumna Ellis, repped by Evolution and CAA, recurred on New Girl. Read More »

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