Reid Scott and Christina Scherer have joined the cast of The Intern for writer-director Nancy Meyers. The Warner Bros comedy revolves around a seventysomething widower (Robert De Niro) who enters an internship program and is assigned to the founder of a successful fashion website (Anne Hathaway). Scott will play Eric Sheekey, a fast-talking, overly confident businessman Hathaway sees as a possible CEO of her booming company. Scherer will play Hathaway’s assistant Becky. Scott, who plays Dan Egan on HBO’s Veep, next appears in the features Bad Boys Crazy Girls and I’ll See You In My Dreams. He is repped by Gersh, Impression Entertainment and attorney Richard Genow. Scherer, whose credits include The Young And The Restless, True Blood, Two And A Half Men and CSY: NY, is repped by Coast to Coast Talent and Sweeney Entertainment.
Madison Davenport has landed a role in The Nest for director Jason Moore. Universal’s film follows grown sisters Kate (Tina Fey) and Maura (Amy Poehler) who decide to throw one last party in their parents’ soon-to-be-sold house. Davenport will play Kate’s daughter Haley, a grounded and talented artist who is tired of her mom’s haphazard lifestyle and has been staying with a friend for months. Davenport is a regular on the El Rey Network’s From Dusk Till Dawn and appeared … Read More »
EXCLUSIVE: Pitch Perfect‘s Adam DeVine is suiting up for Nancy Meyers‘ The Intern opposite Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro. He’ll play the head of the interns in Warner Bros’ comedy about a seventysomething widower (De Niro) who enters an intern program and is assigned to the founder of a successful fashion website (Hathaway). Reese Witherspoon was initially set for the web maven role before Hathaway stepped into the lead in February. It’s the latest studio gig to line up for DeVine, who recently reprised his Pitch Perfect role as an a cappella singing competitor in Universal’s Elizabeth Banks-helmed sequel and stars in Sony’s horror flick Final Girls opposite Thomas Middleditch, Nina Dobrev, and Alexander Ludwig. Later this month he begins filming the second season of his Comedy Central show Adam DeVine’s House Party before returning for the fifth season of Workaholics next year. He’s repped by WME, Avalon Management Group and Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner & Gellman.
Paul Thomas Anderson‘s next film Inherent Vice has been given a plum awards-season release date. Warner Bros said today that the pic starring Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Josh Brolin, Katherine Waterston and Jena Malone will come out December 12, 2014. The adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s 2009 detective novel will be Anderson’s first film since 2012′s The Master, which was nominated for three Oscars. The studio has spent the past week setting its release slate, especially for early 2015, finding spots for Man From U.N.C.L.E (January 16), Run All Night (February 6), Focus (February 27) and Get Hard (March 27).
Warner Bros Sets 2015 Release Dates For ‘Run All Night’, ‘Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ And ‘Focus’
As usual it will be a packed Oscar-bait weekend on December 12. That’s when Fox releases its Ridley Scott biblical epic Exodus, starring Christian Bale as Moses and Joel Edgerton as Egyptian pharaoh Ramses II. It’s also the date for Paddington, the live-action adaptation of the classic cartoon character from TWC-Dimension. Colin Firth voices the bear, and Nicole Kidman is an evil taxidermist out for revenge.
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EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros has acquired worldwide distribution rights on The Intern, the north of $35 million budget comedy that Nancy Meyers wrote and will direct as her next film. This is the one that got shopped at last week’s AFM by Lotus. In this configuration, Worldview was out when the Warner Bros deal got done. Meyers will produce with Scott Rudin. In the film, Witherspoon will play the founder of a highly successful fashion website who is prompted to take part in her company’s Senior Intern Program. She is assigned a 70ish widower who shows up with a suit and a briefcase. Turns out he ran his own successful business before retiring. What starts initially as a clash between old-world and new-world business values grows into something more as the intern becomes a mentor to the young entrepreneur.
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The prospect of Meyers making this movie at that budget level generated excitement among distributors, and The Weinstein Company and Universal also gave chase. Read More »