Fox Orders Will Forte Comedy ‘Last Man On Earth’ To Series For Midseason 2015

By | Wednesday February 12, 2014 @ 12:31pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

willforteFox has ordered to series the single-camera comedy Last Man On Earth, which is created by and will star Will Forte. Forte and The Lego Movie duo of Phil Lord & Chris Miller are executive producing … Read More »

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OSCARS: ‘Nebraska’ Hitting Uncharted Territory For Actors In Age-Phobic Hollywood With New Campaign Spot (Video)

By | Thursday January 2, 2014 @ 1:15pm PST
Pete Hammond

EXCLUSIVE: With today’s Best Picture Producers Guild nomination, 5 Golden Globe nominations, 6 CriticsNebraska poster Choice Movie Award nods and two more from SAG, some Independent Spirit awards love plus a coveted spot on the AFI Top Ten Movies Of The Year list, Paramount’s ‘little-movie-that-could’ … Read More »

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Comedy From Will Forte, Phil Lord & Chris Miller Gets Fox Production Commitment

By | Tuesday October 1, 2013 @ 4:00pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Saturday Night Live alum Will Forte has teamed with film and TV writers-directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller (21 Jump Street) for The Last Man On Earth, a single-camera comedy pitch which, in a … Read More »

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‘The Way, Way Back’ ‘Auditions’: Video

By | Saturday June 22, 2013 @ 2:00pm PDT

Fox Searchlight snapped up the coming of age dramedy The Way, Way Back from Descendents Oscar-winners Nat Faxon and Jim Rash in a whopping $10M Sundance deal. Ahead of the pic’s July 5 release, here’s a just-released “audition” reel of … Read More »

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Hammond On Cannes: Paramount’s ‘Nebraska’ Hits Town As Only Major Studio Movie In Competition

Pete Hammond

Alexander Payne says he only finished postproduction last Friday on his Cannes competition entry Nebraska, which had its press screening this morning and will premiere tonight. Reviews coming in so far are largely mixed to very good. Even though Paramount won’t release it until November 22, Payne likes to take awhile in post to get everything right. There was initial concern about even making the Cannes date, so that is why until just a week before this year’s official lineup was announced did Paramount and Payne even decide to take a shot. He brought the film to Paris, showed it to Thierry Fremaux with only two days to spare, and landed tonight’s slot. Payne is becoming somewhat of a Cannes regular — although other than 2002′s About Schmidt, this is only his second film in competition. He has served on the juries of both Un Certain Regard and, last year, the main selection.

Nebraska, which will be one of Paramount’s Oscar hopes this year, played well to nice but brief applause from the press at the screening and at the press conference that followed (especially when stars Bruce Dern and Will Forte were introduced). It’s pure Payne in its humanist, gently funny style and captures that Middle America folksy style in beautiful black and white, but it is definitely what I would call a small film that will need tender loving care from the studio (the only major studio film in competition). Read More »

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TOLDJA! Paramount Heads To ‘Nebraska’ With Bruce Dern And Will Forte

By | Monday August 6, 2012 @ 2:59pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Paramount has given a green light to Nebraska and has set a mid-October production start on the black & white film Nebraska, Alexander Payne’s followup to The Descendants. And while the road trip pairing of Bruce Dern and Read More »

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Alexander Payne Wants Bruce Dern And Will Forte To Accompany Him To ‘Nebraska’

By | Tuesday May 15, 2012 @ 11:31am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: I’m hearing that Alexander Payne has fixed on Bruce Dern and Will Forte for the main roles in Nebraska, the black and white $13 million budget road trip comedy for Paramount. Payne wants to make the Bob Nelson script … Read More »

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Fox Passes On ‘Rebounding’: Will Steve Levitan Ever Again Sell A Show There?

By | Wednesday May 9, 2012 @ 7:40pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

The highest-profile casualty at Fox, which picked up three new comedy series today and passed on everything else, was the Steve Levitan-produced pilot Rebounding. The single-camera project was written on spec by Joe Port and Joe Wiseman … Read More »

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Will Forte To Star In Fox Comedy Pilot ‘Rebounding’ Produced By Steve Levitan

By | Friday March 9, 2012 @ 9:00am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Will Forte ReboundingSaturday Night Live alum Will Forte is set as the lead in Fox’s single-camera comedy pilot Rebounding. The project, written/executive produced by Joe Port and Joe Wiseman, executive produced by Steve Levitan and directed by Jason Winer, is … Read More »

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‘SNL’ Alum Will Forte Books TV, Film Gigs

Nellie Andreeva

Will Forte has booked his first full-time TV gig since leaving Saturday Night Live last summer, joining Fox’s upcoming animated series Allen Gregory as a regular voice cast member. On the show, about an accomplished 7-year-old boy embarking on elementary school, … Read More »

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Berlin Roundup: Amanda Seyfried In ‘Gone,’ Jason Sudeikis Up For ‘A Good Old Fashioned Orgy’

Mike Fleming

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 … Read More »

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Comings & Goings

Nellie Andreeva

With Will Forte’s recent announcement that he will be leaving Saturday Night Live after 8 seasons and reports that NBC’s late-night sketch show may be adding as many as 4 new cast members, the question is who else might be exiting when SNL returns for a 36th season later … Read More »

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