Screen Junkies » Bill Hader http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Sun, 14 Sep 2014 20:59:28 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 SNL Alum Bill Hader To Develop HBO Comedy Series http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/snl-alum-bill-hader-to-develop-hbo-comedy-series/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/snl-alum-bill-hader-to-develop-hbo-comedy-series/#comments Thu, 22 May 2014 16:38:39 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=261770 Have him be a police officer that has to drive around every week with Kevin Hart!!!

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Bill Hader, best known for his portrayal of the pan-sexual weirdo club kid Stefon on SNL, will be taking his talents to HBO to “create and star in a new comedy.”

So there.

Hader has kept busy since leaving the sketch comedy show, appearing in the upcoming IFC series American Documentary, Judd Apatow‘s Trainwreck, David Wain‘s They Came Together, and Skeleton Twins. Better add a full time starring and showrunning role in a TV series to that slate, Billy.

No details are given, but we’re guessing that HBO is still in damage mode after what they did to us a year ago with The Red Wedding. We need to laugh. Oh, how we need to laugh.

In case you’re wondering if HBO is going to run out of Sunday to air their shows…probably. But they’ll probably just make more, or have government stop work on all Mondays so that Mondays are Sundays, and Sundays are some other new day that’s also really good for HBO.

I haven’t worked out all the details yet.

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Brie Larson Teams With Judd Apatow For ‘Trainwreck’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/brie-larson-teams-with-judd-apatow-for-trainwreck/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/brie-larson-teams-with-judd-apatow-for-trainwreck/#comments Thu, 20 Feb 2014 17:21:50 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=259536 You had your chance, Katherine Heigl.

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In a move that should surprise very few people, Judd Apatow has gone to the well of 21 Jumpstreet, Scott Pilgrim, and other similarly-focused films to get Brie Larson on board for his upcoming film Trainwreck. The details of Tranwreck are being kept pretty secret, but the film will star SNL‘s BIll Hader, sooooooo…

Yup. Bill Hader.

I’m going to guess it’s about the pitfalls and humorous trials of evolving into adulthood. But I only say that because that’s what every other Judd Apatow film has been about. Maybe let’s also go on a limb and say Jay Baruchel will be in it, and Apatow’s wife, Leslie Mann.

And Paul Rudd will play a supervillain with a scar running down his face who wrecks trains as a way of taking the pain of his deformity out on the world.

Man, that would be cool. But it will probably just be about assholes who whine about growing up.

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Bill Hader Is Making His ‘SNL’ Exeunt http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/bill-hader-is-making-his-snl-exeunt/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/bill-hader-is-making-his-snl-exeunt/#comments Tue, 14 May 2013 16:25:49 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=254843 It's that time of year again.

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After eight years of laughter, fun, Muppet voices, and the occasional spotty Al Pacino impression, Bill Hader is officially ready for prime-time. Meaning that he’s leaving SNL. Hader doesn’t exactly have anything on the books to pull him away from the show but just felt that it was time. Those Rockefeller Center crowds can really wear you down. Hader told the New York Times, “It was a hard decision, but it has to happen at some point. It got to a point where I said, ‘Maybe it’s just time to go.’”

Yesterday came news of Seth Meyers plans to move down the hall, it’s suspected that Jason Sudeikis will leave to focus on film work, and Fred Armisen‘s future with the show is uncertain. Unfortunately, there have been no reports that Kenan Thompson plans to depart.

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Bill Hader Gives Details About ‘House Of Joel’ And Bumpkiss About A Secret Project http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/bill-hader-gives-details-about-house-of-joel-and-bumpkiss-about-a-secret-project/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/bill-hader-gives-details-about-house-of-joel-and-bumpkiss-about-a-secret-project/#comments Thu, 10 Mar 2011 21:52:24 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=201003 Bill Hader talks about the horror-comedy 'House Of Joel'.

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Hey, Bill Hader‘s trying to keep secrets from us!! While making the press rounds for Paul, the comedian divulged that he’s writing a project with”South Park” writer Vernon Chatman for producer Scott Rudin.

And that’s about all he said. As he began to give away too much information, he added, “But I don’t know if I should talk about what it is.”

Oh, come on, man. We’re not going to steal it. Whatever.

At least he gave up some info about House Of Joel, the horror comedy he was working on with Judd Apatow. Though he doesn’t know exactly where the project is at, he gave some details about the plot:

“I play a guy who finds out that his girlfriend was basically a Laurie Strode-type [Jamie Lee Curtis' character] from Halloween. She’s been hiding the fact that 15 years ago she survived this horrible night and the way I find this out is that I inadvertently take her back to her home town as a surprise and reawaken all the evil. It’s kind of about getting over your girlfriend’s past kinda thing. It’s sort of like having to deal with, ‘You did what!?’”

That’s exactly why I never surprise my girlfriend. That and thoughtlessness. (The Playlist)

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Bill Hader Says Every Comedy Actor You Love Will Be In ‘The Hand Job’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/bill-hader-says-every-comedy-actor-you-love-will-be-in-the-hand-job/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/bill-hader-says-every-comedy-actor-you-love-will-be-in-the-hand-job/#comments Wed, 09 Mar 2011 18:59:47 +0000 Dave Horwitz http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=166705 'Saturday Night Live' star Bill Hader sure knows the kinds of names to drop to make comedy nerds drool.

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SNL’s Bill Hader sure knows the kinds of names to drop to make comedy nerds drool. He is reporting that a slew of up and coming (as well as already here) comedians are slated to appear in The Hand Job, the 2009 Black List script his wife Maggie Carey wrote. The film is slated to star”Parks And Recreation” actress Aubrey Plaza as a 17 year-old girl trying to experiment sexually before going off to college. According to Hader, the film, should it receive the necessary funding, will be directed by Carey, and will star he, Andy Samberg, Donald Glover, Connie Britton, Alia Shawkat, Mae Whitman, and Johnny Simmons. That’s a veritable murderer’s row of comedic talent, AND the mom from”Friday Night Lights!” Let’s just hope the stars align so that these busy and talented people can synch their schedules, and that the funding for this comes though. Synchronize nerd boners, kids. (Collider)

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Bill Hader To Play Famous JFK Impersonator http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/bill-hader-to-play-famous-jfk-impersonator/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/bill-hader-to-play-famous-jfk-impersonator/#comments Tue, 08 Mar 2011 17:46:57 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=102774 The man whose career died with JFK.

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You might have read a little about Vaughn Meader, a comedian who achieved overnight fame in the early 60s by doing a pitch-perfect impersonation of then-president John F. Kennedy in comedy albums like The First Family. Unfortunately for Meader, JFK‘s presidency didn’t end under the most comedic of circumstances, and his career quickly died. Now, he’s going to have a movie about him, starring Bill Hader (currently in Paul) and written by Robert Siegel, whose specialty is dark slightly funny dramas like The Wrestler and Big Fan. The operative word there being “dark,” since it’s not your typical comedy that deals with the President of the United States being assassinated – especially not one as handsome as JFK. Here’s Hader on the project:

“Yeah, I would like to do… dark. It would be pretty sweet. It’s a real interesting piece and in a weird way it feeds into now, just like people becoming super famous overnight, reality stars and stuff. This guy became crazy famous, the president was talking about this guy and then it all went away. It’s really interesting.”

I for one am really excited about this – I’ve been interested in Vaughn Meader ever since I read the famous Lenny Bruce anecdote about him (look it up), and I think Hader and Siegel will make perfect collaborators for this project. (via The Playlist)

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