We’ve got a couple official pics from the year’s two biggest comedies. See if you can find some humor in them.
Last time we checked in with Bradley Cooper, he was hawking a pill with the ability to bring out your inner-Bradley Cooper. That was a clever teaser for the film Limitless, which we now have a better look at.
In this faux pharmaceutical commercial, Bradley Cooper sells the life-changing drug NZT. The pill makes you sharper, stronger, faster, and smarter and Bradley Cooperier than you ever thought possible.
It looks like Zach Galifianakis doesn't want to eat the cooter banana. While appearing recently on the Comedy Death Ray podcast, the notoriously choosey star of G-Force, "Tru Calling," and Out Cold intimated that he's having some "moral" issues with what Todd Phillips is planning to do on The Hangover 2.
“But a movie you’re acting in, you don’t have a lot of control — you just show up and vomit your lines out. I’m not the boss. I’m in a deep protest right now with a movie I’m working on, up in arms about something. But I can’t get the guys to [listen] … I’m not making any leeway.” Galifianakis cut host Scott Aukerman off with an abrupt warning sound as the host began to mention the film’s title, but after Aukerman pressed, “I know you’re filming The Hhhhhhhh … ” Galifianakis admitted, “It has something to do with a movie I’m working on, yeah. I’ll tell you about it later. It’s very frustrating.”
People are assuming that Galifianakis is taking issue with the inclusion of a Mel Gibson cameo in the film. Which is kind of silly. Sure, the man is considered vile right now and this is a case of stunt casting in the highest degree, but in all fairness, he was going to be hungover anway. Can you really blame Todd Phillips if he happens to point a camera at it? (Vulture)
Here's a rumor that might be crazy enough to be true. Page Six is reporting that Mel Gibson will have a cameo in The Hangover 2 as a tattoo artist. He'll shoot his scene on the Bangkok set at Warner Bros. before the production moves to Thailand at the end of the month. Can this really be happening? Does director Todd Phillips really want to take this chance? Should Mel Gibson be left around needles when the slightest peak at a skanky extra could set him off?
When Todd Phillips used Mike Tyson in The Hangover people took notice, so perhaps he's using the same strategy in the sequel. Afterall, Tyson bit a man's ear off, and Gibson hasn't done that yet as far as the public record is concerned. Maybe doing a cameo in an outlandish comedy is the perfect way to get back in people's good graces. After the world accepts him as a tattoo artist it might finally be ready to watch him tackle Jodie Foster's Beaver. (/Film)
Earlier in the week we reported a rumor that Hollywood was eyeing Bradley Cooper to play Barry Allen a.k.a. The Flash. Turns out someone was shooting off at the mouth again and deserves a stern smack in it. Super Hero Hype caught up with Cooper and got his reaction to the whole Flash casting fiasco:
"I've never heard anything about it ever in my life," Cooper responded, laughing that the idea of his casting has become so prevalent online.
"It's funny," he added.
Funny? There's nothing funny about lying. Rumors make us bloggers look like hopped up gossip whores, running all over the world wide web, spreading hearsay into the eyes and ears and mouths of the masses. The Internet won't stand for it! …Oh wait, yes it will.
Artist's Rendering of Bradley Cooper as The Flash
Bradley Cooper is busy on the set of The Hangover 2, but that hasn't stopped the Hollywood rumor mill from speculating about his next project. And somehow, this unseen, all-knowing group has determined that Warner Bros. is eyeing Cooper to play Barry Allen. For those of you who lost your virginity before the age of 25, Barry Allen is also known as The Flash.
According to the Silver Age origin story (or should I say, "according to Wikipedia"), the character of The Flash was born when lightning struck a shelf full of chemicals, causing them to explode onto police scientist Barry Allen. Rather than killing Allen, like most chemical explosions would tend to do, the accident gave him the gift of super speed, which he then put to use fighting crime.
A chemist once gave my friend the gift of "super speed," but all he ended up fighting was a plate glass window and some oncoming traffic. He lost. (Latino Review)
With Due Date on the horizon, Todd Phillips is ready for The Hangover 2 and has confirmed that it will take place in Thailand. Which means, we will see things that can never be unseen. Things that involve donkeys.
"It takes place in Bangkok and LA. There's gonna be some f***ed-up surprises. The three guys are back. Mr. Chow's back too."
I'm kind of grossed out by this movie already. I'm walking into this with the same anxiousness and dread I feel before watching a Japanese horror film. Popular activities in Thailand include sex with lady-boys and watching strippers eject peeled bananas from their hoo-has, sending them flying a good fifteen-feet across the room. So help me God if Galifianakis eats that banana. (Empire)
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I don't want to get you too excited this early in the morning, but Liam Neeson is going to take on wolves. Bradley Cooper jumped ship on Joe Carnahan's forthcoming directorial effort The Grey, and his A-Team co-star Neeson has taken his place. The film is about "a group of Alaska pipeline workers whose plane crash lands on their way back ome from a remote worksite. The workers then find themselves hunted by a pack of wolves."
Are you kidding me? When can I buy my ticket?! Liam Neeson mopping the floor with Frenchmen in Taken was tantilizing enough, but now he's actually going head-to-head with wolves? Mother Nature better shave her legs 'cause she's about to get f*cked. (/Film)
They'll get on that ass-kicking right after bath time.
Bradley Cooper and Ryan Reynolds are teaming up to make the mean streets of San Francisco just a little safer for San Franciscans. The two actors who share a fondness for going shirtless are attached to star in an untitled original action-comedy written by Sheldon Turner (Up in the Air). THR has the rundown:
The story follows two friends, who are also San Francisco cops, whose fathers were once partners on the police force. The older generation is forced out of retirement to help their sons crack a case, with typically antagonistic results.
The actioner is meant to have an updated “Lethal Weapon” flavor that plays into edgier R-rated territory.
The pairing of Cooper and Reynolds I'm sure will be a lot of fun, but now I wanna know who's gonna play the daddies. The studio has the opportunity to put together a sweet actioner with two charismatic leads and two gruff middle-aged men as their fathers. It's too bad neither Cooper nor Reynolds is black or I would suggest Danny Glover. As both dads. He'd be getting seriously too old for this fighting crime with my twin sh*t.
Paramount has finally set a release date for Case 39. After sitting on the shelf for close to three years, the Renee Zellweger horror flick will see the light of day on October 1st. And probably DVD on October 11th. B-ZING!!!
In the film, Zellweger saves a little girl from an abusive home, only to find out that evil follows the kid everywhere. People start dying all around them, and it turns into a fight for survival. That's pretty admirable. I'd be all like, "Sucks to be you. Good luck with that whole being haunted thing."
Seriously though, check out the trailer after the jump. It's spooky.
Director: Christian Alvart
Cast: Renee Zellweger, Jodelle Ferland, Ian McShane, Bradley Cooper
Synopsis: A social worker (Zellweger) fights to save a girl from her abusive parents, only to discover that the situation is more dangerous than she ever expected.
Release Date: October 1st, 2010
Zach Galifianakis is now the proud papa of a Thai baby.
Todd Phillips, you a sly boots. The director went on record last fall to shoot down the rumors that The Hangover 2 would send Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Justin Bartha to Thailand stating that, "There's a lot of rumors. There was rumor also that it was going to Mexico or something and neither are true." A source told ComingSoon today that the production will move to Thailand this fall to begin filming. So, who's right? The director or the anonymous source? Somebody get Sumner Redstone on the case.
Whether the report is true or not remains to be seen, but I think Thailand would be a hilarious backdrop for the outrageous comedy. Think of all the comedy they'll mine out of Muay Thai kickboxing and teenage prostitution. Perhaps a Roman Polanski cameo can even be worked in.
He's made Adrien Brody go full-retard and Mark Wahlberg apologize to plants, but it looks like M. Night Shyamalan won't have the opportunity to shame Bradley Cooper. The A-Team star, who has flown tanks and willingly posed for the above picture, has opted out of Shyamalan's next project (which the Law of Averages dictates will be terrible) due to "schedule conflicts." Mmmmm-hmmmm.It's believed that Cooper will be tied up with The Hangover 2, but the news comes at a suspicious time as Shyamalan's The Last Airbender is drawing the worst reviews of the year. And let's not forget, Furry Vengeance and Clash of the Titans came out this year. Ryan Reynolds would be wise to screen his calls for the next few weeks. (Philly.com)
"Now you put your fingers between my fingers…"Believe it or not, M. Night Shyamalan has a secret film project in the works that's so revolutionary it would kill you if you knew anything about it. Literally (probably not literally). It's reported today that Shyamalan is attempting to drum up funding for a new project before his latest starts air-bending in theaters on July 1st. It's also said that his muse Bruce Willis, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Bradley Cooper are attached to the mystery project.No details are known about it at this time (because it would kill you). In fact, the project is so hush-hush that only a few executives have read it while under the supervision of Shyamalan's assistant, which must have been awkward. If it was anything like his recent slate of masterworks, the execs probably skeptically rolled their eyes upon finishing and exclaimed, "GAAAYYY!!!!" (THR)
Disney is snatching up original pitches, and this latest one is a guaranteed homerun and/or strikeout. It comes from Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps scribe Allan Loeb with Bradley Cooper attached to star. THR has the stats:The dramedy centers on a baseball player who gets injured and has to go back to the minors where the only place he can find lodging is in a senior citizens' home. There, he meets an old baseball guru who helps lead him back.Does the film take place in a futuristic world where studio apartments with a partial view don't exist? Or does the stench of death drive the character's desire to succeed? I'm going to need a lot of logistics answered to step up to the plate for this one. For example, how many baseball puns can I use in one post before it starts to smell fowl? Ah sh*t, that's the wrong kind of fowl. I really fouled that one up. **Removes jock strap from head and cap from groin**
The A-Team PG-13, 99m., 2010 Cast: Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Sharlto Copley, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Jessica Biel, Brian Bloom, and Patrick Wilson Directed by Joe Carnahan Screenplay Joe Carnahan, Brian…
Anna Friel had to wash the smell of Land of the Lost out of her hair by doing theater in London's West End, but she's now returning to Hollywood with a role in Dark Fields. In the film, Bradley Cooper plays a washed-up writer who comes across a drug that makes him more intelligentier smarter. After reaping the rewards of being a know-it-all and schooling his peers at Cranium, he finds the drug has lethal consequences.Friel will play his ex-wife. Robert De Niro and Abbie Cornish are also on board to star in the thriller by Neil Burger. (THR)
"Just sliding down a building with my feet. No big deal." Warning: If you thought the last trailer for The A-Team was ridiculous you better redefine your idea of the word. Otherwise this new trailer will boggle your sense of reason so completely that you may need to self inflict pain in order to keep a firm grasp on reality. Most of this is Rampage Jackson's doing. Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Sharlto Copley, and the aforementioned gravity-defying Jackson all look like badasses in the action-packed trailer, but I think it's Patrick Wilson who really deserves a shoutout. Not only is he playing the villain, which we don't see much from him, but there's no indication that he's in danger of losing his testicles in this movie. After Hard Candy and Barry Munday, Wilson must have wanted to branch out and take on one of those "non-castration" type of roles. Check out The A Team trailer after the jump, if you're capable of suspending your sense of disbelief.
Warner Bros never expected The Hangover to become successful enough to lead to a sequel so they didn't sign the actors up for additional films. Though it's been expected that Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Zach Galifianakis would return for another day of delirium tremens, nothing was confirmed until today.Deadline reports that each actor will be paid in the $5 million range. That's a huge step upward considered they didn't earn $1 million collectively for the original film. I'm terrified/delighted to see what Zach Galifianakis will spend that money on. If anyone sees someone driving a hovercraft on the freeway, it's probably him. Director Todd Phillips will be cashing in as well, though his gamble to receive 15% of the original's gross has already made him a very rich man.No plot specifics for the sequel have been released yet, though I have a sinking suspicion it involves drinking and trying to remember what Galifianakis stuck his penis into the previous night.
There's a batch of new photos for The A-Team online. Here's a list of things peculiar/wrong with the picture above:1.) Rampage's eyeline.2.) Green-screen FAIL.3.) Videogame tanks.4.) This was filmed on the set of MacGruber.5.) Rampage's eyeline.This does not bode well for Rampage's acting skills. He can't even look at the same sh*t everyone else is looking at. The craft services guy must be carrying around a tray of mini quiches. (via Coming Soon)CHECK OUT THE REST OF THE PICS AFTER THE JUMP.
A low-res trailer for Smokin' Joe Carnahan's The A-Team has leaked online. All in all, it looks pretty fun and over the top. The action has been drastically updated since the 1980's series. For instance, a tank fights a jet… thousands of feet above the ground. Take that Live Free or Die Hard! It actually reminds me somewhat of the Charlie's Angels movies except it won't make you want to choke out Cameron Diaz. Which is no small feat. Everyone in the cast looks good too, including Rampage Jackson. Check it out after the jump before it gets yanked.
Typical "Entertainment Tonight" puff piece here, but something worth checking out at the 1:30 mark. Is it just us, or does District 9's Sharlto Copley, who's been cast as Howlin' Mad Murdock, look a whole helluvalot like Dirk Benedict's version of Face from the original "A-Team" series?