Screen Junkies » jared hess http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 08 Aug 2014 20:19:50 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Jason Sudekis To Join Zach Galifianakis And Owen Wilson In ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ Director’s Heist Comedy http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jason-sudekis-to-join-zach-galifianakis-and-owen-wilson-in-napoleon-dynamite-directors-heist-comedy/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jason-sudekis-to-join-zach-galifianakis-and-owen-wilson-in-napoleon-dynamite-directors-heist-comedy/#comments Tue, 01 Jul 2014 15:28:57 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=262561 Just announce Ben Stiller already, guys. Come on.

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In what sounds to be just a slightly different take on Horrible Bosses with slightly schlubbier dudes, Jason Sudekis is in final talks to john Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig,  and Owen Wilson in Loomis Fargo. The film, directed by Napoleon Dynamite‘s Jared Hess, follows the true story of an armored car driver who was in on a heist, was betrayed, and then was dead set about getting even with his cohorts.

Deadline called the film a “comedy” in its headline, then a drama in the first sentence of its article. GET IT TOGETHER, DEADLINE! I can’t imagine a scenario in which this is a straight drama, but I could see some Bottle Rocket-type elements to it that could blur the line.

Here’s to hoping that this film is a little more Napoleon Dynamite than Gentlemen Broncos. Or better yet, something better than both those films were.

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‘Napoleon Dynamite’ Gets Animated…for Some Reason http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/napoleon-dynamite-gets-animated-for-some-reason/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/napoleon-dynamite-gets-animated-for-some-reason/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 When it comes to flops, you can't get much bigger than Gentlemen Broncos. And like a wounded solider crying out for his mother, filmmakers Jared and Jerusha Hess are longing to return to familiar territory after their critical and financial depantsing. The pair is currently in talks with Fox to develop a pilot based their first, and some would say only success: Napoleon Dynamite. Sources close to the story state that many of the actors from the film will return to lend their voices to the cartoon, including star Jon Heder, Efran Ramirez (Pedro), Aaron Ruell (Kip), and Jon Gries (Uncle Rico). No word on whether or not Tina Majorino will return as Deb. No story details have been revealed, but it seems likely that it would work mainly as a continuation of the film, which followed Napoleon through the hilarious awfulness of his day-to-day existence.  I could make a joke about the fact that all of the original actors are "available" to do the voices, but hey, we can't all be successful "overnight writers" for screenjunkies.com. Besides, if you ask me, it sounds like a great plan. When Kevin Smith's career hit a rough patch, he developed an animated version of his first sucess, Clerks. He then went on to direct Jersey Girl. (Cinematical)

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When it comes to flops, you can’t get much bigger than Gentlemen Broncos. And like a wounded solider crying out for his mother, filmmakers Jared and Jerusha Hess are longing to return to familiar territory after their critical and financial depantsing. The pair is currently in talks with Fox to develop a pilot based their first, and some would say only success: Napoleon Dynamite.

Sources close to the story state that many of the actors from the film will return to lend their voices to the cartoon, including star Jon Heder, Efran Ramirez (Pedro), Aaron Ruell (Kip), and Jon Gries (Uncle Rico). No word on whether or not Tina Majorino will return as Deb. No story details have been revealed, but it seems likely that it would work mainly as a continuation of the film, which followed Napoleon through the hilarious awfulness of his day-to-day existence. 

I could make a joke about the fact that all of the original actors are "available" to do the voices, but hey, we can’t all be successful "overnight writers" for screenjunkies.com. Besides, if you ask me, it sounds like a great plan. When Kevin Smith’s career hit a rough patch, he developed an animated version of his first sucess, Clerks. He then went on to direct Jersey Girl. (Cinematical)

 

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Gentleman Broncos http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/gentleman-broncos-2/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/gentleman-broncos-2/#comments Thu, 13 Aug 2009 21:38:44 +0000 Reza F. Director: Jared Hess Cast: Jemaine Clement, Sam Rockwell, Mike White, Michael Angarano Synopsis: A teenager at a fantasy writer's convention has his idea plagarized by a world-famous fantasy writer.Release Date: October 30, 2009

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Director: Jared Hess

Cast: Jemaine Clement, Sam Rockwell, Mike White, Michael Angarano

Synopsis: A teenager at a fantasy writer’s convention has his idea plagarized by a world-famous fantasy writer.

Release Date: October 30, 2009

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