Screen Junkies » Jerusha Hess http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:31:27 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Bret McKenzie To Act Ironic Opposite Keri Russell In ‘Austenland’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/bret-mckenzie-to-act-ironic-opposite-keri-russell-in-austenland/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/bret-mckenzie-to-act-ironic-opposite-keri-russell-in-austenland/#comments Tue, 05 Jul 2011 22:10:33 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=218954 Can a Jane Austen project work without zombies?

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Keri Russell has signed on to likely be creeped out a lot in the directorial debut of Napoleon Dynamite writer Jerusha Hess. Bret McKenzie will also star in the romantic comedy, Austenland. Russell’s character is a woman obsessed with Colin Firth‘s portrayal of Mr. Darcy in the BBC‘s zombieless adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. All other men pale in comparison causing her love life to suffer. She then travels to a resort for women obsessed with Jane Austen where she hopes to meet the man of her dreams.

Jennifer Coolidge, JJ Field, Jane Seymour, Rupert Vansittart and James Callis round out the rest of the cast. I wouldn’t normally want to see a Regency-based romantic comedy but keep in mind that Hess’s past films have featured the verbal abuse of a llama and python diarrhea. This could be a refreshing take on Austen. (THR)

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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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