The fantastic writer and title character in Kissing Jessica Stein, Jennifer Westfeldt (who has been in a relationship with Jon Hamm for nine years) has written and will star in Life of O’Reilly, according to the Hollywood Cog. The movie, produced by De Line productions, is being described as JERRY MCGUIRE meets FUNNY PEOPLE. It’s about a successful television actor who verbally bashes his number one rated show at an Emmy after-party. He must overcome a lot to get his career back on line, but considers if that’s the life he still wants to lead.
I wouldn’t be surprised to see Jon Hamm cast in the lead role.
R-Squared and Bradley Cooper are now attached to a buddy cop movie set in San Francisco that’s meant to be in the vein of Lethal Weapon. It’s written by Sheldon Turner (Up in the Air) and 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.” Given both men’s schedules, however, I wouldn’t expect to see the movie for years, if at all. But with two Caucasian dudes with stubble, how are we going to tell which one is the by the books cop and which is the free spirit? Dollars to donuts one of them is gay, and the gay one will be by the books, and there will be lots of “anal” jokes. (THR)
Neil Marshall’s (Centurion, The Descent) next film will be Underground, a David Cohen scripted horror/thriller flick about underground … supper clubs. Why do I suspect a variation on The Cook, The Thief, his Wife, and Her Lover? (Deadline)
After sequels to Anchor Man and Zoolander were pretty much given up to the ghost, Ben Stiller twooshed recently that Zoolander 2 is still a possibility. Here’s an idea: A Zoolander/Anchor Man crossover flick. There’s be a few dual roles, but that’d be part of the fun. (Slashfilm)
During slow news weeks is when we actually start to listen to stars and filmmakers about their own films over on Twitter instead of our own speculation. I like speculation better, because Stallone twoosed that he wants Bruce Willis in a second Expandables as a super villain. A second Expandables? Come on, now. Let’s not overkill the already tired novelty. (Slashfilm)
Shenae Grimes (“90210”) and Lucy Hale (“Pretty Little Liars”) are the latest additions to Scream 4, joining Kristen Bell and Anna Paquin, who were confirmed as cameos last week. Once the cast is finalized, perhaps a contest is due to figure out who the film’s killer will be based solely on the now bloated cast. (Shock Til You Drop)
One of the highlights of last night’s Emmy’s telecast was John Hodgman’s voice-over announcements as the winners walked toward the stage to fetch their award. Vulture has the complete rundown, in case you missed it. (Vulture)
And if you missed it either from the awards show, from the earlier Emmy Winners recap, or from the entirety of the Internet, here’s the inspired opening bit to last night’s telecast. It’s the best awards-show opening in years. I’ve watched it six times today. It is double-rainbow spectacular.
And if I haven’t sold you on the decency of Jimmy Fallon yet, here’s another Glee-inspired skit from his own show, where the staff of his “Late Night” Glee-off Dee-Snider style with the cast of “Parks and Recreation.” I shit you not: It’s flipping superb, people. And Fallon’s goofy charm is infectious. And Ron Swanson rocking out? You can’t beat that, folks.
James Cameron talked some shit about Piranha 3D in this month’s Vanity Fair. He said:
I tend almost never to throw other films under the bus, but (Piranha 3D) is exactly an example of what we should not be doing in 3-D. Because it just cheapens the medium and reminds you of the bad 3-D horror films from the 70s and 80s, like Friday the 13th 3-D. When movies got to the bottom of the barrel of their creativity and at the last gasp of their financial lifespan, they did a 3-D version to get the last few drops of blood out of the turnip.
I agree with the assessment as far as Clash of the Titans or The Last Airbender go, but that was seemingly the point of Piranha 3D. It was exactly that: A throwback to the bad horror films of the 70s and 80s, and the 3D was the icing on top of the bloody stump.
The Hollywood Reporter would like you to know that George Clooney prepared for last night’s acceptance speech (he won the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award) by playing basketball with John Krasinski. That’s hard hitting news you can only expect to receive from (THR)
In things that will probably never happen, Keifer Sutherland and Bruce Willis are purportedly on 20th Century Fox’s list for the role of The Thing in the Fantastic Four reboot. (Screenrant)