The best news of the week is that there will be a sequel to the Muppets movie, there may be a new muppet, James Bobin will once again direct, Nicholas Stoller will once again pen the screenplay, Jason Segel will not return, Bret McKenzie is currently writing new songs for the movie, it will shoot in London starting in January and … Christoph Waltz may star as an Interpol investigator.
Last Vegas is a movie that exists, and as you can tell from the photo alone, it’s basically The Hangover for old people. It’s a movie about a bachelor party in Vegas to celebrate the last single friend (Michael Douglas) among the foursome, which includes Morgan Freeman, Robert DeNiro and Kevin Kline, although at first glance, I thought Gene Hackman had come out of retirement.
Last Vegas opens in December 2013, assuming all the actors survive that long.
The USA Network has announced that it will not bring back Political Animals, which frees Carla Gugino to do something more worthy of her talent.
Diablo Cody, who was the writer/producer behind Showtime’s The United States of Tara, is returning to television with “Alex + Amy,” a romantic comedy for network television about “a romance between an ambitious 22-year-old Millennial guy and a 32-year-old Gen X woman who have just moved in together and are very much in love.” Those kooky April/June romances.
Kristen Stewart is in negotiations to join Ben Affleck in Focus, a movie about a grifter (Affleck) who partners with a girl who is new to the life. God help us if that’s a romantic pairing because, no, that just doesn’t work.
Fox has set a date for the “Fringe” two-hour finale. It will air on January 19th. If you’re still following along at home, the show is currently a messy clusterf*ck but there’s no way anyone who has made it this far is going to quit now.
Idris Elba stars in and directed a new Mumford and Sons music video, a music video that is both insufferable and kind of amazing, although much of the “amazing” can be attributed to another one of those Mumford crescendos, which are stirring enough that I’d probably get effusive over a guy eating a muffin.
There’s apparently no end in sight for vampire shows, as Sam Mendes and his Skyfall screenwriter John Logan are bringing another to premium cable that will feature Van Helsing and Dr. Frankenstein.
John Cusack is the leading contender to play Rush Limbaugh in a biopic of his life, Rush, penned by Betty Thomas. Shooting is expected to begin next year.
Finally — and I have a feeling that Courtney will probably weigh in with more depth on this development — Disney is in the early stages of development on a sequel to Boy Meets World that would focus on the daughter of Cory and Topanga. Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel are expected to return, though there’s no word yet on Rider Strong. Anything that keeps Fishel away from Dorm Daze 3 is OK by me.