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Exclusive Video Interview: Bryan Cranston And James Franco Talk Why Him?

After so many years of giving acclaimed, dramatic turns, Bryan Cranston finally returns to comedy with Why Him?, playing a dad who has serious doubts about his daughter’s boyfriend – resulting in a sweet, raunchy and often laugh out loud watch.

The film pits James Franco against Cranston’s doting father. Having wrapped his daughter in cotton wool for the best part of two decades, Cranston’s Ned is given a stern wake-up call upon meeting her new love interest, Laird, an Internet celebrity that looks to be James Franco doing his best James Franco impression. John Hamburg is behind the lens, flanked by a team of producers that includes Shawn Levy, Ben Stiller, Jonah Hill and Dan Levine.

At the recent press day for Why Him?, we sat down with Cranston and Franco to talk about their new film. Over the course of our interview, we discussed crazy ex-girlfriends,
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Exclusive Interview: Keegan-Michael Key, Zoey Deutch And Megan Mullally Talk Why Him?

After so many years of giving acclaimed, dramatic turns, Bryan Cranston finally returns to comedy with Why Him?, playing a dad who has serious doubts about his daughter’s boyfriend – resulting in a sweet, raunchy and often laugh out loud watch.

The film pits James Franco against Cranston’s doting father. Having wrapped his daughter in cotton wool for the best part of two decades, Cranston’s Ned is giving a stern wake-up call upon meeting her new love interest, Laird, an Internet celebrity that looks to be James Franco doing his best James Franco impression. John Hamburg is behind the lens, flanked by a team of producers that includes Shawn Levy, Ben Stiller, Jonah Hill and Dan Levine.

At the recent press day for Why Him?, we sat down with co-stars Keegan-Michael Key, Zoey Deutch and Megan Mullally to talk about their new project. Excited and enthusiastic, the actors
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It’s Cranston Vs. Franco In First Red Band Trailer For Why Him?

Love them or loathe them, holiday comedies are a cornerstone of Hollywood’s yearly release plan. Sure, they may not scale the box office heights of the summer tentpoles, but with every year that passes, another truckload of festive-themed features light up the silver screen with varying results.

In 2016, that collection will comprise the likes of Bad Santa 2, Almost Christmas and Why Him?, the latter of which is arriving by way of Fox.

Due for release on December 25, the first and decidedly Nsfw trailer has now surfaced, pitting James Franco against Bryan Cranston’s doting father. Having wrapped his daughter in cotton wool for the best part of two decades, Cranston’s Ned is giving a stern wake-up call upon meeting her new love interest, Laird, an Internet celebrity that looks to be James Franco doing his best James Franco impression.

John Hamburg is behind the lens, flanked by a
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James Franco And Bryan Cranston Star In New Trailer For Why Him?

James Franco goes breaking dad on Bryan Cranston in the first trailer for Why Him?.

Check out the Red Band & Green Band trailers and new poster for Why Him?.

Red Band trailer – Nsfw!

Green Band trailer

Directed by John Hamburg and produced by Shawn Levy, Ben Stiller, Jonah Hill, Dan Levine, the screenplay is by John Hamburg & Ian Helfer with the story by Jonah Hill and John Hamburg & Ian Helfer.

Over the holidays, Ned (Bryan Cranston), an overprotective but loving dad and his family visit his daughter at Stanford, where he meets his biggest nightmare: her well-meaning but socially awkward Silicon Valley billionaire boyfriend, Laird (James Franco). The straight-laced Ned thinks Laird, who has absolutely no filter, is a wildly inappropriate match for his daughter. The one-sided rivalry-and Ned’s panic level-escalate when he finds himself increasingly out of step in the glamorous high-tech hub, and learns that Laird is about to pop the question.
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‘Why Him?’ trailer lands; Bryan Cranston & James Franco star

It seems to be Bryan Cranston day here on The Hollywood News today. Here’s a red band trailer for his upcoming comedy in which he stars opposite James Franco, Why Him? The film opens in UK cinemas early next year.

Over the holidays, Ned (Bryan Cranston), an overprotective but loving dad and his family visit his daughter at Stanford, where he meets his biggest nightmare: her well-meaning but socially awkward Silicon Valley billionaire boyfriend, Laird (James Franco). The straight-laced Ned thinks Laird, who has absolutely no filter, is a wildly inappropriate match for his daughter. The one-sided rivalry—and Ned’s panic level—escalate when he finds himself increasingly out of step in the glamorous high-tech hub, and learns that Laird is about to pop the question.

Why Him? is directed by John Hamburg and produced by Shawn Levy, Ben Stiller, Jonah Hill and Dan Levine. It will open
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Sudeikis, Harris, Olden Join "Kodachrome"

Jason Sudeikis, Ed Harris and Elizabeth Olsen are set to star in the road-trip drama "Kodachrome" for 21 Laps.

Based on A.G. Sulzberger's 2010 New York Times article, the story follows a father and son who take a road trip to Kansas in order to develop photographs at Kodak's last Kodachrome lab before it closes its doors forever.

Mark Raso ("Copenhagen") will direct from a script by Jonathan Tropper ("This Is Where I Leave You"). Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Shawn Levy and Dan Levine will produce.

Source: Variety
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Agatha Christie’s ‘And Then There Were None’ Bought By Fox For Morten Tyldum To Direct

Agatha Christie’s ‘And Then There Were None’ Bought By Fox For Morten Tyldum To Direct
Exclusive: 20th Century Fox has acquired the feature rights to Agatha Christie’s classic mystery novel And Then There Were None, and the studio has set The Imitation Game‘s Morten Tyldum to direct. Eric Heisserer will adapt Christie’s 1939 novel, which has sold more than 100 million copies to establish itself as the all-time biggest-selling mystery novel. The film will be produced by 21 Laps' Shawn Levy, Dan Levine and Dan Cohen, along with Hilary Strong and the author’s…
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Christie's "None" Gets A New Film Adaptation

Still the best-selling novelist of all time with over two billion books sold (beaten only by the Bible and Shakespeare), Dame Agatha Christie's singularly most famous mystery is set to get another film adaptation.

"The Imitation Game" director Morten Tyldum has been hired to helm a new film version of "And Then There Were None" which 20th Century Fox has just acquired the feature film rights to.

Eric Heisserer ("The Thing," "Final Destination 5") has been hired to pen the script for the new version which Shawn Levy, Dan Levine, Dan Cohen and Hilary Strong will produce. The new one which reportedly boasts a "take that got the Christie estate excited."

The story follows ten strangers who are invited to an isolated island for a dinner party at the behest of a mysterious host. It's soon revealed they have been cut off from the mainland, and one of the
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Paramount promotes ‘Substitute Teacher’ to the big screen

Mr. Garvey is getting promoted to the big screen. Deadline reports that Paramount Pictures has pre-emptively snapped up Substitute Teacher, a film treatment of the popular Key & Peele comedy sketches featuring a hilariously prickly inner city substitute teacher doing time in a white, suburban high school.

Keegan-Michael Key will again star as takes-no-guff Mr. Garvey, and Jordan Peele will play a rival teacher who battles him for the students’ affections. The script will be penned by Rich Talarico and Alex Rubens, who co-produce Key & Peele for Comedy Central. Key and Peele will produce along with Shawn Levy and Dan LeVine of 21 Laps and Peter Principato, Paul Young and Joel Zadak of Principato Young Entertainment.

Substitute Teacher is the second film project Key and Peele are working on. The duo begins filming Keanu for New Line next month. Written by Peele and Rubens, it centers on two friends who attempt to
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'Key & Peele' Movie 'Substitute Teacher' Planned at Paramount

'Key & Peele' Movie 'Substitute Teacher' Planned at Paramount
Back in September, we reported that Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele are developing a feature version of their Key & Peele substitute teacher sketch for Paramount Pictures. Keegan Michael Key, who plays the teacher named Mr. Garvey in the sketch, would only say that they are in talks with Paramount for the project, and that two of their Key & Peele writers are working on the script. Today Deadline has word that Paramount has pre-emptively bought their pitch for a Substitute Teacher movie.

Keegan Michael Key will reprise his role as Mr. Garvey, with Jordan Peele set to play a rival teacher who is trying to become the students' favorite. The original sketch, which debuted in 2012, follows Mr. Garvey, an inner-city substitute who refuses to take any flack from his all-white, suburban high school students. The video currently has over 72 million views on YouTube.

Key & Peele writers Rich Talarico and Alex Rubens are penning the script,
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The Witches' Ballroom Goes to Dimension Films

Dimension Films announced today that they have preemptively purchased The Witches' Ballroom, a pitch by Ray Wright. Wright previously wrote The Crazies, and his last spec script, The Widow, was recently sold to Vendome.

The Witches' Ballroom will be produced by Shawn Levy and Dan Levine at 21 Laps. The logline is currently being kept under wraps.

Here's what The Weinstein Company co-chairman Bob Weinstein had to say about the project.

"I've been a huge fan of Ray Wright for a very long time now and we've been trying to find something to collaborate on. The Witches' Ballroom is going to terrify audiences in a way they've never seen before."

Screenwriter Ray Wright had this to say about his project finding a home at Dimension Films.

"It's exciting when an original idea takes off, particularly psychological horror which is such a visceral thrill to write. Dimension is the perfect home for it.
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The Witches' Ballroom Set Up at Dimension Films

Evil witches remain as hot as the flaming pyres which once burned their bones, and another flick centering on these deliciously evil practitioners is on its way from Dimension Films. Read on for details.

From the Press Release

Dimension Films announced today that they have preemptively purchased The Witches' Ballroom, a pitch by Ray Wright. Wright previously wrote The Crazies, and his last spec script, The Widow, was recently sold to Vendome.

The Witches' Ballroom will be produced by Shawn Levy and Dan Levine at 21 Laps. The logline is currently being kept under wraps.

"I've been a huge fan of Ray Wright for a very long time now, and we've been trying to find something to collaborate on. The Witches' Ballroom is going to terrify audiences in a way they've never seen before," said Bob Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company.

"It's exciting when an original idea takes off, particularly psychological horror,
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Shawn Levy to Produce ‘The Witches Ballroom’ for Dimension Films

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Shawn Levy to Produce ‘The Witches Ballroom’ for Dimension Films
Dimension Films has preemptively purchased Ray Wright’s pitch “The Witches’ Ballroom,” the company announced Wednesday. Wright previously wrote “The Crazies” and his last spec script, “The Widow,” was recently bought by Vendome. “The Witches’ Ballroom” will be produced by Shawn Levy and Dan Levine at 21 Laps. The logline is currently being kept under wraps. Also read: Dimension, RADiUS Pick Up Salma Hayek Thriller ‘Everly’ “I’ve been a huge fan of Ray Wright for a very long time now and we’ve been trying to find something to collaborate on. ‘The Witches’ Ballroom’ is going to terrify audiences in
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Dimension Films Books The Witches' Ballroom

Dimension Films announced today that they have preemptively purchased The Witches' Ballroom , a pitch by Ray Wright. Wright previously wrote Breck Eisner's 2010 version of The Crazies , and his last spec script, The Widow , was recently sold to Vendome. The Witches' Ballroom will be produced by Shawn Levy and Dan Levine at 21 Laps. The logline is currently being kept under wraps. "I've been a huge fan of Ray Wright for a very long time now and we've been trying to find something to collaborate on. 'The Witches' Ballroom' is going to terrify audiences in a way they've never seen before," said Bob Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company. "It's exciting when an original idea takes off, particularly psychological horror which is such a visceral...
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"Prisoners" Helmer Tackles Alien Tale

"Prisoners" director Denis Villeneuve has signed on to helm a film adaptation of Ted Chiang's Nebula-winning 1998 novella "The Story of Your Life" for FilmNation, Lava Bear Films and 21 Laps.

The story begins when alien crafts land around the world and an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine their intentions.

She soon learns to communicate with the aliens, she begins experiencing vivid flashbacks that become the key to unlocking the greater mystery about the truth behind their visit.

Eric Heisserer adapted the script, while David Linde, Shawn Levy and Dan Levine will produce. Shooting aims to begin later this year.

Source: Heat Vision
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Christmas (Is Coming Down) - Dusty Wright

Here's my holiday single, "Christmas (is Coming Down)," featuring Kenny Margolis (Cracker), Dan Levine (They Might Be Giants), David Ogilvy, Ms. Laura Fay Lewis, and artwork by Shiloh Jenz.

This pop rock ditty, and all of my music, can be purchased from CD Baby, Amazon, iTunes, and other digital music outlets.

And check out my most recent solo CD If We Never; the perfect stocking stuffer.

Happy Christmas!

peace, Dusty
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Ed Oxenbould Takes Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad, Day

Ed Oxenbould, best known for playing the title character in writer-director Matthew Moore's 2012 short film "Julian," is in talks to star in director Miguel Arteta's upcoming Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad, Day , The Wrap reports. He joins a cast that includes Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner as Alexander's father and mother. Written by Judith Viorst in 1972, the famous children's book revolves around family members collectively enduring the worst day of their lives. Alexander's day goes from bad to worse after he wakes up with gum in his hair. The film is being produced by Shawn Levy's 21 Laps and the Jim Henson Company. Levy and Dan Levine will produce for 21 Laps, while Lisa Henson and Jason Lust will produce for the Jim Henson Company....
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Jennifer Garner Joins Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Jennifer Garner Joins Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Jennifer Garner is in talks to join the cast of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, which has Steve Carell attached to star.

Based on the popular 1972 children's book by Judith Viorst, the story centers on a young boy who wakes up with gum in his hair, and finds his day getting progressively worse. When he makes a wish that his family could experience his suffering, the wish comes true. Steve Carell is playing Alexander's father, with Jennifer Garner set to play the title character's mother.

Miguel Arteta (Youth in Revolt) is directing from a screenplay by Lisa Cholodenko and Rob Leiber. Shawn Levy and Dan Levine are producing through their 21 Laps production company, alongside The Henson Company's Lisa Henson. Production will commence sometime this fall.

Jennifer Garner will next be seen in Dallas Buyers Club. The actress is prepping to shoot Draft Day for director Ivan Reitman.
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Jennifer Garner Joining Steve Carell In ‘Alexander And The No Good, Very Bad Day’

Jennifer Garner Joining Steve Carell In ‘Alexander And The No Good, Very Bad Day’
Breaking: Disney is in talks with Jennifer Garner to star with Steve Carell in the Miguel Arteta-directed live-action adaptation of the Judith Viorst children’s book Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Lisa Cholodenko wrote the script with Rob Lieber, and Disney has Steve Carell attached to play Alexander’s dad. Garner will play his mother. Shawn Levy is producing through his 21 Laps banner along with Lisa Henson and Dan Levine. Production will begin in the fall. Alexander is the key character, and he starts a wretched day with the realization that the gum he fell asleep chewing is now hopelessly tangled in his hair. Things get worse from there, to the point he threatens to chuck it all and move to Australia. Garner stars in Dallas Buyers Club, the film that just got acquired by Focus Features, and she’s set to star in Draft Day,
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Jennifer Garner in talks to join Steve Carell in adaptation of 'Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day'

Disney has Jennifer Garner in talks for the lead with Steve Carell in the adaptation of Judith Viorst's children's book "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day," report sources. Miguel Arteta helms the live-action film scripted by Rob Lieber and Lisa Cholodenko. Carell and Garner would play Alexander's parents in the film produced by Shawn Levy's 21 Laps as well as Dan Levine and Lisa Henson. Plans are start production on the adaptation in the fall. Alexander starts his horrible day after falling asleep with gum in his mouth and waking up with gum in his hair. He then trips on his skateboard, and drops his sweater in a sink of running water. He then resolves to move to Australia.
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