Ben Stiller has been hard at work on his directorial follow-up to 2008's "Tropic Thunder," an adaptation of the James Thurber short story "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty." What Stiller's take on "Walter Mitty" might look like was largely a mystery until the first trailer for the movie debuted online today and caught many people off guard.
What they found was a beautifully shot, moody trailer that shows Stiller as a photo researcher for Life Magazine, who escapes into his adventurous daydreams.
If the trailer is any indication of the tone of the final film, this could potentially enter the Oscar conversation, especially with the December 25 release date. Keep a close eye on this one, but for now, we're definitely adding it to our "must-see" list.
The film also stars Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott (in an amazing beard), Sean Penn, and Patton Oswalt.
Check out the trailer after the jump!
Kristen Wiig made a welcome return to "Saturday Night Live" as the host of this past weekend's episode. Aside from reprising some of her favorite characters, Wiig starred in some original segments that made it really apparent how much we miss her.
The stand-out from the group was obviously "Aw, Nuts! Mom's A Ghost," a commercial for a new show on the Disney Channel. In the sketch, Wiig plays mom to the show's two rambunctious leads, who just so happens to die a terrible death in Korean, only to return as a water ghost.
We'll let the video above take it from there. Come back, Kristen, America misses you!
Tobey Maguire and Kristen Wiig are teaming up for the sake of Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. The foursome will soon work together on the upcoming IFC six-part miniseries "The Spoils of War," which is a spoof of sorts on stories like "The Thorn Birds" and " Winds of War."
According to Deadline, "The Spoils of Babylon" chronicles "the sexy and dramatic lives of the Morehouse family who made their fortune in the oil business." Wiig will play Cynthia, the daughter of oil magnate Jonas Morehouse. Maguire, on the other hand, will play Devon, the adopted son of Jonas. They end up running Morehouse Enterprises together while they fight "their feelings for each other." In this world, Morehouse Enterprises is the seventh largest company in the world.
FROM MTV NEWS
First, there was talk, and now we have confirmation. Thanks to a tweet from director Adam McKay, Kristen Wiig has finally been locked in to appear in "Anchorman: The Legend Continues," due out later this year. Super-duper!
Wiig was long rumored to be playing a love interest to Brick Tamland, Steve Carell's lovable buffoon of a weather man, and if that's the case, put us down for $20 on her name being something related to a lamp. We're calling it now.
Head over to MTV News for the full details.
Another day, another set of reviews from some of the best movies playing up at the Toronto International Film Festival. Below, you'll be have to find takes on "The Master," the highly anticipated new film from Paul Thomas Anderson, and "To the Wonder," the highly anticipated new film from Terrence Malick.
Still, for all its clever work, "The Master" is highly clinical. It’s a movie for students of film history, and for audiences far more patient than average. The themes of "The Master" are relatively clear, and right up there on the surface level for all to note. Can you invent a new way to "help" the troubled out of thin air? How and where does fanaticism form, and what type of person is drawn to the trappings of power, or to follow the newly powerful? These themes get bludgeoned home in a big way throughout the nearly three hours of the film, though not to anyone’s benefit. "There Will Be Blood" shared this issue of repetition, but Daniel Day-Lewis was a more lovable scoundrel than Hoffman’s Mr. Dodd. There was more room to breathe in each and every one of Paul Thomas Anderson’s films, and by comparison "The Master" is oppressive and claustrophobic. Beautifully done, yes, but missing the entire point of "freeing one’s mind" while watching a film. "The Master" wants you to do it simply so it can lock you up in its own personal cage. -Laremy Legel
Emma Watson adds another major film to her line-up as she signs to Sofia Coppola's next, "The Bling Ring." Meanwhile, Mike Tyson will be back for "The Hangover Part III," three actors are in talks for "Lone Survivor" and Michael Bay hires a supermodel for "Pain and Gain."
It's February 29, and you're tuning in for today's casting call.
So... they're going to try to kill their bosses again?
One of the summer's biggest box office surprises, "Horrible Bosses," will likely have a sequel, reuniting the same creative team from the original film. According to the Hollywood Reporter, John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, the screenwriting team behind the surprise $118 million hit, have just signed on to write the follow-up.
The film's leads, Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis, are all expected to return for the sequel, in addition to the original director, Seth Gordon.
The other big comedy hit from last summer, "Bridesmaids," has also been at the center of sequel talk, but a new report from the Hollywood Reporter claims that Universal is ready to move ahead with a follow-up with or without star and co-writer Kristen Wiig.
Looks like we'll see something of an "Avengers" throwdown on the set of "Bourne Legacy."
Edward Norton, who previously played Bruce Banner in Marvel's "Incredible Hulk," is in negotiations to join the Matt Damon-less continuation of the "Bourne" franchise as the film's antagonist. He'll star opposite leading man Jeremy Renner, cast as Hawkeye in "Avengers," giving the two actors a chance to slug it out on the big-screen, as they won't have that opportunity in Marvel's superhero team-up movie; Norton was famously booted from the Hulk role, with Mark Ruffalo coming in to take his place.
Get the rest of today's casting news past the jump, including new additions to "Rock of Ages" and a brand new passion project from "Bridesmaids" star Kristen Wiig!
Unless you're under 18 years old and you're not into awesome, wonderful things, you have no excuse not to see "Bridesmaids" tonight. Seriously, it's fantastic for a wide variety of reasons, but here's the big one: Melissa McCarthy.
Chances are good that you know McCarthy best for her recurring roles on "Gilmore Girls," "Samantha Who?" and the ongoing sitcom "Mike and Molly." But pretty soon, those memories will fade away in favor of her work in "Bridesmaids" as Megan, the tough-as-nails and most absurdly inappropriate member of an already rowdy group of bridesmaids.
There are a lot of funny movies coming our way this summer, and perhaps the funniest of the bunch is coming our way really soon -- Kristen Wiig's "Bridesmaids."
The "Saturday Night Live" comedian has already started clawing into the big screen with appearances in this year's "Paul" and the love-it-or-hate-it "MacGruber," but it's "Bridesmaids" that really shows what she's capable of. A relentlessly hilarious film with a surprising and touching emotional center, "Bridesmaids" is very clearly close to home for Wiig -- not only is she the main character (who is in virtually every single scene, if not all of them), she also co-wrote the comedy. In my mind, there's no question that this is her best work to date.
Given my fondness for the movie, I'm beyond psyched to present this exclusive clip from "Bridesmaids" as part of MTV's Summer Movie Preview week. You've already seen glimpses of this scene in the trailer, and it's Wiig at her absolute Wiigiest -- that's right, the airplane scene.