This one is for those of you who treated yourselves to the hilarious and highly entertaining R-rated treat that is "21 Jump Street." If you haven't yet seen the box office champ, hurry up and get to a theater already! Also, don't read any more of this post because we're going into SPOILER territory about one of the last (and most outrageous) scenes in the film.
Consider yourselves alerted as we turn to the film's very funny scene stealers Dave Franco and Rob Riggle, for their sordid tale about how Riggle ended up with an unsavory prop in his mouth.
In the spirit of the old adage that tragedy plus time equals comedy, director Todd Rohal has taken a particularly traumatic event from his childhood and built a dark comedy around it. The finished product is "Nature Calls," which recently had its premiere at the 19th annual South By Southwest Film Festival.
MTV News caught up with Rohal and his comedic co-stars Johnny Knoxville and Rob Riggle recently where they explained the rather dark inspiration for the film, and how they built humorous action around it.
MTV News' first two days of SXSW action in Austin consisted of a lot of "The Cabin in the Woods" and a little "Killer Joe." First we hit up the "Cabin" world premiere on Friday, followed by a lively round of interviews with the cast members and filmmakers at the film's press day Saturday. What we've learned so far from that talented group: the actors are perfectly charming and delighted with the film, also Joss Whedon and first-time director Drew Goddard have such an easy rapport that we see more films from the co-writers in the future.
With respect to "Killer Joe," we spent some time with cast members Matthew McConaughey, Gina Gershon and Emile Hirsch at the film's U.S. premiere where they promised audiences a unique blend of humor, violence and cringe-worthy moments from their performances in the William Friedkin-directed film.
Javier Bardem, you have reached "The Dark Tower."
After months of casting rumors that eventually squared firmly on the "psychologically" locked Spanish actor, it now appears all but certain that Bardem will step into the role of gunslinger Roland Deschain. Deadline has the news (and we say thankya) that Bardem is close enough to completing his deal that director Ron Howard is already meeting with other actors to cast roles based on Bardem's commitment to a trilogy of films and a limited television run between each movie.
Bardem's nearly-sealed deal isn't the only casting news in the movies world today. After the jump, learn who's been cast as the villain opposite Jonah Hill in "21 Jump Street," who's playing a femme fatale in "The Three Stooges" and much more!
Taylor Swift and Zac Efron are falling in love -- but before you get too excited, it's just for the movies!
Coming Soon has the news that the two musicians/actors are set to star in the upcoming Universal adaptation of Dr. Seuss's "The Lorax." Efron will play the film's lead, a boy named Ted who is searching for the one thing that will allow him to win the girl of his dreams. Swift will play the girl, named Audrey. In addition to the two of them, Danny Devito will voice the titular Lorax, Ed Helms is the the Once-let, Rob Riggle is financial king O'Hare, and Betty White is Ted's Grammy Norma. The flick is set for release on March 2, 2012.
After the jump, find out which two major actors have joined Keira Knightly in the adaptation of "Anna Karenina" and who will be playing Clark Kent's father in Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel."
They fought for their right to party in hilarious movies like "Stepbrothers," "Pineapple Express," "School of Rock" and "Pedicab Confessions" (hey, it counts!). And now Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Seth Rogen, Danny McBride, Jack Blackand Elijah Wood are teaming up to star in "Fight For Your Right Revisited," a short film written and directed by Beastie Boy Adam "MCA" Yauch. The flick will premiere at Sundance in the spring. And we thought Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis were a comedy dream team!
A recently released still of the film shows Wood as Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz, Rogen as Mike "Mike D" Diamond and McBride as Yauch. No word yet on who Ferrell, Reilly and Black will be playing, but if this video is just a remake of the Beastie's original 1986 video for "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party)," then my vote's on Black as Ric Menello. Read More...
You probably remember Craig Robinson as the scene-stealing big guy from “The Office,” “Pineapple Express,” “Knocked Up” and so many other great comedies. You may soon know him as a star of the upcoming Will Ferrell-Mark Wahlberg comedy “The Other Guys.” And if you do, well…you’re welcome.
“I’m here in New York right now, we’re casting [‘The Other Guys’] and in pre-production,” Adam McKay, the man behind “Anchorman,” “Talladega Nights” and this week’s “The Goods” said when we spoke Wednesday evening. “It’s looking pretty cool; I’m excited about it.” Check out this sneak peek at "The Goods" and then hit the jump for more.