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William H. Macy on Directing ‘The Layover’, the Evolution of ‘Shameless’, and ‘Wild Hogs 2′

From director William H. Macy, the comedy The Layover shows what can happen when a plane is re-routed from Florida due to a hurricane warning, stranding its passengers in St. Louis. While they’re stuck and at the mercy of the weather, best friends Kate (Alexandra Daddario) and Meg (Kate Upton) find themselves willing to go to crazy lengths as they compete for the same guy (Matt Barr). At the Los Angeles press day for the film, actor/filmmaker William H. Macy spoke to Collider for this 1-on-1 interview about how The Layover came his way and …
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William H. Macy Directs ‘The Layover’; Hugh Bonneville Back In ‘Viceroy’s House’ – Specialty B.O. Preview

William H. Macy Directs ‘The Layover’; Hugh Bonneville Back In ‘Viceroy’s House’ – Specialty B.O. Preview
Awards season is just beginning and soon will come the Fall onslaught of hopefuls, but for now there’s a bit of a lull as a relative few Specialty newcomers make their ways into theaters over the Labor Day weekend. William H. Macy's second feature directorial, The Layover, opens via Vertical Entertainment, as does India-set historical drama Viceroy's House starring Downton Abbey's Hugh Bonneville along with Gillian Anderson, going out day and date from IFC Films. PBS…
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Alexandra Daddario on ‘The Layover’, Working with William H. Macy, Her Career Trajectory, and More

From director William H. Macy, the comedy The Layover shows what can happen when a plane is re-routed from Florida due to a hurricane warning, stranding its passengers in St. Louis. While they’re stuck and at the mercy of the weather, best friends Kate (Alexandra Daddario) and Meg (Kate Upton) find themselves willing to go to crazy lengths as they compete for the same guy (Matt Barr). At the Los Angeles press day for the film, actress Alexandra Daddario sat down with Collider for this 1-on-1 interview about what attracted her to the project, how quickly …
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In Theaters This Weekend: Reviews of 'Tulip Fever,' 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' Rerelease and More

In Theaters This Weekend: Reviews of 'Tulip Fever,' 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' Rerelease and More
Period dramas, horror films and comedies are amongst Labor Day weekend's film offerings, including the return of a sci-fi landmark, Close Enounters of the Third Kind. Also hitting theaters is a special IMAX screening of Marvel's The Inhumans, Lake Bell's marital comedy I Do... Until I Don't, William H. Macy's The Layover, James Franco-starrer The Vault and a documentary chronicling the impact of a woman just as important as Cesar Chavez in the worker's rights movement — Dolores Huerta.

Read on to find out what The Hollywood Reporter's critics are...
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'Wonder Woman' Comes Home; Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical Baywatch (action-comedy; Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario, David Hasselhoff; rated R) All Eyez on Me (music biographical drama about Tupac Shakur; Demetrius Shipp Jr., Danai Gurira; rated R) Born in China (Disneynature documentary about giant pandas; narrated by John Krasinski; rated G) Dean (comedy-drama; Asif Ali, Jesaiah Baer; rated PG-13) My Cousin Rachel (romantic drama; Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin; rated PG-13) The Layover (comedy-drama; Kate Upton, Alexandra...

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We Talk The Layover with Kate Upton & Alexandra Daddario & William H. Macy

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In the new comedy The Layover, two best friends discover the lengths they’ll both go to when a man gets between them. Directed by the incredibly talented William H. Macy, the film stars Alexandra Daddario, Kate Upton and Matt Barr. This sweet, and occasionally crude, comedy is a funny tale, and the film’s stars are very engaging. Let’s be honest, it would be impossible not to be a little taken with both Upton and Daddorio on-screen. Recently, we spoke to both... Read More...
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William H. Macy, ‘Layover’ Star Alexandra Daddario Discuss Importance of Female Leads

William H. Macy, ‘Layover’ Star Alexandra Daddario Discuss Importance of Female Leads
William H. Macy landed at “The Layover” premiere at the Arclight Hollywood in Los Angeles on Wednesday with co-stars Alexandra Daddario, Kate Upton, Matt Barr, and Matt Jones.

In the road-trip comedy, directed by Macy, Daddario and Upton’s characters are on a flight heading to Fort Lauderdale that gets rerouted due to hurricane warnings. The best friends find themselves in St. Louis fighting over the same guy, played by Barr.

Macy told Variety that he’s a big fan of slapstick humor and romantic comedies. “I thought bringing my sensibilities to this might result in something good,” he said. “The script is unexpected, which is what I think comedy needs.”

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Macy’s acting background proved to be an added benefit in having him direct, according to Daddario.

“He knows how to communicate with actors, he understands our insecurities, he
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Alexandra Daddario Talks Style, Her Skincare Obsession and What She Loves About Kate Upton

Alexandra Daddario Talks Style, Her Skincare Obsession and What She Loves About Kate Upton
We’ve come to know Alexandra Daddario as the beach-babe-slash-girl-next-door who can also kick some serious butt. She has a lengthy résumé that lists everything from hit TV shows Parenthood and American Horror Story to feature films like the Percy Jackson franchise, San Andreas and of course, Baywatch. And her star power is only rising, with a slew of movies slated to come out over the next two years.

But in the meantime, Alexandra’s using her platform (she has four million followers on Instagram alone) to take on health awareness through a new partnership with Allergan, urging her fans
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‘The Layover’ Trailer: Kate Upton & Alexandra Daddario Stupidly Fight Over a Dude

‘The Layover’ Trailer: Kate Upton & Alexandra Daddario Stupidly Fight Over a Dude
If you thought we’d gotten past the point where romantic comedies were about two women throwing away their friendship just so they can hook up with a hot guy while on vacation, think again. The Layover follows two best friends, Alexandra Daddario of San Andreas and Kate Upton of The Other Woman, as they run […]

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Dicks Before Chicks: The Toxic Romantic Comedy Sub-Genre That Just Won’t Die

Dicks Before Chicks: The Toxic Romantic Comedy Sub-Genre That Just Won’t Die
Girl Talk is a weekly look at women in film — past, present, and future.

Sandwiched in between the summer’s biggest blockbuster offerings and superhero tentpoles are a pair of outrageously funny outliers — comedies that, for all their raunchy gags and wild behavior, center squarely on women and their friendships — in the form of “Rough Night” and the upcoming release “Girls Trip.” Although both films lean hard on their comedic trappings, often in the form of booze-fueled bad behavior from their leading ladies, they also both find unexpected heart and charm in their deeper explorations of the relationships between the very different women that populate them.

But even with films like “Rough Night” and “Girls Trip” hitting the multiplex with a welcome dose of girl power, it seems that even this summer isn’t immune from the most tired and toxic of lady-centric comedy tropes: the dicks before chicks sub-genre.
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Alexandra Daddario and Kate Upton put testes before besties in The Layover trailer

Author: Zehra Phelan

Who’s ready for some more girls behaving badly, girls who put their own friendship on the line over a chance meeting with an Adonis on a plane has their hormones raging? Ready or not the trailer for The Layover is ready for your consumption.

Starring Alexandra Daddario and Kate Upton as our two cat-fighting besties Meg and Kate, The Layover is directed by William H. Macy and also stars Matt Jones, Molly Shannon, Kal Penn, and Rob Corddry.

The trailer sets up the generic story. Two friends, whose lives aren’t going quite as well, decide to take a trip away together only to be sat with next to a rather handsome young man when their plane is diverted. Having to take a layover, the three are all holed up in the same hotel and the girls take it upon themselves to impress their way into
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Kate Upton & Alexandra Daddario Star In ‘The Layover’ Trailer

The new trailer for the upcoming R-rated road trip comedy The Layover has debuted online. The film is being helmed by actor-turned-director William H. Macy with Alexandra Daddario and Kate Upton in the two lead roles.

When their plane is rerouted due to a hurricane warning, two single female best friends (Alexandra Daddario, Kate Upton) find themselves competing for the same guy (Matt Barr) during an extended layover in St. Louis.

This film is being released n August 3, 2017, through DirecTV Cinema prior to being released in a limited release on September 1, 2017, by Vertical Entertainment. The film is currently awaiting a UK release date.

Watch the new trailer for the film below.

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Official Trailer for Comedy 'The Layover' Directed by William H. Macy

"I want him!" "Not this time..." Vertical Entertainment and DirecTV have released the first foul-mouthed trailer for a comedy titled The Layover, directed by actor-turned-filmmaker William H. Macy (his second film after Rudderless a few years back). The spunky comedy stars Alexandra Daddario and Kate Upton as best friends who get stuck in St. Louis on an extended layover. Along the way they meet and fall for the same guy, played by Matt Barr, and end up battling for his affection. The full cast includes Matt Jones, Molly Shannon, Kal Penn, and Rob Corddry. This looks mildly entertaining, but also very cliche and generic, but I'm not surprised. Don't really think this is for me, but I'm sure some people will love it. Enjoy. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for William H. Macy's The Layover, direct from YouTube: When their airplane is rerouted due to a hurricane warning,
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Alexandra Daddario & Kate Upton Are Frenemies In New Trailer For ‘The Layover’

While there are plenty of dudes who would likely throw themselves at the opportunity to hang with either Alexandra Daddario or Kate Upton, what “The Layover” presupposes is that the pair would fight over a single man.

Somewhat surprisingly directed by William H. Macy, the movie centers on two besties, who find themselves competing for the same guy during an extended layover in St.

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Kate Upton and Alexandra Daddario Face Off in Hilarious New The Layover Trailer

Kate Upton and Alexandra Daddario Face Off in Hilarious New The Layover Trailer
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It’s about to be a girl fight!

The new redband trailer for The Layover is here — and People has an exclusive first look. The film stars Kate Upton and Alexandra Daddario as recently unemployed best friends who decide to take a trip to Florida to take the edge off.

Their luck seems to turn when a hot guy (Matt Barr) ends up being in the seat between them on a flight. But when a hurricane interrupts their path, the plane has to take a layover in St. Louis — and hilarity ensues.

The two best
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Film Acquisition Rundown: Gravitas Ventures Picks Up ‘Elian,’ Magnolia Buys ‘Leaning Into the Wind’ and More

Film Acquisition Rundown: Gravitas Ventures Picks Up ‘Elian,’ Magnolia Buys ‘Leaning Into the Wind’ and More
Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our weekly Rundown of everything that’s been picked up around the globe. Check out last week’s Rundown here.

Gravitas Ventures has acquired the U.S. theatrical, digital and video rights to “Elián,” the story of Elián González, a five-year-old Cuban boy plucked from the Florida Straits on Thanksgiving Day in 1999, and how the fight over his future sparked a flashpoint for U.S. and Cuban tensions. Directed by Ross McDonnell and Tim Golden, the film is executive produced by Alex Gibney’s Jigsaw Productions.

Read More: Film Acquisition Rundown: Fox Searchlight Picks Up ‘The Spy With No Name,’ FilmRise Buys ‘Marjorie Prime’ and More

Elián” is slated for a platform theatrical release beginning in New York and Los Angeles on May 19. The film will also be premiering at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival on
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William H. Macy’s ‘The Layover’ Lands At Vertical & DirecTV

William H. Macy’s ‘The Layover’ Lands At Vertical & DirecTV
Vertical Entertainment and DirecTV have picked up U.S. rights to the William H. Macy-directed indie The Layover, which stars Alexandra Daddario, Kate Upton, Matt Barr, Matt Jones, Kal Penn, Rob Corddry, and Molly Shannon. The film will debut on DirecTV August 3, followed by a theatrical bow via Vertical Entertainment in September. It follows two single female best friends (Daddario, Upton) who, when their plane is rerouted due to a hurricane warning, find themselves…
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Molly Shannon to Star With Paul Giamatti, Kathryn Hahn in Netflix Film ‘Private Life’ (Exclusive)

Molly Shannon to Star With Paul Giamatti, Kathryn Hahn in Netflix Film ‘Private Life’ (Exclusive)
Fresh off her Independent Spirit Awards win for “Other People,” Molly Shannon is set to co-star with Paul Giamatti and Kathryn Hahn in the Netflix original movie “Private Life.”

Tamara Jenkins is writing and directing the movie. The drama follows a couple (Hahn and Giamatti) in the throes of infertility, trying to maintain their marriage as they descend deeper and deeper into the weird world of assisted reproduction and domestic adoption. Shannon plays a friend of the couple.

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Anthony Bregman (“The Circle,” “Collateral Beauty,” “Foxcatcher”) and Stefanie Azpiazu (“Enough Said,” “The Circle”) are producing the pic. Production is expected to start in the next month.

Shannon earned rave reviews for her performance in the Sundance darling “Other People,” in which she played a woman dying of cancer. The “Saturday Night Live
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‘Office Christmas Party’s’ Rob Corddry Reflects on His Early Career

‘Office Christmas Party’s’ Rob Corddry Reflects on His Early Career
Before he was a “Daily Show” correspondent (from 2002 to 2006), or created the world of “Childrens Hospital” (starting in 2008), or took a dip in “Hot Tub Time Machine” (in 2010), Rob Corddry appeared in “The Manchurian Candidate,” an Off Broadway production (or, as Corddry remembers it, “more like Way, Way Off Broadway”) directed by John Lahr. The show was reviewed by Variety on July 18, 1994. Although he is listed in the cast, Corddry was not singled out in the review. The production from Art & Work Ensemble was panned, but Corddry survived and has enjoyed a varied career as an actor, writer, and producer ever since. After starring in Paramount’s “Office Christmas Party,” his upcoming projects include the crime thriller “Shimmer Lake” and two comedies: “The Layover,” directed by William H. Macy, and Ken Marino’s “How to Be a Latin Lover.”

Do you remember much about “The Manchurian Candidate”?

I think it
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Vancouver-Based Look to the Sky Joins Unified Pictures Film Fund

Unified Pictures has reached an agreement with Vancouver-based Look to the Sky Films to join its recently announced slate fund, Variety has learned exclusively.

The fund, which will produce at least three films annually with budgets up to $15 million, was announced in May at the Cannes Film Festival. Lorenzo di Bonaventura is teaming with Unified Pictures on the drama “American Violence” as the first project in the fund with Canadian venture firm Victory Square Labs.

In addition to bringing further capital into the fund, Look to the Sky will provide ongoing production support for films set to shoot in Canada.

“We are very pleased to increase the scope of the fund’s reach with the addition of Look to the Sky, and while not all of the films will be Canadian based, it is comforting to have local support on the films we earmark for Vancouver,” said Unified Pictures founder Keith Kjarval.
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