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Long Shot Review: Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron Strike Comedic Gold

Long Shot Review: Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron Strike Comedic Gold
Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron strike comedic gold in the hilarious romcom, Long Shot. The tired premise of a goofy nerd winning the heart of a beautiful woman gets a brilliant new take. The film is an old-fashioned romance with a heavy sprinkling of raunchy fun and vulgarity. It also satirizes our divided political climate with cleverer than expected insights. Long Shot is the comedy to beat at this summer's box office.

Seth Rogen stars as Fred Flarsky, an uber liberal investigative journalist at a Brooklyn newspaper. He takes more than a few lumps getting his hard-hitting expos&#233s. Fred prides himself on holding truth to power; jabbing a middle finger to big media and the establishment. Fred's world comes crashing down when his newspaper is sold to a right-wing, Rupert Murdoch-esque (Andy Serkis) tycoon. Fred quits on principle, but is now unemployed and totally broke.

Charlize Theron co-stars as Charlotte Field,
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New Clip From Seth Rogen & Charlize Theron ‘Long Shot’

A new clips has been delivered for the upcoming Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron comedy Long Shot. The film lands in cinemas in a couple of weeks with O’Shea Jackson Jr., Andy Serkis, June Diane Raphael, Bob Odenkirk, and Alexander Skarsgård amongst the cast.

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Here’s the synopsis for the film.

Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron) is one of the most influential women in the world. Smart, sophisticated, and accomplished, she’s a powerhouse diplomat with a talent for…well, mostly everything. Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) is a gifted and free spirited journalist with a self-destructive streak. The two have nothing in common, except that she was his baby sitter and first crush. When Fred unexpectedly reunites with Charlotte, he charms her with his self-deprecating humor and his memories of her youthful idealism. As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte impulsively hires Fred as her speechwriter,
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'Bridesmaids' writers reunite for Lionsgate comedy

'Bridesmaids' writers reunite for Lionsgate comedy
Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo will co-write and co-star in the new project.

Oscar-nominated Bridesmaids writers Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo are reuniting to co-write and co-star in Barb and Star Go To Vista Del Mar for Lionsgate.

The comedy will be directed by Josh Greenbaum and is set to be released next year. Gloria Sanchez Productions, the female-focused production company founded by Jessica Elbaum, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, will produce along with Wiig and Mumolo.

Wiig and Mumolo will play the title characters, best friends who leave their small midwestern town for the first time to go on vacation in Florida,
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Win tickets to a special screening of Long Shot

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To mark the release of Long Shot on 3rd May, we’ve been given a pair of tickets to a preview screening on 25th April at 6pm in a central London location.

Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron) is one of the most influential women in the world. Smart, sophisticated, and accomplished, she’s a powerhouse diplomat with a talent for…well, mostly everything. Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) is a gifted and free spirited journalist with a self-destructive streak. The two have nothing in common, except that she was his baby sitter and first crush. When Fred unexpectedly reunites with Charlotte, he charms her with his self-deprecating humor and his memories of her youthful idealism. As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte impulsively hires Fred as her speechwriter, much to the dismay of her trusted advisors.

A fish out of water on Charlotte’s elite team, Fred is
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"Star Trek" Jean-Luc Picard Series Adds Alison Pill, Harry Treadaway & Isa Briones To Cast

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Alison Pill (The Newsroom), Harry Treadaway (Penny Dreadful) and Isa Briones (American Crime Story: Versace) are set as series regulars opposite Patrick Stewart in CBS All Access’ upcoming Star Trek series that will explore the next chapter of Jean-Luc Picard.

The new untitled Star Trek series, produced by CBS TV Studios in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment, features Stewart reprising his iconic role as Picard, which he played for seven seasons on Star Trek: The Next Generation, and follows him in the next chapter of his life. Pill, Treadaway and Briones join previously announced cast members Santiago Cabrera, Michelle Hurd and Evan Evagora.

As with the others, no details are being revealed about the characters Pill, Treadaway and Briones will play.

Pill just wrapped shooting season one of the upcoming FX series Devs from Alex Garland, and can be seen in the Oscar-nominated film Vice. Most recently, Pill
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An unrecognizable Russell Crowe is coming for an Emmy as Roger Ailes in ‘The Loudest Voice’ trailer [Watch]

An unrecognizable Russell Crowe is coming for an Emmy as Roger Ailes in ‘The Loudest Voice’ trailer [Watch]
Just when Christian Bale thinks he has the market cornered on eerily accurate transformations into notorious, um, larger-than-life Republicans, Russell Crowe is here to be like, “Hold my beer.”

Showtime released the first trailer on Tuesday for “The Loudest Voice,” its new limited series about late Fox News founder Roger Ailes, played by Crowe, who’s nearly unrecognizable under all that makeup and prosthetics. Premiering Sunday, June 30 at 10/9c and based on Gabriel Sherman’s book “The Loudest Voice in the Room,” the series chronicles Ailes’ rise to power at the right-wing network to his downfall, when he was ousted in 2016 amid numerous sexual harassment allegations (he died in 2017).

In between Ailes growling about “fairness” and “balance” and scream-scheming — “We’re gonna give them a vision of the world the way they want it to be” — in the trailer are quick shots of him running his hands down Gretchen Carlson
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‘The Loudest Voice’ First Trailer: Russell Crowe Transforms Into Fox News’ Roger Ailes in Showtime Series

‘The Loudest Voice’ First Trailer: Russell Crowe Transforms Into Fox News’ Roger Ailes in Showtime Series
Nearly three years after he was ousted from the network he helped make a cable news behemoth and two years after his passing, Roger Ailes is still an unmistakably influential figure in American politics. The mastermind behind Fox News is the subject of the upcoming series “The Loudest Voice,” which network Showtime took one more step towards unveiling on Tuesday.

In the series’ first trailer, Russell Crowe stars as Ailes, playing the TV exec from the inception of the cable news channel. “The Loudest Voice” is built around Fox News’ on-screen breakthrough into shaping the mainstream conservative agenda and showing Ailes’ behind-the-scenes behavior, which eventually led to a series of lawsuits, including one filed by former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson (played here by Naomi Watts).

The Loudest Voice” supporting cast is bolstered by a number of performers playing Ailes’ real-life counterparts in the building of the Fox News empire.
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Charlize Theron And Seth Rogen Take A “Long Shot” Approach To Chemistry

Long Shot centers on Fred (Seth Rogen), an average Joe who may have a “shot” at romancing his childhood crush Charlotte (Charlize Theron). Hired to be her speechwriter as she eyes the presidency, Fred must balance a possible romance while ensuring he doesn’t get Charlotte in hot water.

“You can fake it,” said Rogen about generating [...]

The post Charlize Theron And Seth Rogen Take A “Long Shot” Approach To Chemistry appeared first on Hollywood Outbreak.
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Movie Trailers This Week: 'Star Wars,' 'Lion King,' 'Addams Family' and More

Movie Trailers This Week: 'Star Wars,' 'Lion King,' 'Addams Family' and More
The year's most highly anticipated films released trailers this week, including Jon Favreau's remake of Disney's The Lion King, starring Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Beyonce and more and Star Wars: Episode XI, entitled The Rise of Skywalker. Daisy Ridley returns at the lead for the final trilogy and is joined by Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac.

The first teaser for the animated version of The Addams Family was released, featuring the vocal talents of Charlize Theron, Oscar Isaac and Chloe Grace Moretz.

The Amy Poehler-directed Netflix film, Wine Country, released a full trailer this week. Poehler stars along ...
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Trailers of the Week: ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,’ Beyonce’s Coachella Doc, ‘Wine Country’

First things first: Yes, the first official trailer for Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker has finally dropped. As did peeks at the Poheler/Fey/Rudolph comedy Wine Country (!), Beyonce’s Coachella documentary (!!) and the second season of Fleabag (!!!). All this, plus an extended Lion King clip, a look at Netflix’s sequel to Tales of the City and one seriously adrenaline-mainlining teaser for Luc Besson’s latest action thriller. Also, apparently there’s a new animated Addams Family movie happening? Check out this week’s big-name trailers.
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Will National Enquirer Survive? Media Experts Divided on ‘Badly Damaged’ Tabloid’s Future

Does the National Enquirer have a future? As American Media Inc. looks for a buyer for the troubled supermarket tabloid, media experts offered sharply divergent assessments of whether the supermarket staple would ultimate be able to weather its current legal, financial and public relations troubles — and indeed if a buyer would emerge at all.

“I would rather pay money to someone to take it away from me, to save me from all the legal troubles,” Samir Husni, director of the Magazine Innovation Center at the University of Mississippi School of Journalism, told TheWrap. “I can list 100 reasons why nobody should buy the National Enquirer, but I cannot think of one reason why somebody should buy the National Enquirer.”

Peter Kreisky, a veteran media analyst, predicted that the tabloid was unlikely to survive another five years. “This is the beginning of the ultimate decline of it, unless somebody pulls a rabbit out of a hat,
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Mark Wahlberg and Connie Britton cast in drama ‘Good Joe Bell’

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Mark Wahlberg and Connie Britton have been cast in ‘Monsters and Men’ helmer, Reinaldo Marcus Green’s drama ‘Good Joe Bell’.

Based on a true story, Wahlberg is set to play real-life Oregonian father Joe Bell, who sets out on a walk across the United States with his son, Jadin, who will be played by Reid Miller.

Co-written by the Oscar-winning duo behind ‘Brokeback MountainDiana Ossana and Larry McMurtry, the film will also be produced by Wahlberg. Jake Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker, via their Nine Stories banner, Cary Fukunaga of Parliament Of Owls, Daniela Taplin Lundberg of Stay Gold, Eva Maria Daniels of Vision Chaos, Ryan Ahrens of Argent Pictures, and Stephen Levinson will also produce.

Also in the news – John Goodman and Billy Crystal to reprise roles on ‘Monster Inc’ series

Filming will begin next week in Utah.

Wahlberg was last seen in ‘Instant Family’ alongside Rose Byrne
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‘Hellboy’ Reboot Summons $1.3 Million at Thursday Box Office

‘Hellboy’ Reboot Summons $1.3 Million at Thursday Box Office
Hellboy,” Lionsgate’s gory, R-rated reboot of the demonic comic book character, made $1.38 million at the box office in its Thursday night previews from over 2,700 screens. It opens on 3,303 screens this weekend.

It is one of four films releasing wide this weekend, and all of them are going up against DC’s “Shazam!,” which heads into its second weekend after a $56.8 million domestic opening. “Shazam!” made another $2.3 million Thursday, bringing its cumulative domestic total to $69.7 million.

Also opening this weekend are the comedy “Little” starring Regina Hall, Issa Rae and Marsai Martin from Universal, “Missing Link,” the stop-motion animated family movie from United Artists and Laika, and “After,” a romance based on Anna Todd’s novel from Aviron Pictures.

Also Read: Why Lionsgate Needs 'Hellboy,' 'John Wick 3' and a Charlize Theron-Seth Rogen Rom-Com to Work

Hellboy” is projected for an opening between $17-20 million, with
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Summer Movie Preview 2019: ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ ‘Once Upon a Time,’ ‘Lion King’

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Summer Movie Preview 2019: ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ ‘Once Upon a Time,’ ‘Lion King’
Avengers: Endgame

Release Date: April 25

Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Brie Larson, Mark Ruffalo, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Paul Rudd, Josh Brolin, Danai Gurira, Karen Gillan

Why we want to see it: “It seems like a thousand years ago,” Tony Stark remarks in the official “Endgame” trailer. Well, that’s how long it’s felt since “Infinity War” came last summer and crushed all of our hearts with a single snap. Marvel fans have been waiting almost exactly a year to see if the remaining Avengers can defeat Thanos and revive their fellow heroes from the piles of dust in Wakanda. How will they do it? Who will survive? And will “Endgame” cross the $2 billion mark?

Jordan Moreau

Long Shot

Release Date: May 3

Stars: Seth Rogen, Charlize Theron, O’Shea Jackson Jr.

Why we want to see it: In addition to being a raunchy comedy,
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Mark Wahlberg, Connie Britton to Star in Reinaldo Marcus Green’s True-Life Drama ‘Good Joe Bell’

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Mark Wahlberg, Connie Britton to Star in Reinaldo Marcus Green’s True-Life Drama ‘Good Joe Bell’
Mark Wahlberg and Connie Britton will star alongside up-and-coming actor Reid Miller in Reinaldo Marcus Green new film “Good Joe Bell,” written by Academy Award-winning “Brokeback Mountain” scribes Diana Ossana and Larry McMurtry.

“Good Joe Bell” tells the true story of Oregonian father Joe Bell (Wahlberg) who sets out on a walk across America with his son, Jadin (Miller).

The film is Green’s follow-up to “Monsters and Men,” his feature film directorial debut that was released last year.

Also Read: Mark Wahlberg's 'Six Billion Dollar Man' Taken Off Release Schedule

Production on the “Good Joe Bell” is set to begin April 15 in Utah.

Producers on the film include: Daniela Taplin Lundberg of Stay Gold, Riva Marker and Jake Gyllenhaal of Nine Stories, Eva Maria Daniels of Vision Chaos, Cary Fukunaga of Parliament of Owls, Ryan Ahrens of Argent Pictures (“Hacksaw Ridge”), Wahlberg, and Stephen Levinson.

Argent Pictures and Hercules Film Fund
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Mark Wahlberg, Connie Britton to Star in ‘Good Joe Bell’ From ‘Brokeback Mountain’ Scribes (Exclusive)

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Mark Wahlberg, Connie Britton to Star in ‘Good Joe Bell’ From ‘Brokeback Mountain’ Scribes (Exclusive)
Mark Wahlberg, Connie Britton and Reid Miller are set to star in “Monsters and Men” helmer Reinaldo Marcus Green’s drama “Good Joe Bell,” from “Brokeback Mountain” screenwriters Diana Ossana and Larry McMurtry.

Wahlberg will play real-life Oregonian father Joe Bell, who sets out on a walk across the United States with his son, Jadin (Miller). Production is set to start on April 15 in Utah.

Producers on the pic are Daniela Taplin Lundberg of Stay Gold, Riva Marker and Jake Gyllenhaal of Nine Stories, Eva Maria Daniels of Vision Chaos, Cary Fukunaga of Parliament Of Owls, Ryan Ahrens of Argent Pictures, as well as Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson.

Argent Pictures and Hercules Film Fund are co-financing the film, with Argent Pictures’ Jill Ahrens, Ben Renzo, Tony Parker, Derick Brooks, Michael Finley and Drew Brees executive producing. Ossana and McMurtry will also executive produce. Paris Kassidokostas-Latsis, Terry Dougas and Jean-Luc De Fanti
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‘Hellboy’ Reboot Impaled by Critics: ‘Dreadful, Obnoxious, Unnecessary and Interminable’

‘Hellboy’ Reboot Impaled by Critics: ‘Dreadful, Obnoxious, Unnecessary and Interminable’
The new R-rated reboot of “Hellboy” from Lionsgate and starring David Harbour is a bloodier, more violent take on Mike Mignola’s comic book character than Guillermo del Toro’s original films, and many critics haven’t been shy in savaging it.

Early reviews of director Neil Marshall’s “Hellboy” are largely negative, with critics saying that the new film pales in comparison to the fantasy whimsy of del Toro’s version. At least one critic was willing to say that the film is an early contender for the worst film of the year, while another went as far as to call it one of the worst comic book movies ever made.

“In a word, ‘Hellboy’ is unpleasant. Other appropriate adjectives to describe this reboot include dreadful, obnoxious, unnecessary and interminable,” /Film’s Josh Spiegel wrote in his review. “Considering the shadow cast by the two ‘Hellboy’ films written and directed by Guillermo del Toro,
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Inside ‘Hellboy’ Reboot’s Fiery Shoot: Fights Over David Harbour, Cinematography and a Tree (Exclusive)

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Inside ‘Hellboy’ Reboot’s Fiery Shoot: Fights Over David Harbour, Cinematography and a Tree (Exclusive)
Hellboy the comic-book character was born of an unholy union of woman and demon. But the latest “Hellboy” movie was born of clashes between director Neil Marshall and two of the film’s 16 producers.

Insiders on the film told TheWrap about a series of disagreements that boiled over when the producers decided to replace Marshall’s go-to cinematographer, Sam McCurdy. Other spats involved rehearsals, star David Harbour and the design of a tree, insiders said.

Two people familiar with the situation said McCurdy was fired simply for doing what Marshall asked him to do, and that producers Lawrence Gordon and Lloyd Levin were trying to send a message to Marshall that despite being the film’s director, Marshall was not in charge.

An attorney for Levin said that was not the case. “While my client will not comment on why Sam McCurdy was fired as that is a private matter,
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Emmy Rossum Signs First-Look Deal With Ucp

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Emmy Rossum Signs First-Look Deal With Ucp
Shameless” alum Emmy Rossum has signed a first-look deal with Universal Content Productions, a rep for NBCUniversal tells TheWrap.

As part of the deal, Rossum will develop premium scripted content for the studio under her own Composition 8 production banner.

The actress and director departed Showtime’s “Shameless” in late August after nine seasons of playing Fiona Gallagher. Her husband, “Mr. Robot” creator Sam Esmail, recently renewed his own deal at Ucp in February — together, they are developing a new limited series starring Rossum called “Angelyne,” based on an investigation by The Hollywood Reporter writer Gary Baum of the notorious L.A. billboard fixture of the same name.

Also Read: 'Hellboy' Movie Review: Rebooted Superhero Saga Hits the Hard-r Horror Sweet Spot

After having directed two episodes of “Shameless” in 2016 and 2017, Rossum has gone on to direct an episode of TNT’s “Animal Kingdom” and Amazon’s upcoming series “Modern Love.
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Emmy Rossum Inks First-Look Deal With Ucp

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Emmy Rossum Inks First-Look Deal With Ucp
Shameless” alumna Emmy Rossum has signed a first-look deal with Ucp, Variety has learned.

Under the agreement, Rossum will develop premium scripted content, under her Composition 8 production banner. Rossum joins Ucp’s roster of first-look deals that includes Kathleen Robertson and Charlize Theron’s Denver & Delilah.

Rossum recently left “Shameless” after 9 seasons playing Fiona Gallagher on the Showtime series. She also directed a couple episodes of the show in 2016 and 2017, as well as an episode of TNT’s “Animal Kingdom” and Amazon’s new “Modern Love” series.

She joins husband Sam Esmail at Ucp, after the “Mr. Robot” creator renewed his deal in February, 2019. The pair are currently developing “Angelyne,” a limited series which Rossum is slated to star in.

News of Rossum’s deal comes amid a flurry of deals for content makers across both traditional studios and streamers. Studios like Ucp are facing increased competition to hang on to top talent,
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