Written and directed by Seth MacFarlane, Ted 2 is Universal Pictures and Media Rights Capital’s follow-up to the highest-grossing original R-rated comedy of all time. Joined once again by star Mark Wahlberg and fellow Ted writers Alec Sulkin & Wellesley Wild, MacFarlane produces the live action/CG-animated comedy alongside Bluegrass Films’ Scott Stuber, as well as John Jacobs and Jason Clark.
Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane, Morgan Freeman, Amanda Seyfried, Mila Kunis, Jessica Barth and John Slattery star in the comedy sequel, which hits theatres June 26, 2015.
THE TWO STOOGES
With the movie theater business booming, last week’s big budget blockbusters were transplanted by a comedy sequel twenty years in the making as the Farrelly Brothers reunited Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels for Dumb and Dumber To, which burst into 3,154 theaters with an estimated $38 million. That’s Jim Carrey’s biggest opening weekend since 2003’s Bruce Almighty, which opened with $68 million over Memorial Day, and it’s the Farrelly Brothers’ biggest opening ever, grossing more in its first three days than a few of their recent movies have grossed in total.
Hitting theatres this weekend, Dumb and Dumber To stars Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Rachel Melvin, Kathleen Turner, Brady Bluhm, Laurie Holden, Steve Tom and Rob Riggle. In the film, Lloyd and Harry head on a road trip to find a child Harry never knew he had and the responsibility neither should ever, ever be given.
Written and directed by Tom McCarthy (The Visitor, The Station Agent, The Cobbler blends comedy, drama and fantasy and follows Sandler’s leading man as he learns that he has the ability to metaphysically step into the lives of the people whose shoes he repairs.
Netflix will be the exclusive home of four feature films starring and produced by Adam Sandler, the company announced today.
It’s interesting that the form in which this massive television event- a crossover episode of the two most beloved “grown-up” animated shows of the century- arrives is a regular Family Guy episode. It begins with the normal FG opening credits and the first 10-12 minutes could be found in any regular episode! To be honest, there are most cleverly-written jokes in this opening segment than in the rest of the episode, but the fun of seeing the Simpsons and FG characters on screen together makes up for it!
Now in production, Ted 2 has added Liam Neeson to its cast! Writer/director/star Seth MacFarlane, who previously worked with Neeson on this year’s A Million Ways to Die in the West, tweeted the news.
Morgan Freeman, who is back on the big screen in this weekend’s Dolphin Tale 2, has signed on for a role in a very different sequel: Seth MacFarlane’s Ted 2. Variety reports that Freeman will play a famous civil rights lawyer who comes to Ted’s aid.
Paramount Pictures has debuted the trailer for Jason Reitman’s new film, Men, Women & Children, starring Kaitlyn Dever, Rosemarie DeWitt, Ansel Elgort, Jennifer Garner, Judy Greer, Dean Norris and Adam Sandler.
Currently on the big screen as the voice of Rocket in James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Bradley Cooper has lined up a new potential franchise in Mack Bolan. Cooper is set to headline a feature film based on the Don Pendleton character and, according to a story today at Deadline, he’s going to be re-teaming with his The Hangover trilogy director Todd Phillips to do it.
Two new posters are now online for directors Peter and Bobby Farrelly’s Dumb and Dumber To. Actors Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels each tweeted their respective character’s poster with an obvious play on the poster for Universal’s recent hit, Lucy.
Sony Pictures Entertainment announced today that the studio has brought together an extraordinary number of iconic video game companies, whose classic characters – including PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, Centipede, Galaga, Frogger, Q*bert, and Space Invaders – will be featured in the action comedy Pixels, starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, and Brian Cox, and directed by Chris Columbus. The film will be released on May 15, 2015.
Jane Krakowski has joined the cast of big-budget adventure movie Pixels. The 30 Rock actress will star alongside Adam Sandler, Peter Dinklage and Kevin James, Deadline reports.