Nicholas Stoller

Melissa McCarthy Will Play Tinker Bell in a Movie Which Will Surely Be Magical

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by Britt Hayes November 19, 2014 @ 9:09 PM
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Hey, remember that Tinker Bell sketch from 'SNL' a while back, when Aidy Bryant played a bawdy version of the beloved Disney fairy? If only we could have a film version of that. Well, prepare for the next best thing. Melissa McCarthy is set to star in a live-action Tinker Bell film from 'Night at the Museum' director Shawn Levy and 'Neighbors' writer Nicholas Stoller. Magical!

The Hilarious 'Neighbors' Alternate Opening You Didn't See

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by Nick Romano September 10, 2014 @ 10:44 AM
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'Neighbors' was the surprise comedy of the year -- despite Seth Rogen and Zac Efron's involvement, it was presumed to be just another reboot of a classic film, and it surpassed all our expectations. What you may not know, though, is that director Nicholas Stoller shot even more cooky hijinks through two alternate openings to the film, and you can watch one of them right here.

Director Nicholas Stoller Takes A 'Neighbors' Victory Lap After Defeating Spider-Man

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by Mike Ryan May 16, 2014 @ 11:45 AM
Let's call this a victory lap for Nicholas Stoller. And, to be honest, Stoller deserves a victory lap after his movie, 'Neighbors,' surprisingly finished number one at the box office this past weekend (grossing over $61 million domestically to date) ousting 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' from the top spot. And, for Stoller, this marks the first time he's directed a number one film: His previous efforts -- 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall,' "Get Him to the Greek,' and 'The Five-Year Engagement' -- all fell short. And, for Stoller, he knew he had a hit movie when Universal stopped putting a limit on his daily per diem. Nicholas Stoller is officially a big shot.
Stoller called this past Thursday afternoon to discuss the success of 'Neighbors' (a movie, if you somehow don't know, about Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne's quiet neighborhood being turned upside down by Zac Efron and Dave Franco's noisy fraternity) and, boy, nothing can put someone in a good mood like having an unexpected number one movie. Ahead, Stoller takes a 'Neighbors' victory lap; explains why he wasn't worried about naming his movie after an ill-fated John Belushi movie; and, as a bonus. tells us exactly where in the movie we can see Christopher Mintz-Plasse's penis.

Who Ya Gonna Call? Five Directors Who Could Save 'Ghostbusters 3'

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by ScreenCrush Staff March 19, 2014 @ 10:12 AM
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Yesterday came the news that Ivan Reitman, who directed the original 'Ghostbusters', was stepping down as the director of 'Ghostbusters 3' but now the question is, who will direct it? We take a look at the top candidates.

'Neighbors' Set Visit Lets Loose the Dick Jokes, Epic Parties and Director Nick Stoller's Man Crush

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by Damon Houx January 30, 2014 @ 10:00 AM
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In a surprise to no one, director Nicholas Stoller’s new film, ‘Neighbors,’ features male nudity. The film focuses on a married couple played by Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne, whose characters are raising a child, and the frat house next door run by Zac Efron and Dave Franco. In the scenes we saw from our visit to the set, there are a number of big parties in the film, and the frat brothers behave as they will -- which means they’re going to get out of hand and is what creates the central conflict in the film.

Cruel Fate! Jason Segel Will Not Return for 'Muppets' Sequel

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by Britt Hayes March 5, 2012 @ 1:52 PM
Disney
Vulture reported a few days ago that Nicholas Stoller is currently working on writing a sequel to last year's 'Muppets' film, but the involvement of Jason Segel remained hazy at best, with the best case scenario being that he'd once again act in the film but would not be able to co-write due to prior commitments.