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‘Nerve’ Trailer: Dave Franco and Emma Roberts Teach Us the Dangers of the Internet

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by Britt Hayes May 11, 2016 @ 8:09 PM
Judging by a trailer that seemingly reveals just about everything (including the bodies of its leads), Nerve takes the premise of indie thrillers like Cheap Thrills and the lesser-seen 13 Sins and re-frames it with the treacherous world of a little place called The Internet. With that particular distinction in mind, it shouldn’t surprise you that Nerve was helmed by Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost, the directing duo behind Catfish (the movie, not the TV show).

Dave Franco Talks Young Han Solo Audition Process

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by Britt Hayes April 17, 2016 @ 12:34 PM
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A few months back it was reported that Disney was looking at over 200 actors for the role of young Han Solo in Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s Star Wars spinoff, narrowing the list down to 12 names, including Miles Teller and Neighbors star Dave Franco. That shortlist has become even shorter, with Hail, Caesar! star Alden Ehrenreich reportedly emerging as the frontrunner, while guys like Franco and Teller are now off the table. A new interview with Franco basically confirms this, as the actor opens up about the audition process and the difficulties of finding the right person to step into Harrison Ford’s iconic shoes.

Now You See the ‘Now You See Me 2’ Trailer, Now You Don’t

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by Charles Bramesco March 16, 2016 @ 10:48 AM
Summit
Magicians: they’re no longer just people who remind of you of the good choices you made in life when seen at children’s birthday parties. Magicians are now “cool” and “sexy” and “played by Lizzy Caplan.” She’s taking the place of Isla Fisher, who was presumably busy keeping a brave face as she watched her husband of six years crawl into an elephant’s vagina, as one of two new key acquisitions for the fledgling franchise. As the newly released trailer embedded above indicates, she’s one of three newcomers, along with Chinese singer Jay Chou and actual boy wizard Daniel Radcliffe, showing a little range by portraying a character who cannot do magic, but does somehow have access to every single computer in the world, which is slightly more implausible.

Lucasfilm Narrows Down Han Solo Shortlist; Miles Teller, Dave Franco Testing For Spinoff

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by Mike Sampson January 11, 2016 @ 12:33 PM
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Disney and Lucasfilm have looked at over a thousand young actors to try and find the right person to play a young Han Solo in the upcoming spinoff film directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. They’ve narrowed that massive list down to 12 actors all...

Ansel Elgort, Dave Franco and Miles Teller Among the Many Auditioning For ‘Han Solo’ Movie

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by Mike Sampson December 2, 2015 @ 8:51 AM
Lucasfilm
With Star Wars: The Force Awakens just about two weeks ago, it may seem strange to now look ahead to a Star Wars film that isn’t coming out until May, 2018, but when that film is Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s Han Solo spinoff, you’ll forgive us for jumping out ahead. Though filming on the Han Solo project isn’t expected to begin for over a year, Lord and Miller have already started auditioning a slew of young Hollywood actors for the project and some of the names may surprise you.

‘Neighbors 2’ Brings Dave Franco Back for More Shenanigans

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by Britt Hayes August 13, 2015 @ 7:08 PM
Universal
Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne and Zac Efron won’t be the only stars reprising their roles in Neighbors 2 — Dave Franco has also moved into the comedy sequel, joining new cast member Chloe Moretz in the film, which turns the narrative tables as a group of sorority girls take their turn terrorizing the neighborhood.

'Unfinished Business' Trailers: The New Vince Vaughn Comedy Offers Red and Green Band Trailers for the Holiday Season

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by Britt Hayes November 26, 2014 @ 7:14 PM
Tis the season, and to get in the holiday spirit of things, the new Vince Vaughn comedy ‘Unfinished Business’ is offering up your choice of red or green band trailers. Or both, if you’re feeling particularly inclined to watch basically the exact same trailer twice. One is suggestive, while the other is more blatant with the profanity. It depends on what you’re in the mood for, or how many relatives are already hanging around at your house on this lovely Thanksgiving eve.

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

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by Nick Romano September 10, 2014 @ 10:44 AM
Universal
'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.

We Played Beer Pong Against 'Neighbors' Stars Seth Rogen and Dave Franco (and Won!)

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by Mike Sampson May 7, 2014 @ 4:21 PM
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'Neighbors' is a hilarious movie. Let's start there. It's the day after the film's raucous premiere at SXSW and it's clear that the Seth Rogen/Zac Efron comedy has the potential to become the sleeper hit of the summer. Given the film's college theme, we caught up with stars Seth Rogen and Dave Franco to talk about the film over what some might consider the greatest college drinking game of all-time, beer pong. It's Team ScreenCrush vs. Team 'Neighbors' in an epic, beer-soaked (literally) battle!