As if American Horror Story retelling an allegorical version of the 2016 election weren’t enough, HBO is about to take things much more literally. The producers of 2012's Game Change (including Tom Hanks!) have set their sights on an HBO miniseries of the 2016 election, because let’s face it, you can never escape.
For a brief moment, Ava DuVernay was attached to direct Intelligent Life for Amblin with Lupita Nyong’o on board to star, but when the former departed the project to focus on Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time, the latter also jumped ship — leaving the film in flux. But the sci-fi project has found new life with Jay Roach, who has signed on rewrite and potentially direct Intelligent Life based on Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly’s screenplay.
Unlike most comedy sequels, the Austin Powers franchise only became more successful at the box office with each additional outing (sorry, Neighbors 2), with Austin Powers in Goldmember generating $300 million worldwide. It’s been 14 years since Mike Myers last donned the mop-top and spouted a bunch of delightfully cheesy innuendoes, and though we may not be any closer to a fourth Austin Powers outing, director Jay Roach says it could still very much happen.
When the first trailer for Jay Roach’s Trumbo dropped this past summer, I thought I was getting a brief peek at what would become one of fall’s most buzzed about biopics and with an Oscar-worthy leading role. After all, it stars Bryan Cranston as Dalton Trumbo, the politically undeterred Hollywood screenwriter blacklisted for his Communist beliefs during the Red Scare. A movie about movies with a great cast, what could go wrong? But that’s just the thing with biopics, especially ones about Hollywood, which face the risk of mistaking homage for pastiche.
The Brink may have succeeded in staving off its titular precipice for a second season, but HBO surprisingly seems to have pushed the Jack Black - Tim Robbins geopolitical comedy right back over. The network has officially rescinded its Season 2 renewal, opting instead to cancel The Brink outright.
HBO’s upcoming geopolitical comedy (come on, how often do you get to say that?) The Brink has already stirred up international trouble by its first teaser, but with a June 21 premiere fast approaching, the Jack Black-Tim Robbins venture has declared open season. Check out the longest look yet at The Brink with a new trailer and photo set!
Scarlett Johansson is breaking with her current sci-fi trend for her next film, which takes her into the realm of the crazies with The Psychopath Test, based on the book of the same name by Jon Ronson, who also wrote The Men Who Stare at Goats. Before you start feeling disappointed that this isn’t another sci-fi project, consider this: The Psychopath Test will be helmed by Jay Roach from a script by Kristin Gore, an uncredited writer on films like Her and Foxcatcher. Oh, and it stars Scarlett Johansson, so you almost don’t need another reason to care.
HBO will shed an impressive amount of its programming over the course of 2014, airing final seasons of 'True Blood,' 'The Newsroom' and 'Boardwalk Empire,' atop the cancellations of 'Family Tree' and 'Hello Ladies,' so it isn't a surprise to see a star-studded pilot getting the fast track. To that end, HBO's Jay Roach-directed geopolitical comedy 'The Brink,' starring Jack Black and Tim Robbins, has already been given a series order.
Jack Black and Tim Robbins may not be the box-office draws they once were, but could they pull in the HBO crowd? We'll find out, as the premium cable network has recruited the duo to headline a new dark comedy pilot from director Jay Roach, taking the world of geopolitical crises to 'The Brink'!
Now that Bryan Cranston is done shaving his head for 'Breaking Bad,' he can finally lead a motion picture, and it appears that the former Meth King of New Mexico will star in 'Trumbo,' a biopic about Dalton Trumbo -- the most famous of the screenwriters put on the Hollywood Blacklist.