Jay Roach

Jay Roach Will Rewrite, Possibly Replace Ava DuVernay on Amblin’s ‘Intelligent Life’

by Britt Hayes October 4, 2016 @ 1:20 PM
Amblin Entertainment
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.

Another ‘Austin Powers’ Sequel Could Still Swing Its Way Into Theaters

by Britt Hayes May 23, 2016 @ 6:39 PM
New Line
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.

‘Trumbo’ Review: Bryan Cranston Plays the Blacklisted Screenwriter In This Gaudy Pick-cha

by Erin Whitney November 6, 2015 @ 3:02 PM
Hilary Bronwyn Gayle
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.

HBO’s ‘The Brink’ Un-Renewed, Season 2 Officially Canceled

by Kevin Fitzpatrick October 27, 2015 @ 5:44 PM
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 The network has officially rescinded its Season 2 renewal, opting instead to cancel The Brink outright.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 ‘The Brink’ Flirts With World War 3 in New Trailer and Photos

by Kevin Fitzpatrick May 7, 2015 @ 6:52 PM
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 Will Take ‘The Psychopath Test’

by Britt Hayes February 17, 2015 @ 6:27 PM
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's 'The Brink': Jack Black and Tim Robbins Political Comedy Gets Series Order

by Kevin Fitzpatrick February 11, 2014 @ 6:16 PM
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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 Join HBO Dark Comedy Pilot 'The Brink'

by Kevin Fitzpatrick November 14, 2013 @ 1:34 PM
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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'!

'Breaking Bad' Star Bryan Cranston Is Set to Play Dalton Trumbo in Biopic 'Trumbo'

by Damon Houx September 18, 2013 @ 8:19 PM
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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.

HBO Finds Religion, Taps 'Zombieland' Team for Pastor Drama 'Our Father'

by Kevin Fitzpatrick November 16, 2012 @ 12:44 PM
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Considering he just won them a bucket full of Emmys for the Julianne Moore-fronted Sarah Palin drama 'Game Change,' HBO is staying in business with director Jay Roach.  Following his second directorial effort at the pay-cable network, Roach will next set his sights on developing a full-length series for the network, aided by 'Zombieland' scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, but what could their new drama 'Our Father' bring to the table?  Does HBO have a wing and a prayer to do another show about faith?