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Amazon 2015 Pilots Include Shane Black Western, Louis C.K. / Tig Notaro Comedy

by Kevin Fitzpatrick September 23, 2015 @ 10:17 AM
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Amazon original series have been picking up steam over the last year or so, between Emmy and Golden Globe wins for Transparent, and more high-concept launches like The Man in the High Castle, so who’s ready for 2015? Even more talent populates the next crop of Amazon pilots to choose from, including Iron Man 3 director Shane Black, Sacha Baron Cohen, and a can’t-miss comedy from Tig Notaro, Louis C.K. and Diablo Cody.

Sacha Baron Cohen Back on the Freddie Mercury Biopic, Now With Total Creative Control

by Britt Hayes March 28, 2015 @ 12:27 PM
A biopic based on the life of legendary Queen frontman Freddie Mercury has been in the works for years, with Sacha Baron Cohen previously attached to star before he was forced off the project by surviving band members who disagreed with his vision. Since then, the project has fumbled, with various actors and directors rumored for the biopic, which has made negligible progress since Cohen’s departure. Now it appears that the surviving bandmates have had a change of heart, pulling Cohen back onto the project, this time granting him complete control.

Here’s the ‘Ghostbusters 3’ Title and Cast That Could Have Happened

by Britt Hayes December 21, 2014 @ 2:23 PM
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Let’s go back. Back in time before Paul Feig swooped in to direct an all-female ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot which we’re actually excited about. Back in time to when the long-gestating ‘Ghostbusters 3’ was still a possibility, a sequel that most people didn’t really want. Back here in the land that time forgot, original ‘Ghostbusters’ director and producer Ivan Reitman was planning to helm the long-delayed third installment in the franchise, and according to some recently uncovered e-mails from Sony, we now know what that sequel would have been called—and who might have starred in it.

'Alice in Wonderland 2' Ready to Send Sacha Baron Cohen 'Through the Looking Glass'

by Nick Romano January 22, 2014 @ 8:29 AM
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Fans of Tim Burton's 'Alice in Wonderland,' starring Mia Wasikowska as the lead heroine and Johnny Depp as the eccentric Mad Hatter, now have 'Alice in Wonderland 2' to look forward to on May 27, 2016. The sequel will take Alice on another trippy adventure, and this time she could have to deal with the likes of Sacha Baron Cohen.

Sacha Baron Cohen's Bond-Style Spy Spoof, 'Grimsby,' Hires a Director

by Britt Hayes December 3, 2013 @ 12:12 PM
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As previously reported, Sacha Baron Cohen has been working on a James Bond-style spy spoof over at Paramount, and today we're pleased to relay that the project not only has a title, but a director as well. 'Now You See Me' helmer Louis Leterrier has been chosen to tackle this not-so-top-secret and -- judging by the talent involved -- hopefully very hilarious upcoming new job.

'Skyfall' Star Ben Whishaw Is Queen's Top Pick to Play Freddie Mercury

by Nick Romano October 21, 2013 @ 10:45 AM
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Sacha Baron Cohen dropped out, Daniel Radcliffe was never in talks, so who's next in line to take Freddie Mercury's crown in the upcoming biopic? The band Queen, who's been behind the film every step of the way, has their pick; if everything works out, we could see 'Skyfall' star Ben Whishaw take the lead.

'Anchorman 2' Photos: Prepare for Another Newsmen Street Rumble!

by Nick Romano May 7, 2013 @ 2:30 PM
Doesn't it seem like 'Anchorman 2' features everyone and their moms in some cameo or another? Recently it was revealed that Liam Neeson, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have joined the already celeb-filled cast and now we know the reason for all this star power. Let's just say, get ready to rumble -- newsmen style.

'Les Miserables' Director to Lead Sacha Baron Cohen's Freddie Mercury Biopic?

by Mike Sampson March 15, 2013 @ 8:23 AM
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Sacha Baron Cohen has been attached to star in a biopic of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury for many years now but the project may finally be headed to the big screen. Oscar-winning director Tom Hooper, who worked with Cohen on 'Les Miserables,' is attached to direct the film, which could begin production later this year.