Remember Quentin Tarantino's 'Jackie Brown,' in which Pam Grir plays a flight attendant wrapped up in a scheme to smuggle drugs into the US? Well, what were two of those scheming bad guys, the ones played by Samuel L. Jackson and Robert De Niro, like when they were younger? What kind of shenanigans would they get themselves into? 'Life of Crime' tries to answer that question, and the first trailer is full of laughs and semi-failed schemes.
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.
In 1994, directors Joel and Ethan Coen teamed up with their pal Sam Raimi for 'The Hudsucker Proxy.' Co-written by Raimi, the film follows inexperienced small-town business school graduate Norville Barnes (Tim Robbins), who is suddenly placed at the head of Hudsucker Industries when the company's founder commits suicide. Working as his proxy, Norville must scramble to help keep the company afloat and navigate the world of ruthless corporate businessmen. Nineteen years later, we take a look back at the cast of this screwball comedy and see where they are now.
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'!
We'll be honest, we had no idea what to make of Will Ferrell's upcoming IFC miniseries 'The Spoils of Babylon,' crafting a fake soap-opera-esque narrative around such incredible star power as Kristen Wiig, Tobey Maguire, Jessica Alba and Ferrell himself, among others. Now, the first star-studded trailer for the project has emerged, and if anything, we're even more confused.
My oh my, and we thought Will Ferrell's upcoming miniseries 'The Spoils of Babylon' had enough star power between Ferrell himself, 'SNL' alum Kristen Wiig, 'The Great Gatsby''s Tobey Maguire and Haley Joel Osment. Now IFC has announced the full cast, including some new, big-name additions!
Tim Robbins hasn't directed a theatrical feature since 1999's 'Cradle Will Rock,' but that will change with 'Man Under': a dark comedy that'll see him step behind and in front of the camera. Chloe Grace Moretz and Michelle Pfeiffer, seen together in this past summer's 'Dark Shadows,' will co-star.