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Josh Gad to Play Roger Ebert Opposite Will Ferrell in ‘Russ and Roger Go Beyond’

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by Britt Hayes 2 days ago
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Josh Gad has reportedly been in talks for months to play iconic film critic Roger Ebert in Russ and Roger Go Beyond, a new film that follows Ebert’s personal and professional relationship with filmmaker Russ Meyer. Will Ferrell has been locked in the role of Meyer for a while now, but the rumors of Gad’s involvement have now become more official as the actor has officially signed on for the project.

Robert Downey Jr., Will Smith, Tom Cruise and More Top Highest-Paid Actors of 2015 List

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by Britt Hayes August 4, 2015 @ 6:33 PM
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It should hardly come as a surprise that guys like Robert Downey Jr., Will Smith and Tom Cruise are among the highest-paid actors in the world. For his part, Downey Jr. is one of the biggest stars in the biggest movie franchise, while Cruise churns out one blockbuster after another, and the very presence of Smith commands huge box office returns. Predictability aside, there are some surprises on this year’s list of the highest-paid actors in the world.

‘A Deadly Adoption’: 10 Things Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig’s Lifetime Movie Got Right

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by Britt Hayes June 20, 2015 @ 10:39 PM
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Let’s make this clear: A Deadly Adoption is not a spoof of a Lifetime movie, at least not in the way you’re thinking. It’s not obviously satirical, either, especially if you aren’t familiar with the Lifetime movie formula, like those of us blessed enough to grow up on a steady diet of Lifetime movies in the ‘80s and ‘90s. Instead, Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig‘s new TV movie (kept secret for months, with Ferrell even outright denying its existence) is more of an homage, honoring the classic Lifetime movie tropes — it’s as if they’re filling out a MadLib.

‘Daddy’s Home’ Trailer: Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell Wage Dad War

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by Jacob Hall June 19, 2015 @ 12:59 PM
Will Ferrell is never not busy, which means that he’s never pinned down. He may be a successful solo movie star, but he’s a man of many partnerships, never missing an opportunity to share the screen with a variety of co-stars. With the arrival of Daddy’s Home, Ferrell hopes to bring his onscreen partnership with Mark Wahlberg to John C. Reilly-ian levels. Hopefully, the movie itself is funnier than the new trailer. After all, the last time these two teamed up, we got the massively underrated The Other Guys.

Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig’s Full ‘Deadly Adoption’ Trailer Seems Like … An Actual Movie?

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick June 15, 2015 @ 2:47 PM
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Last week brought an appropriately silly-seeming first look at Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig’s surprise Lifetime movie A Deadly Adoption, though the full trailer paints a decidedly different picture. The spoof is subtler, but just what kind of movie will A Deadly Adoption turn out to be?

Amy Poehler Joins ‘The House’ as Will Ferrell’s Wife

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by Britt Hayes June 12, 2015 @ 7:00 PM
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Two of our most cherished comedic talents and former SNL stars are reuniting on the big screen: Amy Poehler will play hilarious wife to Will Ferrell’s hilarious husband in the upcoming gambling comedy The House. So if you’ve been ‘shipping the idea of these two crazy kids in a relationship with each other since their days on SNL, you’re about to have your wish granted, kind of.

Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig Get Deathly Serious in Lifetime’s ‘Deadly Adoption’ Trailer

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick June 11, 2015 @ 1:07 PM
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Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig’s forthcoming Lifetime movie A Deadly Adoption has had a winding road to completion, first leaking to the press, then (jokingly?) canceled over the report, then back on. Now, there’s no stopping A Deadly Adoption (or a speeding truck) as Lifetime releases the first dramatic footage.

Roger Ebert and Russ Meyer Biopic Will ‘Go Beyond’ With Director Michael Winterbottom

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by Britt Hayes April 22, 2015 @ 10:10 AM
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Russ and Roger Go Beyond has been in the works for some time now — the film, which covers the working relationship between esteemed film critic Roger Ebert and filmmaker Russ Meyer, has so far only cast Will Ferrell in the role of Meyer, while the role of Ebert remains vacant. But there’s some forward momentum on the project now, as The Trip director Michael Winterbottom has entered negotiations to direct the film.

Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig Made a Secret Movie for Lifetime

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by Britt Hayes April 1, 2015 @ 9:23 PM
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You know the Lifetime Original Movie formula: heinous crime, family melodrama, over-acting and maudlin theatrics. Somewhere, there must be a Mad Lib form floating around the Lifetime offices in case they run out of steam. In what sounds like a ridiculous April Fools’ Day joke, Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig have combined their considerable comedic talents to take on that very formula — yes, really.

‘Get Hard’ Review: Two Hilarious Actors, One Bad Movie

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by Britt Hayes March 27, 2015 @ 7:00 AM
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Individually, Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart are undeniably hilarious guys. Bringing two major comedic forces together on the big screen just makes sense on both a commercial and entertainment level. Unfortunately, Get Hard largely squanders the talents of Ferrell and Hart on an outdated premise with tired jokes, delivering what essentially amounts to one overlong joke about the terrors of prison rape.