A new wartime comedy starring Tina Fey (30 Rock, Sisters) and Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street, Focus) titled Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is opening in theaters this Friday, March 4th. The film is an adaptation of author Kim Barker’s novel The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan, about a journalist during her time reporting in the war-ridden Middle East. Screenwriter Robert Carlock (Friends, Saturday Night Live) adapted the book for directing partners Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (I Love You Phillip Morris, Crazy Stupid Love). Co-starring in the film are actors Martin Freeman (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Hot Fuzz), Alfred Molina (Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Arc, Spider-Man 2), Christopher Abbott (Martha Marcy May Marlene, A Most Violent Year), and Billy Bob Thornton (Monster’s Ball, Armageddon). This one first seemed like a pretty strange comedy for Tina Fey to take on, but judging from the latest trailer, it does look like a pretty promising piece of screenwriting, so I guess we’ll just have to see this weekend. The trailer is available here on MADE. Enjoy!
For those who are boycotting Hollywood’s ‘Re-make Era’ or simply have no interest in sitting in a jam-packed theater this Friday night with a bunch of kids and teenagers trying to see the new Star Wars feature, a new comedy with Golden Globe co-hosts Tina Fey (Mean Girls, 30 Rock) and Amy Poehler (Saturday Night Live, Parks and Recreation) titled Sisters can offer you the perfect alternative! Working with director Jason Moore (Everwood, Pitch Perfect) from a script by Emmy winner Paula Pell (Saturday Night Live, The Oscars), the comedy vets pose as sisters (appropriately) who decide to throw one last party in their old family home before their parents finally sell it. Also making appearances in the film are actors Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids, Inherent Vice), Ike Barinholtz (Disaster Movie, Neighbors), James Brolin (Traffic, Catch Me If You Can), Diane Wiest (The Lost Boys, I Am Sam), John Cena (The Marine, Trainwreck), and John Leguizamo (The Lincoln Lawyer, Chef). I wouldn’t really expect this one to be fall-on-your-ass comedy, but Fey and Poehler are excellent comedic vets and work really well together, so if you’re not in the long line to see The Force Awakens, I would definitely give this one some consideration. Enjoy!
Comedy favorites Tina Fey and Amy Poehler had a fun cameo appearance at the end of Anchorman 2 last year, but now the two will also be appearing in a feature length film from Universal Studios. The project is called The Nest and will be directed by Jason Moore from a script by Paula Pell, which follows two sisters who reunite at their parent’s house while they’re out of town to throw one last big bash like they did in high school. Pell, Fey, and Poehler are all also veterans of Saturday Night Live, which should mean the script will be full of great laughs. The film is scheduled to begin production in New York this summer, so we’ll be watching for more news on the remaining cast coming up soon.
So I said recently that I doubted Hollywood could squeeze anymore movie madness into the 2015 schedule; and of course, I was completely wrong!! Warner Bros. has now set a May 15, 2015 release date for Mad Max: Fury Road. Director George Miller, who directed Mel Gibson in the original Mad Max and both its sequels from 1979 to 1985, is bringing the character back to the big screen with new actor Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises, Inception) taking over for Gibson in the lead role. The movie has had some problems getting off the ground, with delayed filming and then a lot of trouble in post-production, but the company has set the date for the movie as director Miller will finally have his long-awaited sequel completed. Mad Max was a major hit when it was first released, making over $8 million in the US alone. The third film came out 6 years after the original and even starred Tina Turner as the villain. The new movie will costar Nicholas Hoult and Charlize Theron, and will even feature an appearance with Mel Gibson as a drifter. Details on the plot have been kept pretty quiet, but director Miller assures his fans that it will have plenty of explosions and plenty of violence, so stay tuned for more details!