22 Jump Street writer Rodney Rothman has gathered an impressive cast for his directorial debut, a space comedy entitled The Something, which has been in the works for quite some time. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Seth Rogen, Zach Galifianakis and Bill Hader have all been set to star. While it isn't known when production will get under way, it seems this project is finally coming together.
We first reported on The Something way back in February 2010, when Universal Pictures preemptively picked up Rodney Rothman's pitch. At the time, the project was described as an ensemble horror/comedy hybrid set in deep space, which was being compared to Zombieland. The story centers on a crew of male astronauts who have been stranded in outer space for years, when they finally come across another ship. Deadline adds that both of these crews hate each other, but they have to find a way to work together.Read More
Trainwreck was applauded for being one of the best comedies to premiere at this year's SXSW Film Festival, with sports stars LeBron James and John Cena called out for being huge scene stealers. We have the first clip from the movie, which features one of the men in question. LeBron James plays himself, serving as the ultra-protective wingman to his on-screen doctor, played by Bill Hader.
Ever since her father drilled into her head that monogamy isn't realistic, magazine writer Amy (Amy Schumer) has made promiscuity her credo. As much as she enjoys an uninhibited life free of commitment, Amy is really in a rut. While writing a profile about charming and successful sports doctor Aaron Conners (Bill Hader), she finds herself actually falling in love for the first time -- and what's more, Aaron seems to like her too. Amy starts to wonder if it's time to clean up her act.Read More
Bill Hader has signed on to join the growing cast of director Steven Spielberg's The BFG. The actor will play one of the giants in this adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved 1982 novel, joining a cast that includes Mark Rylance and Ruby Barnhill. Production will take place in Vancouver, but it isn't known when shooting is scheduled to start.
The story centers on a young girl (Ruby Barnhill) who meets a Big Friendly Giant (Mark Rylance) and is taken inside their world, known as Giant Country. She teams up with this BFG and the Queen of England to stop a group of mean giants from invading the rest of the planet. No specific details were given for Bill Hader's character, except that he will play one of the not-so-friendly giants.Read More
The Skeleton Twins serves as a reunion for former Saturday Night Live cast members Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader. Though, this story takes a slightly more serious turn from what we've seen them do together in the past. The two comedians play separated twins who must reunite to discover what went wrong in their lives. The key to their happiness revolves around repairing their own damaged relationship as siblings. Take a look at the first footage as this R rated dramedy prepares for its limited release from Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions this fall.
In The Skeleton Twins, when estranged twins Maggie and Milo feel that they're at the end of their ropes, an unexpected reunion forces them to confront why their lives went so wrong. As the twins reconnect, they realize the key to fixing their lives may just lie in repairing their relationship.Read More
Bill Hader is in talks to star alongside Amy Schumer in the upcoming Universal Pictures comedy Trainwreck.
We first reported on this comedy back in November, when Judd Apatow signed on to direct from Amy Schumer's screenplay. While no details were given regarding Bill Hader's role, it's possible he could be playing the boyfriend of Amy Schumer's character. Our November report revealed that the boyfriend character was one of three roles the filmmakers were casting, along with the lead's best friend/co-worker and one of her parents. While specific plot details are being kept under wraps, the story follows a downtrodden young woman (Amy Schumer) who attempts to put her life back together.Read More
Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions have picked up U.S. distribution rights to Craig Johnson's comedy The Skeleton Twins. Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions group also picked up rights to the film outside the U.S.
Craig Johnson and Mark Heyman co-wrote this comedy about two estranged siblings, who are reunited after a crisis forces them to return to their small home town together. Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, Luke Wilson, and Ty Burrell star in the project.Read More
Bill Hader talks about returning as Flint Lockwood in Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2, debuting in theaters September 27
While he is best known for his eight-year stint on Saturday Night Live that ended earlier this year, Bill Hader is truly a man of many diverse talents. Along with his incredible repertoire of impressions and numerous side-splitting performances in movies such as Superbad, Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Paul, he has also won an Emmy for his work as a writer and producer on the long-running Comedy Central hit series South Park.Read More