A former salsa prodigy attempts a comeback years after his career was ruined in the new comedy Cuban Fury. We have six cast posters featuring real man Nick Frost, hip swinging Rashida Jones, lord of the dance Ian McShane, hot stepper Kayvan Novak, soul sister Olivia Colman and body rockin' Chris O'Dowd.
Opening Valentine's Day in the U.K., Cuban Fury does not have a stateside release date at this time.Read More
Fans of British comedian Chris O'Dowd may not have known that he has a role in Marvel's Phase Two sequel Thor: The Dark World, but now we have proof of his involvement with four new photos. Little is known about the character, except that his name is Richard and, as seen in the photos, he has a dinner date with both Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) and her friend Darcy Lewis (Kat Dennings). There was speculation that the actor may be playing Dr. Donald Blake, who, in the Marvel comic books, was created by Odin as a host for Thor (Chris Hemsworth) on Earth. However, that is not the case, and it isn't known if Dr. Donald Blake will even be featured in director Alan Taylor's Marvel Phase Two sequel.
Thor: The Dark World was released November 8th, 2013.Read More
Inspired by a true story, The Sapphires follows four vivacious, young and talented Australian Aboriginal girls from a remote mission as they learn about love, friendship and war when their all-girl group The Sapphires entertains the U.S. troops in Vietnam in 1968. Cynthia (Miranda Tapsell), Gail (Deborah Mailman), Julie (Jessica Mauboy) and Kay (Shari Sebbens) are discovered by Dave (Chris O'Dowd), a good-humored talent scout with a kind heart, very little rhythm but a great knowledge of soul music. As their manager, Dave books the sisters their first true gig giving them their first taste of stardom, and travels them to Vietnam to sing for the American troops. Justine Browning recently caught up with stars Chris O'Dowd and Jessica Mauboy for a rousing chat about this true-life tale. Watch and learn what its like to take an inexperienced group of performers deep into the heart of war.
The Sapphires was released March 22nd, 2013.Read More
Recently acquired by The Weinstein Company, The Sapphires is a romantic musical comedy about five young Aboriginal girls from Australia who hit the road with their manager (Bridesmaids' Chris O'Dowd) to become the next R&B supergroup. Five photos from the film have arrived, offering a look at Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy, Shari Sebbens, and Miranda Tapsell on their road to stardom.
The Sapphires was released March 22nd, 2013.Read More
Actress and screenwriter Jennifer Westfeldt makes her feature directorial debut with Friends with Kids. She stars alongside Adam Scott as two best friends that decide to have a baby without the romantic entanglements. This surprises their inner circle, who are also struggling with raising children: Maya Rudolph, Chris O'Dowd, Kristen Wiig, and Jennifer Westfeldt's real-life boyfriend, Jon Hamm. Edward Burns and Megan Fox co-star as the love interests. Funny and dramatic, this ensemble works well together as they are all longtime friends. Check out our exclusive interviews.
Friends with Kids was released March 9th, 2012.Read More
Actors Brendan Gleeson, Chris O'Dowd, and Aidan Gillen have joined the cast of Cavalry for director John Michael McDonagh (The Guard).
The dark comedy centers on a priest (Brendan Gleeson) who is told during a confession that he will be murdered within one week. Chris O'Dowd, and Aidan Gillen will play members of his community, the Irish town of Sligo. Kelly Reilly and David Wilmot also star as Sligo residents.Read More
Steve Carell and Paul Rudd star in Dinner for Schmucks Back in April I was able to give you a little preview of my set visit to Dinner for Schmucks, which took place last December at the Paramount lot. Now that the film is set to open in theaters nationwide this Friday, July 30, I can tell you all of the details surrounding my visit, which turned out to be one of the best set visits I've ever had the privilege to be a part of.
For one, we got to see more actual filming on this set than I ever had on any previous set visits. I don't get to visit comedy sets too often and many of the sets I do go on are big budget affairs with complicated set-ups that take up a lot of time. The most complicated thing I saw on the set was director Jay Roach rehearsing a split-second shot which involved a tray of champagne glasses spilling and breaking on the floor, and we also got to see Roach show off his juggling skills while they were setting up the champagne trays. A true multi-tasker, no doubt. Aside from that, we were able to see numerous takes of a hilarious scene towards the end of the film which features a blind swordsman (Chris O'Dowd) an angry Swiss man (David Walliams) a severed finger and a vulture. We actually saw two or three full sequences being filmed numerous times and, from experiences where I've been on sets for hours on end, just waiting to see one shot, it was a refreshing change of pace, to say the least. It was also one of the few times I've ever been on a set where I've actually had to restrain myself from laughing because just watching these scenes - some of which had very little dialogue - were just hilarious to me. But, how did this whole scene come to be? Let's go back to the beginning.Read More