Danny McBride

‘Alien: Covenant’ Gets ‘Eastbound & Down’ Star Danny McBride

‘Alien: Covenant’ Gets ‘Eastbound & Down’ Star Danny McBride

In a casting move no one expected, comedic actor Danny McBride is set to go deep into outer space as part of the Alien: Covenant exploration team. The Eastbound & Down star is in early talks with 20th Century Fox to join the Prometheus follow-up, which will be directed by Ridley Scott. The only other two actors thus far confirmed for the Alien franchise sequel are Michael Fassbender and Katherine Waterston.

Noomi Rapace, who was the main star of Prometheus, was expected to return for a cameo, but she will not participate in the production at all. Scott Free is producing this 20th Century Fox tentpole. And while Danny McBride's participation in the film certainly sounds unusual, his representatives are refusing to comment on the casting at this time.

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‘Don Verdean’ Trailer from the Director of ‘Napoleon Dynamite’

‘Don Verdean’ Trailer from the Director of ‘Napoleon Dynamite’

Bear witness to a hoax of biblical proportions with the new trailer and poster from Lionsgate Premiere's Don Verdean, arriving in theaters and on demand December 11! Join Sam Rockwell, Amy Ryan, Jemaine Clement, Leslie Bibb, Will Forte and Danny McBride as they uncover the world's most sacred relics in this hilarious satire. The trailer, courtesy of Fandango, introduces us to the latest colorful characters created by Jared Hess, the director of Napoleon Dynamite & Nacho Libre.

Hired by an ambitious small-town pastor to find sacred relics in the Holy Land, a self-proclaimed Biblical archaeologist comes up short and his attempt to cover up his failure fuels a comic conspiracy. The supporting cast includes Steve Park and Sky Elobar. Jared Hess also produces alongside Brandt Andersen and Dave Hunter. Grindstone Entertainment's Barry Brooker and Stan Wertlieb brought the project to Lionsgate.

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‘Sausage Party’ Adds Paul Rudd and Danny McBride; Gets June 2016 Release

‘Sausage Party’ Adds Paul Rudd and Danny McBride; Gets June 2016 Release

Paul Rudd, Danny McBride and Workaholics star Anders Holm have joined the voice cast for Sausage Party. Sony Pictures also handed out a June 3, 2016 release date for the animated comedy, a weekend currently unoccupied but one that comes a week before Sony's The Amazing Spider-Man 3 hits theaters.

Sausage Party follows the exploits of a lone sausage, who learns the truth about his existence at the supermarket. After falling out of a shopping cart, he joins forces with a new group of friends to get back to his aisle before the big 4th of July sale kicks off.

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‘Knight Rider’: Are Chris Pratt and Danny McBride in Talks to Star?

‘Knight Rider’: Are Chris Pratt and Danny McBride in Talks to Star?

Chris Pratt and Danny McBride are rumored to be in talks to star in The Weinstein Company's Knight Rider movie.

We first reported on the project back in June, when the studio hired Brad Copeland to write the screenplay. While no story details have been revealed, it is believed that this will be a whole new story that won't fit within the continuity of the original Knight Rider TV series, which ran for four seasons between 1982 and 1986, or the 2008 Knight Rider reboot series, which only lasted one season.

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Danny McBride Sets Up ‘Clown’ Remake

Danny McBride is joining forces with producer Todd Phillips for a remake of the Danish comedy Clown for Warner Bros.

The Eastbound & Down actor will write, produce, and star in this comedy, which centers on two men who go on vacation with a 13-year-old boy. The original movie was spawned from the TV series, which follows Casper and Frank, who plan a party-heavy vacation. Their plans are thrown asunder when Frank must take his girlfriend's 11-year-old son with them on the trip, to prove he's a good father, even though they continue to party with the young boy in tow.

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘30 Minutes or Less’ Blu-ray Deleted Scene

Coming to Blu-ray and DVD on November 29th is the hit summer action comedy 30 Minutes or Less, from Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer. To celebrate this anticipated release featuring stars Jesse Eisenberg, Danny McBride, Aziz Ansari, Michael Peña, and Fred Ward, we have an exclusive deleted scene from the special features section of the disc. Here, Danny McBride dreams of riding in his sexy Firebird with Oakleys on his face and his best friend in the back seat. Check it out below.

Nick (Jesse Eisenberg) is a small town pizza delivery guy whose mundane life collides with the big plans of two wanna-be criminal masterminds (Danny McBride and Nick Swardson). The volatile duo kidnaps Nick and forces him to rob a bank. With mere hours to pull off the impossible task, Nick enlists the help of his ex-best friend, Chet (Aziz Ansari). As the clock ticks, the two must deal with the police, hired assassins, flamethrowers, and their own tumultuous relationship.

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‘Bullies’ Gets Director Randy Krallman

Mandate Pictures announced today that acclaimed commercial director Randy Krallman will direct Bullies, marking his major feature film directorial debut. The original idea from Danny McBride (Your Highness, HBO's Eastbound & Down, Pineapple Express) is written by Andrew Mogel and Jarrad Paul (Yes Man, Allen Gregory) and produced by Rough House Pictures. The company says it will begin casting right away.

The comedy, about two brothers who have bullied people their whole lives and finally get what is coming to them, will be produced by Rough House principals Danny McBride, David Gordon Green, Jody Hill and Matt Reilly. Mandate President Nathan Kahane will executive produce and Aaron Ensweiler will oversee the project for Mandate.

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘30 Minutes or Less’ Cast Interview Featurette

Press interviews can be mundane, as most actors are pretty much saying the same thing in different ways to every reporter. But once in a great while you get to interview some comedians who have a little fun and make an effort to mix it up. This was the case for 30 Minutes or Less. Aziz Ansari, Danny McBride, and Nick Swardson were a riot. Probably causing quite a few headaches for editors with their antics. Jesse Eisenberg did his best to keep things on an even keel, but he was also enjoying the show. Eisenberg stars as a stoner delivery man forced to rob a bank by two wannabe pimps/tanning salon entrepreneurs (Danny McBride and Nick Swardson). Only his best friend (Aziz Ansari) can help this classic underacheiver get out of such a predicament. Hilarious and unpredictable, 30 Minutes or Less is a winner and one of my favorite movies of the summer. Check out my awesome interview featurette with the cast below.

30 Minutes or Less was released August 12th, 2011.

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