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David Dobkin Will Direct the ‘Hugh Hefner Biopic’

David Dobkin Will Direct the ‘Hugh Hefner Biopic’

David Dobkin is in talks to direct the Untitled Hugh Hefner Biopic for Warner Bros. The project was formerly known as Playboy when it was at Universal Studios and Imagine Entertainment.

Peter Morgan is writing the screenplay, returning to the same 70s era as his 2008 drama Frost/Nixon. No story details have been given, and it isn't known if the project plans to focus on just one aspect of Hugh Hefner's life, or many different time periods. Hugh Hefner founded Playboy Magazine in 1953, building the magazine into a media empire while living the swinging bachelor life well into his 80s.

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Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman Promote ‘The Change-Up’

Will grandmas like The Change-Up, a raunchy new body-switch comedy from Wedding Crashers director David Dobkin? Stars Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman don't think so, but in this hilarious new promo, they are asked to sell the film as an all-ages, all-lifestyles outing that will appeal to all four quadrants of the movie-going public. Check out the clip below, which proves to have more laughs than the actual film itself.

The Change-Up was released August 5th, 2011.

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘The Change-Up’ Cast & Crew Interview Featurette

This Friday, August 5th, two men will learn that life isn't always greener on the other side of the fence in The Change-Up, a hilarious new body-switch comedy that finds a swinging bachelor swapping places with a workaholic father. Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman star as two best friends who wish to live each other's lives, only to learn that old adage is true: Be careful what you wish for! Paulington James Christensen III recently caught up with both Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman, as well as their co-stars Leslie Mann and Olivia Wilde, and their director David Dobkin for an insightful chat about the film. Check out our exclusive interviews in the featurette below.

The Change-Up was released August 5th, 2011.

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‘Arthur and Lancelot’ Set Up at Warner Bros.

Warner Bros. has purchased the spec screenplay Arthur and Lancelot from filmmaker David Dobkin.

The script ignited a bidding war between Warner Bros., Fox, and Universal, which Warner Bros. won with a hefty $2 million bid. The project is described as a modern reimagining of the King Arthur and Sir Lancelot legendary tales.

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SET VISIT: ‘The Change-Up’ - Part 2

We speak with stars Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds along with director David Dobkin on the Atlanta set of this Universal Pictures comedy When I last left off in Part 1 of our set visit for The Change-Up, I was describing a hilarious scene with Ryan Reynolds and young actress Sydney Rouviere, which involved multiple alternate lines, all of which were hilarious. When that scene wrapped up, and they were setting up the next shot, we had a chance to speak with the stars of The Change-Up, Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds. Even with most of this shoot behind them, both actors were still in incredibly high spirits and they both seemed genuinely pleased to be there. Here's what both of these top-notch comedy actors had to say about their experiences thus far on The Change-Up.

We haven't actually seen you guys changing yet. Are you "doing" each other when you change?

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Second ‘The Change-Up’ Trailer

Universal Pictures has released the second trailer from director David Dobkin's comedy The Change-Up, which finds late night lothario and chronic partier Ryan Reynolds swapping bodies with locked in a cage, fulltime father Jason Bateman. Watch the insanity that unfolds in the clip below.

The Change-Up was released August 5th, 2011.

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Warner Bros. and MGM Trying to Get Peter Jackson to Direct ‘The Hobbit’

Since Guillermo del Toro will no longer be directing The Hobbit, two studios are focused on landing the most obvious choice to direct the upcoming film. Deadline New York is reporting that Warner Bros. and MGM are trying to get Peter Jackson to direct The Hobbit.

The site is reporting that the studios haven't offered the job to anyone as of yet, and it was said that they will keep trying to convince Jackson to direct the film and The Hobbit Sequel, "until Jackson gives a definitive no." The site claims that one of the rumored reasons del Toro left the project was he didn't want to move his family to New Zealand, where Jackson's visual effects house Weta is based and where the film will be shooting.

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