It's officially begun! The big screen adaptation of the popular TV show CHiPs is underway in and around the Los Angeles area. And director/star Dax Shepard has shared some exciting first look photos from the set. We also get our first look at co-star Michael Peña suited up and on his motorcycle. After watching his performance in Ant-Man, should we worry that the California highways aren't exactly in safe hands?
In the original series, California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers Jon Baker and Frank "Ponch" Poncherello cruised the freeways of Los Angeles, solving crimes and helping people in trouble. The stakes usually weren't very high, the better to highlight the personal lives of its two main characters. The show debuted on NBC on September 15, 1977 and ran for 6 seasons. While the season finale aired in May 1983, it wouldn't be the last we'd see of Ponch and Jon. Stars Erik Estrada and Larry Wilcox would reprise their roles a decade later for CHiPs '99, a made-for-TV movie that aired on TNT. It is rumored that both Erik Estrada and Larry Wilcox will have cameos in this new version.Read More
Warner Bros. is finally moving forward with its big screen adaptation of the 1970s NBC cop series CHiPs with Michael Pena set to play Ponch and Dax Shepard as his partner Jon. Shepard will also write and direct the action comedy.
The story will revolve around two motorcycle cops patrolling modern day Los Angeles. The original series ran on NBC from 1977 to 1982, with Erik Estrada portraying the iconic Frank "Ponch" Poncherello and Larry Wilcox as his partner Officer Jon Baker. Rick Rosner created the original series.Read More
Charlie Bronson (Dax Shepard), a former getaway driver busts out of the Witness Protection Program to drive his girlfriend (Kristen Bell) to Los Angeles so she can land her dream job. Their road trip grows awkwardly complicated, when they are chased by the feds, and increasingly dangerous, when Charlie's former gang of criminals (led by Bradley Cooper) enter the fray. We have the first trailer for Hit and Run, directed by Dax Shepard and also starring Kristin Chenoweth, Michael Rosenbaum, and Tom Arnold. Watch as Dax gets his nose broken with a golf club before partaking in a cross-country car chase straight out of The Cannonball Run.
Hit and Run was released August 22nd, 2012.Read More
Open Road Films has acquired all U.S. rights to the romantic action comedy Outrun - starring, written and co-directed by comic talent Dax Shepard (NBC's Parenthood) with an all-star ensemble cast including Kristen Bell, Bradley Cooper, Tom Arnold, Beau Bridges, Kristin Chenoweth, David Koechner, Michael Rosenbaum, Joy Bryant, and Ryan Hansen. David Palmer co-directed with Shepard. The announcement was made today by Tom Ortenberg, CEO of Open Road Films.
Outrun is the story of Charlie Bronson (Shepard), a former getaway driver who busts out of the Witness Protection Program to drive his girlfriend (Kristen Bell) to Los Angeles so she can land her dream job. Their road trip grows awkwardly complicated, when they are chased by the feds (led by Tom Arnold), and increasingly dangerous, when Charlie's former gang of criminals (led by Bradley Cooper) enter the fray.Read More
Exclusive Media Group has acquired worldwide rights in all media excluding US and Canada to the high-octane, action romantic comedy Outrun, written and directed by Dax Shepard (acting credits Employee of the Month, Baby Mama and MTV's Punk'd) who, co-directs with David Palmer, and stars with Kristen Bell, Bradley Cooper and Tom Arnold, it was announced today by Exclusive co-chairmen Nigel Sinclair and Guy East. The all-star ensemble cast featuring some of the industry's leading comedic actors also includes Kristin Chenoweth, Beau Bridges, David Koechner, Michael Rosenbaum, Joy Bryant and Ryan Hansen.
The feature film is being produced by Andrew Panay (Wedding Crashers), Nate Tuck (Brother's Justice), and Kim Waltrip & Jim Casey (Expecting Mary).Read More
Tom Arnold attempts to help Dax Shepard break into the action film business in this hilarious mockumentary, in a theater this Friday.
Having made its VOD premiere on April 20th, Dax Shepard's Brother's Justice is set to make its big screen debut this Friday, May 13th at 7:30, at the Laemmle's Sunset 5 Theater in Hollywood, California. This half-true, half-mockumentary look at the world of action films and what it takes to break into the genre was written, directed, and stars Dax Shepard as himself. He is joined on screen by fellow comedic actor and longtime friend Tom Arnold, who is conned into participating in this often hilarious look at the world of filmmaking and what it takes for an actor to change his image amongst a sometimes stubborn public.Read More
Dax Shepard wants to be an action star, whether Hollywood is ready or not. Brother's Justice chronicles the comedic actor's attempts to gain entry into this genre with surprising and hilarious results. Is it real? Is it fake? It's hard to tell as Dax appears on one talk show after the next, flaunting his ideas, and picking up a few famous cameos along the way.
Co-starring Tom Arnold, and featuring such actors as Ashton Kutcher, David Koechner, Bradley Cooper, and Jon Favreau, Brother's Justice is a rollicking run down the wrong side of the Hollywood food chain.Read More