Producers Mark Duplass and Jay Duplass have set up their new found footage horror project Peachfuzz with Jason Blum's Blumhouse Productions.
The story follows a young man who answers an ad on Craigslist, and gets much more than he bargained for. Mark Duplass also stars, although it isn't known if he plays the main character or a supporting role.Read More
While it seems like a lot of work on their part, The Do-Deca-Pentathlon was actually shot more than four years ago. They only recently completed work on the film, which had to be put on indefinite hold after Fox Searchlight hired them to helm the studio comedy Cyrus, which was quickly followed by Paramount Vantage's Jeff Who Lives at Home. Now, The Do-Deca-Pentathlon is complete and ready for audiences hungry for more of that unique Duplass humor.
The story follows two very competitive brothers who, well into their thirties, decide to reignite a childhood tournament that consists of twenty-five sporting events. This personal Olympics is actually based on a real event founded in Mark and Jay's high school days. It has now been recreated and immortalized on film.Read More
Warner Bros. has hired Mark Duplass and Jay Duplass (Jeff Who Lives at Home, Cyrus) to write the screenplay adaptation for Mule, which will be directed and produced by Todd Phillips.
The project is based on Tony D'Souza's novel, which follows a young couple who become marijuana "mules," transporting weed across the country for some fast cash. We first reported on this project back in February, which is one of four new films that Todd Phillips has set up at Warner Bros.Read More
Fox Searchlight Pictures and Red Flag Releasing announced today that they have acquired The Do-Deca-Pentathlon, written and directed by Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass, produced by Stephanie Langhoff, and starring Steve Zissis, Mark Kelly, and Jennifer Lafleur. Red Flag Releasing will handle theatrical distribution and Fox Searchlight Pictures will handle all other ancillary markets. The film will have its World Premiere at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival in Austin on Sunday, March 11th at 6:30pm. The film will open theatrically in June 2012.
The Do-Deca-Pentathlon is the hilarious story of two grown brothers who rekindle their uber-competitive childhood sporting event, The Do-Deca-Pentathlon, over a weekend family reunion in order to finally determine the ultimate winner. When the rest of the family is disrupted by the fierce competition of their unfinished business, the brothers must hide their efforts in order to complete the event... once and for all.Read More
Cyrus writer-director brothers Mark and Jay Duplass have written a new script, titled Pitchfork, which is making the rounds to Hollywood studios.
The dramatic thriller centers on the middle-aged mother of an indie rocker who, after her son is killed in a car accident, seeks vengeance on an online blogger who had peddled snark about her son (on the music site Pitchfork, hence one of the title's entendres). Things take a turn, though, when she finds out the snarker is just a teenager.Read More
Oscar winner Marisa Tomei is best known for her award winning performance in the now-classic comedy My Cousin Vinny, opposite Joe Pesci. Since then, the actress has made quite a career for herself starring in dramatic independent films such as In the Bedroom and The Wrestler with Mickey Rourke, both of which earned her Academy Award nominations. Now the actress returns with the new independent comedy, Cyrus, which opens on July 18th and co-stars John C. Reilly, Jonah Hill and Catherine Keener. The film is a quirky comedy about a man who falls in love with a woman and then must deal with her strange twenty-one year old son. We recently had an opportunity to sit down and speak with Marisa Tomei, as well as the film's directors Jay and Mark Duplass, about their new film, it's awkward subject matter and the terrific cast. To watch our exclusive interview please click on the video clips below.
With John's social life at a standstill and his ex-wife about to get remarried, this down on his luck divorcee finally meets the woman of his dreams, only to discover she has another man in her life...Her son. Cyrus takes an insightful, funny and sometimes heartbreaking look at love and family in contemporary Los Angeles. Still single seven years after the breakup of his marriage, John (John C. Reilly) has all but given up on romance. But at the urging of his ex-wife and best friend Jamie (Catherine Keener), John grudgingly agrees to join her and her fiancé Tim (Matt Walsh) at a party. To his and everyone else's surprise, he actually manages to meet someone: the gorgeous and spirited Molly (Tomei). Their chemistry is immediate. The relationship takes off quickly, but Molly is oddly reluctant to take the relationship beyond John's house. Perplexed, he follows her home & discovers the other man in Molly's life: Her son, Cyrus (Jonah Hill). A 21-year-old new age musician, Cyrus is his mom's best friend and shares an unconventional relationship with her. Cyrus will go to any lengths to protect Molly and is definitely not ready to share her with anyone, especially John. Before long, the two are locked in a battle of wits for the woman they both love, and it appears only one man can be left standing when it's over.Read More