When it comes to getting a new TV show off the ground, any production has its ups and downs, and sometimes they come at the same time. Mark Hudis, known for his work on HBO's hit vampire series True Blood, has just exited as Showrunner on the highly anticipated TV series adaptation of Lemony Snicket's a Series of Unfortunate Events. Coming to Netflix later this year, the bad news was met with good when Neil Patrick Harris was announced as the show's evil lead Count Olaf.
Count Olaf will be Neil Patrick Harris's first major TV role since leaving How I Met Your Mother in 2014, where he played bad boy Barney. His new character, originated by Jim Carrey in the 2004 big screen adaptation Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, will be quite the departure. At this time, no replacement has been named for Mark Hudis. Netflix is refusing to comment on either matter.Read More
After receiving rave reviews for hosting the Tony Awards in 2009 and 2013, Neil Patrick Harris confirmed today that he is hosting the 87th Annual Academy Awards today, with a video he posted to his Twitter account.
http://t.co/ZG1EC9ooxK— Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH) October 15, 2014Read More
Writer-director-actor Seth MacFarlane returns to the big screen this year with A Million Ways to Die in the West. Universal Pictures has released the first photo from this Western comedy, featuring the filmmaker alongside Neil Patrick Harris, Amanda Seyfried and Charlize Theron. The story follows a meek farmer (Seth MacFarlane) whose girlfriend (Amanda Seyfried) leaves him after he backs out of a gunfight. When a mysterious woman (Charlize Theron) comes to town, he begins to find his courage while falling in love with her. However, when the woman's outlaw husband (Liam Neeson) arrives, he must put his newfound courage to the ultimate test.
A Million Ways to Die in the West was released May 30th, 2014.Read More
Director David Fincher is solidifying the cast for his upcoming adaptation Gone Girl, bringing on Tyler Perry, Neil Patrick Harris, Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit and Carrie Coon. We reported in July that Tyler Perry and Neil Patrick Harris were being considered for roles, but now their deals are finalized.
The story centers on a man (Ben Affleck) whose wife (Rosamund Pike) mysteriously disappears on the couple's fifth wedding anniversary. Tyler Perry is playing Tanner Bolt, the attorney for Ben Affleck's character. No details were given for any of the other roles.Read More
Disney's D23 Expo is in full swing this afternoon, with tons of exciting Disney and Pixar animation news starting to flood in. First up, it was announced from Anaheim that Raising Hope's Lucas Neff, who plays Jimmy on the popular Fox sitcom, will take the lead in The Good Dinosaur, arriving in theaters May 2014.
This comedy adventure revolves around the concept of what Earth would currently be like had the dinosaurs never gone extinct. Lucas Neff is playing Arlo, an Apatosaurus.Read More
The stars of The Smurfs are back for this animated sequel The Smurfs 2. Evil wizard Gargamel (Hank Azaria) returns and creates a couple of mischievous Smurf-like creatures called Naughties that will potentially harness the magical Smurf-essence. After discovering that only a Smurf can give him what he wants, he kidnaps Smurfette to turn his Naughties into genuine Smurfs. Papa, Clumsy, Grouchy, and Vanity end up on a chase to rescue the her.
Our own Madeline Downey brought her dad, Ryan J. Downey, to ask some hard-hitting questions from the playground to cast members Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris and Jayma Mays. Take a look!Read More
We pick up our set visit on The Smurfs 2 in lovely Montreal, with the primary scene we've come to observe. Gargamel's (Hank Azaria) lair, moat and all, is the setting of the climactic showdown as our heroes, Patrick (Neil Patrick Harris) and Victor (Brendan Gleeson) rescue The Smurfs. I reiterate from the first article how incredibly detailed and intricate this set is. The production design and sets on The Smurfs 2 are amazing. You can't help but feel like a kid surrounded by this fantasy environment. The Smurfs 2 is Sony's sequel to the The Smurfs with Neil Patrick Harris, Hank Azaria, and Jayma Mays returning as the primary leads.
As we waited for Brendan Gleeson to finish a shot, we were introduced to another costar of the film, a couple of cute ducks. That's right, ducks. Azrael is not the only animal star of The Smurfs 2. Brendan Gleeson stars as Victor, the goofy stepfather of Patrick. He's turned into a duck by Gargamel during their initial encounter. So on set, you have a bunch of cats and ducks being wrangled by the extremely skilled animal trainers. We each got a chance to play with the ducks. They were damned cute, and to the credit of the trainers, exceptionally tame. It takes years to train the ducks to quack and move on cue, but they do have it down.Read More
Universal Pictures and Media Rights Capital (MRC) will co-finance Seth MacFarlane's Western comedy A Million Ways to Die in the West. Universal will distribute the film worldwide. A Million Ways to Die in the West will be released on May 30, 2014 in North America.
MacFarlane directs, produces and co-writes A Million Ways to Die in the West. He also plays the role of the sheep farmer (Albert) with an all-star cast that includes Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried, Sarah Silverman, Giovanni Ribisi and Neil Patrick Harris. The filmmaking team behind the hit film Ted - producers Scott Stuber and Jason Clark and co-writers Wellesley Wild and Alec Sulkin - are reuniting with MacFarlane, Universal and MRC for the project.Read More