Olivia Wilde, Ron Livingston, and Jake M. Johnson have joined Anna Kendrick in the improvised comedy Drinking Buddies.
The story centers on Chris (Ron Livingston), a man who becomes flirtatious friends with a woman (Anna Kendrick). Their relationship quickly spirals into something Chris never expected. No details were given for Olivia Wilde and Jake M. Johnson's characters.Read More
Actors Ron Livingston and Lili Taylor have joined the supernatural thriller The Conjuring for New Line Cinema and director James Wan. We reported last week that Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson signed on to star.
The story centers on a husband and wife team of demonologists (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) who investigate a Rhode Island farmhouse. Ron Livingston and Lili Taylor will play the husband and wife who move into the farmhouse with their children, and encounter a number of evil spirits.Read More
HBO's upcoming political movie Game Change has added a slew of new cast members, including Melissa Farman (Temple Grandin) portraying Sarah Palin's daughter, Bristol Palin.
The movie centers on the controversial Presidential campaign of John McCain and Sarah Palin in 2008. Ron Livingston has joined the cast as Mark Wallace, a senior campaign advisor to the McCain-Palin ticket. Larry Sullivan (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation) will play Chris Edwards, Sarah Palin's deputy chief of staff, while Jamey Sheridan (Trauma) is set to play John McCain's speechwriter/strategist, Mark Salter.Read More
Ron Livingston has joined the indie Ten Year, and the Walt Disney Pictures feature, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, based on an original story by Ahmet Zappa, according to Deadline.
Written and directed by Jamie Linden, Ten Year centers on a group of friends who reunite ten years after their high-school graduation.Read More
I can't think of two better comedic actors to put a stop to this summer-long comedy drought in theaters than Steve Carell and Paul Rudd, whose new film Dinner for Schmucks opens in theaters nationwide on July 30. While they have both been making us laugh in their unique ways for years, this film shows us new sides to these comedy geniuses that we haven't seen before. Carell takes on the quirkiest character we've ever seen him inhabit in Barry Speck, an IRS employee who spends his free time as a taxidermist... for dead mice. Rudd, on the other hand, plays Tim Conrad, a financial analyst who's trying to move up in the ranks of his firm and finds that he has to partake in a unique company ritual to do so: invite a complete idiot to dinner so everyone can make fun of him. Despite going against his moral code, once he meets Barry (by running him over with his car...) he feels compelled to take this new friend of his to dinner, in a journey that changes both characters in ways neither expected.
Despite these two comedic powerhouses starring in the film, we get an impressive ensemble cast with the likes of Zach Galifianakis, Jemaine Clement, David Walliams, Chris O'Dowd, Bruce Greenwood, Ron Livingston, Larry Wilmore, Stephanie Szostak, Lucy Punch, not to mention the fantastic Jay Roach directing the film, which truly makes Dinner for Schmucks a complete comedic experience in more ways than one.Read More
Steve Carell and Paul Rudd star in Dinner for Schmucks Back in April I was able to give you a little preview of my set visit to Dinner for Schmucks, which took place last December at the Paramount lot. Now that the film is set to open in theaters nationwide this Friday, July 30, I can tell you all of the details surrounding my visit, which turned out to be one of the best set visits I've ever had the privilege to be a part of.
For one, we got to see more actual filming on this set than I ever had on any previous set visits. I don't get to visit comedy sets too often and many of the sets I do go on are big budget affairs with complicated set-ups that take up a lot of time. The most complicated thing I saw on the set was director Jay Roach rehearsing a split-second shot which involved a tray of champagne glasses spilling and breaking on the floor, and we also got to see Roach show off his juggling skills while they were setting up the champagne trays. A true multi-tasker, no doubt. Aside from that, we were able to see numerous takes of a hilarious scene towards the end of the film which features a blind swordsman (Chris O'Dowd) an angry Swiss man (David Walliams) a severed finger and a vulture. We actually saw two or three full sequences being filmed numerous times and, from experiences where I've been on sets for hours on end, just waiting to see one shot, it was a refreshing change of pace, to say the least. It was also one of the few times I've ever been on a set where I've actually had to restrain myself from laughing because just watching these scenes - some of which had very little dialogue - were just hilarious to me. But, how did this whole scene come to be? Let's go back to the beginning.Read More