Warner Bros. is planning to develop Joe Nussbaum's romantic comedy Cupid with Russell Brand set to star. Yesterday, we reported that the comedian is looking to replace Jim Carrey in Pierre Pierre.
The romantic comedy focuses on a cynical Cupid, who must deal with creating the ultimate romance. The actor will be producing with his partner Nik Linnen at Branded Films.Read More
Russell Brand is in talks to take the lead in Larry Charles' upcoming comedy Pierre Pierre. The actor will be replacing Jim Carrey, who was previously cast for the lead.
The comedy follows a French nihilist (Russell Brand), who has plans to steal the Mona Lisa and transport it from Paris to London. Along his voyage, he runs into a French investigator, a murderer named Pigeonshit and his brothel-running mother.Read More
The four The Dark Knight Rises banners launched yesterday were met with a lot of enthusiasm from fans, so Warner Bros. has treated us to two more, one featuring the ultimate face-off between Bane and Batman, the second with Batman's cape catching fire (surely a metaphor for the movie itself). Plus, read on for how you can see all-new footage as it premieres on the MTV Movie Awards airing live June 3rd.
MTV today announced that the 2012 MTV Movie Awards will feature exclusive footage from Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures' highly anticipated film The Dark Knight Rises, with director, writer, producer Christopher Nolan and actors Christian Bale, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Gary Oldman on hand to celebrate the "Dark Knight" trilogy. Hosted by comedian, actor and TV personality Russell Brand, the 2012 MTV Movie Awards will air live on Sunday, June 3, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California.Read More
FX will be television's comedy destination this summer with the return of two of its acclaimed original series, Louie and Wilfred, the debut of its new late-night original series Strangely Uplifting with Russell Brand, and Anger Management starring Charlie Sheen, all airing Thursday nights beginning June 28.
The series premiere of FX's acquired comedy Anger Management starring Charlie Sheen kicks off June 28 with the first two episodes airing at 9:00 PM and 9:30 PM E/P. In the following weeks, the series will air first-run episodes Thursdays at 9:30 PM with the previous week's episode repeated at 9:00 PM. FX has ordered 10 episodes of Anger Management from producers Debmar-Mercury and Lionsgate Television. In Anger Management, Sheen stars as "Charlie," a non-traditional therapist specializing in anger management. Selma Blair, Shawnee Smith, Daniela Bobadilla, Michael Arden, and Noureen DeWulf co-star. He has a successful Private Practice, holding sessions with his group of primary patients each week, as well as performing pro bono counseling for an inmate group at a state prison. Prior to his career as a therapist, Charlie was a stalled minor league baseball prospect whose road to the majors was sidetracked by his own struggle with anger issues. After a stint in anger management therapy, he made it to the majors and had one terrific season before his anger issues put him on the shelf for good. In the final game of his career, he tried to snap a bat over his leg, which resulted in a career-ending injury. That injury led him back to school and to his current profession. Charlie thrives on the chaos in his life while still battling his own anger issues. His life is complicated by his relationships with his own therapist/best friend, an ex-wife whose positive outlook but poor choice in men frustrates Charlie, and their 13-year-old daughter who has obsessive-compulsive disorder. Bruce Helford serves as Executive Producer/Showrunner. Joe Roth, Mark Burg, Dave Caplan are Executive Producers.Read More
Actor Russell Brand has signed onto star in the supernatural tale The Hauntrepreneur for Paramount Pictures. We first reported on this project back in May, when Paramount and Platinum Dunes boarded the project.
The story centers on a family who moves into a new town, and can't quite adjust to their surroundings. They hire a man known as the The Hauntrepreneur (Russell Brand), who builds them a haunted house full of bizarre characters, which helps bring the family closer together.Read More
FX has closed a deal with acclaimed actor/comedian Russell Brand for six half-hour installments of an unscripted late night series (untitled), which will debut in the spring of 2012, announced Nick Grad, Executive Vice President, Original Programming, FX.
These will feature Brand's unvarnished, unfiltered take on current events, politics and pop culture. The six installments will be shot in front of a live audience and the format will draw heavily on interaction with that audience.Read More
Russell Brand will star in and produce the new comedy The President Stole My Girlfriend for Warner Bros.
Matt Portenoy, who recently finished a well-received draft of the long-in-development Porky's remake, has written this screenplay, which, according to Russell Brand, was inspired by the night he invited Warner Bros. President Jeffrey Robinov to dinner. The story will follow a "sexy hippie" who loses his girl to the head of state.Read More
Mandate Pictures announced today that Julianne Hough (Footloose) and Russell Brand (Get Him to the Greek) will star in the Untitled Diablo Cody Project. Academy Award winner Diablo Cody will make her feature directorial debut from her original screenplay. Mason Novick ((500) Days of Summer) will produce. Mandate president Nathan Kahane (50/50) will executive produce alongside Diablo Cody. Nicole Brown, EVP of Production, is overseeing the project on behalf of Mandate Pictures. The project is on a fast track for a spring production start. Lionsgate is handling international sales and will present the film as part of their upcoming American Film Market slate.
The comedy follows a sheltered young woman (Hough) who loses her faith after a plane crash and decides to go to Las Vegas to experience the wild side of life. On her journey, she meets an unlikely companion (Brand) who inadvertently helps her find her true self.Read More