The first trailer for Hello Ladies: The Movie has arrived from HBO. It seems the cable network decided that, instead of a second season of the show, the would wrap up the storyline into a movie. When Stuart learns that his British ex-girlfriend is planning to visit Los Angeles with her husband, he sets out to impress them with his glamorous lifestyle, enlisting a Russian model he's just met to play the role of his beautiful girlfriend. What could go wrong?
Hello Ladies: The Movie wraps up the comedy series from Stephen Merchant. The movie will debut November 22 at 10PM on HBO.Read More
Stephen Merchant is know for creating the popular British version of The Office alongside Ricky Gervais. The two have gone onto create and star in a number of well-received television series, and in his downtime, Stephen has appeared in a number of co-starring roles in films such as Hall Pass, Hot Fuzz, and Burke and Hare. He takes on his most challenging part to date in the Truth or Dare segment of Movie 43, starring opposite Halle Berry. The comedy also reunites him with his Hall Pass director Peter Farrelly.
We recently caught up with Stephen to find out more about the hilarious blind date he embarks on in Movie 43. Here is our conversation.Read More
The third sitcom in Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's trilogy of half-hour comedies, Life's Too Short, is airing on the BBC 2 this Novembr, and will hit the US on HBO sometime next year. The series revolves around the life of working actor Warwick Davis, who is best known for his roles in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 and Willow. A clip has arrived, which features Warwick Davis introducing his friend Johnny Depp to Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. The meeting doesn't quite go as planned, with Johnny taking Ricky to task for his comments made at last year's Golden Globes. Check out the hilarious clip, along with the series trailer, below.
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Halle Berry was spotted on the set of her upcoming comedy Truth or Dare sporting prosthetic face make-up and enormous prosthetic breasts. The movie is the latest outrageous outing from Peter and Bobby Farrelly. Little is known about the plot, but the story finds Berry as a career driven single woman in her forties who is set-up to take the fall for corporate embezzlement after her sexy college friend from Las Vegas drops back into her life. Ken Jeong and Ricky Gervais's better half (co-creator of The Office) Stephen Merchant also star.
Truth or Dare is in development .Read More
After delivering a well-received pilot, Ricky Gervais and partner Stephen Merchant have been given a full season order for their third series collaboration Life's Too Short, which will first air on BBC2. The duo is currently at work producing six new episodes for air later next year.
The sitcom revolves around famed actor Warwick Davis, who first gained fame starring in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi and Willow, and continues to work in films such as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. While the series will be a fictionalized account of Warwick Davis' day-to-day challenges in being "a little person in a world designed for people of a larger size", most of the stories will come from the actor's own personal background. Both Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant plan to appear throughout the six episode run, hoping to blur the line between fact and fiction even more.Read More
Yesterday I had the chance to speak with Stephen Merchant about his new film that he co-wrote and co-directed with Ricky Gervais, Cemetery Junction, which will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on August 17. Since he's an executive producer on the American version of The Office, I also had to get his take on all the talk surrounding Steve Carell's departure after the seventh season and who might replace him. Merchant is also undertaking a new TV venture with Gervais entitled Life's Too Short with actor Warwick Davis, which we reported on back in April. Take a look at what he had to say on both of these matters below, along with news of yet another brand new TV project he's working on with Karl Pilkington.
I also have to ask about The Office. There have been a bunch of names thrown about like Danny McBride and Rhys Darby. How close are you to that process of trying to find a replacement for Steve Carell and is there anything you can say about those names that have been mentioned so far?Read More
Stephen Merchant isn't a household name on this side of the pond, but if you've been enjoying the antics of a Scranton paper company on Thursday nights for the past six years, then he's someone you really should be aware of. Merchant co-created the original British version of The Office back in 2001 with his writing/producing partner and comedian extraordinaire, Ricky Gervais. That, of course, lead into the American incarnation of The Office, which both are executive producers on and, while Merchant and Gervais continued to work together on TV ventures such as Extras and the animated series The Ricky Gervais Show, they had never worked on a film together until now.Merchant and Gervais co-wrote and co-directed the wonderful new film Cemetery Junction, which will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on August 17. I was able to speak with Merchant over the phone about this coming-of-age film and here's what he had to say.
I read that Ricky mentioned that the film was a cross between The Office and Mad Men. Since Mad Men is set in the early 60s and this film is set in the mid-70s, is this your way of saying how behind the times Britain is?Read More