Bradley Cooper and Todd Phillips' 22 Green Production company is teaming up with Andrew Lazar and Warner Bros. to produce Ghost Army. The studio has acquired the rights to Rick Beyer and Elizabeth Sayles' non-fiction book The Ghost Army Of World War II: How One Top-Secret Unit Deceived The Enemy with Inflatable Tanks, Sound Effects, And Other Audacious Fakery, which was published in April by Princeton Architectural Press. The adaptation will also use Rick Beyer's 2013 PBS documentary Ghost Army as a source for this project.
The story follows a secret U.S. Army unit, comprised of recruits from art schools, advertising agencies and other creative businesses, who were tasked with finding ways of tricking the Nazi army into believing that the U.S. had more troops than they really did. They used everything from inflatable tanks, mixed in with actual tanks, to dummy soldiers that would be spotted by German spy planes and delivering fake radio messages for the enemy to intercept, that left them confused about where they should attack next. Their efforts were credited with saving tens of thousands of lives, and there is currently an ongoing effort to have the entire squad awarded with the Congressional Medal of Honor, after their story was kept secret for more than 40 years after the war ended. Fashion icon Bill Blass was one of the members of this unit.Read More
The Hangover star Bradley Cooper is reuniting with director Todd Phillips for a new comedy Arms and the Dudes, which is the first project they are setting up at their new Warner Bros.-based production company under a three-year first-look deal.
The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Jonah Hill has been involved in table reads for the project, but it isn't immediately clear if he will join the cast or not. It also isn't clear if Bradley Cooper plans on starring in Arms and the Dudes, or if he is only producing. Todd Phillips is currently polishing the screenplay, in hopes of getting production started later this year.Read More
Roosters were heard cackling as I walked onto the set of The Hangover Part III on the Warner Bros. lot last November. Needless to say, given the history of this hilarious, blockbuster franchise, I was not surprised. After two highly-successful installments (The Hangover and The Hangover Part II have combined to earn more than $1 billion at the box office worldwide), which have included tigers, monkeys, crazy (lawsuit-inducing) face tattoos, bizarre gangsters, and much more lunacy, the one thing that might be surprising is that director Todd Phillips is wrapping up his beloved series after three movies. Although there will likely be more than enough demand for at least one more movie, The Hangover Part III will be the last of The Wolf Pack's madcap adventures.
Oh yeah, the roosters. The scene they were shooting on that late November day was set in a rundown Tijuana, Mexico house. The Wolf Pack - Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), and Alan (Zach Galifianakis) have caught up with enigmatic Mr. Chow (Ken Jeong), who is running a cock-fighting ring in TJ. This scene involved the trio confronting Chow, when Alan suddenly falls on a crate of roosters, and all hell breaks loose. Just another day in the life of The Wolf Pack.Read More
The Wolf Pack is back in action, and returning to Las Vegas in the second full-length trailer for Warner Bros. and director Todd Phillips's trilogy ending sequel The Hangover Part III. The death of Alan's (Zach Galifianakis) father has sent him spiraling, and only Stu (Ed Helms) and Phil (Bradley Cooper) can help their friend to recovery.
The Hangover Part III is the third and final film in director Todd Phillips' record-shattering comedy franchise. This time, there's no wedding. No bachelor party. What could go wrong, right? But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off.Read More
The Hangover Part III director Todd Phillips is stepping outside the comedy world after his final Wolf Pack sequel. Warner Bros. has acquired the Linwood Barclay novel Trust Your Eyes for the comedic filmmaker to direct.
The thriller centers on a scizophrenic savant who witnesses a murder in Manhattan. When the man convinces his brother to investigate the crime, the duo square off with an ex-cop and his brutal henchwoman who are determined to tie up their loose ends. The story is being described as a cross between Rear Window and Rain Man.Read More
Director Todd Phillips, who is set to go into production on The Hangover Part III soon, has lined up his first drama project with Paramount's remake of The Gambler.
We first reported on this project last August, when Martin Scorsese was attached to direct from a screenplay by William Monahan. The story centers a UCLA literature professor, who has a serious gambling addiction and gets in trouble with with gangsters. Our earlier report indicated that Leonardo DiCaprio was circling the lead role, but it isn't known if he is still involved.Read More
Warner Bros. has released a red band TV spot for the Todd Phillips produced comedy Project X that is so raunchy, we're not even sure it can air on TV unless it's an after hours pay cable channel. To join this sex fueled, alcohol drenched party, click on the Explicit clip below.
CLICK HERE to watch this restricted TV spot!Read More