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The trailer and poster have been released for the indie The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete. The story follows the eponymous young characters (played by Skylan Brooks and Ethan Dioz) who have been abandoned by their junkie parents, and must survive a sweltering summer in the Brooklyn projects. I saw the movie at Sundance, and while Brooks and Dioz are terrific, the script is unrelenting in how much shit it throws at the characters for the sake of wringing out unearned tragedy from their circumstances. It's a nice trailer that doesn't try to hide the hardships the characters face, and doesn't try to hammer the audience with saccharine uplift. Hit the jump to check out the trailer and poster. The film also stars Jennifer Hudson, Anthony Mackie, Jordin Sparks, Jeffrey Wright, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete opens in limited release on October 11th. Via Blackfilm. Here's the synopsis for The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete: During a sweltering summer in New York City, 13-year-old Mister’s (Brooks) hard-living mother (Hudson) is apprehended by the police, leaving the boy and nine-year-old Pete (Dizon) alone to forage for food while dodging child protective services and the destructive scenarios of the Brooklyn projects. Faced with more than any child can be expected to bear, the resourceful Mister nevertheless feels he is an unstoppable force against seemingly unmovable obstacles. But what really keeps the pair in the survival game is much more Mister’s vulnerability than his larger-than-life attitude. The Inevitable Defeat of Mister ...
Six new clips from The Three Stooges have gone online. Yes, the movie looks terrible, but it also looks like it's staying true to the source material. The problem is that staying true to the source material and then trying to transport it into a modern setting doesn't look like it will work. There's also the argument that the movie is for kids, who will enjoy the slapstick and goofy sound effects. Unfortunately, there probably aren't a lot of kids who are die-hard fans of a 1930s comedy trio. It all comes back to "Who is this movie for?" and I don't have a good answer. But I will say this: Fox is screening the movie for critics, and despite the cringe-worthy trailers and clips, I'll do my best to give the movie a fair shake when I see it in its entirety. Hit the jump to check out the clips. The film stars Sean Hayes, Will Sasso, Chris Diamantopoulos, Jane Lynch, Jennifer Hudson, Sofia Vergara, Craig Bierko, Stephen Collins, and Larry David. The Three Stooges opens April 13th.
We’ve got quite a few casting stories for you today. First up, Susan Sarandon has joined the cast of the Adam Sandler/Andy Samberg comedy I Hate You Dad. The comedy revolves around a father who moves in with his son and his son’s fiancé just before they’re about to get married, with Leighton Meester set to play Samberg’s fiancée. THR reports that in addition to Sarandon, Will Forte, Milo Ventimiglia, Eva Amurri (Californication), Blake Clark, Meagan Fay (Party Down), Tony Orlando, Dan Patrick and previously announced James Caan are all in negotiations to join the Sean Anders-directed comedy. Sarandon will play a sexy teacher who is the mother of Samberg’s character. Additionally, Jennifer Hudson is the latest actor to join the cast of the Farrelly brothers’ The Three Stooges. The film stars Will Sasso as Curly, Sean Hayes as Larry, Chris Diamantopoulos as Moe, Jane Lynch, Larry David, Stephen Collins and Craig Bierko. Deadline reports that Hudson will play Sister Rosmary at the orphanage that the Stooges are raised. Lynch and David play two other (presumably evil) nuns at the orphanage. The Three Stooges is currently filming. Hit the jump for the casting news of Johnny Knoxville and a lot more in Fun Size and Seth Green, Michelle Trachtenberg, Katee Sackhoff, Harold Perrineau and Billy Baldwin in Sexy Evil Genius. Johnny Knoxville has signed on to star in the comedy Fun Size. Marking the feature directorial debut of Josh Schwartz (The O.C.), the film tells the story of a teenage girl who ...