Check Out The First Images For Hulu Comedy Film ‘Sex Appeal’ Starring Margaret Cho And Paris Jackson

Hulu’s upcoming teen comedy film ‘Sex Appeal‘ has just released the first images from filming, and they feature Margaret Cho and Mika Abdalla.

Abdalla stars in the film as Avery Hansen-White, a teenager in pursuit of sexual education after her long-distance boyfriend suggests they take things to a new level at the upcoming STEM conference, which they refer to as the nerd prom…because of course this chick is a nerd.

She’s dressed all professional like, you see! That means she’s totally a nerd!

Anyway, this movie also features performances from Paris Jackson, Fortune Feimster, and Rebecca Henderson. It was directed by Talia Osteen, in what looks to be her feature directorial debut.

American High’s Jeremy Garelick, Will Phelps, and Ryan Bennett are producing the pic with Mark Fasano and Tobias Weymar of Nickel City, and Kendrick Tan for Lit Entertainment.

Hulu is set to release the comedy film in early 2022.

Armie Hammer Drops Out Of ‘Shotgun Wedding’ Comedy Amid Bizarre Social Media Scandal

We told you a couple months ago that Armie Hammer was set to star alongside Jennifer Lopez in the comedy film, Shotgun Wedding.

The film was just purchased last month and filming was supposed to begin very soon, as in later this month or next month.

But now, the cast & crew are scrambling to replace Hammer. Why? Because he’s in the middle of a bizarre social media scandal. You see, it’s been reported before that he cheated on his wife and had a ~mild~ sex addiction, which fine…whatever, what celebrity hasn’t, right?

This new stuff though? It’s wild. Someone leaked messages that were reportedly sent by Hammer, and in the messages, Hammer talks about wanting to drink this girl’s blood. He shared some pretty graphic sexual fantasies, including cannibalism.

Now, the legitimacy of these messages are being questioned. Hammer has come out to deny them, and they do appear to be a little scripted.

But still, he requested to drop out of the role because he didn’t want to leave his family during this time.

I’m not responding to these bullshit claims but in light of the vicious and spurious online attacks against me, I cannot in good conscience now leave my children for 4 months to shoot a film in the Dominican Republic. Lionsgate is supporting me in this and I’m grateful to them for that.

If these messages are indeed 100% fake, then that’s pretty sh*tty, and I would assume Hammer could possibly take this person to court.

In any event, he’ll be just fine. He’s still a millionaire.

Judd Apatow Set To Make Pandemic Comedy Film For Netflix

Most people have stated that they have no interest in pandemic movies, especially as we’re currently still living in the pandemic.

But Hollywood doesn’t seem to be listening. A few pandemic movies have already been released, and there are several filming right now.

And it looks like you can add at least one more. Judd Apatow is reportedly developing an untitled pandemic comedy film for Netflix.

The film follows a group of actors and actresses stuck inside a pandemic bubble at a hotel attempting to complete a film.

So he’s going real meta with it. No stars are attached to the project, but Netflix is fast-tracking it and Apatow is preparing to meet with actors in the coming weeks.

The film is not only a big deal because it marks another top talent headed to Netflix, but it also will mark the first feature film Apatow directs that isn’t at Universal, the studio he’s called home since his break-out blockbuster comedy The 40-Year Old Virgin in 2005. Since then, the two have created a juggernaut of comedy hits that Apatow not only directed like Knocked Up and Trainwreck, but produced as well like Forgetting Sarah Marshall.

They’ll probably want to start filming this after the holidays in January, which is why they’re trying to meet with actors before the holidays to get them locked up.

We’ll keep you posted.

Watch The First Trailer For Indie Comedy ‘Death of a Telemarketer’

You probably know Lamorne Morris from his co-starring role in the hit sitcom ‘New Girl‘ but now he’s transitioning to movie star.

Morris stars in the indie comedy Death of a Telemarketer. The film just had its premiere at the 2020 American Black Film Festival, where it was voted fan favorite.

In the film, Morris’ character finds himself in a life or death circumstance, when he’s held hostage at gunpoint “for trying to con a middle-aged man down on his luck, to win a hunger games-style sales contest at work.”

Sounds like a hilarious premise to me, so I can’t wait to watch this movie. In addition to Morris, it also stars Haley Joel Osment and Jackie Earle Haley.

The trailer does a great job of showing just enough to get you interested. No release date has been announced, but we will definitely keep you posted.

Check out the trailer below…

Natalie Morales Set To Make Directorial Debut With “Plan B” Comedy

You might know Natalie Morales from ‘Santa Clarita Diet‘ or perhaps more recently in ‘Dead to Me‘ she’s a familiar face, but not exactly a familiar name.

That might be changing soon though. She’s set to make her solo feature directorial debut with a comedy titled Plan B.

The movie is set to begin production next month in Syracuse, New York. And the story will follow a straight-laced high school student and her slacker best friend, “who, after a regrettable first sexual encounter, have 24 hours to hunt down a Plan B pill in America’s heartland.”

Sounds a little similar to the recent film ‘Unpregnant’ but I suppose it’ll be different enough to make an impact.

The film is set up with Hulu, so it’ll probably be released on the streaming service sometime next year.

Prathi Srinivasan and Joshua Levy penned the screenplay. Producers are Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg, Josh Heald and Dina Hillier of Counterbalance Entertainment, Jeremy Garelick, Will Phelps, Ryan Bennett of American High, and Matt Lottman.

We’ll keep you posted as more information is released!

Watch Robert De Niro In First Trailer For Family Comedy ‘The War with Grandpa’

Robert De Niro is still best known for his performances in crime dramas like Casino, The Godfather Part II, and Goodfellas.

But in his senior years, De Niro has been focusing a lot more on comedies. He was obviously fantastic in Meet the Parents, but some of his more recent films, like Dirty Grandpa and The Big Wedding haven’t performed so well.

Still, De Niro is sticking with comedy. His latest film, The War With Grandpa, is set to hit theaters in October. The family comedy, which also stars Uma Thurman and Christopher Walken, has De Niro playing the role of grandpa once again.

Peter is your average kid, but when he forced to surrender his most prized possession — his bedroom — to his recently widowed granddad the boy devises a series of increasingly elaborate pranks to drive him out. But Grandpa Ed won’t go without a fight, and he recruits his buddies to deploy his vengeful schemes.

The first trailer for the movie was released this week. You can check it out below.

If you do take your kids to see this, please don’t let them think this is all De Niro has to offer.

HBO Max Teaming Up With Kelly Oxford For Comedy Film ‘Son of a Bitch’

Filmmaker Kelly Oxford, who just had her feature directorial debut with the film Pink Skies Ahead, is getting ready to direct her second feature.

It’s being reported that HBO Max has moved her script ‘Son of a Bitch‘ into development. Oxford originally wrote the script years ago and Warner Bros. was set to develop it back in 2012.

For some reason, the film never got made, but now it looks like that is about to change.

In the vein of Bridesmaids, the script is a raucous comedy about a young stoner who tries to maintain her popular party girl image after she discovers she’s fallen pregnant.

As mentioned above, Oxford wrote the script and it’s believed HBO Max wants her to direct it as well.

Oxford’s ascension to director comes after her feature debut Pink Skies Ahead, based on the essay No Real Danger from her second book, When You Find Out The World Is Against You. The dramedy starring Jessica Barden and produced by Stampede Ventures was scheduled to premiere at SXSW, before all of the festivals stopped because of COVID-19.

Not much else is known about this ‘Son of a Bitch’ film. No casting decisions have been released, but we will keep you posted.

Jake Szymanski Jumps On Board To Direct Buried Treasure Comedy For Studio 8

Filmmaker Jake Szymanski, who previously directed the comedy film Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, has agreed to join an upcoming action-comedy about a buried treasure in the Rocky Mountains.

As you may have heard, some wealthy art dealer announced back in 2010 that he had buried a cache of gold and jewels in the Rocky Mountains. Thousands of people attempted to find the treasure, some even died trying to find it.

It was announced last month that a man, who wishes to remain anonymous, had finally found it.

But this story isn’t about him. This story is about journalist Hudson Morgan’s misadventures.

Morgan, a  journalist turned comedy writer, will write the screenplay roughly based on his own experience in which a group of millennials set out after the treasure after their best friend disappears. That led to shouting matches, natural hazards, close calls with grizzlies, leaving the group with new appreciation for life, friendship and bear spray.

Studio 8 will produce the flick. No word on when production will begin, but considering most of it will presumably be in a remote setting, they could start up pretty soon.

The Perfect Nicolas Cage Movie Is Coming, Featuring A Fictionalized Version Of Himself

Nicolas Cage is one of the most entertaining actors in the world. He’s not afraid to “go there” every single time he’s on screen.

Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t, but it’s almost always entertaining as hell.

And his next film, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, sounds like it could be one of his best. In the meta action comedy, Cage will play a fictionalized version of himself.

The plot: Creatively unfulfilled and facing financial ruin, the fictionalized version of Cage must accept a $1 million offer to attend the birthday of a super fan. When things take a wildly dangerous turn, Cage is forced to live up to his own legend, channeling his most iconic and beloved on-screen characters in order to save himself and his loved ones.

I’m sold. Can I just buy my ticket now? Is that possible?

This movie is being directed by Tom Gormican, based on a script he co-wrote with Kevin Etten.

Lionsgate plans to release this film March 19, 2021.

Jason Statham And Kevin Hart Teaming Up For Action Comedy ‘The Man From Toronto’

Sony Pictures is hoping to release the upcoming action-comedy film ‘The Man From Toronto‘ this November and to make that release date, they hope to start filming in March.

And it looks like they just now locked up their two leads. It’s being reported that action legend Jason Statham and comedy legend Kevin Hart are deep in talks to co-star in the film.

The Man from Toronto uses a case of mistaken identity as the film’s jumping-off point after the world’s deadliest assassin, known as the Man from Toronto, and a New York City screw-up run into each other at an Airbnb. A clash of personalities, and a clash with deadly killers, ensues.

Filming is expected to begin in March. Not much else is known about the project, but they’re certainly in good shape with Hart and Statham. You have the best of both worlds coming together, which should make for an entertaining film.

We’ll keep you posted as more information becomes available.

And if Hart does take on this role, let’s hope he sits out on the stunts. We don’t need him messing up his back again.