Comedy favorite Brett Gelman is starring in a movie he cowrote with writer/his wife Janicza Bravo. The movie is called Lemon and co-stars equally comedic favorites Judy Greer and Michael Cera. Variety says Gelman will star as a jobless actor trying to get his life together after being dumped by his blind girlfriend (Greer). The rest of the cast is stacked with Nia Long, Fred Melamed, Shiri Appleby, Rhea Perlman, David Paymer, Gillian Jacobs, Megan Mullally, Martin Starr, Jeff Garlin, and Marla Gibbs.
Three big stars have just signed onto a movie that sounds nothing like Jack Sparrow fighting against Mark Wahlberg for the love of two kids. Will Ferrell, Catherine Keener, and Michael Cera will star in Captain Dad, a dark comedy written and directed by The Maid's Sebastioan Silva. Deadline has the scoop as well as teh synopsis:
I love superheroes. And I love superhero movies (even the trash like the Amazing Spiderman movies and Avengers). And I really like LEGO. Those worlds collided with many others in the fantastic film The LEGO Movie. Now, one of its stars is getting his own movie. Will Arnett stars as the titular LEGO Batman -- making him the 20th-ish person to play or voice the caped crusader. The trailer was released today alongside several pictures from earlier this week. It features a Batman that can beatbox, eat lobster and save the world. The film itself also features a robust cast with Ralph Fiennes as Alfred, Michael Cera as Robin, Rosario Dawson as Batgirl, and Zach Galifianakis as the Joker. What The LEGO Batman Movie aims to answer that no other movie has even tried is can Batman be happy? We'll have to find out when the movie comes out February 10, 2017.
Law & Order: SVU star and character actor Christopher Meloni has teamed up with Paramount Digital Entertainment on a web series called Beef.
It stars Meloni as a butcher shop owner/judge/jury for those in his neighborhood that have - ahem - beef with someone. Plaintiffs and defendants include Braceface star Michael Cera, The Class alum Lizzy Caplan, and Role Models' Joe Lo Truglio.
The Wrap reports that the show will premiere on November 11. Oddly enough, it's a VOD show that can be bought on iTunes, Vudu, TargetTicket, DirectTV, Dish and Cablevision.