Netflix continues clocking in comedy shows with the latest addition starring current Netflix star Natasha Lyonne. The yet to be titled series has already been given eight episodes too. Lyonne will take on the role of Nadia, a special guest at a big party one night in New York. Deadline reports co-executive producing duties will go to the three ladies that created the show: Amy Poehler, Natasha Lyonne and Leslye Headland, with Headland and Lyonne writing the series. Poehler's Paper Kite Productions will help produce.
Constant yeller and comically aloof dad character Jeff Garlin is starting in a new made-for-Netflix movie. The actor also wrote and directed the movie, Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie, as well as takes top billing. It follows Garlin as Gene Handsome, a police detective that solves crimes and problems in his own life.
Garlin stars alonside Natasha Lyonne, Eddie Pepitone, Christine Woods, Amy Sedaris, Steven Weber, adn Leah Remini. Handsome premeires on Friday, May 5th. In the meantime, Garlin appeard on Conan last night to talk about the movie. Adam Pally dressed as Fat Batman was there too.
There's a strange phenomenon going on in the weird world of Hollywood. White men are getting less and less noticed in favor of young minorities and women. Sure there is still a huge, HUGE divide but, slowly, the business is equaling out. According to Variety, Vimeo wants to shorten that divide considerably. The artsy streaming service is backing a new program that aims to foster and educate female directors as well as finance their projects. "Share the Screen" as it's called will bring about at least five new movies with female led voices in 2016 alone.
The first movie is called Darby Forever and stars one of SNL's current funniest cast members, Aidy Bryant. The trailer was released today and the movie features Bryant, Natasha Lyonne and Retta. Bryant's Darby works as a fabric shop girl who is more into daydreaming than dealing with customers and she also longs for the love of the delivery man, Nick. Vimeo plans on releasing Darby Forever on Thursday, February 18.
Judy Greer has arguably had the best year in film. Appearing in all the mom roles for Tomorrowland, Jurassic World, and Ant Man have led to Greer starring in a movie about a sex addict trying to change her life -- not that the four instances are connect. Addicted to Fresno lets her have top billing all the while providing adequate amounts of onscreen sex. The movie also has Natasha Lyonne from that black oranges show on the Netflix. And the res of the supporting cast is stacked with Aubrey Plaza, Fred Armisen, Jessica St. Clair, Molly Shannon, Michael Hitchcock, and Ron Livingston. Addicted to Fresno premiered at SXSW to mixed reviews but you can decide how good (or bad) it is when it shows up on VOD on September 1st and in theaters on October 2nd.