Producer and director Adam McKay spoke with EW.com about his newest project, an ensemble sports comedy reuniting The Other Guys stars Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg. McKay and Ferrell are developing the project together, which was originally called Turkey Bowl.
Now, the project is tentatively titled Three Mississippi. “It’s about these two rival families from — we’re thinking Philadelphia but we need to check in with Wahlberg and Ferrell and see what kind of accents they want to do,” McKay laughs.
“Alec Baldwin is the patriarch of one of the families, and Wahlberg is his son. His family starts playing the other family that lives across the park from them. Over the years, Baldwin’s family hasn’t done too well — they own a crappy little bar in town — while the other family, which Will’s character eventually becomes the patriarch of, becomes really successful.
“The game gets nastier and nastier as the years go on, and Ferrell’s family starts just destroying the other family. After a massive heart attack, Baldwin’s character’s dying wish is that his estranged son, Mark, takes over the game and finally wins one. So Wahlberg has to put this ramshackle, convict, gambling-addict family back together again and beat the ‘richies.’ The whole spirit of it is that it’s just a giant, fun ensemble comedy. We want to populate it with people we love.”
I am very excited about offering It’s Complicated as a giveaway to you.
Long forgotten passion and hidden emotions unexpectedly reignite with hilarious results in It’s Complicated, coming to Blu-rayHi-Def, DVD and Download to Own on April 27, 2010 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
Two-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep (nominated again this year for Julie and Julia), Emmyand Golden Globe winner Alec Baldwin (“30 Rock,” The Departed) and Emmy winner Steve Martin (The Pink Panther, Baby Mama) star in the latest smart, funny, feel-good comedy that’s the perfect gift for Mother’s Day from Oscar nominated writer and director Nancy Meyers (Something’s Gotta Give, The Holiday, What Women Want).
It’s Complicatedalso features John Krasinski (“The Office”), Lake Bell (“Boston Legal”), Mary Kay Place (Youth in Revolt), Rita Wilson (Big Dogs), Alexandra Wentworth (“Head Case”), Hunter Parrish (17 Again)and Zoe Kazan (The Private Lives of Pippa Lee) in this light-hearted story of a woman whose life has it all—and then some—when she finds herself in an unexpected, if not exactly unenjoyable, love triangle with her still sexy ex-husband and an attractivenew suitor. Bonus features include a behind-the-scenes featurette and filmmaker commentary.
Screenhead has one copy of It’s Complicated to give away. Post your name and we will pick the winner Tuesday, May 4, 2010.
Kathy Bigelow made history tonight, first woman to win an Oscar for best director for The Hurt Locker.
The film, shot in Jordan. took home the other top honor — best picture – tonight in celebration of the Oscars.
I had a great time watching the Oscars with my family, tweeting away on each moment that I thought was special to me.
The bedroom scene with Alec and Steve is, by far, the funnest moment of the Oscars. I love slapstick. The dancing to the best soundtrack is my second favorite moment. The memorial of those we lost this last year is always endearing, R.I.P.
And, I am so happy that Sandra Bullock won best actress for The Blind Side, well deserved.
If you didn’t get enough of the Oscars tonight, you can go to Oscars.com and see it all behind-the-scenes.
On behalf of Universal Pictures, Screenhead is excited to let you know that the new trailer and one-sheet for Nancy Meyers’ upcoming comedy about love, divorce, and everything in between, has just debuted online. It’s Complicated stars Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin – they are hilarious. Come Christmas Day we will find out if love is truly lovelier the second time around…
If anyone has ever seen Nancy Meyer movies, you know you are in for a treat. This trailer proves it. Go to Apple to see the new trailer!
Mixing comedy with the manner of growing up, Lymelife is a a funny, biting and loving tribute to the American family directed by Derick Martini, making his directorial debut. Award-winning filmmakers Derick and his brother Steven collaborated on the script based on their experiences growing up on suburban Long Island.
“Lymelife,” a story about the dark side of suburban paradise and the loss of innocence centers on two deeply troubled, dysfunctional families during the late 1970s. The film revolves around an awkward, sensitive 15-year old boy, Scott Bartlett (Rory Culkin), whose family life is turned upside-down after an outbreak of Lyme disease hits the community spreading illness and paranoia.
Scott’s parents — a workaholic father, Mickey (Alec Baldwin) and an overprotective mother, Brenda (Jill Hennessy) — are on the verge of a divorce as his older brother Jim (Kieran Culkin) is about to ship off for war. Complicating matters, Scott has fallen in love with his next door neighbor, Adrianna Bragg (Emma Roberts). Adrianna seems to be the only person in the world who understands Scott demonstrated by her equally troubled, less affluent family including an uptight mother, Melissa (Cynthia Nixon), carrying on a not-so-clandestine love affair, and a father, Charlie (Timothy Hutton), slowly slipping away from the effects of Lyme disease. Both profoundly funny and deeply moving, “Lymelife” looks at first love and family dynamics during a time of drastic economic and cultural change.
Universal films will be producing another movie and has added Rita Wilson to the cast of Meryl Streep, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin. There is no official title for the said movie although the role of Wilson has already been announced. She will be playing on of Streep’s best friends and confidantes.
Up next for Wilson is Fox Searchlight’s spring release “My Life in Ruins,” starring Nia Vardalos of “My Big Fat Greek Wedding.” In November, Wilson appears in the Disney comedy “Old Dogs” alongside John Travolta and Robin Williams.