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News: Paul Rudd Joins “Only Murders in the Building” Season 3

23 August 2022 Posted by mouza

Paul Rudd has joined the cast of “Only Murders in the Building.”

Hulu confirmed to Variety that he will star in the show’s third season after making a cameo as Broadway star Ben Glenroy in Season 2 finale “I Know Who Did It.” It has not yet been announced whether Rudd will appear in a series regular, recurring or guest capacity.

“Paul Rudd, after making an auspicious entrance into the world of our show at the end of Season 2 as Ben Glenroy, is someone we clearly want to know more about and see in our upcoming Season 3 — as he is a clear source of many upcoming questions and, as ever with our show, many twists yet to come!” series co-creator John Hoffman said in a statement to Variety. [Source]

And here’s series co-creator John Hoffman’s answers about Paul Rudd joining the series.

TVLINE | Tell me about casting Paul Rudd as Murder Victim No. 3!
Paul is a good friend of Marty’s and has been for a little while. He also had worked with Selena on a lovely film [for Netflix], The Fundamentals of Caring. And he has revered Steve Martin since he was a kid. He seemed like a logical person to go to with a ridiculous request, which was, “Can you come be in the last five minutes of Season 2, potentially with an option to return [for] Season 3?”

TVLINE | So it’s safe to assume Rudd will return? You won’t just have a body double sprawled out on stage for the entirety of Season 3?
The hope is that he doesn’t get some huge thing that takes him away [from us], but I’m pretty sure we’re in good shape. Our victims play major parts in the season, so we’re really excited to have him be a part of it. [Source]

TVLINE | How did you manage to keep Rudd’s casting under wraps?
I honestly don’t know. I got all excited on one of the days Paul was here. It was actually a costume fitting day [for him], for Episode 10. We had a huge amount of the cast assembled in Bunny’s apartment [when] Paul came by to say hello, so I just said, “This is too good, let’s take a picture!” So we took a picture, and then I was, like, “Oh, no!” I think someone posted it somewhere. Thank God nothing was given away in that picture, but it did get out a little bit. I think people started wondering, like, “Is Paul Rudd just visiting the set to see his friends?”

 

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News: Phase 5 kicks off in 2023 with ‘ Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’

24 July 2022 Posted by mouza

San Diego Comic-Con is once again in full swing, and that can only mean one thing: Marvel Studios has returned to Hall H! During the blockbuster Marvel Studios panel at the convention center, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige took the stage to thunderous cheers and applause to announce what’s coming next out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in theaters and streaming on Disney+.

Feige revealed that Phase 5 kicks off in 2023 with Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, opening Feb. 17, 2023. Super Hero partners Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) return to continue their adventures as Ant-Man and The Wasp. Together, with Hope’s parents Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer), the family finds themselves exploring the Quantum Realm, interacting with strange new creatures, and embarking on an adventure that will push them beyond the limits of what they thought was possible.

But can the cast offer up anything else about the next outing with the Ant-Fam? Well, for starters, as Rudd told the crowd, “Scott is pretty pleased with himself in his role with saving the universe” — he even wrote a book about it titled LOOK OUT FOR THE LITTLE GUY! (Everyone else, though, loves to tease him about it.)

Family’s a big theme for the movie, as the whole cast teased, but when asked about the Scott-Cassie dynamic, considering he was gone for so much of her life, both stars are mum. “Cassie is becoming who she’s supposed to be,” Newton offered up. “And I don’t want to say anything else!” [Source]

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News: Paul Rudd Joins Virtual ‘Actors on Actors’ Season

22 June 2020 Posted by mouza

Variety and PBS SoCal have announced the actor lineup and schedule for Season 12 of “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors.”

The new season of the Emmy-winning series was filmed entirely from actors’ homes and includes one-on-one conversations between stars from potential contending shows in this year’s Emmy race. The first two episodes will premiere on PBS SoCal on Friday, July 17, at 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. with episodes three and four premiering on Friday, July 24, at 8 p.m. and 8:30 pm. All episodes will stream on pbssocal.org and on the free PBS Video app following their premieres.

The conversations include Jennifer Aniston (“The Morning Show”) with Lisa Kudrow (“Space Force,” “Feel Good”); Henry Cavill (“The Witcher”) with Patrick Stewart (“Star Trek: Picard”); Kieran Culkin (“Succession”) with Dan Levy (“Schitt’s Creek”); Russell Crowe (“The Loudest Voice in the Room”) with Nicole Kidman (“Big Little Lies”); Claire Danes (“Homeland”) with Damian Lewis (“Billions”); Daveed Diggs (“Snowpiercer”) with Anthony Mackie (“Black Mirror,” “Altered Carbon”); Chris Evans (“Defending Jacob”) with Paul Rudd (“Living with Yourself”); Anne Hathaway (“Modern Love”) with Hugh Jackman (“Bad Education”); Nicholas Hoult (“The Great”) with Paul Mescal (“Normal People”); Regina King (“Watchmen”) with Reese Witherspoon (“Little Fires Everywhere”, “Big Little Lies”, “The Morning Show”); Sandra Oh (“Killing Eve”) with Kerry Washington (“Little Fires Everywhere”); Tessa Thompson (“Westworld”) with Ramy Youssef (“Ramy”); and Zendaya (“Euphoria”) with Mj Rodriguez (“Pose”). [Source]

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News: Big Slick At Home

4 June 2020 Posted by mouza

“Big Slick at Home” kicks off this Friday, June 5 (the original start date of the 2020 Big Slick Celebrity Weekend) and runs through Sunday, June 14. The 10 day campaign will include:

  • Matching funds for every donation made (up to a total of  1 million dollars). Thanks to a generous donor, every dollar donated through bigslickkc.org between June 5-14 will be matched, meaning each contribution goes twice as far to give more kids hope and answers! Additionally, everyone who donates at least $50 will be gifted with a special “Big Slick at Home” t-shirt.
  • Daily content will air on YouTube Live and FaceBook Live at 7pm central featuring unique throwback content. The content will also be shared across all Big Slick social media channels. Each video will be introduced by Rob, Paul, Jason, Eric or David as they recount their favorite Big Slick memories over the past 10 years. We encourage YOU to participate and share your own Big Slick videos, photos or stories via the #BigSlickAtHome hashtag!

The “Big Slick at Home” campaign will culminate on Sunday, June 14 at 7pmCT. That evening’s content will close with an announcement of the total amount raised for 2020.

To participate in “Big Slick at Home,” visit bigslickkc.org and follow Big Slick on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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News: Paul Rudd Joins ‘Ghostbusters 2020’

27 June 2019 Posted by mouza

 

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News: “The Catcher Was a Spy” Featured in 2018 Sundance Film Festival Line Up

29 November 2017 Posted by mouza

Sundance Institute showcases bold, independent storytelling at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, beginning with today’s announcement of feature films selected across all categories. The Festival hosts screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort, from January 18–28.

The Festival represents the flagship of the Institute’s public programs, which also include Festivals in London and Hong Kong and other screenings throughout the year. Sundance Institute supports independent artists with year-round programs, granting more than $2.5 million and convening 25 global residency Labs focusing on theatre, film, New Frontier and episodic content.

The Catcher Was a Spy/ U.S.A. (Director: Ben Lewin, Screenwriter: Robert Rodat, Producers: Kevin Frakes, Tatiana Kelly, Buddy Patrick, Jim Young) — The true story of Moe Berg – professional baseball player, Ivy League graduate, attorney who spoke nine languages – and a top-secret spy for the OSS who helped the U.S. win the race against Germany to build the atomic bomb. Cast: Paul Rudd, Mark Strong, Sienna Miller, Jeff Daniels, Guy Pearce, Paul Giamatti. World Premiere [Source]

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News: ‘The Catcher Was a Spy’ Pulled from TIFF

16 August 2017 Posted by mouza

The Catcher Was A Spy has been pulled from the Toronto International Film Festival line-up due to the production schedule.

The ensemble drama led by Paul Rudd was announced recently as one of the world premiere Galas selections set to screen in Canada next month.

However Screen has confirmed the film is still in post and will not be ready in time.

Worldwide rights holder PalmStar Media finances the feature with Windy Hill Pictures, and produces with Animus Films. UTA Independent Film Group was preparing to take the project to Toronto and field offers from buyers. [Source]

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News: First Look at ‘Mute’

6 January 2017 Posted by mouza

Set in Berlin in 2052, Mute follows a bartender named Leo (Skarsgård) who lost the ability to speak after a childhood accident. After his beloved girlfriend Naadirah (played by Seyneb Saleh) unexpectedly disappears, he sets out on a noir-ish quest to find her, diving deep into the city’s seedy, neon underworld.

The only recurring clue that Leo finds is a pair of wise-cracking American surgeons: Rudd, wearing a hell of a mustache, and Theroux, wearing a hell of a wig. Jones co-wrote the script with Michael Robert Johnson (Sherlock Holmes), and he’s said in the past that Mute is somehow connected to his 2009 debut film Moon, which stars Sam Rockwell as a man working as a solitary miner on the Earth’s moon.

Netflix signed on to distribute Mute last year, and it’s expected to hit the streaming service later in 2017. [Source]

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News: ‘Ideal Home’ Sells Wide in AFM 2016

6 November 2016 Posted by mouza

Ideal Home, the comedy in which British comic actor Steve Coogan and Paul Rudd play a bickering gay couple whose extravagant lives are turned upside down by a new addition to the family, has been snapped up by international buyers, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.

The film, being offered at AFM by Fortitude Films, has attracted sales from Icon (Australia/New Zealand), Remstar (Canada), Scanbox (Scandinavia), Crystal Sky (Philippines), Lusomundo (Portugal), Forum (Israel), Tanweer (Greece/Cyprus), Pictureworks (India), Falcon (Middle East) and Cinesky (airlines).

Written and directed by Andrew Fleming (Hamlet 2, The Craft), Ideal Home is produced by Aaron Ryder, Gabriella Tana and Maria Theresa Arida. Clark Peterson and Maxime Remillard of Remstar Films and Lisa Wolofsky of the National Bank of Canada exec produced. [Source]

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News: Netflix picks up ‘Mute’ starring Paul Rudd

6 October 2016 Posted by mouza

After a sojourn in big budget action territory with Warcraft, Duncan Jones is returning to his roots with Mute, a sci-fi film that will form a trilogy with his directorial debut Moon and as-yet-untitled third film.

Set in a futuristic Berlin, Mute will take place in the same universe as Moon and star Alexander Skarsgård as a mute bartender trying to track down a missing partner with the help of a surgeon played by Paul Rudd (an odd premise, yes, but an intriguing one). [Source]

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