This trailer for the upcoming Angry Birds film serves as proof that in the modern era of Hollywood, even a plotless iPhone game that involves exploding birds can be made into a very expensive, very star-studded (Jason Sudeikis, Maya Rudolph, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Bill Hader, Josh Gad, Kate McKinnon and Peter Dinklage), full-length movie. The 3D animated comedy hits theaters in May. Discuss
Tracey Morgan is headed back to the big screen. Last year, the SNL and 30 Rock alum was in a violent car accident that killed one of Morgan’s friends and seriously injured several of the other passengers of the limo van they were traveling in. Morgan sustained a traumatic brain injury so severe that it threatened his career entirely. But, just days after Morgan appeared onstage at the Emmys, it’s been announced that he will star alongside Charlie Day and Ice Cube in a new comedy called Fist Fight. Though it’s unclear what role Morgan will play, according to AV Club, the movie tells the story of “a mild-mannered teacher (Day)… [who] is challenged to a fist fight by a much tougher colleague (Ice Cube).” Morgan is set to host an episode of SNL next month. Discuss
The trailer for the final installment of The Hunger Games series, Mockingjay: Part 2 has been released today. The focus is on our heroine Katniss’ relationship with her sister Prim. Beware, for fans of the series, it’s a serious tearjerker. And to think there’s still a bunch of explosions and the (hopeful) dismantlement of an entire regime to come! Watch the clip below. The film hits theaters November 20.
The world’s most legendary daredevil may finally be getting his own biopic. According to The Hollywood Reporter, filmmaker Darren Aronofsky is in talks to direct a film being co-produced by Channing Tatum, who would also star in the title role. Considering his work on The Wrestler, Aronofsky seems like a solid choice for a movie about the motorcycle stunt man known for pushing himself—and his own body—to the edge of death. And, considering his work on Noah, who knows, maybe we’ll even get a few sweet rock monsters. Discuss