A Grown Ups 2 poster hit the web today, advertising the sequel’s July 2013 release. Despite a lot of disdain for the feature’s predecessor, there seems to be a lot of love for this one going into release. I will keep you posted on the expectations, but it is still hard to imagine another $200 million global gross even if it is Adam Sandler & Co.
Last night capped off a week of Brooklyn-set shows for Jimmy Kimmel Live, and while Monday night’s program featuring an interview with Chris Rock was cancelled, they still managed to fit the stand-up comic into things. At the top of the hour last night, JKL aired a taped segment by Rock where he proceeds to explain to America just who is the whitest candidate for president right now. Hint: it’s not Mitt Romney. Chances are you will never view a Romney family photo the same way again after this. Continue Reading
Comedian Chris Rock was on The Daily Show last night where he talked to Jon Stewart about a number of things. The first major topic was his turn at serious acting in the limited release 2 Days in New York and working with Julie Delpy. Of course, it does not end there as the interview soon gravitates to him and Jon Stewart reminiscing about the days of ol’ and how they both have rich kids that are tough to deal with. Continue Reading
Chris Rock has a new dramedy coming out in the form of the Julie Delpy-directed 2 Days in New York. In addition to pulling behind-the-camera duty, Delpy also wrote and co-starred in the movie alongside the former SNL‘er. This film is the successor to 2 Days in Paris which was a pretty big hit among critics, so this is one of those indie-films that will attract a lot of eyeballs from the industry.
Look for the film to hit the U.S. market in August with a limited release.
Chris Rock has a new film to promote in the third installment of the Madagascar series. The comic was on Jimmy Fallon last night to get the word out even though many of the franchise’s mind are probably sleeping. Continue Reading
Chris Rock took to The Today Show Thursday morning to drum up some buzz for the third Madagascar film. Needless to say, that was not the only thing on Rock’s mind during the interview with Ann Curry. Continue Reading
FX announced Thursday afternoon their intentions to pursue a late night offering outside of Russell Brand’s summer series Brand X. This newest addition to the cable channel is called Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, and it will premiere in early August. Continue Reading
Would theaters goers really be interested in a comedy starring Chris Rock and Melissa McCarthy? That is the question some studio executives would have to ask themselves before starting production on a project scripted by the former-Saturday Night Live cast member. The project is currently untitled, and if it goes ahead it would be the comedian’s first feature written by Rock since 2007′s I Think I Love My Wife which ended up doing just over $13 million at the box office when it was all said and done, but then again that one did not have the red hot Melissa McCarthy.
Good news for fans of Adam Sandler’s Grown Ups. The sequel to the 2010 blockbuster hit starring Kevin James, David Spade, Rob Schneider, Chris Rock, and Sandler has been penciled in for a July 12, 2013 release. The original writer looks to be on board, so expect more of the same.
As for concerns about future franchise extensions from Sandler, do not expect it as Grown Ups is a unique case. The series-starter’s $162 million was the highest domestic gross the actor has achieved since 1999′s Big Daddy.
A potential Adam Sandler sequel was announced today as the actor attempts to maintain a bit of box office credibility after Jack & Jill failed to win audiences over. The sequel in question exists in the world of Grown Ups as reported by Variety. The writer of the original, Fred Wolf, is said to be in negotiations to scribe the second, and there is currently no word on the cast’s return. Not to worry though as the entire cast is buddy-buddy with Sandler, so expect Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, and Rob Schneider to reprise their roles from the 2010 film that grossed over $270 million world wide provided Sandler likes the script enough to do it himself. Continue Reading