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During the Oscars this year, I sent out a tweet suggesting that Louis C.K. host next year. The idea of that of course is amazing, but I can’t imagine him agreeing to it. SNL will have to do if you’re looking to get your C.K. fix; the comedian will host the March 29 episode with no musical guest announced yet (Coldplay would be a good guess). He previously hosted in November 2012, it was pretty awesome.
FX knows how to accumulate good TV watching: Archer, Louie, The League, It’s Always Sunny, The Bridge, Wilfred, American Horror Story, and Justified. Today I’ve read [Via EW] about Michael Cera and John Hawkes leading a Charlie Kaufman’s FX comedy pilot How And Why, the “story of a man who can explain how and why a nuclear reactor works, but is clueless about life”. Now we learn that Zach Galifianakis will be leading will star in an untitled comedy pilot from executive producer Louis C.K., which is the first project under C.K.’s recent development deal with the network. Details are unknown but Galifianakis created the potential series and will co-write the pilot script with C.K.
FX has also finalized a cast for the drama series pilot Hoke [via THR] with Paul Giamatti already attached to produce and star in the potential show, which is described as a “darkly comedic drama that revolves around a hardboiled and possibly insane homicide detective in pre-chic Miami in the early 1980s”.
FX’s upcoming schedule will also include The Comedians, a sitcom starring Billy Crystal, and The Bastard Executioner, a period drama created by Kurt Sutter (The Shield, Sons of Anarchy). FX also has a 10-episode reworking of the movie Fargo on the way.
If you’re having withdrawal from Louis C.K.’s yearlong break from his FX series Louie, here is something that might help. He was talking to Jay Leno last night revealed that he will be making available his first film for just $5 on his website.
That’s right, the writer of Pootie Tang directed a 1998 indie comedy featuring Steve Carell, J.B. Smoove, Robert Smigel, among others called Tomorrow Night.
The fourth season of Louie will premiere on FX this May; watch the trailer for Tomorrow Night below.
FYI: Louis C.K. was in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine and David O. Russell’s American Hustle in 2013, and was great in both.
Trailer for David O. Russell’s AMERICAN HUSTLE Starring Curly Bradley Cooper and Bloated Christian Bale
The first trailer for David O. Russell’s American Hustle is out and about today, watch it below. The story is based on an undercover sting operation called “Abscam” set up in the 1980′s by a con artist working for the FBI who rooted out corruption in Congress. Christian Bale plays that con artist. We also get Amy Adams as his accomplice and Bradley Cooper plays as an FBI agent. Our Hunger Games sweetheart Jennifer Lawrence also makes an appearance.
The movie looks and sounds like 2001′s Blow, which isn’t a bad thing. David O. Russell is in the good books these days with hits and award friendly movies like The Fighter and Silver Linings Playbook; I can’t say I liked either of movies too much so here’s hoping he can wind me round with this great cast and intriguing story.
American Hustle opens in limited release on December 13th before going wide on December 25th.
Louis C.K. has a new stand-up comedy special called Oh My God airing Saturday night at 10 p.m. on HBO and then every day after that pretty much. He’s one of the funniest guys alive right now, so it might be worth checking out. Here are some promotional videos to line your stomach with:
There isn’t a lot to say here, this is just great.
Oh My God will premiere on April 13th on HBO, it was recorded during C.K.’s recent U.S. tour, and is directed by the comedian. And as C.K. so puts it in the promo, it will be “the greatest comedy of a generation of blah-blah ever to do a thing on a thing.”
Saturday, April 13th at 10 PM. There.
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- Louis C.K. joins Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper in David O. Russell’s next film. [thr]
- MACHETE KILLS set for release on September 13, 2013. [collider]
- English playwright Michael Lesslie to write ASSASSIN’S CREED Script. [empire]
- Bradley Cooper to star in DARK INVASION, a spy thriller adaptation from author Harold Blum. [digitalspy]
- Johnny Depp returning for PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 5. [hitflix]
- MGM plans Ben-Hur remake. [comingsoon]
A new red band trailer for writer-director Roman Coppola’s comedy A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III:
Woody Allen’s upcoming film will be entitled Blue Jasmine and we have the plot details thanks to Vulture. Allen, who has made a movie every year for decades, will tackle another romantic comedy that centers on a woman whose “posh New York City lifestyle” comes crashing down so she makes a move to San Francisco. The press release says “It is the story of the final stages of an acute crisis and a life of a fashionable New York housewife.”
Allen has rounded up all-star cast which includes Alec Baldwin, Cate Blanchett, Bobby Cannavale, Louis C.K., Andrew Dice Clay, Sally Hawkins, Peter Sarsgaard and Michael Stuhlbarg. No release date, but let’s guess 2013 sometime.
FX’s Louie won’t be returning until sometime in 2014, until then we will have to make due with Louis C.K.’s awesome standup and appearances on anything. It was announced last Saturday that C.K. will be hosting Saturday Night Live on November 3rd. This will be his first time hosting SNL, something I never actually saw him doing, he seems too cool for it doesn’t he?
FYI: C.K. is longtime friends with SNL star Amy Poheler and has a recurring role on Parks and Recreation.
TODAY’S LINKS: Lovelace Poster, HBO Gets McConaughey and Harrelson, Louis C.K. Is Louis C.K. wins Webby Awards, and More
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- Watch a supercut of Val Kilmer taking off glasses. [buzzfeed]
- Amanda Seyfried is looking good and ready in the LOVELACE poster. [image]
- HBO has orderd 8 Episodes of TRUE DETECTIVE Starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, yes please. [thr]
- The poster for A Fantastic Fear of Everything with Simon Pegg. [image]
- Michelle Rodriguez set for Fast & Furious 6 and Machete Kills. [variety]
- 5 Movie Apocalypses That Would Defeat Themselves. [cracked]
- Louis C.K. wins Webby Awards Person of the Year honors, obviously. [thewrap]
The Expendables 2 Teaser Starring Terry Crews