Funny people premier held at Los Angeles and there load of comedy stars appear on Monday night. Judd Apatow, Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill walk on red carpet and this is the anticipating comedy movie. This movie directed and written
By Judd Apatow. He keeps big hopes about his movie and cast also the same.
Eric Bana, RZA, Anna Faris also walk the red carpet.
Funny people will carry out a heavy guns under it belt.
Olivia Wilde might be best known for her role as sexy Thirteen on “House, M.D.,” but she’s hitting the big screen as Princess Inanna in “Year One” on June 19, 2009. She stars opposite Jack Black and Michael Cera in the Judd Apatow-produced movie. But first, the buffed and toned star did some acrobatics for her GQ photo shoot. Oh, those abs!
“Year One” hits theaters June 19, 2009, and I’m not sure what to think about it. I’m onboard because it stars Jack Black and Michael Cera, two of my favorite funny guys. They play cavemen who get tossed out of their village and embark on an ancient cross-country road trip.
Plus, it’s directed and written by Harold Ramis and produced by Judd Apatow, so … bonus points there. Still, the clips and trailers don’t really look all that funny. I hope I’m wrong, and the movie is a knock-out.
Alexis Raben is currently heating up movie screens as a hot lesbian in “Miss March,” co-starring in the sex-romp comedy with Zach Cregger and Trevor Moore. But you might be surprised to learn that she initially wanted to be a director. Read on for my exclusive interview with the star …
JANE: You created your first short film at the School of Visual Arts in New York when you were in high school. Is it your goal to be a filmmaker and/or director?
ALEXIS: It was originally my goal to be a director. I studied film at college and was beginning to pursue a directing career. Then there came a point where I felt limited in my skills in directing actors, and decided that experiencing their job first-hand would help me understand how to better facilitate actors’ performances and become a better director.
JANE: You really hadn’t done a lot of roles before landing a supporting role in 2007’s “The Invasion” with Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig. What was it like scoring such a cool role?
ALEXIS: It was a great time. In addition to the stars you already listed, I was also very excited to be working with the director, Oliver Hirschbiegel, whose work I’d been a fan of.
JANE: Talk about your role in “Miss March.” You play a pretty awesome lesbian! Is that weird?
ALEXIS: I think my character is pretty hysterical. I’m particularly fond of her exclusive and unwavering focus on her girlfriend, her unapologetic lust, and her obliviousness to men and the rest of the world around her. The over-the-top comedic style of the film made playing such a highly sexual character easier and fun.
JANE: Prior to “Miss March,” you had done darker roles. Was it fun getting to play comedy? Which is harder: drama or comedy?
ALEXIS: I couldn’t make such a distinction. Often in drama you have to go to difficult and dark places, which of course can have an impact on you off set as well as on. That can be a challenge, but a challenge we actors usually welcome with open arms. Comedy, on the other hand, can lend itself to a more pleasant and fun work experience. But one must not underestimate the great precision and focus comedy can require. Is it a cop out to say that I deeply enjoy both, though perhaps in slightly different ways?
JANE: Do you think “Miss March” will appeal to Judd Apatow fans?
ALEXIS: Hard to say … But I imagine that “Miss March” may appeal to a younger audience.
JANE: Which actors and/or directors would you love to work with?
ALEXIS: I keep coming across new interesting and talented people every day … But if I look back, these are some of the directors that I’ve always dreamed of working with: Woody Allen, Mike Nichols, Francis Ford Coppola, Stephen Frears … So many actors, too, but if we’re going for dream-come-true: Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Sean Penn, Daniel Day-Lewis …
Thinking back to your previous question, I would also love to find myself in a Judd Apatow movie.
JANE: Would you like to venture into TV roles? Any shows you love?
ALEXIS: Absolutely! I think TV has grown so interesting in the last several years. I must admit I don’t get to keep up with as many TV shows as I’d like. For years, my all-time favorite was “The West Wing.” I would love to do something like that. Some of the ones I’ve enjoyed more recently are “Mad Men,” “House,” “Weeds,” “30 Rock,” and “Californication.” I’m also looking forward to Edie Falco’s upcoming show “Nurse Jackie.”
JANE: What’s up next for you?
ALEXIS: There are a few interesting things brewing. But, unfortunately, nothing is fully settled yet, so I must hold off from talking about it for now.
Photos courtesy of Jordyn Borczon
Harold Ramis recently stopped by MTV News to chat about his new Jack Black comedy “The Year One” (in theaters June 19). MTV took the opportunity to ask Ramis about the upcoming “Ghostbusters” remake. He co-wrote the first two “Ghostbusters” movies and also starred in them as the nerdy Dr. Egon Spengler.
Well, guess what?! Ramis (now 64!) says all the original core players are onboard for the reboot, including Bill Murray (Dr. Peter Venkman) and Dan Aykroyd (Dr. Raymond Stantz), who co-wrote the original films. “We’re all going to be in it in different kinds of roles,” Ramis said. “We’re going to be the sage mentors. There are going to be young Ghostbusters.”
More after the jump, including a video…
With Judd Apatow signed on as a producer, expectations are high for the new movie. You have to wonder if Apatow favorites like Paul Rudd and Seth Rogen will be involved. That would be awesome.
But here’s what Rogen said when asked about it: “What? That’d have to be one great f—ing script for anyone to touch that.” They’ve got some pretty big shoes to fill, that’s for sure.
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