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‘Sumo’ Comedy Coming From ‘Veep’ Creator Armando Iannucci

Veep creator Armando Iannucci will executive produce a new film about amateur Sumo wrestling, which is a sentence I never thought I’d have to type. The comedy Sumo tells the story of an overweight kid who trains for the US Sumo Open, with Natalie Bailey – who has worked with Iannucci on Avenue 5 – set to direct and Death of Stalin producer Yann Zenou producing alongside Iannucci, Emily Leo, Oliver Roskill, Ado Yoshizaki Cassuto, and Gianluca Chakra. Richard Galazka is writing the script. Dea...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Armando Iannucci, Stalin, Jonah, Cape Town South Africa, David Copperfield, Sumo, Iannucci, Natalie Bailey, Booksmart, Suzy Nakamura, Yann Zenou, Gianluca Chakra Richard Galazka, Yann Zenou Richard


Sumo: Armando Iannucci Reuniting with Yann Zenou for Wrestling Comedy

Sumo: Armando Iannucci reuniting with Yann Zenou for wrestling comedy Deadline is reporting that Veep creator and Oscar nominee Armando Iannucci (In the Loop, The Death of Stalin, The Thick of It) is teaming up with producer Yann Zenou (Intouchables, The Death of Stalin) on Sumo, a coming-of-age comedy that takes place in the world of amateur Sumo wrestling. RELATED: HBO Renews Avenue 5 for Second Season The film follows the story of Jonah, The film follows the story of Jonah, a silver-tongue...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Oscar, Armando Iannucci, Jonah, Ken, Cape Town South Africa, ComingSoon, Sumo, Jeff Kravitz Getty, Natalie Bailey, Emily Leo, Oliver Roskill, Yann Zenou, Yann Zenou Intouchables The Death of Stalin, US Sumo Open Suzy Nakamura Avenue


‘Avenue 5’ Season 2 is Go For Launch From HBO

Armando Iannucci‘s Avenue 5 will continue its journey on HBO for another season. The network just gave the greenlight to Avenue 5 season 2, furthering the misadventures of the problematic space cruise ship. The comedy series stars Hugh Laurie, Zach Woods, Josh Gad, and more, and premiered on HBO last month. More on Avenue 5 season 2 below. Amy Gravitt, Executive Vice President, HBO Programming, has announced that Avenue 5 is continuing with a second season. “We’ve loved every minute of Avenu...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, Armando Iannucci, Hugh-Laurie, Rebecca Front, Ryan, David Copperfield, Josh Gad, Zach Woods, Ryan Clark, Lenora Crichlow, Karen Kelly, HBO Programming, Matt Spencer, Iannucci


New The Personal History of David Copperfield Trailer Previews Dev Patel’s New Dramedy

New The Personal History of David Copperfield trailer previews Dev Patel’s new dramedy Searchlight Pictures has released a new trailer for director Armando Iannucci’s upcoming comedy-drama film The Personal History of David Copperfield, featuring a new look at Dev Patel’s portrayal of the titular character. Also starring Tilda Swinton and Hugh Laurie, the film had its world premiere at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival and is scheduled to debut in theaters on May 8. Check out the ...
Tags: Video, Hbo, UK, Movies, David, Charles Dickens, Armando Iannucci, Peter Capaldi, Tilda Swinton, Dev Patel, Filmnation Entertainment, Dick, Hugh Laurie, Golden Globe, Patel, David Copperfield


US Trailer for 'Personal History of David Copperfield' with Dev Patel

"This narrative is far more than mere fiction…" Searchlight Pictures has revealed an official US trailer for the film The Personal History of David Copperfield, the latest feature made by acclaimed UK satirist Armando Iannucci (of In the Loop, The Death of Stalin). This premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and London Film Festival last fall to quite a bit of acclaim and great reviews from many different critics. An avid Charles Dickens fan, Iannucci adapts his story along with frequent col...
Tags: UK, Movies, Trailer, US, Charles Dickens, Armando Iannucci, Toronto Film Festival, London film festival, Dev Patel, Victorian England, Dickens, Indies, David Copperfield, Simon Blackwell, Copperfield, To Watch


‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’ Trailer: Dev Patel Does Dickens for the Creator of ‘Veep’

The Personal History of David Copperfield is an utter delight from beginning to end, and soon, more audiences will get to see that for themselves. Hailing from Veep creator Armando Iannucci, this funny, charming, inventive film takes an almost slapstick approach to the work of Charles Dickens, resulting in something special. Watch The Personal History of David Copperfield trailer below. The Personal History of David Copperfield Trailer  Taking a colorblind casting approach and leaning h...
Tags: Hbo, Comedy, Movies, David, Adaptation, Charles Dickens, Armando Iannucci, Movie Trailers, Dev Patel, Stalin, Victorian England, Don, Dickens, Patel, David Copperfield, Simon Blackwell


HBO Renews Avenue 5 for Second Season

HBO renews Avenue 5 for second season After scoring strong reviews from critics and audiences alike, HBO’s sci-fi comedy Avenue 5 has scored a second season order from the premium cable network, according to Deadline. RELATED: New Avenue 5 Promo: Josh Gad Invites You to a Luxury Space Experience Avenue 5 is described as a space tourism comedy set 40 years in the future when the solar system is everyone’s oystery. With Hugh Laurie as the Captain, nothing can go wrong. “We’ve loved every min...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Movies, Rebecca, TV News, BAFTA, Armando Iannucci, Will Smith, Hugh Laurie, Golden Globe, Josh Gad, Ryan Clark, HBO Programming, Josh Gad Frozen, TV Premiere, Iannucci


Julia Louis-Dreyfus Lands an Overall Deal with Apple to Develop and Star in New Projects

Apple is continuing to build their roster of talent with exclusive deals, and this time they’ve added a big comedic talent. Seinfeld star Julia Louis-Dreyfus, fresh off her Emmy-winning run as the lead of the HBO comedy series Veep, has signed a multi-year overall deal with Apple to develop, executive produce and star in projects exclusively for Apple TV+. It’s the first time she’s ever signed a deal like this with a streaming service. The Julia Louis-Dreyfus Apple TV+ deal was announced by A...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Movies, Nbc, Armando Iannucci, Will Ferrell, Veep, Christine, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Lee Eisenberg, Louis Dreyfus, Appletv, Julia Louis Dreyfus Apple


‘Avenue 5’ Uses Actual Science to Fuel Its Comedy (and Kills Off Richard Branson for a Gag) [TCA 2020]

Armando Iannucci is back on HBO, but this time, he’s not making another political comedy. The Veep mastermind created the science fiction comedy Avenue 5 . There series follows a deep space passenger flight in the future where something goes wrong and neither the captain (Hugh Laurie) nor the tech mogul (Josh Gad) who funded it are equipped to handle it.  Iannucci revealed some Easter eggs during the panel, including a gag about the fate of Virgin magnate Richard Branson, and the scienc...
Tags: Hbo, Comedy, Television, Movies, White House, Features, Richard Branson, Armando Iannucci, Mars, Branson, Hugh Laurie, Josh, Laurie, Judd, Josh Gad, Iannucci


Amazon Announces Its ‘Lord of the Rings’ Cast Members, Which Are Mostly New Faces

Fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy world have been waiting for months for an official announcement from Amazon Studios about its The Lord of the Rings cast members for the upcoming streaming series. Today, that wait came to an end. Amazon took to social media to reveal fifteen cast members for the show, and you can get a breakdown of each of them below. The Lord of the Rings Cast Members Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Nazanin Boniadi, Tom Budge, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Ema Horvath,...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, UK, London, Television, Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, Lionsgate, Casting, La, Natalie Dormer, Berlin, Fantasy, Disney, Iran, Bbc


‘Avenue 5’ Featurette Invites You to Have Some Fun and Let Your Body Turn Into a Lukewarm Pudding

Armando Iannucci, creator of Veep, has a new sure-to-be-hilarious show headed to HBO. Avenue 5 is set 40 years in the future and set on a luxury space cruise ship experiencing technical difficulties. In a new Avenue 5 featurette below, Matthew Spencer, the head of passenger services (played by Zach Woods) walks us through the many futuristic amenities aboard the ship. Avenue 5 Featurette As this video explains, space and luxury go hand in hand. After all, “the first three letters of spa...
Tags: Hbo, Comedy, Television, Movies, Billie, Karen, Armando Iannucci, Mars, Iris, Hugh Laurie, Rebecca Front, Ryan, Matt, Spike, Judd, Josh Gad


These are 2020’s most anticipated movies

Around this time a year ago, we were all charged up with anticipation to see the climax of the 23-film Marvel Cinematic Universe, the end of the 42-year-old main “Star Wars” saga and career-culminating epics from Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino. Nothing on that scale is coming along in the 2020 movie year. But appropriately enough for the start of a new decade, the films getting released in the next 12 months will likely reset Hollywood’s trajectory. And that’s something long overdue. To s...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Hollywood, London, Movies, Aretha Franklin, Ben Affleck, Roald Dahl, America, Sport, Tom Hanks, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer, Paul Greengrass, James Bond, Marilyn Monroe


The 15 Funniest Movies of the Decade

(This article is part of our Best of the Decade series.) When considering the best in cinema, it can be easy to overlook the movies that go out of their way to make us crack up. For whatever reason, comedy never seems as significant or important as comedy. But if we didn’t laugh, there’d be nothing to pick us up from those sad moments. So as part of our look back at the decade that was 2010 through 2019, I wanted to make sure we singled out the funniest movies of the year. No, I’m not just pick...
Tags: Movies, Los Angeles, Features, Amy Poehler, James Franco, Channing Tatum, Russell Crowe, Liam Neeson, Armando Iannucci, Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman, Rachel Mcadams, Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Paul Feig, Chris Hemsworth


HBO Promo Reel Teases Upcoming New Shows For 2020

HBO promo reel teases upcoming new shows for 2020 HBO has released a brand new promo reel for their highly-anticipated shows that are set to premiere in 2020, including a highlight of the upcoming third season premiere of their award-winning sci-fi drama Westworld. Check out the video below! The video also offers us a preview of the network’s new 2020 shows such as the new limited series adaptation of Stephen King’s The Outsider starring Ben Mendelsohn and Jason Bateman; Nicole Kidman and Hug...
Tags: Video, Hbo, TV, Movies, Robert Downey Jr, America, Georgia, Nicole Kidman, TV News, John Malkovich, Armando Iannucci, Pope, Westworld, Jason Bateman, Ben Mendelsohn, Mark Ruffalo


New Avenue 5 Promo: Josh Gad Invites You to a Luxury Space Experience

New Avenue 5 Promo: Josh Gad invites you to a luxury space experience HBO has released a new promo teaser for their upcoming space comedy series Avenue 5, featuring Josh Gad’s Herman Judd as he promotes space tourism and invites you to his titular luxury cruise ship. Created by Veep‘s Armando Iannucci, the series will be making its debut on Thursday, January 19, 2020. Also starring Hugh Laurie and Zach Woods, you can check out the video in the player below! RELATED: John Malkovich Leads the C...
Tags: Video, Hbo, TV, Movies, Rebecca, TV News, John Malkovich, BAFTA, Armando Iannucci, Will Smith, Hugh Laurie, Golden Globe, Josh Gad, Zach Woods, Ryan Clark, Josh Gad Frozen


Six New Character Posters For THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD

A crop of posters for Armando Iannucci's latest comedy. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: Images, Movies, Armando Iannucci, Copperfield, New Releases, The Movie Waffler


The Only Thing More Brutal Than Last Night’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Was the Final Episode of ‘Veep’

On HBO last night, viewers watched in horror as a power-mad woman sold her soul and devastated a land she claimed to love in order to achieve maximum power at the expense of countless innocents. And there was also an episode of Game of Thrones where Daenerys Targaryen killed a bunch of people. What? Did you think I was talking about Westeros? Heavens, no. I was talking about the United States of America and Selina Meyer, the lead character of Veep, whose desperate attempt to reclaim her power r...
Tags: Hbo, Comedy, Hollywood, Tibet, Movies, Washington, Cbs News, White House, Office, Features, Fbi, Tom Hanks, United States, Armando Iannucci, Philadelphia, Meyer


‘Avenue 5’, a Sci-Fi Show From ‘Veep’ Creator Starring Hugh Laurie and Zach Woods, Gets Series Order at HBO

Armando Iannucci, the director of movies like The Death of Stalin and In the Loop and the creator of TV comedies The Thick of It and Veep, is returning to HBO with a new TV show. Iannucci stepped away from being Veep‘s showrunner after season 4 and hasn’t worked in television since, but that’s about to change with Avenue 5, a HBO science fiction series that will star Hugh Laurie (House, Tomorrowland), Zach Woods (Silicon Valley, The Office), and Josh Gad (Frozen, Pixels). Deadline reports tha...
Tags: Hbo, Comedy, Movies, Sci-fi, Silicon Valley, Armando Iannucci, Stalin, Hugh-Laurie, Matt, Llewyn Davis, Laurie, Gad, Zach Woods, Ryan Clark, Customer Relations, Josh-Gad


Hugh Laurie’s Avenue 5 Receives Series Order at HBO

Hugh Laurie’s Avenue 5 receives series order at HBO The space comedy Avenue 5 has been given a series order at HBO, TVLine has confirmed. The show comes from Armando Iannucci, the creator of HBO’s Veep. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneSizeMapping = googletag.sizeMapping().addSize([0, 0], [[300, 2...
Tags: Hbo, UK, TV, Movies, Rebecca, TV News, Armando Iannucci, Naomi Watts, Hugh Laurie, Golden Globe, Judd, Josh Gad, Ryan Clark, ComingSoon, Karen Kelly, Iannucci


HBO’s Space Comedy Pilot Avenue 5 Adds Nikki Amuka-Bird

HBO’s space comedy pilot Avenue 5 Adds Nikki Amuka-Bird Following the addition of Josh Gad (Frozen 2), Deadline reports that BAFTA-nominated actress Nikki Amuka-Bird (NW) has officially signed on to join the cast of HBO’s space comedy Avenue 5. The pilot is written and executive produced by Veep creator Armando Iannucci. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; ...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Movies, Bbc, Rebecca, TV News, BAFTA, Armando Iannucci, Rosamund Pike, Golden Globe, Ben Barnes, Grandin, Josh Gad, Julia Ormond, BBC oNE, Ryan Clark


Zach Woods Jumps Aboard HBO Space Comedy Avenue 5

Zach Woods jumps aboard HBO space comedy Avenue 5 Zach Woods is joining Hugh Laurie in HBO’s Avenue 5, a space comedy from Veep creator Armando Iannucci, according to The Wrap. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneSizeMapping = googletag.sizeMapping().addSize([0, 0], [[300, 250]]).addSize([750, 0], []...
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HBO Sets Return Dates For Big Little Lies, Veep and More

HBO sets Return Dates For Big Little Lies, Veep and More HBO has announced a slew of release dates for both new and returning series, including the acclaimed political comedy Veep, Emmy-winning drama Big Little Lies and the upcoming drama miniseries Chernobyl and Spanish-language comedy Los Espookys. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.p...
Tags: Europe, Post, Hbo, TV, Movies, Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Mexico City, TV News, Fernando Frias, Watson, Armando Iannucci, Ussr, Ursula, Kremlin, Laura Dern


The 13 Funniest Movies of 2018: Sex, Death, Racism, Drugs, and Superpowers

Every awards season, there are a lot of comedies that get swept under the rug simply because they’re trying to make people laugh. Most comedies aren’t “good enough” to be considered for Oscars, and even the Golden Globes ignore many of the real comedies in favor of movies pretending to be comedies, like The Martian or Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. This past year brought us a wide array of comedies, but rather than merely classifying them as your average comedy, we wanted to just count down The 1...
Tags: England, Comedy, Movies, Washington, America, Washington Dc, Anna Kendrick, Armando Iannucci, Spike Lee, Paul Feig, Thor, Yemen, Joseph Stalin, George W Bush, Adam Driver, Dick Cheney


Barack Obama’s Favorite Movies of 2018 Include ‘Annihilation,’ ‘Black Panther,’ ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ and More

Former President of the United States Barack Obama has put forward his candidacy for President of Film Twitter with his list of his favorite movies of 2018. Obama’s list is a collection of some of the most critically praised films of the year, including genre-bending sci-fi flicks like Annihilation, beloved foreign flicks like Shoplifters, and deft black comedies like The Death of Stalin. In other words, Obama’s got good taste. On Friday, Obama posted a comprehensive list of his favorites bo...
Tags: Facebook, Movies, Obama, Barack Obama, United States, Armando Iannucci, Around The Web, Jason Isaacs, Top 10 Lists


‘Veep’ Creator Armando Iannucci’s Tweet About Donald Trump Might Become a Movie

Veep and In the Loop creator Armando Iannucci has built his career turning political idiocy into laugh-out-loud comedy, but now he might be tasked with plumbing the moronic depths of the current U.S. president’s brain – and it’s all thanks to Twitter. Iannucci pitched a Donald Trump movie idea on the social media platform earlier this week, and a new report says that eight studios are already interested in turning his idea from a tweet into an actual film. Read the pitch below. Film pitch.....
Tags: Twitter, Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Russia, Armando Iannucci, Jim Carrey, Donald Trump, Joseph Stalin, Stalin, Political, Trump, Whitehouse, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Iannucci, Fake America Great Again Plus Veep


Armando Iannucci’s Trump Comedy Reportedly Being Sought by Studios

Armando Iannucci’s Trump comedy reportedly being sought by studios Earlier this week, British satirist Armando Iannucci jokingly pitched on Twitter a comedy idea focusing on President Donald Trump. Now, days later, Deadline is reporting that his idea has received a lot of heavy interest from Hollywood and may actually come to fruition. According to the outlet, eight studios have expressed interest in the idea and one big offer has been put on the table, but no other information has been revea...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Armando Iannucci, Donald Trump, Stalin, Trump, Studios, Whitehouse, Julia Louis Dreyfus, ComingSoon, Movie News, Iannucci, Trump Comedy Reportedly Being Sought by Studios


Hugh Laurie Will Star in HBO’s New Space Comedy, Avenue 5

Hugh Laurie Will Star in HBO’s New Space Comedy, Avenue 5 Veep creator Armando Iannucci is preparing the pilot episode of his new HBO comedy series, Avenue 5. Now, former House star Hugh Laurie has been lined up to star in the show. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Laurie will portray Ryan Clark, the captain of the titular Avenue 5. Laurie’s character is described as a “charming and in-control American captain,” and the show is reportedly set in the future, “mostly in space.” HBO has give...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Hollywood, London, Movies, Amc, House, Armando Iannucci, Hulu, Hugh Laurie, Laurie, Gregory House, Ryan Clark, ComingSoon, Iannucci, Avenue 5


Multiplex 10 Review Comic: The Death of Stalin (2017)

  This movie review comic is a slightly different format than the ones I’ve done in the past featuring Jason Classic (from the comic strip). Since I’m planning to collect the reviews of the Middle-Earth, Star Wars, and Harry Potter movies in a digital comic, I wanted to draw the pages in a more traditional comic book size, in hopes of submitting it to Comixology or otherwise offering it up for sale elsewhere. So I did this one to help figure out the format and build templates and such. If you ...
Tags: Comics, Harry Potter, Armando Iannucci, The Death of Stalin, Review Comics, Multiplex 10 Review Comic


Chris Evangelista’s Top 10 Movies of 2018 So Far

The nightmare that is 2018 is almost over! Current events may be terrifying, but movies have been pretty damn good this year. Each day this week, a different member of the /Film team will be counting down his or her favorite films of the year so far, and now it’s my turn. My favorite films this year run the gamut from indie curiosities to films of absolute horror. And just to keep things from being a complete dour-fest, there’s a very nice movie about a very nice bear as well. These are the top...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Drama, Horror, Sci-fi, Features, Thriller, Paddington, Sequels, Adaptation, The Office, Revenge, Armando Iannucci, Steve Buscemi, Hereditary, Joseph Stalin


June 19 Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital Releases

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