The Call Sheet sifts through the day's glut of Hollywood news to find the stories even non-industry types care about. Today: We'll be seeing this year's weirdest movie scene this fall, Jim Carrey drops out of a dumb thing, and a glimpse at this year's classiest movie.
Last month we heard about the crazy new Lee "Precious" Daniels movie The Paperboy, which shocked Cannes audiences with its aggressive sexuality and a scene in which Nicole Kidman pees on Zac Efron's face and chest when he gets stung by a jellyfish. Mmhm! That happens, in a movie! Obviously we are all like this: o_O about this movie and are morbidly curious to see it and now finally we have a release date. (Heh. "Release." Like pee!) The Paperboy will debut in America on October 5th, so get there early or bring your ponchos, because the first few rows will get wet. [Deadline]
Even though it sounded like SUCH a good idea, Jim Carrey has dropped out of the planned Dumb and Dumber sequel, Dumb and Dumber To, citing the production's stagnation at Warner Bros., which didn't seem all that interested in making it. So, that's that. I mean, I guess they could maybe just do it with Jeff Daniels, but that doesn't seem terribly likely, and HBO probably wouldn't be all that thrilled with that, considering they're trying to position him as this serious actor and everything on The Newsroom. Yeah, let's just call this project dead then. Someone go check on Lauren Holly, she's... She's gonna be pretty upset right now. [Entertainment Weekly]
Cheer up, Lauren Holly. Here, why don't you watch some TV. Hey, do you want to watch a show full of hideously dated "hipster" jokes and lots of hilarious cheap racial stereotyping? Well then you're in luck, because CBS' honkingly bad sitcom 2 Broke Girls will soon be airing in reruns on TBS. Well, heh, by "soon" we mean 2015. But still! Just in case you were worried that at some point 2 Broke Girls might not be on your TV anymore, here comes TBS to the rescue. Another interesting tidbit buried in this item is the following: "female-fronted comedies often do not hold up well in syndication, particularly in the lucrative prime access hour from 7-8 p.m." Wait, what? Why? Why would that be? What is wrong with us, America, that we can't watch a female lead in reruns between seven and eight? Is it because women are all cooking dinner so they can't watch TV, meaning the men and boys change over to sports or the Boobs & Guns Channel? What is it? Come on. I guess we have to say then: Watch 2 Broke Girls. For women. [The Hollywood Reporter]
Speaking of crappy CBS shows getting second lives, the canceled Unforgettable, about a professional rememberer played by someone named Poppy Montgomery (first thing I'd forget? That name...), might be coming back to the network as a summer series next year. Ah, the summer run. That's like working the day shift at the strip club. It's not great money, and it's a little depressing, sure, and it means you're not the best, yeah, but hey, work's work. [Deadline]
Bad news, guys. Rob Reiner might be joining the cast of Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street. This is bad news because that is a serious movie and if he's doing it it might mean he's serious about acting again which could mean he won't direct for a while. Which means we'd have to live without movies like Rumor Has It..., The Bucket List, Flipped, and The Magic of Belle Isle for a while. And that does not sound like a world we, or anyone really, would want to live in. Don't do it, Rob! Don't do it for us. [The Hollywood Reporter]
Lost's Emilie de Ravin ("Chaaaaalieee!") guested on three episodes of ABC's latest gurgling fantasy series Once Upon a Time last year, playing the Belle character (to Robert Carlyle's Rumpelstiltskin/Beast), and now she's been made a series regular. So, Emilie de Ravin is moving to Vancouver! To do Once Upon a Time. Every day. For months. Congrats? [Entertainment Weekly]
Country singer Trisha Yearwood apparently has a Food Network show? Yeah, it's called Cookin' Country with Connie Corncob, Connie Corncob being a character that Trisha Yearwood created, wearing a wig and a blacked out tooth. Her catchphrase is "Yammed if you do, yammed if you don't, either way, ya got yams!!" Hm? What's that? That's not what the show is called or about at all? Oh, OK. Hm, well, dear readers I'm being told that the show is actually called Trisha's Country Kitchen and on it she makes nice food from some cookbooks she's written. It did well in its initial run, apparently, so it's been renewed. Good for her. Maybe in the second season she'll give Connie Corncob a shot. Faith Hill could guest star as Connie's best friend/frenemy, Ruby Rutabaga. (Catchphrase: "Well I'll be a cookie in a crockpot!") [The Hollywood Reporter]
Here is a trailer for the very classy prestige project Anna Karenina, starring Keira Knightley and Jude Law, directed by Joe Wright (Pride & Prejudice, Atonement, Hanna), and adapted by Tom Stoppard. That is pretty fancy! That's just a pretty fancy movie right there. Happy families are all alike; every fancy movie is fancy in its own way. Or something. Looks good? Looks good. Look out for that train, Keira!
And here's the new "full-length teaser" (good grief) for the teen sex drama The Twilight Saga — Breaking Dawn: Part 2. Bella is vampyr! The Voltrons are attacking! Sweet Eddie Cullen is a daddy! Maggie Grace is upset about something? Michael Sheen what are you doing here, go home. But Rami Malek? Yeah, you stay. You stay right where you are.
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