Opening in theaters on July 6th is a new independent film co-written and directed by Adam Sherman entitled Crazy Eyes. The movie stars Lukas Haas (Witness, Inception), Madeline Zima (A Cinderella Story), Jake Busey (Enemy of the State), Tania Raymonde (Wild Cherry), and Ray Wise (Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie).
IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had a chance to sit down with actress Madeline Zima to discuss her work on Crazy Eyes. The actress talked about the new movie, its difficult subject material, her character's true intentions, working with actor Lukas Haas, coining the word "rapey" on set, and director Adam Sherman's vision for the film.
Opening in theaters on March 2nd is the new comedy Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie, which is based on the popular Adult Swim series Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Just like the series, the film stars Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim as themselves, while the two comedians also co-wrote and directed the movie together. Much like the series, the film features appearances by several famous actors and comedians including Zach Galifianakis (Due Date), Will Ferrell (Everything Must Go), Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park), John C. Reilly (Terri), Will Forte (MacGruber), Erica Durance (TV's Smallville), Twink Caplan (Clueless), Ray Wise (Robocop), William Atherton (Die Hard), Robert Loggia (Scarface), and Michael Gross (TV's Family Ties) as the Narrator.
IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had a chance to sit down with Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim to discuss Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie. The two comedians talked about their new film, the fictional research company that helped them develop it, their writing process, adapting their humor from the series for the big screen, the film's remarkable cast, and what type of film they would make if they really had a billion dollars.
The American adaptation of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo has yet to actually hit theaters, but Sony's marketing and David Fincher's flair for the iconic have already made the film's central figures and its overall somber tone instantly recognizable. As such, the yet-to-be-released thriller is ripe for parody, and the good folks at Funny or Die have obliged with a spoof trailer for a nonexistent movie entitled The Girl With the Tramp Stamp Tattoo.
Standing for Lisbeth Salander, the resilient, borderline autistic title character* in Stieg Larsson's novel is a vacuous, texting party girl clad in Juicy Couture and making references to "the Jager shits." Emma Roberts plays the Vespa-riding investigator, a boozy contemporary of Lisbeth, played in the feature by Rooney Mara. And standing in for improbably handsome Michael Blomkvist Daniel Craig is none other than Joe Manganiello, familiar to fans of True Blood and How I Met Your Mother. Oh hey, and there's deadpan comedy expert Ray Wise filling the role played by Christopher Plummer in Fincher's film.
Just when you thought the casting process for X-Men: First Class had wrapped, we’re getting some interesting news. Ray Wise (Jeepers Creepers 2, Robocop, Powder) has officially signed up to star in the Matthew Vaughn helmed reboot.
It certainly seemed the cast had filled out weeks ago, but if you’re going to make a last minute addition, Ray Wise is a fine choice. The man is easily one of the most underappreciated actors in the business today.
Wise spoke with IGN, and let a few details slip, including his role in the film, “I’m playing the Secretary of State of the United States. I’ll be going over there in the next couple of weeks.”
It's not a wealth of info, but the guts of the news is there for all to feast upon; Wise is officially onboard!