London's most recognisable department store is due to host a gripping pandemic-set thriller.
Ben Stiller has said that despite fans pressuring him to do so, he won't be re-editing Zoolander to remove a cameo from Donald Trump.
Oscar Isaac is set to star in and produce the next film from director Ben Stiller, a thriller called “London” for Lionsgate, Erin Westerman, president of production for Lionsgate, announced Monday.Eric Roth (“Forrest Gump,” “Munich,” “A Star Is Born”) is adapting the screenplay for “London” based on a new short story from crime author Jo Nesb, though details about the plot are being kept under wraps.The project was first identified by Isaac, who obtained the rights as a producer under his Mad Gene Media banner, then attached Stiller and Roth to the project.Also Read: Patricia Arquette to Star in Apple TV+ Drama 'Severance' Opposite Adam ScottStiller will join Isaac as a producer of the film through his Red Hour production banner, along with his producing partner Nicky Weinstock. Isaac’s longtime manager and sometimes producing partner Jason Spire will round out the team. Nesbo will executive produce along with Niclas Salomonsson.“This is an incredible team of filmmaking that has come together for this project. Eric is a master storyteller whose screenplays are canonized in film history; Ben’s work as a filmmaker, including his latest accomplishment, ‘Escape at Dannemora,’ is astounding; Oscar is a force in all that he does, both behind and in front of the camera. As Eric adapts Jo Nesbo’s evocative and memorable short story into an incredible film, we’re confident that Ben will bring all of the tension and emotion in directing London – and Oscar will not only give a riveting and dynamic performance, but as the producer leading the process to bring this team together, has an incredible energy and passion for the material. As fans, we are thrilled this tour de force of talent came together for such a compelling story, and as a studio, we are honored they chose Lionsgate,” Westerman said in a statementIsaac was most recently seen in the final “Star Wars” movie “The Rise of Skywalker,” and he’ll next be seen in the sci-fi epic “Dune” for Warner Bros. He was also shooting Paul Schrader’s next movie “The Card Counter” before production was shut down.Also Read: Oscar Isaac to Star in Paul Schrader's Revenge Thriller 'The Card Counter'Stiller is hot off directing the miniseries “Escape at Dannemora,” for which he was nominated for an Emmy. He’s also at work on the Apple TV+ series “Severance” that also features “Dannemora” star Patricia Arquette. Stiller’s last feature film was “Zoolander 2” in 2016.Roth most recently wrote “Dune” with Isaac and also adapted David Grann’s book “Killers of the Flower Moon” for Martin Scorsese.Nesbo’s work has sold over 45 million copies in 50 languages worldwide. His books “The Leopard,” “Phantom,” “Police,” “The Son,” “The Thirst,” and his latest novel, “Knife,” all became international bestsellers. “London” will be part of a forthcoming story collection to be published by Knopf.Also Read: Cate Blanchett to Star in 'Borderlands' Video Game Adaptation at LionsgateThe project was brought in by Brady Fujikawa, who will be overseeing the project for the studio with Scott O’Brien.Oscar Isaac is represented by WME, Inspire Entertainment, and Mitch Smelkinson from Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, Smelkinson, and Christopher. Ben Stiller and Nicky Weinstock are represented by WME, 3 Arts, ID and Gang Tyre. Eric Roth is represented by Darren Trattner at Jackoway Austen. Jo Nesbo was represented by WME and The Salomonsson Agency. Dan Freedman oversaw all the negotiations for Lionsgate.Deadline first reported the news of the project.Read original story Oscar Isaac to Star in Thriller ‘London’ From Director Ben Stiller at Lionsgate At TheWrap
Hollywood stars including Ben Stiller, Madonna and Chris Rock have joined a GoFundMe appeal to raise money for the victims of the terror attack in New Zealand.
Ben Stiller has tweeted in support of snowboarder Shaun White, who was forced to apologise for dressing up as Simple Jack from the movie Tropic Thunder for a Halloween party.
The Meyerowitz Stories, by director Noah Baumbach, could spell something of a dramatic comeback for the maligned star.
Comic legend Ben Stiller has revealed he was diagnosed with “mid-range aggressive cancer” prostate cancer in 2014, during an appearance on the Howard Stern Show. The 50-year-old writer, director and actor had surgery to treat the cancer, and was operated on by Dr. Edward Schaeffer, who joined him on the show. Following his appearance, Stiller posted a heartfelt post on blogging site Medium, going into further detail about his experience and urging people to check themselves for cancer at younger ages.
‘Zoolander: Super Model’ is here… no, really. Appearing on Netflix to absolutely no fanfare whatsoever, ‘Zoolander: Super Model’ seems to be the latest instalment of ‘Zoolander’ starring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson. This actually made it to Netflix.
The first ‘Zoolander’ was packed with amazing cameos including David Bowie, Posh Spice, and Donald Trump plus a host of huge names from the fashion world, so the bar was well and truly raised for the sequel. Fans suspected that they’d struggle to match that stellar line up for ‘Zoolander 2′, but from Susan Boyle and Ariana Grande to Justin Bieber and Benedict Cumberbatch, the new film is positively crammed with recognisable faces. The creative team behind the film including star and director Ben Stiller and writer Justin Theroux say stars were literally throwing themselves at them to get involved.
It is a world record befitting as dim-witted a man as model and fashion icon Derek Zoolander. Last night at the London premiere of ‘Zoolander 2’, Ben Stiller assembled a star-spangled group of celebs to nail down the world selfie stick record. It measured an impressive 8.56 metres for the world record win.
Together, they probably have roughly the same IQ as clothes shop mannequins, which made Ben Stiller’s Derek Zoolander and Owen Wilson’s Hansel perfect for this stunt. The pair stopped traffic and drew crowds in Rome as they posed in the window of the swish Valentino store. Moves such as Le Tigre, Magnum and, of course, Blue Steel were very much in evidence.
A petition has been launched condemning ‘Zoolander 2’ for being transphobic and calling for the movie to be boycotted. The ire has been caused by Benedict Cumberbatch’s character, as unveiled in the first trailer for the sequel, released last week. It featured a barely recognisable Cumberbatch playing an androgynous model called All. In the online petition, creator Sarah Rose writes: “Cumberbatch’s character is clearly portrayed as an over-the-top, cartoonish mockery of androgyne/trans/non-binary individuals.
Let it be known that male models Derek Zoolander and Hansel have stayed on trend ever since they made their movie debut in 2001′s ‘Zoolander’.