There are some pretty solid stipulations for what makes an acceptable human being, in my opinion: 1. Must love dogs. 2. Must love Star Wars. 3. Must love Emma Stone. All three are pretty polarizing subject matter—few people only kind of like dogs/Star Wars/Emma Stone. You either love them or hate them. Choose to love them, and your life will be fruitful. For those of you with the same mentality, rejoice: Emma Stone has taken a new movie role...and it seems like a brilliant one.
Stone will star in Little White Corvette, a comedy film about a brother and sister who set out on a Miami-bound road trip to sell a million dollars-worth of cocaine. The drugs apparently used to belong to their father before he passed away, as they were discovered in his car—presumably, the little white corvette in question...although that phrase might just be some kind of drug reference with which I'm not familiar. Most things are.
The script comes from Michael Diliberti, who wrote 2011's Jesse Eisenberg comedy 30 Minutes or Less. Although that movie didn't quite live up to the hype that its comedically-powerful cast afforded it, I'm still pretty stoked for Diliberti's next venture with Little White Corvette. Perhaps 30 Minutes, his only feature script to date, was just a warm-up round. We might see the writer really hit his stride in this new film. And as much as we all enjoy a good Eisenberg stammer, Aziz Ansari riff or Danny McBride ramble, nothing beats the smooth, smoky, self-assured delivery of Emma Stone.
I think I'm moving her up to Number 2. Star Wars will have to deal.
Jesse Eisenberg, star of Ruben Fleischer’s Zombieland, will be working with the director again this summer in the comedy 30 Minutes Or Less, to begin production in July. Eisenberg will co-star alongside Aziz Ansari as two friends, a slacker pizza deliveryman and a junior high school teacher, who are coerced into robbing a bank when two bad guys, played by Danny McBride and Nick Swardson, force Eisenberg to wear a bomb.
The script is the work of two relative unknowns, Michael Diliberti and Matthew Sullivan, but veteran comedy producer Ben Stiller has signed on to the project, along with Stuart Cornfield and Jeremy Kramer of Red Hour Productions. Fleisher reportedly chose to direct '30 Minutes or Less' over the fourth installment of Mission Impossible, so we can only hope that the script, which The Playlist is reporting is reminiscent of 2008's Pineapple Express, must be pretty good - the kind of paycheck that a franchise flick guarantees is formidable.
It will be interesting to see whether Eisenberg breaks out of the nebbishy, neurotic mold that he has fashioned for himself with recent roles in Adventureland and Zombieland, or if he continues to play the sophisticate's Jewish Michael Cera. Either way, an Eisenberg - Ansari pairing, plus the comic stylings of Danny McBride, sounds like potential comedy gold.
Source: THR, The Playlist
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
If you thought that Ruben Fleischer's follow up to Zombieland couldn't get any funnier with Aziz Ansari and Danny McBride in the cast, think again. The Hollywood Reporter scoops that Michael Pena and Nick Swardson have joined the director's sophomore comedy, 30 Minutes Or Less, as well. Michael Diliberti and Matthew Sullivan wrote the script for the 2011 Universal Pictures release which will begin shooting this summer
The film centers on a junior high history teacher (Ansari) and a pizza-delivery man who are forced to rob a bank when one of them is strapped to a bomb vest. McBride is one of the men looking to score some cash. Pena will play a tatooed assassin, while Swardson will play McBride's best friend.
Pena wasn't always known as a comedic actor, but his crazed turn in Observe and Report was one of the only good things about the film, so I'll be happy to see him in a genuine laugh fest like this promises to be. As for the rest of the cast, they are all quickly becoming some of the most recognizable funny men in the industry and Fleischer is a young filmmaker to watch as he's sure to have a lucrative career ahead of him. Count me in on this one.