Weekly News Ketchup: Adam Sandler's "Chuck and Larry," "Delta Farce," Anthony Hopkin's "Slipstream," and More!

by | June 18, 2006 | Comments

In this week’s wrap-up of news that ended up on the editing room floor, Adam Sandler and Kevin James wish they knew how to quit each other, a new movie crossbreeds a 1980s classic with Pauly Shore, and there has been a Leonardo DiCaprio sighting.

Adam Sandler and Kevin James will join the attack on the institution of marriage, in "I now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry." The film will be directed by Dennis Dugan ("Happy Gilmore") and written by Alexander Payne and James Taylor (the authors of "Sideways"). James and Sandler star as two firefighters who pretend to be a gay couple in order to receive their fire department’s domestic partner benefits. Hilarity ensues.

D.J. Qualls
, Keith David, and Danny Trejo will star in "Delta Farce" as three amigos that are in the army now. The trio is mistakenly dropped in Mexico instead of Iraq, and they wind up defending a village from bandits. C.B. Harding ("The Blue Collar Comedy Tour") is slated to direct.

In breaking news, Leonardo DiCaprio was photographed! That’s right, dashing Leo has been (gasp!) filming "The Blood Diamond," and (double gasp!) some sneaky and well-compensated photographer shot some photos of him in the act (of, uh, acting)!

In other news:


Jessica Alba joins comedian Dane Cook in Lionsgate’s comedy "Good Luck Chuck" about a serial dater (Cook) who finally meets his true love (Alba). (Variety)

Several more actors join the ensemble cast of the Anthony Hopkins-directed indie "Slipstream" – John Turturro, Camryn Manheim, Jeffrey Tambor, S. Epatha Merkerson, Fionnula Flanagan, Christopher Lawford and Michael Clarke Duncan. The cast already includes Hopkins, Christian Slater, Stella Arroyave, Lisa Pepper, Kevin McCarthy, Gavin Grazer, Aaron Tucker and Lana Antonova.
(Hollywood Reporter)

The Weinstein Company wants Catherine Zeta-Jones to topline and Rob Marshall ("Chicago") to direct a movie version of an acclaimed 1959 show about famous stripper Gypsy Rose Lee.
(New York Post)

Production Weekly reports that David Krumholtz ("Numb3rs") will join Eva Mendes in the indie feature "Live!," to be directed by Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Bill Guttenta.
(ComingSoon.net)

Tag Cloud

Spring TV OWN technology WGN PaleyFest Best and Worst GLAAD aliens docudrama Schedule Holidays E! FXX HBO Lifetime politics dramedy Marvel harry potter Food Network Disney Channel Thanksgiving Election Watching Series Sneak Peek cinemax Lionsgate Photos TCA 2017 Ghostbusters Pop social media GoT AMC Valentine's Day Horror TCM diversity NBC Red Carpet Music Rom-Com Mary Tyler Moore Star Wars sports El Rey adventure VH1 Trivia CBS All Access PBS ITV Comedy Central Hulu SundanceTV VICE Character Guide war Kids & Family X-Men Sci-Fi Country Starz Teen 2017 ABC Family History Super Bowl BET Podcast Tumblr Polls and Games Awards Fall TV Winter TV crime thriller travel Superheroes NYCC Nat Geo thriller ESPN TCA CBS Syfy cooking ABC Cosplay President sitcom SDCC Pirates Set visit science fiction 2015 GIFs 007 DC Comics boxoffice crime drama MTV period drama CNN Certified Fresh APB Biopics Fox News Infographic Netflix Opinion Rocky Premiere Dates TruTV singing competition Winners Reality Video Games DirecTV RT History Trailer police drama CMT Esquire Oscars BBC discovery Universal Rock TNT 2016 Animation Action MSNBC Summer based on movie The CW Countdown Exclusive Video Musicals Logo IFC Cartoon Network Masterpiece TV Land Comedy vampires Martial Arts Crackle 24 frames Fantasy serial killer Year in Review comiccon cops FOX Nominations Amazon Writers Guild of America Reality Competition biography Nickelodeon TIFF Grammys Disney Emmys Freeform A&E FX American Society of Cinematographers Showtime Bravo First Look BBC America Adult Swim Interview LGBTQ Star Trek Comic Book Sundance TV Extras Calendar Toys Marathons TBS Drama Mystery USA Box Office Tomatazos