Oliver Platt made his appearance at the Media Presents: 'Fargo' event at The Paley Center in New York alongside 'Braddock & Jackson' stars Martin Lawrence and Kelsey Grammer. Platt features in the 'Fargo' film-to-TV crime drama series alongside Martin Freeman and Billy Bob Thornton.
Rapper Kanye West is featured in an unreleased pilot episode of an HBO improve comedy show that, sadly, never made its way on to TV Screens.
Rapper Kanye West stars in the bad acting comedy skit that was never supposed to happen - the untitled HBO sitcom shows him doing a bit of improvised acting as himself visiting a terminally-ill boy who says West's his sixth favourite artist. The video clip surfaced online when the actress in the video - Alison Quinn - who plays the Make-A-Wish aide uploaded the clip to YouTube as part of her acting reel.
Kanye West: A Multi-Talented Bloke Apparently.
The short clip's comedy comes from Quinn not knowing who the rapper is, and patronising him when he says he's been featured on the cover on TIME Magazine. The ill boy reels off a list of artist he likes more than West and the aide repeatedly gets the Yeezus singer's name wrong ("I'm from Ohio; we pronounce it Kenny") to Kayne's increased disgruntlement ("Well I don't care where you from, you pronounce my name Kanye.") The video's pretty funny in an awkward kind of way, showing off new dad Kanye's (lack of) acting skills and it would have been interesting to see what would have happened if the sitcom had seen the light of day.
Russell Brand is in talks to star in Larry Charles' raunchy comedy 'Pierre Pierre'.
Russell Brand is in talks to star in raunchy comedy 'Pierre Pierre'.
The British comedian is currently in negotiations for the lead role in Larry Charles' upcoming film about an obnoxious French nihilist who embarks upon an obstacle-filled Journey from Paris to London when he transports a stolen painting.
'Pierre Pierre' will see Russell - whose divorce from Katy Perry was finalized earlier this month - stumble upon a serial killer named Pigeonshit, a French policeman and his own brothel-owning mother in the politically incorrect road movie.
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General Aladeen is the ruler of a country called Wadiya. However, he is not a fair ruler, he is a dictator and his reign over Wadiya becomes cause for concern for the United Nations, who holds a meeting to discuss the future of the country. General Aladeen is told to attend, so he travels to America, determined not to introduce democracy into his country. While in America, he also wanders around in New York and ends up in bed with a shocked Megan Fox.
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Megan Fox and John C. Reilly will make cameo appearances in Sacha Baron Cohen's forthcoming comedy 'The Dictator'.
Megan Fox is to appear in 'The Dictator'.
The 'Jonah Hex' actress and John C. Reilly have both signed up to make cameo appearances in Sacha Baron Cohen's forthcoming comedy, though the nature of their roles is being kept under wraps, The Hollywood Reporter says.
The film - which is currently being shot in New York - chronicles the story of a Middle Eastern despot who is removed from his position and flees to the US after he is replaced by a lookalike former goat herder, with both roles being played by Sacha.
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Comedy actress Anna Faris is in negotiations for a part in Sacha Baron Cohen's forthcoming project 'The Dictator'.
Anna Faris is being lined up for a role in 'The Dictator'.
The 'House Bunny' actress has entered negotiations to play the part of an organic food store owner in the project, which sees Sacha Baron Cohen play a dictator who heads to the United Nations only to find he has been replaced by a lookalike in his own country.
While roaming New York, he comes across Anna's character, who helps to change his dictatorial way of thinking.
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Sacha Baron Cohen is set to play a leading role in a comedy adaptation of a book written by late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.
The British actor - famed for his parody movies based on outrageous characters, including Kazakhstani reporter Borat and Austrian fashionista Bruno - will play the lead role in 'The Dictator', based on the book 'Zabibah and The King' by the former Iraqi dictator.
According to an official release, the film "tells the heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed".
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The film, about an obnoxious Frenchman who transports a stolen painting from Paris to London, was originally set to be made by Up In The Air's Jason Reitman, but the Oscar nominee dropped out and the picture was left in limbo following a series of studio setbacks.
However, Pierre Pierre has now been given a reboot with Bruno director Charles taking charge of the shoot, according to Deadline.com.
The movie's producers are aiming to make the film on a budget of just $20 million (£13.3 million).
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Kanye West and BORAT director Larry Charles have teamed up to develop a new series for US cable TV network HBO.
The as-yet-untitled project will focus on a day in the Grammy Award-winning rapper's life.
Charles is a longtime producer and director of TV series CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM and was also executive producer of ENTOURAGE for its first two seasons.
His most recent film BORAT: CULTURAL LEARNINGS OF AMERICA FOR MAKE BENEFIT GLORIOUS NATION OF KAZAKHSTAN recently earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Musical Or Comedy Motion Picture.
Music producer-turned rapper West has released two albums, THE COLLEGE DROPOUT in 2004 and Late Registration in 2005, and will serve as executive producer on the project.
In March (06), he signed on to produce a feature film inspired by his music. He will also appear in the film, which will show a portrait of the US through the eyes of West and several other filmmakers.
The raunchy tale of rocker group Motley Crue's rise to the top is being made into a feature film. THE DIRT is being made by Paramount Classics and MTV Films, and will be based on the rockers' 2001 book THE DIRT: CONFESSIONS OF THE WORLD'S MOST NOTORIOUS ROCK BAND. The book was written by bandmates Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, Mick Mars and Vince Neil, along with writer NEIL STRAUSS. It tells the story of the band's rise, complete with all the ups and downs of friendships, on the tour and in the recording studio. All of the bandmembers, along with Strauss, will serve as executive producers on the film. Larry Charles, who directed MASKED AND ANONYMOUS which starred singer Bob Dylan, will direct the film and help the band bring their story to the big screen.