HOLLYWOODREPORTER.COM – Lionsgate announced release dates for two upcoming projects: sequel Now You See Me 2 and roadtrip comedy Dirty Grandpa.
The sequel to the 2013 hit film about magicians who perform heists will hit theaters on June 10, 2016.
Summit is releasing the film, which will see the return of Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine.
Jon M. Chu is directing the film, which is produced by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Bobby Cohen.
Now You See Me exceeded expectations when it opened in May 2013 to a $29.4 million domestic debut. It went on to earn $351.7 million worldwide.
The only other wide release set for the June 10, 2016, weekend is Sony’s Uncharted.
Not long ago, Dave Franco was just an A-list actor’s D-list little brother, being bullied in a 2008 Funny or Die video called “Acting With James Franco.” Dave wanted to act, too, but he was stuck in the big, weird shadow of James, who was balancing high-profile roles with poetry, nudity and crazy art films. Onscreen, Dave’s good looks got him typecast as a clean-cut prick. He played “Greg the Soccer Player” in 2007’s Superbad and a couple of forgettable bit parts on TV’s Greek and Privileged. “I wasn’t proud of the projects I was involved in,” says Dave, 29. “I didn’t want my family and friends to see these things.”
Then Dave told Christopher Mintz-Plasse (a.k.a. McLovin’ from Superbad) how badly he wanted to fuck him. “You’re so hot,” Dave said in their first Funny or Die video. “I want to literally cover every single inch of your body with my tongue.”
Their stupid-hysterical “You’re So Hot” videos went viral and relaunched Franco’s career as a lowbrow comic actor. “I found out later that the videos helped me get cast in 21 Jump Street,” he says.
Now Franco is a legit rising comedy star. His best work yet came in this summer’s smash Neighbors, a frat-house comedy he says “was perfectly catered to my wheelhouse: dick-oriented humor.” Franco’s shot-slamming frat boy is a jackass, but a jackass with soul – self-aware enough to realize all the partying is temporary, sensitive enough to be hurt when his bud (Zac Efron) turns against him. “After 21 Jump Street, I was offered every douchebag-asshole role in Hollywood,” he says. In Neighbors, “It would have been easy to make the frat brothers douche assholes, but we tried to make them human.”
Of course, Franco is not about to clean his act up. In 22 Jump Street, out now, he has a cameo as Rob Riggle’s prison bitch – and he promises more Funny or Die shorts are on the way. Franco will also reportedly star in The Disaster Artist, a behind-the-scenes romp (directed by James) through Tommy Wiseau’s hysterically incompetent cult classic The Room, and he’s developing a film based on the novel The Intern’s Handbook, in which he would play a hero who is hardly a jerk at all. “To be completely candid, I’m not an asshole,” he says. “I swear! I am not a douchebag.”
Franco is on a roll, but there’s one thing that he just can’t wrap his head around: his brother. “I’ve got no explanation,” he says. “I know to expect anything at this point, and I’m still shocked by certain things he does. And I know better than to ask him why he’s posting naked selfies.”
Source: Rolling Stone
Neighbors takes over the #1 spot at the box office this weekend – A film about a couple with a newborn baby move into a new neighborhood and face unexpected difficulties following the establishment of a fraternity house NEXT DOOR
It stars The film stars Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne & Dave Franco who joined Roz and Mocha on KiSS 92.5 to talk about the film, and of course we asked about his Brother Jame Franco’s crazy Instagram photos
Dave Franco once burnt down his room with a cookie dough-scented candle.
The 28-year-old actor attended the University of Southern California to study a degree in both psychology and film, but dropped out to pursue his acting career. During the short time he was there Dave caused havoc when a plan to freshen up his living quarters went wrong.
“I burned down my dorm room freshman year. I was that kid. When you live in small quarters with two guys the smell in the room starts to take over a little bit so we decided we wanted our room to smell like fresh baked cookies,” he recalled to elle.com. “So we order a cookie dough scented candle off eBay and then we accidentally burn our room down with that candle. I had to sleep under my buddy’s bed on top of his dirty laundry for the next two weeks while they fixed our room.”
Dave, whose older brother is actor James Franco, has gone on to become a successful TV and movie star. One of his previous roles was Jack Wilder in Now You See Me, which follows a group of illusionists who pull of a series of heists on corrupt businesses. His character is described as a sleight of hand illusionist, street magician, and pickpocket. Although he trained for the part, Dave hasn’t used any of his magic tricks to pick up women.
“Not once! I don’t want to say coolest trick, but the trick I spent the longest trying to perfect was trying to cut a banana in half by throwing a card at it,” he mused. “I managed to succeed at doing that but if I was the guy who carried around a banana and a deck of cards to parties then I wouldn’t want to hook up with a girl who wanted to hook up with that guy. You know what I mean? So I can confidently say I’ve never tried to pick up a girl with magic.”
In Neighbors, the frat comedy starring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron, out tomorrow, fans of Dave Franco get their money’s worth. The actor—and younger brother of selfie connoisseur James Franco—plays an amiable, surprisingly intellectual frat boy named Pete who finds himself pretty naked (and pretty horny) at one point in the film. Franco, who has previously starred in flicks such as 21 Jump Street andWarm Bodies, is one of the best parts of Neighbors–and not just because he has a nice butt. We’re all up on the Dave Franco bandwagon after seeing it (sorry, James!) and got to chat with the actor about filming with Seth Rogen, picking up girls with magic, and just what is going on with the Franco family.
The “Neighbors” star dishes on his steamy on-set hook up–and what went wrong! Plus, does he have a future in softcore porn? Find out!
2014 has been pretty disappointing thus far for comedy, but Nicholas Stoller’s Neighbors is looking to change all that. If the name doesn’t sound familiar, then allow us to refresh your memory. Mr. Stoller is the same man who previously brought us side-splitting comedies like Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Get Him To The Greek, two of the funniest films of the last decade. This time around, he’s assembled one hell of a cast to lead the way. With Zac Efron, Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, and Dave Franco all flexing their comedic chops at full strength, the laughs are huge in Neighbors, and they just keep coming.
The film follows Rogen and Byrne as Mac and Kelly Radner, a young couple who have just moved into a new home with their baby daughter. All is peaceful and idyllic in their lives until a frat, led by Efron’s Teddy, moves in next door. In hopes of keeping the peace, so to speak, Mac and Kelly attempt to befriend the young group of boys now living only feet away from them. Their plan works at first, but after the frat parties a bit too hard one night, and Mac is forced to call the cops on them, all hell breaks loose and a war begins between the two households.
Last weekend, the cast of Neighbors arrived in NYC for the film’s press day. While there, we were lucky enough to land an exclusive interview with Rogen, Byrne, Efron, Franco, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Jerrod Carmichael, who were all a delight to chat with. They spoke about pushing the envelope with their comedy, crossing boundaries, working with babies on set and much more.
Check it out in the video above and be sure to catch Neighbors when it hits theatres this Friday! We promise that the film will have you in stitches.