Zach Galifianakis’ Between Two Ferns movie gets release date

Zach Galifianakis’ movie version of Between Two Ferns has finally received a release date.The long-rumoured project between The Hangover star and executives at Netflix was confirmed in December, with production well underway. Now, the movie – based o…

Zach Galifianakis’ movie version of Between Two Ferns has finally received a release date.

The long-rumoured project between The Hangover star and executives at Netflix was confirmed in December, with production well underway.

Now, the movie – based on the Funny or Die low-budget talk show series – will be released on 20 September.

The announcement was made on Wednesday at the FYSEE Event for My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman in Los Angeles, according to Deadline.

The movie will document Galifianakis and his crew as they take a road trip to complete a series of high-profile celebrity interviews and restore his reputation, after the actor is humiliated by Will Ferrell.

Scott Aukerman, who has directed a number of episodes of Between Two Ferns, will helm the movie alongside Galifianakis.

However, it is not yet known whether the feature will follow the same format as the original, in which the host chats with stars while sitting between two potted ferns.

Galifianakis often trades barbs and insults with his A-list guests for the duration of the interview, and in keeping with the amateur aesthetic of the show, on-screen graphics contain deliberate comedic errors.

Casting is billed as “celebrities you’ve heard of,” but no one was confirmed in the latest announcement.

Yet, editors at The Hollywood Reporter indicated that the likes of Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage, TV host Letterman, and actor Keanu Reeves may appear. In addition, the 49-year-old’s co-stars from The Hangover franchise, such as Ed Helms and Bradley Cooper, are likely to be involved.

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Hugh Jackman ‘fascinated’ by filmmaking process in Missing Link

Hugh Jackman was “so fascinated” by the way his stop-motion animation Missing Link was filmed that he made a trip to the studio in Portland, Oregon.In the family comedy, The Greatest Showman actor voices Sir Lionel Frost, a British myths and monsters i…

Hugh Jackman was “so fascinated” by the way his stop-motion animation Missing Link was filmed that he made a trip to the studio in Portland, Oregon.

In the family comedy, The Greatest Showman actor voices Sir Lionel Frost, a British myths and monsters investigator who goes on a mission to prove the existence of the legendary Bigfoot, Mr. Link, voiced by Zach Galifianakis.

The movie took years of painstaking work to make, and Hugh was so fascinated by the process that he made a trip to the Laika stop-motion animation studio in the suburbs of Portland to see the team in action.

“Everything is in camera. Everything is real puppetry, real stop-motion animation, I mean everything,” he told BBC News. “If you watch the film through that lens you can feel the years, literally years, it takes to complete and the love and all the heart that goes into it.

“Once I knew about that company, I was in. I actually travelled up to Portland just to see what they were doing because I was so fascinated by it.”

The Australian star prepared for the role by perfecting his English accent, which came naturally to him since his father is British and had “a little bit of poshness to him”.

The 50-year-old spent three or four years recording dialogue for Missing Link on and off, and the sessions were all about playing around.

“I go in and just play,” he explained. “You go in for years, I would say three or four years, and you just go in for three or four hours at a time and I just play with the director (Chris Butler) and we work on maybe three scenes at a time and you do it over and over again and we laugh and we ad-lib and they show me footage.”

Missing Link, which also features the voices of Zoe Saldana and Emma Thompson, hits cinemas from early April (19).

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Zach Galifianakis making Between Two Ferns movie

Zach Galifianakis is making a movie version of his popular talk show Between Two Ferns.The comedy star kicked off the Funny or Die online video series by interviewing actor Michael Cera in 2008, before going on to have celebrity guests such as Natalie …

Zach Galifianakis is making a movie version of his popular talk show Between Two Ferns.

The comedy star kicked off the Funny or Die online video series by interviewing actor Michael Cera in 2008, before going on to have celebrity guests such as Natalie Portman, Steve Carell, Bruce Willis, Jon Hamm, Charlize Theron, Ben Stiller, and Justin Bieber.

Now, it seems Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis is to get the big screen treatment, with editors at The Hollywood Reporter reporting that production is already underway on a film version of the programme, having been greenlit by executives at Netflix.

Scott Aukerman, who has directed a number of episodes of the low-budget talk show, will helm the movie. However, it is not yet known whether the feature will follow the same format as the original, in which Galifianakis chats with stars while sitting between two potted ferns.

He often trades barbs and insults with his A-list guests for the duration of the interview, and in keeping with the amateur aesthetic of the show, on-screen graphics often contain deliberate comedic errors.

Apart from Galifianakis, no other casting details have been shared. However, The Hollywood Reporter’s article indicated that the likes of Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage, TV host David Letterman, and actor Keanu Reeves may appear. In addition, the 49-year-old’s co-stars from The Hangover franchise, such as Ed Helms and Bradley Cooper, are likely to be involved.

Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis has aired sporadically on Funny or Die in recent years, with some of the most popular episodes involving former U.S. President Barack Obama and Brad Pitt. The 2016 episode with then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, the first new show in two years, received 30 million views in its first 24 hours, and became one of the top videos in the website’s history. The last Between Two Ferns show, which starred Jerry Seinfeld, Wayne Knight, and Cardi B, aired in June (18).

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Zach Galifianakis avoided improvisation on A Wrinkle in Time set

Zach Galifianakis avoided improvisation on the A Wrinkle in Time set as he didn’t want to ruin the story with “dumb jokes”.The actor and comedian portrays alien being The Happy Medium in Ava DuVernay’s new film, which is based on the 1962 novel of the …

Zach Galifianakis avoided improvisation on the A Wrinkle in Time set as he didn’t want to ruin the story with “dumb jokes”.

The actor and comedian portrays alien being The Happy Medium in Ava DuVernay’s new film, which is based on the 1962 novel of the same name by Madeleine L’Engle, that follows a young girl who sets off to find her father with the help of three astral travellers.

While Zach is known for his hilarious turns in flicks such as The Hangover and Due Date but when it came to his latest project he felt it was wise to stick to the script.

“I didn’t want to do too much (improvisation) because, again, it might seem out of place in a movie like this,” he told Screen Rant. “It’s just much easier, especially when the lines are so precious, and I thought the script was great, I thought it was there, I didn’t want to ruin it with my dumb jokes.”

Zach went on to explain that Ava asked him to deliver some off-the-cuff lines a couple of times but he was “trepidatious” to do so as he was concerned about striking the right tone.

The star was also focused on getting his character’s image right, especially as the figure is a woman in the novel. Yet, Ava and Zach collaborated on all the details for his costume, right down to his man-bun hairstyle.

“Ava sent me a bunch of images of a hair style and the one we ended up using was the one that I picked first, I said, ‘This is uh, you know, a white guy with corn rows, perfect,'” the 48-year-old shared, adding,”I liked all of Ava’s ideas, so it was pretty easy.”

A Wrinkle in Time, which also features Storm Reid, Mindy Kaling, Reese Witherspoon and Oprah Winfrey, began hitting cinemas earlier this month (Mar18).

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