Girls alum Alex Karpovsky is in advanced negotiations to star in Claire, Rilean Pictures’ remake of Éric Rohmer’s 1982 French comedy Le Beau Mariage (“The Good Marriage”). Karpovsky would star opposite Jena Malone in a story centered on an eccentric twentysomething woman living in Long Island with her aunt and teenage cousin. Fed up with her married lover, a painter named Simon, Claire decides to get married herself, deciding upon a man she barely knows (Karpovsky), her best friend Katherine’s cousin. An absurd and humiliating quest to find love and a husband, but not necessarily in that order, follows. The narrative feature debut from director Dori Oskowitz, Claire is written Juan Iglesias and Jonathan Saba. Oskowtiz, a music video veteran, previously directed the 2013 documentary Blackout for Vice Media. Robbie Little of Little Film Company is executive producing and serving as sales agent. Iglesias and Saba are producing, along with Accelerated Matter’s Matt Leutwyler. Karpovsky will next be seen in upcoming Coen Brothers’ film Hail, Ceaser! opposite Scarlett Johansson, Channing Tatum, Tilda Swinton, George Clooney and Ralph Fiennes. He’s repped by ICM and managed by Steven Fisher of Underground Management. Original story appeared on Deadline.
Jessie Ennis is joining Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler in their New Line comedy. The film, previously called The House, is now untitled. Ferrell and Poehler will play a married couple who lose their daughter’s college fund. They team up with their neighbors to start an illegal casino in the basement of their suburban house to earn back the cash. Ryan Simpkins is playing the couple’s daughter while Ennis will play her wild best friend. Jason Mantzoukas also stars. Andrew J. Cohen is directing the film based on a script that he wrote with Brendan O’Brien. Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake will produce and Spencer Wong will executive produce for Good Universe. Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Jessica Elbaum will produce and Chris Henchy will executive produce for Gary Sanchez. Andrew J. Cohen and Brendan O’Brien will also produce while Marc Fischer is an executive producer. Richard Brener, Samuel J. Brown and Michael Disco are overseeing for New Line. Ennis’ TV credits include hit series Veep and Red Band Society, while she’s had film roles in David Cross‘ Hits and G.D.F. She’s repped by UTA and Underground.
NEW YORK, September 2, 2015 – “The Best F*&#ing News Team Ever!” just got bigger and f*&#ing better. “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” announced today that Ronny Chieng, Desi Lydic and Roy Wood Jr. will be the newest correspondents to join the team under new host Trevor Noah. “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” premieres on Monday, September 28 at 11:00 p.m. on Comedy Central and will be available to stream the following day on thedailyshow.com and the Comedy Central App. Said Noah: “I’m so excited to welcome these new members of the Daily Show Team. Now I get to share my stress with other new people.” Chieng, Lydic and Wood will be joining the team’s existing roster of talent, including Jordan Klepper, Hasan Minhaj, Jessica Williams, Lewis Black, John Hodgman, Al Madrigal, Aasif Mandvi and Kristen Schaal. Born in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, and raised in Manchester, NH and Singapore, stand-up comedian and actor Ronny Chieng (www.ronnychieng.com) has been a rising star on the comedy scene in Australia where he moved to attend the University of Melbourne. Embarking on a stand-up comedy career after graduating with a degree in commerce and a degree in law, Chieng’s career began to take off … Read More