She's been a bride with a torn wedding dress in Bachelorette, a voice in animation in Ice Age: Continental Drift and a pitch perfect Fat Amy in, well… Pitch Perfect. And for her next act, Rebel Wilson wants her MTV.
Wilson follows in the footsteps of 2012 host Russell Brand who followed Jason Sudeikis and other past notables like Andy Samberg (2009), Mike Myers (2008), Sarah Silverman (2007) and even Lindsay Lohan (2004).
The Australian-born actress with a name that's too cool for school has been tapped as the host of the 2013 MTV Movie Awards. The network announced the news during the season finale of Jersey Shore &mdash' natch! &mdash for the big event taking place Sunday, April 14th.
Get your golden popcorn on! And who will win Best Kiss? Not those vampires again?!?
She gives good candy in this promo:
Lizzy Caplan and Adam Scott haven’t hung up their pink bow ties just yet.
Although cult hit Party Down has been off the air for two years, fans of the show split their time between making Party Downton (Party Down + Downton Abbey) memes and petitioning for a film. And while there have been mini-reunions on Children’s Hospital and web series Burning Love, none compare to Lizzy Caplan and Adam Scott's team-up as feuding former couple, Gena and Clyde, in Bachelorette, in limited release now.
The course of equal opportunity raunchy comedy never did run smooth. Like Bridesmaids, Bachelorette is a foray into proving that ladies are capable of wielding gross-out humor just as ably as the gentlemen, with the obvious comparison piece being Todd Phillips' The Hangover. Written and directed by first-timer Leslye Headland (who previously worked as a writer on Terriers) and produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, Bachelorette sends its trio of dysfunctional bridesmaids into all kinds of night-before-the-wedding misbehavior, including cocaine use, falling-down drunkenness, physical altercations, promiscuity, theft and general nastiness.
But then, as if afraid that all of this misdeeds will drive the audience away, the film tries to add a last minute portion of heart, explaining away the actions of its three main characters as the result of damage and pairing them all up with guys to get them through to an at least temporary happy ending.
Leslye Headland won't forget her first time, but not for the reasons you might think. In a guest blog she wrote for The Film Experience, the playwright and filmmaker, whose buzzed-about debut, Bachelorette, opens theatrically on Sept. 7 wrote that while losing her virginity was "sort of a let down," the experience was salvaged by a post-deflowering viewing of Wes Anderson's iconoclastic teen romance story Rushmore. more »
Also in Wednesday morning's round-up of news briefs, Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders will direct 90 Church for Universal. Tobey Maguire joins an indie project by Craig Zobel and the New York Times names a new chief.
Bachelorette had my attention from the moment I saw that Lizzy Caplan is in it, but wait until you see the Red Band trailer. Caplan plays Gena, a secret romantic with a memorably filthy mouth — isn't that always the case — who joins her longtime friends and fellow bridesmaids Katie (Isla Fisher), and Regan (Kirsten Dunst) for a wild night out in Manhattan after their bride-to-be bestie insists on a tame bachelorette party. more »
Bachelorette was dubbed the "indie Bridesmaids" at Sundance. OK, maybe there are some similarities. There are females and there's a pending wedding and the proverbial "shit hits the fan," but that's about it. Based on a play of the same name by Leslye Headland who directed the screen version, the story is quite frankly not going to be a hit with everyone. But for the segment of the population that gets a thrill off of bad ass humor, Bachelorette offers up a load of laughs. John Waters appeared to enjoy himself at the screening of the film, which opened up the Provincetown International Film Festival this week, so that is a stamp of some sort of approval, right?
No matter how many gifting suites, D-list "celebrities" and/or head-splitting parties the malevolent forces of modern commerce may stuff into the wintry idyll of Park City over the next week, we'll always have the movies. And as usual, "we" also means studios and distributors with money to burn and release slates to fill. Let the Sundance bidding wars begin!