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23 October 2011 @ 10:50 pm
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Who's the Jackass? Cball interviewing Johnny Knoxville tonight for a future SC segment.

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John Cusack and Johnny Knoxville are teaming up for Carnaval, a comedy that Josh Stern is directing.
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Stone Village is producing and financing. The company’s Scott Steindorff, Dylan Russell and Scott LaStaiti serve as producers.

Cusack will play a sports scout sent to Rio de Janeiro during the over-the-top bacchanalia of Carnaval to recruit the world’s best soccer player with the promise that if he signs the star, he will inherit the agency. Knoxville plays his best friend, a musician who tags along and has an affair with a woman who turns out to be the player’s girlfriend, derailing the signing mission.

Former agent David Styne wrote the initial script, which was rewritten by Stern. (Styne is also serving as a producer.)

The movie will shoot in Rio this January.

HSI International will be selling the foreign rights to Carnaval at next month’s American Film Market. Stone Village is shopping at AFM its untitled Pablo Escobar project (Lincoln Lawyer director Brad Furman is helming) as well as The Master and Margarita, an adaptation of the famed Russian novel written by Mikhail Bulgakov.

CAA-repped Cusack will next be seen as Edgar Allan Poe in the thriller The Raven, set for a March 9 release.

Knoxville, also repped by CAA, just started shooting Last Stand with Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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Today Kim Jee-woon (The Good, the Bad, the Weird and I Saw the Devil) begins shooting his English language debut, The Last Stand. The film is notable for being the return of Arnold Schwarzenegger to a starring role. Arnie plays a former LAPD officer now working as a small-town sheriff, who has to deal with a drug kingpin who is fleeing to Mexico and will pass right through his town.

The obligatory ‘start of production’ press release is below, complete with the same plot synopsis we’ve had for a while. Along with that is the announcement of a few actors who are part of the film, including Forest Whitaker, Johnny Knoxville, and one of my personal faves, Harry Dean Stanton.

Here’s the press release. The final paragraph is the one to skip to if you just want the plot synopsis; sadly it doesn’t have any new info about what characters the newly-announced actors will be playing.

LIONSGATE®, a leading global entertainment company, is pleased to announce the start of production on Kim Jee-Woon’s THE LAST STAND, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. The announcement was made by the President of Lionsgate’s Motion Picture Group Joe Drake, and President of Production Michael Paseornek.

The shoot, which begins on October 17, 2011, will take place across locations in New Mexico and Nevada.

Rounding out the cast are Zach Gilford (FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS), Forest Whitaker (THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND), Luis Guzman (CARLITO’S WAY, BOOGIE NIGHTS), Rodrigo Santoro (CHE, I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS), Johnny Knoxville (The JACKASS films), Jaimie Alexander (THOR), Eduardo Noriega (OPEN YOUR EYES), Peter Stormare (FARGO, THE BIG LEBOWSKI) and Harry Dean Stanton (AILIEN, THE GREEN MILE).

Korean action-suspense master Kim Jee-Woon (A TALE OF TWO SISTERS, THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE WEIRD) is directing the film, which is based on a spec script by Andrew Knauer that was subsequently rewritten by Jeffrey Nachmanoff. Lionsgate has domestic and international distribution rights, with the film having pre-sold well in several overseas territories prior to its production. Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing the film through his di Bonaventura Pictures.

Schwarzenegger stars as Sheriff Owens, a man who has resigned himself to a life of fighting what little crime takes place in sleepy border town Sommerton Junction after leaving his LAPD post following a bungled operation that left him wracked with failure and defeat after his partner was crippled. After a spectacular escape from an FBI prisoner convoy, the most notorious, wanted drug kingpin in the hemisphere is hurtling toward the border at 200 mph in a specially outfitted car with a hostage and a fierce army of gang members. He is headed, it turns out, straight for Summerton Junction, where the whole of the U.S. law enforcement will have their last opportunity to make a stand and intercept him before he slips across the border forever. At first reluctant to become involved, and then counted out because of the perceived ineptitude of his small town force, Owens ultimately accepts responsibility for one of the most daring face offs in cinema history.


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Johnny Knoxville and Patton Oswalt have signed on to star in an untitled comedy that will be directed by Todd Rohal and financed by Marc Turtletaub and Peter Saraf's Big Beach Films. Knoxville and Oswalt will play battling brothers who attempt to honor their ailing father by taking a troop of boys on a camping trip. It all goes awry. Rob Riggle, Maura Tierney and Patrice O'Neal also star.

Rohal, who originally wrote the script under the title Scout Master, most recently directed The Catechism Cataclysm. Production on the new comedy starts this week. Turtletaub and Saraf are producing with Lisa Muskat, David Gordon Green is exec producer, and Big Beach's Michael Clark and John Hodges are overseeing production.

Big Beach produced the Paul Rudd comedy Our Idiot Brother, which The Weinstein Co launches on Aug. 26. Rohal, Knoxville and Oswalt are repped by CAA, Knoxville's managed by 3 Arts and Oswalt by Generate.

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30 June 2011 @ 12:26 am
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At Ryan's memorial Wednesday night in West Chester, people were invited up to the microphone to say a few words about his life, whatever they were feeling at that moment. I walked to the podium and tried to share memories of my dear friend, but the words were just spinning in my head. What came out were the mumblings of a man trying his best not to cry, and I wasn't even successful at that. I didn't break down, because I knew Angie or his family didn't need to see that, but I also didn't get to properly convey what Ryan meant to me. I won't be able to do that here either, but I will try. Here is what I wished I could have told everyone then.

I felt 34-percent funnier when I was with Ryan, but I guess everyone did. He had such a hair trigger laugh reflex. He lived his life wanting to laugh and wanting you to laugh with him. He would cackle really fucking loud, too, and it wasn't uncommon that he would fall over from it. Sometimes I would fall with him because his spirit was very contagious.

He wasn't incapable of seriousness, though. Ryan was a great listener. If you were having troubles, he was always someone you could go sit down and talk to. Granted, most of our sitting down was actually standing up playing pool together, but he was always there if you were sad about something. That's why all this is even harder because right now I really need to talk to him but I can't.

Ryan also had an enormous capacity to love. His friends and family got a lot, but a lion's share of that went to his sweet and beautiful Angie. If he wasn't with her he would be talking about her. More times than not he would smile wide through that filthy ass beard of his and say something along the lines of, "How did I ever luck up and land her?" Well, it sure wasn't because of the way he smelled that's for sure. (Dunn despised water and rarely bathed.) It was because he had a pure, open heart, and many other qualities of which I am writing about now.

He was very loyal, too, and sometimes that bit him in the ass. We were filming a bit for number two where someone was going to stand in front of the Stingmore mine as it exploded. After we did the test, nobody wanted to do it except me. I wasn't thrilled about it, but I knew we needed footage. As I was doing my usual pre-stunt ritual of sitting in someone's car listening to Roger Alan Wade very loudly, Dunn climbed in the backseat. He asked me if I was doing it and I said, "Yeah." He told me he was going to sit this one out and I said, "That's fine, buddy, I got it." We went back to listening to Roger and ten minutes later someone knocked on the window and said it's time. I got out of the car and Dunn fell in behind me grouchily saying, "Ah hell, I'll do it with you." Actually, I don't know if he said that or anything, but I could tell how he was walking beside me that he was doing it. Bam decided he would as well and we all went in and got our asses shot real good. Whether it was a bit for jackass, a friend in need, or his beloved Angie, Dunn was as loyal as they come.

I'm becoming upset now because this isn't right, goddamnit. Ryan, I had to go wake up Madison and tell her you were gone. Do you know how hard that was?!! She loved you so much and I know you loved her, so why, buddy? Rocko will never get to know you like she did, nor will my daughter that is coming in October. I cry a lot about that.

Roger wrote a pretty song for you, but you're not here to listen to it. And I'm hurting!! We all are because we loved you so much and now you're gone. I know your spirit lives on in me, Angie, Bam and everyone you touched, but that's pretty tough to see right now through the tears. I'm starting to ramble now, just like I did at the memorial, so I'll stop. You'll have to excuse me, I'm just very sad because I lost my brother and my world got about 134-percent less funny. I don't know what else to say right now, so I will close with I love you, Ryan. I have a lot of emotions swirling, but I want you to know I love you so very much.

Sincerely and always,

Knoxville

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24 June 2011 @ 02:05 pm
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WEST CHESTER — Loved ones paid their last respects to local reality TV and movie star Ryan Dunn during a private service here Wednesday.

From afternoon into the evening, family and friends filed into the DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home in the 400 block of North Church Street during the visitation service for 34-year-old Dunn who died in fiery car crash early Monday morning in West Goshen.

Dunn, a West Chester resident, was a daredevil and prankster in the MTV series “Jackass” and three subsequent movies with the same title. His co-star, Brandon “Bam” Margera, entered the funeral home through a back entrance sometime before 5 p.m., according to a funeral home employee.

Margera, “Jackass” star Johnny Knoxville and Margera’s parents — April and Phil Margera — were all seen entering or exiting the funeral home.

Dunn was born June 11, 1977 in Ohio. After moving to Chester County at age 15, Dunn met Margera at West Chester East High School. Over the years, Dunn, Margera and other friends began filming outrageous stunts, skateboarding and random skits to partly cure “suburban teenage boredom” and partly for plain amusement, according to Dunn’s websites.

Dunn was employed as a welder and at gas stations when he connected with Margera’s friend, Johnny Knoxville. Dunn co-starred with Knoxville and Margera in MTV’s “Jackass” TV series, which first aired in 1999. Dunn was also a car enthusiast.

Dunn’s brother, Eric Dunn, released a statement on behalf of the family earlier this week.

“We are devastated by this loss. We appreciate the support of Ryan’s fans during this time, and we are grateful for your thoughts and prayers. Ryan will be greatly missed, but he will forever remain in our hearts,” Eric Dunn said.

Dunn is survived by “the love of his life,” Angela Cuturic; father, Ronald Dunn of Macon, Ga.; mother, Linda Piscitello of Brecksville, Ohio; as well as three brothers and one sister, according the funeral home.

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"Jackass 3D" prankster Johnny Knoxville stopped by The Grove to chat with "Extra's" Mario Lopez to talk about the latest "Jackass" installment, coming at you in 3D!

"I wished we'd done the other two movies in 3D. It just takes it to a whole other level!" Knoxville exclaimed. Watch all the raw moments! And don't try it at home.

 

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