Jason Reitman, Diablo Cody, and Charlize Theron Are Teaming Up Again Five Years After “Young Adult”
If you’ve seen über-dark comedy Young Adult, you know that there’s probably something really exciting the Reitman, Cody, and Theron have going.
In 2011, director Jason Reitman, writer Diablo Cody, and star Charlize Theron brought us all the dark comedy gem Young Adult that followed the life of an out-of-control YA ghostwriter visiting her hometown. Together, they made Theron’s Mavis Gary almost as sinister as her turn in Monster and she didn’t need any prosthetics for it.
In 2016, the trio are teaming up again for something, though they’re keeping everything but the fact that they’re collaborating under wraps for now.
Not that you would need to watch/rewatch Young Adult, but you should definitely now go do that.
Transparent, Veep, Anomalisa, and Master of None Get Golden Globe Comedy Nominations as Well as Joy and The Martian
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association continues to have a broader definition of comedy than anyone else during awards season.
There are your favorites as well as the favored upstarts in the field of this year’s Golden Globes nominees. The consistently praised Anomalisa and Master of None, heavy returning favorites Veep, Silicon Valley, and Transparent, comedy superstar Amy Schumer for Trainwreck, and brash newcomer Rachel Bloom for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend all got nominations from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. There were even some noms for work that should be getting more love from more awards, but, somehow, isn’t. This includes Lily Tomlin’s turn in Grandma, Melissa McCarthy for Spy, and Hulu’s Casual from Jason Reitman.
With all of that said, films and shows that are being considered in different lights, mainly dramatic rather than comedic, have found their way into the comedy nominees, like they usually do, at The Golden Globes such as Joy, The Martian, The Big Short, and Orange Is the New Black. Certainly, Joy, The Martian, and The Big Short weren’t touting themselves as comedies in trailers and promotion and Orange Is the New Black has shifted to dramatic consideration with other awards. We’re not exactly sure why the distinction for comedy is so noticeably different with HFPA, but it does possibly allow for some notoriety for work that wouldn’t really get recognized otherwise.
So, here are the comedy nominees for this year’s Golden Globes.
Best Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical
The Big Short
The Big Short-Adam McKay, Charles Randolph
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical
Maggie Smith-The Lady in the Van
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical
Al Pacino-Danny Collins
Mark Ruffalo-Infinitely Polar Bear
Christian Bale-The Big Short
Steve Carell-The Big Short
Matt Damon-The Martian
Best Director – Motion Picture
Ridley Scott-The Martian
Best Animated Feature Film
Shaun the Sheep Movie
The Good Dinosaur
The Peanuts Movie
Best Foreign Language Film
The Brand New Testament-France
Best Television Series – Comedy Or Musical
Mozart in the Jungle
Orange is the New Black
Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Comedy Or Musical
Lily Tomlin-Grace and Frankie
Gina Rodriguez-Jane The Virgin
Jamie Lee Curtis-Scream Queens
Rachel Bloom-Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Comedy Or Musical
Patrick Stewart-Blunt Talk
Aziz Ansari-Master Of None
Gael García Bernal-Mozart in the Jungle
Rob Lowe-The Grinder
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Uzo Aduba-Orange is the New Black
Get a look at the full list of the 2016 Golden Globes nominees here.
Hulu Renews Jason Reitman’s “Casual” For Season 2
(via The Hollywood Reporter)
This is yet another reason you should be watching Casual.
With only a few weeks since its premiere on Hulu, Jason Reitman’s foray into episodic series on a streaming service has not only gotten great critical attention, but also an order for a whole second season.
Such news for online streaming series is good to hear considering Yahoo revealed that they lost $42 million between saving Community and creating Other Space and Sin City Saints yesterday.
Jason Reitman’s “Casual” Has Now Premiered on Hulu
It’s been years since Reitman’s last comedy, but we’re more than excited that he’s back in the genre as Thank You For Smoking, Young Adult, and Juno still stick with us. Also, the idea of a Jason Reitman series at Hulu is an intriguing idea all on its own and a sign of the increasing shift of well-regarded filmmakers going to TV.
So, without further adieu, get into the first two episodes of Casual here.
Here’s a Great Trailer for Jason Reitman’s Hulu Series “Casual”
It’s a sort of romantic dramedy starring the great Michaela Watkins, Tommy Dewey, and Tara Lynne Barr that looks to examine the various strata of dating today with Reitman’s unflinching, but graceful touch.
Look for Casual to start on Hulu on Thurs. Oct. 7th.
Michaela Watkins to Star In Comedy Series “Casual” at Hulu, Executive Produced by Jason Reitman
Netflix and Amazon are stepping up their games with producing original comedy content. The upping of $1 billion more in debt and Woody Allen specifically come to mind. So, naturally, Hulu will be expanding to more comedy series as well after their success with Burning Love and Hotwives.
So, they’ve enlisted the likes of Michaela Watkins who we’re certain you’ve seen in anything from Wanderlust to a plethora of online videos/sketches to Enlightened and so much more as well as the expertise of Jason Reitman in an executive producing role.
A dysfunctional bachelor brother, divorcee sister, and rebel daughter will attempt navigate through the treacherous waters of dating in this series called Casual.
With guidance from Reitman, we think this will be more than just your average sitcom where estranged family members come together while also trying to find significant others.
Hulu Orders Jason Reitman Comedy “Casual” to Series
(via The Hollywood Reporter)
After nicely delving into the dramatic with films like Men, Women, and Children, Jason Reitman is now taking a step into the new territory of the episodic as well as the digital realm.
Hulu has just ordered “Casual” from Reitman who is set to produce and partially direct. While there’s a lot of directions that a dysfunctional family comedy with a bachelor brother and a divorced sister can go, we’re sure Reitman will steer it in a good one like he’s done with Up In The Air or Thank You For Smoking.