THE TO DO LIST Trailer Featuring Aubrey Plaza, Donald Glover, Rachel Bilson and Clark Gregg | Collider
The debut red-band trailer for the R-rated comedy The To Do List (previously titled The Hand Job) has landed online, and it’s wonderfully filthy. The film stars Aubrey Plaza as a sexually inexperienced teenager with a type-A personality who decides to engage in numerous sex acts before she goes to college. The trailer is very explicit about said acts, but never veers into “too awkward to watch” territory. Plaza is spot-on as the lead, and she’s buoyed by a ridiculously amazing supporting cast that includes Donald Glover, Rachel Bilson, Bill Hader, Andy Samberg, Alia Shawkat, Mae Whitman, Johnny Simmons, Connie Britton, Clark Gregg, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Scott Porter. Seriously, this ensemble is stacked and they all look to be bringing their A-game.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer, then make your Valentine’s Day plans accordingly. Written and directed by Maggie Carey, the film opens on February 14th, 2013.
Review: 'Bachelorette' Is The Movie For Anyone Who Wished 'Bridesmaids' Was More Like 'The Hangover' | The Playlist
The filmmaker also mentioned that she likes dark plays but not dark films, so many were surprised to find out the film is actually a softer version of the play on which it's based. But judging from the mixed reaction at the Sundance Film Festival premiere, her barometer for what constitutes dark may be a lot more lenient than it is for most people. Despite getting off to a rollicking start with the crowd, she seemed to lose them by the end. Even with its problems, this writer would take a balls out film like this any day of the week over a safe studio movie. With so many elements already in place there may still be a great comedy in there somewhere. With a little more finesse, "Bachelorette" could be the raucous female-led comedy it strives to be. [C+]
Sequel Bits: ‘Sin City 2′, ‘Super Troopers 2′, ‘Sherlock Holmes 3′, ‘Indiana Jones 5′, ‘Ted 2′, ‘Magic Mike 2′, ‘The Shining’ | /Film
Broken Lizard member Kevin Heffernan told press last month that Super Troopers 2 could shoot as early as this year, but it appears that estimate was a bit optimistic. Director Jay Chandrasekhar‘s latest update is a little less encouraging.
“We have a legal situation we have to sort of resolve with Fox, before Super Troopers 2 can happen,” he said. “We’re close to some resolution, one way or another. We don’t know. We hope so.”
Pot Quest (formerly Potfest), on the other hand, isn’t quite as far along, but has the advantage of not being tied up in legal drama. “In terms of Pot Quest, we just really have to write it. We’re a little stacked up on other jobs right now, but I have opened the file and started typing away on it,” Chandrasekhar revealed. “I believe both movies will happen, it just may be a little while.”
The new Jay Chandresekhar movie is out on DVD and Blu this week, by the way.
'Reno 911!' Co-Creator & Screenwriter Robert Ben Garant To Helm Big-Screen 'Baywatch' Reboot You've Been Waiting For | The Playlist
As both co-creator and star of Comedy Central's hit series “Reno 911!,” Garant is well worn to the idea of comedic subversion to a real-life occupation, and so it's only natural that Paramount Pictures has chosen the director for their long-gestating “Baywatch” reboot. The project's script has transferred hands many times over the past three years, but finally Peter Tolan – best-known for creating the FX series “Rescue Me” – will claim the final draft, with likely a few suggestions from Garant sneaking in there as well.