Jamie Foxx joins 'Horrible Bosses,' Starz to air 'Michael Jackson's 'This Is It' (Excess Hollywood)
- Jamie Foxx is the latest star to join Horrible Bosses, Seth Gordon’s comedy about workplace murder that also stars Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell, and Charlie Day. Foxx is on board to play a scam artist named Motherf—er Jones. Apparently, the name of his character may change, to something like Motherf—er A–pirate Bigsh– —-s — Jones. [THR]
- Starz will air the television premiere of Michael Jackson’s This Is It on June 19, according to a press release from the network. So if you didn’t see it in theaters, well, this is it!
- James Gandolfini and Tim Robbins have signed onto HBO Films’ Cinema Verite, a film that’s set behind-the-scenes of the documentary An American Family. The groundbreaking PBS doc, which focused on the Loud clan, zeroed in on familial issues like divorce and sexual identity. Tony Soprano says, “Wha? You think those are problems?!” [THR]
- Christina Ricci will make her Broadway debut in Time Stands Still, playing an event-planner — a role vacated by Alicia Silverstone — in the play, which focuses on two journalists who return to New York after covering the war. Thousands of theatergoers to wonder when The Addams Family got so grim. [Variety]
- Nick Swardson and Michael Pena are in talks to join Danny McBride and Aziz Ansari in 30 Minutes or Less, Ruben Fleischer’s comedy about a teacher and pizza delivery man who rob a bank. Wait, wait, I know this one. The bartender says, “Wait, is this some kind of joke?” Oh, sorry, that’s what happens when a priest and rabbi walk into a bar. [THR]
- In a press release, FX confirmed they have picked up Wilfred, a comedy pilot from Family Guy‘s David Zuckerman about a dog that harbors resentment towards his owner’s new boyfriend. That reminds me of the time when [insert flashback].