HOLLYWOOD — Guess Jennifer Aniston loved being a horrible boss so much, she’s making “Horrible Bosses 2.” Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Kevin Spacey and Jamie Foxx are back, but Colin Farrell and Donald Sutherland will not return. Two-time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz and Chris Pine will fill the void as bosses. Also in the works for Jenn is “She’s Funny That Way” (also known as “Squirrels to the Nuts”) with Owen Wilson, Tatum O’Neal, Cybill Shepard and Richard Lewis. It’s directed by “The Last Picture Show” director Peter Bogdanovich, who wrote the screenplay with his ex-wife, Louise Stratton, in 2005.
Tom Cruise’s next film, “Edge of Tomorrow,” which pits him against aliens, will be out in June. He’s currently preparing “Go Like Hell,” about automotive legend Carroll Shelby. It will be directed by Joseph Kosinski, who guided Cruise through “Oblivion,” which cost $120 million and grossed $286 million.
Matt Damon postponed his directorial debut to be directed by Christopher Nolan (who gave us the “Batman” trilogy) in “Interstellar,” with Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, John Lithgow, Ellen Burstyn, Michael Caine, Topher Grace and Casey Affleck. The story involves wormholes, time travel and alternate dimensions. Matt’s last film, “Elysium,” also sci-fi, cost $115 million and grossed $281 million. Damon will next appear onscreen in George Clooney and Grant Heslov’s “The Monuments Men,” coming Feb. 7.
“Entourage” fans rejoice! Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon, Adrien Grenier, Jerry Ferrara and Jeremy Piven are set for the movie version of “Entourage,” shooting in January. Jeremy Piven asked for and got more money than the others, and when they found out, they refused to sign until they got bigger paychecks.
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Universal Studios didn’t learn anything from the reboot of “Ironside,” which was canceled after four episodes. It is still rebooting several vintage series. First, big-screen versions of “The Rockford Files” (1974-80), starring Vince Vaughn (who’s also producing), and the Robert Wagner series “It Takes a Thief” (1968-70). “White Collar,” on USA, is a rip-off of “Thief,” with Matt Bomer playing a thief who works for the FBI instead of the CIA, as Wagner’s character did.
The 1980s series “Remington Steele” gets cut from an hour dramedy to a half-hour comedy, without Pierce Brosnan or Stephanie Zimbalist; and NBC has guaranteed a full season of the new “Murder She Wrote,” which ran for 12 years on CBS with Angela Lansbury (1984-96). Lansbury was nominated all 12 years for an Emmy but never won. She’s getting an honorary Oscar on Nov. 16. Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer plays a hospital administrator and amateur sleuth who self-publishes her first novel. You can bet she won’t live in Cabot Cove or be named Jessica Fletcher. Self-publishing her own murder mysteries … what a novel idea!
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