“The Prophet” Trailer & U.S. Release Date

GKids has announced that the animated movie “The Prophet” will be released on August 7, 2015 in the U.S. John is part of the voice cast. The first trailer for the movie can be found below as well as Variety’s report on the release date:

GKids has set an Aug. 7 release date for “Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet,” the animated feature produced by Salma Hayek-Pinault.

“The Prophet” will debut in Los Angeles and New York on its opening weekend and then expand.

The story portrays the unlikely friendship between a young mischievous girl and an imprisoned poet. The film has distilled the 26 poems in Gibran’s 1923 classic into a collection of eight animated films from eight directors.

The film includes the voices of Hayek-Pinault, Liam Neeson, John Krasinski, Frank Langella, Alfred Molina and Quvenzhane Wallis. Directors include Tomm Moore (“Song of the Sea”), Joan Gratz (“Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase”), Joann Sfar (“The Rabbi’s Cat”), Bill Plympton (“In Your Face”), Paul and Gaetan Brizzi (“The Hunchback of Notre Dame”), Michal Socha (“Chick”) and Mohammed Harib (“Freej”).

Producers are Hayek-Pinault, Clark Peterson, Jose Tamez and Ron Senkowski. Participant Media is financing along with Doha Film Institute, FFA Private Bank, MyGroup Lebanon, Financiere Pinault and Code Red Productions.

The film debuted at Cannes last year and screened at the Toronto International Film Festival.


Emily Joins “Animal Crackers” + First Look

Screen Daily is reporting that Emily Blunt has joined the voice cast of “Animal Crackers“. She will voice Zoe Huntington and John will voice her on-screen husband Owen Huntington. The first production still was also released which features John and Emily’s characters. We have added the still, poster and on set images shared by the director in our gallery.

Animal Crackers will also feature the previously attached Danny DeVito, Sylvester Stallone and Ian McKellen.

Krasinksi will play Blunt’s on-screen husband Owen Huntington, who along with his wife inherits a ramshackle circus and a mysterious box of Animal Crackers biscuits that turns people who eat them into animals.

Scott Christian Sava and Tony Bancroft co-direct and Sava co-wrote the script with Dean Lorey. The project is scheduled for completion in summer 2016.

“When Emily and John came in and performed their first scenes of the movie together… it was magic,” said Sava.

“I can think of no other way of describing what they brought to the film. We had to literally go back and re-storyboard the sequences because they took us to places we never dreamed. Owen and Zoe came to life when Emily and John spoke”

Sava produces for Blue Dream Studios alongside George Lee and Marcus Englefield of Storyoscopic Films, Jamie Thomason and Leiming Guan.

Be sure to ‘Like’ the official facebook page: AnimalCrackersMovie, which already shared some great BTS images of the movie making process so far.

Gallery links:
Animal Crackers (2016) > Posters & Key-Art
Animal Crackers (2016) > Production Stills
Animal Crackers (2016) > On Set (Cast & Crew)


Lip Sync Battle Official Trailer

Spike TV released the official trailer for the series “Lip Sync Battle” will will be co-executive-produced by John and he will also make an appearance himself.

Prepare for the battle of the century. Hosted by LL Cool J along with Chrissy Teigen, watch as A-list celebrities sync their hearts out in epic performances. Spike presents Lip Sync Battle premiering Thursday, April 2nd.


Mary Elizabeth Talks “The Hollars”

Mary Elizabeth recently talked with Collider about her new project and also briefly mentioned “The Hollars” and working with John:

What was it like to be directed by John Krasinski for The Hollars?
WINSTEAD: It’s a small part. I was actually shooting The Returned, so I just went and showed up on his set for a couple of days, on a break from [the show]. It was a very small part, but super fun. He’s a sweetheart, and I was really happy just to get to work with him. He was just so full of excitement and passion. He was really lovely, and he wrote a really nice letter to me, asking if I would do it. I had met him before, but only briefly, so I didn’t actually know him. But, I was super happy to be amongst that really great cast. It was a great script on that, so it was fun.


John Writes ‘Love Letter’ To Jimmy Kimmel

John wrote a ‘love letter’ to his friend Jimmy Kimmel in the current issue of Entertainment Weekly. We have added the scans of John’s letter in our gallery:

You may know Jimmy Kimmel as the late night dude with a penchant for pranking who used to be the co-host of The Man Show and The Sports Guy on KROQ. Which means you may not truly know Jimmy Kimmel. That’s why in this week’s EW cover story, we go beyond the stage of ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!—and through the stages of JImmy Kimmel’s life—to paint a more detailed, and, yes, perhaps surprising picture of the person who stands as one of the best reasons to blow off your bedtime. How exactly did we do this? By ringing up his family members, friends, coworkers, and such. You’ll hear revealing anecdotes from his parents, his childhood priest, and celebrities like Ben Affleck, Lena Dunham, John Krasinski, Sarah Silverman and Will Arnett—the very people who have sat in his guest chair on his show and at his house.

Gallery links:
Scans from 2015 > Mar 13 | Entertainment Weekly


Spike TV Orders Additional “Lip Sync Battle” Episodes

Spike TV ordered more episodes of “Lip Sync Battle” which John will executive produce and he will also make an appearance. More guests are also announced including John’s wife Emily Blunt, Anne Hathaway, Will Arnett, and more. Spike TV released the following press release:

“Lip Sync Battle” fans have a reason to rejoice! Spike TV has greenlit eight more episodes of highly-anticipated new, original series, “Lip Sync Battle.” The series is based on the cultural phenomenon of lip sync battling seen by millions on television and online.

“Lip Sync Battle” debuts on Thursday, April 2 at 10:00pm ET/PT and features celebrities going head to head – lip-syncing the song of their choice – battling for the coolest bragging rights on the planet.

The featured performers for the new eight episodes include Emily Blunt, Anne Hathaway, Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Justin Bieber, Queen Latifah, Will Arnett, Alison Brie, Mike Tyson, and Terry Crews among others to be announced shortly.

Spike TV taped 10 episodes of “Lip Sync Battle” last month in New York showcasing the lip syncing skills of many of the biggest names in entertainment including Jimmy Fallon, Dwayne Johnson, Anna Kendrick, Jennifer Lopez, John Legend, John Krasinski, Meghan Trainor, Common and more. The new eight battles will be taped in Los Angeles this month.

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“13 Hours” Casting & Production Update

THR is reporting that David Denman is joining the cast of “13 Hours“. The production will begin filming in Malta and Morocco in April.

David Denman is loading his M4 rifle for 13 Hours, the Benghazi movie that Michael Bay is directing for Paramount.

The political drama is an adaptation of Mitchell Zuckoff’s book about the 2012 attack on an American compound in Libya that left U.S. ambassador J. Christopher Stevens dead. The story centers on the special forces team that attempted to rescue Stevens.

John Krasinski, James Badge Dale, Max Martini and Pablo Schreiber are already part of the team.

Denman will play an elite sniper named Boon.

The movie will shoot in Malta and Morocco beginning in April.

Denman may be best known for playing the boyfriend of Jenna Fischer’s character, Pam, on NBC’s The Office, with whom he competed for affection with Krasinski’s character, Jim. He also recurred on last season’s NBC series Parenthood.


Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars

John was featured in Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars special. We have added John’s segment, with his wife Emily Blunt, in our video archive and the high definition screencaptures can be found in our gallery. You can watch the full The Kimmel School of Perfect Acting sketch on the official youtube channel: Part 1 & Part 2.

Gallery links:
Screencaptures > Talk Show Appearances > Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars – February 22, 2015
Videos > Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars – February 22, 2015


John Featured in Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars

People Magazine is reporting that John will make an appearance in Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars and they exclusively released the first stills. The stills have been added in our gallery and be sure to tune in tonight!

For the 10th year in a row, Kimmel, 47, will host Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars, and this year he’s beating these so-called actors at their own game.

Oscars host Neil Patrick Harris will also appear on the special, as will Benedict Cumberbatch, Jeff Bridges, Lupita Nyong’o, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, Matt Damon and many more.

Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars airs Sunday, following the 2015 Oscars (after the delayed local news ET and at 10 p.m. PT) on ABC.

Gallery links:
Events from 2015 > Feb 22 | Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars


First ‘Lip Sync Battle’ Promos

The first promos for Lip Sync Battle are released and can be found below. John is executive producer alongside Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Merchant and he will also participate. The series will premiere on April 2nd. Be sure to head over to the official website for more information.

Lip Sync Battle is already a huge viral sensation. Now Spike is taking it to the next level with its very own show, hosted by LL Cool J and with colorful commentary by social media maven, Chrissy Teigen. Each episode will feature two A-list celebrities like you’ve never seen them before – syncing their hearts out in hysterically epic performances. The mic is off, the battle is on! Lip Sync Battle – Series Premiere Thursday, April 2nd

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