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THREE big names have just signed on for guest roles in Mindy Kaling’s promising Fox comedy pilot. In the as-yet-untitled show, Kaling plays a Bridget-Jones type OB/GYN trying to navigate her personal and professional life. Here’s the scoop:
First, Kaling’s The Office co-star Ed Helms is in the show as a potential love interest. He’ll play Dennis, a Wall Street analyst who goes on a blind date with Kaling’s character Mira.
A source familiar with the project said it centers on a high-powered, workaholic father (Helms) who slips into a two-year coma after suffering through a horrific plane crash. Upon emerging from the coma, the once debonair man finds that he has undergone reconstructive facial surgery and looks nothing like his former self. He then must track down his family and reconnect with his former life.
Rob Pearlstein will write and direct “North” with Imagine Entertainment producing.
Helms’ profile is rising with his second turn as Stu in Warner Bros.’ “The Hangover: Part II,” in addition to his role on U.S. network NBC’s “The Office.” He also executive produced and starred in this year’s “Cedar Rapids,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January.
Pearlstein has previously written for NBC’s “Medium.” He wrote and directed the short film “Our Time is Up,” which was nominated for an Oscar for live action short film in 2006.
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‘True North’ would cast the ‘Hangover’ star as a selfish talk-show host
Warner Bros. is looking to “True North,” developing a comedy-drama for Ed Helms with Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer producing.
Studio bought the pitch from Rob Pearlstein, centering on a selfish talk-show host whose plane crashes, putting him into a two-year coma. When he awakens, he finds that his appearance has been surgically altered and then tries to track down his family to reconnect with his former life.
Helms starred in both “Hangover” pics for Warners and in Searchlight’s “Cedar Rapids.” He also set up an untitled comedy in 2009 at Warners in which he would portray a Civil War re-enactor accidentally transported back in time.
Pearlstein has written episodes for “Medium” and “The Inside.” He also directed “Our Time is Up,” which was nominated for the Academy Award for Live Action Short Film.
* Deleted scenes, 7 @ 7:19 minutes.
* Gag reel, 4:17 minutes.
* Convention Connection, 6 @ 13:19 minutes with a play all.
* Mike O Malley, Urban Clogger, 2:55 minutes.
* Tweaking USA, 6:13 minutes. A behind the scenes of what went into the party sequence.
* Crashing a Lesbian Wedding, 4:16 minutes.
* Top Notch commerical, 1:16 minutes.
* Director interview, 6:37 minutes, lodef.
* Writer interview, 6:47 minutes.
* Disc 2, digital copy.
Do yourself a favor and see one of the most hilarious films of the year. It will make you laugh from start to finish, and John C. Reilly, well, you may want to erect a shrine to his character.
The review: http://www.filmfracture.com/films/cedar_rapids
Or just buy it/rent it now and see for yourself:
It’s about time people realized how rediculous it was to even think about removing it from The Hangover 2, but alas, the tattoo will be appearing on Ed’s beautiful face. :)