Are you ready for a sneak peek at tomorrow’s blockbusters today? Check out our new series “Behind the Screen” Sunday night at 11 p.m. on MTV for the broadcast premiere of the “Brüno” trailer, an exclusive clip of Brad Pitt in Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds,” the very first visit to the set of Russell Brand’s “Get Him to the Greek” and much more!
If you have $10 and a ride to the local megaplex, anybody can see a movie. If you’re an agent, a publicist or happen to possess the last name of Baldwin, you might get to visit a few film sets. But this Sunday, film buffs can look forward to an unprecedented level of access with MTV’s newest movie show, as we take you “Behind the Screen.”
Set your DVRs now for May 24 at 11 p.m., as we kick off the festivities with exclusives from some of the most anticipated upcoming films in Hollywood. From a Las Vegas nightclub hosting two fast-rising comedy stars to Nazi scalp-hunters in 1940s Germany, from a long-lost world of dinosaurs to fashion runways in Milan, we’ve traveled the world collecting tidbits from the movies you’ll be talking about tomorrow — and on Sunday night, all will be revealed.
Although some surprises can’t be announced just yet, we can tell you that “Behind the Screen” will debut an exclusive clip from “Inglourious Basterds,” the feverishly anticipated upcoming film from Quentin Tarantino. Starring Brad Pitt, Eli Roth and Mike Myers , the flick, due August 21, tells the story of American soldiers dropped behind enemy lines with orders to wreak bloody havoc on Nazi troops.
We’ll also be taking you “Behind the Screen” to visit the Las Vegas set of “Get Him to the Greek,” premiering your first glimpse anywhere of the latest production from the Judd Apatow gang responsible for “Knocked Up” and “Superbad.” A semi-sequel to last year’s “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” the film brings back Russell Brand’s outrageous rock star Aldous Snow, co-starring with Jonah Hill and such music icons as Diddy, Christina Aguilera, Pink and Katy Perry. The film isn’t due in theaters until April 2010, but when we visited Brand, Diddy and the others on set, we uncovered plenty of hijinks.
As if all that wasn’t enough, “Behind the Screen” will feature the broadcast debut of the new trailer for “Brüno,” as well as a special message from the latest persona of “Borat” mastermind Sacha Baron Cohen. Based on the huge buzz surrounding “Brüno,” you won’t want to miss this peek at the July 10 comedy about a flamboyant Australian fashionista. To give you a taste of what’s to come, MTV.com will also be premiering the “Brüno” green-band trailer Thursday morning.
As the ShamWow guy might say: “But wait, there’s more!” Sunday’s premiere episode of “Behind the Screen” will also bring fans an off-the-wall, hilarious interview with Will Ferrell, Danny McBride and an array of dangerous exotic animals that has to be seen to be believed. Promoting their June 5 blockbuster “Land of the Lost,” the funnymen do their best to explain the unpredictable nature of filming with creatures both big and small — a point their friends are all too eager to help prove.
So, before you see the movies on the big screen, be sure to tune your small screen to MTV this Sunday night at 11 p.m. Popcorn and Twizzlers are optional but highly recommended.
Will the vampires grab more trophies than the slumdog? What was the year’s ultimate onscreen WTF moment? It’s up to you to decide the winners of the 2009 MTV Movie Awards. Vote now, and tune in on May 31 at 9 p.m. ET, when the big show airs live from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California.
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