In June, not only will Jonah Hill try his best to get Russell Brand from London to Los Angeles in Universal’s “Get Him to the Greek.” He’ll also have to lure Brand to a completely different California location: the Gibson Amphitheater in Universal City, the site of the 2010 MTV Movie Awards. Luckily, Hill will have some help in the form of “The Office” star Steve Carell, as all three actors are set to present awards at the ceremony, airing live Sunday, June 6, at 9 p.m. ET.
Hill and Brand will grace the stage together just two days after the theatrical release of “Get Him to the Greek,” a comedy centered on Brand’s “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” rock star Aldous Snow. A lowly record-company intern (Hill) is tasked with getting the “African Child” singer from London to a scheduled performance in Los Angeles, but nothing’s ever that easy when an irascible personality like Snow is involved. Joining the comedians in the movie is none other than the 2010 MTV Movie Awards host himself, Aziz Ansari .
Brand is clearly no stranger to the MTV awards-show circuit, having hosted the Video Music Awards in 2008 and again in 2009. Likewise, Carell is a regular presence when it comes to the MTV Movie Awards, having won the Best Comedic Performance award in 2005 for his role as sexually repressed retail worker Andy Stitzer in Judd Apatow’s “The 40-Year-Old Virgin.” He’s received five additional MTV Movie Awards nominations over the years for his work in “Get Smart” and “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.”
Viewers have already voted to nominate their favorite films, movie moments and actors for this year’s MTV Movie Awards, and they’ll have an opportunity to vote again on the finalized list of nominees from May 12 to June 5. The Best Movie category will remain open to voters throughout the live ceremony.
New categories introduced this year include Biggest Bad-Ass Star, Best Scared-As Sh– Performance and Global Superstar. All three categories could easily apply to Brand, Carell and Hill, of course, but how they would sync up is anybody’s guess!
Don’t miss the MTV Movie Awards, airing Sunday, June 6, at 9 p.m. ET on MTV!