New Line's "Police Academy" remake gets a director who not only has proven he can helm very funny content, but also is surprisingly knowledgeable about being a police officer. In other news, Melissa McCarthy's upcoming film "Tammy" also nabs a director, Paul Feig is set to helm a new film (that's not "Bridesmaids 2") and the "Goodfellas" TV show finds itself a network to call home.
It's January 10, and you're here for today's daily news round-up.
"Police Academy" Remake To Be Helmed By Scott Zabielski
Deadline is reporting that New Line Cinema's "Police Academy" remake has finally gained a director. "Tosh.O" helmer Scott Zabielski is going to make his feature film debut directing the upcoming take on the film series that started out at Warner Bros in 1984. Fun fact: Zabielski himself is a reserve police officer in West Hollywood. Not your average citizen on patrol!
Melissa McCarthy Flick "Tammy" Gets A Director
"Tammy" finally has a director. Deadline is reporting that "Saturday Night Live" veteran Beth McCarthy-Miller will helm the flick. It was written by Melissa McCarthy and intended to be a starring vehicle for her as well. It's likely gaining a lot of interest right now because of her post-"Bridesmaids" popularity. "Tammy" follows a woman who is laid off from her job at a fast food restaurant and finds out her husband is cheating on her. She decides to ditch the life she was living and go on a "road trip of self-discovery" with her potty-mouthed diabetic grandmother.
Paul Feig To Direct "The Better Woman"
TheWrap has learned that "Bridesmaids" director Paul Feig is being tapped to direct "The Better Woman" for Universal. Like "Bridesmaids," "The Better Woman" has a strong line-up of female producers and is being written by a female writer: "Gilmore Girls'" Amy Palladino. The film follows a young executive who gets dumped by her boyfriend for an older woman. She becomes obsessed with getting her boyfriend back but ends up becoming friends with his new lady.
"Goodfellas" TV Show Lands At AMC
AMC already has meth dealers, sexist advertisers and zombies, so it only seems fair that they add gangsters to the mix. The "Goodfellas" television show was being optioned back in September 2010, and now Deadline is reporting that AMC has picked it up. Nicholas Pileggi and Irwin Winkler, both of whom worked on the original 1990 film, are involved in the upcoming series. No word yet on when AMC plans to bring the show to the small screen.
Nicholas Hoult Is One Attractive Zombie In "Warm Bodies"
The first images from Jonathan Levine's upcoming zombie romance film "Warm Bodies" have hit the web, and they show a different take on the bloody-thirsty undead creatures than we've seen before. Since "Warm Bodies" is about a zombie falling in love with a human, it's safe to say that Levine wasn't going to make his leading man too gory, but Nicholas Hoult looks to be channeling a little bit of his inner Edward Cullen in these pictures. It will be interesting to see what the other bad zombies and "Boneys" look like in the film in comparison to Hoult.
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