Shalom Life | April 23, 2014

Elizabeth Banks Joins Star-Studded Charlie Kaufman Film

The satirical comedy boasts an impressive cast, including most recently Elizabeth Banks.

By: Sarah Bauder

Published: January 30th, 2012 in Culture » Film » News

Elizabeth Banks Joins Star-Studded Charlie Kaufman Film
Not since 2008’s Synecdoche, New York, have we been graced with the brilliant, mad mind that is writer/director Charlie Kaufman’s. However, come 2013, there shall be a part of not one, but two features. The first, an as-yet-untitled reunion with his Being John Malkovich director, Spike Jonze, and the second being Frank or Francis, which he not only wrote but will also direct.

In typical Kaufmanesque fashion, the film is described as “a satire of Hollywood set to music, where a film director feuds with a blogger”. The aforementioned film director (Frank) will be played by funnyman Steve Carell, the blogger (Francis) by equally humorous funnyman, Jack Black. Nicolas Cage, Catherine Keener, and Kevin Kline will also star. Most recently, Elizabeth Banks has signed on to the film. Evidently, she plays an actress who consistently makes rom-com bombs, and likewise, is having an affair with Carell’s character. Presently, Banks can be seen in the unambiguously titled, Man on a Ledge.

Although there has been no exact date, we wait with baited breath for Frank or Francis to be released some time next year.
Drake to Join Pharrell and Kendrick Lamar at iHeart Radio Music Awards Drake to Join Pharrell and Kendrick Lamar at iHeart Radio Music Awards TrendingDrake Being Sued For Toronto Nightclub Beating Drake Being Sued For Toronto Nightclub Beating TrendingThe Nosh Pit - Chocolate Dessert Recipes The Nosh Pit - Chocolate Dessert Recipes Trending
 

Israeli Wi-Fi Powers Russian Subways

April 22, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Israeli Wi-Fi Powers Russian Subways

Passengers aboard subways in in Moscow enjoy Wi-Fi courtesy of Israeli communications provider, Radwin

Read More

Israeli Comedian on 4.20: Let My People Smoke! [VIDEO]

April 22, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Israeli Comedian on 4.20: Let My People Smoke! [VIDEO]

Gadi Wilcherski and a group of Israeli pot advocates campaigned outside Health Minister Yael German's house early Sunday morning

Read More

Shalom, French Polynesia: A Jewish Culture Guide

April 22, 2014 | By Sarah Bauder
Shalom, French Polynesia: A Jewish Culture Guide

Approximately 130 islands comprise French Polynesia, with Tahiti being the most famous, largest, and most populated.

Read More

Katy Perry Impersonates Unfunny Rabbi in ‘Birthday’ Music Video [VIDEO]

April 22, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Katy Perry Impersonates Unfunny Rabbi in ‘Birthday’ Music Video [VIDEO]

The pop star takes on a number of the "World's Worst Birthday Party Entertainers"

Read More

Seth Rogen and James Franco to Perform ‘Bound 2’ Spoof at Kim Kardashian Wedding?

April 22, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Seth Rogen and James Franco to Perform ‘Bound 2’ Spoof at Kim Kardashian Wedding?

Franco shared some interesting intel about the Kardashian/West wedding on 'The View'.

Read More

Drake to Join Pharrell and Kendrick Lamar at iHeart Radio Music Awards

April 22, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Drake to Join Pharrell and Kendrick Lamar at iHeart Radio Music Awards

NBC has announced several big names for iHeart Radio's inaugural event

Read More

David Foster Wallace’s Estate Opposes Upcoming Segel and Eisenberg Biopic

April 22, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
David Foster Wallace’s Estate Opposes Upcoming Segel and Eisenberg Biopic

Wallace's family and literally trust "have no connection with, and neither endorse nor support" the film entitled 'The End of the Tour'.

Read More

Missouri Mayor Resigns After Siding with Kansas Shooter

April 22, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Missouri Mayor Resigns After Siding with Kansas Shooter

After saying that he "kind of agreed" with 73-year-old former white supremacist Frazier Glenn Miller, Dan Clevenger has now renounced his position as Mayor of Marionville

Read More

More Headlines