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MTN DEW Lands Aubrey Plaza for Baja Blast Super Bowl Commercial

January 31, 2024   Comments Off on MTN DEW Lands Aubrey Plaza for Baja Blast Super Bowl Commercial   News, Videos

MTN DEW Baja Blast has entered the permanent lineup of the citrus-flavored soft drink brand, which is now pulling out all the stops in promoting the move. Tuesday, officials at MTN DEW not only unveiled plans to air a Baja Blast-centric ad during February’s Super Bowl LVIII, but they also shared the star appearing in the ad. Aubrey Plaza is headlining the MTN DEW Baja Blast Super Bowl ad, showing fans they can also have a blast by drinking the tropical nectar.

In a teaser shared by MTN DEW on Tuesday, Plaza can be seen riding a dragon while saying how much fun she’s having in her signature deadpan tone.

“My Old Ass” Acquired By Amazon MGM Studios

January 26, 2024   Comments Off on “My Old Ass” Acquired By Amazon MGM Studios   Movies, News

Amazon MGM Studios is in final negotiations to acquire Megan Park’s sophomore feature “My Old Ass,” starring Aubrey Plaza and Maisy Stella, following its Sundance Film Festival debut.

The high-concept film — which was produced by LuckyChap’s Margot Robbie, Tom Ackerley and Josey McNamara, with Indian Paintbrush’s Steven Rales — made its world premiere on Saturday night in a sold-out screening at the Eccles Theatre in Park City, UT. The deal is for roughly $15 million. It is one of a handful of high-profile Sundance movies that are fielding offers from several bidders, including “Super/Man: The Christopher Reeve Story” and “Will & Harper,” a road trip documentary with Will Ferrell and his best friend, Harper Steele.

Amazon MGM is targeting a wide theatrical release for the film in the U.S. and Canada, with international territories still to be determined. Like all of its titles, the ultimate home will be Prime Video. “My Old Ass” landing at Amazon MGM comes after LuckyChap’s successful collaboration with the studio on Emerald Fennell’s “Saltburn,” a sexually charged look at the British class system. The critically acclaimed film, which grossed $20 million at the box office, blossomed into a bonafide pop culture phenomenon when it was released on Prime Video.

Described as a “sweet teenage love story, a lively contemporary comedy and a riff on time-travel films all in one,” “My Old Ass” follows the bright-yet-irreverent Elliott (Stella, in her feature film debut), who the summer before college, comes face-to-face with her older self (Plaza) during a mushroom trip. Elliott finds herself questioning her life choices and the relationships around her, while she prepares to leave her childhood home. Percy Hynes White, Maddie Ziegler and Kerrice Brooks also star in the coming of age comedy.

Source: Variety

Aubrey Plaza Joins Film “Honey Don’t!”

January 26, 2024   Comments Off on Aubrey Plaza Joins Film “Honey Don’t!”   Movies, News

Aubrey Plaza has joined the cast of the upcoming comedy film, Honey Don’t!, starring Margaret Qualley.

Details as to the film’s plot are currently under wraps, though Deadline understands it’s a comedy in the same vein as Drive-Away Dolls.

Source: Deadline

“My Old Ass” Will Premiere At Sundance 2024

December 17, 2023   Comments Off on “My Old Ass” Will Premiere At Sundance 2024   Movies, News

One of Aubrey Plaza’s upcoming movies, My Old Ass will be premiering at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival.

My Old Ass / U.S.A. (Director and Screenwriter: Megan Park, Producers: Tom Ackerley, Margot Robbie, Josey McNamara, Steven Rales) — The summer before college, bright-yet-irreverent Elliott comes face-to-face with her older self during a mushroom trip. The encounter spurs a funny and heartfelt journey of self-discovery and first love as Elliott prepares to leave her childhood home. Cast: Maisy Stella, Percy Hynes White, Maddie Ziegler, Kerrice Brooks, Aubrey Plaza. World Premiere. Fiction.

Source: Movie Maker

“Agatha: Darkhold Diaries” Rumored To Have Another New Title

December 13, 2023   Comments Off on “Agatha: Darkhold Diaries” Rumored To Have Another New Title   News, TV Shows

The upcoming Marvel series currently titled Agatha: Darkhold Diaries might have another name change to Agatha All Along. When it was first officially announced, Marvel Studios’ WandaVision spin-off was known as Agatha: House of Harkness. This was later changed to Agatha: Coven of Chaos, and more recently, Agatha: Darkhold Diaries. This has not officially been announced yet by Marvel Studios.

Source: Comic Book Movie

“Danny and the Deep Blue Sea” Extends Off-Broadway Run

November 21, 2023   Comments Off on “Danny and the Deep Blue Sea” Extends Off-Broadway Run   News

The Off-Broadway production of Danny and the Deep Blue Sea starring Aubrey Plaza and Christopher Abbott has extended its run through January 13, 2024 due to popular demand. The revival of John Patrick Shanley’s play officially opened November 13. Read the reviews here.

The play follows Danny and Roberta, two desperate people in the Bronx that have a chance meeting in a dive bar. What follows is an encounter “so dangerous and so beautiful” that it “redefines the meaning of love.” Abbott and Plaza play Danny and Roberta, respectively.

Jeff Ward is making his stage directorial debut with the production, which features movement by Bobbi Jene Smith and Or Schraiber, scenic design by Scott Pask, lighting design by John Torres, costume design by Arianne Phillips, and sound design by Kate Marvin.

The weekly ticket lottery, offered by TodayTix, opens each Sunday on the TodayTix mobile app at 12:01 AM for the coming week’s performances and closes at noon on the day before each performance. Winners are notified between 1-4 PM on the day before their selected show and have 30 minutes to purchase up to two tickets in the app.

Danny and the Deep Blue Sea is produced by Sam Rockwell and Mark Berger’s Play Hooky Productions, Seaview, Sue Wagner, and John Johnson by special arrangement with the Lucille Lortel Theatre. The play originally premiered Off-Broadway in 1984 at Circle in the Square Theatre Downtown.


Source: Playbill

Aubrey Plaza Joins “Monsters at Work” Season 2 Guest Cast

October 15, 2023   Comments Off on Aubrey Plaza Joins “Monsters at Work” Season 2 Guest Cast   News, TV Shows

Monsters at Work executive producer Kevin Deters revealed the second season guest cast today at New York Comic-Con, along with a sneak peek screening ahead of its debut in 2024.

Season two guest stars reprising their roles from the Monsters Inc. franchise include Aubrey Plaza (The White Lotus) as Claire Wheeler, Nathan Fillion (ABC’s The Rookie) as Johnny Worthington III, and Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live) as Chet Alexander.

Additional guest cast includes Jennifer Coolidge (The White Lotus), Rhys Darby (Our Flag Means Death), Janelle James (Abbott Elementary), Jenifer Lewis (ABC’s black-ish), Ali Wong (Beef), Bowen Yang (Saturday Night Live), Paula Pell (Saturday Night Live), Danny Pudi (Community), Cody Rigsby (Peloton instructor, Author, TV personality), Jimmy Tatro (ABC’s Home Economics), Danny Trejo (Machete), Joe Lo Truglio (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) and Alan Tudyk (Resident Alien).

The series stars Billy Crystal (Mike Wazowski), John Goodman (James P Sullivan aka Sulley), Ben Feldman (Tylor Tuskmon), Mindy Kaling (Val Little), Henry Winkler (Fritz), Lucas Neff (Duncan) and Alanna Ubach (Cutter).

At NYCC, Disney also unveiled first-look images of Plaza, Fillion and Moynihan’s characters (You can see them below).

Monsters At Work is inspired by Disney and Pixar’s Academy Award-winning Monsters, Inc.

From Disney Branded Television and produced by Disney Television Animation, Monsters at Work season two is executive produced by Disney animation veteran and Emmy Award-winner Kevin Deters (Wreck-It Ralph, Prep & Landing). Emmy Award-winner Stevie Wermers-Skelton (Prep & Landing) is supervising director, Colleen Evanson (DuckTales) is story editor, and Melissa Kurtz (Planes: Fire & Rescue) is a producer.

Source: Deadline

New Details About “Agatha: Darkhold Diaries”

October 6, 2023   Comments Off on New Details About “Agatha: Darkhold Diaries”   News, TV Shows

A synopsis for the first episode of Marvel’s upcoming series Agatha: Darkhold Diaries has surfaced online. There is also an approximate release date listed for the premiere of the series, September 19, 2024! It popped up on the U.S. Copyright Public Record System’s website. Not much information has been revealed for the series, so this description is our first real taste of what the story will involve.

The description reads, “In the first episode we see Agatha Harkness (Kathryn Hahn) finally break out of a spell she has been trapped in. She can’t wait to go back to her old murderous ways only to find that she is powerless. The only way forward for her is to embark on a perilous quest to get her powers back with the help of an unlikely friend or two.”

The series also stars Aubrey Plaza as Rio Vidal, Patti LuPone is playing Lilia Calderu, and Sasheer Zamata is playing Jennifer Kale. Joe Locke also appears in the show but is only listed as “Teen” while Ali Ahn is playing a character named Alice.

Other returning cast members from WandaVision include David Payton, David Lengel, Asif Ali, Amos Glick, Brian Brightman, and Kate Forbes. They join Deborah Jo Rupp and Emma Caufield who are also returning cast members.

Darkhold Diaries is said to be a “dark comedy” in the MCU. When we last saw Agatha, she attempted to take Wanda Maximoff’s magic for herself, and Wanda trapped her in the “Agnes” persona.

Source: Geek Tyrant

Agatha Disney+ Series Get Renamed & Delayed

September 3, 2023   Comments Off on Agatha Disney+ Series Get Renamed & Delayed   News, TV Shows

Marvel Studios has pushed the release date of Agatha: Darkhold Diaries to early fall 2024, EW has confirmed.

“Megalopolis” Lands SAG-AFTRA Interim Agreement Despite Wrapping

August 31, 2023   Comments Off on “Megalopolis” Lands SAG-AFTRA Interim Agreement Despite Wrapping   Movies, News

Francis Ford Coppola’s self-funded passion project, epic film “Megalopolis,” has been granted an interim agreement from SAG-AFTRA amid the ongoing strike. While the film, starring Adam Driver, Aubrey Plaza, Shia LaBeouf, Dustin Hoffman, and Forest Whitaker, wrapped production in March 2023, it’s unclear what the interim agreement would be for.

Coppola has yet to tease a release date for the film, with the SAG exemption perhaps for the actors to promote the film. Similarly, if Coppola opted for reshoots, the SAG interim agreement could be for allowing actors to return to set.

The SAG-AFTRA interim agreements do not publicly differentiate between actors promoting a project or filming. Casting is only highlighted in separate agreements. A rep for Coppola declined to comment further beyond confirming the film had signed the interim agreement.