FIRST LOOK

First Photo of Jack Black and Mos Def in Be Kind Rewind

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June 1, 2007
Source: Twitch

We've mentioned it before back in November as a project in the works to keep your eye on - Be Kind Rewind - the next film from writer/director Michel Gondry, who is known best for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Dave Chappelle's Block Party, and The Science of Sleep. The film stars two comedic greats: Jack Black and Mos Def, is about a video store clerk who accidentally erases all the VHS tapes in the store and must remake them on his own. Below you'll find the first photo from the movie, and although it isn't much, it does get me a bit excited for what will certainly be one of the most unique comedies to look forward to in 2008.

The photo comes courtesy of the niche movie website Twitch. I don't know what they're doing wrapped up in tin foil, but I will bet it's going to be a great scene.

Be Kind Rewind

I love Mos Def (mostly from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy), I love Jack Black (in everything), and I love Michel Gondry - this couldn't be a more exciting ensemble involved in a film together! An early report states that the film will hit theaters in early April of 2008, but this could possibly change. Keep watch, as we'll definitely be bringing you plenty of updates on this as we lead to its release.

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  • Treidon
    Wait wait.. I must ask.. how do you label Mos Def as a "comedic great"? I mean apart from his role in Hitchhikers guide and a few skits on Chappelles Show, what has he really done that makes him funny? Am I missing something here?
  • No, but those roles you mentioned are enough to get him to that point in my books. He's no "great" as in Jack Black or Richard Pryor or Dave Chappelle or Will Ferrel, but he is good (and better than most, like Ben Stiller or Owen Wilson or John C. Reilly).
  • Treidon
    Owen Wilson isn't bad, I mean he's had his moments. I dont know how John C. Reily even fits in the same category and Ben Stiller was pretty good in Meet the Parents, I thought. Mos Def's role in the Race Draft sketch from Chappelle's show gives him an honorary mention in my book though.
  • This could be terrific.
  • Heinz
    Treidon, your right he isnt a comedic genius but he sure as hell is funny...u must not have seen him in Brown Sugar....he was hillarious in that. great timing. comedic genius. ionno about all that.
  • Treidon
    Or horrific, cross your fingers!
  • Im guessing that they are remaking Ghostbusters in that pic. Hell, actually that pic has got me REALLY excited for the film! Wow!
  • I know! I'm amazed to see how just 1 pic can get everyone so excited...!

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