LATEST NEWS

Anthony Mackie is Ready to Celebreate Christmas with Seth Rogen

by
May 14, 2014
Source: The Wrap

Anthony Mackie

After teaming up with a Marvel superhero in this year's Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the versatile Anthony Mackie is heading into the comedy world with Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The Wrap has word that Mackie is joining the untitled Christmas comedy set up at Sony Pictures with 50/50 director Jonathan Levine at the helm. We first heard about the project earlier this year, and Rogen said they're in pre-production in our recent interview. Now Mackie is in talks for the final part in a group of three childhood best friends who reunite in NYC for their yearly tradition of going out for fun on Christmas Eve.

Mackie hasn't ventured into much comedy with What's Your Number and Pain & Gain being the best examples, but he's had plenty of dramatic experience with The Hurt Locker and The Adjustment Bureau, not to mention action and intrigue in Gangster Squad and Runner Runner and a fun role in Real Steel. Production is supposed to start this summer, so New Yorkers should expect to see some fake snow around the city since the region usually doesn't get much winter weather around that time.

Levine put together one hell of a powerful hybrid of comedy and drama with 50/50, a film that sadly went overlooked at the Academy Awards the year it was released. With Rogen also producing the film along with filmmaking partner Evan Goldberg, this is undoubtedly a project that we're extremely excited to see. Sounds like it could be another hit for Good Universe, the company who just made a big box office debut with Rogen's Neighbors (read my review and see the movie) toppling The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Find more posts: Casting, Development, Movie News

2 Comments

1

Or they can easily CGI the snow in post production and add CGI snow everywhere. I am an expert in films. Also they can CGI in winter jackets since it would be hot in summer.

Cocaino Weaver on May 14, 2014

2

Ah that's a shame. But I suppose he still has to do studio projects over his passion picks.

DAVIDPD on May 14, 2014

Sorry, new comments are no longer allowed.

FEATURED POSTS

FOLLOW FS HERE

Subscribe to our feed -or- daily newsletter:
Follow Alex's main account on twitter:
For the latest posts only - follow this one:

Add our updates to your Feedly - click here

Get the latest posts sent in Telegram

LATEST TO WATCH