September 3, 2019
"Here's to the crazy ones! The misfits… And ding dongs…" Netflix has launched the trailer for Between Two Ferns: The Movie, a feature film based on the cult classic comedy series called "Between Two Ferns" that originated on Funny or Die. The goofy interview series takes things on the road for this film. Zach and his oddball crew take a road trip to complete a series of high-profile celebrity interviews. It's described as "a laugh-out-loud comedy that gives new insight into the curmudgeonly, beloved outsider Zach Galifianakis has created over the years." Debuting on Netflix later this month. Starring Zach Galifianakis, Lauren Lapkus, Ryan Gaul, and Jiavani Linayo. With cameo appearances by: Matthew McConaughey, Benedict Cumberbatch, Peter Dinklage, David Letterman, Tiffany Haddish, John Legend, Adam Scott, Brie Larson, Jon Hamm, Awkwafina, and other "celebrities". Yeah, this looks exactly as wacky and weird as it should be.
June 23, 2015
"How hard can it be - you load up a truck, and drive away." Relativity has debuted a second, full-length trailer for Masterminds, the crazy hilarious heist comedy coming out later this summer from filmmaker Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite, Nacho Libre, Gentlemen Broncos, Don Verdean). Zach Galifianakis & Kristen Wiig star as a couple who plan a heist that goes right, and they end up with $17 million with their friends Owen Wilson, Ken Marino and Devin Ratray. But once they get the money, that's when things start to fall apart. Jason Sudeikis and Kate McKinnon also star. This does look very funny, I can't deny that. I just might have to go see it after all. Owen Wilson looks like he's having fun. Plus - explosions galore.
March 30, 2015
"Brace your boobies." There's plenty of slick heists, from Ocean's Eleven to Inside Man, but the story at the heart of Masterminds doesn't seem to be one of them. In the action comedy from Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite), a robbery is planned by a ragtag team of dimwits including Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig and Owen Wilson, and somehow they get away with it. But that's just where the chaos seems to begin. It's hard to tell what's going on in this chaotic teaser trailer for the comedy, but Jason Sudeikis already seems like he will be the high point of this flick, with the low point being that terrible wig Galifianakis is wearing.
October 23, 2014
Though it seems like this might be arriving a little late since Fury hit theaters last weekend, maybe Columbia Pictures is hoping that an appearance by Brad Pitt on the Funny or Die web series "Between Two Ferns" with comedian Zach Galifianakis will help the movie win another box office weekend. After sitting down with the President Barack Obama last time, Galifianakis (who is looking very svelte) is back to interviewing "dumb actors." Pitt and Galifianakis talk about many things like showers, handsomeness and why the superstar actor likes killing Nazis on the big screen even though he looks like Hitler's dream. It's another hilarious chat and there's even another big name comedian guest who stops in briefly too. Watch!
June 5, 2014
Hot on the heels of the first poster for "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner's feature film debut Are You Here, the first trailer has arrived, and it's a bit awkward. Owen Wilson and Zach Galifianakis star in the film who head back to their hometown after the latter's father has passed away. Amy Poehler plays Galifanakis' sister who is absolutely appalled that the entire inheritance has been left to her idiot brother. The premise is fine, but the tone in this trailer is so weird. The beats that are meant to be funny feel like they're missing a laughtrack, lingering too long on certain scenes. We hope the movie is better. Watch now!
May 19, 2014
After popping up on last weekend's season finale of "Saturday Night Live" with host Andy Samberg, late night sketch series veteran Kristen Wiig (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues) has landed a new project. THR reports the comedienne will co-star with Zach Galifianakis and Owen Wilson in the heist comedy formerly known as Loomis Fargo set up at Relativity Media. The film follows the true story of four dim-witted Southerners who pulled off one of the biggest heists in American history, robbing $17 million from an armored truck, but there's plenty double-crossing to follow afterwards.
May 16, 2014
Following yesterday's news that a documentary about the career of Richard Linklater was in the works, the filmmaker has a new project of his own on the way The Wrap has word that Linklater, who sees his coming-of-age epic Boyhood arrive this summer, will direct a reteaming of The Campaign stars Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis in an adaptation of Larry's Kidney, a humorous memoir by Daniel Asa Rose. We get an idea of the story with the full title: True Story of How I Found Myself in China with My Black Sheep Cousin & His Mail-Order Bride, Skirting the Law to Get Him a Transplant--and Save His Life.
May 15, 2014
He's making the leap into Hollywood with an odd comedy. Variety has announced that French filmmaker Michel Hazanavicius, Academy Award-winning director of The Artist as well as this year's new Cannes premiere The Search, will direct a film called Will. The project is in development at Paramount and comes from a screenplay written by Demetri Martin, first completed and put in development a few years ago. Zach Galifianakis has been attached since early on, and will remain attached, starring with Paul Rudd, with Will Ferrell and Adam McKay producing. This sounds likes a very funky but fun group of collaborators.
May 14, 2014
Following a breakthrough role in The Hangover, comedian Zach Galifianakis became quite a hot commodity, though some of his roles felt like they were studio attempts to softly cash in on the actor's odd comedic sensibilities and throw him at mainstream audiences. The only role that didn't feel like a cheap gimmick was his surprisingly dramatic turn in It's Kind of a Funny Story, but it sounds like we might get another worthwhile performance from the comedian soon. Screen Daily counts Galifianakis amongst the cast for director Justin Chadwick's film adaptation of Deborah Moggach's period novel Tulip Fever.
March 14, 2014
After making waves across the internet by having President Barack Obama on "Between Two Ferns," comedian Zach Galifianakis is teaming up with Bridesmaids and "Mad Men" star Jon Hamm for a new comedy from Superbad director Greg Mottola. THR has word that Fox 2000 has just picked up a project called Keeping Up with the Joneses about a couple living the dream in an idyllic suburban neighborhood who learn that their seemingly perfect neighbors are actually undercover agents. We're betting Hamm is the husband secret agent while Galifianakis is the patriarch of the neighboring household.
March 11, 2014
Let's just start this off by saying that no matter what side of the aisle your political beliefs fall on, we can all appreciate the fact that every president in our past has taken the time to have a little fun every now and then, so there's no reason to turn this into a political pissing contest. With that out of the way, please enjoy this awesome and pretty unbelievable appearance by President Barack Obama on the Funny or Die web series "Between Two Ferns" with Zach Galifianakis. And just like previous appearances from stars like Jennifer Lawrence and Will Ferrell, the president takes some great jabs at Galifianakis in the show. Watch!
February 13, 2014
Now that it's safe to say Zach Galifianakis is done with The Hangover franchise, we're glad to hear he's getting back on the big screen in a lower profile project. THR has word that Galifianakis will have a supporting role in Freeland, a new indie drama based on an Oscar-winning documentary short of the same name about the late Laurel Hester a New Jersey police detective whose world was shattered when she became terminally ill and government officials prevented her from assigning her pension benefits to her domestic partner, Stacie Andree. Sounds like a powerful and timely drama So who's playing the two leads?