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Sarah to be in Clown sequel

Posted by Gator on December 13th, 2014

This was reported on deadline.com 12/12/14:

Nearly six years after Punching The Clown won Best Narrative Feature at the Slamdance Film Festival, a sequel is in the works. Henry Phillips returns to star in Still Punching The Clown, which he again co-wrote with director Gregori Viens.  David Permut, Matt Ratner and Rick Rosenthal are producing the pic, which also stars J.K. JK Simmons Sarah Silverman, Mike Judge, Jim Jefferies, Derek Waters, Ellen Ratner, Ginger Gonzaga and stand-up comedians Tig Notaro, Nikki Glaser and Doug Stanhope.

PunchingTheClown1PIn 2012 it was reported that Sarah was developing a TV series for Showtime based on Punching the Clown, but that never went forward.  Our chances of seeing a feature sequel looks more promising: On November 25, Phillips himself tweeted, “Punching the Clown 2 is now in the can. Look out for it next year!”

IMDB summarizes the plot of the 2009 original this way: This uproarious and smart new comedy tells the story of Henry Phillips, a hapless modern day troubadour who grinds his way through the heartland, living out of his car and singing his twisted satirical songs to anyone who will listen. After a booking mishap involving a Christian fundraiser, he decides he’s hit rock bottom. Seeking to shake things up, he moves to L.A. where his luck changes overnight. Thanks less to his inept manager than to a wild case of mistaken identity, he falls backwards into a string of packed gigs, a record deal and even the promise of love. But he who lives by the whimsy of show business dies by it, and reality hits him like a fist in the face: an innocent miscommunication over a bagel brands him a neo-Nazi in the world of tabloid journalism. Luckily, somewhere between rock bottom and nowhere lies the perfect terrain for his dark and hilarious songs.

Sarah movie announced for Sundance Festival

Posted by Gator on December 3rd, 2014

The schedule for the January 2015 Sundance Film Festival was announced today, and among the features is I Smile Back, in which Sarah stars with Josh Charles (The Good Wife) and Thomas Sadoski (The Newsroom). Variety calls her role, “a self-destructive wife and mother.”

Here’s the paragraph that talks about Sarah in today’s Entertainment Weekly online article about the Sundance lineup announcement:

Earlier this year, of course, former Saturday Night Live funnywoman Jenny Slate recalibrated her career with the breakout Sundance dramedy Obvious Child. And in 2015, Silverman seems poised to similarly upend her image (for chipper yet foul-mouthed comedy schtick), starring in I Smile Back as a suburban mom struggling to maintain a facade of normalcy amid troubles with adultery and substance abuse. “It’s high drama,” Cooper says. “It’s like you’ve never seen Sarah Silverman before.”

Here’s our first look at a pic from the movie: Sarah as Laney with Josh Charles as her husband, Bruce.

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Sarah’s Happy voice in cartoon short

Posted by Gator on October 23rd, 2014

Sarah voices one of the lead characters in The Unbelievably Sweet Alpacas, a cartoon short that addresses the social concern: Is economic inequality growing? 

In addition to Sarah in the role of Happy, the film features Amy Poehler (Sunshine), Maya Rudolph (Giggles), Sarah Silverman (Happy), Billy Eichner (Lollipop) and Andy Richter (Dough Vanshaw). The cartoon runs a little under six minutes, and is directed by Adam McKay.

Shalomlife reported that the 46 year old director–after spending most of his 20s clueless about the government decisions on trade policy, wages, pollution and war–became interested in economics and finance. “Once anyone starts looking at the underlying economic reasons behind these bizarre choices they make a lot more sense. It doesn’t mean it’s any less frustrating or infuriating but at least I started seeing the dog isn’t chasing his tail just to chase his tail, there’s a liver treat tied to it,” McKay explained.

The Unbelievably Sweet Alpacas is part of a new film series titled We the Economy: 20 Short Films You Can’t Afford to Miss. The series features films that pair comedians with directors, as well as economic advisors, and presents them in an array of different styles and lengths.

Another Million Ways gem as home release nears

Posted by Gator on September 3rd, 2014

Here’s the latest promotional offering from Seth Macfarlane’s movie.

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Video: Sarah in Gravy peek

Posted by Gator on August 22nd, 2014

 

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Finally, we get a glimpse of what Sarah will look like in the movie Gravy, which wrapped a while back but has had very few showings yet. Daniel Milder produced a recently posted behind-the-scenes feature which includes interview excerpts with a lot of the stars, including Sarah. (Clicking the pic takes you straight to her segment, or watch the whole video here.)  Looks like it will be fun but plenty gory.

There is “officially” no release date yet for Gravy.

Pic: Sarah on Ashby set

Posted by Gator on July 31st, 2014

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This is the only photo we’ve seen yet of Sarah on set of Ashby. (That’s actor Seth Dousman-Disroe, who posted this selfie from filming in North Carolina in July.) Not a very informative pic, but at least it’s evidence that she really is in the movie.  Well, there is also the recently updated movie poster (below), which now has the names of the four lead actors over the title.

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Dan Harmon documentary includes Sarah

Posted by Gator on July 20th, 2014

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Sarah appears as herself in the documentary, Harmontown, which should come to theaters this fall. The independent film organization “The Orchard” announced July 14 that it has acquired the North American distribution rights for the movie. According to their press release,  Harmontown “ follows Community creator and writer/producer Dan Harmon on tour for his eponymous podcast series. The film features appearances by Jack Black, Ben Stiller, Sarah Silverman, Jason Sudeikis and Joel McHale – among other A-list comics.” We presume Sarah’s appearance is a cameo.