MTV today announced it has ordered an animated pilot presentation with the working title “Fancy Bastards” from Executive Producers Jason Micallef and Kristen Schaal alongside Underground’s Josh Turner McGuire and Trevor Engelson. Price Peterson, Ryan Sandoval and Lily Price wrote the pilot and also serve as Executive Producers. Titmouse, Inc. is the studio.
In the half-hour animated comedy, a small town is shocked to learn its five most awkward outcasts all share the same father – a notorious ginger cad who had an indiscretion filled night during a whirlwind visit to Vegas nine years ago… and just happens to be a prince. The misfits turn into royal rockstars overnight, but soon find that the “Fancy Bastard” life is no fairytale.
The stellar cast includes Brittany Snow (“Pitch Perfect”), Sharon Osbourne, Kelly Osbourne, Natasha Leggero (“Neighbors”), Nasim Pedrad (“SNL”), John Roberts (“Bob’s Burgers”), Jameeliah Garrett (“Supanatural”) and Jessica Lowe (“Blended”).
I’m the proudest fan girl ever right now! I hope everyone had a chance to watch “Pitch Perfect 2” this weekend! I watched it Saturday afternoon and theater was PACKED!! Brittany was fantastic (as per usual) and being a fan of hers for nearly 13 years I couldn’t help but feel so proud of our girl!! PP2 is breaking records!!:
The final tally is in, and Pitch Perfect 2 may end the weekend between $68.9M to $70.3M after a stunning Saturday night of $24.6M. Universal is going the high end on this, but everyone else in town (and we) are sticking to the lower estimate. We’ll see if the studio over-anticipated to get the $70M headline across the country (they’ve done so before). Still, the Universal film from first-time feature director Elizabeth Banks is the highest-opening musical ever (see chart below) and, as we previously reported, out-performed the $65M lifetime domestic gross of the first film.
Rentrak just noted the rarity of that, but said it’s a similar scenario to the performance of the second Austin Powers‘ film, The Spy Who Shagged Me which opened to $54.9M vs. the $53.8M that the original film earned in its domestic run. Universal is also boasting (as well it should) that PP2 is the second-highest PG-13 comedy opening ever (only behind Austin Powers Goldmember which opened to $73M in the summer of 2002). They also note that PP2 is the fifth-highest opening of the year to date and also marks the seventh time this year that a Universal film has held the No. 1 position (more than any other studio).
Check out some great interviews with Brittany!
Today Show – Interview Part 2
Huffington Post – 22 minutes long!
Brittany looks radiant in red at the “Pitch Perfect 2” LA Premiere! I’ve added a few pictures but please check back later for some more because I’m sure there will be lots! Previews and gallery link are below. Also check out Brittany on some talk shows in the following weeks:
Talk Show Appearances
May 11th: Ellen
May 14th: The Meredith Vieira Show
May 15th: The View + the Late Late Show
May 19th: Conan
038 x Public Appearances > 2015 > “Pitch Perfect 2” LA Premiere – 05.08.15
Check out this behind the scenes video of Brittany’s upcoming feature in Cosmopolitan:
William H. Macy and Brittany Snow’s drama Dial a Prayer has been acquired by Vertical Entertainment with plans for a spring 2015 release, the company announced on Saturday.
The deal was said to be made during a meeting at Sundance Film Festival. The film was written and directed by Maggie Kiley, with producers that include Jason Potash and Paul Finkel from Storyboard.
“What struck us from the beginning with this film is how it was able to pull us in so many different directions emotionally,” read a statement from Rich Goldberg, co-president at Vertical Entertainment.
“This wasn’t something we wanted to be a part of; it was something we had to be a part of and are extremely pleased that we are partnering on Dial a Prayer with a very creative team in Maggie, Jason and Paul,” continued Goldberg.
The film revolves around a woman (Snow) who answers phones at a prayer call center operated by a religious leader (Macy).
Macy and Snow were announced as cast members in Feb. 2014.
New movie news for Brittany:
Brittany Snow and William H. Macy are in talks to join indie Dial-a-Prayer, a drama that will shoot in Michigan in March.
The film follows a young woman named Cora (Snow) who is sentenced to community service working in a prayer request call center. She discovers a sense of accomplishment from the work until she finds out a boy she thinks she helped save is hiding a secret from her.
The project is produced by Jason Potash.
Snow’s recent projects include Pitch Perfect and horror pic Would You Rather. Repped by ICM Partners and Magnolia Entertainment, Snow is set to return for the sequel Pitch Perfect 2. Macy most recently made his directorial debut with Rudderless, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January. His upcoming projects include Walter and Stealing Cars. He’s repped by WME.
Additional summary of the film:
DIAL-A-PRAYER is the story of Cora McCarthy who has lost faith in her family, her work, the world at large and perhaps most importantly herself. Her hours logged at a call center for prayers amidst a slew of self-appointed healers is juxtaposed by her sterile home life with her shiny and structured mother. She soon finds herself at the center of a moral controversy when a stranger arrives intent on meeting his angel – Cora. A story of redemption, DIAL-A-PRAYER explores the large questions of destiny and fate vs faith. The film is set against a backdrop of prayer and to a soundtrack of organized religion as Cora and those she is surrounded by attempt to connect with something larger than themselves.