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05.04.2009

When he signed on to direct THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 after Steven Spielberg dropped out, Ben Stiller made a statement. The Aaron Sorkin-penned film will be Stiller's first real forray into drama as a director, and it seems as though he's not going to stop there. Stiller has just signed on to direct the dramedy HELP ME SPREAD GOODNESS about a Chicago banker who gets swindled in a Nigerian Internet scam. The film was written by Mark Friedman and developed by Participant Media, which has a reputation of making films that are socially aware. It's unclear if Stiller will take on this project before CHICAGO 7 or visa versa. I suggest Ben tries his hand at GOODNESS before attacking Sorkin's script because let's face it, he's gonna need all the experience he can get.
Extra Tidbit: Stiller's THE CABLE GUY is one of my all time favorite films.
Source: Variety

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6:07PM on 05/04/2009
i guess everyone likes their own shit but I'm baffled at the cable guy being one of ur all-time favorites
i guess everyone likes their own shit but I'm baffled at the cable guy being one of ur all-time favorites
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9:20AM on 05/04/2009
Bring back the CABLE GUY, have him duke it out with VERIZON FIOS guy or DIRECT TV. The time is now !!
Bring back the CABLE GUY, have him duke it out with VERIZON FIOS guy or DIRECT TV. The time is now !!
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8:49AM on 05/04/2009
I've been a fan of Stiller's since "Reality Bytes," which isn't exactly a straight comedy either. I was a little disappointed his "Meet the Parents" schtick went on for as long as it did, because while he had a few memorable films from the '90s, only a few of his comedies since have been real winners. "Tropic Thunder" was one of my favorite movies last year, and was actually a pretty decent balance, in that it took itself seriously.
I've been a fan of Stiller's since "Reality Bytes," which isn't exactly a straight comedy either. I was a little disappointed his "Meet the Parents" schtick went on for as long as it did, because while he had a few memorable films from the '90s, only a few of his comedies since have been real winners. "Tropic Thunder" was one of my favorite movies last year, and was actually a pretty decent balance, in that it took itself seriously.
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6:00AM on 05/04/2009
He's a strong, albeit off beat and quirky director. Tropic Thunder is a masterpiece and Cable Guy is easily one of the funniest and most twisted films of the nineties. Love it!!!
He's a strong, albeit off beat and quirky director. Tropic Thunder is a masterpiece and Cable Guy is easily one of the funniest and most twisted films of the nineties. Love it!!!
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4:56AM on 05/04/2009
Yeah, they ran a story on it a while ago. Still not convinced it's the best idea though. Although Tropic Thunder helped cement him as a great comedic director, so I suppose it's only natural that he'd want to expand into drama.
Yeah, they ran a story on it a while ago. Still not convinced it's the best idea though. Although Tropic Thunder helped cement him as a great comedic director, so I suppose it's only natural that he'd want to expand into drama.
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3:17AM on 05/04/2009
Whoa.

He's doing the Chicago 7 film Spielberg dropped? That's news to me...

And the Cable Guy? Really?
Whoa.

He's doing the Chicago 7 film Spielberg dropped? That's news to me...

And the Cable Guy? Really?
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