The full sketch will air next July 30!
One of the funniest web series to ever exist is coming to television as Comedy Central has announced an eight-episode run of the Funny or Die original, â€œDrunk History.â€
Drunk History first hit the web over five years ago. The premise of the short videos is simple: Someone drinks a bunch of liquor and proceeds to tell the story behind a famous historical event â€“ the friendship of Lincoln and Douglass, Benjamin Franklin discovering electricity, Alexander Hamilton & Aaron Burr. etc.
The videos feature the drunk storyteller as narrator, but also feature dramatic recreations of the events as they unfold â€“ as they unfold from the mouths of the drunk storytellers, of course.
The network has officially set a July 9 premiere for the web-adapted reenactment series, amid a mammoth list of guest stars that includes everyone from â€˜SNLâ€˜ vet Kristen Wiig to Winona Ryder and â€˜The Internshipâ€s Owen Wilson, and thatâ€™s just to start. Episodes will run for 30 minutes and are slated to air this summer.
Check out the original sketches over Funny or Die! website.
The website ParArmenian.Net is reporting that Winona, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonhan Carter and Christopher Walken are joining the ‘Page 8’ sequels.
The first installment, Page Eight, aired in 2011 on BBC Two and PBS and starred Bill Nighy, Rachel Weisz, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon and Judy Davis. Nighy will reprise his role as British intelligence officer Johnny Worricker for parts two and three, respectively titled Turks & Caicos and Salting The Battlefield. Fiennes also returns for both. Turks & Caicos is adding Christopher Walken, Winona Ryder, Helena Bonham Carter, Ewen Bremner, James Naughton, Dylan Baker and Zach Grenier. Davis, who was nominated for a supporting actress Emmy for Page Eight, will return for Salting The Battlefield as will Bonham Carter and Bremner along with Saskia Reeves, Kate Burdette and Malcolm Sinclair.
Page Eight, which closed the Toronto Film Festival in 2011, saw Worricker uncover a plot to turn control of MI5 directly over to the prime minister after the head of the organizationâ€™s death. Part two will pick up after Worricker leaves his MI5 post and heads to Turks & Caicos where the CIA forces him to deal with a group of ambiguous Americans who are on the islands for a high-level conference. At the same time, an old girlfriend is being asked to betray her boss in London in order to establish an illicit connection between the prime minister and dark goings-on in the war on terror. Salting The Battlefield sees Worricker and the girlfriend on the run from MI5 until Worricker returns home to confront the prime minister in a duel of wits.
Both films are produced by Harry Potterâ€˜s David Heyman and David Barron along with Celia Duval. Exec producers are Carnivalâ€™s Gareth Neame and Nigel Marchant and the BBCâ€™s Christine Langan. A start date has yet to be confirmed.
It was released last November 06th Ben Lee: Catch My Disease, the documentary on singer-songwriter Ben Lee.
The movie — written, directed and produced by filmmaker Amiel Courtin-Wilson — is described as a â€œplayful yet deeply intimate portrait of Leeâ€ and â€œthe issues of celebrity and spirituality that arise when launched into the spotlight,â€ according to the producers.
Among those interviewed are ex-girlfriend Claire Danes and friends Jason Schwartzman, Michelle Williams, Beastie Boy Mike D, Zooey Deschanel and Winona Ryder.
Watch the trailer below:
AMERICAN rock band The Killers are in Blackpool yesterday to shoot a video for their new single.
The Las Vegas chart toppers are in the resort with legendary Batman and Planet of the Apes director Tim Burton and Hollywood star Winona Ryder.
The band have been filming inside Blackpoolâ€™s legendary Tower Ballroom.Excited fans took to social networks late last night after the band – fronted by Brandon Flowers – were spotted at Blackpoolâ€™s Odeon cinema where they watched the new James Bond film Skyfall.
Flowers took time out to pose for pictures with staff and customers. Samantha Sinclair, manager at the cinema, said: â€œIt was really exciting.
â€œThey were happy to have photos taken with locals. It was their bassist, Mark who took our photo for us.
â€œThey were really nice, not very chatty but I know they had to cancel their gig on Tuesday because Brandon lost his voice.â€
– Source and also thanks to Chris B for the heads up!
Winona is set to appear at The Ellen DeGeneres Show next October 05. Be sure to set your DVDr or tune on NBC to see her!
Winona’s last appearance on a talk show was last year, when she attended the Jimmy Fallon show, so it’s always great to see her again!