Killing Hasselhoff Interview

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Ken Jeong Dives Into Celebrity Death Pool Pic For Hyde Park, WWE Studios

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From Deadline.com

EXCLUSIVE: The Hangover‘s Ken Jeong has signed on to star in a comedy currently known as Untitled Celebrity Death Pool, to be co-produced by Ashok Amritraj’s Hyde Park Entertainment, Image Nation Abu Dhabi, and WWE Studios. Jeong will play a struggling nightclub owner in debt to a loan shark who sets out to win his long-running celebrity death pool by offing his chosen celebrity: David Hasselhoff.

The Hoff himself is aboard to co-star and also will produce with WWE Studios President Michael Luisi, Hyde Park’s Amritraj, Michele Berk, Patrick Hughes and Warren Zide. Wrestling icon Hulk Hogan also has signed on for a role. Diary Of A Mad Black Woman helmer Darren Grant is directing from a spec script by Peter Hoare. It’s the latest collaboration between WWE Studios and Hyde Park, which pacted last year on the Dwayne Johnson film adaptation of The Fall Guy, a rare comedic venture for WWE Studios. Eric Gardner will executive produce and Hyde Park International will handle foreign sales.

As with its previous film properties, WWE Studios will leverage its multi-platform network to promote the film.
The LA-based production arm of wrestling megabrand WWE first dove into features in 2002 and has been placing its ring stars on the big screen since in such films as The Scorpion King, See No Evil, The Marine, and 12 Rounds. The company has been branching out of late, joining with Relativity and Blumhouse on the TIFF horror pic Oculus and pacting with Lionsgate on a six-film action deal. They also collaborated with Warner Bros. Animation on March’s co-branded animated feature Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery.

WWE Studios’ Bradley Buchanan negotiated the Celebrity Death Pool deal with Hyde Park Entertainment’s Allen Babakhanloo. Jeong, who is filming Universal’s Ride Along 2, is repped by CAA and Aligned Entertainment. Hoare and writing partner Chris Lilli have sold pitches to Comedy Central and have buddy comedy Everybody Wants Head set up with Sentinel Pictures and David Permut. Hoare is repped by manager Kailey Marsh and Stone, Meyer, Genow, Smelkinson & Binder, LLP.

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Ken Jeong to Star in MTV Comedy Pilot

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From The Hollywood Reporter

His casting lifts the contingency on the pilot, from young writers Andy St. Clair and Paul O’Toole, which will now be titled “Ken Jeong Made Me Do It.”

Community’s Ken Jeong is going on a ride with MTV.

The Hangover star has landed a leading role in the youth-skewing cable network’s coming-of-age comedy pilot, The Hollywood Reporter has learned, with the project now titled Ken Jeong Made Me Do It.

The comedy entry revolves around 22-year-old Andy, who, after catching his girlfriend cheating, accidentally rear-ends Jeong’s fancy car. Taking pity on Andy, Jeong takes it upon himself to teach him how to man up. Jeong will play himself, with the casting lifting the contingency on the pilot. The pilot will not prevent Jeong from returning to Community, with the MTV entry working around the in-demand actor’s schedule.

Andy St. Clair (Arrested Development) and Paul O’Toole will pen the script and co-executive produce the comedy. Odenkirk Provissiero’s Marc Provissiero will executive produce the project. Jeong and his manager, Brett Carducci, will produce.

The Jeong comedy currently stands as the cabler’s lone half-hour pilot in the works. On the drama side, MTV is prepping Scream and launching dramas Finding Carter and Eye Candy.

For Jeong, the role comes in addition to Community’s recently revived sixth season, which will make the move from NBC to Yahoo Screen next year. Currently filming Ride Along 2, Jeong is repped by CAA, Aligned Entertainment and Stone Meyer.

Ken Jeong Hitches On To Universal’s ‘Ride Along 2′

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From Deadline.com

Hangover alum Ken Jeong has joined the cast of Universal’s Ride Along 2, joining returning leads Ice Cube and Kevin Hart in the cop comedy sequel to this year’s $153 million hit. Tim Story will direct and Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay are writing the script. Cube and Matt Alvarez will produce for CubeVision alongside Will Packer for Will Packer Productions and Larry Brezner. Jeong recently wrapped The Duff, opposite Mae Whitman and Bella Thorne. He also was recently seen in Pain And Gain and The Muppets, and voiced roles in Universal and Illumination’s Despicable Me 2 and Fox’s Turbo. Jeong is repped by CAA, manager Brett Carducci of Aligned Entertainment and attorney Chad Christopher of Stone, Meyer.

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See also: The bad guy is back! Funnyman Ken Jeong joins Kevin Hart and Ice Cube to film action-packed car scenes for Ride Along 2.

Steve Carell to Produce ‘International Incident’ Movie, Ken Jeong to Star (Exclusive)

Posted by | Posted in On The Big Screen | Posted on October 31, 2014

From The Hollywood Reporter

Former “Daily Show” head writer David Javerbaum sold the pitch to Summit and will pen the screenplay.

Summit Entertainment has bought a pitch titled International Incident from former Daily Show head writer David Javerbaum.

Ken Jeong is attached to star in the comedy, and Steve Carell is in negotiations to produce through his Carousel Productions banner.

The story revolves around five delegates from the United Nations who embark on a road trip to find one of their lost loves. Javerbaum will pen the screenplay.

Carousel creative executives Charlie Hartsock and Vance Degeneres crafted the pitch, attached the talent and are shepherding the project. As a producer, Carell is busy on both the film and TV front. Carousel projects in development include Our Thing, with Max Winkler attached to direct, and Mail-Order Groom (with Tina Fey also producing).

Jeong became an in-demand comedy actor after The Hangover trilogy, but he has never played the lead in a studio film. The doctor-turned-actor voiced two roles in the past year in Turbo and Despicable Me 2, which also features the voice of Carell.

Javerbaum, who is the head writer on NBC’s The Maya Rudolph Show, worked with Carell when they overlapped on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (Carell was a correspondent before he became a breakout movie star in The 40-Year-Old Virgin). The two also teamed up when Javerbaum worked on Comedy Central’s 2001 special Steve Carell Salutes Steve Carell.

Javerbaum is repped by CAA, 3 Arts’ David Miner and attorney Ira Schreck and Nancy Rose.

Jeong is handled by CAA, Aligned Entertainment’s Brett Carducci and attorney Chad Christopher.

Carell is represented by WME.

Ken Jeong Directing Reggie Ho ’30 for 30’ Short

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From Lost Letter Men

An upcoming ESPN “30 for 30” short on former Notre Dame kicker Reggie Ho is being directed by none other than comedian Ken Jeong.

“He is the most unlikely football hero ever,” Jeong told Keith Olbermann recently. “And he is a doctor, a cardiologist, an electrophysiological cardiologist, 85 times smarter than me, smarter than I ever was as a doctor.”

Jeong isn’t even the first member of the “Community” cast to direct a “30 for 30” short. That honor goes to Danny Pudi, who did an admirable job chronicling the evolution of Marquette’s iconic 1977 basketball uniforms with “Untucked.”

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Gillian Jacobs Tribute to Ken Jeong

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Ken Jeong Visits Empty Sports Center Studio

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Ken Jeong Joins Michael Smith on Sports Center

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Best of Ken Jeong on Sports Center

Posted by | Posted in On TV | Posted on November 01, 2013