Movie News in 60 Seconds: McConaughey and Harrelson Head to TV; Jason Segel’s Full-Frontal Nude Scene Cut; Dueling Movies Threaten White House

Movie News in 60 Seconds: McConaughey and Harrelson Head to TV; Jason Segel’s Full-Frontal Nude Scene Cut; Dueling Movies Threaten White House

Apr 11, 2012

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Where Everybody Knows Your Name: For what’s described as a single season of eight episodes, Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson (above, in 1999's EdTV) are willing to play True Detectives on TV. It’s not a done deal -- no network has agreed to air it yet -- but the actors are attached to the project, with Cary Fukunaga (Jane Eyre) ready to direct all eight episodes. The story revolves around a 17-year search for a serial killer in Louisiana; subsequent seasons would feature different characters and a different story. McConaughey has never played a recurring part on TV, while Harrelson gained national exposure via his lovably clueless character in Cheers. [Deadline]

Private Parts Go Into Hiding: If you’ve seen Forgetting Sarah Marshall, you already know that Jason Segel is not bashful; he appeared in an extended full-frontal nude scene in the movie. And he filmed another scene featuring his uncovered private bits for the upcoming The Five-Year Engagement. But Nicholas Stoller, who directed both movies and co-wrote Engagement with Segel, has decided to cut the full-frontal view, concluding: “It did seem gratuitous. I was like, ‘This doesn’t work.’” An unobstructed view of Segel’s backside, however, remains. [Los Angeles Times]

Don’t Go to the Movies, Mr. President!: As if one movie threatening 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue wasn’t enough, another thriller described at ‘Die Hard at the White House’ is heating up. Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) is in “early talks” to direct Olympus Has Fallen, a project that wants to start shooting soon so it can get into theaters before White House Down, the competing thriller that Roland Emmerich is circling. Gerard Butler is already attached to star in Olympus as a Secret Service agent. [The Hollywood Reporter]

 

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