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THAT'S MY BOY (2012)
Release Date: June 15, 2012
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Director: Sean Anders
Screenwriter: David H. Caspe
Starring: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg
MPAA Rating: R
ADAM SANDLER (Donny / Producer) has enjoyed phenomenal success as an actor, writer, producer and musician. Sandler's films have grossed over $3 billion worldwide. He recently starred in the hit films Jack and Jill with Katie Holmes and Just Go With It with Jennifer Aniston. His previous films include Grown Ups, the highest grossing of his career, taking in more than $271 million worldwide. Sandler will next reprise his role from that film in GrownUps 2. Sandler also starred in Universal's Funny People, written and directed by Judd Apatow starring with Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann, Erica Bana, Jonah Hill and Jason Schwartzman, as well as the box office smashes Bedtime Stories for Walt Disney Studios, Sony Pictures You Don't Mess with the Zohan and Universal's comedy I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry.
Sandler's voice was recently heard in Columbia Pictures'/MGM's Zookeeper, starring Kevin James; Sandler also served as a producer of that film. Sandler will also voice the lead role of Dracula in Columbia Pictures'/Sony Pictures Animation's upcoming CG-animated feature, Hotel Transylvania. Previously, Sandler has been seen in the starring role opposite Don Cheadle in Sony's Reign Over Me for director Mike Binder, the box-office hits Click, starring with Kate Beckinsale, and The Longest Yard, starring with Chris Rock and Burt Reynolds. He also starred in James L. Brooks' Spanglish, opposite Tea Leoni; the romantic comedy 50 First Dates, with Drew Barrymore; Anger Management, with Jack Nicholson; and Paul Thomas Anderson's Punch-Drunk Love, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Manchester, New Hampshire, Sandler's first brush with comedy came at age 17, with a performance at a Boston comedy club. From then on he was hooked, performing regularly in comedy clubs throughout the state, while earning a degree in Fine Arts from New York University.
Sandler's production company Happy Madison Productions was co-founded by Jack Giarraputo and Sandler and has gone on to become an almost self-contained mini studio, being involved in all aspects of film production. Happy Madison has produced Click, The Benchwarmers, Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo, Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, Strange Wilderness and the recent films The House Bunny, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Zookeeper, and the upcoming film Here Comes the Boom. Sandler has also collaborated with writer Tim Herlihy on the screenplays for Happy Gilmore, Little Nicky, Billy Madison, Big Daddy, and The Waterboy and executive produced Grandma's Boy, The Animal, Joe Dirt, The Master of Disguise, The Hot Chick and Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo.
Happy Madison Productions also has a deal with Columbia Tri-Star Domestic Television to develop shows for the studio including the current hit show "Rules of Engagement" starring David Spade and Oliver Hudson. Sandler's comedy albums on Warner Bros Records have gone multi-platinum. Collectively, they have sold more than six million copies to date.
With a diverse range of comedic talents, ANDY SAMBERG (Todd) has emerged as a captivating and hilarious leading man on screens both big and small. As an Emmy® award winning writer, Samberg is achieving as much success behind the scenes as he is on screen.
In August 2012, Samberg can be seen in Lee Toland Krieger's Celeste and Jesse Forever, written by and co-starring Rashida Jones. The film premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and will be released by Sony Pictures Classics.
Samberg, along with his LONELY ISLAND partners Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, released their sophomore album "Turtleneck and Chain" on May 10. "Turtleneck and Chain" was recently nominated for a 2012 Grammy for Best Comedy Album. This time around, the trio has upped the ante, teaming up with even more of the music industry's biggest heavy hitters and A-list celebrities, including Akon, Justin Timberlake, Nicki Minaj and Rihanna. The album's gold-selling first single, "I Just Had Sex (feat. Akon)," has already become a smash hit, with digital sales in excess of 500,000 since its December 18th release and online views for the music video reaching over 75 million. The album's second single, "The Creep (feat. Nicki Minaj and John Waters)," has already garnered online views in excess of 16 million and counting.
"Turtleneck and Chain" is the highly anticipated follow up to THE LONELY ISLAND's first album "Incredibad," which included the Emmy® winning sensation "D*** In A Box," featuring superstar Justin Timberlake. "Incredibad" also featured the follow-up gold record "J**z In My Pants," which has over 100 million views online and the Grammy® nominated, third single "I'm On A Boat," which went platinum and catapulted the album into over 350,000 copies sold and made it the #1 selling comedy album in 2009 and 2010.
Samberg hosted the 2009 MTV Movie Awards, which was the highest rated Movie Awards since 2004. Samberg was also nominated for a 2009 Emmy® award for Outstanding Music and Lyrics for his song "Motherlover," performed alongside Justin Timberlake.
Other film credits include: Will Gluck's Friends With Benefits opposite Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis; Mark Mylod's What's Your Number? opposite Anna Faris; John Hamberg's I Love You, Man opposite Paul Rudd and Jason Segel; Phil Lord and Christopher Miller's animated feature Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs with Bill Hader, Anna Farris and James Caan; Voicing the lead character, Ham III, in Fox Studios animated film Space Chimps; and Akiva Schaffer's Hot Rod, starring Jorma Taccone, Ian McShane, Sissy Spacek, Isla Fisher, and Bill Hader.
Samberg is currently in his seventh season as a cast member on "Saturday Night Live."
With her incredible crossover talent and her inescapable beauty, LEIGHTON MEESTER (Jamie) has quickly become an undeniable force turning heads in movies, television, music, and fashion.
Though rabid fans across the world know her as the deliciously devilish Blair Waldorf on The CW's hugely popular drama, "Gossip Girl," it took little to no time for the public to realize Meester's wide-reaching appeal as she's lit up red carpets, snickered on the silver screen, and serenaded her way into our hearts.
Next up, Meester will be starring in the dramatic comedy The Oranges alongside Hugh Laurie, Oliver Platt, Allison Janney, and Catherine Keener. Recently, Meester starred in Country Strong, a country music drama with Gwyneth Paltrow, Garrett Hedlund, and Tim McGraw, opening to critical acclaim while showing the true diversity she holds in music and film. Previous to that, she was seen in the number one thriller The Roommate, and in Monte Carlo opposite Selena Gomez. In 2010, Meester starred alongside Steve Carell and Tina Fey in the comedy Date Night.
Raised in Florida, Leighton got the acting bug at age nine, when she played a citizen of Emerald City in a local production of "The Wizard of Oz." Two years later, she moved with her family to New York and soon began working as a model with the Wilhemina modeling agency, booking a Ralph Lauren campaign shot by Bruce Weber and working with photographer/director Sofia Coppola.
One of the most versatile actors in motion pictures, JAMES CAAN (Father McNally) is best known for his Academy Award® nominated performance as Sonny Corleone in The Godfather and for his Emmy-nominated portrayal of football star Brian Piccalo in "Brian's Song."
Appearing in more than 50 feature films over the course of his career, Caan also earned great recognition starring in Rob Reiner's highly successful and critically acclaimed film Misery, a psychological thriller based on the novel by Stephen King and in For The Boys, a romantic drama co-starring Bette Midler. He was equally praised for his performance as a brain damaged football star in Francis Ford Coppola's The Rain People, garnering him the Best Actor Award from the San Sebastian Film Festival. He also received the Actor of the Year honor from the National Association of Theater Owners for his role in The Gambler.
Born in the Bronx and raised in Queens, New York, Caan knew early on that he did not want to follow in his father's footsteps and work in the family meat business. He entered Michigan State University at age sixteen to study economics and to play football.
Caan transferred to Hofstra University to study law and during a spring break was interviewed by, and accepted to Stanford Meisner's Neighborhood Playhouse. He then won a scholarship to study with Wynn Handman, and went on to get the first four jobs he auditioned for in the theater.
Caan began his career on stage in the 1961 off-Broadway production of "La Ronde." He followed with a powerful slate of guest appearances in virtually every major television series of the day.
In addition to the previously named titles, Caan's other film credits include Cinderella Liberty, Funny Lady, A Bridge Too Far, Thief, T.R. Baskin, Slither, Silent Movie, Rollerball, The Killer Elite, Another Man, Another Chance, Comes A Horseman, Gardens Of Stone, Alien Nation, Flesh And Bone, The Program, Honeymoon InVegas, Eraser, and Mickey Blue Eyes.
He also starred in The Yards, for Miramax Films, opposite Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Whalberg and Charlize Theron, Artisan Entertainment's The Way of the Gun, in which he co-starred with Benecio Del Toro, New Line Cinema's mega-hit comedy Elf, in which he co-starred with Will Ferrell, Lars von Trier's Dogville, co-starring Nicole Kidman, and the NBC drama "Las Vegas." He also directed as well as starred in the critically acclaimed film Hide InPlain Sight.
VANILLA ICE (himself), also known as Rob Van Winkle, sold 11 million copies of his 1990 debut album "To the Extreme" with its hit "Ice, Ice Baby." Over the years, he continued to create music and make appearances in films, including Cool as Ice, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,The New Guy, and TheHelix...Loaded. He also ventured his way to reality television participating in programs as VH1's "The Surreal Life" and showing off his skating skills on the U.K. series hit "Dancing On Ice" and performing on UK stage as Captain Hook in "Peter Pan."
Although he's best known for his music and concert performances, the Texas-born, Florida-raised performer is also a real-estate entrepreneur and has more than 15 years of hands-on home improvement experience. His success at flipping, remodeling, and selling homes for a worthwhile profit led to his hosting the DIY Network series "The Vanilla Ice Project." Now in its second season, Rob and his team of contractors continue to find and renovate every room of a Florida mansion with the hottest in state-of-the-art technology.
In addition to his series, he has released his latest album, "Wisdom, Tenacity & Focus" (WTF.) and also appeared as a judge on two seasons of Canada Sings! (Canadian Talent TV Show).
Will Forte (Phil) has established himself as one of the most versatile comedy actors in film and television. Forte spent eight seasons making audiences laugh on "Saturday Night Live" and has been extremely busy with projects in film and television ever since he wrapped his final season in 2010. This summer, he will also be seen in the Warner Bros. 80s rock musical film Rock of Ages opposite an all-star cast that includes Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin and Catherine Zeta Jones, as well as the Twentieth Century Fox comedy The Watch opposite Ben Stiller, Jonah Hill and Vince Vaughn.
During his time at "SNL" Forte produced many memorable sketches. Forte has showcased his singing talents as an unhinged "Fly High Duluth" band leader with a penchant for chugging Jack Daniels. He's created lasting characters in "The Falconer" – the once-successful executive who has mysteriously chosen to live in the woods with his faithful falcon Donald – and the very soft-spoken politician Tim Calhoun, as well as the creepily naïve office worker, Neil, whose ventures outside of work with colleague Jean quickly turn perverse . Forte has also brought life to "MacGruber," the resourceful albeit distractible man who can disarm a bomb with just about anything.
Forte was previously seen in Universal's feature film adaptation of MacGruber. In addition to starring in the lead role, he co-wrote the script with Jorma Taccone and John Solomon. Additionally, he was seen in A Good Old Fashioned Orgy opposite former SNL co-star Jason Sudeikis, Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie, Brief Interviews withHideous Men written and directed by John Krasinski and lending his voice to Sony Pictures Animation's hit animated film, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Forte wrote and starred in the feature The Brothers Solomon, opposite Will Arnett and "SNL" cast mate Kristen Wiig. His additional film credits include Baby Mama, Broken Lizard's TheSlammin' Salmon and Beerfest.
Forte also has had very memorable guest starring roles on the hit comedies "How I Met Your Mother," NBC's award-winning "30 Rock," "Parks and Recreation," "Up All Night," "Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!" and on HBO's "Flight of the Conchords." He is also a frequent guest on "Conan," portraying a crazed Ted Turner. Additionally, he has lent his voice to a handful of animated series including Fox's "Allen Gregory," "The Cleveland Show" from creator Seth McFarlane and "Sit Down, Shut Up" from creator Mitch Hurwitz, as well as MTV's "Clone High."
Forte came to "SNL" from L.A.'s improv-sketch theater "The Groundlings" where "SNL" alums Will Ferrell, Phil Hartman and Maya Rudolph got their respective starts. Forte has a great deal of experience behind the camera - serving as producer on "That 70's Show" and as story editor for "3rd Rock from the Sun" and "Action," as well as working as a writer for "Late Show with David Letterman" and the MTV Movie Awards.
Forte currently resides in LA.
Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter/actress CIARA (Brie) has sold over seven million albums worldwide, with eight top-ten singles, earning her numerous awards and accolades. The Atlanta-bred recording artist exploded onto the music scene in 2004 with her hit single "Goodies," followed by "1, 2 Step," "Oh" and "And I" pushing her debut album, also entitled "Goodies," to triple platinum status. Ciara's introduction to the world asserted that she is a strong, independent woman whose talent speaks to a vast audience. Her sophomore project, "Fantasy Ride," on which Ciara collaborated with other superstar artists including Justin Timberlake, Ludacris and Young Jeezy, followed up by her most recent release, "Basic Instinct," have solidified her as a major force in the music business with her silky voice, no-nonsense attitude, and incredible dance moves.
Recently signing to Epic Records, Ciara is back under the leadership of Antonio ‘LA' Reid, who discovered her nearly 10 years ago. She is gearing up to release her new single "Sweat," with her fifth album coming early fall 2012.
Her distinctive beauty has led to modeling opportunities and her talent coupled with a magnetic screen presence has jumpstarted a promising acting career. Recently honored by the Candies Foundation for her work to raise awareness about teen pregnancy prevention and as an ambassador for non-profit organizations including VH1's Save the Music Foundation and the Get Schooled Foundation, Ciara continues to be a role model both on and off the stage.
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