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MARK WATERS TO DIRECT BAD SANTA 2 FOR MIRAMAX® AND BROAD GREEN. Miramax® and Broad Green Pictures announced today that Mark Waters will direct Golden Globe nominee Billy Bob Thornton (television series ”Fargo”, Sling Blade, Simple Plan, Bandits) in BAD SANTA 2 from a screenplay by Johnny Rosenthal, Doug Ellin (“Entourage”) and Shauna Cross (If I Stay, Whip It). Original cast members Tony Cox and Brett Kelly are also confirmed to return as Marcus and Thurman Merman, respectively. Geyer Kosinski (The Astronaut Farmer, The Bad News Bears, television series “Fargo”) will produce. Miramax’s Zanne Devine (Easy A, Mr. Holmes) and David Thwaites (Black Swan, What To Expect When You’re Expecting), Broad Green’s Gabriel and Daniel Hammond, and Mark Waters and Jessica Tuchinsky will serve as executive producers. Waters has directed many box office comedy hits including Freaky Friday and Mean Girls. As recently announced, Miramax® will partner with Broad Green Pictures to co-financ

Bad Santa 2 Begins Filming In January

Miramax and Broad Green Pictures have announced that Thornton will reprise his role as Willie Soke, and production on " Bad Santa 2 " will start in January in Montreal, Quebec. However, there's not much else in the way of details. There's no word on who has penned the script, or who will be directing. Steve Pink ("Hot Tub Time Machine," "About Last Night") and Doug Ellin ("Entourage") had been linked to the project in the past, but that was a long time ago. As for original helmer Terry Zwigoff, don't count on him returning behind the camera. Please Leave A Comment-

HBO Orders "Da Brick" From Spike Lee

HBO is stepping into the the boxing ring with Mike Tyson , Spike Lee and Doug Ellin . The premium cable network has ordered a pilot for Da Brick , a boxing drama project loosely based on former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson’s early life in the ring. The project hails from Tyson, along with Lee, L.A. Riots' John Ridley, Entourage creator Ellin and his producing partner Jim Lefkowitz. Lee is set to direct with Ridley on board to write and serve as showrunner. It will be set in Newark, N.J., which is often dubbed "Brick City." Much as Entourage was inspired by producer Mark Wahlberg's life, Da Brick will reflect aspects of Tyson's upbringing. It marks the latest in a string of Hollywood projects for Tyson, who has turned up in the Hangover franchise as well as Animal Planet's Taking on Tyson. Last season, he added a cameo on Entourage to his resume. For his part, Ellin has a comedy vehicle with Ed Burns set up at HBO and will wrap up Entour

"Entourage" Heading To The Big Screen

"Entourage" Heading To The Big Screen Two more seasons of HBO's "Entourage" and then a movie? That seems to be the plan, according to the show's executive producer Mark Wahlberg. Asked about the future of the comedy series, which recently was picked up for a seventh cycle coming off one of its strongest seasons, Wahlberg indicated that he believes there are two more seasons left in the show. "We'll see; there could be more," he said at the premiere of his latest film, "The Lovely Bones." "But then, a movie." HBO seems on board with the idea. "It is not out of the realm of possibility," an HBO spokeswoman said about the prospect of an "Entourage" movie. "Right now, the creators are concentrating on the new season." In following a successful series run with a movie, the Doug Ellin-created "Entourage" would mirror another long-running HBO comedy, "Sex and the City." Please Lea