JACK HOPS ONTO DVD AND VHS JUNE 24
news of the Kangaroo Jack DVD release was taken from the business
Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 25, 2003--Warner Home Video:
Hours of Laughter Just in Time for Summer Vacation Featuring a Talking
and Rapping Kangaroo and a Young and Hip Cast of Jerry O'Connell,
Anthony Anderson and Estella Warren
-- "Here's an action comedy for the entire family." -Jim
On June 24, jump into the adventure of the summer as Warner Home Video
(WHV) releases the hilarious, live-action $66 million box office hit
"Kangaroo Jack." An outrageous Outback comedy packed with
fun and original special features, "Kangaroo Jack" is available
on DVD in both widescreen and full-screen formats for $27.98 SRP and
VHS for $22.99 SRP.
He put the money in his jacket ... and the jacket on a kangaroo ...
and now it's gone! The chase is on and so is the fun when two Brooklyn
buddies sent to Australia to deliver $50,000 cross paths with Kangaroo
Jack, a prankster of a 'roo who sprints off with the loot. Producer
Jerry Bruckheimer ("Armageddon," "Remember the Titans")
brings his adrenaline-rush style to this family crowd-pleaser.
The DVD packs a punch with special features including:
-- Casting Sessions: Uncut -- Outrageous animal auditions.
-- Gags and Outtakes: Side-splitting cutting room floor goodies.
-- Jackie Legs' Dance Grooves: Learn how to do Jackie's cool
-- Behind the Gas: The sound mixer's job of finding the perfect
sound for the flatulent camel.
-- Marsupial Magic: How Jackie was transformed from Outback
wannabe to screen sensation ... in his own words.
-- 2 Audio Commentaries: One by Kangaroo Jack himself, the other
by Jack's good buddies Jerry O'Connell, Anthony Anderson,
Estella Warren, director David McNally, writers Steve Bing and
Scott Rosenberg and visual effects supervisor Hoyt Yeatman.
Hopping promotions including a sweepstakes with a grand prize of a
family trip to Australia, 5 first prizes of a Pentax digital camera
and 10 second prizes of a $100 AT&T calling card, will support
the video release. Consumers who buy "Kangaroo Jack" will
receive a free DVD when they purchase an additional DVD from a select
list (plus $3.25 in shipping and handling). Promotion details are
subject to change.
For more information on this and other titles distributed by Warner
Home Video, visit www.whvdirect.com.
COMMENTS ON "FIRST DAUGHTER"
the latest news about the movie "First Daughter" which Jerry
wrote and is executive producing.
Online Movie Scoop with Anderson Jones
Race Is On: You may have heard about the upcoming movie about
the President's daughter who gets into trouble when she starts hanging
around her new boyfriend. In fact, you may have heard about two such
upcoming movies. That's Hollywood, a town that never met an idea it
didn't like enough to do it twice. Kangaroo Jack star Jerry O'Connell
wrote First Daughter years ago, and it got stuck in development hell
until Forest Whitaker showed up.
tells me he picked Whitaker because "he can handle the balance
between the guy's story and more emotional girl's story," he
says. "He was the only man for the job." Essentially, First
Daughter follows the exploits of the President's teenage daughter,
who wants to date a regular guy. O'Connell says he isn't bothered
by the fact that a very similar story is being made at another studio,
with Mandy Moore attached.
how it goes," he says. "I may have been the first one to
write the script, and while it's in the WGA, it's no patented invention.
It actually helps my project, because it's been in development for
years, and it was only after they heard about the Mandy Moore project
that they put it on the fast track. We've been developing it for a
couple of years. It's not a script we made from a TV movie."
So, that other project may have Moore, but there's talk that Katie
Holmes may sign on to O'Connell's project. Although he intends to
exec produce, he doesn't have plans to star. He's just hoping they'll
attach starlets to knockoffs of his other projects in development.
"That way, they'll get made, as well."
PART IN THE NEXT SPIDER-MAN MOVIE?
Online's Anderson Jones, Jerry may be up for a part in the next
Casting News: Speaking of O'Connell, some digging around the Sony
lot turned up word that he may be up for a spot in The Amazing Spider-Man
as a competing love interest for Kirsten Dunst--not as Spidey, Maguire's
bad back or no.
APPEARANCE - LAST CALL
O'Connell is scheduled to appear on Last Call with Carson Daily the
evening of Tuesday, March 25th (Early morning Wednesday March 26th at
1:35 am Pacific). Carson will be airing footage from Jerry's day at
the Oakland A's training
camp taped in February. Thanks to HTZone for passing along the news.
called in to Los Angeles FM Talk Radio 97.1 KLSX to talk to "Film
Freak" Leo Quinones about the possibility of playing Superman.
Go to the FilmFreak.com
Vault to listen to an mp3 recording of the interview. Thanks to
Mocojono for sharing the news.
AT TEEN SCENE
Scene Magazine.com has an interview with Jerry O'Connell and Anthony
Anderson promoting Kangaroo Jack. To read the full article go to teen.dim8.net.
Here are a few interesting pieces from the article.
some of you may have enjoyed seeing O'Connell in "Tomcats"
don't expect to see him play those types of roles again. "I wasn't
at the premiere because I was in Australia. I sent my parents, my
mother goes to see everything I do. My mother literally loves everything
that I do. I expected her to think that the movie was really funny
but my mother went, 'uh, Jerry, it was so stupid. It was just so gratuitous
and you saying bleep and all the girls taking their shirts off. It
was just stupid.' I was really scared because I had made a really
dumb movie," Jerry tells. Hoping to move in a new direction Jerry
jumped on-board "Kangaroo Jack" which has a PG rating. "We
hadn't started shooting Kangaroo Jack yet and I was like, we're going
to make this a good kids movie. Nobody is going to curse and my mother
is going to love it."
"Kangaroo Jack" Jerry and Anthony are friends from Brooklyn.
Which isn't far from the truth. While the two had only met once before
shooting the movie the two have since become great buddies. "We
were actually on the set of 20th Century Fox and I was there pitching
a movie," tells Anderson. "Jerry was there pitching a movie
and he was walking by and one of the producers that was attached to
my project was like, 'that's my buddy Jerry O'Connell' and I was looking
at him and I was like, 'hey, is he gay?' And he was like 'no, I don't
think so.' and I said 'call him over. I'll find out.' So he calls
him over." "And he tries to kiss me," Jerry laughs.
"So we had a mutual respect for each other's work. A year later,
fast forward to that, there's a script that he's already attached
to and we meet. We're represented by the same agency and they thought
it would be a good idea if we met before we auditioned, so we met
an hour before," Anthony explains. "So, we meet up at breakfast
at Norms. Anthony was shocked that I was at Norms. He was like, (in
an imitation of Anthony's accent) 'I didn't know white people came
to Norms. You an international movie star and you getting the $1.99
steak and eggs. Good for you, man. Keeping it real.' So we get in
a room and one of the scenes we have to do is the fight scene in the
desert. Cut to Anthony holding me upside down by my ankles; Anthony
on his back spinning me around. The whole room is laughing hysterically
and we literally walked out of that room and walked directly onto
a plane to Australia. It was just that easy," tells Jerry. "Jerry
and I have been the best of friends since the day we met to now. We
might not get to see each other for months but we're like little girls.
We're chatty on the phone," Anthony smiles.
In the past Jerry appeared on the television series "Crossing
Jordan." With the popularity of his character he will now be
getting his own series currently titled, "Sunset Division"
which they will be filming the pilot for within the next few weeks.
"When I went on Crossing Jordan, I wanted to play an adult. I
wanted to put on a suit and tie everyday and have a job that I did.
Crossing Jordan came up and I met with Jill Hennessy and she's adorable.
I thought, why not do this. Then, my character became pretty popular
on the show. I got offered another show to do, but before I took that,
they offered me this one."
Caroline Kim, Movie Reviews Editor & Chad Kennedy, Editor-in-Chief
DAUGHTER" SLATED FOR MAY PRODUCTION
in 1999 Jerry sold his first movie script to New Regency titled "First
Daughter." According to the Reuters
article posted today at Yahoo! News, Forest Whitaker has signed
on to direct the film and casting should be completed within the next
few weeks. Jerry had originally planned to play the role of the young
secret service agent sent to keep an eye on the president's college
age daughter, but now he will serve as executive producer. "First
Daughter" is produced by 20th Century Fox-based Davis Entertainment
president Wyck Godfrey. Here is the full article from Reuters (thanks
to Shari_Lynn for passing this along):
Rival 'First Daughter' Films Vie to Be First
Thu Mar 13, 3:02 AM ET
Claude Brodesser and Dana Harris
(Variety) - Who will have the first "First Daughter?"
Whitaker (news) has signed on to direct the romantic comedy "First
Daughter" for Regency Enterprises. Simultaneously, Alcon Entertainment
is in pre-production on its own "First Daughter," a romantic
comedy to star Mandy Moore (news) that will serve as TV helmer Andy
Cadiff's feature directing debut.
project is slated to begin production in mid-May. Meanwhile, Alcon
will begin production May 17 in London and distributor Warner Bros.
plans to release the film in January 2004.
Regency, "First Daughter" is the tale of the college-age
daughter of the U.S. president who insists on going to college without
a retinue of Secret Service agents. The president agrees, but slips
a downy-faced agent into the school to watch her. They fall in love
-- until she figures out his identity.
Alcon's "First Daughter," the U.S. president's 18-year-old
daughter gives the Secret Service (news - web sites) the slip to go
on a romantic European road trip unsupervised by the earpiece set.
projects aren't unusual in Hollywood -- witness the recent race to
bring "Frida" to the screen, or the bakeoffs between "Deep
Impact" and "Meteor" or "Red Planet" and
"Mission to Mars." However, it's unusual to see two competing
projects move into production in nearly perfect lockstep.
arrival of Whitaker kicks into high gear a project acquired in March
1999 from actor-turned-scribe Jerry O'Connell (news) ("Jerry
Maguire"). It was rewritten by "Bring It On" scribe
Jessica Bendinger, who also recently penned Jonathan Demme's "The
Truth About Charlie."
was to have initially played the secret agent, but now will executive
produce. Casting is under way and should be complete in the next two
weeks, a Regency spokesman said.
"First Daughter" is produced by 20th Century Fox-based Davis
Entertainment president Wyck Godfrey.
Alcon execs have spent the last two months prepping "First Daughter,"
penned by scribes Derek Guiley and David Schneiderman and rewritten
by Randi Singer ("Mrs. Doubtfire"). Alcon announced its
acquisition of the spec script in late 2000.
Alcon film will be produced by David Parfitt ("Shakespeare in
Love"), among others.
FOR JERRY AS SUPERMAN
is running an online poll where readers can vote for who they'd like
to see play the Man of Steel. If you'd like to show your support for
Jerry just go to Zap2it.com
Movies > Features.
ATTENDS STRANGE INVISIBLE PARFUMERIE PARTY
O'Connell was among the guests who attended the Alex Balahoutis Strange
Invisible Parfumerie Party at a Venice, California boutique on March
6th. Jerry was photographed with the likes of Cuba Gooding Jr., Jerry
Bruckheimer, and one 'Mystery Blonde' who is now confirmed as E! News
Live's Giulianna. To view the photos from the party visit wireimage.com.
(Thanks to Shari_Lynn for sharing the news)
CROSSING JORDAN PHOTOS
has 2 new photos of Jerry from the Crossing Jordan episode "Strangled."
rumors are flying - just who will play the Man of Steel in the new Superman
movie? This news was reported on E! News live on Tuesday March 4th and
can be found at moviehole.net
(Thanks to Clint at Moviehole.net for passing along the news):
O'Connell the new "Superman"?
Kristin from E News Live says she's got it on good authority that
Jerry O'Connell is being looked at to play Superman. The show announced
the news on yesterday's program, remarking on how fans of Connell's
"Crossing Jordan" have been missing his absence for the
past weeks. They then came up with the news that he might be the new
Superman - so don't go missing him too much just yet. Could be just
another rumour of a rumour of a rumour...or could it?
Jerry's manager denied the rumor on Thursday March 6th at Zap2it.com:
Yet the rumors
are still flying fast and furious on who will get to play the superhero
in director Brett Ratner's ("Red Dragon," "Rush Hour"
) upcoming film for Warner Bros. The latest actor to join the list
of contenders is Jerry O'Connell, who is reportedly being tested for
the role, but that information appears to be incorrect.
are testing people for the role right now, and he is not
one of the people that they are testing," according to O'Connell's
know it, Jerry personally reconfirms the rumor with Andy in the Friday
March 7th edition of Movie
Scoop at E! Online.
Big O: Like, for instance, the casting of Jerry O'Connell.
I'm definitely right in there," O'Connell tells me, over his
cell phone. "There is some stiff competition, but I guarantee
you I can do more push-ups than all those other guys." (As anyone
who has seen Kangaroo Jack can testify.) O'Connell, who has already
screen-tested for the Man of Steel, may also have an in with director
Brett Ratner. You see, back at NYU, Ratner served as O'Connell's senior
advisor when he was a freshman. At the very least, it makes good copy,
and sometimes that matters more than you know.
there are at least two other actors in the running ahead of O'Connell,
but their identities are top secret.
are guys in front of me that have nominations," O'Connell says.
"The only thing I've been nominated for is best attendance for
physical education in junior high. Whether it happens or not, I'm
in this business for the long haul. I know for a fact that I look
good in blue Spandex. If it doesn't happen, Space Ghost is always
Online also has a write-up on the latest superman rumors.
MORNING HERALD INTERVIEW
recently conducted an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald to promote
Kangaroo Jack. You can read the article at smh.com.au.
Kangaroo Jack opens in Australian theaters on April 10th.
seems that Jerry's been spotted out and about in L.A. with a new mystery
blonde. He attended the screening of "Cradle to the Grave"
in Westwood on February 27 with a blonde "guest" by his side.
(She certainly looks a lot like E!
News Live's Giuliana). View images from the screening at Wireimage.com.
Casablanca also reported on this Jerry sighting in his February
a bite of something a little more sizzling was the always tasty...
Jerry O'Connell, buying reserved tickets for Old School at the Pacific
Grove Theaters on Sunday night. Third Street and Fairfax. The Crossing
Jordan detective strolled up to the box office with a regular (as
of late) hot blonde on his arm and ordered up two balcony tickets.
Oh, dear, such a perfect spot for necking, wouldn't you agree? Could
this pussy-galore gonzo be settling down? Only time will tell on that
one, mes cheris.
MONTHLY TV SCHEDULE
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