Josh Gordon and Will Speck have signed a first-look deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment to develop and produce feature films.
Will Speck and Josh Gordon, aka the filmmaking duo Speck and Gordon, are known for their grown-up comedies like Blades of Glory (2007) and The Switch (2010). Following 2016's decidedly R-rated Office Christmas Party, the directors returned with something unexpected: Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (out now), their big screen adaptation of the best-selling children's book about a singing reptile.
They also talked about what it’s like test screening a movie for kids and future projects like ‘Distant’ with Anthony Ramos and ‘The Oregon Trail.’
More than a decade after the Marvel Cinematic Universe helped establish the comic book publisher as the premier brand in entertainment, the company has had to dig deeper into its canon of characters for new adaptations. That means things are going to get weird and pretty unique in some cases. Such is the cast with "Hit-Monkey," the latest Marvel animated series, which stars Jason Sudeikis, George Takei, Olivia Munn, and Fred Tatasciore, which makes its way to Hulu this week.
Universal has set release dates in 2022 and 2023 for three upcoming films from DreamWorks and Amblin, including titles led by “In The Heights” stars Anthony Ramos and Corey Hawkins.
DreamWorks’ sci-fi comedy “Distant,” which is set for release on March 11, 2022, stars Ramos as Andy, a blue-collar worker in space whose transport ship crash lands on an alien planet. With his suit’s AI (Zachary Quinto) providing no help, Andy has to find his way across the planet to find the one other survivor (Naomi Scott) before her escape pod runs out of air.
EXCLUSIVE; Sony Pictures has set Will Speck & Josh Gordon to direct Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, based on the bestselling Bernard Waber children’s book. Will Davies is adapting the screenplay and it will be a live-action hybrid film. The picture will be released July 22, 2022.
First published in 1965, the venerable children’s tale revolves around the title reptile who lives in a house on East 88th Street in New York City. Lyle enjoys helping the Primm family with everyday chores, and playing with the neighborhood kids. He’s the happiest crocodile any home ever had…until one neighbor insists that Lyle belongs in a zoo. Mr. Grumps and his cat, Loretta, don’t like crocodiles, and everything Lyle does to win them over seems to go wrong. It will take all of Lyle’s charm—and courage—to reveal the hero, and friend, behind the big crocodile smile.
Naomi Scott (Aladdin) has been cast in the sci-fi comedy Distant from Blades of Glory directors Will Speck and Josh Gordon. Per Deadline, she joins Hamilton’s Anthony Ramos in the film.
Distant follows “an asteroid miner who, after crash-landing on an alien planet, must contend with the challenges of his new surroundings, while making his way across the harsh terrain to the only other survivor – a woman who is trapped in her escape pod.”
Anthony Ramos will star in Amblin’s upcoming sci-fi comedy “Distant.”
“Blades of Glory” and “Office Christmas Party” directors Will Speck and Josh Gordon will helm the pic, written by Spenser Cohen.
The film tells the story of an asteroid miner who, after crash-landing on an alien planet, must contend with the challenges of his new surroundings, while making his way across the harsh terrain to the only other survivor — a woman who is trapped in her escape pod.
Directors Will Speck and Josh Gordon (aka - Speck & Gordon) have mined the rich depths of comedy as directors of successful Hollywood comedies. Office Christmas Party, Blades of Glory and The Switch were great successes under their watch.
Speck and Gordon's Donate Life PSA has garnered a total of 10 Cannes Lions: 3 Golds, 2 Silvers, and 5 Bronzes.
Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, T.J. Miller and Kate McKinnon will star in “Office Christmas Party,” a holiday comedy from DreamWorks Pictures.
Will Speck and Josh Gordon are directing the film, which follows a cast of characters who have to contend with an office party gone wrong. The project was an original pitch from Speck and Gordon with producer Guymon Casady.
Directing team Will Speck and Josh Gordon continue to deliver smart observational humor after a decade of top-notch work. The duo have directed hundreds of commercials and collected numerous awards for client's including Levi's, Pepsi, Visa, Mastercard, Samsung and GEICO.
Meet Devin & Glenn—two gents who met, fell in love, got married, and then had to deal with the consequences of that decision. From obnoxious in-laws (Tom Arnold) to passive aggressive fights over dinner, Devin & Glenn have the same problems that most married couples deal with—and that’s the point. The folks behind this video wanted to show that marriage is marriage regardless of the sexuality of its inhabitants. Their campaign, “Make Homosexuals Marry,” was created to “keep the ‘No on 8’ debate active in hopes that, through humor, a dialogue continues,” said writers/directors Will Speck and Josh Gordon.