“Napoleon Dynamite” helmer Jared Hess is set to direct Disney’s family comedy “Overnight at 42nd Street.” Neal Moritz and Ori Marmur will produce from a script by Oren Uziel. Described as “Home Alone”…
The Sundance Institute Next Fest will kick off with a 10th anniversary screening of “Napoleon Dynamite” on Aug. 7 at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. The film, starring Jon Heder and directed by Jared…
Like Shannon Hale's cleverly conceived chick-lit novel, in which a diehard Janeite dreams of Regency Era courtship at an English literary theme park, this genial adaptation by "Napoleon Dynamite"…
Relativity Media is in negotiations to acquire "Loomis Fargo," a bank heist comedy that Jim Carrey is in talks to topline for director Jared Hess ("Napoleon Dynamite") and producers Lorne Michaels…
Disney and producer Scott Rudin are getting an old pet project back up and running, tapping "Napoleon Dynamite" director Jared Hess to helm the long-gestating sci-fi family comedy "The Pet."
The makers of the cult hit "Napoleon Dynamite" have filed suit seeking at least $10 million in homevideo royalties they say they are owed by distributor Fox Searchlight.
Co-writers Jared and Jerusha Hess have concocted a fresh batch of socially awkward characters to do their comic bidding.
The character of Fred Simmons is a Cliff Clavin-esque sensei deluxe in "The Foot Fist Way," a low-budget, low-flying farce a la "Napoleon Dynamite" or "Jackass: The Movie." A film crying out to be…
Although its marketing campaign stresses Jack Black in tights, "Nacho Libre" strikes a delicate balance of whimsy and absurdity that may surprise auds primed to expect wall-to-wall slapstick. This…
Absurdist piece about a rural community of clueless cretins who careen through life like poorly played pinballs represents the definition of the comedy of condescension and ridicule. Lots of laughs…