The comedy Fool’s Paradise arrives on Blu-ray (plus digital) and DVD July 18 from Lionsgate.
Written, starring and directed by Charlie Day (TV’s “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” Fist Fight, Horrible Bosses), it’s a tale of mistaken identities and outlandish schemes, as a motley crew of eccentric characters stumbles their way through a paradise where the line between fools and geniuses becomes blurred. The film also stars Jason Bateman (Primetime Emmy: TV’s “Ozark,” “Arrested Development”) and Jason Sudeikis (Primetime Emmy: TV’s “Ted Lasso,” Colossal, We’re the Millers).
The comedy follows an ordinary guy (Day) who happens to be a dead ringer for a hot-headed movie star. When he replaces the movie star in a major film, he becomes an accidental celebrity thrown into a fever dream of Hollywood fame brought to life by a stellar cast, including Ken Jeong, Kate Beckinsale, Adrien Brody, Sudeikis, Edie Falco, Bateman, Common and Ray Liotta.
Lionsgate’s Summit Premiere will release the action-thriller Hunter Killer digitally Jan. 15, and on Blu-ray, DVD and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Jan. 29.
Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman, Linda Cardellini, Common and Toby Stephens star in the story of an American submarine captain (Butler) who gets caught up in an effort to rescue the Russian president from a coup.
The film earned $15.8 million at the domestic box office.
Extras include a “Surface Tension: Declassifying Hunter Killer” featurette and an audio commentary with director Donovan Marsh.
The 4K Ultra HD combo pack will include Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos audio.
The animated Smallfoot will come out on digital (including Movies Anywhere) Dec. 4 and Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD Dec. 11 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.
The film, featuring music by Zendaya and Common, turns the Bigfoot legend upside down when a bright young Yeti (voice of Channing Tatum) finds something he thought didn’t exist — a human. News of the “smallfoot,” Percy (voice of James Corden), throws the simple Yeti community into an uproar over what else might be out there in the big world beyond their snowy village. The film also features the voice talent of Zendaya, Common, LeBron James, Danny DeVito, Gina Rodriguez, Yara Shahidi, Ely Henry and Jimmy Tatro.
The Blu-ray Combo Pack, which features a Blu-ray disc, a DVD and a digital version of the movie, includes an interactive sing-along that lets viewers follow the words of their favorite songs from the film. Other bonuses include:
the “Super Soozie” Mini Movie, with custom animation featuring the yeti toddler Soozie;
Migo in “The Secret of the Yeti Stones,” a featurette with Tatum;
“Yeti or Not, Here They Come! Imagining Smallfoot,” a making of featurette;
the Nial Horran “Finally Free” music video;
the Cyn “Moment of Truth” music video;
the “Wonderful Life: In 28 Languages, Sung Around the World” music video; and
DVD bonus features include “Yeti or Not, Here They Come! Imagining Smallfoot.”
Lionsgate will release A Happening of Monumental Proportions, the directorial debut from actress Judy Greer, on DVD, digital and on demand Oct. 23.
The comedy takes place over the course of one day and follows a group of school administrators as they find themselves caught up in a sex scandal that leads to the discovery of the dead body of the school’s groundskeeper. The cast includes Common, Jennifer Garner, Katie Holmes, John Cho, Rob Riggle, Bradley Whitford, Anders Holm and Allison Janney.
Lionsgate has signed an overall television deal with Oscarand Emmy winner Common and his Freedom Road Productions to develop and produce new television series.
Lionsgate Television Group Chairman Kevin Beggs made the announcement.
The agreement expands Lionsgate’s relationship with Common, who starred in installments of the studio’s John Wick and Now You See Me film franchises. Common’s additional film credits include starring roles in Wanted and Selma, for which he earned an Academy Award for the original song “Glory.” He also received an Emmy for his music in Ava DuVernay’s Oscar nominated and Emmy–winning documentary 13th. Common is currently starring in and executive producing the television series “The Chi”on Showtime, and his upcoming film projects include Warner Brothers’ Smallfoot, FOX’s The Hate U Give, Hunter Killer from Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment label and indie films Three Seconds and All About Nina.
“We’re thrilled to have the talented multi-hyphenate Common join our television team along with his longtime manager and producing partner Derek Dudley, President of Production Shelby Stone, and creative executive Melisa Resch,” said Lionsgate EVP and head of worldwide scripted television Chris Selak, in a statement. “Common’s expertise from working across all different artistic platforms offers a rich and exciting creative vision to our group. We look forward to the bold, premium content Freedom Road Productions will bring to our deep and diverse television slate.”
“I’m proud to expand my relationship with the innovative content creator Lionsgate,” said Common in a statement. “The studio offers a collaborative, creative freedom that is unique in the entertainment industry, which makes them a perfect partner for Freedom Road Productions. I’m looking forward to teaming up with Kevin, Chris and the Lionsgate collective on exciting and fresh television programming.”