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Riz Ahmed: ‘I am happiest when feeling challenged or overwhelmed’

The actor and rapper on social media, home-cooked curry and letting goBorn in London, Riz Ahmed, 38, studied politics, philosophy and economics at Oxford University. His films include Four Lions, Rogue One and Venom; he won an Emmy for his role in the miniseries The Night Of. He has been nominated for a best actor […]

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Drew Barrymore Tribeca comedy ‘The Stand-In’ finds US home

Jamie Babbit directed from screenplay by Sam Bain (Four Lions).Saban Films has acquired North American rights to Drew Barrymore dual role comedy and official Tribeca Film Festival selection The Stand-In.The Exchange handles international sales on the story about a disaffected comedy actress who uses her adoring stand-in to play her in life as she tries […]

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Film Review: ‘The Day Shall Come’

“This plays like a penny whistle jammed up an orangutan’s butt.” Lines like that come easy to English writer-director Chris Morris, whose satirical sensibility has made him one of “Veep” creator Armando Iannucci’s inner-circle collaborators and a bit of a controversy magnet in his own right. Remember “Four Lions,” the unapologetically offensive 2010 comedy about […]

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Kumail Nanjiani to Star in Spy Action Comedy ‘No Glory’ for Adam McKay

Kumail Nanjiani is teaming up with Adam McKay‘s Gary Sanchez Productions for No Glory, a spy action comedy based on a true story. Sam Bain, writer of the horror comedy Corporate Animals and the extremely dark (but funny!) comedy Four Lions, will adapt a still-unpublished manuscript from National Security Operative and author Scott Shephard. Specifics […]

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