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Josh Duhamel To Make Directing Debut On WWE Studios’ ‘The Buddy Games’

Posted by Staff in Jul 04,2017 with No Comments

Josh Duhamel will make his directorial debut for WWE Studios on The Buddy Games. He also will star in the film alongside wrestling star Seamus and Nick Swardson. Actually, you would know all this if you were watching WWE Raw, as Duhamel just announced it on the broadcast.

Duhamel, who just opened in Transformers: The Last Knight, wrote the script with Jude Weng and Bob Schwartz. The premise: A group of thirtysomething friends reunite to play the Buddy Game. That is a wild assortment of absurd physical and mental challenges. In the process, they heal old wounds, right past wrongs and figure out the true meaning of friendship — or die trying. The film will begin shooting August in Vancouver. Duhamel will produce with Jude Weng and WWE Studios president Michael Luisi.

Duhamel is repped by ICM Partners and John Carrabino Management. [Source]

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GMC Partners with Josh Duhamel to Provide Smart Homes for Injured Service Members

Posted by Staff in May 21,2016 with 1 Comment

The General Motors Company has been a supporter of the US military for more than 100 years, offering veteran support programs, employment programs, and an automotive military discount, but GMC has recently announced a new initiative that will help build smart homes for injured military members.

As a continuation of the #enlistme campaign that began in 2015, the GMC brand is asking Americans for help in achieving the goal of veteran support program, Building for America’s Bravest, which has the desire to build more than 200 life-changing smart homes for handicapped servicemen and women.

GMC has already committed up to $2 million for this project through the end of 2016 and the brand also partnered with Hollywood star Josh Duhamel, who will serve as its #enlistme campaign ambassador. Duhamel grew up near a military base in North Dakota and his aunt and grandfather are both military veterans.

“I feel it’s my duty as an American, and as a supporter of our veterans, to do as much as I can to bring awareness to the work of Building for America’s Bravest,” Duhamel is quoted as saying in a GMC press release. “I hope you will join me in enlisting to support this incredible cause.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Misconduct DVD: Anthony Hopkins, Josh Duhamel, Al Pacino Movie Hits Blu-Ray Release Date!

Posted by Staff in Apr 21,2016 with No Comments

Lionsgate Home Entertainment brings audiences the DVD and Blu-Ray of Misconduct. As the legal thriller hits its release date, check out this special features clip from the star-studded movie featuring powerhouse performances by Anthony Hopkins, Josh Duhamel, and Al Pacino.

According to Indiewire, the plot follows Ben (Duhamel), as a determined and enthusiastic corporate lawyer. Ben then finds himself caught in between a powerful and corrupt pharmaceutical executive (Hopkins), and his firm’s partner (Pacino). When the firm’s partner seems to have his own ulterior motives, the lawyer becomes trapped by the two towering figures. Ben must race against the clock to discover the truth to protect himself, his loved ones, and the people he was hired to legally defend.

In an interview with USA Today, first-time director Shintaro Shimosawa discusses working with the two most revered actors in the industry, “Working with two of this generation’s greatest actors was everything you could imagine – terrifying, humbling, mentoring but ultimately the most gratifying experience of my life.”

To prepare for their roles, the Any Given Sunday actor adopted a New Orleans accent and worked with FBI Profiler Jim Clemente. As research, Clemente explained to Pacino how his high-powered legal character is also a sociopath. The Silence of the Lambs actor knew a man 40 years ago who worked for the Israeli Secret Service to capture his corrupt billionaire.

Shimosawa adds, “Anthony always felt a scary feeling about him (even if) this man never spoke aggressively or threateningly. He knew this man was deadly. Anthony was chilling on camera, but between takes he couldn’t be a friendlier guy.”

Misconduct arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on April 19th.

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North Dakota Travel Guide features Minot native Josh Duhamel

Posted by Staff in Feb 05,2016 with No Comments

North Dakota’s latest tourism campaign hopes to cash in on some native star power.

Actor Josh Duhamel, originally of Minot, is unveiling the campaign today on NBC’s “The Today Show” in New York as part of an effort to entice tourists to North Dakota using himself as a state ambassador.

The campaign will feature Duhamel in a series of promotional materials including the 2016 North Dakota Travel Guide, and its companion, the Hunting & Fishing Guide.

The cover of the Travel Guide features Duhamel on a bluff overlooking the Little Missouri River inside the Theodore Roosevelt National Park’s South Unit near Medora.

Both booklets are updated and released annually by the North Dakota Department of Commerce’s Tourism Division, and each pictures various photos of Duhamel enjoying recreational offerings across the state, such as fishing in Devils Lake, hiking through Theodore Roosevelt National Park and hamming it up with historical reenactors at Fort Mandan.

Along with the print ads, the campaign also features TV spots starring Duhamel, including one shot in downtown Fargo on Broadway.

The actor was brought on to the project last summer for a sum of $475,000 and will also be featured in next year’s Travel Guide. [Source]

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Josh Duhamel shoots tourism commercial in downtown Fargo

Posted by Staff in Aug 22,2015 with No Comments

Downtown Fargo and the Fargo Theatre were the backdrop Sunday for a film shoot featuring movie star and Minot, N.D., native Josh Duhamel.

Rocking a crisp white shirt and dark suit and tie, Duhamel walked through a medley of settings showcasing what North Dakota has to offer, including fine dining, world-class sports teams and the actual wood chipper from the cult movie hit “Fargo.”

“Something new and fun around every corner,” Duhamel said as he delivered his lines that are part of the latest creative campaign for North Dakota tourism.

Print, TV and multimedia spots based on Sunday’s shoot and other production efforts will begin running early in 2016.

“The whole shoot is a week long,” said Sara Otte Coleman, North Dakota’s tourism director.

She added the shoot will wrap up about Wednesday.

As a major part of the campaign, Duhamel has been filmed in a number of locations around the state, according to Otte Coleman, who added it’s not the actor’s first involvement with North Dakota tourism. Read the rest of this entry »

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Josh Duhamel, Alice Eve to Star in Legal Thriller ‘Beyond Deceit’

Posted by Staff in Mar 12,2015 with No Comments

Josh Duhamel and Alice Eve have joined Anthony Hopkins and Al Pacino in Beyond Deceit, a legal thriller that will mark the directorial debut of screenwriter Shintaro Shimosawa.

Glen Powell, who will appear in Ryan Murphy’s upcoming Scream Queens, and Leah McKendrick are also joining the cast, which already includes Malin Akerman and Byung-hun Lee.

Duhamel is stepping into the shoes previously worn by Dan Stevens, who dropped out due to a conflict with Disney’s live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast.

Duhamel will now star as an ambitious young lawyer who takes on a big case against a ruthless executive of a pharmaceutical company, only to find himself drawn into a murder case in which he is the prime suspect. Eve portrays his wife.

The script was written by Adam Mason and Simon Boyes with a rewrite by Shimosawa.

Jonathan Senger and Ellen Wander are producing.

Duhamel last starred with Emmy Rossum and Hilary Swank in You’re Not You and is now on TV starring in CBS’ Battle Creek, the new cop show from Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan. He is repped by ICM Partners, John Carrabino Management and Hansen Jacobson.

Eve last shot thriller Criminal, from Millennium Films, in which she stars alongside Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Costner and Gal Gadot. She is due to reprise her role as Carol in Star Trek 3 and has Neil LaBute‘s Dirty Weekend premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival. She is repped by CAA and Untitled Entertainment. [Source]

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‘Battle Creek’ episode 2 preview: What’s next for Josh Duhamel, Dean Winters, cast?

Posted by Staff in Mar 08,2015 with No Comments

Did you enjoy the premiere of “Battle Creek” on CBS Sunday night? We certainly did. It is enough of a traditional cop show to feel familiar, but you’ve got two great leads in Josh Duhamel and Dean Winters to go along with a tone that allows for just a little bit of comedy. There’s some potential here for this to be the sort of series that sticks around for a long time, but it will depend ultimately on the ratings that come out tomorrow.

What we can say for now is that we absolutely love the title for the next new episode “Syruptitious.” We’re going to celebrate any time that we have a cheesy pun like this. The reason that this title is such is because maple syrup is going to be a huge theme in the latest investigation. Take a look at the synopsis below:

“Special Agent Milt Chamberlain and Det. Russ Agnew go undercover as distillers to infiltrate the world of Battle Creek’s maple syrup cartels when a murder victim is found to have drowned in the gooey breakfast condiment. Meanwhile, Det. Font White goes to war with his medical marijuana dealer.“

We have to say first and foremost that we’re not entirely sure that we ever imagined the words “maple syrup cartels” being used next to each other once in our entire life. Yet, we very much approve of it after the fact.

Hopefully, we’re going to see more entertaining moments on the show moving forward, as it is starting to be clear that Milt is going to be sticking around for a little while. We’ll have some further news soon. [Source]

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Josh Duhamel, Ernie Hudson Suit Up For ‘The Wrong Stuff’

Posted by Staff in Mar 01,2015 with No Comments

Josh Duhamel and Ernie Hudson, who last worked together opposite Hilary Swank and Loretta Devine in the ensemble drama You’re Not You from eOne, are coming together again in the baseball drama The Wrong Stuff, based on the bestselling memoir by ex-pitcher Bill “Spaceman” Lee and Richard Lally. The film is being directed by Brett Rapkin and produced by Stephen Nemeth, co-produced by Betsy Stahl and executive produced by Ron Shelton (White Men Can’t Jump) and Eric Gagne. Rapkin also penned the script. Shooting is expected to begin next week in Los Angeles.

Set in the 1980s, the film chronicles the downward spiral of Major League pitcher Lee, a hot-tempered, self-serving madman unable to see himself as anything other than a baseball player. Duhamel is cast as the volatile Lee. Hudson will portray Joe, the only black player and first baseman for the all-white, French Canadian Longeuil Senators amateur club. Hudson’s character, an experienced player with 30 years in the sport, is the stabilizing force on the scrappy team.

Duhamel starred in several of the Transformers films and also stars in the CBS crime drama series Battle Creek, which premieres Sunday. Hudson is best known, perhaps, for his turn in the beloved comedy Ghostbusters. [Source]

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Trailer for Vince Gilligan and David Shore’s Battle Creek

Posted by Staff in Jan 12,2015 with No Comments

CBS has debuted a trailer for Battle Creek, a new police drama from Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad) and David Shore (House), which is set to star Josh Duhamel (Transformers) and Dean Winters (Law & Order: SVU) as two police detectives with differing views and tactics on solving crime.

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