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‘Jackass Forever’s Steve-O, Wee Man, and Chris Pontius on Trading Stunts, Spike Jonze, and If They’re Allowed to Use a Safe Word on Set

With director Jeff Tremaine’s Jackass Forever opening in theaters this weekend, I recently got to speak with Wee Man, Chris Pontius, and Steve-O about the making of the Jackass sequel. As a longtime fan of the Jackass series, I’m happy to report the new film will make you laugh a lot, and it’ll probably make you look away from the screen a few times. Besides Wee Man, Pontius, and Steve-O, Jackass Forever stars Johnny Knoxville, Danger Ehren, Dave England, Preston Lacy. The new cast members being added to Jackass Forever include Sean “Poopies” McInerney and Jasper Dolphin, both of which starred in the recent Jackass Shark Week special, Too Stupid To Die’s Zach Holmes, the mononymous Jasper, Eric Manaka, and Rachel Wolfson. You can also look forward to seeing skating legend Tony Hawk, Tyler the Creator, UFC champion Francis Ngannou, Chris Raab, Rob Dyrdek, Machine Gun Kelly, and Eric André.
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Spike Jonze has uncredited role in Sing 2

Spike Jonze has a secret role in 'Sing 2'. The 52-year-old actor-and-director isn't in the credits alongside the likes of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Bono, and Taron Egerton for the animated sequel, but filmmaker Garth Jennings revealed he had a memorable part to play in the project.
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‘Nine Days’ Helmer Edson Oda Talks Working With His Filmmaking ‘Hero’ Spike Jonze

Ever since “Nine Days” filmmaker Edson Oda won the Sundance Film Festival’s Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award in January 2020, the prize has been a great boost of confidence whenever a little imposter syndrome kicks in. “I keep it on another table so I can see it,” Edson tells Variety over Zoom, pointing at the trophy, which is just off camera. “When I’m writing, and I feel like, ‘Oh, this page sucks,’ I can just look at it and, at least, I have some recognition for writing that keeps me motivated to keep going.” It makes sense that the budding filmmaker is using...

Bam Margera Sues Paramount, Johnny Knoxville and Spike Jonze Over ‘Jackass Forever’ Firing

Bam Margera filed a lawsuit on Monday against Paramount, Johnny Knoxville and director Spike Jonze, alleging that he was wrongfully fired from the upcoming fourth installment of the “Jackass” film franchise. Margera, one of the stars of the original TV series and the subsequent films, was fired last fall, after allegedly testing positive for Adderall, violating the terms of a “wellness agreement” he signed with the film’s producers. Margera has been in and out of rehab several times over the last decade. According to his lawsuit, Jonze, director Jeffrey Tremaine and Knoxville coerced him into signing the “wellness agreement” while he was...