Jason Sudeikis’ only connection with movies was his maternal uncle, actor George Wendt. The family moved to Kansas when Sudeikis was a child. He started his career as a comedian at ComedySportz in Kansas City. The upbringing in Kansas helped Sudeikis to a great extend to mold his career as a popular comedian. With the newfound confidence and popularity from the success at ComedySportz, Sudeikis moved to Chicago to join the famous ImprovOlympic. The young man soon landed a major role in the Second City’s National Touring Company and went on to become one of their most popular comedians.
Sudeikis’ breakout success at the Second City’s National Touring Company put him in the radar of the ‘Saturday Night Live’ producers. In 2003, he joined ‘Saturday Night Live’ as a writer, which was a fruitful partnership that lasted for more than a decade. He forayed into television in 2007 with the popular comedy show ’30 Rock.’ The Cameron Diaz comedy ‘What Happens in Vegas,’ the online show ‘The Line’ and the voice role in the popular video game ‘Grand Theft Auto IV’ soon followed. In 2010, Sudeikis emerged as one of the most popular comedians of his generation with back-to-back titles like ‘The Bounty Hunter,’ ‘Horrible Bosses’ and ‘Hail Pass.’ His other major works include ‘Eastbound and Down,’ ‘Horrible Bosses 2,’ ‘Colossal,’ and ‘Mother’s Day.’
Though Sudeikis has delivered numerous outstanding performances in his long career, the actor is still revered for his unforgettable ‘Saturday Night Live’ episodes. He started his random appearances in the show when he was a writer in the mid-2000s. He used to turn up as an audience member in between the host monologue routine every week. He left the cult television show in July 2013 and returned as a guest star in the years 2015, 2016 and 2019. So now you might be wondering what is the next Jason Sudeikis movie or TV show? Well, here’s the list of upcoming Jason Sudeikis films and TV shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Jason Sudeikis movies would be as good as some of his recent ones.
4. Booksmart (2019)
‘Booksmart’, a teen comedy, is the feature directorial debut of actress Olivia Wilde. The plot follows two high school girls named Amy and Molly (played by Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein respectively). Both the girls are known as two overachieving, hardworking, studious, and disciplined students at the school. But they are craving to break the image and plot a wild weekend getaway. Their plan is to make maximum out of the remaining days as high school students. But nothing goes as they planned and the weekend getaway turns out to be an embarrassing experience for both the childhood friends. Jason Sudeikis plays Amy and Molly’s principal, Mr. Brown, who works as a rideshare driver during nights. On the embarrassing night of the girls, he inadvertently crosses paths with them. The other cast includes Jessica Williams, Will Forte and Lisa Kudrow. Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins, Susanna Fogel, and Katie Silberman wrote the screenplay. Will Ferrell and Adam McKay serve as the executive producers of the movie. ‘Booksmart’ is slated for a May 24, 2019 release.
3. Lady Liberty (2018)
The upcoming comedy ‘Lady Liberty’ is described as an independent television project, directed and produced by Taylor Lee Nagel. The plot follows Shea Miller (played by Julia Lindon), an aspiring stand-up comedian who searches for her queer identity and artistic voice in the entertainment arena of New York City. She works as a personal assistant for a 43-year-old actor (played by Jason Sudeikis). The movie chronicles her transformation from a confused young woman to a confident and redefined individual who claims her queer identity. The other cast includes Rebecca Henderson, Karen Eilbacher, Yoni Lotan, and Chip Hamilton. Julia Lindon serves as the project creator and writer in the movie.
2. The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019)
‘The Angry Birds 2‘ is the sequel to the 2016 animated flick ‘Angry Birds Movie.’ The second installment reunites the voice cast that includes Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Bill Hader, Danny McBride, and Peter Dinklage. New members in the voice cast include Leslie Jones, Awkwafina, Brooklynn Prince, Rachel Bloom, Eugenio Derbez, and Sterling K. Brown among others. Sudeikis lends his voice to the outcast among the cheery birds on the island, Red. According to Sudeikis, Red is a bird with a temper problem. “It has put me in touch with my inner anger”, Sudeikis told reporters at the Angry Birds Movie “Sneak Beak” Footage Event in February. The actor also serves as the co-writer of the movie.
The movie, which is inspired by the popular game, centers on an island populated by chirpy and flightless birds. But the peace on the island is shattered when the mysterious green pigs turn up. Red, Chuck (voiced by Josh Gad) and Bomb (voiced by Danny McBride) set off to find out the pig’s real intention. The movie also features Bill Hader as the pigs’ spokesman Leonard. Country star Blake Shelton lends his voice to the cowboy pig, Earl. The sequel reportedly revolves around an unlikely alliance formed between the Birds and the Pigs, who now have a new common enemy — a mysterious purple bird named Zeta. Hailing from a faraway icy island, Zeta threatens the Islanders to invade their habitat. Leslie Jones lends her voice to the character of Zeta. The alliance kick-starts a new adventure for the Birds and the Pigs. ‘The Angry Birds Movie 2’ is directed by Thurop Van Orman from a screenplay by Peter Ackerman. The film is scheduled to release on August 16, 2019.
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1. El Tonto (TBA)
Director Charlie Day‘s directorial debut, ‘El Tonto‘ features an ensemble cast including Jason Sudeikis, John Malkovich, Kate Beckinsale, Jillian Bell, Charlie Day, and Edie Falco. The plot follows a village idiot named “The Fool” (played by Day). The mute simpleton’s mundane life turns on its head when he inadvertently gets off a bus in Hollywood during one of his endless wanderings. Soon, he finds himself escalating up through the ladder of stardom and becomes a celebrity in the showbiz. According to reports, the movie chronicles his crazy journey to the top and the fall thereafter. Beckinsale portrays a Hollywood diva while Sudeikis plays a film director in the movie. More details about Sudeikis’ character haven’t been revealed yet.
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