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15 minutes ago, vonmar said:

From The Hollywood Reporter

Warner Bros., BuzzFeed Enlist Jim Parsons for 'Brother Orange' Film (Exclusive)

Warner Bros. is working with BuzzFeed Films to tell the true story of the internet phenomenon.

Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons has come aboard to topline Brother Orange, Warner Bros. and BuzzFeed Films’ big-screen telling of the internet phenomenon, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. 

Parsons will also produce with Todd Spiewak through the duo's That's Wonderful Productions banner, joining producers Michael Shamberg and Matthew Henick, head of development at BuzzFeed Motion Pictures.

Parsons will play BuzzFeed editor Matt Stopera, who in 2014 had his iPhone stolen. Unbeknownst to him, the cellphone made its way to China and, a year later, random pictures began appearing on his photo stream, including a number of pictures of a serious-looking man in front of an orange tree.

The editor did a series of stories about the incident, and the story went viral in China, exploding on social platform Weibo with more than 20 million views in 24 hours and over 100 million total shares. There, the online community dubbed the man Li Hongjun ("Brother Orange") and helped Stopera track him down. Stopera eventually sought out Hongjun in China, with both becoming overnight celebrities. Back in the U.S., the two appeared on Ellen.

That's great, I hope Worner Bros. carries out the project, I would for sure watch a movie about that story! Apparently,  That's Wonderful Productions is really doing well this year, so happy about that!  This gives to Jim's Weibo account a whole new meaning...Probably he was doing "researches" for this new movie, LOL!!!

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From The Hollywood Reporter article...

(Matt) Stopera is executive producing Brother Orange alongside Broad City co-creator Ilana Glazer (who happens to be his roommate), Ellen DeGeneres and Jeff Kleeman. Eric Norsoph will be overseeing for That's Wonderful.

Jim posted an IG picture this past summer with Matt & Ilana

 

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LMAO @ him getting the list with the female nominees! Did they copy and paste the email they sent to Kaley? No wait... Is that the drama category?? Oh right, Premium Series Actress. There you go! And Julia Lewis Dreyfuss is missing so I guess they copied it from her email notification?? LOL

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7 minutes ago, April said:

LMAO @ him getting the list with the female nominees! Did they copy and paste the email they sent to Kaley?

They sent him by mistake parts of the e-mail to Julia Louis-Dreyfus for Favourite Premium Series Actress,  I guess it's a very bad case of cut&paste not working properly, LOL!! Oh...the poor intern who made this mistake, I feel for him\her!!!

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2 minutes ago, mirs1 said:

They sent him by mistake the e-mail to Julia Louis-Dreyfus for Favourite Premium Series Actress, LOL!!

I just noticed! It's not the whole email but yeah, some major copy and paste failure is going on here. LOL

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Maybe this is the wrong thread but is anyone else getting nervous with no news about seasons after 10. I'm thrilled for Jim and Todd and all their upcoming projects but is that forebearing of bad news for the show. Love their old school selfie!  Much love and continuing success in their future!

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