Beastie Directs Film, Reilly Does Double Header

Esquire picks 5 performances to watch next month
By Drew Nelles,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 15, 2008 8:26 PM CDT

(Newser) – Who will reign in pop culture next month? A dead drug addict and rapper-turned-filmmaker are on Esquire's list of predictions:

  1. Actor John C. Reilly will compete with Will Farrell for jokes in the upcoming laffer, Step Brothers.
  2. Beastie Boy Adam Yauch has directed Gunnin' for that #1 Spot, a doc about high school basketball prospects in Harlem.

  1. Deceased scribe Hunter S. Thompson is analyzed in the Johnny Depp-narrated doc, Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson.
  2. Comedian Michael Ian Black has penned My Custom Van: And 50 Other Mind-Blowing Essays that Will Blow Your Mind All Over Your Face.
  3. Men Without Pants, the brainchild of producer Dan the Automator and drummer Russell Simins, will drop a new album, Naturally.