Bill Hader Will Beat You in Any ‘Star Wars’ Impressions Contest

Finally, some Star Wars news that isn’t a rumor. Nope, just the hard, true fact that Bill Hader can impersonate any creature from George Lucas’s dreamscape with startling panache and faithfulness. Keep brushing up on your “I am your father,” bro; Bill will be learning his 10,000th word in Shyriiwook. (Side fact: Burgeoning comedy fame hasn’t made Darth Hader too cool to deliberately face-plant in front of Conan’s desk. Nice.)

J.C. Chandor (All Is Lost, Margin Call) is gearing up to make A Most Violent Year with Jessica Chastain, Oscar Isaac, David Oyelowo, and, as of today, Albert Brooks. Set in New York in 1981, “the story revolves around an American immigrant (Isaac) and his wife (Chastain) trying to expand their business as violence and corruption threaten to destroy all they have built.”

Orange Is the New Black is sharing some awesome behind-the-scenes Season 2 action on Instagram.

No fewer than six of the tracks on Kelis’s upcoming Food album are named after things you eat and drink. “Jerk Ribs” is the new best name for an album opener.

Anyone really need more information than “Benedict Cumberbatch, Blood Mountain, thriller”?

Some genius made a Pulp Fiction version of the game Guess Who. The mind boggles at the possibilities — Inglourious Basterds + Risk, Reservoir Dogs + Clue, Kill Bill + chess …

Lamb of God’s Randall Blythe (maybe you remember him as the metal singer who was imprisoned in the Czech Republic for a stage-diver’s death?): “You are not a REAL G until you come to South Africa & your fans throw one of THESE to you on stage — a warthog skull.

I’m not sure you listened to Big Boi’s last album enough. Here’s a great re-entry point, though: A remix of the Phantogram duet “CPU,” now featuring some vintage Sade. [via]

Game of Thrones’ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) will star in The Undertaker, a Danish character study that’s not about a WWE wrestler.

Empire magazine has 25 different covers for X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Pharrell(’s hat) will executive produce T.I.’s new album. They’ve already finished more than a dozen tracks together, and they’re aiming high, calling it Paperwork: The Motion Picture. “Words couldn’t even begin to describe how cutting-edge, left-field and just how broad these records are,” T.I. says.

In light of Madonna’s recent Madonna-ness, I’ll let you decide if Madonna making a cameo during Miley Cyrus’s MTV Unplugged will add appeal or drag it down.

Sounds like Captain America 3 is moving along, with directors Joe and Anthony Russo rumored to return.

Louis C.K.’s first film, 1998′s Tomorrow Night, goes on sale on C.K.’s site tomorrow (Wednesday) at noon. It’ll set you back $5.

And here’s Lorde’s birth certificate. BYE, #LORDEAGETRUTHERS.

Filed Under: Afternoon Links, Bill Hader, Star Wars, louis C.k., pharrell, T.I., nikolaj coster-waldau, Big Boi, Pulp Fiction, kelis, j.c. chandor, Jessica Chastain, OSCAR ISAAC, david oyelowo, albert brooks, a most violent year

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Zach Dionne is a staff writer for Grantland.

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