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KC’s Sudeikis, Rudd, Cooper, Riggle: How they’re taking over Hollywood this spring

Paul Rudd and Selena Gomez walked the red carpet at the Sundance Film Festival to promote “The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving.”
Paul Rudd and Selena Gomez walked the red carpet at the Sundance Film Festival to promote “The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving.” Invision/AP

It’s the season of Kansas Citians. Jason Sudeikis gets the spotlight this weekend as the coach in “Race.” He’ll also star in the ensemble comedy “Mother’s Day” (April 29) and the animated “Angry Birds Movie” (May 20). But his fellow local celebs are making movie news, too:

An ideal Rudd

Paul Rudd will reteam with his “Our Idiot Brother” co-star Steve Coogan for the dramedy “An Ideal Home,” The Hollywood Reporter said this week. They’ll play a married couple whose life is upended when Coogan’s character is saddled with the grandson he never knew he had. Last month, Rudd and Selena Gomez made a splash on the Sundance Film Festival red carpet for “The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving” in which he seeks his first full-time client as he tries to move past a failed marriage. You can see Rudd as Ant-Man in “Captain America: Civil War” (May 6) and hear his voice in an updated, animated version of “The Little Prince” (March 25) and in Seth Rogen’s R-rated animated comedy “Sausage Party” (Aug. 12).

Cooper cares

A new trailer is out for “Demolition,” in which Jake Gyllenhaal tries desperately to pull his life back together after his wife dies in a car crash. Kansas City’s Chris Cooper plays his father-in-law/boss, who tries to help him heal. But in the trailer, Naomi Watts seems to have a better handle on that. It’s due in theaters in April.

Riggle room

Kevin James’ Netflix spy comedy, “True Memoirs of an International Assassin,” is wrapping up filming, and now comes the announcement of the supporting cast, including Overland Park’s Rob Riggle and Andy Garcia. James plays an author whose spy novel is mistaken for a real account. Marine veteran Riggle should fit right in. The movie is expected to debut later this year.

Sharon Hoffmann: 816-234-4457, @Sharonakc

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