Wednesday, March 31, 2010

STEPHEN DORFF JOINS HENRY CAVILL, FREIDA PINTO, MICKEY ROURKE AND KELLAN LUTZ IN TARSEM'S "WAR OF THE GODS"

New casting news from my favourite upcoming movie. According to "Variety" Stephen Dorff has rounded out the cast of Tarsem Singh's Greek mythology film "War of the Gods" which will start shooting in a few weeks in Canada.
Joining Henry Cavill as Theseus, Mickey Rourke as the ancient Greek king Hyperion, Freida Pinto as the oracle priestess Phaedra and Kellan Lutz as Poseidon, Stephen Dorff will portray Stavros, a master thief who joins Theseus on his quest to help free Greece from the dark threat of the gods.
Tarsem, a director of stunning and breathtaking visual style, has already said that he wants to shoot "War of the Gods" also known as "Dawn of War" the way Caravaggio painted his works, which means a lot of action mixed with Baroque design. The movie is set to premiere on 11.11.2011. (interesting date)!

13 comments:

  1. Hi, just found your blog, thanks to Kristin Creative.

    Your blog looks fun! Following!

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  2. There's rumblings that the film may now be titled Dawn of War, but Singh's enthusiasm and talk about his style and approach to the project definitely makes it sound pretty killer.

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  3. Note to self - don't become an actor unless I want to pose for promo shots half nude...

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  4. @Star Child
    Welcome to HOLLYWOOD SPY, and thanx for the compliments, hope we'll be seeing you here often :)

    @Jaccsy
    yes, I've written about the change of the tittle last year, but it seems most websites still call it WAR OF THE GODS.

    @Alex
    Ah, Alex, you would be surprised by the number of e-mail I get from readers who say they not only enjoy reading HOLLYWOOD SPY, but also watching it :) As you know men like seeing sexy pictures of actresses, and women like seeing sexy pictures of actors, so I try to satisfy them both and make this blog as sexy as possible :) After all you all come here for a bit of relaxation, stimulation and inspiration, right? :))

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  5. I hoped we would be able to see this film sooner... :(

    A year and a half seems a long time to wait.

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  6. Dez, I hadn't noticed the sexy nature of the HOLLYWOOD SPY site...I must be getting old!

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  7. @Bels
    Yep, soon is never too soon when it comes to our beloved Tarsem!

    @Alan
    well, you did mention you were surrounded by old folks at your holiday, are you sure those weren't just mirrors around you? :PP

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  8. Ha! Very funny, sir. I was trying to forget that by looking at all of the beautiful young people at your site.

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  9. Hmmm...looks a little cheesy b/c of the cast. Dorff is definitely B-list, so what does that mean for this movie? Crazily, the "real" actor here is Mickey Rourke! Now, that's weird!

    Michele
    SouthernCityMysteries

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  10. Alan, do not think that I wouldn't put the pictures of beautiful "mature" and "older" people here in HOLLYWOOD SPY, it's just that they don't like posing for sexy pics :) Although I did have lovely pictures of my favourite ladies Judi Dench and Helen Mirren in some previous posts :)

    I wouldn't put it like that, Chels. Dorff will play a supporting role, so he doesn't have to be an A lister, while the main actor Henry Cavill is hugely popular among TV audience and just needs a big role to make it big in Hollywood too. Freida is also one of the most popular Indian actresses. If you ask me, Rourke would probably be the oddest part of the cast, since he really isn't an actor for historical movies. However, Tarsem is my favourite director when it comes to telling a story and making visual masterpieces, so I trust him 100%.

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  11. Seems very reminiscent of Clash of the Titans! But hey... I'll see it :)

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  12. It does, Angie, but DAWN OF WAR has been one of Tarsem's ideas long before they started shooting CLASH OF THE TITANS.

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  13. Point taken. I didn't realize the level of Dorff's role.

    Michele
    SouthernCityMysteries

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