Thursday, May 13, 2010

NEW ROLES FOR EWAN MCGREGOR, EMILY BLUNT, COLIN FARRELL, JENNIFER ANISTON, TONI COLLETTE, KATHERINE HEIGL AND CHRISTINA RICCI.

Today we are swamped with casting news, so here we go right away: Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt and Kristin Scott Thomas will go "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen". This whimsical story follows a henpecked, slightly pompous middle-aged scientist from London who is approached by a mysterious sheik about an outlandish plan to introduce the sport of salmon fishing into the Yemen. Through his diaries, from beginning to glorious, tragic end, mixed with government memos, e-mails, letters, and interview transcripts the film will deftly capture the absurdity of bureaucratic dysfunction.

Jamie Foxx, Colin Farrell, Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston will all star in "Horrible Bosses", a movie about three longtime friends who all become so fed up with their jobs they decide to kill their bosses.

The tandem from my favourite movie "Murriel's Wedding", Toni Collette and P.J Hogan will reunite in "Mental" the story about Collette's character, a bizarre, eccentric woman who turns a family's life upside down when she becomes the nanny for their five young children. The story is based on P.J. Hogan's real life hilarious, outrageous, dangerous, courageous, inspiring, heartbreaking and totally, totally mad nanny.

Katherine Heigl has signed on for "The Age of Adaline". The film will follow a young woman born at the turn of 20th century, who is rendered ageless after an accident. After years of a solitary life, she meets a man who might be worth losing her immortality.

Shirley MacLaine and Christina Ricci have joined John Corbett, Maria Bello and Bill Pullman in "Wild Oats". Shirley will play a widow who is living the quiet life. She ends up with a cash windfall and goes to Las Vegas with her granddaughter played by Ricci.

14 comments:

  1. That's a lot of new movies.
    And I'd wondered whatever happened to Bill Pullman.

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  2. Interesting news, enticing pics. Thanks for sharing Dezmond.

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  3. Glad the news (and the pics) got you interested, guys :)

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  4. Wow. Lots of new movies to sink my teeth into :)

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  5. Christina Ricci looks like she is going to punch someone in the throat.

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  6. Glad you like it, Wendy and Avalon :)

    Castor, she kinda always looks like that!

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  7. Wow, Emily Blunt looks perfect.

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  8. great shots... great looking site (I just found you, not sure how)

    love hearing about new movies. THANKS!

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  9. @Mike
    she always looks perfect :))

    @Green Monkey
    thanx, Greeny, welcome to HOLLYWOOD SPY, hope we'll be seeing you here often :))

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  10. I love Christina Ricci! Unfortunately, she's one of the most underrated actresses ever. Blunt's obviously gorgeous! ;)

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  11. Obviously :)

    and about Christina, yes, she is very charming and has an unusual talent, but I reckon her problem (or maybe it's not a problem) is her constant choice of quirky and strange roles. I don't think I've ever seen her in a normal movie, with normal story, with normal characters. I don't have a problem with it, but I guess most people do. I think she was the best in PENELOPE a movie which had just the perfect mix of strange and weird vs normal and adorable.

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  12. Though I love a lot of these actors (John Corbett, Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt) - from your short descriptions, Toni Collette's 'Mental' sounds great! I am thoroughly enjoying her role as Tara Gregson in 'United States of Tara' now in its second season.

    Then again, even though short descriptions are available, the film may actually turn out to be quite good. We shall wait and see. Lots to look forward to.

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  13. Yes, Toni Collette is one of my five most favourite actresses as well, and I also think MENTAL sounds positively charming and I can't wait to see her in the role.

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