Saturday, October 16, 2010

JAMES CAMERON TO DIRECT "CLEOPATRA" WITH ANGELINA JOLIE. JESSICA LANGE & SAM NEILL JOIN CHANNING TATUM & RACHEL MCADAMS IN "THE VOW". VANESSA HUDGENS JOINS JOSH HUTCHERSON, DWAYNE JOHNSON & MICHAEL CAINE IN "JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND"

As you already know by now,  the biggest news yesterday around the net was the one about James Cameron directing CLEOPATRA with Angelina Jolie. HOLLYWOOD SPY has already written about the project earlier this year, and now James Cameron and Sony Pictures Entertainment are  making plans about the luxurious epic film based on the book "Cleopatra: A Life" by Stacy Schiff. According to "Deadline" screenwriter Brian Helgeland has already finished a brilliant script deserving of epic treatment. Angelina herself said that the film will focus on the truth about Cleopatra as a leader and not just a sex symbol, since she was a mother, leader and an intellect who spoke five languages and whose upbringing also reflected her relationship with Rome. The filming could start next year, before Cameron dedicates himself to AVATAR sequels.

Upcoming romance film THE VOW has just got some new additions to its cast: Jessica Lange and Sam Neill will join Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum in the story about a young woman who loses all recent memory in a car accident and struggles to rebuild her identity, while her husband tries to win her heart for the second time. Scott Speedman will play Rachel's ex-love, who appears in their lives while Channing tries to remind her of their marriage.

Charming Vanessa Hudgens has just joined JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND in which she will star together with Josh Hutcherson and Dwayne Johnson who is replacing Brendan Fraser. In the film, Josh Hutcherson and Dwayne Johnson will travel to a mysterious island in search of Josh's grandfather played by Michael Caine. Vanessa Hudgens will portray a girl from the island who will fall in love with Josh.

20 comments:

  1. Oh, I can't wait until Cleopatra comes out! Love Jolie.

    CD

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  2. @Clarissa and Elliot
    glad to see you excited guys :))

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  3. I just can imagine that my Rach is the Cleopatra :(

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  4. I share your pain, Jaccsy, Rachel Weisz and Catherine Zeta Jones would've been far better Cleopatras than crazy Jolie :(

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  5. I'm so excited about The Vow! Love Rachel and LOVE Channing. Delish!

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  6. it promises to be a lovely movie with lovely actors, Juls ;)

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  7. Such pretty, pretty people on your page today. The vow sounds great. =D

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  8. The Avatar sequel is officially years away now!

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  9. Yeah, I am excited about this news, but would rather see someone else play Cleopatra...Jolie is to vamp for the part. Time will tell, I rather have the girl in the Mummy, not Rachel Weiz, but the Mummy's girlfriend; she is a model. Damn, will have to go search for the name now...

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  10. Jolie doesn't seem like the right actress if they want to focus on Cleopatra has a mother and leader.

    Mason
    Thoughts in Progress

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  11. I have always pondered the same thought; why writers and film makers always pursued Cleopatra's sensual allure and her thirst for power and rarely her intelligence and achievements. You know there is a controversial theory that Cleo was not in fact what modern society considers beautiful, but fair in what her era considered beautiful. In other words she looked completely different then what we would like to believe.

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  12. James Cameron's epic version of Cleopatra for this generation, in which Angelina pronounces, "I am Queen of the world!". I wonder if he'll outdo the cost of the Liz Taylor version in comparative dollar amounts.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  13. @Shells
    and you appearing here just added to the general prettiness ^_^

    @Vics
    yep, the woman has connections :)

    @Alex
    well, it did take 12 years to make the first one :)

    @Ellie
    that would be the gorgeous Patricia Velasquez, just ask the expert :))

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  14. @Masy
    I hear you, sister, and agree with you!

    @Avalon
    it's true, my dear, and I wrote about it many times before here at HOLLYWOOD SPY,about the real historical Cleopatra. Her images on the ancient coins actually depict an extremely unattractive woman.

    @Arlee
    oh, he surely will, that man doesn't know how to make a movie without at least a few hundred million dollars :)

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  15. I've heard about Angie as Cleopatra which is hardly surprising, but James Cameron at the helm? Now that came out of left field! But hey that could work I suppose, I wonder if he's going to employ the same motion capture technology for this.

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  16. well, James was planning this for a whole decade now, so it isn't that surprising, I remember writing about this some four years ago as well.

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  17. I think Angelina can do the part now, whereas a few years ago she wouldn't have been ready. It'll be interesting to see how much the final budget is, right Dezmond? :)

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  18. well just a few hundreds of dollars ... in millions off course :)

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