Thursday, February 17, 2011

GUY RITCHIE TO DIRECT "XERXES" INSTEAD OF ZACK SNYDER? IS OLIVIA WILDE NEW LARA CROFT? LAURA PREPON IN "ARE YOU THERE VODKA? IT'S ME, CHELSEA"!

NBC is preparing a new sitcom with the coolest title ever: ARE YOU THERE VODKA? IT'S ME, CHELSEA will be a hilarious new comedy show about a free spirited and very opinionated cocktail waitress who loves alcohol and one-night stands. The sitcom will be the adaptation of the best selling Chelsea Handler's novel produced by DHARMA AND GREG producers,  and will have charming Laura Prepon (THAT 70'S SHOW) in the title role. It's interesting, that besides acting and looking lovely, Laura is also a writer, and she recently sold her web series NEIGHBROS to an unknown network.

Bad, bad news people, it seems that the long awaited prequel to famous 300 Spartan epic XERXES won't be directed by Zack Snyder but by Guy Ritchie. I'm personally horrified, to say the least. Since Zack's SUPERMAN should start shooting at about the same time as XERXES it seems he won't take the helm :( As you remember, XERXES will follow Themistocles at the Battle of Artemisium, which coincidentally happens on the exact same three days as the Battle of Thermopylae, describing the causes of the Persian wars. It starts off at the Battle of Marathon and then it goes back to Themistocles finding out that Persians are invading again. At the same time, the film will tell the story of Persian king Xerxes (played by amazing Rodrigo Santoro in 300, but I'm not sure if he will play him in this one too).

Now here's a hot (I mean literally hot) piece of information: there are some fresh new rumors that Olivia Wilde might become new Lara Croft! As "Beyond Hollywood" reports this would be a far darker and more serious TOMB RAIDER movie, the idea is to get a top director and an intelligent script and make this an empowering character for women as well as a popular one with men. Olivia is just one of the names being suggested for the lead role. As you know, you will watch Olivia this summer in COWBOYS AND ALIENS. What do you think? Yes? No?

28 comments:

  1. I've heard about the show, but I didn't realize it would have Laura Prepon in it. That's great. I really like her.

    Too bad about Xerxes, though I still haven't seen 300 yet, so I'm not sure I could gauge the problems having Ritchie in charge.

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  2. Ah, that Rodrigo is so darn gorgeous it's too bad he'll be covered by all that jewelry playing Xerxes.

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  3. I'd think Laura Prepon would make a great Laura Croft.

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  4. Eh, Laura Croft remade won't cut it for me. Sorry, I'm an Angelina Jolie fan and I think she did an awesome job of it. The Xerxes film however, is very intriguing.

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  5. Hi Dezmond. Just popped in, voted and got some eye candy.

    Denise:)

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  6. Gosh darn Olivia's skinny ... is that healthy?? lol. ANyway, I love the Lara Croft movies and I like the idea of making it just as geared toward women... but I never found it offensive anyway... Angelina can pull it off and women still like her. She just has that way about her. Can't really see anyone else as Lara.

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  7. @Rosie
    ooh, but you must see 300!!!

    @Flixy
    well, I'm still not sure whether they will invite him to play XERXES again, but they really should! And he need more roles in Hollywood if you ask me :)

    @Nahno
    glad you like it, Nahno :)

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  8. @Mpax
    he he she would :)

    @Eric
    glad XERXES intrigues you :) I shall keep informing you about it!

    @L'Aussie
    it is what we serve people for :)

    @PK
    she's always been that skinny, which didn't stop her to have only naked pics :)

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  9. Damn! After That 70's show, she has never been the same! I miss the red hair :(

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  10. indeed she hasn't, Falsy, I blushed quite a bit while Googleing her pics today for the post :)))

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  11. Me thinks I would not fit into Hollywood very well. Thanks for the news. The TV sitcom does sound good.
    Nancy
    N. R. Williams, fantasy author

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  12. That vodka title is awesome! Love it. As for Guy Ritchie, poor guy has been tainted by the Madonna connection AND his previous work. Yikes.

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  13. Wilde doesn't have the physique to be Lara Croft. Jolie was far better suited for the role.

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  14. she is pretty. I am having a link party for movie review blogs.Why dont you link yours and join the club?

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  15. I like Laura; She can pull it off~ Writer, too...who knew!

    I liked Angelina as Lara, mmmh, not sure, time will tell.

    I still haven't seen "300", I don't know why...
    I love Gerard Butler. I will have to go see if my son has it, in his room.

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  16. This is exciting for Laura and I am so sad about Zack not doing XERXES. I think Rodrigo should get tons of Hollywood roles, he is so hot!

    I hope the rumors of Olivia as Lara are wrong.

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  17. So you don't like Guy Ritchie? That's a lot of detail you know about the history of the film. I'm ashamed that I don't know anything about it. Talk to you later.

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  18. @NR
    he he ... well, you can always be a writer in Hollywood ;)

    @Julie
    it's true, what Madonna touches never is quite untainted again :(((

    @Answer
    it's true, she's overly skinny, although I guess she could throw some muscles if required :)

    @MeandMy
    Maybe I would if I knew the details :)

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  19. @Ella
    hope you will find just 300 in your son's collection :)))

    @Melissa
    Rodrigo really should get more roles. I'm guessing his problem is not knowing English too well. But we need more exotic guys like him in Tinseltown.

    @Clarissa
    I don't, he belongs to the group of very dark and irresponsible directors such as Tarantino, Nolan, Fincher, Rodriguez etc for whom I have absolutely no respect nor love.

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  20. i wasn't impressed with the lara croft movie i saw... i think they could only go up from there. :)

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  21. I love Laura Prepon from her 70's show days. And I love Chelsea Handler. I just bought tix to see Chelsea's comedy act. Cool except they were way pricey! Will be a fun show I'm sure.

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  22. Olivia Wilde as Lara Croft? YES!
    Zack Snyder out as Xerxes Director. Noooooooo!

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  23. @Vics
    you speak wisely, sister :))

    @Kelly
    Must admit I've seen Chelsea only at MTV awards, so I don't know much about her, and at the awards she seemed extremely rude and vulgar :)

    @Matty
    agreed, Matty ;)

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  24. I wouldn't mind Olivia Wilde as Lara Croft. She is a bit skinny, but that hasn't stopped her before.
    And I don't really understand director's comment: "...want to make it empowering character for women...".
    You can't get more empowering than Lara Croft. Angelina Jolie demonstrated that quite well in first two movies.

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  25. yep, I didn't understand that part either, Bels, I'm guessing the producers just wanted to sound smart :)

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