Monday, April 11, 2011


You already know that classic TV series from the 80's 21 JUMP STREET, which starred Johnny Depp is getting a film remake. The latest update is that James Franco's brother, dashing Dave Franco has joined the cast which already includes Channing Tatum and Ice Cube in the story which follows a group of undercover cops who infiltrate a high school to stop crime.  Younger Franco will play the most popular kid in high school who also happens to be a drug dealer. The producers are currently trying to get Johnny Depp in a short cameo appearance.

Now this certainly sounds like a hot little duo: Sean Bean will join breathtaking Ashley Judd in her upcoming new show MISSING which I already mentioned to you earlier.  The story of this
new ABC show centers on a worried mom who, after her son disappears in Italy while overseas for a summer internship, takes it upon herself to travel to Europe and track him down. It soon becomes clear that this isn’t any ordinary woman, but a former CIA agent who will stop at nothing to bring her son home alive. Sean Bean will play her dead husbands who will appear to her in flashbacks throughout the show.

Here's the first trailer for the charming drama DOLPHIN TALE, which comes out this September starring Ashley Judd, Harry Connick Jr. and Morgan Freeman.Inspired by a true story,
the film will center on a boy who befriends an injured dolphin who lost her tail in a crab trap. Through their bond and friendship, the boy motivates everyone around him to help save the dolphin by creating a prosthetic appendage to replace the dolphin's tail. In the real life, the marine mammal's strong survival instincts become an inspiration to people with special needs throughout the world.

And the news about Zack Snyder's villain in SUPERMAN THE MAN OF STEEL are official: Michael Shannon has been cast as the evil general Zod. He will now give some trouble to Henry Cavill as Superman and Amy Adams as Lois Lane.


  1. What a great movie! I'm not too much into the charming films but I love Judd.

  2. doesn't it look inspiring and heartwarming?

  3. Ah, I remember hearing the story about that dolphin getting a prosthetic tale. Couldn't believe it was possible. Looks like a good family movie.

  4. It really was an inspiring story and it will be a wonderful film for everyone, and for families with kids too.

  5. Dolphin Tale looks gorgeous. I love the occasional heart-warmer.

    Alos, it would be nice to see Johnny in a cameo. He almost looks the same now as he did then (only with smaller hair lol).

  6. Oh Sean to I love thee? Let me count the ways...Sigh...

  7. I remember watching reruns of 21 Jump Street in my youth. It was probably the first time I've ever seen Johnny Depp. I didn't know they were doing a remake. I'm pleasantly surprised, although, it's probably going to be your standard b-movie action fare.

  8. it's a little like Flipper, yes? :D And wow, little Franco doesn't really look like his brother... interesting~ <3

  9. Alas, I was a fan of 21 Jump Street. This will be a poor imitation as Channing has neither Johnny's looks nor a tenth of his talent.

    I'm looking forward to seeing Sean Bean with one of my favorite actresses, Ashley Judd. Should be a very interesting series indeed. On top of the film world news as always, my friend. Have a great week. Hugs!

  10. i wonder what will it be like to have Johnny Depp play it again. ha! that would definitely be interesting to catch! :D

  11. Awwww :) I remember reading about that (Dolphin) in the paper too ;)
    Psstt Dezzie did you see my trailer?? *grin* B.E.T made it for me and it's SOO cool! Well you know, for a book trailer ;p it's on my blog if you want a peek *grin*
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  12. 21 Jump Street?? I used to love that show when I was a kid! I had no idea that it was coming back for a movie reboot. Yeay for that one!

    Missing sound right up my street too. Today is a good day!

    Thanks Dez

  13. ohman! dolphin tale looks AWESOME!!! i LOVE heartwarming movies!!!! :D

  14. @Lyndy
    we need more heartwarming stories, films, books ...

    he he ... does he know about your secret infatuation? :))

    I've never seen the original, but I do agree with you that it will probably be a mediocre action flick.

  15. @Leigh
    indeed he doesn't, he's much better looking :)

    indeed Channing doesn't look like Depp, he's ten times prettier :))) Judd and Bean will be a lovely couple, won't they?

    he'll just have a guest role, something very small.

  16. @Nicole
    I shall pop over later today to check it out :)

    glad to have made your day, general :)

    it will be a nice film to take your kids to, yes?

  17. The dolphin story sounds fun for the family. Next week we (my family) are going to do a dolphin encounter. I can't wait!

  18. Seeing that trailer just makes me think of my own missed opportunity to see dolphins when I was in Hawaii. We got up early and waited for an hour. It wasn't until we'd decided to go back to my in-law's house that we discovered the dolphins had passed right by us and we hadn't seen them. :( Very sad indeed.

    But that does look like a very nice movie. I will have to put it on my TBS list. :)

  19. @ Dez: Oh, I doubt it. But it's an infatuation I've had since the age of 18...:)

  20. There's something fishy about that dolphin movie.

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  21. A remake of 21 Jump Street? Ah, memories of a very young Johnny Depp.

  22. The dolphin movie sounds interesting - I hope they show some restraint and don't go all sugary and over-sentimental on us.

  23. Great blog. The dolphin movie looks good. I'm a new follower. =)

  24. @Kelly
    really? Wow, that will be super exciting, hope you will make some photos!

    ah, I really hope you will have another opportunity to see them, but you will at least see them in this film :)

  25. @Allyson
    he he :)

    I heard dolphins aren't fish :)

    yep, I've noticed so far, that many of you will have old memories awaken by this movie.

  26. @Michael
    well, the story really is extremely sentimental, so I wouldn't count on the film not being sentimental as well

    thanks, welcome to HOLLYWOOD SPY, hope we shall be seeing you here often ;)

  27. I loved the original 21 Jump Street. I was a tween when it came out. And it was so fresh and exhilarating to watch at the time. Some remakes are poorly done, and I hope this one doesn't join the bunch.

  28. We shall keep our fingers crossed, Medeia! :)

  29. Thanks for the news about Sean Bean's new series with Ashley Judd dear Dezz.

    Of course, wouldn't you know that Sean's character is already dead and we'll see him in flashbacks :) But I'll take anything that brings Bean to our screens.

  30. he he ... well apparently he will be killed in the first episode and then he will be a frequent guest through those flashbacks :)

  31. I had no idea James had an actor brother and he's even cuter! I don't think I'll be watching 21 Jump Street w/ Tatum in it though, even though I love the show when it was on TV.

  32. A dolphin's tale looks like a good movie, very sweet.

    I just hate to see dolphins and whales held in aquariums or having to be trained for these movies. They are meant to swim free in the vast ocean.

  33. Wow, Dolphin Tale looks pretty awesome. Morgan Freeman is always worth watching, so I'd see it for him alone. I also like Harry Connick Jr though. I'm not sure if Michael Shannon can pull off a good Zod, but I guess we'll see huh?

  34. @Flixy
    it's true that the younger bro' is cuter than the older one :) But us younger brothers are always better looking he he :)

    I hate it too! But there are also aquariums with injured whales and dolphins which would otherwise die without the support from humans.

    it will be a lovely movie to watch with your kids, Eric! I like Connick Jr. too!