Friday, May 20, 2011

STEPHEN FRY IN "THE HOBBIT"! ED SPELEERS MIGHT BE THE LEAD IN "THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS"! JONNY LEE MILLER JOINS JOHNNY DEPP IN "DARK SHADOWS"! TOPHER GRACE IN "GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM"

Now, since THE HUNGER GAMES got their male stars in Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth another teen project has started a hunt for the male lead. As you know another film
adaptation of a teen book will be the movie on Cassandra Clare's fantasy saga THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS which follows a girl who discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of warriors dedicated to driving demons out of our world. When her mother disappears, she must join a daring group of young Shadowhunters on an adventure, which leads her through a city filled with mischievous fairies, warlocks, werewolf gangs and other strange creatures. Lily Collins already got the lead role, and two young stars who tested for the male lead are Ed Speleers from ERAGON and Jamie Campbell Bower (who is truly horrible in CAMELOT as Arthur). I really hope Speleers gets the role!

SHORT HEADLINES *And we have a new addition to the cast of THE HOBBIT. Peter Jackson has hired amazing Stephen Fry to play the master of Laketown, a city under an attack of dragon Smaug .  *Jonny Lee Miller has joined Tim Burton's DARK SHADOWS vampire comedy which already has Michelle Pfeiffer and Helena Bonham Carter besides Johnny Depp who will take the lead role of Barnabas the vampire. *Dennis Quaid has joined Bradley Cooper and Jeremy Irons in THE WORDS, a story about a successful writer who discovers he has to pay a price for stealing another man's work.
The movie I mentioned a few days ago, GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM in which Robert De Niro and Diane Keaton will play a divorced couple which pretends to be still married for their adopted son's wedding has added Topher Grace in the role of their biological son. To add to the confusion at the wedding he will fall for a sexy woman who turns out to be the sister of his adopted brother :) As you remember the amazing cast also includes two divine blonds Amanda Seyfried and Katherine Heigl.

PS don't forget that this Sunday I will be bringing you HOLLYWOOD SPY'S HUGE GUIDE THROUGH FALL 2011 NEW TV SHOWS with dozens of trailers and pictures.

34 comments:

  1. You didn't mention Leebo Freeman who is also being considered for TMI.

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  2. yep, but he's a total outsider, and if you ask me a bad choice for the role. And has zero charisma judging from his modeling work.

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  3. Yay, Stephen Fry in The Hobbit!

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  4. yay, he will spice up the cast :)

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  5. Did Johnny Lee Miller play Mr. Knightly in the BBC version of Emma? He looks very familiar and I swear that's him *swoon*.

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  6. I think he did :) He often played in period projects and he is also known as Angelina Jolie's first husband :)

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  7. i don't think i've seen ed speleers in anything since eragon! it would be good to see him get another role, but jace (the character i'm assuming he's auditioned for) is kinda a jerk a lot of the time, it would be kinda sad to see him play a jerk. :( :)

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  8. I'm rooting for De Niro in Gently Down The Stream. He needs to remind fans like me why we admire his craft so much! He was so good before he took the comedic pill, a genre that he doesn't fare well in.

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  9. I adore Stephen Fry. So glad he'll be part of The Hobbit!

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  10. Though I am excited for The Hunger Games and Mortal Instruments, I'm pretty tired of teen movies and tv shows.

    Johnny Depp and Jonny Lee Miller will rock Dark Shadows.

    Can't wait to see what you have in store for Sunday. You are my go to person for all things new in Hollywood. ;)

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  11. can't wait to look at the list you'll be providing us for tv shows! i haven't been watching anything since true blood. :)

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  12. Yay to Stephen Fry! The man can do no wrong :D I'm really excited for Dark Shadows too; Depp and vampires seem to go together so well, I'm surprised it's taken this long for someone to do something about it, hehe.

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  13. Through all of that, the thing I take away the most is Stephen Fry in The Hobbit.

    That is great news, he is truly a lovely Brit and a true gent...

    Thanks Dezzy

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  14. News around "The Hobbit" surely excites me the most! Stephen Fry is an interesting casting choice IMO.

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  15. The Mortal Instruments sounds cool and I need to re-read The Hobbit.

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  16. @Vics
    yes, Ed hasn't been around much after ERAGON, I'm not sure why. He was certainly one of the bright sides of that film and plus he has a necessary charisma, ,talent and looks. Didn't know the male character is a jerk :) that sucks :(

    @Matty
    he he unlike you I can digest him only in comedies :)

    @Debra
    we adore him too, he is so amazing and funny and witty!

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  17. @Melsy
    I hear you sister, I'm not enjoying the teenazation and vampirezation of Hollywood either :(
    Sunday should be fun :) I'm bringing you pics and trailers for about ten new shows coming to ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, FOX this Fall :)

    @Levian
    it should be fun, but there will be no vampires :) I can promise you a new witch show though :)

    @Jamie
    we do adore Stephen Fry. He and Lee Pace are marvelous additions to THE HOBBIT cast

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  18. @Custie
    he is one of our favourite Brits for sure :) so witty and vivacious :) And wonderfully naughty :)

    @Jaccsy
    glad to make you excited, Jaccsonville :P

    @Mr.Lurk
    well, you have two years to read THE HOBBIT again before the films appear :)

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  19. With all of the demons, vampires, zombies, and the like, Gently Down the Stream sounds like a nice respite from the supernatural.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  20. I agree with you, Lee! Somebody should send vampires and demons gently down the stream as well :)

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  21. A vampire comedy with Johnny Depp. Will be interesting! I know everyone is sick of vampires but I haven't taken ill yet. :) New season of True Blood starts in less than a month!

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  22. yep, it's the film adaptation of the famous DARK SHADOWS TV show from the last century.

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  23. Yep, Stephen Fry is a good addition to the Hobbit cast. And Depp in a vampire comedy huh? That might not be too bad, depending on how it's done. I'm not sure about Topher Grace though. I keep waiting for him to really take off with some great roles, but so far he just seems...meh.

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  24. Topher had some good roles, but it's true that his charming charisma isn't used well in Hollywood.

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  25. Lots of great twists in that last one with Topher.

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  26. Dark Shadows sounds interesting.

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  27. it has quite an interesting cast!

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  28. Wow, Dark Shadows is a pretty high profile project for Jonny Lee Miller, good for him. I'm not a huge Tim Burton fan though.

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  29. yep, we're not used to seeing Lee Miller in blockbusters, but he did move to a high profile TV show recently, so maybe he's changing a direction in his career?
    I'm not overly in love with Burton either.

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  30. Ed Speleers would be great as Jace. So excited for filming to start!

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  31. Im so glad Ed Speleers is up for Jace, I love the book at think he ticks all the boxes as Jace, dark, mysterious, jerkish, but vunerable, compasionate and hot!! Has to be Ed x

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  32. Wow. Ed Speleers chest is beyond anything. His face is pretty good too. If he gets Jace I think we can all look forward to seeing a lot more of that one.

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  33. Glad you are all cheering for Speleers, he really is a lovely young guy and I'd like to see him more often in big Hollywood films!

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