Thursday, June 2, 2011

MORENA BACCARIN JOINS DAMIAN LEWIS & CLAIRE DANES IN "HOMELAND"! MARION COTILLARD, JOAQUIN PHOENIX & JEREMY RENNER IN "LOW LIFE"! CHRISTMAS MAGIC IN "LET IT SNOW"

Strange stories require strange actors. Marion Cotillard has joined LOW LIFE in which she will play a woman attempting to
immigrate from Poland. Her American dream turns into a
nightmare. While sailing to Ellis Island and a new start, her sister grows deathly ill and she is forced to trade sexual favors for medicine and food to keep her sister alive. Once they land, she is warned to keep quiet about what happened. Though she does, she walks away with immigration papers that deem her a woman with bad morals. With no place to go, she falls prey to a charming sleazebag (Joaquin Phoenix), who persuades her to turn tricks in New York. Jeremy Renner will probably play the sleazebag's cousin, a magician who sweeps the young woman off her feet and is her best chance to escape the nightmarish life she has fallen into.

Paramount will adapt LET IT SNOW, a book of short stories, into a romantic festive film in which charming interconnected tales of love, romance, and breathtaking kisses are set in a little
town stranded in a Christmas snowstorm. With sparkling white snowdrifts, beautiful presents wrapped in ribbons, and multicolored lights glittering in the night through the falling snow a  small town gets transformed into a romantic haven. In one of the stories we shall see cold and wet hike from a stranded train through the middle of nowhere which ends with a delicious kiss from a charming stranger, in another a trip to the Waffle House through four feet of snow which leads to love with an old friend, and in one of the stories the way back to true love begins with a painfully early morning shift at Starbucks.

Now, although I'm not into this genre, Showtime's upcoming new show HOMELAND really has a great cast. The story will center on an American soldier (amazing Damian Lewis) taken prisoner during American aggression on Iraq in 2003. Left for dead, he miraculously returns to the U.S. after years in captivity. Carrie Anderson (Claire Danes), a driven CIA officer battling her own psychological demons, becomes convinced that the intelligence that led to his re-capture was a setup and that this national hero may be connected to an Al Qaeda plot to be carried out on American soil. The interesting thing is that lovely Morena Baccarin (V, FIREFLY) has just joined the cast as Damian Lewis' wife.

27 comments:

  1. Morena Baccarin also played in Stargate SG-1! I only think it needs to be said because Stargate is one of the greatest sci-fi shows ever. :)

    LOW LIFE sounds interesting. I'll have to keep my out for that one.

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  2. I tried watching SG1 but it made me sleep all the time :) so I haven't noticed Morena in it, but I did love SG original film!

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  3. As much as I'm a girl who loves the pewpew biff bang type movies, I also love the romantic festive films :)

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  4. that festive one is actually the best one I heard about this week :) I adore Christmas and snow films :)

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  5. All good stuff today, Dezz. Charming sleazebags, delicious kisses, and psychological demons. What's not to love?

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  6. I just read about the Joaquin/Marion news over at Castor's blog a minute ago. Glad to hear Joaquin is back, too bad the premise isn't something that appeals to me.

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  7. @Luanne
    he he and I thought that nobody will like it. This week has been extremely poor for finding interesting film exclusives and news :(

    @Flixy
    the premise isn't appealing to me either, and plus I don't like either Marion nor Renner

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  8. Dezzy, that's just wrong! SG-1 is one of my all time favorite shows. How could it make you sleep?! The horror... :P

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  9. Damn, why is Marion Cotillard so hot? But the films sounds a bit like depression!porn for middle aged moms. Which means I'll probably see it with my mother.

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  10. ...it's nice seeing Claire Danes back in the spotlight. Haven't heard from her in a while.

    EL

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  11. I love the show Homeland, I can't wait until it starts. I've been a fan of Lewis since Life and the type of show is up my alley.

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  12. Marion's new project sounds very interesting as does Homeland.

    I just can't do the Christmas film. I can feel myself going into a diabetic coma already. I love Christmas, I like snow and I like them in movies, but not with love unless it;s done right.

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  13. I'm just glad to see Claire Danes is still working....
    I always loved her.

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  14. Lowlife sounds like the perfect movie to take a spouse to! It will add that extra little bit of spice into the relationship.

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  15. Homeland sounds good but Low Life I don't think so.

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  16. @Emily
    well it didn't exactly have a dynamic plot
    :) or intricate settings :)But I did love that guy who played the doctor, the one with the glasses.

    @Hufstader
    I hope you clicked on Marion's picture to see her in all her size :) She is not wearing any underwear in that pic!

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  17. @El
    I'm not sure it's a spotlight, but she is trying to get back. She didn't exactly manage to use up the Golden Globe she received a few years ago for one of her TV roles.

    @Clarissa
    Damian is one of my all time favourite actors too. I adored him in FORSYTE SAGA and in BAND OF BROTHERS. Such a breathtaking character, I'd love him as James Bond :)

    @Melsy
    he he we shall call you Melsy Grinch :)))

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  18. @Andrew
    did you know that she shares her birthday with your HOLLYWOOD SPY? :) I love her husband Hugh Dancy too!

    @HiFi
    now, that's an unusual philosophy which requires some deep thinking :)

    @Lurk
    yep, LOW LIFE is kinda too much but it might bring some awards to the actors if done right.

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  19. I'll have to read Let It Snow before the movie comes out! Very cool!

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  20. I wanna read it too! Seems like a delightful book. I wanna translate it too :)

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  21. No interesting news today, but Low Life does have one heck of a cast; Cotillard and Phoenix could be dynamic.

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  22. Cotillard is such a good actress. Homeland looks intriguing (dontcha love how Hollywood feeds on the U.S.' national fears?)

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  23. @Matty
    'tis true, Matty, the whole week has been terrible in the news department and I'm very scared from the upcoming weekend, I don't know what I'll write about :(

    @Michael
    yep, USA has always used Hollywood for their political propaganda and for spreading the picture of fabricated reality to their subjects.

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  24. Glad to hear Morena has a new gig. I'll always love her best as Inara, but it's good to see her working. Let it snow sounds a lot like Love Actually, which I love.

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  25. Inara is one of my favourite sf female characters too :) Probably the main reason I watched FIREFLY :)

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  26. It looks like Joaquin Phoenix is very eager to return to movie business again.

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