Well, this could turn into a powerful drama: the novel of Nobel prize winner Nadine Gordimer, THE HOUSE GUN will be
adapted into a film with Pierce Brosnan and young Chace Crawford in the lead roles. It follows a wealthy South African family, whose lives are turned upside down when the son (Chace Crawford) is arrested on a murder charge. The father (Pierce Brosnan) is convinced of his son's professed innocence and hires a black lawyer to try the case. According to "MovieWeb" the story is set in post-Apartheid South Africa. As you remember, Chace will also star in RESPONSIBLE ADULTS next year as a guy who falls for his ex babysitter.
Here's something that doesn't happen often: Paramount has bought an upcoming Italian animated film NOT BORN TO BE GLADIATORS. With the budget of $55 million, this lovely story was written by Oscar winner Michael J. Wilson (ICE AGE2, A SHARK'S TALE) and since it's looking for a 2012 release, the studio is currently searching for the voice cast. The story follows young Timo who, left as an orphan by the terrible eruption of Pompeii, gets saved by the Chirone, founder of the most famous Gladiators’ Academy of Rome. As a young boy he grows up surrounded by all kinds of gladiators
but shows no interest in becoming one of them. Rather, he is a somewhat apathetic but happy go lucky and fun loving young man, slightly overweight and bit out of shape. Everything changes when he falls for Chirone's daughter Lucilla who is promised to Emperor's nephew and Rome's greatest gladiator. In order to prove he is also
worthy of her, Timo must evolve into a Gladiator fit to fight at the famous opening match of the grand Coliseum. To do this he will turn to bizarre and unique training methods from Diana, a mysterious, exotic and sexy trainer. LINK OF THE DAY My dear Melissa Bradley, American writer, trashes PEARL HARBORfilm deservedly :)