Friday, September 23, 2011

FALLEN ANGEL IN NICHOLAS SPARK'S SHOW "THE WATCHERS"! INTENSE TRAILER FOR "MAN ON A LEDGE" WITH SAM WORTHINGTON & JAMIE BELL. CHARLIZE THERON TAKES THE LEAD IN "CITIES OF REFUGE"!

Famous writer Nicholas Sparks (DEAR JOHN, THE NOTEBOOK) has sold his new show to ABC. Titled THE WATCHERS, the show follows Raphael, an angel who falls in love with a mortal woman,
Sarah, and decides to leave his job as a Watcher, an angel who invisibly provides support to humans in time of need. Unfortunately, things don't turn out so well for the star-crossed lovers when she dies and he is left to wander the Earth alone as a fallen angel. Dependent on the kindness of strangers and hunted by angels from above and below, he travels undercover, performing miracles as he searches for the meaning of loss and clues to Sarah's fate. Sparks wrote the show together with Kristin Hahn (THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE)

HOLLYWOOD SPY HEADLINES
Pop star Elton John has hired the writer of BILLY ELLIOT and
WAR HORSE to pen a biographical musical fantasy called ROCKETMAN with choreographed musical numbers set to Elton John's songs, which will help drive a narrative story about the musician trying to navigate through the rough patches in his life. So, MOULIN ROUGE the Elton way. Gorgeous Charlize Theron could take the lead role in CITIES OF REFUGE, joining the club of Hollywood stars who take roles in mediocre crime films, since this one will follow a female investigator brought in to solve a brutal murder and kidnapping in which things aren't what they seem.

Today's trailer is an intense one for MAN ON A LEDGE which opens in cinemas next January. The story follows an ex-cop turned con (Sam Worthington) who threatens to jump to his death from
a Manhattan hotel rooftop. The nearest New York Police officer immediately responds to a screaming women and calls dispatch. The NYPD then sends a female police psychologist (Elizabeth Banks) personally requested to talk him down from the ledge. However, unbeknownst to the NYPD on the scene, the suicide attempt is a cover up for the biggest diamond heist ever pulled. Beside Worthington and Banks, the cast also includes Jamie Bell, Anthony Mackie and Ed Harris. Don't confuse the film with a similar one THE LEDGE with Patrick Wilson and Charlie Hunnam which I posted about earlier this year.

36 comments:

  1. man on an ledge looks pretty good!
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  2. I like how you went for the gold today, Dezz. Very nice.

    That was a hard trailer to watch. Heights like that freak me out. But the movie could be fun. I'd have to watch that one with one hand over my eyes, though.

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  3. gold is always posh :) Glad you liked it ;)
    Yep, I'm scared of heights too, I'd never make it as a pilot or a steward :)

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  4. I think I missed the whole post thanks to that pic of the fallen angel. I barely made it down here to comment. Damn, I'm still wiping the steam from my glasses. ;)

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  5. I knew that would be the reaction, Melsy :) Fingers crossed they will cast someone similar for the show :)

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  6. Love the look of that film. It's got twists and turns galore.

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  7. Looking forward to, Rocketman. I love Elton John!

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  8. The beginning of THE WATCHERS sounds exactly like the old movie City of Angels with Nicholas Cage (I think that's what it was called).
    MAN ON A LEDGE looks great.

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  9. Dude on the ledge movie looks really good - Ed Harris is looking nice 'n sinister.

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  10. Man on a ledge was "meh" for me. First idea was: Is this gonna be like Phone booth?

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  11. @Clarissa
    I knew you would gonna like that one, Clarissa, with all the twists and turns in the plot :)

    @Wendy
    it should be a glitzy musical, I hope he will give the role to his good friend Justin Timberlake. Elton had some great songs, although he is a bit crazy privately :)

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  12. @Lyndy
    you know, you're not the first one to notice that. Ever since the news was published a few days ago I've been seeing people mentioning the similarity in the main idea. I myself, have never seen CITY OF ANGELS because I don't do Meg Ryan and Nicolas Cage :)

    @Tony
    glad to hear that, Tony, it does have an intriguing and unique plot and the trailer is rather dynamic and exciting

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  13. @Michael
    glad you liked it, Michael.

    @Reilly
    ah, sorry to hear that, better luck next time, Reilly!

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  14. FALLEN ANGEL is CITY OF ANGELS all the way. Not that I ever had high expectations for anything Nicholas Sparks, though.

    MAN ON A LEDGE could be good. I mean, for what it is, anyway.

    Also, I'd see ROCKETMAN.

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  15. The Sparks show sounds kind of interesting! Thanks for the heads up on these!

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  16. @Josh
    I think ladies will love the new show, since they like those kind of male characters :) Especially if they find some dashing boy for the lead role

    @Creepy Girl
    glad you liked the headlines, my dear!

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  17. Hm.. Man on a ledge, I'll have to read the reviews before watching this, I'm not too sure, the actors are okay in my opinion, you never know when you'll find a gem though.

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  18. yep, you will know when you watch it next year!

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  19. the watchers and rocketman both sound like they could be winners!

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  20. That is some, fallen angel picture you have there, Dez.

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  21. Wow, am I the only one who is surprised the angel is naked???? With a disconcerting bush??? Weird.

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  22. Man on a Ledge looks like a lot of thrilling fun. First time I've heard about it - thanks for bringing it to my attention Dezzy.

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  23. Do all angels look like that?

    I love Charlize Theron, I wish I was more excited about her next movie.

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  24. What can I say, I'm a big fan of fallen angels. =)

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  25. MAN ON A LEDGE looks intense. I'll probably see that one in the theater to get a better feel of the height. Everyone seems to be jumping on THE WATCHERS bandwagon lately. It's a big topic in certain Christian circles... Tom Horn, L.A. Marzulli, and all the usual suspects in that crowd.

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  26. @Vics
    glad you like it :)

    @Budd
    you think? :)))

    @Jessie
    you must be a bit high, Jessie, there are no naked, bushy angles here :))) It's just your subconsciousness telling you something :P

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  27. @Dan
    glad to be the first one to inform you about it, that's the good side of following HOLLYWOOD SPY daily :)

    @Libby
    angels, devils, who knows? :)
    Yes, I have the same feeling about Charlize, such a lovely lady and so many bad films ...Hope the role in SNOWWHITE would bring positive change, but I'm not sure.

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  28. @KC
    who wouldn't be? :)

    @Doralynn
    really, the church is talking about the watchers? They really believe in angels?

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  29. You've hacked into my computer and stole that picture of me for your FALLEN ANGEL post. I'll let you off this time Dez ;-)

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  30. That poster for "Man on a Ledge" gives me vertigo!

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  31. @Movies
    well, if it's really you, I wouldn't mind if you fly over and visit me tonight :))

    @Debra
    hold onto something firm :)

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  32. While a Fallen Ange sounds like it could make for a good show, i feel like it will become just another supernatural show that focuses too much on romance and not enough on the exciting stuff :(

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  33. what's wrong with luv and romance, Dirty?

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  34. There is nothing wrong with it, i just feel the supernatural genre offers so many possibilities besides romance. I mean, For example True Blood has the fantastic premise of vamping revealing themselves to humanity, but it barely spends any time really exploring the idea of vampires trying to live in human society, and when it does they don't do a serious exploration of it.

    I am just tired of every supernatural show making romance the prime element when there are so many avenues only a supernatural show could really explore, and i would like to see more being done with those possibilities. I myself have the idea for a werewolf show, and while it will have some romance i don't want that to be the main element

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