Monday, September 5, 2011

WILL EDDIE MURPHY HOST THE OSCARS? TRAILER FOR "THE DOUBLE" WITH RICHARD GERE & TOPHER GRACE. JAMES BOND 23 "CARTE BLANCHE" TO BE SET IN SERBIA AND SHOT IN INDIA?

 I know that all of you JAMES BOND fans are waiting for the new 007 film, and the good news is that it should start shooting soon
over in India with a stunning budget of almost $200 million. I'm not sure why they are shooting in India since the story is supposed to be set in HOLLYWOOD SPY's homecountry of Vojvodina. Believe it or not, in JAMES BOND 23 secret agent oo7 will be on a mission on the outskirts of Novi Sad the capital city of Vojvodina, monitoring an Irishman called Niall Dunne, who plans to derail a train carrying three hundred kilograms of methyl isocyanate.  The possible title of the film could be CARTE BLANCHE and the producers have offered Serbian cellist Jelena Mihailovic to compose the opening music sequence for the film. As you know, directed by Sam Mendes, the film will have Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem and Ralph Fiennes in the cast.

SHORT HOLLYWOOD HEADLINES
Although there were rumors earlier this Spring that Oprah Winfrey might host the next year's OSCARS, according to "Deadline" the director of the ceremony Brett Ratner (who isn't
a popular choice for the job himself) wants Eddie Murphy to be the host!Murphy has recently done TOWER HEIST film with Ratner and is apparently interested to take the job. Meanwhile, Billy Crystal is also one of the options, since many believe he should return to the role of the Oscar host. Speaking of Crystal, I haven't seen him and Bette Midler for quite some time, but I didn't expect to see them playing grandparents: as "Variety" reports this weekend, they will take lead roles in US & THEM playing a divorced couple who must live under the same roof again with their three grandchildren. This 2Oth Century Fox comedy will also show the grandparents struggling to adapt to their modern grandchildren's behavior.

One of the trailers released recently is the one for THE DOUBLE. It raised quite a buzz because the biggest twist is revealed in the trailer itself. Premiering later this month, the film follows Paul
Shepherdson (Richard Gere), a retired CIA operative, and a rookie FBI agent, Ben Geary (Topher Grace) who are trying to solve the mysterious murder of a US senator bearing the distinctive trademark of the legendary Soviet assassin "Cassius". Having spent his career chasing Cassius, Shepherdson is convinced his nemesis is long dead, but is pushed to take on the case by his former supervisor(Martin Sheen). Meanwhile, Agent Geary, who wrote his Master’s thesis on Shepherdson’s pursuit of the Soviet killer, is certain that Cassius has resurfaced. As Shepherdson and Geary work their way through crimes both past and present, they discover that Cassius may not be the person they always thought him to be, forcing both to re-examine everything and everyone around them. The film also stars Stephen Moyer.

25 comments:

  1. What's up with that Double poster with Topher screaming? That doesnt make sense to me, or appeal to me. He's not that guy. But Daniel Craig is:)

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  2. he fits the role perfectly because he plays a geek cop :)

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  3. Really excited for another Daniel Craig James Bond flick. Casino Royale was a big favorite of mine. That seems very strange that they would shoot in India... I hope they can somehow "Hollywood Magic" it took look appropriate.

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  4. I'm guessing shooting in India was the cheapest? Or maybe India appears in the script as well.

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  5. Okay, I've stopped staring at the Daniel Craig picture long enough to tell you that I LOVE the trailer for The Double. That one looks good. :)

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  6. Looking forward to the new bond flick. I think maybe india will be in the script somewhere which will be cool, the last time india featured in a bond movie was Octopussy i think.

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  7. yay for the new bond movie! it does seem strange they would shoot in India.

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  8. I am so excited for the Double. Love Topher Grace and Richard Gere...looks like a great movie. Wonder what other twists they have if revealing who Cassius is seemed like a good move. Totally intrigued.

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  9. The Double looks exciting. What, does he have memory loss or is he split personality, we have to watch to find out.

    Also, I'm one of those who loves James Bond and can't wait.

    I don't know if I can see Oprah doing the Oscars, she has so much class, after last year...

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  10. I can't wait to see Double!!! I love Bond movies; this is exciting to have your area be part of the magic. I do hope there is footage of your country, too! Wow Crystal and Midler what a combo! Eddie Murphy could do a great job~

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  11. 200 Mil for James Bond. Surely they could do one less explosion and help my family out?

    Happy Monday Dezzy!

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  12. Looking forward to more Bond and a bit of Irish badness.

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  13. Interested in the Double but not so much the new Bond movie. Wasn't the second one not that great?

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  14. Does India really look like Serbia? I suppose a forest is a forest, and most of it will probably be in studios, but that still sounds odd.

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  15. yeah, i wonder why they don't just shoot in serbia? there has been several things shot there recently, no?

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  16. Eddie Murphy host the oscar? NO!
    It's funny that Bond 23 was shot in India while the story is set in Serbia, but I hope they will cast some hot Serbian chicks for the movie ;)

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  17. @Luanne
    ah, that's the only picture of Craig I've managed to find on which he looks attractive and sexy and adorable. He isn't really a handsome fella if you ask me :) It was a difficult mission, so I'm glad the photo was stareworthy in the end :)

    @Ting
    yes, I also think OCTOPUSY was the last Bond movie set in India. This one might not be set thera at all, just shot there

    @Lyndy
    it is strange, isn't it?

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  18. @Raquel
    I like Topher Grace a lot, too :) Maybe it will turn out that Gere is actually his father in the film :) Like in Spanish soaps

    @Damon
    glad you liked it

    @Clarissa
    glad you liked both Bond and The Double news today, Clarissa :)

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  19. @Ella
    I'm not sure there will be a footage of Vojvodina. Maybe all the scenes connected with my area, will be set inside and not outside, or it will be just set near some railway.

    @Scott
    not just your family, with that kind of money they could solve the problem of famine in Sudan and Somalia or save the lives of tens of thousands of sick kids who need surgeries but have no money to pay them :(

    @Lurk
    hey, Lurk, nice to see you back! HOPE you had a nice vacation from the blogosphere :)

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  20. @DWei
    I'm not the right person for that question, buddy, since I haven't liked any Bond movie ever :)

    @Matthew
    no, India looks nothing like Serbia, and even the forests are different since we are not a tropical country. I think the reason is the fact that for the shooting of the biggest of blockbusters you need special facilities and conditions (huge studios and lots of technical things and enough electric power to support a whole city), this is why the films we had shot here in SERBIA weren't from A-league production. But, then again, previous Bond was partially shot in neighboring Monte Negro, a country with absolutely no facilities of that kind, so who knows what's the real reason.

    @Edmund
    check out the above comment I left for you and Matthew

    @Jaccsy
    well, a Serbian will write the song :) And according to latest rumors Adele will sing it.

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  21. Dezzy - How cool is that? I love that they put the twist in the trailer. Very smart move. And pretty boy, Gere, as the bad guy. Yeah, I'll probably see it. =D

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  22. glad you liked the twist, Shells! :)

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  23. The Double looks interesting, and he did give a impressive performance in Predators

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  24. Topher is one of the underrated actors in Hollywood, he should get more roles since he is talented, charming and likable.

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