Tuesday, January 24, 2012

HUGH JACKMAN & RACHEL WEISZ IN MADELEINE STOWE'S "UNBOUND CAPTIVES"! JAMES MARSDEN & THOMAS JANE IN "RED MACHINE"! MARK RUFFALO, JULIA ROBERTS, MATT BOMER & ALEC BALDWIN IN "THE NORMAL HEART"!

One of the projects HOLLYWOOD SPY has announced three or four years ago might finally get into production: Madeleine Stowe, who returned to the spotlights with her Golden Globe nominated role in REVENGE show, has
been planning to direct her own film with quite a stunning cast. UNBOUND CAPTIVES will be an action epic set in the Wild West in which the story revolves around a woman (Rachel Weisz) whose husband and son are captured by Commanche warriors in 1859, and who is rescued by a frontiersman (Hugh Jackman). Robert Pattinson was set to play the son three years ago. It is interesting that Fox had first offered Madeleine $ 3 million planning to shot the film with Russell Crowe as the star and Ridley Scott as director, but she turned it down and turned down another $5 million offer for the praised script as well, because the deal didn't call for her to be anything more than just the film's writer. Rachel and Hugh already had amazing chemistry in one of the best films ever THE FOUNTAIN.

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After Liam Neeson and Dermot Mulroney finish fighting wolves in THE GREY later this month, some other hunks will fight some other naughty beasts according to "Variety": James Marsden, Thomas Jane and Billy Bob Thornton have signed on to star in thriller RED MACHINE sharing the spotlight with a live grizzly bear. The film
revolves around two estranged brothers (Marsden and Jane) who reconcile on a camping trip with their girlfriends. Once in the remote wilderness, however, things go horribly awry when they are attacked and relentlessly stalked by a horrifying grizzly bear called the Red Machine. Thornton will, off course, play a legendary bear expert and hunter.

One of the dramas, that has long been in the process of pre-production THE NORMAL HEART in which Mark Ruffalo will play writer and activist Ned Weeks through whose eyes we shall follow the rise of the
HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City between 1981 and 1984, has just gotten some really big names in its cast: Julia Roberts, Alec Baldwin and Matthew Bomer. Julia will play a doctor in the wheelchair who was one of the very few of her colleagues to pay attention to the disease, Bomer, who is gay in his real life too, will play Ruffalo's boyfriend, a fashion designer who has AIDS, while Baldwin will play Ruffalo's brother, a rich lawyer who has difficulties accepting his brother as a gay person. The story has been done before in a theatre play with Ellen Barkin, and the film will be produced by Brad Pitt's company.

41 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, does Rachel Weisz eat? ;)

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    1. spandex does that to female figure :) U should probably try it for the hubs....

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  2. Rachel Weisz looks like a cyborg in that picture, and how interesting to see things that happened in my lives being interpreted in cinema... I'll be curious to see how TNH turns out! :o) Thanks, Dezzy~ <3

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    1. which one happened in your life? You had a gay fashion designer boyfriend? You were captured by Comanche? Battled a grizzly bear?

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    1. I hope you are talking about moi LOL

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  4. You're cheeky today!

    Thank you for the nice visuals. That is a beautiful post, sir, with a lot of interesting new projects to keep track of.

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    1. Yep, sometimes I have to fill in the posts with nice pics when we are having a dry period in film news department ;)

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  5. Rachel Weisz looks nice in that picture!

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  6. I remember by dad talking about the HIV-AIDS crisis. His explanation was quite racist...

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  7. I like the first movie. Although not really a Western fan, I like me a Hugh Jackman.

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  8. So Hugh and Rachel are re-teaming again after The Fountain... that is interesting that miss Stowe is directing. She's in that show Revenge too, right... I just heard that James Purefoy is gonna guest star in that show, woo hoo!

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    1. it's a magnificent trio, isn't it, just not sure what's horrid RPats doing there. Purefoy is amazing, so sad he isn't big in Hollywood :(

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    2. I know, it's a shame Dezzy. He's relegated to supporting roles in TV shows, I mean come on, that guy needs his OWN series and more movie roles!!

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  9. Unbound captives looks good (yeah the hot guy helps), the storyline seems fresh and I love westerns. Also interested in the Normal Heart. I lost a friend in that period. He went to New York to become a model (he was gorgeous) and contracted AIDS in the very early 80's. He died in 1984.

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    1. that's sad. I've never had anyone who suffered or died from AIDS (it's not that widespread in my country), but it's a horrid horrid disease!

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  10. Matt Bomer's film sounds fantastic. I remember the stories about AIDS from the early 80's and all the stereotyping and fear that went around.

    It should be interesting to see Stowe's movie. What a cast. :)

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    1. I hope Stowe will finally manage to make the movie after so many efforts and waiting.

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  11. Hmmm... not sure if Red Machine sounds good, or completely terrible. It could go either way.

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  12. Always enjoy a good western. But Dez, The Fountain one of the best movies ever? Really? I would rather poke my eyes out than watch that thing ever again. It's on my worst ever movie list..lol

    I wasn't born yet for the crisis though, so with that what do I know.

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    1. what? That you don't have any taste, Pat you naughty cat! I know that some people didn't understand it, but I loved it even though I didn't love any other of Aronofsky's movies :) I think you have to be in the mood for that film in order to get it and like it.

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    2. haha bah that one was just out to lunch, the trailer made it look so good and then it was just a huge load of crap.

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    3. that's it, Cat you naughty Pat, we shall settle this in a boxing match, you're sooo going down you feline evilness :)

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  13. I believe "The Normal Heart" is currently having a successful revival on Broadway. Looking forward to the movie FINALLY being made.

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  14. None of these are really for me. :(

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  15. I'm sort of not worried if I don't see these but you never know....

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    1. sorry to hear that, Lurk, I shall have something more epic tonight

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  16. Again all I am going to comment on is how HOT Weisz looks... I really need help

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    1. maybe you were just missing your Mrs. this weekend too much :PPPP

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  17. Looks like some exciting projects coming up - I do like James Marsden!

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  18. the normal heart was sounding interesting... THEN... you got to a certain actress' name. say it ain't so, dezzy!

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  19. I hate it when I see these people and I go, who, huh? What?

    I'm really don't remember faces well.

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    1. that's strange, Rgers, all of these are well known actors, although, as you know, one of the HOLLYWOOD SPY goals is to promote young actors, so you will often hear about some of them for the first time here at our site.

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