Saturday, February 4, 2012

DAMIAN LEWIS IN "ROMEO & JULIET"! SAM CLAFLIN & ARMIE HAMMER AS PRINCES IN "MIRROR MIRROR" & "SNOW WHITE & THE HUNTSMAN"! OCTAVIA SPENCER IN "SNOW PIERCER", VIOLA DAVIS IN "ENDER'S GAME"! KATHERINE HEIGL IS "FACE BLIND"

 Two of the breakthrough stars from last year's hit drama THE HELP (which is looking to win the best film at the Oscars), lovely Octavia Spencer and Viola Davis (who are both nominated for Oscars too),
have new gigs. Viola Davis has joined ENDER'S GAME, sf epic in which a teen gamer is recruited to fight insect like aliens, and BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, an adaptation of the hit YA saga about teens with supernatural powers. Octavia Spencer has, on the other hand, joined SNOW PIERCER in which she will play one of the people stuck on a train in a futuristic world with eternal winter with Chris Evans, Jamie Bell and Tilda Swinton. The official plot is: In an alternate future, where a failed experiment to stop global warming results in a new Ice Age, the frigid climate has killed off all life on Earth, except for the passengers aboard a train dubbed Snow Piercer. A class system develops among the passengers on this train, which ignites a revolt. My type of movie!

HOLLYWOOD SPY HEADLINES
 One of our favourite TV actors Damian Lewis (HOMELAND, BAND OF BROTHERS, THE FORSYTHE SAGA) has just joined the new movie adaptation of ROMEO
AND JULIET which will be directed by Carlo Carlei and will have Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth as Romeo and Juliet. Damian will play lord Capulet, Stellan Skarsgard will play the ruler of Verona, while Paul Giamatti plays the friar. GOSSIP GIRL's Ed Westwick plays Romeo's friend Tybalt. The film is being written by famous Julian Fellows who is scoring unprecedented success with his DOWNTON ABBEY mini series! Meanwhile, Katherine Heigl will star in FACE BLIND, an interesting story about a psychologist  who can't distinguish people by their faces and gets in trouble when one of her patients starts stalking her.

And when it comes to Saturday pics, here are some from two rival projects on Snow White. The first picture finally shows ultra charming
Sam Claflin as prince in SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN which hits cinemas this June with Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth in the action packed twist on the famous fairy tale. We haven't seen Claflin so far in the trailers nor pics from the film, and he is looking delightful in the first photo. You remember him from PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN and from PILLARS OF THE EARTH. The other two pictures are from the rival project, Tarsem's visual master piece MIRROR MIRROR which premiers last day of March. Two new character
posters show lovely Lily Collins as the Snow White and Armie Hammer as her Prince Charming. Which prince do you like better? Armie or Claflin?

46 comments:

  1. mmmm I'm going to have to go with Sam Claflin. Loved him in Pirates. :)

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    1. he is ever so delightful, isn't he? And one of HOLLYWOOD SPY's discoveries as I must emphasize :)

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  2. No, no, no movies about eternal winter! Gah, I've had enough of snow. Where are you and the penguins anyway? We need digging out...again. :)

    And Julian Fellowes is on one hell of a hot streak right now. Good for him.

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    1. LOL, well what can you expect when living in Colorado? :) Me and penguins will come as soon as we dig our way out of Serbia which is also snowed in at minus 15 degrees Celsius :)

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    2. Well, hurry up. My sleigh won't push itself you know.

      Heh, I'm channeling my inner wicked witch in honor of your Snow White photo comparison there. :))

      Also, I'm going with Claflin on this one.

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    3. Claflin is a great choice, although we love Armie too, but Brits should always win over Americans ;)

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    4. I am so sending my flying monkeys after you. If you're nice to them, they might help you dig out. Be warned, they are American monkeys. Well, after they were stolen from another country and brought to the US for training. :PP

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    5. Thanks, but no thanks, I've seen flying monkeys, and they aren't really a reliable species. Tend to make more mischief than good.

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  3. I hope you are staying warm my dear. I think maybe I should take my rocket powered sleigh that I jacked from ol' Nick and rescue you and your adorable penguins. ;)

    I think I have to go with Sam. Good God he looks deliciously rugged in that pic.

    Speaking of pics, that is a gorgeous one of Octavia. I am so happy she is going to be working more and more. I loved her in The Help along with Viola Davis.

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    1. as warm as I can, but our city is cleaning only the biggest street from snow, so we are pretty much snowed in. My dad and I are shovelling tones of snow every hour or two around the house, we already have mountains of it in the backyard. And my shoes decided to bail on me in the darkest of moments, so it's total hell :)

      Sam is delish, isn't he?
      I love that pic of Octavia too, it's from REGARD MAGAZINE. I've been trying to find that photo shoot around the net but alas unsuccessfully, the pics are either small or have some marks and labels. And she doesn't even have her website. I'd like to have that photo shoot to use in the future, it is very cute.

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  4. I vote for Sam, too!

    And Octavia and Viola have such lovely, unique names!

    I love snow! I wish we had more! Ours melted!

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    1. I also said that Octavia and Viola are such lovely names, Octavia especially!

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  5. I like most of Damian Lewis's work, but Romeo and Juliet, really? How many damn times does that movie have to be done? Talk about remake hell, every two years a new version comes out and guess what, spoilers, they die that the end each time.

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    1. well, this will be a realistic ROMEO AND JULIET adaptation, set in that time and period, and most of other ones we had were in different setting, so this one should be nice, especially since the cast is so lovely and nice.

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    2. Remake hell... I like that, Pat. And you're right. It seems to be difficult to create something that is (a) NEW and (b) worth our while. But I'm blue, so I'm biased.

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    3. aren't you, yourself, a remake of Madonna's song? :PPPP

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  6. I have heard of Damian Lewis forgot what movie he was in that I saw was though!

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  7. Hi, Dezz! I just use that cabinet door for photos. It can be challenging due to all the recessed panels for food/dish/prop placement, but I still love it! I have a sunny little room off the side of the house that I use as my so called studio. Have a wonderful weekend, my friend!

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    1. ah, I also have my spot for taking pics of my cakes :) I use the counter in my kitchen with neon bar installed under the cupboard so the lighting is perfect. But I can take only pics from above not from aside or distant position :(

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  8. Snow Piercer is getting quite a cast.

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    1. and the story sounds brilliant too, I adore such settings! And you know I adore Chris Evans.

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  9. Mmm Claflin of course! ;)

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    1. mmmm indeed, hope you clicked on the link with his name in the post to see more stunning pics of his :)

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  10. Hi Dezzy!
    I'm loving the green roses! Green is my favorite color~ Stunning!!!
    I am glad to see more of Damian Lewis. He adds brilliance to whatever he comes in contact with!

    Snow Piercer sounds amazing!
    Thanks for stopping by...
    It is candy, not soap! They are hard, chalky like, with flavors like orange, banana, chocolate, bubble gum and grape.

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    1. oh, thanks ,ELLA, means a lot to me, since I've just put the green roses up and wasn't sure how the crowd will react. I'm not 100% satisfied, but my knowledge of computer graphics is limited so this was all I could manage. The roses are here during February, month of love :)

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  11. I think Clafin looks better, at least in the photo.
    I wonder which snow white will gain more money in box office ;)

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    1. Well, it might unfortunately be SW and the Huntsman because of the Twilight fans... ^^" But I wish it's the other one, which seems so funnier and more colourful too.

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    2. yep, I think Lucinda is, unfortunately, right, those damn TWILIGHT freaks will support the trashy Stewart :(
      I still hope parents and families might go watch MIRROR MIRROR with kids, this world deserves more bright stories. My heart breaks every time something dark wins over something positive and bright.

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    3. I, myself, would love to see mirror mirror because it looks so fun. But I am also curious with the dark one, if only Steward is not the leading actress.

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  12. I don't know which prince is the best, but I know that Sam looked so silly in Pirates, with his "Sirena" and everything. And Armie is cuter!

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    1. hehe PIRATES are always silly and dreadfully boring.

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  13. I really need to get around to reading Ender's Game. Heard a lot of good things about it.

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  14. With Lily Collins playing the role of Snow White, I'd like her prince to be... blue. ;)

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  15. yay for octavia spencer!
    i read about face blindness a couple months ago. that's really a fascinating phenomenon. could be interesting!

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    1. it is very strange, isn't it? Not that I always remember faces either LOL Since I had hundreds of young and adult students sometimes, when someone says hello, I can't remember if they were my students or we met some other way before :)

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  16. SNOW PIERCER sounds like a fairly original plot idea. I can't help but wonder what fuels the train though. What happens when it runs out? (See how my mind works... always worried about fuel.) I've loved Romeo and Juliet since I was eleven, so I should enjoy that, but I think I'm most curious about the twist with SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN. Which sounds like it brought in the guy with the ax from Little Red Riding Hood. Can't say which prince I like better, but probably Hammer... it's close though. Thanks so much for your kind words at my blog!

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    1. it might be that the constant movement of the train is producing energy in some futuristic way, who knows? That is why it musn't stop, beside the fact that they would freeze.

      Nice to hear you're well, Dora!

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  17. the new Romeo and Juliet film should be good

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  18. I do love Lewis and I think he would be wonderful in R&J.

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  19. Snow Piercer sounds awesome! I can do with a class system sci fi movie. Also, I remember when Octavia Spencer was on a comedy central show Halfway House (I think that's the name). Would not have guessed Oscar in her future, but mostly because of the show. :)

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    1. comedies usually have the most talented of actors, especially all those lovely black ladies! Hope she wins the Oscar.

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