Friday, February 10, 2012

HENRY CAVILL IN "THE GREAT WALL"! SULLIVAN STAPLETON IN "300: BATTLE OF ARTEMISIA"? BILLY CONNOLLY IN "THE HOBBIT"! ELIZABETH OLSEN & GLENN CLOSE IN "THERESE RAQUIN"! JASON STATHAM TO LEAD "HEAT" REMAKE

One of HOLLYWOOD SPY's favourite young actors, Henry Cavill, who had the lead role in IMMORTALS blockbuster epic last year,
has THE COLD LIGHT OF DAY this year next to Bruce Willis, and MAN OF STEEL next year next to Amy Adams, has possibly secured a fourth project as well: "Variety" writes today that he might take the lead role in Edward Zwick's THE GREAT WALL, a rather mysterious project which will be set in China and will investigate the mystery behind how China's Great Wall was constructed. I'm not sure if it will be a modern movie or set in the ancient times, but as you know Zwick already has experience in shooting films about Asia, since he was the helmer of THE LAST SAMURAI.

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All of his movies are actually the same film, right, but we still love feasting our eyes upon His Royal Hunkiness Jason Statham, yes? Well, according to "MovieWeb" he might take the lead role in Brian De Palma's remake of
Robert De Niro's HEAT which follows
a tough recovering gambling addict who makes his living providing protection in the rough edges of the gambling world, but refuses to resort to gunplay, strictly using hand and edged weapon combat. I've reported this before, but now it's official: Elizabeth Olsen and Glenn Close have signed on to star in the film adaptation of Emile Zola's novel THERESE RAQUIN, about a woman who murders her sickly husband Camille (Tom Felton) with the help of Laurent, her new lover. Years later, she discovers Camille is haunting her new marriage with Laurent, turning each of them against each other. "Deadline" reports that Glenn Close will play Therese Raquin's mother, who arranged the marriage with Camille.

When it comes to news on epic films, I have two for you today: first of all, "Variety" reveals that the sequel to the legendary epic 300: BATTLE OF ARTEMISIA might have found its lead actor in Sullivan Stapleton (ANIMAL KINGDOM, STRIKE BACK, he's mostly
naked in the second one) for the story which will go back ten years in the past describing the rise of Persian king Xerxes and his battle against Greeks at Artemisia. Sullivan's fellow Australian Joel Edgerton was previously mentioned for the role. Zack Snyder has written the screenplay, but he won't direct like he did with 300. The second piece of epic news is that Billy Connolly has joined THE HOBBIT as the mighty dwarf Dain Ironfoot, a cousin of Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage). The shooting is currently moving on and Luke Evans, who plays Bard leader of men, has informed us a few days ago that he has arrived to New Zealand again to continue with shooting his scenes.

34 comments:

  1. Oh that Henry, his beauty just took my breath away. THE GREAT WALL sounds intriguing, and with him in the cast for sure I'll watch it! :D

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    1. we love to call him Henrylicious Cavill :)

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  2. I'm glad you're on my team when it comes to lentils. Going to frost some cupcakes with white chocolate icing in a few minutes. I'll try not to sample too much :)

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    1. mmmmmm white chocolate.... mmmmm....
      You can use lentils to make lovely patties too! With an egg and some cheese and breadcrumbs, fry them, eat them. lovely :)

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  4. Hmmmmm never heard of those actors but thankfully I've got Dezzy to keep me up to date

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    1. you never heard of Statham? Good Lord, Baur!

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    2. Statham will come to kick your behind if he finds out :)

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  5. Henrylicious? :D

    And what is it about Stratham? He does seem to make the same movie over and over again, but I do so enjoy him in a guilty pleasure sort of way.

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    1. wanna hear my list of nicknames for our fave hunks? Beside Fass My Benders we also have Kiss Evans, Tom Hiddlestud, Chris Hunksworth and Henrylicious Cavill :)

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    1. the novel wasn't all that bad when I read it in Grammar School.

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  7. Did I hear you say Bruce Willis Dez? My man is working this year. And Conolly in the Hobbit, that movie is going to be great and with Conolly, beyond great!

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    1. glad to get you excited with the mention of your fave boys, Annzie!

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  8. Billy Connolly will be perfect as a great and mighty dwarf!

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    1. he will, it should be real fun :) especially with Dame Edna as the Master of the Lake :)

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  9. Statham is like the king of remakes, he should be shot in the foot for making all this remake garbage. But at least it's just a Burt Reynolds movie and not the Heat that should never be touched. But they prob will remake that one too.

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    1. can I take him for house treatment if you shoot him in the leg? :)

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  10. I was happy to hear that Billy Connolly would be in The Hobbit; he'll make a great addition to the cast. I'm hoping that the 300 sequel/prequel will be every bit as good as the first.

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    1. I'm also keeping fingers crossed for 300 prequel and I hope they will really go with Sullivan, I'm liking the idea of him taking the lead role and scoring big in Hollywood.

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  11. Once again, I don't know any of these people, nor watched any of these movies. :'(

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  12. Really looking forward to seeing Billy C in The Hobbit. Perfect casting. And he's bound to add a wee slice of humour.

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    1. I'm sure he will be totally crazy especially with Dame Edna in the cast too :)

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  13. Connolly as a dwarf, more 300 shenanigans and Statham kicking ass, what more could we want.....

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  14. dont know who this Billy guy is but it sure is fun to know more about The Hobbit.

    martin freeman said they are shooting the big battle now

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    1. Connolly is quite famous older actor :) You've seen his face, but probably haven't heard his name.
      The Battle of Five Armies? That should be a great one. So, it means my Luke is in the battle too :))

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  15. More with Henry, yay!!! Cannot wait to see him and Amy together. they will be the most fabulous onscreen couple.

    That Sullivan is mighty hot.And you say he's mostly naked in what film,. now? LOL

    And of course, the always awesome Jason Statham, yummo! I'll see anything he does. Thank you for all the hot manliness today, my dear. Brightens up my gloomy Friday for sure.

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    1. not film, but show, he is apparently scantily clad in it all the time :) Just try to Google his name in image search :)

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  16. I hadn't heard of Sullivan Stapleton. I like to see fresh faces in the movies!
    Jason Statham looks like a butt-kicker!

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    1. he might become popular like Gerard Butler did with 300 ;) He sure is hunky like Butler.

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