Monday, March 5, 2012

NICOLE KIDMAN JOINS COLIN FIRTH IN WW2 EPIC "THE RAILWAY MAN"! TOM HIDDLESTON, LILY COLLINS, BEN WALKER, WILL SMITH, RUSSELL CROWE IN "A WINTER'S TALE" FANTASY! JOEL KINNAMAN IS THE NEW "ROBOCOP" OFFICIALLY!

A future project we can't wait to see is WWII epic THE RAILWAY MAN with Colin Firth as Eric Lomax, a second Lieutenant in the Royal Corp of Signals who was captured in 1942 by the Japanese army in Singapore. He was forced to work on the 'death railway' with hundreds of other prisoners of war. The true story will be based on his life as a POW and his mission to seek revenge years later on those who tortured him. The bad news is that Rachel Weisz, who was supposed to play his wife, has just been replaced by Nicole Kidman :( The cast will also include Jeremy Irvine (WAR HORSE) as the younger Lomax. The film will be directed by Jonathan Teplitzky who helmed the amazing film BURNING MAN with Matthew Goode.

HOLLYWOOD SPY HEADLINES
According to "Variety" Emmy Rossum, whom I haven't seen in ages ever since PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, has joined Emma Thompson and Viola Davis in BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, the movie adaptation of Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl's saga
about two teens who must confront a curse that has haunted the girl's family for generations. As I've reported earlier, Emma Thompson will play a dual role of a small town religious zealot and a dark witch, while the two teens will be played by Jack O'Connell and Alice Englert. Emmy Rossum will play the girl's cousin who becomes a dark witch too. Meanwhile, the news I reported last month has now been officially confirmed: THE KILLING star Joel Kinnaman has been signed as the new ROBOCOP, in the role of a cop who gets killed and is then turned into a cyborg cop supposed to clean the streets from criminals.

Another interesting project I've written about before is the directorial debut of famous producer Akiva Goldsman A WINTER'S TALE, a very complex period fantasy thriller based on a novel by Mark Helprin which brings a sweeping drama about reincarnation, set in the early
20th century and focusing on a thief on the run who, when breaking into a wealthy man’s home, strikes up a relationship with the man’s terminally ill daughter. He later learns that he possesses the gift of reincarnation, and becomes determined to save her life.  A flying horse and a time-shift 100 years are elements which also appear in this supernatural story. Russel Crowe is set to play a ruthless criminal, while Will Smith will play a judge, but the update is that we now have a whole slate of younger actors who are mentioned as possible cast members: from THOR's Tom Hiddleston, to Benjamin Walker from ABRAHAM LINCOLN THE VAMPIRE HUNTER and Snow White Lily Collins. They will all do screen tests next week.

54 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness!! Hiddleston and Crowe possibly in a movie together?? PLEASE make that happen, I've be so over the moon!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I forgot you love that egomaniac Crowe, Flixy :) but I will forgive you since you love Hiddlestud too :)))

      Delete
    2. Oh come on Dez, he's just misunderstood. I think him and Hiddlestud together will be electric, let's hope the casting works out!

      Delete
    3. now, Hiddlestud and Luke Evans, that's what I would call an electric match :)

      Delete
  2. I'm still hoping Robocop fries his circuits or something. But yeah I know, doubtful. Crowe and Smith in the same movie...hahaha there will be enough ego on that set to send them into orbit.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. ahah ha ha :) yep, if they put Cruise in the film too, the whole set might explode from egoblast :)

      Delete
    2. LOL would save us the trouble of having to listen to them yap though.

      Delete
    3. and having to watch them jump on Oprah's sofas :) Let them jump on some Martian sofa :)

      Delete
  3. I like the sound of A Winter's Tale, and having Tom Hiddleston in it would be pretty epic. Fingers crossed.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. it does sound like an intriguing story. More news on Hiddlestud on Wednesday :)

      Delete
    2. What a mix!!! can't wait to see, who ends up in.

      Delete
    3. it's a great one, isn't it? :)

      Delete
  4. I love any movie with Colin Firth in it. Sounds like Jeremy Irvine is the one who is going to have to get skinny for the role, though.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. it should be a great epic, too bad Rachel isn't in it instead of Nicole.

      Delete
  5. Too bad about Rachel not being in this movie. She would have been perfect with Colin. :(

    The cast of A Winter's Tale just keeps getting more interesting and eclectic. I wonder how it will turn out.

    I love Emmy and look forward to seeing her in Beautiful Creatures. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I haven't seen Emmy since OPERA, not sure where she has been :) I've noticed she's gone extremely sexy over the time and has tones of almost porn pics around the net :)
      Rachel and Colin would've been a better pair, Nicole has zero chemistry with anyone except with botox in her face :)

      Delete
  6. "Joel Kinnaman has been signed as the new ROBOCOP"
    That has just made my weekend :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Oh no, new Robocop? I hope they don't screw up the remakes.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. we also have JUDGE DREDD, TOTAL RECALL remakes

      Delete
  8. You can mark my love of Russell Crowe down in the book of my sins and crimes too! Always happy to hear he has a new movie. :))

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. OK, you will share the cell with Flixy in my prison :) If you behave well, I might let Russell be your warden :)

      Delete
  9. I don't know how you can make a new Robocop in this era.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I am very interested to see what a reboot of Robocop will be like. Total Recall looks good, so this should be a nice new take on it!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. yep, I'm not interested in the story itself, but Kinnaman is my man and I have to watch it :) You know how much I love me Scandinavians :)

      Delete
  11. Oh no! Mr. Darcy has been captured by filthy Japs! Seriously embarrassing to lose Singapore within days.

    ReplyDelete
  12. RoboCop, really? I'm not so sure about a remake of that one. Hmm...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. nobody is, sister, but at least it has Joel Kinnaman in the lead role which is always a huge plus :)

      Delete
  13. Replies
    1. glad you do! Hope I will be able to visit your page today, it was impossible to visit it for days due to the new changes that Blogger brought this week.

      Delete
  14. i used to be very much NOT a fan of kidman, but she was just so amazing in rabbit hole... maybe she'll do well in this one.

    though she is no weisz- but i guess only rachel is...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. she was also great in THE BIRTH and DOGVILLE, but she is still too frigid and bottoxed to earn my deep love, although she has my support for leaving Cruise :)

      Delete
  15. Ummm..I forget when did Rachel W win an Oscar?!?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. should've won it countless times :) Maybe if she puts a fake nose and tries to squeeze some emotion from the bottoxed face while playing a depressive writer? :P
      Just joking, I love Nicole too, but Rachel more.

      Delete
    2. She won in 2006 Best Supporting Actress for "The Constant Gardener"

      Delete
    3. there you go, thanks Nadine, brilliant reminder! I think she should've been nominated for THE FOUNTAIN too

      Delete
  16. I'll just keep looking at Emmy Rossum since the rest just umm...sorry...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. you know, Joshie, I dedicated a lot of time on choosing that exact picture of Rossum Possum for my boys :)

      Delete
  17. Robocop hmmmmmmm i like it and emmy rossum lol

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I reckon you like Rossum Possum :)

      Delete
  18. I've always had an interest in World War 2 history so it is always pleasing to hear about new films coming out. Hopefully this will be a good one!

    ReplyDelete
  19. I try to catch all of Firth's films because he's such an amazing actor.

    ReplyDelete
  20. I barely recognize any of these actors...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. that's why HOLLYWOOD SPY is here to introduce them to you :)

      Delete
  21. OK--Railway Man is now on my "must see" list! Thanks, Dezzy~ :o) <3

    ReplyDelete
  22. I'll be interested in 'Railway Man' too - I admire both Firth and Weisz (the latter since 'Enemy At The Gates') but Kidman doesn't do it for me I'm afraid. How very un-Australian of me! But there are so many brilliant stories of the 'Reso' - the resistance in WWII. Unsurprisingly the French have done a few superb films on the subject lately. The one I'd like to see made into a film though is French journalist Loup Durand's fictional WWII thriller 'Daddy'. It's a hell of a book (beautifully written) and I've tried several times to write the screen play for it. A retirement project nes pa?

    Cheerz,
    Doc

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. ENEMY AT THE GATES was a brilliant film, Doc!
      It's interesting that a few days ago the French film was announced based on the days when Germans entered France, and the ordinary people, left without protection and guidance from the governement and officials, went south in tens of thousands. The film will follow those refuges. I forgot the title of the film, it's in French.

      Delete
  23. I must say these all intrigue me today. The Railway Man sounds good, but sad too.

    ReplyDelete

GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)

TO COMMENT YOU CAN USE OPEN ID OPTION BELOW, JUST PUT ANY LINK IN IT - YOUR FACEBOOK URL, TWITTER, BLOG...