Monday, March 26, 2012

OSCAR ISAAC JOINS TOM FELTON & GLENN CLOSE IN "THERESE RAQUIN"! WARNER BROS. TO ADAPT SF SAGA "FOURTH REALM"! DEEPLY INSPIRING TRAILER FOR "MUSICAL CHAIRS"!

Beside Hugh Jackman's, Russell Crowe's, Anne Hathaway's LES MISERABLES, Helena Bonham Carter's and Ralph Fiennes' GREAT
EXPECTATIONS and Jude Law and Aaron Johnson's ANA KARENINA, one of the upcoming classic novel film adaptations is THERESE RAQUIN as well. As you know it is based on the famous novel by Emile Zola, in which Elizabeth Olsen plays the title character, who is trapped in a loveless marriage to her sickly first cousin, Camille (Tom Felton), and living with his mother (Glenn Close). She begins an illicit love affair with Camille’s friend Laurent, which leads to a tragic outcome for all three. Now, the latest update from "Deadline" is that Oscar Isaac (ROBIN HOOD, SUCKER PUNCH, AGORA) has won the role of Laurent. It is interesting that Kate Winslet was for a long time set to play the title role, and later on Jessica Biel was in plan together with Gerard Butler as Laurent.

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According to "Deadline" Warner Bros. has bought movie rights on FOURTH REALM trilogy. This fantasy dystopian saga has been written by John Twelve Hawks. The studio will start right away on
"The Traveler", the first book in the series. The novels are set in the near future, and reinterpret history as a battle between the forces of control. There is the Tabula, which manages society through constant observation, and the Travelers, a nearly extinct group of people who can project their spirit into other dimensions. The series continued with the novels "The Dark River" and "The Golden City". They’ve been published in 25 languages and sold more than 1.5 million books. The author is known for being extremely mysterious, nobody knows his real name nor identity and he communicates with publishers and media only by email or by untraceable satellite calls for which he uses a voice scrambler.

We've had a spotlight on delightful and inspiring film yesterday, but here's another deeply inspiring film, the one which can bring hope to your heart and warmth into your souls. Currently in cinemas, MUSICAL CHAIRS is set against the exciting backdrop of competitive ballroom dancing,
following Armando, a Bronx-bred Latino who aspires to be a dancer but whose only way in is as handyman at a Manhattan dance studio, and Mia, an Upper East Side princess who is the studio's star performer. Though worlds apart, their shared passion for dance promises to bring them together until a tragic accident changes Mia's life forever, and she finds herself wheelchair bound at a rehab facility, with her dreams of a dance career shattered. Fortunately, Armando has enough dreams for both of them and, when he hears about a wheelchair ballroom dance competition that will soon be held in NY, he sees a way to return something to Mia that she thinks is lost forever. At first she is reluctant, wheelchair dancing, though highly popular overseas, is something she never even knew existed. But, with the help of several other patients at the rehab center, Armando organizes an intense training program that will bring them all center stage and in the spotlight. The prize is irrelevant; what they really stand to win back is their zest for life.

36 comments:

  1. Fourth Real trilogy in movie form will be pretty neat

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    1. hope it won't be too expensive for them to make :)

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  2. Musical Chairs sounds very inspiring. I'll have to see if I can find it somewhere.

    Love Oscar Isaac and want to see Therese Raquin. He is so hot. Glenn Close will make a great overbearing mother.

    Still not interested in Ana. It was ruined the moment that hideous woman who shall not be names was cast. ;)

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    1. It's currently in limited release in cinemas.
      Oscar was great in AGORA next to Rachel Weisz.

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    2. Thanks, my dear. I can always count on you to steam up my week. ;)

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    3. oooh, I will have a steamy pic of a young star tomorrow evening too :) and some Cate Blanchett news and a trailer you will like since you love crazy dark comedies with flair :)

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  3. Dance movies are always fun, irrespective of plot.

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  4. I love ballroom dancing...so I really enjoyed the trailer. I don't know if this movie is in our cinema but will check it out ~

    Thanks for all the updates ~

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    1. it is in limited release, hopefully in your part of the country too.
      Glad you liked it :)

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  5. Musical Chairs looks cool...hope to catch it if it's released over here in the UK.
    As for Fourth Realm...it has the potential to be brilliant...

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    1. I hope it will be released in UK at least on DVD?

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  6. I'm a real fan of ballroom dancing and watch the competitions. Learning ballroom dancing was on my list of things to do and then I had my accident and can never learn. Oh but I'm going to enjoy this movie.

    I had not heard of the Fourth Realm trilogy, but you've got me interested in reading the books (which is a great thing). That's fascinating about the author too. I'd love to get the story on him.

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    1. Did you love STRICTLY BALLROOM? It's my fave ballroom film and it's Australian, and you know how much my heart belongs to Australian films and stars.

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    2. I did see it and adored it. Have you never been to Australia luv? It's fabulous there. I got so much attention from the men it was heaven! They bought me drinks, dinners, drove me all around Sydney and one even bought me an opal. And I didn't have to sleep with any of them. It was grand!!

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    3. sadly, no, dahling, I've never been able to go outside my country :(
      I do have a few friends Down Under whom I love heaps. I'd hate the weather, since I'm a Polar bear, but I'd love everything else, I've always followed what's going on in their showbiz. And they have a very strong Serbian society there which measures in hundreds of thousands.

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  7. Oo, there's Tom Felton, that should be interesting.

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  8. Never heard of the Fourth Realm books either. He sounds a bit paranoid as well, but I guess he/she/it likes their privacy, better than an attention seeking whore.

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    1. he does seem paranoid :) And we do not like attention seeking wh%$@s :)

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    2. Maybe he is really an alien or Elvis or someone from an alternate reality and the books are fact where he comes from. So he has to be sneaky and not let the evil doers track him down that want to stop him from spreading the word.

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    3. Dez, I think he's the Cat.

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    4. @Cat
      oh, he sees Elvis everywhere :)

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    5. @Anne
      you're onto something here Annzie Holmes. He's either him or the Elvis himself :) We must make the Cat shake his pelvis in front of us in order to establish the truth.
      Hit it, Cat, give us some VIVA LAS VEGAS shaking :)

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  9. Looking forward to the Fourth Realm

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  10. I really have little to add here Dezzy. Just popping into say HI!!

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    1. Hi-dee-ho my friendly Scottie, hope Monday's treating you nice :)

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  11. Think ill have to pass on the musicals

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  12. The difference between Elizabeth Olsen and Jessica Biel would have made it a much different movie.

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    1. it sure would, just as the difference has been made today - since Jessica Lange has replaced Glenn Close :(((((( I'm not watching it now.

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  13. The Fourth Realm sounds the best to me.

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  14. Anyone who claims a movie will bring hope to my heart and warmth into my soul is making a bold statement, Dezzy. But I believe you and I'm fortunate enough not to be stuck in one of those d@mn chairs.

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    1. can't say I don't have such moments, Randy :( Unlike you, me doesn't have :) an exotic spouse, billions in the bank and such good things :( so movies sometimes help in getting some optimism

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