Friday, June 1, 2012

TRAILER FOR BBC'S EPIC SERIES "THE HOLLOW CROWN" WITH TOM HIDDLESTON, JEREMY IRONS, BEN WHISHAW, PATRICK STEWART! GEMMA ARTERTON WITH JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE & BEN AFFLECK IN "RUNNER RUNNER"! "EXPENDABLES", "STEP UP", "RED" TO BECOME TV SHOWS!

Online gambling flick RUNNER RUNNER is really getting a steamy cast: "Variety" writes that gorgeous British star Gemma Arterton (PRINCE OF PERSIA, DISAPPEARANCE OF ALICE CREED) has joined pop super star and praised actor Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck in the story of a Princeton student (Justin Timberlake), who loses his tuition due to an online gaming addiction. He ends up becoming the sidekick to the site's corrupt boss. Gemma will play Justin's girlfriend! Gemma also has HANSEL AND GRETEL THE WITCH HUNTERS coming up next January next to Jeremy Renner.
 HOLLYWOOD SPY HEADLINES
In short news: according to "Deadline" Lionsgate is planning to make
TV series out of a number of its hit films. The first three on the list of projects which might become TV shows are THE EXPENDABLES which followed old action stars in action again (the film version starred Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dolph Lundgren...), STEP UP which followed young people competing in dance (the film made Channing Tatum famous and gave him his real life wife Jenna Dewan) and RED which also has old agents returning to do some agent business again (the film starred Helen Mirren, Bruce Willis, Karl Urban, John Malkovich)... It's also interesting that all of these films have either potential sequels in the work or those already made ones which will premiere this year.

BBC'S THE HOLLOW CROWN
Oh, people, here it is, here it is! The first trailer for long awaited BBC series THE HOLLOW CROWN or Shakespeare Unlocked, which is ready to air this summer! It is the NBC Universal's and BBC's project
on the TV adaptation of 4 of Shakespeare's major plays in the form of TV dramas with stunning casts and magnificent sets and costumes. The first one to be aired this summer on BBC is RICHARD II in which Ben Whishaw stars as the King, alongside a phenomenal cast including Rory Kinnear, Patrick Stewart, David Suchet, David Morrissey, Clemence Poesy as the queen, Lindsay Duncan and James Purefoy. The producer of this one and the other three dramas is famous director Sam Mendes. The second in the project will be HENRY IV, to be shot in two parts, with Jeremy Irons as King Henry IV in the drama 
directed by famous Richard Eyre. Tom Hiddleston is Prince Hal in the cast which also includes GAME OF THRONES Harry Lloyd. The last film in the series will be HENRY V in which Tom Hiddleston ascends to the throne to play the role of King Henry V, while Lamber Wilson will play the King of France with Julie Walters and Jon 
Hurt also in the cast. This one was be shot last year, after RICHARD II, while two parts of HENRY IV were shot this year. It is interesting that the production teams of all of these films include people who worked on classics such as THE PIANO, THE KING'S SPEECH,
CRANFORD, DOWTON ABBEY, THE QUEEN... The whole project is done to mark London 2012 Festival and The Cultural Olympiad on the BBC which coincides with the summer Olympics.

54 comments:

  1. Oh I'm excited to see the new Justin Timberlake movie! I'm a fan (I know...such a surprise right?) I just hope that he goes as shirtless in it as he has in other movies.

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    1. there should really be a law which forbids him from putting clothes on his gorgeous self :)

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  2. The Hollow Crown looks epic! And with a thespian-star studded cast like that, you know it's going to be good. I'm a little giddy with excitement.

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    1. it will be such a magnificent treat! I'm dying from excitement for more than a year now :)

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  3. The Hollow Crown does look fantastic. I prefer my Shakespeare in this form.

    Those movies-into-tv-series look good too.

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    1. we really did deserve such a treat from BBC :)

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  4. Runner Runner sounds very interesting. I thought Gemma Arterton did a great job in Alice Creed; a difficult role, I'm guessing.

    Hansel and Gretel sounds like it's going to be good too! I guess the industry is headed in the fable world, huh? First the small screen and now the big screen....

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    1. yep, ALICE was very unusual, but amazing film, kept me on the edge of my seat and I loved Martin Compston in it too, he such a cutie. But him kissing Eddie Marsan... ewwww :)
      HANSEL will probably be a flop, since they've moved into January where all movies go to die :)

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    2. They caught me off guard when they started kissing!! So many twists and turns in that movie. It was a real hidden gem.

      I didn't know that about January. If they move it, they feel like it may be a failure, that's kind of sad...the poor actors must feel heart broken when they find out.

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    3. it was, I wasn't even planning on watching it, but caught a scene and stayed till the end :)
      January and August are usually cinematic graveyards...

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  5. Hollow crown looks very interesting

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  6. WOW Out of words!...This is epic! What a cast and excellent production! We can not miss this one Dezzy; I'm so excited :D

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    1. it will be glorious :) Can't wait for posters and more pics! I wanna do a spotlight on it :)

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  7. WOOOOO!! The Hollow Crown is gonna be great. Can't wait for that! Henry V is my favorite of those, and I like that Hiddleston is playing the part. He's an actor I'm growing more and more fond of. :))

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    1. we do like Hiddlestud in that role, he totally steals the show from Irons and Stewart and Whishaw!

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  8. Wow, Hollow Crown just gave me goosebumps...

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    1. wait till we get separate trailers for each film within the series!

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  9. Wow tons of stuff coming out. They are making an expendables SHOW? That should be awesome :) I bet Henry IV will be great too!

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  10. ...BBC is indeed turning it up a notch!

    Loved the trailer ;)

    El

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  11. Hmmm making tv shows off movies rarely ever works and vice versa. There are a few exceptions but for the most part nope. Not sure I'd want to see them as who would they get? Dumb!

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    1. oh, please cat, did Annzie step on your tail purposefully today? :)))

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    2. bah still think it isn't a good idea, Annzie would get off when gas came out my little rhyming rear

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    3. lol, wouldn't like to hear that gas, I mean brass, orchestra....

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  12. The Hollow Crown looks like it could be something epic! Looks like my kind of thing to watch!

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    1. we do love us all things mega epic!

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  13. This is one good post, all handsome hunks listed. Justin Timberlake looks so hot. He used to decorate my walls after his first solo and then after facebook, he got into douchebag list, now looks like he deserves another chance.

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    1. Justin is probably the hottest guy that has ever lived. He should get another chance ;) Even Jessica Biel gave him that :)

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  14. Justin looks so young then..he..he..and that trailer looks very interesting ~

    Thanks for all the updates ~

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    1. be welcome, glad you liked it :)

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  15. I wish Justin would cut it out with the movie nonsense and bring sexy back on the radio :)

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    1. I do love him as an actor, but I'd also love to hear new music from him, he was my fave singer beside Enrique Iglesias!

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  16. I'd love to see The Hollow Crown series! I suppose it'll be shown eventually on Canadian TV. Some day.

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    1. fingers crossed for all the Canadians!

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  17. Is it just me or does it seem like there have been a lot of medieval-royalty type shows as of late?

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    1. it's because HOLLYWOOD SPY is Net's biggest daily central for all things epic and medieval and sf :)

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  18. I will watch anything with Mr Hiddleston in!! hehe

    Happy Jubilee matey

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    1. what Jubilee, Scottie? Is Lizzie celebrating something again?

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  19. The Hollow Crown!!!! Ahhhhh!!!! *Bursts with excitement*

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  20. I have a HUGE passion for all things Bard and I am dying to see Hollow Crown. It cannot be available in the States soon enough.

    On a naughty note, dayum, that pic of Justin is HOT! I had to pause for a few minutes/hours LOL.

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    1. he really did strike a deadly pose, didn't he? :)

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  21. I'll reserve judgement on the Hollow Crown. I'm assuming not enough things will blow up to keep me interested ;)

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    1. not much blowing up in the middle ages, at least not in the literal sense :)

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  22. I can't watch anything with Ben Afleck in it. Ugh. Not a fan.
    Can't wait for The Hollow Crown. :)
    Okay, I've never thought Justin was good looking, but oh my, that picture is HOT.

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    1. see how the spy can heat things up for you :)

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  23. LOVE that Hollow Crown trailer, thank youuuuu Dezzy!! Tom Hiddleston looks very studly indeed, oh and what a cast, you know I love those Brits and this is my kind of genre. Now the worst part about it is the WAITING! :(

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    1. isn't it a real gem? I can't believe we shall get four films in this series! Uber cool :) And with such a cast! One of the films, methinks, will be aired this summer, Flixy, not a long wait :)

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  24. Thank you for the Hollow Crown trailer. I definitely need to see this, whether it makes it to BBCAmerica or not!
    You've been on a roll lately Dezz, so much news every single day. I'm amazed you can keep up with all the breaking news! Thank you!

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    1. be welcome, I knew a lot of people would love it! These are true gems of TV production which will be watched for decades later on.
      I'm trying to keep up :)

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  25. Too bad my internet connection is horrible right now...I can't see the trailer :(
    But I think it sounds great...I am now in love BBC series..more than US TV series. Will see the trailer again once the connection is better

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  26. The Hollow Crown: Richard II

    Visually stunning master-work by the BBC... Shakespeare was never better. But the St Sebastian/homosexual icon martyr's death was laid on a bit too thickly - by all accounts he had a grubby, unheroic death. And simply because a scurrilous anti-Richard chronicler suggested he was homosexual doesn't mean that every Richard II Shakespearian adaptation should make him a raging queer. That's what scurrilous chroniclers do - cast aspersions on your sexuality.

    Negroes and an Oriental maidservant in a medieval English court? I’m pretty sure multiculturalism wasn't on the agenda back then.

    But it was such a beautiful production by the BBC. So I'll let them off.

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