Wednesday, June 27, 2012

RUFUS SEWELL, HAYLEY ATWELL IN BBC'S "RESTLESS" SAGA! CHRISTOPHER MELONI, PAUL RUDD, COBIE SMULDERS IN "THEY CAME TOGETHER"! MAGNIFICENT TRAILER FOR "EPIC" ANIMATED FILM!

 BBC has announced a stellar cast for their mini series adaptation of William Boyd's RESTLESS. Hayley Atwell (Pillars of the Earth, Captain America), Rufus Sewell (Pillars Of The Earth, Zen),
Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey, Anna Karenina), Michael Gambon (Page Eight, Luck) and Charlotte Rampling (Melancholia, The Eye Of The Storm) will all star in the story of Ruth Gilmartin (Michelle Dockery) whose mother (Charlotte Rampling), one day in 1976, suddenly tells her she has been living a double life. She is not respectable Sally Gilmartin but in fact Eva Delectorskaya, a spy for the British Secret Service who has been on the run for 30 years. Eva’s story begins in Paris in 1939. Eva (Hayley Attwell), a beautiful Russian émigrée, is recruited for the British Secret Service by Lucas Romer (Rufus
Sewell), a mysteriously alluring Englishman. As  Romer trains Eva to become the perfect spy their love affair begins. When a crucial mission collapses in the USA and Eva finds herself in terrible, fatal jeopardy she
knows she has no option but to run and hide - forever. Once a spy always a spy. No-one can be trusted. But now Sally Gilmartin yearns to end her years of restless watching and waiting. Thirty years on, the only man who can bring this about is her former lover and spymaster, Lucas Romer, now Baron Mansfield of Hampton Cleeve (Michael Gambon), and the only person she can call on for help is her daughter, Ruth. The final chapter of this epic story of love, duplicity and betrayal is about to end – and who will pay the greatest price remains to be discovered.

HOLLYWOOD SPY HEADLINES
Yet another star to join upcoming romantic comedy THEY CAME TOGETHER, is Christopher Meloni from TRUE BLOOD, although I bet most of you love to remember him most from legendary prison show OZ in which he loved to present his utterly full naked self all the time :) As I've reported before, the film will see Paul Rudd as corporate businessman whose company threatens to shut down a small shop owned by a girl whom he will get in love. Meloni will play Rudd's boss. Cobie Smulders from HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, who also appeared recently in record breaking AVENGERS, will play Rudd's girlfriend. Smulders will also join Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough in another romantic flick - SAFE HAVEN, a film adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks novel.

"EPIC" TRAILER
And here's a beautiful clip for you today: the first trailer for 20th Century Fox new animated film EPIC which comes to cinemas May 2013. This 3D CGI adventure will tell the story of a teenage girl who
finds herself magically transported into a secret world, where she must band together with a rag-tag team of characters to save their world - and the real world. Coming from Chris Wedge the amazing author of ICE AGE and RIO, the film will feature a rather stunning voice cast which
will be filled with music stars including Beyoncé Knowles as Queen Tara, Colin Farrell as Ronin, Josh Hutcherson as Nod, Amanda 
Seyfried as Mary Katherine,  Johnny Knoxville as Mandrake, Aziz Ansari as Mub, rap star Pitbull as Bufo, Jason Sudeikis as Bomba and Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler as Nim Galuu.

60 comments:

  1. Wow that trailer for Epic blew me away! Looks like a Ferngully for the Pixar generation! Awesome find!

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    1. it's lovely isn't it? Kinda like animated AVATAR in green :)

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  2. I like the look of Epic, though it seemed very Fern Gully to me, and it's an odd cast list to boot.

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    1. very very strange voice cast indeed

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  3. Oooh the next wave in paranormal fantasy...we've had vamps, werewolves, mummies, mermaids, trolls, and now...FAIRIES!

    Sookie Stackhouse could kick all their asses, just so you know...and that's Epic or otherwise.

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    1. pfft, Sookie can eat my cookie :) Can't stand horrid Paquin wench. she ruins the show for me, Mikey.
      Did you know I translated TRUE BLOOD books for my country? I felt very shallow after that :) and had to read some Tolstoy to recover :_)

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  4. First "Brave" and now "Epic?" It looks like 2012 is a huge year for Pixar. Good for them! I could get with "Epic" although I don't watch a lot of animated films until they come out on rental. I didn't know that Christopher Meloni was in "True Blood." I never watched that show but I am familiar with him from the "Law & Order: SVU" series.

    I wonder if that's why he left SVU...to do True Blood. Regardless...from a detective to a vampire show and now a comedy movie? It looks like Meloni is spreading his acting wings. I'd be down to check out what he has to offer in They Came Together...depending on what the trailer looks like.

    ~Nicole
    Blog: The Madlab Post
    @MadlabPost on Twitter

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    1. no, no, EPIC isn't out till 2013 :)
      Yep, he apparently plays some dashing vampire....
      Hope you saw him in OZ :) He is constantly full naked in it :)

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  5. Wow!! Cobie Smulders doesn't look the same in that picture as she does on the show - I mean, she's pretty on the show, but wowzers!

    I laughed at the scene when she was holding onto the poor slugs eyes; poor little guy. It looks like it'll be a cute movie. Pixar is just an amazing bunch.

    I must say, I'm a bit sad that you don't like the Sookie series, Dezz. I'm reading one right now - it's my beach book.

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    1. that is from her ESQUIRE photo shoot :)
      Ah,don't get me started on the Sookie series, sister. That's the worst, shallowest written book ever, filled with atrocious writing mistakes and absent of any logic and sense in storytelling. But you can't expect from a professor of English literature to like such books, can you?

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    2. Remind me to get a photo shot done over at Esquire *sizzling*

      =(

      I'm more upset with the direction the show is taking than the shallowness of the books. I read it for light entertainment though not to challenge me in anyway because it is far from a challenging read. For that I have other, um, books LOL

      So, when I'm done writing my book I shouldn't send you a copy LOL You'll find way to many writing mistakes =))))

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    3. You can try with MAXIM too, they do got photo shoots as well :) I can't seem to get PLAYGIRL to shoot me, they keep telling me I don't fulfil their standards.... pffft.... since when human walruses aren't sexy?

      But I swear to you, as someone who works in the publishing industry, that Charlaine Harris did everything that experts tell you not to do while writing a book.

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    4. You are no human walrus, my handsome, sexy Dezzy!! Don't you forget, I have several of your pictures =PPP

      What did Harris do??? I need to know so I don't do the same...

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    5. well, maybe not a walrus, but a seal most definitelly yes :)
      She had repetitive things, drawn out scenes, bad dialogues, shallow characters, non-balanced structure, hit and miss humour, bad focus on clothes and hairdos, morbid sex scenes which reveal more about her sick brain than about the plot, overly simplistic, almost non-intelligent language, and million other things which I now can't remember, this is just on top of my mind....

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    6. Okay, good, I do none of those things. I don't dwell on anything like that and don't do any sex scenes because I'm way to boring LOL Although, you wouldn't like some of my language because my characters are from NY and are potty mouthed at times. Not all of them, just one or two. Not my main character though, she's much like me. Sweet and adorable. =))

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    7. I recommend you read Lynda's WIP IT blog which you have in my blogroll, she's number one Internet central for writers advice and tips :) You can really learn a lot from her.

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    8. I will take your advice, my wise AND handsome Dezz =)

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  6. Chris Meloni is pretty good so far in True Blood!

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    1. I bet he plays a naughty vampire :)

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  7. The cast for RESTLESS is so amazing - can't wait for that.

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    1. glad you like it, it will be a very special project!

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  8. I love the trailer and also Restless. I'm going to try and catch it.

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  9. Loving the cast and plot for Restless. But why didn't they come to us for research on spies? :PP

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    1. they're amateurs, sister, utter amateurs....

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  10. Epic stole your word. Do you get royalties? And of course the Rudd one will be good even if it sounds like an old tom hanks movie.

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    1. yep, I expect to get about 10% of the earnings, which means at least 50 million for me and then you will poo yourself from envy :)

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    2. Yeah I just might after that, but if it is in fools gold, maybe not so much.

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  11. I've been a fan of Rufus Sewell ever since he was Albert Finney's love interest in "A Man of No Importance."

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    1. ah, Debs, you're the biggest source on all things gay :) I love the idea of RufRuf playing a gay character... must check it out!

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  12. Seeing that photo of Cobie gave me just one more good reason to keep wearing my grey woolly cardigan sweater! ;)

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  13. As always, thanks for the awesome eye candy.

    And Epic looks...epic.

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    1. be welcome, always here to please :)

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  14. The ladies are certainly getting their fantastic storylines of late. Restless and Epic are going at the top of my list of must sees.

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  15. I just think "Johnny Knoxville" and I laugh. Not sure why though...

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    1. he is very laughable ... not in a good way, though :)

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  16. Restless sounds very interesting

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    1. it will be an epic story for sure

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  17. With a name like "EPIC" it better deliver, I have high expectations.

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    1. the trailer promises all kinds of epic :) Love all the green in it

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  18. I can't watch that trailer from here, but that EPIC cast sounds more of a crazy ensemble than an epic one.

    Also...Cobie Smulders...O.O

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    1. hope you will see it later on, it's really amazing and beautiful

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  19. I like double life stories. Sometimes I feel like I'm leading my own, but it's not so interesting as being a spy.

    I was glad to see you stopping by my blog. Sorry, I've been neglecting visiting your blog, but it's not just yours, I've been neglecting a lot of blogs. I trying to to get a lot of things done. Bad thing is that other things keep popping up to keep me from doing what I want to get done. Life can be like that sometimes, eh?


    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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    1. No, worries, Lee, I've been busy with all things life related recently too :)
      Double life stories are always fun!

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  20. I have never seen OZ, but now that you tell me Stabler from Law & Order: SVU shows up in it naked, I'm going to make a point to watch it!

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    1. not just him, sister, all of the actors show dickies and willies in it constantly and there's lots of sex scenes in it too :) It is prison after all :)

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  21. I really want to see restless. I wonder who the writer is

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    1. it's written in the post, sister :)

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  22. I have to wait until next year for EPIC...? darn it!

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  23. Hey Dez Darling! Of course you know all you have to do is mention Rufus and I come running! I will certainly be "restless" waiting for Restless ;-D. Grazie mille! for the wonderful teaser.

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    1. ahah, I bet Flixy noticed the RufRuf story and sent you here, sister :)))

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  24. Actually, I flew solo this time, but have to admit with a little help from Google Alerts ;-D. But I just let Flixy know I've visited our wonderful friend Dezzy...

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GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)