Wednesday, September 12, 2012

TRAILER FOR DANIEL LEE'S CHINESE EPIC "WHITE VENGEANCE"! SAM REID JOINS MATTHEW GOODE, TOM FELTON, MIRANDA RICHARDSON IN 18TH CENTURY DRAMA "BELLE"

Earlier this year, people, I informed you about the production of a period love story BELLE which will tell the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle Lindsay (played by Gugu Mbatha Raw), a mixed race girl
 raised as an aristocratic lady in 18th Century who fell in love with a man of high social standing. All of this happens in the backdrop of a legal case that helped end slavery in England. Originally the lead male role went to Sam Claflin, but since he opted for another project, the role will now go to Sam Reid, according to "Deadline". You remember, handsome young Brit from Roland Emmerich's ANONYMOUS, which was also a period film, but Sam seems to like those since he also starred in History Channel's saga HATFIELDS AND MCCOYS, and will also appear in other two historical projects: THE RAILWAY MAN next to Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman and Jeremy Irvine, and in SERENA next to Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. BELLE will have a stellar cast including Tom Wilkinson, Miranda Richardson, Matthew Goode, Emily Watson and Tom Felton.

WHITE VENGEANCE
Do you remember John Woo's RED CLIFF epic from a few years ago? Well, currently out at US dvd market is WHITE VENGEANCE which
sort of continues the story of the RED CLIFF. Daniel Lee's (14 BLADES, THREE KINGDOMS) film follows two brothers contending for supremacy during the fall of the Qin Dynasty, which ruled Imperial China from 221 to 206 BC. As rebels rose, the nation fell into chaos. Liu Bang (Leon Lai) and Xiang Yu (Feng Shaofeng), became leaders of the rebellious army, and also became sworn brothers in battle. Xiang Yu and Liu Bang are close friends who both serve King Huai of Chu. King Huai
uses a plot, saying that whoever can subvert the Qin kingdom in Guanzhong would be the Lord Qin, in order to benefit from the competition between Xiang Yu and Liu Bang. Xiang Yu is over-confident. He fights against the main force of Qin army, and
entrusts Liu Bang with Yu Ji (Liu Yifei), the woman he loves. Liu Bang expresses his love to Yu Ji and takes the chance to invade Guanzhong first when most of Qin army is outside fighting against Xiang Yu's army.

TOM HIDDLESTON
And HOLLYWOOD SPY is sending big thanks to deeply talented and ever so kind British star Tom Hiddleston who has sent us a lovely 
tweet ("Lord in Heaven Bless Thee" were his exact sweet words :) and also retweeted one of the stories in which we highlighted him sending thousands of his dear fans flocking to HOLLYWOOD SPY. Big thanks to Hiddleston and to his brilliant fans also known as Hiddlestoners :) As you know, you've seen Hiddleston as Loki in THOR and in AVENGERS, as Henry V in BBC saga THE HOLLOW CROWN, and in Spielberg's WAR HORSE. Next year we shall watch him in BLACK WINGS HAS MY ANGEL as an ex-con who looks to pull off an armed car robbery, aided by a call girl whom he met in a backwoods Mississippi motel. He will also play in Jim Jarmusch film ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE which centres on two vampires who have been in love for centuries.

39 comments:

  1. The costumes look amazing for White Vengeance :)

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  2. Had to go look up which part Sam Reid played in Anonymous. I think he was buried under so much Elizabethan facial hair I didn't recognize him. :)

    The BELLE project sounds interesting. I do love historical pieces.

    And I think I'm turning in to a Hiddlestoner. I've really liked him in the last few movies I've seen him in, the last one being WAR HORSE.

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    1. He was Lord EsSEX, naturally :)))
      I'm really looking forward to following his career, especially since I love Sam Claflin and their careers are very tied up together.
      I'm the biggest Hiddlestoner, especially after today :) So deeply delightful.

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    2. The Spawn is the biggest Hiddlestoner on the entire planet. If you can out Hiddlestone her, I'll give you a fiver!

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    3. I'm not surprised, she has good taste :)

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  3. totally, totally... totally! i know my comments are goofy, it keeps you on your toes.

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    1. yep, I'm on the edge of my toes constantly :)

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  4. Wow, White Vengeance looks mighty spectacular. I love the cinematography in it.

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    1. Asian films never disappoint in the visual department!

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  5. I've become a Hiddlestoner too! But don't worry, I'm still a Colin Firther as well.

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  6. Oh that marvelous Hiddlestud!! How wonderful is he to retweet your post, Dezzy. Btw, that movie ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE sounds interesting only because of his involvement. I think Anton Yelchin is his co-star but not sure who else are involved.

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    1. yep, both a lovely tweet and a retweet. I think Tilda Swinton is also in that film, we commented that with her looks she fits the story :)

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  7. Love, love Tom Hiddleston. He is brilliant! And how awesomely nice he is. :)

    Sam Reid is great, loved him in Hatfields & McCoys, what an epic miniseries that was.

    White Vengeance looks fantastic as well

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    1. he is awesomely nice :)
      Reid also seems rather lovely. Haven't seen the series, think it might be too violent for my poor little ticky ticker :)

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  8. Melissa, Tom is mine, lol! I love him, his accent, his sense of timing n' humor! How cool Dezzy he retweeted your post. I saw him in an interview and he was hilarious doing accents and so well spoken! He is brilliant :D I love his accent!

    Sounds like they found the right Sam!

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    1. Both of you ladies are wrong! Hiddlestone belongs to my daughter lol

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    2. @Ella
      you can share him ladies, don't think Hiddlestud would mind :)

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  9. You got a tweet and an RT from Hiddlestone!! The Spawn says he has a reputation for being so very sweet and it looks like those rumors are true. He's adorable. We've seen every interview that he's ever done I think, the Spawn is insatiable when it comes to him.

    Reid is a handsome man I think. Great cheekbones, great eyes a classic blonde, yes, I could eat him up. He even looks good scruffy. Oooh darling this is girls day on your blog!!

    We're all about ready to come to blows over Hiddlestone! Cat fight, cat fight!!!

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    1. Yep, he told me: "The Lord in Heaven bless thee!" :) He loved a spotlight I did on him last year, you have it here in the popular posts roll.

      Reid looks super amazing, the blond type we like :) And I think he is very very tall.

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    2. The Hubby is 6 foot 5. I love a tall drink of water!

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    3. and the tap is in a very practical height methinks :PPPP I didn't just say that, but knowing me I probably did :)

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  10. White Vengeance looks like something my parents will enjoy. Chinese history and Kung fu.

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    1. then your parents have a nice taste.

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  11. Thanks for Tom Hiddleston movie update Dez

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    1. be welcome, hope he gets some big roles in the future too.

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  12. Hiddleston is hot! I'm going to keep an eye out for his future projects.

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    1. he is lovely, Clarissa! Expect a lot from him in the future

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  13. How exciting about the retweet!! You deserve the extra publicity, Dez! :) :)

    Belle actually sounds very good! I will be watching.

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    1. super exciting, mommy Jax :P
      It should be a great film!

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  14. Sam Reid was great in Hatfield's and McCoy's - and what a great mini-series it was. It really wasn't all that violent, Dezzy.

    Congratulations on the tweet! I love when the people you talk about recognize and acknowledge you =))

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    1. Hiddlestone could tweet me anytime!

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    2. he and Luke Evans can Tweet us again any time they like :) And Dylan McDermott (but he just retweeted us :)

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  15. How awesome to get a Tweet and Retweet from a favorite actor! White Vengeance sounds like a movie I'll enjoy watching :)
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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    1. it awesome possum :) We love it! Especially since HOLLYWOOD SPY is dedicated to supporting young stars!

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  16. I can't think of one performance that wasn't good in Hatfields and McCoys...and the story sounds like something I might like, so I will be checking that out for sure...now, White Vengeance, it looks like the type of movie that I swear I'm not going to like and then I see it and can't believe there was ever a time I didn't want to see it!

    I am still in awe over the whole Tom Hiddleston thing. SO INCREDBLE!! SO happy for you!!

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    1. I think you would like WHITE VENGEANCE, I never miss any of the Asian epics, if not for the stories, they are always good visually :)

      Hiddleston isn't the first celebrity that reads HOLLYWOOD SPY and tweets about us, but is our current fave :)))

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