Tuesday, October 30, 2012

CATE BLANCHETT, DANIEL CRAIG, JEAN DUJARDIN IN GEORGE CLOONEY'S "THE MONUMENTS MEN"! REBECCA ROMIJN IN "KING & MAXWELL" TV SHOW! BRENDAN FRASER IN "LEGENDS" TV SHOW

With her dear husband Jerry O'Connell being busy with the premier of MOCKINGBIRD LANE and shooting SPACE STATION 76, mind blowing beauty Rebecca Romijn is returning to work as well. She already had a
number of charming TV shows in her career, from DENNIS PEPPER to EASTWICK and UGLY BETTY, but now she will turn to a much more serious genre: according to "The Hollywood Reporter" she has joined new TNT crime drama KING AND MAXWELL. Coming from the  NCIS: LOS ANGELES creator, the hourlong drama revolves around crime novelist David Baldacci's characters Sean King and Michelle Maxwell and is based on his best-selling novels. Sean and Michelle are ex-secret service agents who have unique skill sets that give them an upper hand on suspects and law enforcement. Romijn will play Michelle, a former secret service agent who takes on politically sensitive cases in Washington, D.C. and is described as a formidable investigator with deep Beltway connections who is determined to prove herself after being forced to resign from the secret service.

BRENDAN FRASER'S LEGENDS
Another film star to cross over to the small screen is Brendan Fraser who will also visit TNT in a new drama LEGENDS. Similarly to Romijn's project, this one will also be a detective/agent one. Coming from HOMELAND producers, the show follows a deep-cover operative named Martin Odum, who has an uncanny ability to transform himself into a different person for each job. But his own identity comes into question when a mysterious stranger suggests that Martin isn’t who he thinks he is. The project is also based on a novel, this time it is a spy novel from the famous author Robert Littell. As you know, beside starring in the most popular epic adventure in film history - THE MUMMY saga, Fraser has also shown stunning and deeply moving dramatic talent in Oscar winning film CRASH and in THE QUIET AMERICAN and GODS AND MONSTERS.

THE MONU- MENTS MEN
Oh, my, now this is quite a cast. Sometime last year HOLLYWOOD SPY mentioned that George Clooney has bought the movie adaptation rights for  Robert M Edsel's book "The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History", and that he will make THE MONUMENTS MEN period set movie out of it, but now it seems he's gathering quite a cast for it. "Deadline" reports today that Cate Blanchett, Daniel Craig, Jean Dujardin, Bill Murray and John Goodman will star in this story which follows a group of art historians and curators who helped to recover thousands of stolen artworks from the Nazis, during the final days of their reign. The story will apparently focus on the 11 months period between D-Day and V-E Day. Clooney will direct the film himself.

51 comments:

  1. I liked Brendan Fraser in GODS AND MONSTERS, but also WITH HONORS, AIRHEADS, and STILL BREATHING, but nothing beats BEDAZZLED. His three episode stint on SCRUBS was nothing short of brilliant.

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    1. you should watch him in CRASH and especially in THE QUIET AMERICAN, Joshie, those are really stunning roles, deeply moving. Kill me if I know how on Earth he didn't get Oscars for those....
      Was Bedazzled with lovely Liz Hurley? :)

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    2. I saw CRASH and THE QUIET AMERICAN. He was great in them, though CRASH was not my favorite. And yes, BEDAZZLED was with Liz Hurley.

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    3. we do lurv us some Liz Hurley :)

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  2. Like the sound of The Monuments Men. And that photo of Cate is gorgeous. Very Jean Harlow-esque. :)

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    1. I love to use that one :) It's her VOGUE photo shot for AVIATOR for which she won her only Oscar playing Catherine Hepburn. I also have one amazing photo of her in which she poses as armoured queen and I'm waiting for an opportunity to post it :)

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    2. Wait, really? She's only won an Oscar for Aviator? I thought she won for Elizabeth? If not, she was robbed. Robbed!!!

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    3. don't ask, sister, that fact is the biggest sadness of my life :( I consider her role in GOLDEN AGE the best performance in history. She should've won for I'M NOT THERE too and for BENJAMIN BUTTON and for NOTES ON A SCANDAL and for, well for all of her roles, actually.

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    4. Ooh, I haven't seen I'm Not There yet. The other performances were just genius, though. Such a crime!!!

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    5. I'M NOT THERE is the worst film I've ever seen (not counting DARK CRAP KNIGHT) but her performance there is mindblowing.

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  3. Our lovely Kate is gracing your page today. The cast they've gathered is quite good and the story of Monument Men is an important one. It's sad to think of how much art was taken from the world by the Nazi's.

    Thank you for the delicious photo of Brendan darling!

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    1. we do love it when we can put Cate here :) All Cate's are welcomed here Winslet, Zeta Jones, Beckinsale...

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    2. I spelled that with a K didn't I darling.

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    3. it is easy to confuse them, darling, Winslet is the only with K, but I often forget which of their surnames has double T, Winslett or Blanchett :) I know it's Blanchett :)

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    4. Darling, your figure will be up today. I can guarantee you that hundreds men from The Miniatures Page will be stampeding that post just to drool over him.

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    5. Heh that's delightful, my dear :) I will pop over immediately :)

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    6. I've had 272 of them come today and there will be many more over the next few days. These boys don't comment, but that's the norm for them. It is THE place to post in the world of mini painting and they love you!

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    7. ah, if they only all came for me :) /noticethedeliberateambiguity/ :P

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  4. okay, so i watched the mockingbird lane... i tried to hate it. it was entertaining... i think our boy has finally figured out a roll he can do... playing the monster herman.... rebecca is a zinger and that is a good thing. i had to skip the the tarzan... to the lovely cate... she makes my giddy, like climbing the rope in gym class... yes i have no class.

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    1. the fact that you like Cate makes me very proud, you know :)
      Glad you liked Jerry, hope they turn it into a show after all, but they probably won't, although it did cost them 10 million so far.

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    2. cate is the the word beauty and will always be in my top ten...

      i hold my head down in shame for the 1313 mokingbird lane was fun... now i would like a report on the Marilyn girl.

      happy day to you!!

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    3. yep, she and Zeta Jones are my top two :)

      Who's Marilyn girl, Jerry?

      Have a spooky Halloween and don't forget to come back a bit later on since I have some extreme eyecandy for the trick or treaters :)

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    4. will do on the treats... marilyn munster from the new show... giddie up! zeta jones, maybe 15 years ago respectfully... i am a diane lane choice for the ten... i think you and i need to make a collaboration to this 10 list.

      and it's jeremy... or j-man... never jerry. ;)

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    5. got it, J-man :) Will call you that :)

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  5. I get so excited seeing books being made into movies! It really makes all us writers dream big!

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    1. especially when I post a piece of news on books which were sold for film even before they were published :)

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  6. Cate Blanchett ... I am sold!! tho Clooney is the least I want to see

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  7. "The Monuments Men" addresses a worthy historical topic, long overdue.

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  8. Rebecca Romijn!!!?? what? It's really cool, I didn't heard about her for a while!!! it' s so cool, and it's seem there are a lot of projects

    http://mytigermx.blogspot.mx

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    1. hey, Sebastian, we do love Rebecca a lot :)

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  9. What is it about Cate that makes her so alluring? I really don't think she is pretty, let alone beautiful. Something about her is exotic though.

    And Brendan; naked, he isn't all that sexy. But I definitely wouldn't kick him out of bed :) He really is a versatile actor, can play a variety of characters.

    Both your video's are great; but man do I love that She Wolf. I think I can use that in my Werewolf novella. Excellent inspiration.

    .......dhole

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    1. it's her inner beauty that shines through and makes her stunning outside as well :)

      Isn't SHE WOLF amazing? Especially when the rhythm starts pumping like crazy and everything starts jumping :) I love to exercise to that song :)

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  10. First of all. Daniel Craig. I am in. Has he ever been in a bad movie? Perhaps, I just didn't notice it was bad because he was in it...oh I love him so...

    Second. I am super interested to see what TNT does with Brendan Fraser - they really do have some excellent shows, and I would love to see him in something that didn't suck. He really can act, he just hasn't in a while. Not well anyway. He called into a local radio show once - there must have been something going on locally and he was promoting some movie that tanked. Anyhow, he the radio show wasn't expecting him to call and then he was talking all kinds of crazy. Anyway, that is my Brendan Fraser story.

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    1. I've seen Daniel only in GOLD COMPASS and that was a relatively bad one :) But I do refuse to watch James Bond with him :)

      We do love us some Fraser... such a lovely person!

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  11. Legends sounds pretty good; I'll keep an eye out for that. Fraser's been kind of hit and miss with me so far, though.

    Jamie

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    1. hope he scores success with the new show, we do love him a lot

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  12. Rebecca looks HOT! And I loved Mockingbird Lane! NBC needs to pick it up for an entire seeason, NOW!

    I missed you Deez!

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    1. missed you too, T.D.!
      Fingers crossed for MOCKINGBIRD LANE!

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  13. I used to have a major crush on Rebecca

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  14. All these projects sound amazing. I loved Brendan in Crash. My fave is still The Mummy, though. :) By the way, I could stare at that HOT pic of Brendan all day. LOL

    Clooney's new pic sounds interesting and with Cate, it should be stunning.

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    1. THE MUMMY still is one of the most delightful Hollywood films in history :)

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  15. Rebecca Romijn is such a beauty. She has such a stunning quality about her that I love to watch on the big screen and on the small screen. I'm thrilled she is in a crime/drama series.

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    1. she is, I adore her, she totally seduced me with her acting talent and deep charisma with her first leading role in FEMME FATALE. And I loved her ever since.

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  16. I'm not a huge George Clooney but that is quite a cast!! I haven't seen dear Cate in a while so I'm thrilled to see her in the cast. We miss her don't we Dezzy?

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    1. yep, I have zero respect for Clooney too, he ruined so many films with his poor attempts in acting. Will never forgive him for ruining Cate Blanchett's GOOD GERMAN.
      Yep, she starred in so many bad films recently and needs something big and good.

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  17. thanks for sharing.

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GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)