Sunday, November 11, 2012

SENIOR STARS FILMS: UPLIFTING "ALL TOGETHER" WITH JANE FONDA & GERALDINE CHAPLIN, HILARIOUS "QUARTET" WITH MAGGIE SMITH, BILLY CONNOLLY, DUSTIN HOFFMAN! "BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL" GETS A SEQUEL! SHIRLEY MACLAINE & CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER ARE "ELSA & FRED"

I don't know if you've noticed but actors in their prime years have been really popular in last few years and it is lovely to see some of the legendary thespians in hip new projects from Judi Dench and Maggie Smith to Ian McKellen and Anthony Hopkins.
It is also interesting that recently we've seen a number of projects based solely on senior actors. Here are some of such movies coming up in the future.

UPLIFTING ALL TOGETHER
This one is already showing in selected US cinemas and has premiered in France earlier this year. Delightful French comedy drama ALL TOGETHER starring veteran stars Jane Fonda, Geraldine Chaplin, Pierre Richard and young Daniel Bruhl, follows Annie, Jean, Claude, Albert and Jeanne who have been friends for over forty years. But they are growing old and old
age tends to be synonymous with reduced autonomy, loss of memory, illness, retirement home and, worst of all, separation. One day, one of the five friends suggests to say no to isolation and loneliness: what if they lived together?
SENIOR STARS HEADLINES
In short news on projects with senior stars, first we have the first picture from the LAST VEGAS comedy. Ready to open December 2013, the film will have Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Cline and Michael Douglas playing four old friends who decide to throw a Las Vegas bachelor party for the only one of them who has remained single.
Another senior stars piece of news is that Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer will star in ELSA & FRED, in which Shirley will play a lively retiree in New Orleans who gets an unwanted neighbour when straight-laced widower Fred (Plummer) moves into her apartment building.
DELIGHTFUL QUARTET
 I have already written about this one, but after circling around some of the recent festivals and getting high praise from the critics delightful comedy QUARTET is ready to open up in cinemas this December and
January depends on your location. Not only that the cast consists of amazing senior thespians from always divine Maggie Smith to Oscar winning Pauline Collins, Michael Gambon and Billy Connolly, but it is also helmed by another older movie star Dustin Hoffman who
has this film as his first directorial project. Dame Maggie Smith stars as one of four retired musicians who were formerly members of the same operatic quartet. The foursome are reunited when Smith's eternal diva Jean comes to live at the same retirement home as the others, but her reluctance to perform at the annual concert to celebrate Verdi's
birthday and her failed marriage to Reg (Tom Courtenay) injects tension into proceedings. The movie is actually an adaptation of a play by "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" screenwriter Ronald Harwood.
MARIGOLD HOTEL SEQUEL!
Super charming BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL film, which scored success at many film festivals this year starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson and Dev Patel,
 followed a group of retired Brits whose lives are transformed after they move to a newly-restored hotel in India. The news is that this little film (it cost only about $10 million to be made) which became a worldwide blockbuster scoring more than $130 million, is getting a sequel! According to "Vulture", screenwriter Ol Parker is set to deliver a second script to studio Fox Searchlight within the next month. The cast members are keen to return but it is not clear if John Madden will again take the director's seat.

26 comments:

  1. Hi Dezzy - These all look great!

    Happy weekend!!!

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  2. These all sounds fantastic! I'm all for uplifting films that aren't cliched crap. Super post, my friend. :)

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    1. it is very nice that senior actors are having so many new roles and that they bring charming projects to cinemas these days

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  3. I'm extremely excited about The Marigold Hotel sequel. I loved that movie. Thanks for the great news, Dez. What do you know about Before Midnight (sequel to Before Sunrise/sunset series).

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    1. the shooting has finished in Greece recently and the film should come to cinemas some time next year (the date isn't clear yet and I don't think they've sold the rights for USA yet, but I'm not sure).

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  4. Last Vegas has a good cast of old boys!

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  5. Yay! I just watched The Marigold Hotel movie about two weeks ago. Delightful film. Loved Judi Dench and Bill Nighy together in that.

    And I'll watch anything Maggie Smith is in. :))

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    1. ooh, glad you managed to watch MARIGOLD :) Such delight. I hope you will manage to watch CRANFORD BBC series, because you would love that one as well :)

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  6. I love ALL those actors and it's wonderful to see films being made with their talents!

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    1. it gives hope in today's superficial world, Debs

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  7. Gotta love the old folks...and seeings how I'm nipping at their heels I'll be lining up for these films.

    In particular, I think it's great there's going to be a follow up to the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

    Thanks for featuring these talented actors!
    Jenny

    PS - I gave a shout out to you, Dezzie - for being the inspiration behind my blog's wardrobe! :)

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    1. that's lovely, I shall pop over ASAP :)

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  8. i feel old... thank you. happy looking for your car keys... i hid them from you.

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    1. heh... I don't even drive a car :)) You must've stolen the carkeys from the mobster boss who lives next door to me... Good luck with that :)

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    2. okay how about your house key... i gave back the car keys to the mobster and said you took them... he should be looking at you right now...

      awesome! you have the best responses to my crazy responses. that makes my day, so many people don't find my humor funny, just ask my wife.

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    3. he's not looking at me, but a dead horses head in my bed is... Wonder what does that mean.....

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    4. ZOINKS!! Shaggy... we've got a mystery!

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    5. maybe I should change my locks in the meantime... not that I don't trust my coons and possums and penguins security squads....

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    6. as long as they chant... that afro-circus theme over and over and over again.

      http://youtu.be/FMauGc2oy7w

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  9. I love senior actors, Dezz. There should be more movies like those, really. I hope you're doing fine. It's been a while, know. I've had to rebuild my blog from scratch (don't ask).

    You take care now :)

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    1. ooh, he's back... I almost thought you've been abducted by aliens and taken to your blue mother Planet! :)
      Did the blogger close your blog or did you do it yourself?

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  10. Hope you get to see QUARTET soon Dez, it's really a delightful film. The music is absolutely lovely! Oooh 'Marigold Hotel' sequel? I like the sound of that! Love Dame Judi in it.

    – flixy

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GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)