Wednesday, December 5, 2012

HELEN MIRREN, COLIN FIRTH TO JOIN JUDI DENCH, MAGGIE SMITH IN "BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL" SEQUEL! 1ST PICS OF JULIANNE MOORE & BEN BARNES IN "SEVENTH SON" FANTASY EPIC! MANU BENNETT JOINS "ARROW" SHOW

Oh, now this is certainly some amazing info: according to "Digital Spy" dame Helen Mirren and Colin Firth are set to join the sequel to worldwide blockbuster THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL which already has amazing cast from the first part - Judi Dench (bow immediately), Maggie Smith and Bill Nighy!!! Not only that the original film, which centred on a group of retired Brits whose lives are transformed after they move to a newly restored hotel in India, has made over $130 million around the world with a very small production budget, but it also won tones of movie awards. The script for the sequel has been turned to the studio and the sequel should start shooting sometime next year.I'm not sure if this would be the first time for all three of the greatest British thespians of the older generation - Dench, Mirren and Smith - to appear together on the big screen. Dench and Smith had a number of projects together before and they are best friends in their private lives too.

HOLLYWOOD SPY HEADLINES
In short news today, SPARTACUS hunk Manu Bennett (plays Crixus in the megapopular epic show) has joined CW'S hit show ARROW. In CW's superhero drama he will play Slade Wilson according to "Entertainment Weekly",  the civilian identity of super-villain Deathstroke - who has already appeared as a mysterious masked figure on the series. He will be introduced through flashbacks, with Wilson forming an uneasy alliance with Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) while both men are stranded on the island of Lian Yu. You will also watch Manu in THE HOBBIT this month, since he plays the evil Azog in
the epic fantasy but you probably won't recognise him. Speaking of SPARTACUS, as I've gossiped a few months ago, it has been confirmed by the show's creator Steven DeKnight that in the halls of Starz they often whisper about a CAESAR spinoff! If the audience accepts young Todd Lasance as the Roman general in WAR OF THE DAMNED this January, the studio might work on a new series which would depict the life of Caesar in some later time of his life. As I've also reported before DeKnight is currently developing sf show INCURSION for Starz.

SEVENTH SON PHOTOS
Oooh, I've been waiting for some new info from the sets of epic fantasy SEVENTH SON and now we have the first pictures showing Jeff Bridges, Julianne
  Moore and Ben Barnes in their costumes: starring also Kit Harrington and Alicia Vikander and premiering October 2013, the film is set in a time long past, where an evil is about to be unleashed reigniting the war between the forces of the supernatural and humankind once more. Master Gregory (Jeff Bridges) is a knight who had imprisoned the malevolently powerful witch, Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore), centuries ago. But now she has escaped and is seeking vengeance. Summoning her followers of every incarnation, Mother Malkin is preparing to unleash her terrible wrath on an unsuspecting world. Only one thing stands in her way: Master Gregory. 
In a deadly reunion, Gregory comes face to face with the evil he always feared would someday return. Now he has only until the next full moon to do what usually takes years: train his new apprentice, Tom Ward (Ben Barnes) to fight a dark magic unlike any other. Man's only hope lies in the seventh son of a seventh son.


56 comments:

  1. Tom Wilkinson wouldn't be included in the new Marigold Hotel film. His character died in the first film.

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  2. I've heard good things about the 'Best Exotic,' but have yet to see it. Fantasy is my favourite genre - right after sci-fi. Iron Maiden had an album in the 80's entitled "Seventh Son of a Seventh Son."

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    1. I think you'd love MARIGOLD HOTEL, Jane!
      You're at the right place then, since HOLLYWOOD SPY focuses on all things fantasy, epic and sf :)

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  3. Dezzy - Love the pic you chose of Helen Mirren. She is gorgeous and talented.

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    1. I was opting between this one and a very naughty and indecent one (she full naked in a bathtub) :) but chose this one because it's more elegant :)

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  4. Marigold Hotel-what a splendid cast! I saw those names come up in my blogroll and got excited.

    Seventh Son has Kit in it, so colour me there. Also I do like Jeff Bridges. He did a marvelous job in Terry Gilliam's The Fisher King. Which reminds me, I want to watch Brazil again.

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    1. it's a dream come through cast :) Imagine if they add Blanchett or Winslet in it too....

      Oh, I tried watching BRAZIL a couple of times, but I just don't get Gilliam :( I never understood MONTHY PYTHON either and I know it's a sin saying that to someone from Ireland and Britain :)

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    2. It's tantamount to treason darling. My father didn't get Python, but my mother did. Have you ever seen our Dylan Moran in Black Books? It's very funny and he's quite handsome too.

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    3. Off with my head :)
      darling, I've no idea who Moran is, I had to Google him, but still never heard of him before :)

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    4. there, Annzie now has a fellow Python fan :)

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    5. There are legions of us darling, legions. I'll send you a copy of Black Books on FB if you like.

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    6. isn't Moran a curiously strangely pronounced surname, darling? :)

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    7. It's often mispronounced. It should be said as Moh-ran. Also Dylan learned to alter his accent so it would sound more posh. He used to sound like me, now he sounds like an upperclass Dub. I still adore him though.

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    8. Dubliners are considered posh in Ireland, darling? In my country, we in Vojvodina are considered urban and pro-European oriented with refined values, but Belgrade has the mainstream accent.

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  5. How wonderful that Smith and Dench get to work together so much (and make millions doing it!) :) I need to start making movies with my bestie! :p

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    1. Imagine the fun if we could do that like the two of them :)

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  6. Awesome stuff today, Dezzy!! Marigold Hotel was a very charming movie. LOVE that Helen Mirren and Colin Firth will join the cast. Such great actors who are proving that you only get better with age. :))

    And I wanted to scream when I saw that picture of Manu Bennet. I'm so glad his career didn't stop after Spartacus. I will have to start tuning into Arrow now. :D

    And Seventh Son looks like a fun fantasy movie.

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    1. we do love the rebirth of all those mature stars in recent years.
      It took a lot of thinking before choosing that pic of Manu, since I have tones of more naked ones :) I even have tones of his full nude pics :) But this one seems posh and elegant.

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    2. Well, I guess we know what you'll be getting me for Christmas then. :D

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    3. Just click the link :)
      http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-8Rb6S-OGb-I/UBMI6O2aERI/AAAAAAAANvE/f_8Uu3Dm7oI/s1600/Manu%2BBennett-horz.jpg

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    4. how long were you there, Annzie? :)))

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    5. Long enough (pun intended).

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  7. I haven't seen THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL. How did I miss that? It sounds wonderful. I'll have to watch it before the sequel comes out :)

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  8. I really want to see The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. I think I saw it for rent on my movie channel.

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  9. I'd love to see THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL.

    How did I miss Manu Bennett? This is the first time I've read about him.

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    1. you must, it's a lovely film.
      Manu starred only in SPARTACUS before :)

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  10. More yummy Colin Firth-y goodness, yay!

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  11. I'm excited about Marigold's sequel. Seventh Son looks okay, but I just do not like Arrow. I tried to watch...I fell asleep. :(

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    1. I haven't even tried, superhero projects always make me sleepy :) Even with all the muscles :)

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  12. I adore Ms. Mirren and Ms. Dench! How wonderful!
    And Colin Forth ain't to bad either!

    Seventh Son looks cool...looking forward to seeing Julianne More play evil!

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    1. we all adore Mirren, Dench and Smith!

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    2. You have to..if you don't, there is something seriously wrong with you and you need your meds adjusted!!

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  13. I just discovered Arrow a few weeks ago. We started DVRing it. I'm looking forward to seeing what it is all about it.

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    1. I haven't watched it so far, but I hope you will enjoy it, Ciara :)

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  14. can helen... still be a sex symbol, why yes...

    7th son looks interesting... but so did?

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    1. she's actually not as old as people think, she's only in her early 60s.

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  15. Can't wait to see the sequal with Firth and Mirren. They are two of my favourite actors.

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  16. Oh my, Helen is so beautiful and talented, I adored her in "The Queen" and Collin...wow Collin is the best Mister Darcy ever..But also amazing in "the king's speech".
    Kisses :)
    http://unikorna.blogspot.com

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    1. we do love both of them :)
      Kiss to you as well!

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  17. My dear Dezzy dont be upsept with me LOL these weeks were terribles , the twins are in their graduation and in this month all is horrible.(:

    I love Helen Mirror is one of my favorites, I love all her rols she made.
    I love when many times ago she was a detective, I think was a britain serie!

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    1. graduation from High School or College, Gloria Dear? I bet you are happy for them :)
      Yes, Helen played a detective in a British tv series

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  18. Love Helen Mirren and Colin Firth. So that's great news :)

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    1. glad to bring you great news, Carol :)

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  19. That seventh son movie is something I like. That's one I will certainly look at.

    And Colin is for my wife :-D

    Greetings
    Peter
    http://peterscave.blogspot.be/

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    1. hope we shall have a trailer soon for it, Peter :)

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