Tuesday, July 31, 2012

CLIP FOR BBC'S EPIC SERIES "PARADE'S END" WITH BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH! JONATHAN RHYS MEYERS IN NBC SHOW "DRACULA"! "ONCE UPON A TIME" ADDS SIR LANCELOT & PRINCE PHILLIP! LUKE MACFARLANE JOINS "BEAUTY & THE BEAST", JENNA DEWAN IN "AMERICAN HORROR STORY"

 Oh, my, now this is certainly a super exciting piece of news: if you miss all the passion and intrigues in the period set epic series THE TUDORS, you will be thrilled to hear that Jonathan Rhys Meyers has been offered the lead role in NBC's and Sky Living's DRACULA series,  which will have ten episodes. According to "Deadline", DRACULA, which was bought by NBC in January, is set in the 1890s and has been described as "Dangerous Liaisons meets The Tudors". It follows the iconic vampire as he arrives in London seeking vengeance against those who wronged him hundreds of years ago, all the time pretending to be an American entrepreneur extolling the virtues of modern science. However, his plans go awry when he falls in love with a woman who appears to be the reincarnation of his dead wife.

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Speaking of TV news,  Channing Tatum's wife, gorgeous Jenna Dewan Tatum has joined the second season of AMERICAN HORROR STORY FX series,in which she will play a love couple together with MAROON 5's Adam Levine.
Meanwhile, BROTHERS AND SISTERS actor Luke MacFarlane has joined NBC's Fall fantasy drama BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. According to "Digital Spy", MacFarlane, who is also known as the secret boyfriend of Wentworth Miller, will appear in the second episode as Philippe Bertrand, artistic director of a ballet company which Kristin Kreuk will investigate after a ballerina gets killed. Starring also Jay Ryan as the Beast, the show will air this October. ABC hit show ONCE UPON A TIME has cast TEEN WOLF star Sinqua Walls as Sir Lancelot in the second season. The character - portrayed as a "sword for hire" banished from his proud position on King Arthur's Round Table - will appear in at least two episodes.You already know that Sleeping Beauty (Sarah Bolger)
  and Mulan (Jamie Chung) will also appear in the second season alongside Captain Hook, Ariel and Aladin. But he's not the only one, since PRETTY LITTLE LIARS' gorgeous Julian Morris has been added as Sleeping Beauty's Prince Phillip, a man who’s traveled from a kingdom that’s in decline, a young, skilled warrior and selfless hero who’s the veteran of many tough journeys.

PARADE'S END TRAILER
Some time ago I've announced that SHERLOCK, THE HOBBIT and STAR TREK star Benedict Cumberbatch will star in BBC mini series
PARADE'S END, and now you can check out the first trailer which also includes promo material for TOP OF THE LAKE series with Elizabeth Moss, Holy Hunter and Lucy Lawless and DANCING ON THE EDGE with Matthew Goode. Set in World War I, the story of PARADE'S END will follow a top civil servant from a background of wealth and privilege, whose marriage founders almost as soon as it begins. His wife Sylvia (Rebecca Hall) has affairs, while he falls in love with another
woman, but he remains honourable for some considerable time to Sylvia. He goes to war and even loses memory at the battlefield. The mini series will follow ten years of his life.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

SEAN BEAN, COLIN FARRELL, SAOIRSE RONAN, BURAK OZCIVIT, KENAN IMIRZALIOGLU IN IRISH TURKISH EPIC "FAMINE" ON FAMOUS 19TH CENTURY FAMINE IN IRELAND

Interesting news come from Turkey: beside the hot gossip on Brad Pitt being offered $2 million to play a European general fighting against sultan Suleyman in THE MAGNIFICENT CENTURY, the most popular historical TV saga around The Balkans in recent few years, there's also some info on FAMINE,  a joint Irish Turkish film production which would depict the story of the Ottoman Empire’s aid to Ireland during the great famine period in Ireland between 1845 and 1851. Sean Bean, Saoirse Ronan and Colin Farrell are possible cast members in the story of how the Ottoman Empire sent aid to the emerald isle in Ireland at great potato
famine in 1845 which claimed nearly 1 million lives. The production should start this Autumn and will also include some Turkish stars Burak Özçivit (he's currently hiding from the Turkish public after his girlfriend recently caught him naked in bed with his best male friend) and Kenan İmirzalıoğlu. According to "The Irish Sun", FAMINE plot will focus on a love story between Fatih (Burak), an Ottoman sailor, and Mary (Saoirse), an Irish girl, during the Great famine and the period when Ottoman’s aid to Ireland arrived. Turkish star Kenan İmirzalıoğlu would play Ottoman Sultan Abdülmecid.

STORY FROM HISTORY
 The whole idea begun when one of the producers of the film noticed the northwestern Irish city of Drogheda’s coat of arms included a crescent and star. The Irish famine first began in 1845 due to blight on Ireland’s main source of food — the potato, and lasted until 1851, resulting in the deaths of a million people and the immigration of more than 2 million citizens. Ultimately, the famine caused Ireland’s population to drop from 8 million to 5 million. According to "National Turk" Ottoman Sultan Abdülmecid decided to send 10,000 pounds in aid to Ireland after being informed of how devastating the famine was on the island (some claim it was just a Turkish attempt to soften their image of barbaric invaders since in that part of history they had half of southern Europe enslaved under their tyrannical rule). However, Britain’s Queen Victoria decided to 
accept only a thousand pounds in aid. In response, Sultan Abdülmecid secretly sent five ships full of food, as well as cash, to Ireland in order to help the Irish, who were shunned by England. Because the Ottoman ships could not approach Dublin’s port after their long journey to ıreland, they changed their course, bringing their food instead to the lovely seaside town of Drogheda. The Irish town of Drogheda had adopted the Star & Crescent as their emblem in gratitude to the people of Ottoman Empire. With this generous act the Ottoman Empire gained the appreciation of the local public.
CAST TITBITS
Turkish heartthrob Burak Burak Özçivit actually stars in the above mentioned Turkish historical soap THE MAGNIFICENT CENTURY, playing Bali Bey, one of sultan Suleyman's generals. Saoirse Ronan will star in another epic project - TESTAMENT OF YOUTH, in which a British woman recalls coming of age during World War I.Colin Farrell will also have another epic project in the future - WINTER'S TALE, enchanting fantasy story set in 19th Century and present-day Manhattan which revolves around a thief, a dying girl, and a flying white horse.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

TRAILER FOR GERARD BUTLER'S "CHASING MAVERICKS"! PROVOCATIVE AD FOR LADY GAGA'S "FAME" PERFUME! RIDLEY SCOTT PRODUCING "THE DAY BRITAIN STOPPED"! KEVIN ZEGERS JOINS "MORTAL INSTRUMENTS"

Since it has been a very slow week in the film news world, I will entertain you today with a stunning new photo for Lady Gaga's new perfume: it shows her naked body covered with spiders, but if you take a closer look you will see the spiders are actually little naked men ;) According to Mother Monster herself, the perfume, titled FAME,
 will smell "like an expensive hooker". She says, that's the smell you get after having sex. Amused? Not? Wanna have those spiders crawl over you after spraying the perfume upon your body? Gaga will also have her first film role soon in Robert Rodriguez's MACHETE KILLS in which she plays seductive vixen La Chameleon.

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The Hollywood Reporter writes today that Ridley Scott is going to produce THE DAY BRITAIN STOPPED in which the script is based on the 2003
BBC pseudo documentary of the same name, that followed a fake disaster which leads to a complete breakdown of England's transportation system. If you read HOLLYWOOD SPY's reports on the new shows coming up this Autumn, you will probably remember that a similar show awaits us as well titled REVOLUTION - it will follow a bunch of survivors of a strange apocalypse in which the Earth lost all energy sources within a second. Meanwhile, young Kevin Zegers has joined the movie adaptation of fantasy saga THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS in which Lily Collins plays Clary Fray a young woman living in New York City who discovers she comes from a long line of demon hunters. Zegers will play her enemy, a homosexual boy who is secretly in love with Clary's love interest. Kevin Durand and GAME OF THRONES Lena Headey are also in the cast. 

CHASING MAVERICKS CLIP
Today's clip at HOLLYWOOD SPY is for  director Curtis Hanson's biopic on surfing legend Jay Moriarty (Jonny Weston) CHASING 
MAVERICKS. The movie is set for release this October, and also stars Gerard Butler. The Scottish hunk appears in the film as Frosty Hesson, Moriarty's mentor who teaches the surfer how to break the massive Northern California swells known as The Maverick. What begins as a mentorship turns into a unique lifelong bond, as the two unlikely friends discover that there is nothing more powerful than pushing your limits and chasing a nearly impossible dream.Previously titled OF MEN AND MAVERICKS, the movie caught media attention earlier this year when Gerard Butler almost died after being swallowed by a huge wave during the shooting down in Australia.

ATTENTION SPY LOVERS! 
I will be in and out throughout the weekend, since I'm going apartment hunting to Belgrade, but I will try to answer the comments over laptop. I did schedule an amazing post for Sunday. Keep fingers crossed for my hunting luck :) And have you noticed that HOLLYWOOD SPY has just passed its 1,800,000 visitor? HOLLYWOOD SPY loves you and there's nothing you can do about it :) 

Friday, July 27, 2012

SPRAWLING TRAILER FOR SF EPIC "CLOUD ATLAS" WITH TOM HANKS, BEN WHISHAW, JIM STURGESS, HUGO WEAVING, BY MATRIX HELMERS! SF NOVEL "TIME AND AGAIN" GETS A FILM ADAPTATION!

According to "Variety" Doug Liman (THE BOURNE IDENTITY) will direct the movie adaptation of TIME AND AGAIN, an illustrated novel by Jack Finney. The story follows Manhattan illustrator Simon Morley, who partakes in a secret government experiment in the mid 20th century. The experiment transports him back to 1882 New York, where he falls in love and struggles with the decision to either go back to his original time or stay in the past with his lover. The novel has been sold in more than 200,000 copies and also has a sequel titled FROM TIME TO TIME.
CLOUD ATLAS TRAILER
And here it is, people, the clip of the day - a trailer for sf epic CLOUD ATLAS coming from the directors of the famous THE MATRIX TRILOGY  Lana and Andy WachowskI and Tom Tykwer (RUN LOLA RUN, PERFUME). The rather long and emotional trailer,
 filled with lots of strange, but lovely visuals, settings and scenes, reveals a lot of the extremely complicated story which spans six storylines set at various points in time from the 19th century into the distant future. The
cast is also rather strangely combined with Tom Hanks and wimpy Halle Berry in the lead roles (not sure I can take such an extreme doze of the two of them), joined by Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Susan Sarandon, Hugh Grant, Ben Whishaw, Keith David, Jim Broadbent, James D'Arcy....
Based on a bestselling book by David Mitchell, the intricate and complex movie features six intertwining story lines set in different
 times and places that become intricately related to each other, with actors playing roles in each time. The stories span from the 19th Century
to a post apocalyptic 22nd Century. Action, mystery and romance weave dramatically through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire
 a revolution in the distant future. Even though the budget of the film was around $100 million the film has had almost no marketing so far, although the premiere is scheduled for this October. Hope Warner won't take down the clip before you see it.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

BREATHTAKING TRAILER FOR ANG LEE'S "LIFE OF PI" & FUNNY ONE FOR "THE ORANGES" WITH HUGH LAURIE, ADAM BRODY, LEIGHTON MEESTER! "SLEEPY HOLLOW" TV SHOW BY STAR TREK PRODUCERS? "ME AND MY SHADOW" POSTER!

Two new  clips for you today, people, the first one being the first long trailer for Ang Lee's long awaited LIFE OF PI movie adaptation of Yann Martel's famous novel. Opening this November and starring Suraj Sharma, Tobey Maguire, Gérard Depardieu, Irrfan
Khan, this coming-of-age survival tale revolves around a boy who is the lone survivor of a sunken freighter and winds up sharing a lifeboat with a hyena, an injured zebra, an orangutan and a hungry Bengal tiger.
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Since fantasy is very trendy as a genre for TV shows, one of the new ones will be SLEEPY HOLLOW. Famous producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are working on the new show on the famous legend but the series
 would apparently be set in the modern day, with Ichabod Crane partnering Sleepy Hollow's female sheriff to solve mysterious happenings in the town. Kate Beckinsale's husband and TOTAL RECALL director Len Wiseman is already attached to helm the pilot. A poster has been released for ME AND MY SHADOW. Dreamworks' animated flick, scheduled for August 2014, which tells the story of Shadow Stan, an extremely frustrated shadow who yearns for a dynamic life but happens to be stuck with Stanley Grubb, the world's most boring human. Finally pushed to the brink, Shadow Stan breaks the singular rule of the Shadow World – They lead, we follow – and takes control of Stanley!

THE ORANGES TRAILER
Today, you can also check out a trailer for comedy film THE ORANGES which hits theatres this October: David and Paige Walling (Hugh Laurie, Catherine Keener) and Terry and Cathy Ostroff
 (Oliver Platt, Allison Janney) are best friends and neighbours living on Orange Drive in suburban New Jersey. Their comfortable existence goes awry when prodigal daughter Nina Ostroff (Leighton Meester), newly broken up with her fiancé Ethan (Sam Rosen), returns home for Thanksgiving after a five-year absence. Rather than developing an interest in the successful son of her neighbors, Toby Walling (Adam Brody), which would please both families, it's her parents' best friend David who captures Nina's attention. When the connection between Nina and David becomes undeniable, everyone's lives are thrown into upheaval. It's
 not long before the ramifications of the affair begin to work on all of the family members in unexpected and hilarious ways, leading everyone to reawaken to their lives, reassess what it means to be happy, and realize that sometimes what looks like a disaster turns out to be the thing we need.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

SAM WORTHINGTON & ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER IN "TEN"! CLIP FOR "BATTLE OF THE YEAR" WITH JOSH HOLLOWAY, CHRIS BROWN! IWAN RHEON & SNOW PATROL'S GARY LIGHTBODY IN "GAME OF THRONES"! JORDIN SPARKS IN "INEVITABLE DEFEAT OF MISTER & PETE"

As you know the casting for the third season of HBO's epic show GAME OF THRONES is moving on full speed currently and two new faces to join the cast include the singer of popular British band Snow Patrol Gary Lightbody who will do a cameo in one of the future episodes according to "Digital Spy". It is interesting that he already shot his scene for the show. Another new actor spotted around the cast, who are shooting in Ireland, is young Iwan Rheon from MISFITS, who, according to "Winter is Coming" will play “Boy” or Ramsay Snow, the bastard of Roose Bolton. The Bastard of Bolton was mentioned a few times last season, but never shown. He was sent by Robb Stark and
 Roose to reclaim Winterfell from the evil Theon Greyjoy.

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As "Variety" reports today, Sam Worthington has entered talks to join Arnold Schwarzenegger's action flick TEN which means that the two Terminators might end up playing together in a  testosterone heavy riff on Agatha Christie's "Ten Little Indians," in which the story will follow an elite DEA task force that robs a dangerous drug cartel under the guise of a tactical raid on one of its safe houses. They think they've gotten away with millions in merch, until team members begin getting bumped off one by on. Meanwhile, gorgeous American Idol Jordin Sparks, the owner of numerous worldwide hits, will join another ex Idol Jennifer Hudson and Anthony Mackie in THE INEVITABLE DEFEAT OF MISTER AND PETE,  a story of two inner city youths who must learn to survive alone after their mothers are taken away by the authorities.

BATTLE OF THE YEAR
The only trailer I have for you today, after a slow weekend, is for a dance movie BATTLE OF THE YEAR which kinda reminds me of MTV's super popular project America's Best Dance Crew.
LOST star Josh Holloway (who looks rather unusual in this type of film) and one of the best singers and dancers in today's R'n'B world brilliant Chris Brown lead the cast  in the story based on the annual
 international b-boying tournament of the same name. The story revolves around the American team of breakdancers, who have not won the event for 15 years. Los Angeles hip-hop mogul B-Boy Dante (Laz 
Alonso) hires former basketball coach Blake (Holloway) to lead the team. Blake brings 12 dancers together (including Chris Brown's character) to form a team in order to take the trophy back to the US. The film is out next January.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

TAYLOR KITSCH HAS "NEED FOR SPEED"! "BACHELORETTE" TRAILER WITH KIRSTEN DUNST, JAMES MARSDEN! GWYNETH PALTROW IN "BLOOD, BONES & BUTTER"! JACKIE EARLE HALEY JOINS HUGH LAURIE, JOEL KINNAMAN IN "ROBOCOP"

According to "MovieWeb" one of the breakthrough stars of the year, handsome fella Taylor Kitsch from JOHN CARTER, SAVAGES and BATTLESHIP, is the
main candidate for the lead role in NEED FOR SPEED, a "Dreamworks" project on the film adaptation of the famous video game which might be done similar to FAST AND  FURIOUS franchise with tones of action and fast cars. ACT OF VALOUR director Scott Waugh is helming the movie. Meanwhile, Jackie Earle Haley has joined ROBOCOP remake, as Maddox, who gives the crime-fighting cyborg (Joel Kinnaman) military training before RoboCop goes out to clean up the mean streets of Detroit. The film, which will be set in year 2029, might also add young Jay Baruchel to the cast which also includes Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Abbie Cornish and Hugh Laurie as the villain.

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Another piece of movie news this weekend came from "The Hollywood Reporter": Gwyneth Paltrow is apparently in talks to join BLOOD, BONES AND BUTTER the movie adaptation of Gabrielle Hamilton's memoirs. The book follows her journey from an unorthodox childhood to becoming a chef and owner of New York's Prune restaurant. She is the youngest of five children, whose artistic father made the sets for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus. It is interesting that Gwyneth herself is famous for her vegetarian diet and she even wrote a cookbook last year.

BACHELORETTE TRAILER
Your trailer for today, people, is for raunchy comedy BACHELORETTE which hits cinemas later this year starring
 James Marsden, Lizzy Caplan, Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, Adam Scott and Rebel Wilson. The story of the hilarious comedy follows the misadventures of a soon- to-be bride who has a tumultuous bachelorette party, causing her to reconsider whether she is fit for married life. Rebel Wilson plays the unwitting bride to three unengaged bridesmaids (Lizzy Caplan, Kirsten Dunst, and Isla Fisher) who want to do her nothing but harm, but that's what happens when you are asked to be bridesmaid at a wedding of a woman you used to ridicule back in high school.

Monday, July 23, 2012

SPECTACULAR TEASER FOR ZACK SNYDER'S "MAN OF STEEL" WITH HENRY CAVILL, AMY ADAMS, RUSSELL CROWE, KEVIN COSTNER, DIANE LANE, MICHAEL SHANNON!

I bet you've already seen it by now, since it was the main film event of the weekend, but here's the freshly released mega stunning and totally seductive and alluring teaser for MAN OF STEEL which comes out next year. Directed by amazing Zack Snyder, who gave the world his ground breaking epic 300, the reboot of the Superman saga has Henry Cavill as the man of steel, Amy Adams as "Daily Planet" journalist Lois Lane, and Laurence Fishburne as her editor in-chief, Perry White. Starring as Clark Kent's adoptive parents, Martha and Jonathan
Kent, are Diane Lane and Kevin Costner. Squaring off against the superhero are two other surviving Kryptonians, the villainous General Zod, played by Michael Shannon, and Faora, Zod's evil partner, played by Antje Traue. Also from Superman's native Krypton are Lara Lor-Van, Superman's mother, played by Ayelet Zurer, and Superman's father, Jor-El, portrayed by Russell Crowe. Rounding out the cast are Harry Lennix as U.S. military man General Swanwick, as well as Christopher Meloni as Colonel Hardy.
MAN OF STEEL STORY
 Clark Kent/Kal-El (Henry Cavill) is a young twenty-something journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond his imagination. Transported years ago to Earth from Krypton, a highly advanced, distant
planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question 'Why am I here?' Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Diane Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Kevin Costner), Clark discovers having extraordinary
abilities means making difficult decisions. When the world is in dire need of stability, an even greater threat emerges. Clark must become a MAN OF STEEL, to protect the people he loves and shine as the world's beacon of hope - Superman.
SUPERMAN TIDBITS
The budget of the film is somewhere around $175. million! Darren Aronofsky and Ben Affleck were the first choices for the helmer of 
the film before Zack Snyder took over the job by quitting the director's job on 300 prequel BATTLE OF ARTEMISIA. The list of actresses who were in the run for Lois Lane part before Amy Adams took it includes Anne Hathaway, Dianna Agron, Mila Kunis, Olivia Wilde, Jessica Biel, Malin Akerman.... The list of the handsome actors who were in the run for the Superman role before Henry Cavill took it is even longer and includes Matthew Goode who worked with the director on WATCHMEN, TRUE BLOOD hunk Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer, Armie Hammer and even Zac Efron.
Julianne Moore and Jodie Foster were in the run for Martha Kent role. For a very long time Viggo Mortensen was planned for the role of General Zod. Henry Cavill will be the first British actor to play Superman in history.
  
ATTENTION ALL SPY LOVERS! 
First I would kindly ask you all to pop over to the site of my dear friend Anne O'Leary who is interviewing me today on the topic of my profession in the first part of a series of talks with your own spy. Go over and leave a comment, people. I also wanted to thank amazing Dan Feuerriegel, the star of SPARTACUS show, who sent me a lovely tweet today. He liked the post we did on him this Sunday. I also got dozens and dozens of lovely tweets from his loving fans and thousands and thousands of visits to the post on him. Glad you liked it all!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

SPOTLIGHT ON EPIC TV STARS: "GAME OF THRONE'S" RICHARD MADDEN, KIT HARRINGTON, GETHIN ANTHONY, ALFIE ALLEN, "MERLIN'S" COLIN MORGAN, "SPARTACUS" CRAIG PARKER & DANIEL FEUERRIEGEL

You know that HOLLYWOOD SPY has always been one of Web's biggest centrals for all things epic, and fortunately epic films, epic fantasy and epic shows have been rather trendy in Hollywood
in last few years. Here are some of the most popular boys from the epic genre currently.

RICHARD MADDEN
You already know that HOLLYWOOD SPY loves this guy a lot. Ultra talented and deeply charismatic Scot plays the brave and magnificent Robb Stark who leads the army to free his sisters in the second season as the new king of the North in GAME OF THRONES. Earlier this year he had a brilliant and deeply moving role of a gay WW1 soldier in BBC's equally brilliant project BIRDSONG in which always flawless Eddie Redmayne played an English officer who fights in the horrific trenches of northern France haunted by the memories of his forbidden love affair with a French. Richard will also star in LONG NIGHTS SHORT MORNINGS, as a 23-year-old who
is addicted to love. His erotic odyssey through the streets of New York City finds him bedding seven women in seven nights, while trying to maintain intimacy and honesty with all of them! Privately, Madden is in a relationship with DR. WHO, CAPTAIN AMERICA and TITANIC actress Jenna Louise Coleman.

KIT HARRINGTON
One of the most popular members of the cast, Kit Harrington has really earned a lot playing John Snow who had  to face strange forces up in
 the frozen North in the 2nd season of GAME OF THRONES. As you know he got the royal role in ARTHUR AND LANCELOT epic which then got cancelled, but we shall still watch him in another fantasy epic THE SEVENTH SON next to Julianne Moore, Ben Barnes and Jeff Bridges as the seventh son of a seventh son who learns how to exorcise ghosts, contain witches, and bind boggarts in the 1700s. He will also star this year in SILENT HILL: REVELATION the story of a girl who has to run from strange demonic forces. The cast includes Sean Bean, Carrie Anne Moss, Malcolm McDowell...
DANIEL FEUERRIEGEL
Well, if you love watching Starz' epic saga SPARTACUS I bet you love Daniel as much as we
do. He got much more space and time on screen in the second season SPARTACUS VENGEANCE in which his character, the brave gladiator Agron, has become Spartacus' man of trust and his right hand in the slave rebellion. He also won the love of the crowd and the fans with his tender and sweet love with another slave Nasir and they make the first, or at least the sweetest, gay couple among the gladiators to appear in an epic TV show. Daniel is from Down Under and he starred in famous Australian shows HOME AND AWAY and MCLEOD'S DAUGHTERS before the SPARTACUS gig.
ALFIE ALLEN
Another boy from HBO's epic show GAME OF THRONES, Alfie Allen, plays Theon Greyjoy who has the impossible choice of being
faithful either to the Starks, who raised him, or to the Greyjoys, who are his birth family. Although young, Alfie has played in a huge number of historical projects before this show: we've seen him in ELIZABETH next to Cate Blanchett, in THE OTHER BOLEYN DAUGHTER, in ATONEMENT ... He was the first actor in GAME OF THRONES to show his willy openly :) His father, Keith Allen is also a famous British actor and his sister Lily Allen is a popular British singer who even dedicated a song to him on her debut album.

GETHIN ANTHONY
Yet, another talented and deeply charismatic boy from GAME OF THRONES. He was quite in the spotlight in the second season
  of the famous epic show since his character Renly Baratheon has a claim on the Iron Throne and is leading his army towards the King's Landing. Renly was also famous for his passionate gay relationship with the brother of his wife. He is one of the more educated of the British actors since he studied English language and literature at Oxford and then studied at London Academy of Music and Dramatic art. He has a tenor singing voice.
COLIN MORGAN
Probably the nicest face to appear on British television in recent years, adorable Colin Morgan has won worldwide fame starring as the legendary wizard MERLIN in BBC's megapopular show. Colin plays the role with such natural ease and warm charm that many believe that the show's success is mostly due to his own talent and appearance. This amazing chap is a vegetarian in his private life, he graduated at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, he was born in Northern Ireland, and, similarly to Kit Harrington and Gethin Anthony, there are rumours that he is gay in his private life.

CRAIG PARKER
 Kiwi star Craig Parker is interesting because it seems he's always getting royal or godly roles, constantly portraying charismatic and authoritative characters. After playing demi-gods in XENA and "Young Hercules"
he kept on playing immortal or magical figures. Peter Jackson has given him the role of the brave elven army leader Haldir from Galadriel's kingdom of LotLorien who dies in the arms of Aragorn in the battle against Uruk-hais in LORD OF THE RINGS saga. But after playing the good guy with a blond wig, he decided to become naughty and dark-haired, so he played Darken Rahl, the main villain in LEGEND OF THE SEEKER. Later on he became popular playing charming and strict Roman general Glaber in epic show SPARTACUS. You've also seen him in "Underworld" as Sabas.


Saturday, July 21, 2012

CHRIS HEMSWORTH IN STEVEN SPIELBERG'S "ROBOPOCALYPSE"! SVETLANA KHODCHENKOVA IS VIPER IN "WOLVERINE"! THRILLING TRAILER FOR "THE DINOSAUR PROJECT" ADVENTURE

Just a few days ago I told you that Jessica Biel will play Viper next to Hugh Jackman in WOLVERINE, but now that deal is off and the
 producer have hired Russian beauty and a Playboy star Svetlana Khodchenkova for the part. She has a number of Russian blockbusters behind her and the role of Irina in last year's TINKER, TAYLOR, SOLDIER, SPY. She should fit great in the role since, according to "MovieWeb", The Viper hails from an unknown Eastern European country. The character has a sorted history with the title character throughout the Marvel comics, a friendly ally at times, and a conniving enemy in other story lines. The story of the film, to be directed by James Mangold, will see WOLVERINE going to Japan to search for more clues about his true identity.

HOLLYWOOD SPY HEADLINES
 Another actor to join sf epic NOAH, which will bring a dark version of the famous apocalyptical story, is Kevin Durand who will join Russell Crowe as Noah,
Douglas Booth and Logan Lerman as his sons, Jennifer Connelly as his wife, Anthony Hopkins as Methuselah. Kevin Durand will play a watcher, a massive giant who helps Noah and his family according to "Variety". Meanwhile, rising star Chris Hemsworth, whom you've seen in THOR, THE AVENGERS and in SNOWWHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN, has been offered the lead role in Steven Spielberg's ROBOPOCALYPSE. According to "Deadline" the story, based on a novel by Daniel H. Wilson, is set in the near future where a computer scientist programs an intelligence computer called Archos. The computer, which was designed to preserve life, becomes self aware and starts systematically destroying the human race after realizing we are the planets biggest threat. The story follows a group of survivor's who struggle to stay alive in the aftermath.

THE DINOSAUR PROJECT CLIP
Your trailer for this Saturday is for sf adventure THE DINOSAUR PROJECT which hits UK cinemas later this August. Starring Richard Dillane, Peter Brooke and Matt Kane,  this found footage
 thriller will see Dillane and  Kane playing a father and son team of explorers, who head to the Congo seeking proof that dinosaurs still do exist.Once there, they will make an incredible discovery!