Monday, March 18, 2013

KATE BECKINSALE IS "ELIZA GRAVES"! ANG LEE TO REPLACE SPIELBERG IN "GODS AND KINGS" EPIC? CHRISTIAN BALE IN RIDLEY SCOTT'S "EXODUS" EPIC! THEO JAMES JOINS "DIVERGENT"

And after Jai Courtney, the latest one to join the movie adaptation of fantasy saga DIVERGENT is Theo James! The star of UNDERWORLD AWAKENING will play Four in this thrilling adventure set in a future world where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities. Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy to destroy all Divergents, she must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it's too late. Four is a man with a mysterious past, and Tris's intense yet charismatic instructor and one of the leaders of the Dauntless faction. The fantasy saga has been sold in millions of copies so far.


  CHRISTIAN BALE IN EXODUS EPIC! ANG LEE TO HELM GODS AND KINGS 
Interesting news are coming from the two of the upcoming rival Biblical projects: first, "Deadline" reports that Christian Bale is circling the lead role in 20th Century Fox epic EXODUS! Although the plot hasn't been revealed yet, you can guess what the film will be about and it will be directed by Ridley Scott! Meanwhile over at Warner Bros. their own historical project GODS AND KINGS has lost Steven Spielberg behind the helm which is a huge setback! Apparently the studio is now reaching out to Ang Lee to direct the Braveheart-esque rendition of Moses' story from the Bible.
And a huge thanks to ever so dear Dan Feuerriegel from SPARTACUS epic show who tweeted about our WAR OF THE DAMNED BOYS spotlight yesterday and brought thousands of his fans to our site! We do love him tones! 

  KATE BECKINSALE IS ELIZA GRAVES 
And here's something on another UNDERWORLD star! We haven't seen Kate Beckinsale much outside the vampire saga (don't know why, she's gorgeous and also a decent actress) and it seems she is moving away from Hollywood and shooting her new project down in Bulgaria! According to "The Hollywood Reporter" she is negotiating to take the lead role in ELIZA  GRAVES a thriller helmed by Brad Anderson (the one who ruined Christian Bale's outstanding physical and emotional efforts in THE MACHINIST with his aimless direction).  The movie is based on a short story by Edgar Allan Poe, and follows a Med School student trapped in a mental institution that has been overtaken by its inmates. Some of whom are now pretending to be doctors. Kate Beckinsale will play the title character, an inmate that has an affair with the Harvard grad.

24 comments:

  1. Oh, I know that was a thrill for you to be Tweeted by Feuerriegel. :))

    I still haven't read Divergent, though everyone says it is wonderful. Hope you had an easy weekend and were able to get some rest and feel better.

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    1. and this is not the first time Feuerriegel tweets about HOLLYWOOD SPY :) Last year he actually told me that I wrote the first ever article about him and he tweeted that one too :) That was when I had a spotlight on epic boys :)

      Not really ,unfortunatelly, but I hope it will get better soon :(

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  2. Not since "The Ten Commandments" in the 1960s has Moses been so hot, hot, HOT in Hollywood!

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  3. God, more Bible projects. BORING. There is nothing original or exciting in those tales anymore and we need to quit retelling them. Especially when the stories themselves are so uninteresting anymore. Maybe if they went with the women in the Bible...

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    1. I tend to agree but movie news have been so scarce recently that I have nothing else to report :(

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  4. Does Kate only do action films? Not that that's a problem. I was just wondering. lol

    I'll be interested in a full cast lineup for Divergent.

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    1. mostly, yes, she did have a few dramas and a romcom :)
      The cast is almost done, just waiting to see if Kate Winslet will really join the film too!

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    2. Actually no! If you look at her resume which includes almost 40 films, most are not action films. Not counting her very early British TV work, her first 19 films weren't action films. 28 of her 39 films are not action films. It seems as of late action roles are her most prominent, but it hasn't always been like that.

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    4. Yep, and she had dramas before too, I still remember her from that LAREN or LAUREL CANYON film with Christian Bale. She has sensuality similar to RAchel Weisz and could depict some tender emotions quite nicely on her face.

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  5. So wonderful to know Kate is getting into something other than Underworld, not that she doesn't rock in Underworld but she is so much more talented than that role. Go Kate!

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  6. What makes it frustrating for me, Dezzy is... I love Kate but I don't like Underworld. Elsie is right. She's so much more talented. I love her in Serendipity. I know, I'm a sucker for romcoms that work.

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    1. romcoms are my fave after epics and historical movies :)

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  7. By the way, you're comment about not seeing Kate outside of Underworld, you're not paying attention. She's done 14 films in the last 9 years, including 2004, and she's only done one Underworld. She also had Contraband and Total Recall last year. She also had very good films like Nothing But the Truth, Snow Angels, and Fragments, which unfortunately for her, few people noticed.

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    1. it's not about not paying attention, Joe, but about what you said in the end - most of her recent films go unnoticed, she doesn't appear anymore in bigger films or very rarely (like in TOTAL RECALL).

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GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)