Saturday, March 23, 2013

RUFUS SEWELL IN "HERCULES" EPIC, KIEFER SUTHERLAND IN "POMPEII" EPIC! SUSAN SARANDON, KATHY BATES LESBIAN COUPLE IN MELISSA MCCARTHY'S "TAMMY"! JASON BATEMAN'S "FAMILY THERAPY"!

Directorial project of our beloved Melissa McCarthy TAMMY is eyeing Susan Sarandon for the lead role! She could take the role
that Shirley MacLaine refused - that of an alcoholic grandmother in a story which follows the misadventures of a woman who is laid off from her fast food job, only to discover that same day her husband is cheating on her. She decides to take a road-trip with her foul-mouthed, diabetic grandmother who has a taste for whiskey. Kathy Bates will co-star as the grandmother's lesbian friend LOL who saves the two leads from a couple of rough spots in their journey across America. Methinks Shirley was crazy to refuse such a candy of a role :)

  JASON BATEMAN IN FAMILY THERAPY! EX MACHINA SF

  In sf news today, THR writes that Alex Garland, who penned DREDD last year, will direct sf movie EX MACHINA centring on a billionaire inventor who invites a young employee to his home to test his latest creation, an artificially intelligent female robot. Deadline reports that Disney is planning a remake of their classic PETE'S DRAGON which tells the tale of a young orphan who moves to a quiet fishing community with his sometimes invisible dragon Elliot. Melissa McCarthy's good friend Jason Bateman (you've seen them in IDENTITY THIEF) also has a new gig: he is producing FAMILY THERAPY, which follows a dysfunctional family who hires a therapist to fix their issues on the eve of a big family wedding.

  RUFUS SEWELL IN HERCULES! KIEFER SUTHERLAND IN POMPEII 
 In epic news today - Rufus Sewell has joined HERCULES epic and will play Autolycus the son of the messenger god Hermes. Dwayne
Johnson plays HERCULES the son of Zeus who leaves the gods behind to live in exile as a mercenary for hire, along with his six trusted companions and is put to the test that makes him question everything he once believed. Aksel Hennie is playing Hercules' axe-wielding sidekick Tydeus while Ian McShane will play Amphiarus, a priest, prophet, and warrior who serves as Hercules' adviser. . At the same time, Kiefer Sutherland will play the villain in POMPEII epic set just days before the historic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Kit Harington plays Milo, a former slave turned gladiator, who must race back to save his true love Flavia (Emily Browning), and his best friend before it's too late. Kiefer Sutherland is portraying a Roman senator who enslaved Milo's village and forces Flavia's father (Jared Harris), Milo's master, to have his daughter marry the senator.

27 comments:

  1. The more I read about the Hercules project, but more excited I get. It really sounds like they're taking a decent approach to the story/casting, rather than just making it 'look' cool.

    As for Pompeii, I can't think of anybody better suited to making themselves heard over the cacaphony of an erupting volcano than Kiefer Sutherland. LOL

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    1. yep, Rufus and Ian are quite amazing additions to the cast!

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  2. Not the best mental image of Kathy Bates being a lesbian.

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    1. better than the image of her full nude in front of Jack Nicholson in ABOUT SCHMIDT :)

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  3. First of all, I think Melissa McCarthy is one of the funniest people on the planet and I adore Jason Bateman. Pompeii is one of my favorite books so I hope it's based on it. Love hearing what's coming up a bit early from a great source!

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    1. They are both amazing comedians, Gina. There were many books on POMPEII, depends which you read :)

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  4. i like Rufus... under-appreciated actor, maybe not in this crowd of folks... have a great rest of the day!

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    1. we do like him, especially when he plays warm characters like in TRISTAN AND ISOLDE or PILLARS OF THE EARTH

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  5. "Tammy" sounds exactly like MY type of movie! I love all those actresses!

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  6. Just catching up on the projects Dezzy, its a Friday..whooowhooo ~

    Have a good weekend ~

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    1. From the Philippines ~ I thought you know ~ Smiles ~

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    2. oooh, I didn't, but glad I do now :) I have a very dear and beloved friend at Philippines - Samantha Sotto, she's a bestselling writer, author of BEFORE EVER AFTER. Love her heaps :)

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  7. I like the synopsis of "Tammy": a very good one!
    The Grandma role looks great!

    (... and,if you agree, I need your e-mail address for a (decent!) proposal ... mine is my profile)

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    1. You have my e-mail address under CONTACT button above, SamWise :)

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  8. Tammy sounds like an old lady version of Thelma and Louise. Still might be good; I love Kathy Bates and Susan looks good is almost any role she plays. Excellent actresses.

    Keifer in a Toga? Well, that would be worth seeing, lol. And Sewell too.

    Great line up today Dezzy. Have a great weekend :)

    .......dhole

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    1. glad you liked today's line up, Donnzie :)

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  9. Rufus Sewell is one of the most intense and awesome actors. I love him and the cast for Hercules just keeps getting better. I hope I get to see Dwayne shirtless and in a toga. ;P

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    1. we do love RufRuf :) Dwayne will most certainly have shirtless scenes - or a whole film in SPARTACUS

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  10. Methinks Shirley had a special reason for not taking on the role. She wanted to be the granddaughter...

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    1. that's my theory too, Sherlock :)

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    2. Methinks that's not a coincidence ;)

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  11. I wonder why Shirley would turn down that role? It sounds fabulous!

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