Monday, July 29, 2013

MELISSA MCCARTHY AS FEMALE BOND IN 'SUSAN COOPER'? ANGEL ARMIES IN 'DOMINION' SF SHOW! PIXAR'S 'INSIDE OUT' TO HAVE EMOTIONS AS MAIN CHARACTERS! NEW 'ROMEO & JULIET' TRAILER WITH DOUGLAS BOOTHE, DAMIEN LEWIS, HAILEE STEINFELD

MELISSA MCCARTHY FEMALE SPY
 IN 'SUSAN COOPER'
The Wrap reports that Paul Feig will write and direct spy comedy SUSAN COOPER with Melissa McCarthy possibly taking the lead role. The story is being described as a realistic secret agent thriller centring on a female James Bond type. As you already know, Melissa is Feig's pet actress and they worked together on BRIDESMAIDS and THE HEAT.

PIXAR'S 'INSIDE OUT'
 EMOTIONS AS CHARACTERS
Now, here's something interesting and new from Pixar: coming from Pete Docter, who won an Oscar for his movie UP, INSIDE OUT will have a story that takes place inside the mind of an 11-year-old girl, and emotions such as anger, sadness, disgust and joy are the main characters. The characters are presented through an energy made up of particles that actually move representing what emotions could actually look like. Slated for 2015 the film will simultaneously show what is happening to the girl and what is happening inside her mind.

DOMINION SF SHOW
FALLEN ANGEL ARMIES
Last year, your trusted HOLLYWOOD SPY announced that SyFy will make a science fiction television series out of Paul Bettany's LEGION sf movie which showed him as a fallen angel!  Based on characters from the hit theatrical film DOMINION show will be an epic supernatural action drama set 25 years in the future after a war between an army of Angels and mankind has transformed the world. The series follows the perilous journey of a rebellious young soldier who discovers he's the unlikely savior of humanity. The compelling new series will see the future of humanity hanging in the balance as the ultimate celestial battle descends to Earth! Scott Stewart who directed LEGION will also direct the pilot for the series.

ROMEO AND JULIET
NEW TRAILER WITH DOUGLAS BOOTHE, HAILEE STEINFELD
And check out the second trailer and a new poster for new movie adaptation of Shakespeare's ROMEO AND JULIET! Produced by DOWNTON ABBEY's Julian Fellowes, the famous story about the star crossed lovers and their forbidden love will have Douglas Boothe playing Romeo, Hailee Steinfeld is Juliet, Damien Lewis is her father Lord Capulet, Paul Giamatti is Friar Laurence, Ed Westwick is Tybalt, Stellan Skarsgard is prince of Verona, Natascha McElhone is Lady Capulet, Kodi Smith McPhee is Benvolio, Tom Wisdom is Paris.... The film should premiere this Autumn in cinemas.
DID YOU KNOW? MIRROR MIRROR star Lily Collins was supposed to play Juliet but had scheduling problems, while Sam Claflin, Logan Lerman and Josh Hutcherson all auditioned for Romeo role.

HEAR YE! HEAR YE!
And in some shameless self promotion today: if you are in the mood for your trusted HOLLYWOOD SPY Dezzy's talks on his profession you may pop over today to BARDS AND PROPHETS site where American writer L.G.Smith is talking with me about my work as a book translator. We bring up some interesting tidbits and reveal the secrets of the job!I would love to see your comments there!

48 comments:

  1. I got a little emotional watching that clip. So beautiful. I shall be first in line at my theater to watch Romeo and Juliet. :)

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    1. I liked the first trailer better, that one was really something special, but this one is also great. Quite a nice cast they have in it!

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    2. I think (hope) they did a beautiful job with the story. So far I love what I've seen. I do love the traditional versions of the Bard's plays.

      And thanks for your wonderful answers about book translation over at my place! It is quite a charming interview. :)

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    3. the crowd seems to like our interview over at your place :) People do love to hear clowns speak :)

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  2. Great job on L.G.'s blog today.

    Loved the movie UP. Will be interesting to see how this new film plays out.

    Also nice to see a "full figured" woman in a role like that.

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    1. glad you liked the interview, Donna :) and thanks for the comment there!

      Yep, I expect a good one from the UP director this time too :)

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  3. It was a great read, it's great what you can do... and Melissa McCarthy she is one pretty lady... and she is from my hometown.

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    1. thanks for a lovely comment, there, Jeremy, deeply appreciated!
      We do like Melissa :)

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  4. I like shameless self-promotion. Looking forward to seeing Dominion. It looks interesting.

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    1. hope you will like my interview at Luanne's place today, Mikey :)
      Fingers crossed for DOMINION, hope they cast somebody blond in the lead role :)

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  5. I'll be looking forward to Romeo and Juliette and the Pixar film (I love Pixar!). Very much enjoyed your interview over at LG's place :)

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    1. glad you did, and thanks for the comment there, Marcy :)
      ROMEO AND JULIET should be quite a lovely film, methinks

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  6. Looking forward to "Romeo and Juliet" although I don't know if Hailee Steinfeld has the raw sexuality needed for Juliet.

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    1. wasn't Juliet rather innocent? Not that I would mind sexually intense Romeo and Juliet :)

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  7. Melissa rocks, pure and simple!!! Love that gal.

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  8. Melissa McCarthy is so great. I'd love to see her as a spy!

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    1. she would rock the spy gadgets and outfits :)

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  9. I do like some religious shenanigans and Legion wasn't too bad so it's on the maybe list.

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    1. I also thought it wasn't all that bad as some people said :) I kinda liked it all trashy and charming :)

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  10. Lovely trailer and terrific updates specially on Melissa ~ Will check out your interview Dezzy ~

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    1. thanks, Grace, hope you will like it :)

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  11. Congratulation Dezmond
    Greetings .

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  12. Do you happen to have any idea how hard Melissa McCarthy makes me laugh?? Love her.

    By the way...I am linking to you here on my post later today, because...well, you know why...! xx

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    1. thanks for the linky dinky in advance :)

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    2. You are welcome!! Thank YOU for the yummy recipe!!

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    3. we must try it with mineral water too :) since beer would be awfully expensive for me to try out :)

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  13. I am one of the few people I know who don't like Romeo and Juliet. I don't know why exactly. I love Hamlet. Richard III. Even Titus. But, it still looks like a cool movie.

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    1. I too prefer MACKBETH and some other plays to ROMEO AND JULIET.

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  14. I seriously love Melissa McCarthy! One of the better actresses we have today, in my opinion. I wanted to groan when I saw yet another Romeo & Juliet movie, but the cast list looks good, so I may give it a shot.

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  15. I quite liked the film Legion, so I'll look forward to the TV series.

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    1. I loved both LEGION and PRIEST, Ray!

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  16. I can't wait to see this version of Romeo and Juliet. I remember falling in love with the 1968 film with Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting many many years ago. The latest one seems to have a really good cast.

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    1. and a good director too, Carlo Carlei, he's not a Hollywood type, so it sounds promising :)

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  17. Gorgeous trailer! I so cannot wait for this film. Logan Lerman would not have been right for Romeo. I can't wait for the Legion series. That should be terrific!

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    1. Logan wouldn't but Sam would :) Not that Douglas won't be good, he's quite charismatic.

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  18. I LOVED the interview! So awesome to learn more about you! (had to come out of my break to let you know hehe)

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  19. I didn't know you translated books

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    1. most people know it, Adam :) I've talked about it many times here and there and everywhere :)

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  20. Whoa, you're actually bald. I thought your little avatar was like, a fictitious representation of yourself. Kind of like all the little stick people I use.

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    1. ah, Damien, I've posted my pics at least dozens of times in these recent years

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  21. Was true to my word and returned to read the interview in its entirety. Of course, those of us that actually 'read' your blog (cough cough) would have known how talented you are already :)

    Was wonderful to get to know you even better, Dezzy. The elves would be proud :)

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GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)