Wednesday, August 28, 2013

AARON PAUL IS JOSHUA, SIGOURNEY WEAVER TUYA, JOEL EDGERTON PHARAOH RAMSES, CHRISTIAN BALE MOSES IN RIDLEY SCOTT'S 'EXODUS' EPIC! 'DALLAS BUYERS CLUB' TRAILER WITH MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY & JARED LETO! 'THE AFFAIR' SHOW WITH DOMINIC WEST, JOSHUA JACKSON

RIDLEY SCOTT'S EXODUS EPIC
 AARON PAUL, SIGOURNEY WEAVER, BEN KINGSLEY, JOHN TURTURRO JOIN CHRISTIAN BALE & JOEL EDGERTON
Now, I'm all up for it, but this has got to be the film with the strangest cast ever: you already know that Ridley Scott is preparing EXODUS Biblical epic in which Christian Bale is set to play Moses while Australian actor Joel Edgerton will be the Egyptian pharoah Ramses II. 'Deadline' now reports that Ben Kingsley is negotiating to portray a Hebrew scholar, while John Turturro is set to play Seti, father of the Pharoah Ramses! To make things weirder Sigourney Weaver might play Ramses’ mother Tuya, while television star Aaron Paul is in talks to play Joshua, the Hebrew slave who leads the people into the promised land after Moses.

NEW SITCOM PILOTS!
DEADBEAT AND THURSDAYS
Networks are currently buying new sitcoms, and one of the new ones at NBC is THURSDAYS from Breckin Meyer. The story revolves around a group of male friends and a weekly Thursday guys dinner that has become a tradition in their busy, chaotic lives. Meanwhile, Hulu has ordered a ten episode comedy series DEADBEAT. The hilarious sitcom will focus on a hapless but gifted male medium who helps New York’s ghosts settle their unfinished business.
'THE AFFAIR' WITH DOMINIC WEST, JOSHUA JACKSON
In the drama series department, Showtime is preparing THE AFFAIR an intense exploration of two marriages and an affair that disrupts them — with all of the complex consequences that result. It centers on Noah (Dominic West), a good husband and devoted father of four whose settled, comfortable world is about to implode when he meets Allison (Ruth Wilson) who he he thinks is his soul mate. Joshua Jackson plays Cole, a hard-edged cowboy married to Allison. Their emotionally charged marriage becomes even more complicated when Allison begins an affair with Noah! Maura Tirney plays Noah's wife.

DALLAS BUYERS CLUB TRAILER
 MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY, JARED LETO IN AIDS DRAMA
The first trailer has been released for medical drama movie DALLAS BUYERS CLUB starring Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto and opening in cinemas right in the time of the preawards season this November! McConaughey plays a real-life Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof, whose free-wheeling life was overturned in 1985 when he was diagnosed as HIV-positive and given 30 days to live. These were the early days of the AIDS epidemic, and the U.S. was divided over how to combat the virus. Ron, now shunned by many of his old friends, and bereft of government-approved effective medicines, decided to take matters in his own hands, tracking down alternative treatments from all over the world by means both legal and illegal. Bypassing the establishment, the entrepreneurial Woodroof joined forces with an unlikely band of outcasts - who he once would have shunned - and established a hugely successful buyers’ club. Their shared struggle for dignity and acceptance is a unique story of the transformative power of resilience!

36 comments:

  1. Dallas Buyers Club looks incredible. I can't believe how much weight these guys lost to play the parts.

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    1. yep, Oscar nominees most probably, although I think actors like them are crazy....

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  2. some great things coming our way, strong performances at hand... thank you for the posts with the mosts!

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    1. thank you for the lovely rhyme :)

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  3. Epic is not the word, awesome is a better word for that casting gelling together!

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    1. it's preparing to be a huge project!

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  4. EXODUS sounds like it's turning into a clusterfuck. But DALLAS BUYER'S CLUB sounds awesome.

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    1. such a weird casting, all the actors who never acted in historical films and who don't even look like people for such a genre. I mean Sigourney as pharaoh's mom with that face of hers? And Turturro? I don't think anyone has ever seen him as a royal face :) Not to mention Edgerton who should never play in epics. I only agree about Aaron and Kingsley.

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  5. Dallas Buyer's Club looks powerful. A movie to look forward to...finally. The Affair looks to be tres interesting. Hmmmmm!

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    1. there you go, two projects to look forward to in the future :)

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  6. Matthew McConaughey is perfect to play Ron Woodroof.

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    1. yep, Texas man seems to be his very own character....

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  7. An epic remake of Exodus. That's a story with great conflict, so it has potential. Dealing with any religious topic though can be tough. If you mess with the story as it is in the Bible you alienate the believers. If you try to make it so it's mainstream and will appeal to the general public it can totally change a lot of the story. Hard balance, even more so today than it was than when they made the Charleston Heston version. But what they could do with the special effects! :D

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    1. it should be really interesting since we haven't had an epic of that type in decades... and especially not with the famous stars. Epics these days usually have unknown faces ....

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  8. I bet Exodus will be awesome. I'm looking forward to seeing that one!

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  9. I can't remember the last time I saw Jared Leto in a movie. Looking forward to seeing him again.

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    1. I myself don't like him much, but he does try a lot in his movies

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  10. Dalas, I had not recognized Matthew McConaughey with mustache
    Great trailer Dezmond
    Cheers

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  11. I can probably get behind Thursdays, but Deadbeat sounds like the same thing we've seen over and over again lately. Kind of like medical and cop show dramas, mediums have been over played imo!

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    1. it's true, mediums are everywhere, kinda like vampires and zombies LOL

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  12. You are not even kidding about that Exodus cast! I mean, even if I wasn't interested in seeing the movie I would have to just for the casting!!

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    1. it is the strangest combination of actors ever ...

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  13. Couldn't get the trailer to load, but I've heard good things about McConaughy's performance. Probably a tough movie to watch.

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    1. yep, he really changed himself for the role, and I think he shares the character of the man he plays

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  14. "The Dallas Buyers Club" looks like a good film with important things to say.

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    1. extremely important. It is so disgusting when ill and sick people are obstructed by the administration which thinks that a piece of paper is more important than living breathing creature.

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  15. S. Weaver as Tuya....that's going to be interesting.
    Couldn't get the trailer to come up:(

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    1. I don't know why, it works for me, probably has a US ban or something :)

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  16. If Christian Bale is going to be Moses, shouldn't he be credited as Jewish Bale?

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  17. I can't wrap my head around Christian Bale as Moses. Kingsley makes sense as a scholar, but Weaver just doesn't seem to fit anywhere. This really is an off the wall bit of casting.

    The Dallas Buyers Club is an important film. Those early days of HIV were horrible with all the propaganda and hate being spewed against the gay community. Even heterosexual school children like Ryan White were despised and treated like outcasts in their schools and in communities. This will be sad I fear but also a message of love and hope.

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    1. yep, Weaver just doesn't have a face for a historical movie, we will be seeing Alien in the pharaoh queen's face constantly :) The same goes for Turturro and Edgerton.

      In my country AIDS patients are discriminated even by nurses and doctors... it is really disgusting...

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  18. Exodus doesn't interest me much, but Dallas Buyers Club sounds like it might a great movie. As always, thanks for the tips!

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    1. be welcome, Pat, glad you enjoyed the news today

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