Thursday, August 8, 2013

LEONARDO DICAPRIO IS VIKING 'KING HARALD'? MERYL STREEP WITH JEFF BRIDGES IN 'THE GIVER' & ROBERT DE NIRO IN 'THE GOOD HOUSE'! BBC ONE WW1 SERIES 'THE ARK'! MATT BOMER JOINS MELISSA MCCARTHY IN 'BUREAU OF OTHERWORDLY OPERATIONS'

MERYL STREEP JOINS
 'THE GIVER' & 'THE GOOD HOUSE'
I have recently informed you that Phillip Noyce is preparing to direct the movie adaptation of Lois Lowry's novel THE GIVER. The new info is that young Brenton Thwaites who leads the cast is now being joined by Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges. The story is set in the future where the entire range of human emotion has been forgotten. In the society, The Giver (Jeff Bridges) has been given the right to remember the past in case it is deemed necessary to make use of it. A young boy named Jonas (Brenton Thwaites) has been given the right to become the next Giver and his life is thrown into question when he begins his training with an elderly Giver (Meryl Streep). Meryl is also joining Robert De Niro in THE GOOD HOUSE as a New England realtor and not-so-recovering alcoholic with a perfectly compartmentalized life. De Niro will play her old flame who comes back into her life.

LEONARDO DICAPRIO IS
VIKING 'KING HARALD'
Deadline reports that Warner Bros. and Leonardo DiCaprio are teaming up for a viking epic KING HARALD on the 11th Century conqueror who has been called the last great Viking king. King Harald was King of Norway for two decades, but his quest for power and thirst for battle led to his being exiled for a time to Russia and then returning in triumph. The Braveheart style movie sees DiCaprio returning to the idea of playing a Viking, since he had plans of shooting one such film before with Mel Gibson directing.
BBC 'THE ARK' WW1 SERIES
In other historical news, BBC One is preparing new, six part drama on World War One. THE ARK will star Hermione Norris, Suranne Jones and Oona Chaplin and will mark the 100 years since WW1 in a story of a team of doctors, nurses and women volunteers work together to heal the bodies and souls of men wounded in the trenches. With rich and complex characters the series will explore the depth and impact of love and loss in the heroic times.

MATT BOMER & MELISSA MCCARTHY
 BUREAU OF OTHERWORDLY OPERATIONS
Meanwhile, after HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2, which recently added brilliant Cate Blanchett to the cast, another animated movie is borrowing voices from new stars: Dreamworks' B.O.O. BUREAU OF OTHERWORDLY OPERATIONS, which already has Melissa McCarthy, has signed Matt Bomer and Rashida Jones too.  Seth Rogen voices an amateur ghost named Jackson Moss, who works for the Bureau of Otherworldly Operations. The top-secret government agency is staffed with ghosts and is dedicated to protecting humans from evil hauntings. He and his partner Watts (Melissa McCarthy) uncover a plot to destroy the agency and go on a mission to take down the agency's Most Wanted Haunter and save the world. Rashida Jones lends her voice to Moss' ex wife, with Matt Bomer being her new hubs.

40 comments:

  1. I like much MERYL STREEP , very good actress and really nice woman
    Greetings ;)

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  2. I too like Meryl-a woman of good taste, grace, beauty and talent. Sue s admired as a pro since she began.

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    1. kinda like Cate Blanchett today :)

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  3. Vikings are a hot, hot, HOT topic right now in TV and movies, aren't they? "The Ark" sounds very worthy too. We can expect a lot of WWI things over the next little while, I suspect, to mark the 100th anniversary of that war to end all wars.

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    1. yep, too bad VIKINGS TV series is such an utter crap and a mediocre event.
      There will be shows and films on WW1 next year, yes!

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  4. I'm so lost in movieland now, I didn't know there was a How to Train Your Dragon 1. Shame...

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    1. oh, my, you have no idea what a treasure of an animated delight you've missed.....

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  5. About time a Lois Lowry book became a film. And of course Meryl will be epic in it!

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  6. B.O.O. BUREAU OF OTHERWORDLY OPERATIONS sounds adorable. I can't wait to see posters or trailers for it.

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  7. I'll be curious to see diCaprio as a viking? Hmmm.

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  8. Fan, not a fan, fan... in that order!

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  9. Can't wait to see both of Meryl Streep's new films.

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    1. she is always amazing even in bad films

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  10. he doesn't look much like a viking king

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  11. I will watch Leo as a Viking. No problem there.

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  12. Meryl is such a fine lady! Leonardo as a viking king? I can't imagen that. But as it is a historical movie I will watch him!
    Just been reading this in the newspaper: The Expendables 3, Bruce Willis out, Harrison Ford in!!!

    Greetings
    Peter

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    1. She is our favourite lady :)
      Yep, Bruce wanted $1 million per each day of shooting :)

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  13. Lots of good stuff today. The Giver is such a great story. And you know I like the Viking tales. :) Oh, and I'm a big fan of Hermione Norris too. I hope I can see her new show on BBC.

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    1. It's one of the early YA books, yes? I hear Harvey Weinstein's kids grew up with the book which was well known in their house while they were young.

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    2. Yeah, it's actually my son's favorite book. It's been banned many times, but for the stupidest of reasons: it makes people think deep thoughts. That's apparently very threatening. ;)

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    3. Hope it has no violence in it....

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  14. Leo is much too young to have those lines across his forehead. Time to get shot up with that glorious poison called Botox.

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    1. I once asked my plastic surgeon to shoot some Botox up my forehead :) - I heard it stops excess sweating there - but she said my skin is already so tight that it would burst with Botox :)
      I've heard Leo hates to bathe and shower, so I wouldn't be surprised if he never used a facial cream in his life.....

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  15. These sound good! I'm especially intrigued about The Giver.

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  16. The Good House looks good as does King Harald. I'm not a bog Leo fan but he isn't in too many bad movies and damn, is Matt Bomer hot or what?

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    1. Matt is unbearably gorgeous and very gay too :)

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  17. Lots of good stuff today, Dez! I think Leo would make a great Viking king....does he need a queen? I nominate Kate Winslet!

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    1. oh, noes, don't make my Kate work with that brat again! She's way too precious for such mediocre partners.... She needs roles with Hugh Jackman, Gerard Butler, Ewan McGregor, Jude Law...

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    2. Kate and Ewan together...be still my heart!

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    3. I'd faint for sure.... and Blanchett and Jackman .....

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  18. But in reality the nurses and doctors in WW1 were amateurs and didn't really know what they were doing, often leading to patients being worse off. :(

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    1. at least someone took care of them there at the front where no sane people would ever go

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