Saturday, September 21, 2013

CATE BLANCHETT'S DIRECTORIAL DEBUT IN 'THE DINNER' MOVIE ADAPTATION! RICHARD COYLE JOINS JOHN MALKOVICH IN PIRATE EPIC SERIES 'CROSSBONES'! ABC TO MAKE 'ESMERALDA' MINI SERIES ON HUNBACK OF NOTRE DAME

CATE BLANCHETT DIRECTS
 HERMAN KOCH'S 'THE DINNER' MOVIE ADAPTATION
Our favourite actress of all times, gorgeous Cate Blanchett is preparing her directorial debut. She will helm the movie adaptation of Herman Koch's THE DINNER: It's a summer's evening in Amsterdam, and two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant for dinner. Between mouthfuls of food and over the polite scrapings of cutlery, the conversation remains a gentle hum of polite discourse - the banality of work, the triviality of the holidays. But behind the empty words, terrible things need to be said, and with every forced smile and every new course, the knives are being sharpened. Each couple has a fifteen-year-old son. The two boys are united by their accountability for a single horrific act; an act that has triggered a police investigation and shattered the comfortable, insulated worlds of their families. As the dinner reaches its culinary climax, the conversation finally touches on their children. As civility and friendship disintegrate, each couple show just how far they are prepared to go to protect those they love.

RICHARD COYLE IN CROSSBONES
 EPIC PIRATE SHOW WITH JOHN MALKOVICH
In television news today, over at NBC they've found a new cast addition for their upcoming pirate series CROSSBONES! The show lead by John Malkovich will now also have delightful British comedian Richard Coyle!  The show is set in 1715 on the Bahamian island of New Providence where the diabolical pirate Edward Teach, aka Blackbeard (John Malkovich), reigns over a rogue nation of thieves, outlaws and miscreant sailors. To gain control of this fearsome society, Tom Lowe (Richard Coyle), a highly skilled undercover assassin, is sent to the pirates’ haven to take down the brilliant and charismatic Blackbeard. But the closer Lowe gets, the more he finds that his quest is not so simple. Lowe can’t help but admire the political ideals of Blackbeard, whose thirst for knowledge knows no bounds. Claire Foy plays Kate, the beautiful Governor’s daughter, now a pirate who works for Blackbeard and is a love interest for Lowe.

'ESMERALDA' MINI  SERIES
 BASED ON HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
Meanwhile, over at ABC they are sticking to their fairy tale genre by developing another similar project: according to 'Deadline' they will turn Victor Hugo's classic tale THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME into a television mini series! Titled ESMERALDA, the event series will be written by SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN scribe Evan Daugherty. It will be a period drama that re-imagines 'The Hunchback Of Notre Dame' through the eyes of beautiful Gypsy Esmeralda. We've seen the story done in a form of animated film by Disney almost twenty years ago, and there were also rumours about a feature film on it earlier this year.

20 comments:

  1. Looking forward to seeing The Dinner. Cate Blanchett is great, and I love stories that involve food.

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    1. those are my fave too! We shall have a few of food films coming out soon, THE HUNDRED FOOT JOURNEY with Helen Mirren probably being my most anticipated one!

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  2. Never saw the disney movie of notre dame nor read the book

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    1. it was an animated movie, one of the less popular ones, kinda like the one set in ELDORADO....

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  3. Hey, Dezz! I like your new autumn-themed blog button!

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    1. Yep, mother nature always visits our layout with turn of the seasons, she is our fave lesbifriend :PPP

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  4. The Dinner theme is specially interesting ~ Food and drama and intrigue are my kind of movies ~ Thanks for the update Dezzy ~ Happy weekend ~

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    1. we do love films set in the food world :)
      Happy Autumn weekend to you as well, Grace

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  5. Hi Dezzy! I so agree with your view on Cate ;D
    She is a class act and brings life to every performance~
    The Dinner sounds like the upper crust might have a splash of blood orange tartness to deal with. I'm intrigued :D

    I love your autumn leaves-gorgeous!
    I hope you are have a marvelous weekend~

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    1. she's the best actress that has ever lived :)
      Glad you like the leaves, I've put them out last weekend, even though Autumn comes tomorrow :)

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  6. The book, The Dinner, was really good! Can't wait to see this. Cate is among my favorite actresses as well. With be interesting to see how she adapts this dark story.

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    1. she did have a short directing job in an Australian omnibus film, but this is her first long feature film behind the helm

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  7. I love Cate Blanchett; she's so versatile.

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  8. Our Cate looks fabulous in that dress. Not many women with that pale of a complexion can pull off white, but she can. I wish her the best on this film Hollywood needs more female directors.

    I'm used to seeing Richard Coyle as a comedian in shows on BBC. Usually he plays a bumbling, but lovable idiot. This could be interesting.

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    1. I can't say I have faith in female directors (I'm yet to see a good film made by a woman), but I don't have much faith in male ones either LOL

      Richard Coyle is our lovable idiot, darling :) He was so delightful in COUPLING

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  9. Hi Dezy!

    Cate Blanchet is one of your favorites? Well, I like her as an actress, but, I guess I'll have to see her production to judge her director skills :)

    .....dhole

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    1. not one of, but THE most favourite :) You have two lists of my fave actresses up under the Dezzy on Tour button

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  10. Go, Cate! She such a talented lady. Love her and wish her much success.

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GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)