Tuesday, November 19, 2013

MERYL STREEP TO PLAY THE LEAD IN SUSAN BOYLE BIOPIC? GRANT GUSTIN TO GET STANDALONE PILOT AS 'THE FLASH'! TIM ALLEN IN 'THE ADVENTURES OF THE PENGUIN KING' DELIGHTFUL TRAILER

MERYL STREEP TO PLAY
 SUSAN BOYLE IN A BIOPIC?!?
Well, here's a delightful piece of news this Tuesday: British singing star Susan Boyle (who became an overnight sensation when she appeared at a British singing talent show looking like a plump housewife and then vowed the crowds with some opera singing) will have her own biopic made by Fox Searchlight who bought the rights on her story, but she has now revealed that no other than Meryl Streep has been approached by the producers with the offer to take the lead role. This isn't actually all that surprising since we've seen Meryl doing unbelievable physical transformations for her roles. Four years ago there was also a rather charming gossip about Robin Williams being offered the very same role too. Just picture it, I think he would be amazing in it too!

GRANT GUSTIN'S THE FLASH
GETS A STANDALONE PILOT!
Meanwhile, in television news, Deadline reports that instead of presenting The Flash in episodes of THE ARROW show and using the last season episode of that show as a backdoor pilot episode for THE FLASH, the red costumed hero will now get his own separate pilot. He will appear in episodes 8 and 9 of THE ARROW but will then get his separate show pilot in which he will appear for the first time in his red costume. This happened after the producers have seen those two episodes with The Flash which were very well received. Grant Gustin, who plays THE FLASH in THE ARROW will appear in those two episodes only as Barry Allen, the man who later on becomes the super fast hero THE FLASH. Now the standalone pilot will delve deeper into his own story. There were rumours that Grant Gustin might play The Flash in future JUSTICE LEAGUE movie too!

TIM ALLEN IN ADVENTURES
 OF THE PENGUIN KING TRAILER!
If you are looking for a relaxing and fun film to watch with your kids and the family these holidays, here is something for you: ADVENTURES OF THE PENGUIN KING is a mixture of documentary adventure and comedy with famous comedian Tim Allen voicing the lead real life penguin whose adventures are followed in the film by cameras. The film follows Rex – a King Penguin voiced by Tim Allen – starting as a young King Penguin living near the remote island of South Georgia also known as “Penguin City,” a sub-Antarctic habitat that plays host to leopard and elephant seals, albatrosses, and six million penguins. After years at sea as a bachelor, Rex’s adventure begins when he ventures to start a family. The movie is out December 6th!

38 comments:

  1. Very funny Penguin King i love it .
    Cheers .

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  2. i think susan boyle should play susan boyle or me i can do it... wait, nope go with the first choice!

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    1. You'd be marvellous in the role, J-man! Now, tell us... do you sing like an angel?

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  3. Arrow is one of my favorite shows right now. I hope Grant Gustin does a good job as the Flash.

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    1. Fingers crossed... although I'm almost sure he will not be able to beat brilliant John Wesley Ship who played The Flash in the legendary 90's show :)

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  4. I'm surprised it's taken so long to get another Flash TV show off the ground. Personally, I was a huge fan of the 1990 series John Wesley Shipp and the lovely Amanda Pays (who will always be Theora Jones for me). Looking forward to a new take on it.

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    1. I grew up with that show, Bob, and loved both John and Amanda in it, their chemistry and the innocence of the whole plot. Shows weren't so violent back in the days

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  5. Does the world REALLY need a biopic of Susan Boyle?

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    1. One of our blogging friends just asked me the very same question over at Facebook :) They've finished a biopic on Paul Potts, the first winner of that singing competition, so I'm guessing Susan is next in line

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  6. I hear Arrow is a really good show

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    1. wouldn't really know. haven't seen it myself

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  7. Oh, Em, Gee I about spit out my coffee laughing at the thought of Robin Williams playing Susan Boyle. That would be hysterical!!!!! I think Kathy Bates would be an excellent choice.

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    1. Click the red link in the post and you will see that Robin could pull it off brilliantly :) I wouldn't mind if he would play myself in a biopic :)

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  8. Good for Susan Boyle. She deserves to have that kind of recognition.

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  9. I like her. She transforms well into characters.

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  10. Meryl Streep to play Susan Boyle? Bloody brilliant! If anybody can do it, it is she :)

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  11. I wonder will she put on the weight or wear a padded suit?

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    1. well if she even accepts the role.... and if the biopic even happens

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  12. Meryl can pull off anything.

    The penguin movie looks cute.

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    1. sure she can :) Glad you liked the penguins!

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  13. Meryl is amazing and she can sing.

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  14. Meryl Streep is my favorite actor. I'd love to see how she does in that role!

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    1. It will be interesting to see it if she takes it :)

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  15. Tim Allen always does a great job with his VoiceOver work. I will be catching the penguin movie.

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    1. He is my fave comedian and I never miss his LAST MAN STANDING sitcom even though he's republican in it :)

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  16. I love Meryl Streep in everything she plays in, and Tim Allen is excellent in his voice overs.

    Hi Dezzy *waves, smiles, winks*

    .........dhole

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  17. If anybody else would be playing Susan Boyle in that movie, I wouldn't even think about seeing it. Now that I know that Meryl Streep is doing it, I will see it. Not because I care about Susan Boyle at all, but because Ms. Streep will have another opportunity to wow us with one of her amazing transformations.

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    1. she is always a spectacle to watch!

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  18. I'm now curious to watch Grant Gustin as The Flash.

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    1. I think the episode with him aired this week or will air next one? Not sure

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  19. Animal crackers, that's what I'm thinking of seeing that trailer of the Penguin king. A must see I think!

    Greetings
    Peter

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