Friday, February 28, 2014

JASON STATHAM & MELISSA MCCARTHY IN 'SUSAN COOPER' SPY COMEDY! ASHLEY JUDD TOPLINES 'SALVATION' NBC SHOW! JOHN RHYS DAVIES IN 'HIEROGLYPH' ANCIENT EGYPT SHOW! JOSH LUCAS, DUSTIN HOFFMAN, KATHY BATES IN 'BOYCHOIR'

'SUSAN COOPER' SPY COMEDY
JASON STATHAM & MELISSA MCCARTHY
Well, here's an unusual pair to be seen on the big screen: British action superstar Jason Statham has joined Melissa McCarthy in spy comedy SUSAN COOPER! To be directed by Paul Feig, the movie, which will be Feig's and Melissa's third collaboration after THE HEAT and BRIDESMAIDS, has a story following the adventures of an unlikely spy, Susan Cooper. Statham will play another spy with whom McCarthy will team up. It is interesting that while Melissa recently had THE HEAT movie with Sandra Bullock, Statham is scheduled to star in the remake of HEAT action movie which originally starred Robert De Niro. He is also playing a villain in FAST AND FURIOUS VII!

ASHLEY JUDD
TOPLINES SALVATION SHOW
Tones of TV news today, people, and don't forget that this Sunday I will be bringing you the updates on all 2014 TV pilots with castings revealed! First, today, our dearest Ashley Judd will again topline a show after THE MISSING. According to 'Deadline' she will now lead the cast in new NBC drama SALVATION! When Mega-Church Pastor Daniel Strickland suddenly dies, his loyal wife, Jennifer Strickland (Ashley Judd), must rally to keep their family together and save the church. Stark Sands will play Paul Strickland, the heir apparent to Daniel’s evangelical empire who suffers from a chronic stutter and might have played a role in his dad’s death. Meg Steedle will play Stricklands’ eldest daughter who is married to a Congressman and pregnant with her third child.
JOHN RHYS DAVIES JOINS 'HIEROGLYPH' EPIC SERIES
And our most anticipated of the future shows, Ancient Egypt set HIEROGLYPH at Fox, has added our favourite dwarf from LORD OF THE RINGS John Rhys Davies to the cast. Set in ancient Egypt, where fantasy and reality intertwined, it follows a notorious thief who is plucked from prison to serve the Pharaoh (Reece Ritchie), navigating palace intrigue, seductive concubines, criminal underbellies and even a few divine sorcerers. Rhys Davies will play Vocifer, the thief's one-time mentor who was a dashing thief back in his day.

'BOYCHOIR' GATHERS
JOSH LUCAS, DUSTIN HOFFMAN, KATHY BATES, EDDIE IZZARD
Deadline also reports that Francois Girard's new drama BOYCHOIR  has added Debra Winger, Josh Lucas, Eddie Izzard and Kevin McHale, alongside Dustin Hoffman. It will follow an angry young boy who is completely out of his element in the new school and finds himself in a battle of wills with a demanding choir master Carvelle (Dustin Hoffman) who recognizes a unique talent in the kid and pushes him. Josh Lucas will play the boy’s estranged father, with Kevin McHale as a young music teacher who champions the kid. Debra Winger is the principal at the boy’s Texas school, and Izzard is a teacher at the new school. Kathy Bates has a supporting role as the school’s headmistress.

32 comments:

  1. Jason Statham and Ashley Judd i love it tow great actors .
    Cheers

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    1. we do love them both, wish they would star together and have some hot scenes :)

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  2. I've been on the fence about Hieroglyph, but John Rhys Davies may just push me over the edge. I still don't expect it to last, not on Fox, but it will be a fun half-season.

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    1. the good thing is that Fox has international channels around the world which means the show, especially since it's historical, will be broadcast in hundreds of countries.

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  3. What a variety of show choices. Love John Rhys!

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    1. he is one of my faves too, love him in many historical adventures when I was a kid

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  4. Wow, there's more names here that I know than normal. How about that?

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    1. as my people say - even a blind chicken sometimes manages to pick up a grain :)

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  5. That's quite the stellar cast in "Boychoir" -- the plot synopsis sounds like it could go either way though. I hope it doesn't veer off into schmaltz.

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    1. methinks so too! I hope it will be one of those warm movies like QUARTET was last year

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  6. HIEROGLYPH sounds like it is shaping up to be a good one.

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    1. I'm keeping my fingers crossed, I really need a good Ancient Egyptian show

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  7. Boychoir should be interesting. Let's hope they do a good job with it.

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    1. we do love such movies! Hope you watched Dustin's directorial debut QUARTET, since you love music

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    lovely blog as always and excellent material
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  9. So much going on ... don't know where to start. Such an array of great actors!

    Have a good weekend, Dezzy :)

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  10. Jason Statham is my guilty pleasure. I watch all his movies. It will be interesting to see what kind of chemistry he and Melissa McCarthy have. Could be fun. :)

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    1. I don't blame you, sister. His movies are truly horrid but he certainly is a sight for sore eyes :)

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    2. There's definitely a certain something something about him that's easy to watch. :)

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    3. Of course there is :) Especially in shirtless scenes...

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  11. I think BoyChoir has a great cast lineup! Especially with Kathy Bates on board. I just love her!

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    1. She should be really fun in that role.

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  12. I remember following The Missing closely. Looking forward to see Ashley Judd back in the small screen.

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    1. She is always such a pleasure to watch, wish she would get more serious movie roles and win an Oscar

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  13. I remember following The Missing closely. Looking forward to see Ashley Judd back in the small screen.

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    1. I haven't watched the show. I wonder what happened to it?

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  14. I wish Ashley Judd would just make another first rate movie. Nothing NBC-ish, you know?

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GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)