Thursday, September 18, 2014

TOM HIDDLESTON MOVES TO KING KONG'S 'SKULL ISLAND' LEAVING 'BEN HUR' TO JACK HUSTON! JOHN STAMOS GETS SITCOMS AT FOX & ABC. CBS'S BUYS 'LETTERS TO MY DAUGHTER'S FUTURE THERAPIST' SITCOM. 'INTO THE WOODS' POSTER WITH MERYL STREEP

TOM HIDDLESTON GOES TO
KING KONG'S 'SKULL ISLAND' LEAVES 'BEN HUR' TO JACK HUSTON
Both good and bad news, people, when it comes to our deeply beloved Tom Hiddleston. First of all, it seems that he won't be the new BEN HUR as we hoped, since, according to 'Deadline', director Timur Bekmbambetov has given the role to BOARDWALK EMPIRE's Jack Huston. He will star next to already announced Morgan Freeman, who will appear in the role of the man who teaches the title character to become a champion chariot racer. But Tom Hiddleston will take the lead in November 2016's SKULL ISLAND a jungle adventure of huge proportions which will explore the origins of famous King Kong over at the island of giant reptiles and dinosaurs. Jordan Vogt Roberts (KINGS OF SUMMER) is directing. On the other hand, I've announced before that you will watch Jack Huston in Nicholas Sparks adaptation THE LONGEST RIDE and in PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES.  Rumours say that he originally tried out for the role of Messala in BEN HUR, but got the lead instead.

NEW TV COMEDIES
JOHN STAMOS SCORES TWO SITCOMS AT FOX & ABC
In TV news today, Fox has won a bidding war for new untitled sitcom to be produced by Dan Fogelman and starring John Stamos as a charismatic longtime bachelor whose life is upended when he discovers he’s a father — and a grandfather. It is interesting that Stamos will have two comedies on TV, since he is also leading ABC's midseason sitcom MEMBERS ONLY which, set at an exclusive Connecticut country club, follows the club’s leisure class members and the working class employees that make the place tick!
LETTERS TO MY DAUGHTER'S FUTURE THERAPIST
At the same time CBS has bought Jon Turteltaub's sitcom LETTERS TO MY DAUGHTER'S FUTURE THERAPIST, a multi generational family comedy in which the voice over reads the mother’s letters to her daughter’s future therapist, explaining her actions for when her daughter inevitably blames her for everything.

MERYL STREEP IS THE WITCH
IN 1ST 'INTO THE WOODS' POSTER
If you follow us at Facebook and Twitter you've already seen the first poster for INTO THE WOODS musical showing Meryl Streep as the wicked witch. Opening in cinemas this Christmas the film will see James Corden and Emily Blunt playing a baker and his wife who, in order to break the witches curse, venture INTO THE WOODS where they will meet all kinds of fairy tale characters from Cinderella and her prince (Anna Kendrick and Chris Pine) to Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood  and the Big Bad Wolf (Johnny Depp).

29 comments:

  1. INTO THE WOODS, Oh My! That should be interesting. Great to see John Stamos back in a series or two. :)

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    1. I wonder how will he tackle both jobs if the untitled one gets a series order too

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  2. Handsome Man Day on the blog, I see. :)

    And I can't wait to see Into the Woods. What a great poster with Streep as the witch.

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    1. We do like such days :) I do like to put lovely ladies too here, but you wouldn't believe how little news there are with ladies in movie business

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    1. I bet she had the joy of her life shooting the film :)

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  4. Oh dear. Skull Island? King Kong? Really? I don't know about the wisdom of this move. I hope he's not going to portray some kind of Brit explorer type in a pith helmet. On the other hand, what the hell. I'll go see anything Tom Hiddleston is in, so the movie makers already have my money.

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    1. fingers crossed we see him shirtless in the jungle :) It might be a bigger hit than BEN HUR since they've opted for a low scale cast.....

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    2. And yes, Dezzy you clever boy, I see your Scottish butterflies! When you said you had butterflies on your blog today, at first I assumed you meant the butterflies we all get from Tom Hiddleston. But now I understand what you meant, och aye!

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    3. I'm surprised with how only a few people noticed the butterflies :)

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  5. I said I don't like musicals, and I really mean it, but I am really excited about Into the Woods. The trailer is so fun!

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    1. I just hope the director, Rob Marshall, doesn't ruin it... all of his movies I've seen were cold and soulless :(

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    2. Ugh! I hope not too! His movies aren't springing in my mind right now. I'll have to go Google them to see what else he's done.

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    3. CHICAGO and MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA :) GEISHA was gorgeous to look at but empty in emotional department and CHICAGO was just plain old boring...

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  6. Looking forward to INTO THE WOODS... been digging what I have seen up to this point.

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  7. I think Jack Huston will do Ben Hur proud.

    And INTO THE WOODS looks absolutely fantastic! :)

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    1. We're waiting to hear who will be his Messala!

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  8. I didn't recognize Meryl Streep, this poster is great...

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    1. hope other characters from the film get their posters too soon!

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  9. Meryl Streep and Emily Blunt... beats The Hobbit... The Defining Chapter...

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    1. they were so great together in DEVIL WEARS PRADA

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    2. That movie almost made me wanna wear Prada.

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    3. and work as Meryl's assistant...

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  10. Hurray for John Stamos back on tv double time! Uncle Jessie is the best!

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    1. he does have irresistible charms :)

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GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)