Thursday, January 29, 2015

CHRIS PRATT TO TAKE OVER 'INDIANA JONES' AND LIAM HEMSWORTH 'INDEPENDENCE DAY' SEQUELS? OCTAVIA SPENCER FOR 'SEACOLE' PERIOD SET DRAMA! HBO ORDERS' VIRTUOSO' 18TH CENTURY DRAMA WITH NICO MIRALLEGRO

LIAM HEMSWORTH TO LEAD
'INDEPENDENCE DAY' SEQUEL?
Fresh rumours from Hollywood today say that two of the huge future projects have put their eyes on possible lead stars. Young Liam Hemsworth has allegedly received an offer from 20th Century Fox to lead INDEPEN- DENCE DAY II which will again be helmed by Roland Emmerich with the premiere date set for June 2016 which is exactly twenty years after the original! Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum and Randy Quaid are all expected to return to their original roles! Michael B. Jordan might also join the cast!
CHRIS PRATT AS INDIANA JONES?
Meanwhile, over at Disney, they apparently want GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY star Chris Pratt to take over INDIANA JONES adventure franchise from Harrison Ford! He has already taken over another of their adventure series JURASSIC WORLD! The revival of Indiana Jones saga isn't expected before Disney launches their leading STAR WARS project. Frank Darabont was previously working on a possible new scenario.

'VIRTUOSO' HISTORICAL SERIES
SET IN 18TH CENTURY VIENNA
When it comes to today's television headlines, not only that the news say we are getting another historical TV series, but also the first one in recent years on classical musicians. As 'Deadline' reports, HBO has ordered a pilot episode of Elton John produced musical drama VIRTUOSO with the story set in the 18th century! With the production scheduled to begin this May in Hungarian capital Budapest, the story of the hour-long period drama will go on in 18th century Vienna, revolving around a class of young musicians attending the prestigious Academy of Musical Excellence. To be written by TRUE BLOOD's Alan Ball who will also direct and produce, VIRTUOSO already has the cast chosen: Peter Macdissi will play the lead, composer and teacher Antonio Salieri, who runs the musical conservatory. Iva Babic will play Leonid, a Russian cello prodigy. Francois Civil will play Isidoro, a Spanish guitar and flute prodigy. Lindsay Farris is Heinrich, an Austrian piano prodigy, our dear THE VILLAGE star Nico Mirallegro is Franz, an Austrian self-taught violin prodigy. Alex Lawther is Battista, an Italian castrato prodigy.

OCTAVIA SPENCER TO LEAD 
'SEACOLE' PERIOD SET BIOPIC
In period movie news, 'The Hollywood Reporter' writes today that Oscar winner Octavia Spencer will take the lead role in SEACOLE historical biopic in which the story revolves around Mary SEACOLE, a pioneering Jamaican doctress who battled prejudice to play a key role in the Crimean War, rivalling Florence Nightingale.The film, to be helmed by Charlie Stratton (IN SECRET) will reunite her with THE HELP producer Brunson Green.
DEZZY'S HISTORY LESSON
Seacole was born in 1805 to a free Jamaican woman and a Scottish officer. She followed in her mother's footsteps and became a nurse versed in traditional Caribbean and African herbal remedies. When the Crimean War broke out, she applied to be a nurse for the British government, but her request was denied. She paid her own passage to the Crimean Peninsula and set up a hotel for soldiers.

25 comments:

  1. Lots of super news today! Chris Pratt would make a GREAT Indiana Jones. I hope they hire good script writers for a change, though. And Alex Lawther was SO fabulous as the young Turing in "The Imitation Game." I think we can expect great things from him. And finally, "Seacole" sounds like a wonderful and inspiring movie. I love Octavia Spencer. She's so beautiful and talented!

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    1. it will be so nice seeing Octavia in a leading role! I can't remember many movies with a female lead which isn't a sexy vixen or an older actress.
      VIRTUOSO will obviously have a strong cast. I haven't seen Alex in anything, but I've seen Nico a number of times and he is outstandingly expressive and emotional in his acting. Adored him in THE VILLAGE first season as the unfortunate victim of the WW1

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  2. I heard this morning they were also thinking about Bradly Cooper for Indiana Jones. Both seem to be the "it" guys in Hollywood at the moment. It will be interesting to see who gets the part.

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    1. Can't stand Bradley Cooper after this disgusting movie he is currently starring in. He works for the forces of death and evil

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  3. I FINALLY got around to seeing Guardians of the Galaxy last week. Yeah, I know, I'm a little behind. But now I see why everyone is crazy about Chris Pratt. I might even approve of him as an Indiana Jones for a new generation. :))

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    1. I watched it too a month or so ago and didn't get what the fuss was about... a rather mediocre movie, totally unoriginal. I laughed when he recently said it deserved awards.... what the what?

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  4. I'll be watching the on-goings of Virtuoso and Seacole. Interesting plots.

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    1. Hope they do those projects well! I usually don't like HBO's style which tends to be frigid, rigid, grim and greyish

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  5. I think I was one of the few who did not find Guardians of the Galaxy fabulous. It was okay. I am interested in a new Independence day. The first one was pretty fun :)

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    1. Agreed, it was an OK movie, but not at all fantastic, fabulous or anything special. Mediocre at best moments

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  6. Chris Pratt as the new Indiana is inspired. Some great choices here.

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  7. I don't think we need another Indiana Jones for a long time

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    1. What's not to like in White House being evaporated by the alien ships? :)

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    2. Ah so they will have rebuilt it first... I see.

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    3. well, it's Satan's lair, of course they're gonna rebuilt it...

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  9. Chris Pratt will probably do an excellent job. He's good in whatever role he plays.

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    1. Yeah, but why would we need more Indiana Jones movies? Three was enough in my book. Number four I through out of the window... and number 5, well....

      Indiana Jones 5: The Search for More Money

      Yes?

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    2. four was nice, stupid story, but hell yes for Cate Blanchett with a Russian accent!

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  10. Chris Pratt will probably do an excellent job. He's good in whatever role he plays.

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  11. Independence day and Indiana Jones sounds good to me! Looking forward to these two!

    Greetings
    Peter

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