Thursday, January 15, 2015

RODRIGO SANTORO IS JESUS IN 'BEN HUR' REMAKE? 'PLAYING IT COOL' TRAILER WITH CHRIS EVANS, IOAN GRUFFUDD, TOPHER GRACE! JOHN RHYS DAVIS IN 'SHANNARA' EPIC SERIES! NOAH REID, PAIGE SPARA IN 'KEVIN FROM WORK', SHOSHANA BUSH IN 'TOUGH COOKIE' SITCOM

IS RODRIGO SANTORO
JESUS IN 'BEN HUR' EPIC REMAKE?
We did lost track of the casting process for BEN HUR remake after the choices have turned out to be rather bland, but now they have a very interesting choice for the role of Jesus: according to 'The Hollywood Reporter' 300's Persian Emperor Xerxes Rodrigo Santoro could take the role! The epic drama will follow Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston), a prince in Jerusalem who is betrayed and sold into slavery. The story of his redemption runs parallel to the life and crucifixion of Jesus!. Morgan Freeman will be Ildarin who teaches BEN HUR how to drive chariots, Sofia Black D'Elia will play Ben-Hur's sister Tirzah, Toby Kebbell is Messala who sells him to slavery, HOMELAND's Nazanin Boniadi is BEN HUR's love interest Esther, while GAME OF THRONES' star Pedro Pascal is Pontius Pilate.

TELEVISION UPDATES
JOHN RHYS DAVIES IN 'SHANNARA'
In TV news, first info is that LORD OF THE RINGS star John Rhys Davies has joined SHANNARA epic fantasy series in which he will play King Eventine, Amberle’s (Poppy Drayton) grandfather, who has ruled the Elvin kingdom of Arborlon for decades!
NOAH REID IS 'KEVIN FROM WORK'
Over at ABC Family they have found lead stars for their two new sitcoms. First up is KEVIN FROM WORK in which  Noah Reid will play Kevin, an adorable but lonely young man unlucky in love who professes his love to his beautiful and quirky co-worker Audrey (Paige Spara), thinking he’ll never see her again after he accepts a job offer overseas. But then that job offer is rescinded and now they have to continue to work with each other. Matt Murray will be his best friend and confidant who is also a bit of a prankster; he’s always giving Kevin the not smartest advice.
SHOSHANA BUSH IS 'TOUGH COOKIE'
The other one is TOUGH COOKIE centring around a young mother who isn’t ready to parent and her daughter who doesn’t want to be parented. Shoshana Bush will play the lead role of Lilla, a strong-willed, successful publicist who got pregnant at a young age by a man she loved who dumped her, and she gave her baby girl up for adoption so she wouldn’t have to be reminded of him ever again. Now, she learns that her daughter, Eleanor, is slated for another round of foster care unless Lilla gives her a chance in a three-day trial that neither of them is looking forward to. Definitely not mother material, Lilla is shocked to see so much of herself in the outspoken, confident, take-no-prisoners Eleanor, and to her surprise, she doesn’t want Eleanor to go. Arturo del Purto will be Mickey, one of Lilla’s roommates, a neurotic hipster and something of a neat freak.

'PLAYING IT COOL' TRAILER
CHRIS EVANS, IOAN GRUFFUDD, TOPHER GRACE, ANTHONY MACKIE, MICHELLE MONAGHAN
You can also check out new trailer for delightful romantic comedy PLAYING IT COOL in which our beloved Chris Evans plays a writer who wants to write action but his publisher (Anthony Mackie)Bryan wants him to write about romance first. The problem is, the narrator doesn't believe in love. But when he meets Her (Michelle Monaghan), he falls for her, only to find out that she is already engaged to Stuffy (Ioan Gruffudd).The rather star studded cast also included Topher Grace, Aubrey Plaza, Ashley Tisdale, Luke Wilson... 

35 comments:

  1. I loved that trailer for Playing It Cool - yup, that’s be on my “must-see” list. Looks like it has heart… and laughs. What a great combination.
    Plus, the cast seems to mesh well. :)

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    1. I'd watch Chris Evans in anything! He is my fave of the Hollywood hunks :) Adored him last year in SNOWPIERCER which was one of my top five fave movies of 2014

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    2. He's a hunk alright - yum, yum!
      I did not see Snowpiercer - don't know why, must have been busy in ostrich mode… been there lots this past year.
      I will look for it - and watch it!

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    3. You will like it, because it is really a different kind of movie

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  2. It's hard for me to see Chris Evans as anything but Captain America.,but this does look like a good date movie.

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    1. I have none of that problem :) since I refuse to watch superhero flicks. For me he is always what he plays. Hope you didn't miss him in SNOWPIERCER last year, such an amazing movie

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    2. I remember saying he didn't want to act after Captain America, and become a director instead. Change of heart I suppose

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    3. that is still true, he is bound to Captain with a contract, and he did direct his first film. This movie above is actually quite old, but wasn't released before

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    4. I just checked my Netflix and they have SNOWPIERCER. I shall watch it tonight and let you know what I think.

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    5. I did enjoy Snowpiercer. It was only shown at a few theaters here.

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    6. Please, do, Annzie, I think you might like it because it is such a satire on today's world

      @Dave, yep, the only thing I'd change was the end

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  3. That was a good trailer darling. I got to see Chrisalicious and it gave a good synopsis of what the movie will be like. The characters whole attitude towards love is actually humorous and the trouble he gets himself into because of it is hysterical.

    I don't think there's any way they can write the main character in Tough Cookie that will make me like her. What a monster of a woman to give her child up and then allow it to be in any kind of foster home. We need less of this on telly and much less in real life.

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    1. it's true, dear, but I'm guessing they will make her feel sorry for giving up the child and thus she might influence real girls never to do it.

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    2. Methinks a better way to go about that is to show a woman who faced such a choice under harsh circumstances and was brave enough to reject that choice. This twat gave up the baby because it might remind her of the father. Not because she was poor or ill, but for the shallowest of reasons.

      Moi is enjoying being catty and hating her today :0)

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    3. most of the young people today are like that... I often wonder what kind of place the world will be in about twenty years with no depth and nobody to show them real values once we're gone, dear...

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  4. I'm not a big fan of rom coms but I'd probably go see "Playing It Cool" just because it's got Chris Evans and Ioan Gruffudd in it. And I completely lost interest in the "Ben-Hur" remake once Tom Hiddleston was out of the speculation.

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    1. agreed both on Hiddles and on loving Kiss Evans and Ioan Gruffudd.. and Topher Grace too

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  5. Wake me up when Ben Hur is ready... Rodrigo Santoro rocks...
    Cute trailer... nice twists & turns.

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  6. I'm gonna get all girly here and say Playing it Cool looks wonderful!

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  7. I think there's an unwritten rule somewhere that you can't do a fantasy movie (or series) without John Rhys Davies. :)

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  8. Tough Cookie sounds intriguing,
    How are you, Dez?

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    1. Could be better, thanks for asking, hope you're fine these days!

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  9. I'm looking forward to Shannara. I hope I don't forget when its on :(

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    1. we still don't know when it's on, probably next year, since they start shooting in April

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  10. I like Kevin from Work. That sounds like a fun premise!

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    1. and it sounds like my type of multiple camera sitcom, especially with cute Noah leading the cast

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  11. Tough Cookie sounds like fun! Though we already know how it will end ;)

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    1. yep, they will learn from each other and live happily ever after

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  12. That remake of Ben Hur sounds interesting! I keep an eye on that one!

    Greetings
    Peter

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GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)