Wednesday, May 4, 2016

CHARLIE HUNNAM TO LEAD 'PAPILLON' REMAKE? DAISY RIDLEY, NAOMI WATTS FOR 'OPHELIA' HAMLET REIMAGINED? EMILIA CLARKE, JACK HUSTON ARE 'ABOVE SUSPICION' FOR PHILLIP NOYCE

CHARLIE HUNNAM TO LEAD
'PAPILLON' MOVIE REMAKE?
It's all remakes and adaptations today, people, starting with news coming from 'Deadline' about Charlie Hunnam potentially taking the role of Steve McQueen in the remake of prison break drama PAPILLON! The original movie followed a man unjustly convicted of murder in 1930s France and condemned to life in a South American prison. He plots his escape, aided by a counterfeiter (originally played by Dustin Hoffman) who finances PAPILLON’s prison escapes in exchange for protection in prison. Hunnam has finished shooting KING ARTHUR: KNIGHTS OF THE ROUNDTABLE for Warner Bros. recently.

'ABOVE SUSPICION' CASTS
EMILIA CLARKE & JACK HUSTON
And yet another big screen adaptation will be a movie version of Joe Sharkey's ABOVE SUSPICION which will be directed by Phillip Noyce who already cast new Ben Hur Jack Huston and GAME OF THRONES Dragon Queen Emilia Clarke for the lead roles! As 'Deadline' writes today, it is a true story of a newly married FBI poster-boy assigned to an Appalachian mountain town in Kentucky. There he is drawn into an illicit affair with an impoverished local woman who becomes his star informant. She sees in him her means of escape; instead, it’s a ticket to disaster for both of them. This scandal shook the foundations of America's top law enforcement agency, ending in the first ever conviction of an FBI agent for murder.


'OPHELIA' S VERSION OF 
HAMLET TO STAR NAOMI WATTS OR DAISY RIDLEY?
Meanwhile, in the sea of the fresh adaptations of Shakespeare's plays (there's STILL STAR CROSSED, WILL and also FAMILY SHAKE- SPEARE), yet another one will be OPHELIA which, as 'Deadline' reports, is eyeing Naomi Watts and Daisy Ridley as potential stars. It is actually an adaptation of Lisa Klein's book which shows the story of Hamlet through the eyes of the doomed heroine who driven mad by Hamlet's behaviour and the death of her father drowns herself in the river.  Set in the 14th century but spoken in a contemporary voice, OPHELIA will put the titular character centre stage.

30 comments:

  1. Papillion is a strange remake?

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  2. Seems like everything is a remake lately. Hope these do good.

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    1. it is either remakes, superheroes or STAR WARS these days

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  3. I'm just not seeing how Ophelia can end up a keeper type move. I adore original Shakespeare, but to follow a tragic character? *shrugs* I suppose it worked for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.

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    1. maybe the book hides the answer? :)

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  4. So many gorgeous people. Should be interesting anyway.

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  5. I remember the Original Papillon movie as very good! Don't know if a remake can beat that! Is it so hard in these days to be Original? Don't they have any imagination anymore to create new movies?

    Greetings
    Peter

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    1. Nope, they lost imagination long time ago!

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  6. Some interesting movies coming out. I didn't see the original Papillon- but it sounds intense. The version of Hamlet looks interesting.

    Thanks for sharing.
    ~Jess

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  7. I'm not big on remakes, but mmmm Charlie... He stars in my dreams all the time and I never get sick of them ;)

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  8. I love Naomi Watts. She is such a good actress! Hunan might be nice to look at but his acting skills...IMHO.... leave a lot to be desired!

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    1. I liked her only in IMPOSSIBLE, in all other roles she irritated the hell out of me :) but agreed on Hunnam, he's a bad actor

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  9. Redoing Papillon? They must be nuts as those of us who know the original don't like the idea. Steve McQueen just can't be beat in that role.



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    1. not that any remake has ever beaten its original :)

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  10. I like Charlie Hunnam and this role could be a stretch, but I really hope he does well.
    I might see OPHELIA, for no other reason than your use of the word "titular."

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  11. That sounds like a way different version of Hamlet. That's something I may rent after it comes out of theaters.

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    1. hope it is not bad, not excited about those two blah actresses :)

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  12. I remember going to and enjoying the original Papillon. I wonder who they'll cast in Dustin Hoffman's role?

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    1. somebody equally talentless as Hunnam? :)

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  13. You always do find the best pictures of these actors ;)

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    1. for more than seven years now :)

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  14. Naomi Watts, please.. I really like her :)

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    1. hope the movie won't disappoint you

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