Thursday, October 20, 2016

BRITISH THURSDAY: TOM HIDDLESTON JOINS EDDIE REDMAYNE IN 'EARLY MAN' PREHISTORIC ANIMATED MOVIE! TOM HARDY TO EXPLORE ANTARCTIC AS 'SHACKLETON'! COLIN FIRTH JOINS EMILY BLUNT IN 'MARY POPPINS RETURNS'

'MARY POPPINS RETURNS' 
COLIN FIRTH JOINS EMILY BLUNT
Well, if you weren't already looking forward to Disney's sequel to their celebrated classic MARY POPPINS RETURNS now you might because the latest British star to join the cast lead by Emily Blunt in the title role of the magical nanny is Colin Firth! In the movie set for Christmas 2018 release, he will be playing William Weatherall Wilkins, president of Fidelity Fiduciary Bank.
The story is set 25 years after the events of the first Mary Poppins movie.following the now grown children from the 1964 original, Michael and Jane Banks, who experience a personal loss that results in the arrival of the magical Mary Poppins, who teams up with her lamplighter friend Jack (Lin Manuel Miranda) to help the family. Directed by Rob Marshall it will have Ben Whishaw and Emily Mortimer playing the grown up kids.

TOM HARDY TO PLAY 
LEGENDARY ANTARCTIC EXPLORER SHACKLETON
He did quite a lot of epic movies so far, but according to 'Deadline' Tom Hardy is set to do a new one, and a cold one as well. He will play famous explorer Ernest SHACKLETON in a Studiocanal movie about the legendary adventurer who led three British expeditions to the Antarctic, although the polar explorer is best remembered in how he handled adversity. His ship Endurance was crushed by ice floes and he managed to keep everyone alive in a harrowing journey to safety in sub zero temperatures.

'EARLY MAN' ANIMATED FILM 
TOM HIDDLESTON AND EDDIE REDMAYNE LEND VOICES
What a combo indeed: as 'The Hollywood Reporter' writes today our fave Hiddles in the world Tom Hiddleston will join another of our faves Eddie Redmayne in lending voices to Aardman's new animated movie EARLY MAN! It will  be Oscar winner Nick Park's (Wallace and Gromit) first animated feature in more than a decade. In this prehistoric comedy adventure Hiddles will voice the ridiculously pompous Lord Nooth, governor of the Bronze Age town, a money loving tyrant and rival to the film’s Stone Age hero, Dug (Redmayne)!
EARLY MAN, set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth,  tells the story of plucky caveman Dug, along with sidekick Hognob, who unites his tribe against the mighty Bronze Age in the first ever game of soccer. The movie, which is currently shooting in Bristol and looking for a USA distributor, will be released around Europe in 2018!

21 comments:

  1. So many awesome Brit actors in today's news, Dezzy! Always glad to hear news of Our Tom especially.

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    1. and under Our Tom we mean HiddleStud!

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  2. I hope Early Man is as funny as Ice Age... looking forward to a good laugh!

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  3. Firth looks dreadful with his new Hollywood teeth

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    1. I've noticed myself in his recent movies that time wasn't good to him

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  4. Early Man looks like my cuppa hot tea!

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  5. Early Man is looking so cute!

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    1. dinos would probably say they taste sweet

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  6. Early Man is cute.
    Love that pic of Colin Firth

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    1. I know ladies would like it, that is why I chose an old pic of him :)

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  7. I loved Firth in Bridget Jones diary (need to watch the recent one)& The kings speech. I'm a little skeptical about Mary Poppins--I mean the part first was great when I was 10 ;)

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    1. This one will be more adult, I reckon

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    2. PS I think that your new comments form isn't publishing my comments there

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  8. Well hello there Colin. Tom Hardy is just so talented...and rugged. Early Man is going to have to compete under the spotlight of Croods 2, another animated caveman movie by Dreamworks. Hopefully the next Ice Age does not squeeze in a 2018 release or things are just going to get awkward for animation loving movie/theater goers.

    Oh crap, I just took a peek and both Croods 2 and Early Man are coming out January 2018. Sorry but between now and then someone is going to have to move. Gnomeo and Juliet 2 has to be so pissed since for a long time they were the only animated movie with a spot for that month. Plus Croods 2 only moved from December 2017 because Star Wars VIII moved there. Movie making is complicated.

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    1. Totally forgot they were making Croods 2 :) The first one wasn't that great. I think my most anticipated animated movie is Disney's GIGANTIC.

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  9. I didn't see the first Mary Poppins a few years ago- but I had been quite curious about it. Now that a second one is coming out I am even more curious. Thanks for sharing!
    ~Jess

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  10. As long as Mary Poppins isn't a musical, it will be fun to see Firth in it.

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