Monday, July 4, 2011


 Well, we've certainly waited a long time for the thrilling medieval epic IRONCLAD to finally premiere. It should open in American cinemas on July 8th! With more than stellar cast including James Purefoy, Derek Jacobi, Paul Giamatti and Brian Cox and directed by Jonathan English, the film will surely be a nice treat for all of you who like epics, especially since there aren't many historical movies this summer in cinemas!

Megan Fox and William Moseley were also supposed to star in the film, but they are not in the cast. The film is rated R for strong graphic brutal battle sequences and brief nudity. The budget of the film was modest for an epic, just $25 million! Famous Richard Attenborough had to leave the cast due to health problems. According to IMDB, Paul Giamatti has filmed his role in just seven days!

The film is set in 1215 when the rebel barons of England have forced their despised King John to put his royal seal to the Magna Carta, a noble, seminal document that upheld the rights of free-men. Yet within months of pledging himself to the great charter, the King reneged on his word and assembled a mercenary army on the south coast of England with the intention of bringing the barons and the country back under his tyrannical rule. Barring his way stood the mighty Rochester castle, a place that would become the symbol of the rebel's momentous struggle for justice and freedom.
The movie will have an absolutely amazing cast: James Purefoy as the brave Marshall joined by best acting legends Britain can offer Derek Jacoby, Brian Cox, Guy Siner (remember famous Gruber from classic British sitcom ALO, ALO),then there's also the amazing Jason Flemyng, and two lovely ladies Kate Mara and Bree Condon, and off course Paul Giamatti as the evil King John.



looks freaking awesome

DEZMOND said...

it does, doesn't it :)

-E- said...

great cast; looking forward to giamatti's accent. i can't believe they went with that title though. it's stupid.

DEZMOND said...

I must admit the title sounds rather nice and attractive to me :) The cast really is interesting and unusual. We are used to seeing Purefoy in epics, but not Giamatti so it will be interesting to hear his accent as you said.

Luanne G. Smith said...

Oh, you know I eat this stuff up. Can't wait. I love Paul Giamatti. He brings such a quirky edge to all his roles. Looks good. :)

Lynda R Young as Elle Cardy said...

IRONCLAD certainly looks great :)

Raquel Byrnes said...

Looks great! Love these kinds of movies. :)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I'm looking forward to seeing Paul Giamatti in what seems like an unusual role for him.

Unknown said...

Looking forward to this movie, I like who the cast will be, Ill have to look into it.

Unknown said...

I am such a sucker for these kinds of movies. you know I'll be there. I can't wait! Thanks for the trailer and all the interesting tidbits. ;)

Yay Novak Djokovic!! Too cool that he is Wimbledon champ and Number 1 in the world. Whoo Hoo!!!!

Anonymous said...

This looks like a buddy cop move in the medieval ages.

FilmMattic said...

I like your spotlight features. Very informative and interesting!

Jamie Gibbs said...

Very much looking forward to seeing this. It'ss be weird seeing Guy Siner in something serious though. Bring it on!

HiFi said...

Ironclad looks like its gonna be fun. I can see Paul Giamatti providing satiric commentary. :D

Custard said...

Ironclad is a strange name though don't you think? IRONCLAD!! hehe maybe thats just me!

Happy Monday Dezzy, how are we?

Igneel21 said...

DAMN, this is my kind of movie, i love it, even tho i saw a superhero named ironclad on a game so it makes it kinda weird, but im so watching this movie

Unknown said...

Methinks I'll enjoy this one. I also wonder if Purefoy will ever get offered anything other than roles where he has to wear chainmail/ wield a sword. (Although he does it so well)

And BIG congrats to Novak! What a moment.

Jaccstev said...

I don't know if I can sit through another epic medieval film.

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DEZMOND said...

I know you like these kind of movies Luanne :)

it certainly does! :)

HOLLYWOOD SPY's favourite genre is epic :)

it is an unusual role for him!

DEZMOND said...

it's out this weekend, so don't miss it if you're from USA :)

glad you like the tidbits :) I love that new part in my Sunday posts too :)And thanks, the whole Serbia is celebrating Novak's victory. He should arrive to Serbia this afternoon and he will be greeted by more than 100,000 people at our central square. He will wave them from the balcony of our senate like a king :)

he he you know it's true what you say :)

thanks, Matty, glad you like it, it's interesting that they bring me lots of Google attention :) and visits later on. The same goes for posts featuring younger stars :)

DEZMOND said...

wasn't IRONCLAD already shown in British cinemas? And, yes, it will be weird watching Guy in something different, he will forever remain Gruber for us!

it will be huge fun! :)

isn't ironclad a word for tanks and armors in English?
Thanks for asking, I expected a boring Monday since it's Independence Day, but it seems I was wrong, lots of visits and comments today as well :)

glad you like it Tony :) it will be a great action flick for some weekend fun in cinemas :)

DEZMOND said...

wasn't IRONCLAD already shown in Scotland? I thought it premiered there sometime in May?
James had scenes without chainmail in ROME, but those were full nude, full frontal scenes he he :) with his natural sword :)
And thanks, the whole country is rejoicing in Novak's victory! Being a world champion when you come from a small 8 million people country is a huge huge success.

oh, please, Jaccsonville, you speak as if we get epics every month and not just once a year :)

thanks for visiting HOLLYWOOD SPY

Liz Fichera said...

ohmigod. Looks great! Love these big story action historicals. Can't wait to see this one.

Sick by Trend said...

look very good this fiml!! thanks for sharing. I wanna watch it :D


The Onion Gypsy said...

just wanted to wish you a happy 4th! :)

DEZMOND said...

it's premiering this week, so be sure to catch it :)

glad you like it :)

thanks, but I'm not American ;)

Anonymous said...

Yeah...I'd watch this. Not sure Paul Giamatti in this role, but he hasn't disappointed before. He just looks misplaced in the poster.

DEZMOND said...

he does look misplaced, I usually take him for a New York type of guy not medieval England type of guy.