Friday, September 30, 2011

"EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE" TRAILER WITH SANDRA BULLOCK & TOM HANKS! WARNER BROS. TO SHOOT "GODS & KINGS" EPIC! CALLAN MCAULIFFE IS "PARADISE LOST" ARCHANGEL URIEL

 After casting Bradley Cooper as Lucifer, Benjamin Walker as archangel Michael, Djimon Hounsou as angel of death, Camilla Belle as Eve and
Casey Affleck
as Gabriel, Alex Proyas' movie adaptation of famous PARADISE LOST epic, which will follow the clash between archangel Michael and Lucifer, has now got Callan McAuliffe too. The guy from I AM NUMBER FOUR will play the role of the Archangel Uriel, one of the first seven archangels created by God and the soldier who becomes God's second in command when Lucifer rebels against Him and Michael is named commander of Heaven's army. Another fresh gossip says that Diego Gonz√°lez Boneta, from BH 90210, could get the role of Adam.
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There is one more religious project ahead! According to "MovieWeb" Warner Bros. is trying to get Steven Spielberg to helm their huge epic GODS AND KINGS which will chronicle Moses' entire life span from birth to death described in the Book of Exodus and other stories from the Bible's Old Testament. It's an invasion of Biblical topics in Hollywood with these two above, and then DAVID AND GOLIATH with Dwayne Johnson and Taylor Lautner, and Mel Gibson's plans to shoot JUDAH MACCABEE
epic. After rumors from a few days ago about Kevin Durand and Oded Fehr joining RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION, Milla Jovovich has revealed that the fourth part of the zombie franchise has a new member in the cast - Johann Urb will play Leon Kennedy, the leader of the human resistance. Handsome Estonian actor, Johann Urb, has been seen in EASTWICK TV show and in Emmerich's epic 2012 before he got this new gig.

Since you've been good kids, your trailer for today is the first one for EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE, which opens up this Christmas and follows eleven-year-old Oskar Schell,
an exceptional child: amateur inventor, Francophile, pacifist. After finding a mysterious key that belonged to his father, who died in the World Trade Center on 9/11, he embarks on an exceptional journey, an urgent, secret search through the five boroughs of New York. As Oskar roams the city, he encounters a motley assortment of humanity, who are all survivors in their own ways. Ultimately, Oskar's journey ends where it began, but with the solace of that most human experience: love. Directed by brilliant Stephen Daldry, the film stars Sandra Bullock (looks like a powerful role), Tom Hanks and little Thomas Horn.
Don't forget that this Sunday, you will be reading HOLLYWOOD SPY'S SPOTLIGHT ON OCTOBER 2011 FILMS. Lots of movies, posters and trailers

Thursday, September 29, 2011

BEAUTIFUL POSTER FOR SPIELBERG'S "WAR HORSE". FIRST PICS FROM ANTONIO BANDERAS' "BLACK GOLD"! SUSAN SARANDON & DWAYNE JOHNSON IN "SNITCH"! SF COMIC "AREA 52" GETS FILMED!

Today you can check out the gorgeous first poster for Steven Spielberg's drama WAR HORSE which premieres this December. Set in the rural England and Europe during the First World War,
the film follows the remarkable friendship between a horse named Joey and a young man called Albert, who tames and trains him. When they are forcefully parted, the film follows the extraordinary journey of the horse as he moves through the war, changing and inspiring the lives of all those he meets - British cavalry, German soldiers, and a French farmer and his granddaughter, before the story reaches its emotional climax in the heart of No Man's Land. The film stars Jeremy Irvine, Toby Kebbell, Emily Watson, David Thewlis, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston ...Click to watch the trailer.

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According to "Heat Vision" Susan Sarandon has joined Dwayne Johnson in SNITCH, in which he plays a father devastated by his son being sentenced to 30 years in prison on drug charges. He
takes extreme measures by going behind bars as an undercover prison informant to bust a major drug dealer, in hopes of securing a commuted sentence for his son. Sarandon will play a district attorney who tries to advance her career with this undercover operation. Comic book series AREA 52 will get its movie adaptation. The story is set in a top-secret Antarctica warehouse which U.S. government uses to store hideous creatures and mystical weapons. When an aggressive new alien is accidentally hatched, the group of misfits hired to watch over the warehouse must band together to keep these creatures from escaping.

First pictures from Jean Jacques Annaud's (the sensual French director of ENEMY AT THE GATES and SEVEN YEARS IN TIBET) new film BLACK GOLD have been released around the net.  As
you remember from our earlier report, Antonio Banderas (plays an Arabian emir) lead cast, which also includes Mark Strong (as emir's main rival), Freida Pinto (as emir's daughter, princess Lalah) and Tahar Rahim (as Strong's son, prince Auda), stars in
this movie set in the 1930s when oil was first being discovered in parts of Arabia. The story of the film centers on rival Arabian tribes and the young ruler who manages to unite these warring kingdoms.
Famous James Horner from TITANIC and AVATAR is composing the music for this expensive epic.
Don't forget that this Sunday, you will be reading HOLLYWOOD SPY'S SPOTLIGHT ON OCTOBER 2011 FILMS. Lots of movies, posters and trailers

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

FIRST TRAILER FOR KATHERINE HEIGL'S "ONE FOR THE MONEY". ERIC BANA TO STEAL DIAMONDS IN "BRILLIANT". JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE IN BIOPIC "SPINNING GOLD".

 According to "Variety" Australian/Croatian star Eric Bana, whom we haven't seen a lot lately, will take the lead role in
Robert Luketich's (LEGALLY BLONDE) film BRILLIANT. Following the latest Hollywood trend of heist movies, the story will revolve around a small-time criminal who joins accomplished thieves in a huge diamond heist. Bana doesn't have a lot of future projects in his sleeve. He is slated to star in BLACKBIRD in which he and Olivia Wilde will star as two fugitive siblings who come across a boxer (Charlie Hunnam) who was recently released from prison. After that he will again be a criminal in BY VIRTUE FALL a film about an ex-con who seeks revenge upon his mentor who framed him for a crime he didn't commit.

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Multiple Grammy and Emmy award winner Justin Timberlake has taken the lead role in SPINNING GOLD a biopic of music
legend Neil Bogart who founded Casablanca Records in 1974 and is credited with discovering, launching and nurturing the careers of a generation of music superstars such as Donna Summer, Kiss, The Village People ... Though he died at only 39, he lived to see all his dreams come true. Two popular action stars Kevin Durand and Oded Fehr have joined Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory and Boris Kodjoe in RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION. You remember Oded as the famous Egyptian warrior from THE MUMMY and Durand played in LOST, ROBIN HOOD, LEGION...

I'm a few days late with this one, but here it is now - the first trailer for ONE FOR THE MONEY, a movie adaptation of famous book series by Janet Evanovich. Popular Katherine Heigl portrays Stephanie Plum  the main character of the sixteen mystery bestsellers. Stephanie Plum's got plenty of attitude, even if she's been out of work for the last six months and just lost her car to a debt collector. Desperate for some fast cash, Stephanie turns to her last resort: convincing her sleazy cousin to give her a job at his bail bonding company... as a recovery agent. The film should open up in cinemas next January.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

HOLLYWOOD SPY'S READERS SAY NEIL PATRICK HARRIS SHOULD HOST 2012 OSCARS. NEW POLL: WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE WELSH STAR?

Hey, people, our poll in which I asked you WHO SHOULD BE OSCARS 2012 HOST is over and Neil Patrick Harris is the proud winner with 26% of your votes, leaving Justin Timberlake (18%) and Robin Williams (10%) behind him.
Eddie Murphy,who is the official host of the next year's Academy Awards didn't really shine in this poll receiving only 8% of total votes, and finishing behind Dame Edna (10%)  and Ben Stiller.

I must agree with you that Neil Patrick Harris would make a great Oscar host. Not only that he has great sense of humour, funny but intelligent, refined and non-offensive, and outstanding personal and stage charisma, but he is also a very lovable guy who mostly inspires positive reactions and nice feedback from the audience. He is also a good looker and a stunning dresser which counts as well when you're being watched by hundreds of millions of people around the globe. And he already has hosting experience since he hosted the Tony Awards rather successfully. He also did the opening number at the Oscars back in 2010. Another thing that qualifies him for the job are his family oriented films (THE SMURFS, THE MUPPETS) and his calm, non-scandalous and exemplary private life.
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People's favourite Justin Timberlake is also ready for this gig. Not only that he is considered one of the best comedians among the young stars,
who was nominated for seven and won 4 Emmy awards for his comedy work in Saturday Night Live, but he also had numerous nominations for the most prestigious awards for his role in THE SOCIAL NETWORK, proving his dramatic talent as well. We've seen his seductive, witty and irresistible charms in FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS and BAD TEACHER and his dramatic talent in THE ALPHA DOG and EDISON. Similarly to Neil Patrick Harris he is also a worldwide famous style icon and would look more than dashing at the Oscar stage. Not to mention that he could put in  one or two musical performances as well during the ceremony.
 THE BEST WELSH STAR
Now let us go to our new poll. We've already proclaimed the best Scottish actor, and now let us vote for THE BEST WELSH STAR among the following thespians: Catherine Zeta Jones (CHICAGO, ZORO, NO RESERVATIONS), Luke Evans (IMMORTALS, THE THREE MUSKETEERS, CLASH OF THE TITANS), Ioan Gruffudd (KING ARTHUR, FANTASTIC FOUR), Rhys Ifans (NOTTING HILL, ANONYMOUS), Michael Sheen (KINGDOM OF HEAVEN, UNDERWORLD), Christian Bale (EMPIRE OF THE SUN, EQUILIBRIUM) and Anthony Hopkins (SILENCE OF THE LAMBS).

"MERLIN" SEASON 4 TO PREMIERE THIS SATURDAY! PAUL BETTANY IN "BLOOD"! MICHAEL FASSBENDER IS NEW "ROBOCOP"? BRAD PITT GOES SF IN "ALL YOU NEED IS KILL"?

 Amazingly talented Michael Fassbender is really popular these days in Tinseltown. After shinning in X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, A DANGEROUS METHOD, JANE EYRE  and SHAME this year, and his gig in next year Ridley Scott's sf blockbuster PROMETHEUS with
Charlize Theron, according to latest news he has now been offered the lead role in the remake of ROBOCOP. MGM and director Jose Padilha, apparently want him in the role of terminally wounded cop who returns to the police force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories. Other candidates which were previously mentioned for this role include Chris Pine, Keanu Reeves and even Tom Cruise. As we've mentioned before, Fassbender also has AT SWIM TWO BIRDS to shoot next year with Collin Farrell, Cillian Murphy, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Brendan Gleeson.

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According to "Vulture", Brad Pitt has been offered the lead role in sf epic ALL YOU NEED IS KILL. To be directed by Doug Liman it will
center on a soldier killed in battle while fighting an intergalactic alien war. Instead of heading to the afterlife, he is resurrected to the day before his death, each and every day. As "ScreenDaily" reports Paul Bettany and Brian Cox have joined BLOOD, a movie adaptation of BBC's 2004 CONVICTION TV series about two policemen who kill a murder suspect and are then plunged into chaos when they are forced to investigate their own crime. According to "MovieWeb" Ridley Scott has hired the writer of CONTAGION and THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM to pen his remake or reboot of BLADE RUNNER classic from the 80s.

To celebrate the premiere of the fourth season of MERLIN, the most popular epic show around the world (it is broadcast in unbelievable 183 countries), on October 1st at BBC ONE.  I have some hotsy pics for my ladies of scantily clad knights of Camelot
- sir Leon (Rupert Young),  Gawaine (Eoin Macken) and sir Percival (Tom Hopper)! And there's also a clip for the first episode of the new season which will see Merlin (Colin Morgan) and Arthur (Bradley James) battling Morgana who went over to the dark side, and the show will probably be freshened up with the newly establish knights of the round table with Lancelot and
Gawain appearing more in the episodes. The new season will open with a two-part adventure telling the story of Morgana's revenge, and Katie McGrath, who plays Morgana, has recently said that we shall see Morgana become an evil force comparable to the Star Wars villain Darth Vader.

Monday, September 26, 2011

CREEPY TRAILER FOR LIAM NEESON'S "THE GREY"! KARL URBAN RETURNS TO "RIDDICK" AS LORD VAAKO! ISAAC ASIMOV'S "THE CAVES OF STEEL" GETTING A MOVIE ADAPTATION!

 Good news, people, good news. According to "MovieWeb" HOLLYWOOD SPY's favourite actor Karl Urban has officially
joined the third part of the famous RIDDICK sf saga. He will reprise the outstanding role of charismatic lord Vaako from THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK. As you know Vin Diesel is currently trying to find money for the movie which will be directed by David Twohy and will be more gritty and dark which is why it will be R-rated. Speaking of our beloved Karl Urban, as you know, he has another two big projects ahead of him - the lead role in the remake of JUDGE DREDD and the sequel to STAR TREK. And he also has LOFT with equally stunning James Marsden and Wentworth Miller.
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As "Deadline" reports 20th Century Fox will adapt Isaac Asimov's futuristic story THE CAVES OF STEEL. The story is set 1,000 years
in the future, where humans have grown increasingly more paranoid of robots, who perform laborious tasks on outer planets known as "spacers". A "spacer" ambassador, who is trying to loosen Earth's restrictions on robots, is murdered, which forces a detective to pair up with a robot disguised as a human to solve the crime. After we've seen the teasing teaser, today you can check out the first poster for THE IRON LADY which premieres this December with Meryl Streep as infamous war loving British prime minister Margareth Thatcher. The cast also includes brilliant Jim Broadbent and Richard E.Grant.

Your trailer for creepy Monday is equally creepy and much more exciting one for THE GREY, a suspense drama which should open in cinemas next year starring Liam Neeson, James Badge Dale and Dermot Mulroney. The film follows the survivors of a harrowing plane crash who are then hunted down by a pack of wild and hungry wolves in the setting of snow covered mountains where they are trying to fight back the beasts and survive again using all means possible in the cold wasteland. The  film is both written and directed by Joe Carnahan the helmer of NARC and THE A-TEAM.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

HOLLYWOOD SPY'S SPOTLIGHT ON UPCOMING STARS 2: LUKE EVANS, LILY COLLINS, ALEX PETTYFER AND TOM HIDDLESTON!

Back in June, you really liked the first part of HOLLYWOOD SPY'S  UPCOMING STARS spotlight, and since we've witnessed a lot of young stars appearing more or less from nowhere at one
moment and getting numerous roles in biggest blockbusters at the next one, here's the second part with some new upcoming super stars.
GODLY LUKE EVANS
Coming from Wales,  super dashing, ultra charismatic and mega talented LUKE EVANS has been getting really tasty roles in big epics and huge blockbusters. For obvious reasons, directors love to give him Godly roles so you've seen him as Apollo in CLASH OF THE TITANS and this December you will see him as Zeus in this year's most awaited epic IMMORTALS.
 This Fall he will also play Aramis in THE THREE MUSKETEERS, and his biggest future role is the role of the brave archer Bard, the leader of Men in Peter
Jackson's THE HOBBIT saga. In 2012 he will also appear beside John Cusack in THE RAVEN, the period film on Edgar Allan Poe shot in Serbia last winter. It is interesting that this magnificent Welshman also has a velvety, stunning and amazingly captivating voice, which you can hear over at YouTube in some of the videos of his theater plays. Check out his duet with one of my favourite singers Siobhan Donaghy in mesmerizing WITHOUT YOU song, or the mindblowing ONE SONG GLORY just from Luke.  And since I know he will be reading this - a big HELLO to our favourite Welshman!
MESMERIZING LILY COLLINS
Although she is best known as the daughter of famous pop legend Phil Collins, young and beautiful British damsel LILY COLLINS is trying to build up her own name in Hollywood, and so far she's been building up a teen star career. She has lead roles in two huge epic films ahead of her: the role of Snow White in Tarsem Singh's magical and spectacular SNOW WHITE project and the role in the movie adaptation of popular YA saga THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS. Before this you've seen her in THE BLIND
SIDE, beside Paul Bettany and Karl Urban in PRIEST and this Fall you're watching her beside Taylor Lautner in ABDUCTION.

SCORCHING HOT ALEX PETTYFER
In the sea of teen stars, blond God ALEX PETTYFER has quickly found his way into Hollywood's A league. He is now one of the most sought after young actors. You've seen this scorching hot British model and actor in sf blockbuster I AM NUMBER FOUR, in magical romantic drama BEASTLY and in the future he will star in sf thriller IN TIME beside Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried, in OVERDRIVE, where he an Matthew Goode will be a pair of handsome and adventurous car stealing brothers, and then he will be stripping in
MAGIC MIKE with Channing Tatum and Joe Manganiello. He was the first choice for the lead role in ERAGON, he dated Dianna Agron and Emma Roberts, and he was a world famous male top model before starting the acting career.
INSPIRING TOM HIDDLESTON
He is just another proof that British stars are the most talented (and the hottest as well). Although TOM HIDDLESTON reached bigger fame with his intriguing portrayal of the naughty villain Loki in this
 year's THOR (the role he will repeat in THE AVENGERS as well), we've seen him before that in the most amazing British TV series CRANFORD, in WALLANDER, and his upcoming projects include MIDNIGHT IN PARIS (in which he will play famous writer Scott Fitzgerald), WAR HORSE (Steven Spielberg's big Oscar contender) and THE DEEP BLUE SEA (with Rachel Weisz). The last two could bring him Oscar nominations. He studied at Eton and Cambridge. One of his most beautiful and inspiring quotes is: "Never stop. Never stop fighting. Never stop dreaming. And don't be afraid of wearing your heart on your sleeve - in declaring the films that you love, the films that you want to make, the
life that you've had, and the lives you can help reflect in cinema. For myself, for a long time... maybe I felt inauthentic or something, I felt like my voice wasn't worth hearing, and I think everyone's voice is worth hearing. So if you've got something to say, say it from the rooftops." Well, how could you not love him after reading that?!?

Saturday, September 24, 2011

HEARTWARMING TRAILER FOR "BIG MIRACLE" WITH DREW BARRYMORE & JOHN KRASINSKI. BLAKE LIVELY IN "PRIDE & PREJUDICE & ZOMBIES"! CASEY AFFLECK GABRIEL, CAMILLA BELLE IS EVE IN "PARADISE LOST"?

 One of the most interesting upcoming movie projects, the epic adaptation of John Milton's famous PARADISE LOST, is
getting new actors. As "Variety" reports, director Alex Proyas could offer the role of the six winged angel Gabriel, who is God's messenger, to Casey Affleck (I'm not seeing this choice), while gorgeous Camilla Belle (Evolet from 10,000BC) is the lead contender for the role of the first woman Eve. As I told you before, the film will follow the epic war (including aerial battles) between Lucifer, played by Bradley Cooper who is the producer as well, and angel Michael (Benjamin Walker), while Djimon Hounsou will play Abdiel, the angel of death.

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I've personally never watched 24, but some of you might like the news that Kiefer Sutherland is returning to TV in TOUCH at
Fox as a father of a mute soon who has ability to see things that no one else can and the patterns that connect seemingly unrelated events. After a gazillion of actresses have turned down the lead role in PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES, including Emma Stone, Scarlett Johanssen and that Portman woman, the new face in the game is Blake Lively who could play in the film which could finally make you like Jane Austen's insipid story, since chaste Miss Elizabeth Bennet will be under an attack of bloodthirsty undead people :) The film is based on the novel by Seth Grahame Smith.

Your trailer for today is the first one for BIG MIRACLE, a heartwarming true story which should hit cinemas next February telling the amazing tale of a small town news reporter (John Krasinski) and a Greenpeace volunteer (Drew Barrymore) who are joined by rival world superpowers to save a family of majestic
gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle.  With time running out, they must rally an unlikely coalition of Inuit natives, oil companies and Russian and American military to set aside their differences and free the whales. As the world's attention turns to the top of the globe, saving these endangered animals becomes a shared cause for nations entrenched against one another and leads to a momentary thaw in the Cold War. The cast also includes Dermot Mulroney, Ted Danson and Serbian actor Stefan Kapicic.
DON'T FORGET that tomorrow, this Sunday, you will read HOLLYWOOD SPY'S SPOTLIGHT ON UPCOMING ACTORS featuring some of the hottest British actors and some extremely hot and artsy pics :)

Friday, September 23, 2011

FALLEN ANGEL IN NICHOLAS SPARK'S SHOW "THE WATCHERS"! INTENSE TRAILER FOR "MAN ON A LEDGE" WITH SAM WORTHINGTON & JAMIE BELL. CHARLIZE THERON TAKES THE LEAD IN "CITIES OF REFUGE"!

Famous writer Nicholas Sparks (DEAR JOHN, THE NOTEBOOK) has sold his new show to ABC. Titled THE WATCHERS, the show follows Raphael, an angel who falls in love with a mortal woman,
Sarah, and decides to leave his job as a Watcher, an angel who invisibly provides support to humans in time of need. Unfortunately, things don't turn out so well for the star-crossed lovers when she dies and he is left to wander the Earth alone as a fallen angel. Dependent on the kindness of strangers and hunted by angels from above and below, he travels undercover, performing miracles as he searches for the meaning of loss and clues to Sarah's fate. Sparks wrote the show together with Kristin Hahn (THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE)

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Pop star Elton John has hired the writer of BILLY ELLIOT and
WAR HORSE to pen a biographical musical fantasy called ROCKETMAN with choreographed musical numbers set to Elton John's songs, which will help drive a narrative story about the musician trying to navigate through the rough patches in his life. So, MOULIN ROUGE the Elton way. Gorgeous Charlize Theron could take the lead role in CITIES OF REFUGE, joining the club of Hollywood stars who take roles in mediocre crime films, since this one will follow a female investigator brought in to solve a brutal murder and kidnapping in which things aren't what they seem.

Today's trailer is an intense one for MAN ON A LEDGE which opens in cinemas next January. The story follows an ex-cop turned con (Sam Worthington) who threatens to jump to his death from
a Manhattan hotel rooftop. The nearest New York Police officer immediately responds to a screaming women and calls dispatch. The NYPD then sends a female police psychologist (Elizabeth Banks) personally requested to talk him down from the ledge. However, unbeknownst to the NYPD on the scene, the suicide attempt is a cover up for the biggest diamond heist ever pulled. Beside Worthington and Banks, the cast also includes Jamie Bell, Anthony Mackie and Ed Harris. Don't confuse the film with a similar one THE LEDGE with Patrick Wilson and Charlie Hunnam which I posted about earlier this year.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

DRAMATIC TEASER FOR "THE DEEP BLUE SEA" WITH RACHEL WEISZ & TOM HIDDLESTON! JASON BATEMAN IN "THE LONGEST WEEK"! JEREMY RENNER IS "KING OF HEISTS"! AARON PAUL IS "SMASHED"! JACK NICHOLSON IN "LAST VEGAS"

 Ah, that Jason Bateman really is a popular guy in Hollywood these days. According to "MovieWeb", after starring in CHANGE-UP
this summer in which he exchanged lives with Ryan Reynolds, he will take the lead role in THE LONGEST WEEK, beside Olivia Wilde (again), a movie which follows a man who spends a week in his parents' luxury Manhattan hotel, which creates chaos in his life. He will also join Alexander Skarsgard in DISCONNECT, a film with interconnected stories revolving around a bunch of different characters who are all affected in serious ways by the Internet and modern technologies.

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Well, the title certainly sounds fun - Jon Turteltaub will direct LAST VEGAS, a comedy which will follow four best friends in their 60s who escape to Las Vegas to throw a bachelor party
for the last single man in the group. Jack Nicholson was offered the lead role. As "Deadline" reports, Jeremy Renner will take the lead role in KING OF HEISTS, a film about a mild mannered gentleman who quietly assembled a crew and pulled off a $3 million heist from the Manhattan Savings Institution in 1878. According to "Variety" one of the most charming TV faces around Aaron Paul (BREAKING BAD) will star in SMASHED, in which he and Mary Elizabeth Winstead will play a married couple who can only find a connection through alcohol, but their marriage takes an unusual turn when the wife decides to get sober.

We've been waiting for this one, for a long time now. The trailer for British drama THE DEEP BLUE SEA is finally here. In this period movie, two outstanding thespians
Rachel Weisz and Tom Hiddleston (from THOR, you will read more about him this Sunday in HOLLYWOOD SPY's luxurious and artsy spotlight on the new upcoming stars) are the main characters in the story of the privileged wife of a prominent judge who leaves her husband for a young pilot in the 1950s.  Stuck between the devil and the deep blue sea, she doesn't know what, or whom, to choose! The film has received great reviews so far and is being described as "timeless and nostalgic, classical and very modern, achingly emotional and serene" at the same time. It hits UK cinemas in November and US ones next year.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

CAM GIGANDET JOINS "GATEWAY" ON TNT! LIAM HEMSWORTH JOINS STALLONE, WILLIS, VAN DAMME & SCHWARZENEGGER IN "EXPENDABLES 2"! FIRST TRAILER FOR STRANGE NEW "WUTHERING HEIGHTS"

 Well, these are good news: some time ago HOLLYWOOD SPY told you that TNT is preparing an interesting new TV series called
GATEWAY. As "Deadline" reports, this western show will only get greenlit if they find the actors for the three main roles. And now they've found the first one: Cam Gigandet will play one of the three brothers forced to pitch in and save their hometown after their father, the sheriff, is murdered. They soon find themselves up against a wealthy cattle magnate who wants to take over small Colorado town. As you remember Cam Gigandet already played a rather charismatic cowboy in sf epic PRIEST in which he played a young sheriff who joined the vampire slayer Paul Bettany in his hunt on Karl Urban's charmingly naughty vampire villain.

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The new one to join the already star studded cast of THE EXPENDABLES II is young Liam Hemsworth from THE HUNGER GAMES. He will play a sniper beside the plethora of
fallen action stars - Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke,  Jet Li, John Travolta and Jason Statham. The film will be shot in Bulgaria. The movie adaptation of the 60's show THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. which I mentioned a few days ago, to be directed by Steven Soderbergh, now has new contestants for the lead role: beside already mentioned Alexander Skarsgard, Joseph Gordon Levitt and Ryan Gosling, new names in the game are Michael Fassbender, mesmerizing Joel Kinnaman (AMC's THE KILLING) and Ewan McGregor.

Today's trailer might excite some of our ladies since it is for the new adaptation of WUTHERING HEIGHTS. Helmed by Andrea Arnold
and starring a bunch of unknown and rather unprofessional looking actors, the film will again bring Emily Bronte's famous tempestuous love story about obsessive passion across the class divide, set on the Yorkshire Moors. Andrea Arnold is mostly known for her praised drama FISH TANK in which Michael Fassbender gave a groundbreaking performance a few years ago. I'm not sure about this one, the trailer is extremely strange and kinda pretentious and I personally don't like when directors play with classics in such an extreme way.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

HOLLYWOOD SPY'S EXCLUSIVE FASHION REPORT FROM EMMY 2011 AWARDS! TRAILER FOR EWAN MCGREGOR'S APOCALYPTIC DRAMA "PERFECT SENSE"!

 So, how did you like the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy awards on Sunday? Happy? Not so happy? Or did you sleep, like yours truly, while the celebs were marching over the red carpet? Well, although I generally don't follow EMMY AWARDS too
religiously, since I don't watch most of the shows they think are deserving of nominations and wins, I was happy to hear that lovely Mellisa McCarthy won for best comedy actress, that legendary Kate Winslet won lead actress in mini series award for MILDRED PIERCE, that MAD MEN won again as best drama (I never sit in front of TV to watch the show, but when I catch it while surfing the channels it always captures my attention and I watch it till the end), I was also happy that Julian Fellowes and Maggie Smith won an Emmy for DOWNTON ABBEY which was proclaimed best mini series too. But let us move to the red carpet part: the best dressed - stunning Emily Blunt in midnight blue gown from the best designer ever Elie Saab, and Lena Heady in refined and stylishly conservative black dress on which I'd only change the belt.
SEDUCTIVE REDS
Ladies who chose to appear in red at Emmy 2011 Awards scored success: Kate Winslet looked warm and relaxed, Sofia Vergara was super sexy and refined, and Connie Britton looked refreshing too. Click on the pics to see them bigger size.

BLAND BLUES
Although blue is a great colour for glamorous events, ladies in blue looked bland, boring and overly plain: Diana Agron from GLEE, Claire Danes, Katie Holmes and Kyle Richards.

KITSCHY WHITES
The ladies who used too much lace, silk and kitschy glitter on their white or ivory dresses, and didn't look good at all, although we love their acting skills are MAD MEN's Christina Hendricks and Elisabeth Moss and CSI MIAMI's Eva La Rue.

DASHING BOYS
The best looking boys on the Emmy 2011 Awards red carpet, looking all charming and dashing and refreshingly young were Topher Grace and two GLEE lads Cory Monteith and Darren Criss.
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Today you can check out a new trailer for apocalyptic drama PERFECT SENSE. Although the trailer is rather bland, the music in it extremely bad and plus the film has always unconvincing
and unappealing Eva Green, it also has our beloved Ewan McGregor so you might like it after all. The unusual movie which premiered earlier this year at Sundance Movie Festival follows a chef (Ewan McGregor) and a scientist (Eva Green) fall in love with each other as an epidemic begins to rob people of their sensory perceptions. The story sounds interesting and it promises an atmospheric movie, but I'm seriously convinced that Eva's lack of chemistry with any actor in her career will ruin it this time as well. We'll watch it solely for McGregor's performance. He didn't have luck in that respect in BEGINNERS either, when he was mismatched with bland and talentless Melanie Laurent earlier this year.

Monday, September 19, 2011

TRAILER FOR "THE SON OF NO ONE" WITH CHANNING TATUM & AL PACINO. EVANGELINE LILLY TRAINS ARCHERY & SWORD FIGHTING FOR "THE HOBBIT"! ALEXANDER SKARSGARD, JOSEPH GORDON LEVIT & RYAN GOSLING IN "THE MAN FROM THE U.N.C.L.E."

 A new project around which young stars are fighting in order to get the lead role, is the movie remake of the 60's TV show THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. As "MovieWeb" reports the story is based on a pair of agents from the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement who are regularly tasked with protecting the planet from the evil forces of Technological Hierarchy for the Removal of Undesirables and the Subjugation of Humanity (THRUSH). The stars fighting for the lead role are Alexander Skarsgard, Ryan Gosling and Joseph Gordon Levitt. The film will be directed by Steven Soderbergh.

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One of the new shows which we shall watch in the future will be a TV adaptation of this year's blockbuster SOURCE CODE.
The CBS show will be based on Jake Gyllenhaal's film which followed federal agents who use special technology to jump into the consciousness of people involved in tragic events. While promoting her new film REAL STEEL with Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly has talked a bit about her role of Elven girl Tauriel in Peter Jackson's THE HOBBIT saga. Although nothing is known about the character, which isn't in the book, Evangeline has revealed that beside studying Elvish she is currently also learning how to be an archer, a swordsperson and how to fight like an elf, which means that she might take part in some of the big battles in the film. 

Here's a new trailer for action film THE SON OF NO ONE which features a rather strange combination of Channing Tatum,
Juliette Binoche, Ray Liotta, Katie Holmes
and Al Pacino in the cast. Based on the book by Dito Montiel, the story of the movie follows a young cop (Channing Tatum) who is assigned to a precinct in the Queens neighborhood where he grew up. To provide for his wife and ailing daughter, he works hard to keep his life on track. But this life is threatened when a dark secret bubbles to the surface. An anonymous source reveals new information about the unsolved murder of two boys and a possible police cover-up, setting off a chain of events that rattles the neighborhood.The trailer is extremely confusing.