Tuesday, October 30, 2012

CATE BLANCHETT, DANIEL CRAIG, JEAN DUJARDIN IN GEORGE CLOONEY'S "THE MONUMENTS MEN"!



THE MONU- MENTS MEN
Oh, my, now this is quite a cast. Sometime last year HOLLYWOOD SPY mentioned that George Clooney has bought the movie adaptation rights for  Robert M Edsel's book "The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History", and that he will make THE MONUMENTS MEN period set movie out of it, but now it seems he's gathering quite a cast for it. "Deadline" reports today that Cate Blanchett, Daniel Craig, Jean Dujardin, Bill Murray and John Goodman will star in this story which follows a group of art historians and curators who helped to recover thousands of stolen artworks from the Nazis, during the final days of their reign. The story will apparently focus on the 11 months period between D-Day and V-E Day. Clooney will direct the film himself.

51 comments:

Anonymous said...

I liked Brendan Fraser in GODS AND MONSTERS, but also WITH HONORS, AIRHEADS, and STILL BREATHING, but nothing beats BEDAZZLED. His three episode stint on SCRUBS was nothing short of brilliant.

DEZMOND said...

you should watch him in CRASH and especially in THE QUIET AMERICAN, Joshie, those are really stunning roles, deeply moving. Kill me if I know how on Earth he didn't get Oscars for those....
Was Bedazzled with lovely Liz Hurley? :)

Luanne G. Smith said...

Like the sound of The Monuments Men. And that photo of Cate is gorgeous. Very Jean Harlow-esque. :)

Anonymous said...

I saw CRASH and THE QUIET AMERICAN. He was great in them, though CRASH was not my favorite. And yes, BEDAZZLED was with Liz Hurley.

DEZMOND said...

we do lurv us some Liz Hurley :)

DEZMOND said...

I love to use that one :) It's her VOGUE photo shot for AVIATOR for which she won her only Oscar playing Catherine Hepburn. I also have one amazing photo of her in which she poses as armoured queen and I'm waiting for an opportunity to post it :)

Unknown said...

Our lovely Kate is gracing your page today. The cast they've gathered is quite good and the story of Monument Men is an important one. It's sad to think of how much art was taken from the world by the Nazi's.

Thank you for the delicious photo of Brendan darling!

Luanne G. Smith said...

Wait, really? She's only won an Oscar for Aviator? I thought she won for Elizabeth? If not, she was robbed. Robbed!!!

Jeremy [Retro] said...

okay, so i watched the mockingbird lane... i tried to hate it. it was entertaining... i think our boy has finally figured out a roll he can do... playing the monster herman.... rebecca is a zinger and that is a good thing. i had to skip the the tarzan... to the lovely cate... she makes my giddy, like climbing the rope in gym class... yes i have no class.

Jessie Humphries said...

I get so excited seeing books being made into movies! It really makes all us writers dream big!

DEZMOND said...

don't ask, sister, that fact is the biggest sadness of my life :( I consider her role in GOLDEN AGE the best performance in history. She should've won for I'M NOT THERE too and for BENJAMIN BUTTON and for NOTES ON A SCANDAL and for, well for all of her roles, actually.

DEZMOND said...

we do love it when we can put Cate here :) All Cate's are welcomed here Winslet, Zeta Jones, Beckinsale...

DEZMOND said...

the fact that you like Cate makes me very proud, you know :)
Glad you liked Jerry, hope they turn it into a show after all, but they probably won't, although it did cost them 10 million so far.

DEZMOND said...

especially when I post a piece of news on books which were sold for film even before they were published :)

Unknown said...

I spelled that with a K didn't I darling.

DEZMOND said...

it is easy to confuse them, darling, Winslet is the only with K, but I often forget which of their surnames has double T, Winslett or Blanchett :) I know it's Blanchett :)

Novroz said...

Cate Blanchett ... I am sold!! tho Clooney is the least I want to see

DEZMOND said...

agreed on both :)

Luanne G. Smith said...

Ooh, I haven't seen I'm Not There yet. The other performances were just genius, though. Such a crime!!!

DEZMOND said...

I'M NOT THERE is the worst film I've ever seen (not counting DARK CRAP KNIGHT) but her performance there is mindblowing.

Carol Kilgore said...

The Monuments Men sounds awesome!

DEZMOND said...

it sure does, Carol :)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

"The Monuments Men" addresses a worthy historical topic, long overdue.

SebastianMx said...

Rebecca Romijn!!!?? what? It's really cool, I didn't heard about her for a while!!! it' s so cool, and it's seem there are a lot of projects

http://mytigermx.blogspot.mx

dolorah said...

What is it about Cate that makes her so alluring? I really don't think she is pretty, let alone beautiful. Something about her is exotic though.

And Brendan; naked, he isn't all that sexy. But I definitely wouldn't kick him out of bed :) He really is a versatile actor, can play a variety of characters.

Both your video's are great; but man do I love that She Wolf. I think I can use that in my Werewolf novella. Excellent inspiration.

.......dhole

Unknown said...

Darling, your figure will be up today. I can guarantee you that hundreds men from The Miniatures Page will be stampeding that post just to drool over him.

Melanie said...

First of all. Daniel Craig. I am in. Has he ever been in a bad movie? Perhaps, I just didn't notice it was bad because he was in it...oh I love him so...

Second. I am super interested to see what TNT does with Brendan Fraser - they really do have some excellent shows, and I would love to see him in something that didn't suck. He really can act, he just hasn't in a while. Not well anyway. He called into a local radio show once - there must have been something going on locally and he was promoting some movie that tanked. Anyhow, he the radio show wasn't expecting him to call and then he was talking all kinds of crazy. Anyway, that is my Brendan Fraser story.

Unknown said...

Legends sounds pretty good; I'll keep an eye out for that. Fraser's been kind of hit and miss with me so far, though.

Jamie

T.D. McFrost said...

Rebecca looks HOT! And I loved Mockingbird Lane! NBC needs to pick it up for an entire seeason, NOW!

I missed you Deez!

DEZMOND said...

Heh that's delightful, my dear :) I will pop over immediately :)

DEZMOND said...

'tis true, Debs

DEZMOND said...

hey, Sebastian, we do love Rebecca a lot :)

DEZMOND said...

it's her inner beauty that shines through and makes her stunning outside as well :)

Isn't SHE WOLF amazing? Especially when the rhythm starts pumping like crazy and everything starts jumping :) I love to exercise to that song :)

DEZMOND said...

I've seen Daniel only in GOLD COMPASS and that was a relatively bad one :) But I do refuse to watch James Bond with him :)

We do love us some Fraser... such a lovely person!

DEZMOND said...

hope he scores success with the new show, we do love him a lot

DEZMOND said...

missed you too, T.D.!
Fingers crossed for MOCKINGBIRD LANE!

Adam said...

I used to have a major crush on Rebecca

DEZMOND said...

can't blame you, Adam :)

Unknown said...

All these projects sound amazing. I loved Brendan in Crash. My fave is still The Mummy, though. :) By the way, I could stare at that HOT pic of Brendan all day. LOL

Clooney's new pic sounds interesting and with Cate, it should be stunning.

Elsie Amata said...

Rebecca Romijn is such a beauty. She has such a stunning quality about her that I love to watch on the big screen and on the small screen. I'm thrilled she is in a crime/drama series.

Unknown said...

I've had 272 of them come today and there will be many more over the next few days. These boys don't comment, but that's the norm for them. It is THE place to post in the world of mini painting and they love you!

DEZMOND said...

THE MUMMY still is one of the most delightful Hollywood films in history :)

DEZMOND said...

she is, I adore her, she totally seduced me with her acting talent and deep charisma with her first leading role in FEMME FATALE. And I loved her ever since.

DEZMOND said...

ah, if they only all came for me :) /noticethedeliberateambiguity/ :P

Jeremy [Retro] said...

cate is the the word beauty and will always be in my top ten...

i hold my head down in shame for the 1313 mokingbird lane was fun... now i would like a report on the Marilyn girl.

happy day to you!!

DEZMOND said...

yep, she and Zeta Jones are my top two :)

Who's Marilyn girl, Jerry?

Have a spooky Halloween and don't forget to come back a bit later on since I have some extreme eyecandy for the trick or treaters :)

Jeremy [Retro] said...

will do on the treats... marilyn munster from the new show... giddie up! zeta jones, maybe 15 years ago respectfully... i am a diane lane choice for the ten... i think you and i need to make a collaboration to this 10 list.

and it's jeremy... or j-man... never jerry. ;)

flixy said...

I'm not a huge George Clooney but that is quite a cast!! I haven't seen dear Cate in a while so I'm thrilled to see her in the cast. We miss her don't we Dezzy?

DEZMOND said...

yep, I have zero respect for Clooney too, he ruined so many films with his poor attempts in acting. Will never forgive him for ruining Cate Blanchett's GOOD GERMAN.
Yep, she starred in so many bad films recently and needs something big and good.

DEZMOND said...

got it, J-man :) Will call you that :)

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing.