Friday, May 31, 2013

CATE BLANCHETT IS "CAROL"! IS OLIVER WALKER THE LEAD STAR OF BBC FANTASY SHOW "ATLANTIS" WITH MARK ADDY, CIARAN GRIFFITHS & ROBERT EMMS? COOKING FOR MR PRESIDENT IN DELIGHTFUL "HAUTE CUISINE" COMEDY TRAILER!

  CATE BLANCHETT
IN 'CAROL'
I can't say I liked their previous work together (I'M NOT THERE is still officially the most monotonous and self- observed movie I have ever watched) but Cate Blanchett and director Todd Haynes will work together again: Blanchett and Mia Wasikowska will star in CAROL, a movie adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's novel THE PRICE OF SALT. It's a love story about pursuit, betrayal and passion that follows the burgeoning relationship between two very different women in 1950s New York. One, a girl in her twenties working in a department store who dreams of a more fulfilling life, and the other, a wife trapped in a loveless, moneyed marriage desperate to break free but fearful of losing her daughter in the process. According to "Deadline" the filming should start this Autumn!

  IS OLIVER WALKER LEAD IN
BBC 'ATLANTIS' EPIC SHOW? 
Ever since BBC has revealed their cast for the new fantasy show ATLANTIS, which will take over the primetime spot from MERLIN this Autumn, I've been puzzled as to who will play the lead role since BBC has been very mysterious not giving us any detail on the characters. It was recently announced that young British actor Oliver Walker has joined the already announced cast which includes  Mark Addy (Game of Thrones, probably playing Hercules), Juliet Stevenson (White Heat), Sarah Parish (Mistresses), Jemima Rooper (Lost In Austen, to play Medusa), Aiysha Hart (to play Ariadne), Jack Donnelly (Dancing On The Edge) and Robert Emms (War Horse, he will play Pythagoras, Greek philosopher and mathematician), Ciaran Griffiths (from SHAMELESS, to play a Greek archaeologist). I wonder if Oliver Walker is actually the lead actor who will play young Jason who arrives to the city of ATLANTIS: a mysterious ancient place; a world of bull leaping, of snake haired goddesses and of palaces so vast it was said they were built by giants. Maybe that is why they kept his name a secret before? He certainly has the breathtaking looks for the role! Jack Donnelly (MISFITS, DANCING ON THE EDGE) could also be the hidden lead and he was in the cast from the start! The shooting has already started earlier this April for one of the most expensive BBC productions to date!

 HAUTE CUISINE
 DELIGHTFUL COMEDY TRAILER
Our trailer for today comes from France: it is the first, and a delightful, one for French comedy HAUTE CUISINE which will be released in US cinemas August 16th!  Hortense Laborie (Catherine Frot), a renowned chef from Perigord, is astonished when the President of the Republic (Jean d'Ormesson) appoints her his personal cook, responsible for creating all his meals at the Elysée Palace. Despite jealous resentment from the other kitchen staff, Hortense quickly establishes herself, thanks to her indomitable spirit. The authenticity of her cooking soon seduces the President, but the corridors of power are littered with traps. The comedy is based on the extraordinary true story of President François Mitterand's private cook!

29 comments:

Schedler Vincent said...

Haute Cuisine
A very beautiful film that I advise to all, lots of humor and just the most beautiful, French cuisine ;)
Cheers .

DEZMOND said...

can't wait to watch it, Vincent, films with cooking have always been my favourite :)

Jeremy [Retro] said...

cate, your hat ways heavy on your soul... or chandelier...

DEZMOND said...

poor Catho, did sacrifice herself for fashion at that photo shoot :)

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

Good Gawd, did a pheasant die on the lovely Ms. Blanchett's head????

Sherry Ellis said...

I hope Carol is better than I'm Not There. Blanchett is a really good actor.

Scarlet said...

A delightful trailer, I must show it to my son, who is a chef in training, and will be enrolling in a chef school this Sept. ~ Thanks for all the updates Dezzy ~

DEZMOND said...

something certainly did....

DEZMOND said...

she's the best living actress beside Meryl Streep :)

DEZMOND said...

oh, that's lovely, Grace, since I cook and bake myself I love cooking films above all

Sandra Cox said...

Aren't those some pics of Kate Blanch.
Fun trailer:) Thanks for sharing.

Lynda R Young as Elle Cardy said...

Those pics of Cate are strange, but I like them--especially her neck. That's a very Nefertiti neck.

Blue Grumpster said...

Cate's wearing her bootcamp outfit. And of course you've got the pictures to prove it...

DWei said...

I hope a Gordon Ramsay look-a-like appears in Haute Cuisine. :P

The Angry Lurker said...

I'm always fascinated by a kitchen/chef movie as it takes me back to my chef days.....the horror!!!!!!!!

DEZMOND said...

we do love her fashion photos, sometimes :)

DEZMOND said...

isn't that armour in the first pic simply stunning, notice the craftsmanship on the skirt and on her arms.

DEZMOND said...

I always have pics to prove things..... be afraid, be very afraid :P

DEZMOND said...

oh, no Damien, I can't stand that horrid brute.... so pompous and mean

DEZMOND said...

you worked as a chef, Fran? How very interesting, tell us more!

Elsie Amata said...

I bet you could give any chef a run for their money, Dezzy! I'm glad you told us what the movie what about, the trailer didn't tell us much but it sure did show us lots of yummy stuff!!

DEZMOND said...

don't think I would, Elsie. I know how to bake and stuff but I'm no chef :) They're scientists and I look upon cooking from a more creative side.

Unknown said...

Hi Dezzy - Haute Cuisine sounds and looks fun. =)

DEZMOND said...

agreed, it will be a delight to watch!

Blue Grumpster said...

You're making me tremble... Wait! Don't even go there! ;)

DEZMOND said...

I've already been there :P I'm always a few steps ahead of you.... lurking around with my camera even when you slee.... well... snore :)

Unknown said...

Wasn't much on I'm Not There, either. Cate looks amazing in those pics, though and I can't wait to see her new project.

DEZMOND said...

I love that VOGUE photo shoot too!

Blue Grumpster said...

Thank you for reminding me it's Me and My Couch. A great movie.