Wednesday, May 4, 2016

CHARLIE HUNNAM TO LEAD 'PAPILLON' REMAKE? DAISY RIDLEY, NAOMI WATTS FOR 'OPHELIA' HAMLET REIMAGINED? EMILIA CLARKE, JACK HUSTON ARE 'ABOVE SUSPICION' FOR PHILLIP NOYCE

CHARLIE HUNNAM TO LEAD
'PAPILLON' MOVIE REMAKE?
It's all remakes and adaptations today, people, starting with news coming from 'Deadline' about Charlie Hunnam potentially taking the role of Steve McQueen in the remake of prison break drama PAPILLON! The original movie followed a man unjustly convicted of murder in 1930s France and condemned to life in a South American prison. He plots his escape, aided by a counterfeiter (originally played by Dustin Hoffman) who finances PAPILLON’s prison escapes in exchange for protection in prison. Hunnam has finished shooting KING ARTHUR: KNIGHTS OF THE ROUNDTABLE for Warner Bros. recently.

'ABOVE SUSPICION' CASTS
EMILIA CLARKE & JACK HUSTON
And yet another big screen adaptation will be a movie version of Joe Sharkey's ABOVE SUSPICION which will be directed by Phillip Noyce who already cast new Ben Hur Jack Huston and GAME OF THRONES Dragon Queen Emilia Clarke for the lead roles! As 'Deadline' writes today, it is a true story of a newly married FBI poster-boy assigned to an Appalachian mountain town in Kentucky. There he is drawn into an illicit affair with an impoverished local woman who becomes his star informant. She sees in him her means of escape; instead, it’s a ticket to disaster for both of them. This scandal shook the foundations of America's top law enforcement agency, ending in the first ever conviction of an FBI agent for murder.


'OPHELIA' S VERSION OF 
HAMLET TO STAR NAOMI WATTS OR DAISY RIDLEY?
Meanwhile, in the sea of the fresh adaptations of Shakespeare's plays (there's STILL STAR CROSSED, WILL and also FAMILY SHAKE- SPEARE), yet another one will be OPHELIA which, as 'Deadline' reports, is eyeing Naomi Watts and Daisy Ridley as potential stars. It is actually an adaptation of Lisa Klein's book which shows the story of Hamlet through the eyes of the doomed heroine who driven mad by Hamlet's behaviour and the death of her father drowns herself in the river.  Set in the 14th century but spoken in a contemporary voice, OPHELIA will put the titular character centre stage.

30 comments:

The Angry Lurker said...

Papillion is a strange remake?

DEZMOND said...

aren't all of them strange? :)

Mason Canyon said...

Seems like everything is a remake lately. Hope these do good.

Crystal Collier said...

I'm just not seeing how Ophelia can end up a keeper type move. I adore original Shakespeare, but to follow a tragic character? *shrugs* I suppose it worked for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.

Weaver said...

So many gorgeous people. Should be interesting anyway.

DEZMOND said...

it is either remakes, superheroes or STAR WARS these days

DEZMOND said...

maybe the book hides the answer? :)

DEZMOND said...

indeed

peter said...

I remember the Original Papillon movie as very good! Don't know if a remake can beat that! Is it so hard in these days to be Original? Don't they have any imagination anymore to create new movies?

Greetings
Peter

DEZMOND said...

Nope, they lost imagination long time ago!

Adam said...

Holy mother of dragons

DMS said...

Some interesting movies coming out. I didn't see the original Papillon- but it sounds intense. The version of Hamlet looks interesting.

Thanks for sharing.
~Jess

Theresa Mahoney said...

I'm not big on remakes, but mmmm Charlie... He stars in my dreams all the time and I never get sick of them ;)

Feral Turtle said...

I love Naomi Watts. She is such a good actress! Hunan might be nice to look at but his acting skills...IMHO.... leave a lot to be desired!

Unknown said...

Redoing Papillon? They must be nuts as those of us who know the original don't like the idea. Steve McQueen just can't be beat in that role.



Pat Tillett said...

I like Charlie Hunnam and this role could be a stretch, but I really hope he does well.
I might see OPHELIA, for no other reason than your use of the word "titular."

Jax said...

That sounds like a way different version of Hamlet. That's something I may rent after it comes out of theaters.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I remember going to and enjoying the original Papillon. I wonder who they'll cast in Dustin Hoffman's role?

Me said...

You always do find the best pictures of these actors ;)

DEZMOND said...

I knew you was gonna like her

DEZMOND said...

be welcome, Jess

DEZMOND said...

lots to dream of in that photo

DEZMOND said...

I liked her only in IMPOSSIBLE, in all other roles she irritated the hell out of me :) but agreed on Hunnam, he's a bad actor

DEZMOND said...

not that any remake has ever beaten its original :)

DEZMOND said...

why, thank you, Sir Pat :)

DEZMOND said...

hope it is not bad, not excited about those two blah actresses :)

DEZMOND said...

somebody equally talentless as Hunnam? :)

DEZMOND said...

for more than seven years now :)

Indah Nuria Savitri said...

Naomi Watts, please.. I really like her :)

DEZMOND said...

hope the movie won't disappoint you