Friday, May 10, 2019

GUY PEARCE, ANDY SERKIS, JOE ALWYN, RUTGER HAUER TO LEAD BBC & FX MINI SERIES A CHRISTMAS CAROL! LISTEN TO ZAYN'S A WHOLE NEW WORLD FOR DISNEY'S LIVE ACTION ALADDIN

   BBC'S 'A CHRISTMAS CAROL'
PUTS GUY PEARCE IN THE LEAD
After Dickensian, BBC has a plan of turning other of Dickens' works into series and the first one will be A CHRISTMAS CAROL which will air this Christmas with Guy Pearce taking the lead role of Ebenezer Scrooge in the
The first look at Guy Pearce as Ebenezer Scrooge!
series which will also air on FX in USA. The 3 part special is a unique and original take on the Charles Dickens’ iconic ghost story by Steven Knight (Taboo, Peaky Blinders) and a haunting, hallucinatory, spine-tingling immersion into Scrooge’s dark night of the soul.

  THE REST OF THE CAST
has also been announced and it will include: Andy Serkis as Ghost of Christmas Past; Stephen Graham as Jacob Marley; Charlotte Riley (who happens to be the producers wife, talk about nepotism) as Lottie; Joe Alwyn
Stephen Graham and Joe Alwyn have joined the cast as well
as Bob Cratchit; Vinette Robinson as Mary Cratchit; Rutger Hauer as the Ghost of Christmas Future; Kayvan Novak as Ali Baba and Lenny Rush as Tim Cratchit. Tom Hardy and Ridley Scott are producing.

   ZAYN'S A WHOLE NEW WORLD
IS HERE FROM DISNEY'S ALADDIN
Aladdin is ready to fly into cinemas May 24th
And here it is: the latest rendition of timeless classic A Whole New World set as the end title for Disney's live action ALADDIN which flies into theatres this month. It is performed by surprisingly good Zayn and awfully mismatched vocals from a singer called Zhavia Ward (I've never heard of her, but her singing sounds ghastly bad in the song, even offensively disrespectful to the genre, but that's a millennial for you, sadly)! Beside new versions of the old songs, the soundtrack will have a new song as well. Will Smith and DJ Khaled will cover classic Oscar nominated song Friend Like Me. New song Speechless is performed by
The movie is a live action version of the animated hit
Princess Jasmine herself. 

LIVE ACTION ALADDIN  
directed by Guy Ritchie, is written by John August and Ritchie based on Disney’s classic animated adventure. The film stars Will Smith as the larger than life Genie; Mena Massoud as the charming scoundrel Aladdin; Naomi Scott  as Jasmine, the beautiful, self determined princess; Marwan Kenzari as Jafar, the powerful sorcerer; Navid Negahban as the Sultan concerned with his daughter’s future; Nasim Pedrad as Dalia, Princess Jasmine’s free spirited best friend and confidante;
Mena Massoud is Aladdin in the live action remake
Billy Magnussen as the handsome and arrogant suitor Prince Anders; and Numan Acar as Hakim, Jafar’s right-hand man and captain of the palace guards. Read more in our spotlight on the movie!

12 comments:

DUTA said...

Plenty of time till Christmas...
I don't know enough about Christmas and caroling; so, I wonder how this dark, ghost story A Christmas Carol, helps a modern audience get into the spirit of Christmas holiday without spoiling festivity and good mood.

DEZMOND said...

It sends the message of being generous and not stingy like Ebenezer especially in the season of Christmas when you should share what you have with others.

DUTA said...

Indeed, a carol is in fact a sort of 'teaching' device.

Theresa Mahoney said...

You’ve made Jason’s day with the Christmas Carol news.

Oh my, that girl was ghastly! She sings way too low for the part. Just horrible. Love Zane and think his part was done beautifully, but poor guy is looking awful thin. Hope he’s okay!

DEZMOND said...

In this case definitely.

DEZMOND said...

I was thinking of him when I wrote the news :)
She sings like she in a ghetto not in a musical, hideous.

DRC said...

Rutger Hauer?? Haven't seen him in a while...

DEZMOND said...

Oooh, he starred recently in the first season of Last Kingdom epic series, he played a Viking sorcerer, methinks.

Blue Grumpster said...

I hate this movie more than The Last Jedi. Wait, they are both Disney movies... What is happening?

DEZMOND said...

Disney has become the dark force of universe

Blue Grumpster said...

Ruining their own classics... Who'd do such a thing?

DEZMOND said...

Moneythirsty bastards.