Wednesday, August 31, 2011

ANNE HATHAWAY TO JOIN HUGH JACKMAN IN "LES MISERABLES"? 1ST PICS FROM JUDI DENCH'S "THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL"! DOMINIC COOPER IS MR.DARCY IN "PRIDE & PREJUDICE & ZOMBIES"!

 If we can believe the new buzz from Hollywood, Anne Hathaway could join the new movie (and musical) adaptation of
famous LES MISERABLES by Victor Hugo. As you remember Hugh Jackman has signed on to play a prisoner named Jean Valjean, who is on the run from a policeman named Javert during the French Revolution. There were rumors before that Paul Bettany or Russell Crowe could take the role of Javert, while Anne Hathaway could be the female lead Fantine. As HOLLYWOOD SPY has informed you before, the director of the film will be Tom Hooper, whom we loved as the director of THE KING'S SPEECH and the famous ELIZABETH 1 mini series with Helen Mirren.
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According to latest gossips the main villain in CAPTAIN AMERICA 2 could be MODOK, a man whose head grew so large for his body that he can only get around in an exoskeleton and armed hoverchair.
The interesting thing is that the screenwriters would like to see Peter Dinklage (who wasn't very convincing in GAME OF THRONES) to take the role. The producers currently don't like the idea. According to "ScreenRant" PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES has signed on it's Mr. Darcy, and it will be young Dominic Cooper.  The film in which Elizabeth Bennet has to fight against zombies beside fighting with pride and prejudices, will be directed by Craig Gillespie (FRIGHT NIGHT) but it still doesn't have the lead actress since Emma Stone, Mila Kunis and Scarlett Johansson have all refused the role. 

First pics from one of my most anticipated upcoming films THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL have appeared around the net today. With an incredible cast including living legends Judi
Dench, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson
and Tom Nighy, and young Dev Patel, this wonderfully charming film will follow a group of older people who are tricked into becoming members of
an exotic and luxurious retirement home in India, but when they come there the place seems to be something totally else. The film is directed by brilliant John Madden and should hit cinemas next Spring.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

HOLLYWOOD SPY'S BEST SUMMER 2011 SUPER HERO IS THOR FOLLOWED BY CAPTAIN AMERICA AND PRIEST. NEW POLL: BEST SCOTTISH ACTOR!

 Hollywood Spy's THE BEST SUMMER 2011 HERO is over and you voted The Mighty Thor for the winner with 25% of votes,
leaving Captain America in the second place (19%) and Priest in the third with 18% of your votes.They were followed by Magneto (14%) and Conan (12%)

 THE MIGHTY THOR
Even though there were a lot of doubtful people, THOR did sweep the box office charts earlier this summer gaining critical acclaim as well. The story of the powerful but arrogant warrior Thor who is cast out of the fantastic realm of Asgard and sent to live amongst humans on Earth, where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders,  marvelously directed by Kenneth Branagh and wonderfully portrayed by super charismatic Chris Hemsworth, has earned more than half a billion dollars so far. THOR will not only appear in THE AVENGERS in 2012 but will also get its sequel in the upcoming years.
FROM ZERO TO HERO: CAPTAIN AMERICA
Another super hero flick which managed to gain both good reviews and lots of money at the box office this summer was CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER. The film has grossed around $170 million so far in the US cinemas and will also get its sequel somewhere in the future which will probably see the main hero in the modern setting. The main hero Steve Rogers, who after being deemed unfit for military service, volunteers for a top secret research project that turns him into Captain America, a superhero dedicated to defending America's ideals, was brilliantly portrayed by magnetic and deeply appealing Chris Evans who will also appear in THE AVENGERS as Captain America next year.

PRIEST: CHURCH IS NOT GOD
Although it didn't go too well at the US box office, PRIEST did give us an interesting, visually magnificent, wonderfully acted
and stunningly depicted view of a futuristic post-apocalyptic alternate world ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires, at the same time giving us a true and realistic criticism of the corruptness and evilness of the Vatican church. As always, Paul Bettany was great and charismatic as a legendary Warrior Priest who breaks his sacred vows to venture out on a quest to find his niece abducted by a murderous pack of vampires. Beside Bettany the film featured a stunning cast including Karl Urban, Stephen Moyer, Cam Gigandet and Christopher Plummer.
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Now, let us move to a series of polls in which we will be choosing best Welsh, Scottish and Irish actors, but first will be the poll
choosing THE BEST SCOTTISH ACTOR. The competitors are: Dougray Scott (MISSION IMPOSSIBLE, ENIGMA), Gerard Butler (300, MACHINE GUN PREACHER), James McAvoy (ATONEMENT, NARNIA), Ewan McGregor (MOULIN ROUGE, TRAIN SPOTTING), Kevin McKidd (ROME), John Hannah (SPARTACUS BLOOD AND SAND) and Robert Carlyle ( 28 WEEKS LATER,THE FULL MONTY). You can vote on next two weeks.

FIRST TEASER FOR "THE HUNGER GAMES"!DOLPH LUNDGREN IN "IN THE NAME OF THE KING 2"! MARISA MILLER JOINS RYAN REYNOLDS AND KEVIN BACON IN "R.I.P.D."

After Brooklyn Decker scored a role in BATTLESHIP and Rosie Huntington Whiteley did her gig in TRANSFORMERS, another seductive top model to hit the cinema world is Marisa Miller who will join Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Bacon, Jeff Bridges and Mary Louise Parker in R.I.P.D. as  Jeff Bridges’ undead cop’s human avatar, in this story about the Rest In Peace Department in which all the cops are actually dead but still very active on their duty :) This adaptation of the popular comic book should premiere sometime next year. ___________________________________________________
It is quite possible that I'm the only one in the world who actually kinda liked IN THE NAME OF THE KING: DUNGEON SIEGE with always enjoyable Jason Statham, but although it flopped big
time, the film is getting a sequel. As "Beyond Hollywood" reports, director Uwe Boll is helming the sequel which is ready to premiere sometime this winter and will now have Dolph Lundgren in the story which will follow an ex-Special Forces soldier who gets thrown back into medieval times in order to fulfill an ancient prophecy but he ends up finding redemption for his own battlefield experiences as well. The cast will also include gorgeous Natassia Malthe who often appears in these kinds of films.
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First teaser for THE HUNGER GAMES was aired last night at
MTV awards and it provoked an avalanche of really bad comments and reactions all around the Net. It's a teaser so it doesn't show much, but what IS seen looks extremely cheep and bad. But there is still time for a real trailer since the film should premiere only next March. As you know, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson the movie adaptation of the popular book depicts a brutal and strange futuristic world in which  teenagers are forced to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

Monday, August 29, 2011

RYAN REYNOLDS & SANDRA BULLOCK IN "AND THEN THERE'S GORDON"! ZOE SALDANA IS HALF ANGEL IN "DOMINION"! FIRST TRAILER FOR JOHNNY DEPP'S "THE RUM DIARY"

Continuing her girl power principle in choosing roles, seductive Zoe Saldana, whom you've seen in STAR TREK, in AVATAR and currently in COLOMBIANA, will take the lead role in Paramount's new action movie DOMINION according to "The Hollywood Reporter". Not much is known about the movie except that it will be a supernatural action film in which Zoe Saldana will play a woman who is  half-human and half-angel. Interesting enough. The film will be produced by the producers of Gerard Butler's MACHINE GUN PREACHER.

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After starring together in THE PROPOSAL, two good friends Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock will work together again. They will lend their voices in the new animated series AND THEN THERE'S WAS GORDON on Fox. The story, which is
partially written by Reynolds himself, will revolve around an average child who is surrounded by his brilliant child prodigy siblings and their eccentric mother. According to "Deadline" Sandra will lend her voice to the mother. A new one in the avalanche of remakes is the remake of FLATLINERS, the sf film from the 90's starring Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts and Kevin Bacon, which followed medical students who conduct experiments with near-death experiences to see if there is life after death after which they started re-living traumatic childhood experiences. Super talented Ben Ripley (SOURCE CODE) will write the script.

One of the trailers which premiered this weekend was the one for Johnny Depp's new comedy THE RUM DIARY. I personally
didn't like the trailer, but I know lots of you love everything Depp does so you might like this one as well :) Ready to hit cinemas this October and also starring Aaron Echhart, Amber Heard and Giovanni Ribisi, the film follows Paul Kemp, a freelance journalist who finds himself at a critical turning point in his life while writing for a run-down newspaper in the Caribbean. Paul is challenged on many levels as he tries to carve out a more secure niche for himself amidst a group of lost souls all bent on self-destruction.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

HOLLYWOOD SPY SPOTLIGHTS: NBC'S HOT NEW SHOW "PLAYBOY CLUB" WITH EDDIE CIBRIAN, JENNA DEWAN AND AMBER HEARD!

 One of the new shows which will premiere this Autumn on TV is NBC's PLAYBOY CLUB, which will be set in the 60's similarly
to MAD MEN and to ABC's new show PAN AM. Filled with dashing gents and gorgeous bunnies, the show will bring intrigue, glamour and the 60's style back to TV.

PLAYBOY STORY
A provocative new drama  PLAYBOY CLUB, will be set in the early '60s, where legendary Playboy Club in Chicago is the door to all of your fantasies, and the key is the most sought-after status symbol of its kind.
Inside the seductive world of the bunny, the epitome of beauty and service, the clientele rubs shoulders with the decade's biggest
mobsters, politicos and entertainers. Nick Dalton (Eddie Cibrian) is one of the city's top attorneys and the ultimate playboy, rubbing elbows with everyone in the city's power structure. With mysterious ties to the mob, Nick comes to the aid of Maureen (Amber Heard), the stunning and innocent new bunny who accidentally kills the leader of the Bianchi crime family. Dating Nick is Carol-Lynne (Laura Benanti), a bombshell and established star at the club who knows her days as a bunny are numbered and finds herself continually at odds with Billy (David Krumholtz), the
club's general manager. Adding to the charm of the Playboy club Jenna Dewan will play one of the bunnies as well - Janie, the carefree life of the party who is dating Max (Wes Ramsey), an overly protective bartender.

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Academy Award-winning executive producer Brian Grazer (A BEAUTIFUL MIND) is the mastermind of the new show.
It's interesting that two of the cast members have celebrity spouses - Jenna Dewan is Channing Tatum's wife, and Eddie Cibrian is married to lovely country star LeAnn Rimmes, while gorgeous Amber Heard is an open lesbian. The pilot of the show was directed by Alan Taylor who also worked on MAD MEN and THE SOPRANOS. The first name for the series was BUNNY TALES.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

OLIVIA WILDE & OLGA KURYLENKO TO JOIN TOM CRUISE IN SF EPIC "HORIZONS". TRAILER FOR FOX'S CANCELED SHOW "LOCKE & KEY"! "GHOSTBUSTERS 3" READY TO SHOOT NEXT SPRING!

According to "MovieWeb" new sf epic HORIZONS (they changed the title from OBLIVION) in which Tom Cruise will star as Jack, a
man who lives in the clouds above Earth and heads to its surface to repair drones that essentially keep the planet safe from an alien race that has all but wiped out humanity, is now trying to find its lead actress. According to latest gossips competing for the role of the girl whom Jack will find on the surface are Olivia Wilde, Olga Kurylenko (click for the naughtier pic) and Jessica Chastain (who is suddenly appearing in lots of films THE HELP, THE DEBT, CORIOLANUS, THE TREE OF LIFE... but I'm not sure why since she's rather unappealing and cold). The film is directed by TRON:LEGACY's Joseph Kosinski.

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Following the trend of "each new day brings a new remake or a revival of the old classic" is GHOSTBUSTERS III which is ready to start shooting next Spring with Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Anna Faris
and possibly Bill Murray as well. Although it will have the old actors as well, the story will have them hand the equipment and the franchise down to a new generation of Ghostbusters. Well this is a project that suddenly got interesting to me: Olivia Wilde and Sam Rockwell have replaced rather uncharismatic Jennifer Garner and Jeremy Renner in BETTER LIVING THROUGH CHEMISTRY which also has Judi Dench in the cast. The story follows a pharmacist, stuck in a dead-end marriage, who starts an affair with a trophy wife but when he introduces her to prescription drugs, things spiral out of control as they hatch a plot to kill her husband.

Something that appeared all around the net yesterday is the trailer for LOCKE & KEY, the show which Fox didn't greenlit even though the pilot episode looks more than interesting. Maybe it will
find another broadcaster? With a rather interesting cast including gorgeous Sarah Bolger from THE TUDORS, gorgeous pop star Jesse McCartney and LOTR star Miranda Otto, the story follows a family which moves into Keyhouse, a New England mansion with fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them. The building is also home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open the most terrible door of them all. Check out the creepy and interesting trailer and tell me what you think.

Friday, August 26, 2011

GERARD BUTLER & KATHERINE HEIGL IN "ROMANCING THE STONE" REBOOT? CHRISTIAN BALE IN "A STAR IS BORN" WITH BEYONCE? ADAM SANDLER IS BOTH "JACK AND JILL" IN THE NEW COMEDY TRAILER

Now, as you know, your Hollywood Spy loves romcoms and you just have to deal with it :) But what I also love are romantic adventures like the MUMMY or ROMANCING THE STONE. As you remember I've
mentioned a couple of times that the later one is getting a remake. The famous classic from the 80's followed a mousy romance novelist who goes to the jungles of Colombia to exchange a treasure map for her kidnapped sister but there she meets an irreverent soldier-of-fortune who helps helps her in her mission and then brings her back to civilization. Now, here's the great news: as "MovieWeb" reports, Gerard Butler could take Michael Douglas' original role, while Kathleen Turner's role could now go to Katherine Heigl. As you recall, two of them already had  great chemistry in THE UGLY TRUTH film.

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One of the projects that ultra talented Christian Bale could take on after he finishes that horrid dark saga (you know which I have in mind) is, believe it or not, the remake of A STAR IS BORN in
which, if he accepts the role, he would star alongside divalicious Beyonce in the musical about a young singer who seeks the help from an older rock star. The remake is, again believe it or not, being directed by Clint Eastwood. Super charming comedian Rob Corddry has joined gorgeous young people Teresa Palmer and Nicholas Hoult in WARM BODIES which follows an existentially tormented zombie who falls for the girlfriend of one of his victims and decides to protect her from his brain-eating brethren as he begins to reconnect with his dormant humanity.

I don't have any other trailer to show you today, but the latest one for Adam Sandler's hilarious new comedy JACK AND JILL which premieres this November. You will also see Al Pacino, Katie Holmes and Shaquille O'Neal, in the story about Jack Sadelstein, a successful advertising executive in Los Angeles with
a beautiful wife and kids, who dreads one event each year: the Thanksgiving visit of his identical twin sister Jill. Jill’s neediness and passive-aggressiveness is maddening to Jack, turning his normally tranquil life upside down. Now, what's so special about the whole film? Adam Sandler plays both Jack and Jill in he movie :)

Thursday, August 25, 2011

KATE BECKINSALE, MILLA JOVOVICH & SOFIA VERGARA IN "DANGER GIRL"! NEW TRAILER FOR "FOOTLOSE" REMAKE! "THE GREAT WALL" FILM ABOUT THE CHINESE LANDMARK

Just a few days ago I made a parallel between Kate Beckinsale and Milla Jovovich (both have just one semi-successful action franchise and both are married to directors) and here they are today in the same project: the two of them will be joined by stunning Sofia Vergara in the movie adaptation of the famous comic book series DANGER GIRL in which a beautiful adventuress joins forces with an all-female spy agency as they race around the world to recover a trio of powerful relics. This adventure, following elite female spies, should hit cinemas sometime next year. I'm sure the boys will be intrigued by the spicy cast :)

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Well, if you thought vampires will leave us alone, they won't, it
seems we can't even escape into jungle to avoid them: according to "MovieWeb" Millennium is preparing an untitled film which will center on a team of mercenaries whose search for a missing person in the jungles of Cambodia becomes a descent into the heart of darkness as they confront the dark force of a vampire. According to "Variety" Edward Zwick is ready to direct THE GREAT WALL, a story written by WORLD WAR Z scribe, which will try to explain why did the Chinese really decide to build the massive structure of the Great Wall.

Check out a new trailer for the remake of famous FOOTLOSE which premieres this October following Ren MacCormack (Kenny
Wormald
) who is transplanted from Boston to the small southern town of Bomont where he experiences a heavy dose of culture shock. A few years prior, the community was rocked by a tragic accident that killed five teenagers after a night out and Bomont's local councilmen and the beloved Reverend Shaw Moore (Dennis Quaid) responded by implementing ordinances that prohibit loud music and dancing. Not one to bow to the status quo, Ren challenges the ban, revitalizing the town and falling in love with the minister's troubled daughter Ariel (Julianne Hough) in the process.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

1ST TRAILER FOR MICHELLE YEOH'S "THE LADY"! DJIMON HOUNSOU IS ANGEL OF DEATH IN "PARADISE LOST"! CALEB LANDRY JONES IN "BYZANTIUM". ABC TO MAKE "JEKYLL & HYDE" SHOW

After his bad directorial work on THE BORGIAS (which basically became a nice show after he left its helm), Neil Jordan is going back to his vampires (he did INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE)
and is, as I reported before, preparing a horror tale BYZANTIUM. As you remember Gemma Arterton and Saoirse Ronan will play a mother and a daughter, both vampires who hunt for their victims together, but now they have the male lead: Caleb Landry Jones will play a teenager dying from leukemia whose struggle with mortality affects the mother daughter vampire duo, and in effect, the daughter, trapped forever in the body of a teenager, begins to question her own immortality. You've seen charming Caleb as Banshee this summer in X-MEN:FIRST CLASS.

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The director of Disney's famous UP, Bob Peterson, is helming a new animated film which will be set in the modern world in which dinosaurs have never actually gone extinct. The untitled film will premiere in 2013. ABC, the channel which will probably have the
best Fall season this year with great new shows is also preparing JEKYLL & HYDE TV series, according to "The Hollywood Reporter". Based on the famous horror tale, it will follow a doctor who begins experiencing bizarre side effects from an experimental eye treatment that greatly alters his personality. When he falls asleep, he becomes the opposite of his anti-social self, a fearless daredevil that can confront anything. A new face to join Bradley Cooper as Lucifer and Benjamin Walker as archangel Michael in huge epic PARADISE LOST is Djimon Hounsou who will play Abdiel, the angel of death.

Today's trailer of the day is the first one for political drama THE LADY in which amazing Michelle Yeoh portrays Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize winner and pro-democracy icon who led the opposition against the Burmese military junta that arrested her in 1989, and spent 15 years of the last 21 years under house arrest.
The film will also depict her personal struggles since she had to choose whether to lead the political battle or to fight her husband's (always amazing David Thewlis) cancer battle. The film, which premieres later this year, is directed by famous French director Luc Besson (THE BIG BLUE, THE FIFTH ELEMENT).

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

NEW WILD WEST SHOW "GATEWAY"! MARY LOUISE PARKER & RYAN REYNOLDS IN "R.I.P.D"! DAVID ALPAY IS ITALIAN PRINCE IN "BORGIAS"! NEW "VIKING" EPIC! "DARKFEVER" FANTASY SAGA GETS A FILM!

As "Variety" reports, WEEDS star Mary Louise Parker has joined the movie adaptation of graphic novel R.I.P.D. which follows
an unusual police unit comprised of cops killed in the line of duty which is why it is called the Rest in Peace Department. Mary Louise Parker will play the head of R.I.P.D. while Ryan Reynolds will appear as a new policeman in the team whom she has to introduce with his new colleagues. Other stars who will play the older dead cops in this adaptation of Peter M. Lenkov's story are Jeff Bridges and Kevin Bacon. The film premieres in 2013.

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The second season of Showtime's BORGIAS is ready to shoot and one of the new members in the cast lead by Jeremy Irons and David Oakes is David Alpay who has landed a major
recurring role in the show, and he will play an Italian prince Calvino who becomes a suitor for Holliday Grainger's Lucrezia. You probably remember Alpay from his short role in THE TUDORS. Talented writer Bruce McKenna, who wrote BAND OF BROTHERS and THE PACIFIC, is currently working on TNT's new Wild West drama GATEWAY which will follow three brothers who must maintain justice when their sheriff father is murdered by a local villain. As I wrote earlier, this will not be the only Wild West show on TV since AMC has produced HELL ON WHEELS with Anson Mount in the lead role.

You know how I love me a good Viking epic, and it seems that beside Alexander Skarsgard's THE VANGUARD, which I've
mentioned recently, we shall get another Scandinavian epic. Titled VIKING,  this Universal's new project will follow a group of savage Norsemen who've collected Irish slaves to trade in Iceland. According to "THR" the film be a mix of BRAVEHEART and APOCALYPTO. According to "Variety", DreamWorks will make a film adaptation out of Karen Marie Moning's fantasy saga DARKFEVER about a woman who falls into a fantastical world filled with ancient magic and mythical creatures where she is tasked with finding a book
that could save both the real world and this new land she has come to inhabit. As far as I got it, the book features a bunch of extremely hot characters, like the one from the image above.

Monday, August 22, 2011

TV MONDAY: NEW "SINBAD" SHOW! LOVELY CHARACTER POSTERS FOR ABC'S FANTASY SHOW "ONCE UPON A TIME"! FLY WITH "PAN AM" THIS FALL ON ABC!

In the sea of new shows which will come to American channels this Autumn, here's one from the other side of the ocean: British Sky One is preparing a new adventure show based on the famous
enchanting legend of SINBAD. The 13 episode series will have young newcomer Elliot Knight in the lead role in the story which will  follow famous Sinbad as he flees his home and ends up being cast out to sea. After a magical storm, Sinbad teams up with his ship-mates and goes on a voyage of discovery. Naveen Andrews, whom you remember as Sayid from LOST will play  Sinbad's enemy Lord Akbari, while two established actors Sophie Okonedo and Timothy Spall will have guest star roles in the show too. Shooting over in Malta, the show should premiere next year.
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 Today, you can also check out four beautiful posters which are announcing the first season of ABC's wonderful new show ONCE UPON A TIME which centers on a woman with a troubled past who is drawn into a small town in Maine where the magic
and mystery of Fairy Tales just may be real. As you remember from HOLLYWOOD SPY's spotlight of the show, the rich ensemble of
characters features a Snow White, an Evil Queen, a prince charming and many others with the cast that includes Jennifer Morrison, Josh Dallas, Jamie Dornan, Ginnifer Goodwin and Robert Carlyle.
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One of the shows which will continue the trend of shows being set in the 60's is ABC's glamorous and visually beautiful new show PAN AM
which will follow the pilots and flight attendants who once made Pan Am the most glamorous way to fly. Starring two film stars Christina Ricci and Mike Vogel, the show, which premieres September 25th, will also have ER's Goran Visnjic, who will play an immigrant from Yugoslavia, as a guest star. Christina Ricci, who moved from cinema to TV in this Fall's new trend of having movie stars as TV leads (Patrick Wilson, Ashley Judd, Sam Neill, James Caviezel will all have their own shows), has said that she enjoyed playing a flight attendant because she thinks that they had more freedom than most women of the era.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

HOLLYWOOD SPY'S GUIDE THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2011 FILMS! MACHINE GUN PREACHER, ABDUCTION, DOLPHIN'S TALE, WHAT'S YOUR NUMBER, CONTAGION, STRAW DOGS, COLOMBIANA ...

I'm sure you've noticed that the summer is almost over and September is here with new school and work season. So, what shall we watch in the rare moments of relaxation between two working weeks? Check it
out in HOLLYWOOD SPY'S GUIDE THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2011 FILMS! Hope you'll find something to suit your taste.
MACHINE GUN PREACHER
 This is probably the most awaited film this September, Gerard Butler's attempt to possibly get an Oscar, which tells the true story of an ex-biker and gang member who makes the life-changing decision to go to East Africa to help repair homes destroyed by civil war and gets outraged by the unspeakable horrors faced by the region’s vulnerable populace, especially the children. Ignoring the warnings of more experienced aide workers, he breaks ground for an orphanage where it’s most needed—in the middle of territory controlled by the brutal Lord’s Resistance Army, a renegade militia that forces youngsters to become soldiers before they even reach their teens. Determined to save as many as possible, he also leads armed missions deep into enemy territory to retrieve kidnapped children, restoring peace to their lives and eventually his own.

TAYLOR LAUTNER'S AB(S)DUCTION
Coming out September 23rd, is a sf film ABDUCTION, which is kinda a vehicle for young star Taylor Lautner who wants to
become an action star (and he has chiseled abs to prove his ready for it).  With the cast which also includes another teen star Lily Collins (SNOW WHITE) and some older actors Jason Isaacs, Sigourney Weaver, always weak Maria Bello and Alfred Molina, this thriller centers on a young man who sets out to uncover the truth about his life after finding his baby photo on a missing persons website. Feeling disconnected from his parents he will try to figure out the truth in a quest which will unleash a chain of violent events. Click for the trailer.

WANT CHRIS EVANS' NUMBER?
Since September will be mostly filled with dark action films and grim horrors, I'm sure you might need a relaxation in the form
of a charming new romantic comedy? And WHAT'S YOUR NUMBER, which hits cinemas on September 30th has a rather adorable and cute cast lead by mega gorgeous people Anna Faris, Chris Evans, Chris Pratt, Mike Vogel, David Annable and Zachary Quinto. The story centers on a woman who treks through her sexual past to find Mr. Right, exploring the idea of sexual quotas and whether such numbers matter. She basically looks back at the past twenty men she's had relationships with in her life and wonders if one of them might be her one true love. Click for the trailer.

INSPIRING DOLPHIN TALE
Probably the most positive film to premiere this September (on the 16th) is a heartwarming drama DOLPHIN TALE which,
inspired by a true story, follows the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap. It will take the expertise of a dedicated marine biologist, the ingenuity of a brilliant prosthetics doctor, and the unwavering devotion of a young boy to bring about a groundbreaking miracle—a miracle that might not only save the dolphin but could also help scores of people around the world. The brilliant cast includes Ashley Judd, Harry Connick Jr, Morgan Freeman and young Nathan Gamble. The story of this dolphin is still a huge inspiration to both able and disabled who have been touched by her remarkable recovery and rehabilitation. Click for the trailer.

DON'T TOUCH ANYONE!
Premiering September 9th is Steven Soderbergh's extremely expensive viral thriller CONTAGION which follows the rapid progress of a lethal airborne virus that kills within days. As the fast-moving epidemic grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself. At the same time, ordinary people struggle to survive in a society coming apart. Stellar cast includes Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Gwyneth Paltrow and Marion Cotillard. Click for the trailer.

EVERYONE HAS A BREAKING POINT
One of the films you liked a lot back when I played you the rather
scary and exciting trailer is the remake of famous STRAW DOGS which follows the idea that everybody has a breaking point. James Marsden plays an L.A. screenwriter who relocates with his wife (Kate Bosworth) to her hometown in the deep South. There, while tensions build between them, a brewing conflict with locals becomes a threat to them both. The cast also includes amazing Alexander Skarsgard, Dominic Purcell, Anson Mount and James Woods.

VENGEANCE IS DIRTY
Action fans will surely be satisfied with a female action hero in COLOMBIANA, a thrilling action packed  movie in which STAR TREK's and AVATAR's Zoe Saldana, joined by two charming gents Michael Vartan and Callum Blue, plays a girl named Cataleya who, after witnessing her parents being murdered by the mob as a 10-year-old kid, sets off on a 15-year journey for revenge that takes
her across the world. Click for the trailer. And if that isn't enough of girl power for you, the same month will also bring us CITIZEN JANE in which Michelle Rodriguez plays Charlotte Foster Jane, a lethal assassin hell bent on avenging the murder of her parents in the guns blazing, action packed retelling of Orson Welles 1941 classic CITIZEN KANE. Click for the trailer.

MAY THE BEST MAN LIVE
But if you still prefer boys doing all the action you will probably
prefer KILLER ELITE which premieres on September 23rd. This dynamic action movie revolves around a retired member of Britain's Elite Special Air Service (Jason Statham) who is forced into action after his mentor (Robert De Niro) is taken captive. His mission is to kill three assassins dispatched by their cunning leader (Clive Owen). This irresistibly manly cast also includes Dominic Purcell. Click for the trailer.

SEPTEMBER TIDBITS
September should also bring some other films to cinemas which I've already mentioned before, or which still don't have trailers and
posters: I DON'T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT with Sarah Jessica Parker, Greg Kinnear and Pierce Brosnan (trailer), MACHINE GUN PREACHER with Gerard Butler, RESTLESS with young Henry Hopper and Mia Wasikowska (trailer), WARRIOR with Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton (trailer), APOLLO 18 bringing the actual and shocking footage which the astronauts captured on the famous space mission. While NASA denies its authenticity, others say it’s the real reason we’ve never gone back to the moon.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

MICHAEL FASSBENDER TAKES "PRISONERS"! 1ST TRAILER FOR KATE WINSLET'S & JODI FOSTER'S "CARNAGE"! JOE MANGANIELLO NEW STRIPPER IN "MAGIC MIKE"

According to "MovieWeb" another hunk that my ladies love, Michael Fassbender, who is getting more and more roles after his success in X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, will take the lead role in PRISONERS, which is actually a great piece of news since he will replace that DiCaprio guy. Ready to hit theaters in 2012 this thriller revolves around a desperate father who turns vigilante and abducts the man he suspects is behind the disappearance of his eight year old daughter and her best friend, after cops fail to find the little girls and release the suspect.

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You didn't think that Steven Soderbergh will stop at four mega hunks, Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew Bomer and Matthew McConaughey in his cast for MAGIC MIKE, now did you? Well, the fifth hunk who will strip naked in the film
about Channing Tatum's early stripper days is Joe Manganiello that dashing werewolf from TRUE BLOOD . These are good news: TLC has canceled two of its prime shows KATE PLUS 8 and LA INK. I admit I love a lot of TLC shows but they often promote some really wrong things: people painting themselves like in some primitive tribes in LA INK and people using their kids to become popular like in KATE PLUS 8. Not to mention the most atrocious TV programme I've ever seen TODDLERS AND TIARAS. And excuse my rant, but in any normal country parents which appear in that monstrous show would be locked in jail and rot in hell forever for their crimes against their own kids.

Today's trailer of the day is the first one for CARNAGE, a Roman Polanski directed drama with a stellar cast which includes
Kate Winslet, Jodi Foster, Christoph Waltz and John C. Reilly. Here's the story for the film which premieres this December:A showdown between two kids, about eleven, in a local playground. Swollen lips, broken teeth... Now the parents of the "victim" have invited the parents of the "bully" to their apartment to sort if out. Cordial banter gradually develops a razor-sharp edge as all four parents reveal their laughable contradictions and grotesque prejudices. None of them will escape the ensuing carnage.
DON'T FORGET THAT HOLLYWOOD SPY'S MEGA GUIDE THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2011 FILMS AWAITS YOU HERE THIS SUNDAY!

Friday, August 19, 2011

TRAILER FOR KATE BECKINSALE'S "UNDERWORLD AWAKENING"! HUGH JACKMAN IS "THE GREATEST SHOWMAN ON EARTH"! JIM CARREY & AMY ADAMS IN "POPEYE"! "THE AVENGERS" TO BATTLE SKRULLS!

Check out a gorgeous new poster for Lars von Trier's unusual sf drama MELANCHOLIA which premieres this November. With a stellar cast including Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, John Hurt,
Kiefer Sutherland, Charlotte Rampling, Alexander Skarsgard and Stellan Skarsgard the film will basically start with the end, with the audience seeing the world being crushed and destroyed at the beginning and then it will not be a film about what happens but how it happened! The film will show people who are trying to deal with the planet’s impending doom. Kirsten Dunst will be a woman who is planning to get married to Alexander Skarsgard while his father Stellan Skarsgard will play the best man and John Hurt will play Dunst's father. You can also check out the trailer for the film.

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As "Variety" reports Michael Gracey (who is also directing SNOW AND THE SEVEN, the China set version of Snow White) will
helm THE GREATEST SHOWMAN ON EARTH in which Hugh Jackman will play P.T. Barnum who was known for his penchant for hoaxing a gullible public and for creating the three-ring circus. This musical won't come out any time soon since Jackman first has to do WOLVERINE and LES MISERABLES. According to "MovieWeb" beside Tom Hiddleston's Loki, the villains in THE AVENGERS will be the Skrulls, a shape-shifting race of aliens who can turn into any living creature or inanimate object. Yesterday, I've mentioned Channing Tatum's biographical project MAGIC MIKE, and since there obviously
weren't enough hunks in the cast beside him, Matthew McConaughey and Alex Pettyfer, they've now added magnetic Matthew Bomer (WHITE COLLAR) as well. He will also play a stripper. Latest rumors say that POPEYE 3D animated film is in works with the voice cast to be lead by Jim Carrey as Popeye and Amy Adams as skinny Olive!Totally delightful!

Today's trailer of the day is the fourth part of the famous vampire saga UNDERWORLD: AWAKENING. Premiering in January next year and
starring Kate Beckinsale, alongside Michael Sheen and Bill Nighy, the film will see Beckinsale's return to the role of vampire warrior Selena, who escapes imprisonment to find herself in a world where humans have discovered the existence of both Vampire and Lycan clans, and are conducting an all-out war to eradicate both immortal species. The film comes to cinemas in 3D and will not be directed by Cate's husband Len Wiseman but by Danish filmmakers Mans Marlind & Bjorn Stein.