CINDERELLA will hit the big screens too in a live action version. I did inform you a year or so ago that Disney is planning CINDERELLA movie and the latest update is that the studio wants Cate Blanchett to play the evil stepmother! What, what, what?!? Blanchett evil? It seems they see her that way :( This means she might walk the steps of Angelina Jolie and Charlize Theron who played or will play evil fairy tale icons in SNOW WHITE and MALEFICENT. The film is being directed by Mark Romanek who is most famous for
brilliant ONE HOUR PHOTO and for directing some famous music videos. As you know, Blanchett is no stranger to fairy tales since this December she is again playing elven queen Galadriel in THE HOBBIT!
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In television news today, "The Hollywood Reporter" writes about Julian Fellowes, the creator of deeply monotonous DOWNTON ABBEY and GOSFORD PARK (colour me bored), is preparing another period series but for US television. He will write and produce series about the millionaires of 1880s New York titled THE GILDED AGE for NBC. The new show will be set in a vivid time with dizzying, brilliant ascents and calamitous falls, of record breaking ostentation and savage rivalry - a time when money was king. Wait, wait! It isn't any more??? The same site also reports about Charlize Theron taking the lead role in American version of South Korean film SYMPATHY FOR LADY VENGEANCE, about a woman who spends 13 years in prison for a crime she did not commit and then sets about exacting the revenge she has plotted during her time behind bars. Theron is no stranger to tough stories, since you probably know that her own mother shot her husband and Charlize's father when he had tried to attack them drunk when Charlize was a little girl.
JAGUAR'S DESIREOur favourite redhaired hunk Damian Lewis has got himself a new gig: the HOMELAND star, whom we shall watch next year in ROMEO AND JULIET, will star in Jaguar's short promo film DESIRE! Promoting the famous cars the film tells the story of Clark (Damian Lewis), who delivers cars for a living, running into trouble after a chance encounter with a mysterious, young woman (Shannyn Sossamon) in the middle of a lawless desert. Directed by Adam Smith, this is a story of betrayal, retribution, passion and greed. The whole thing will be shot in Chile's Atacama Desert. I wonder if he'll get paid in money or in a jaguar? Which payment would you prefer?