Two years ago, Emma Thompson and husband Greg Wise announced that they had penned a script about Victorian art critic, social thinker and poet John Ruskin, who had a strange and ultimately disastrous marriage to a woman named Effie Gray. The marriage was never consummated (she claimed impotency; he, ahem, demonstrated his virility in court) and after it was annulled she married his protege and bore many children. Due to his stature in Victorian society and beyond, the love triangle became a memorable historical footnote, and thus the subject of the script, Effie.
The film had Carey Mulligan attached as recently as this past summer, with Emma Thompson and Greg Wise both slated for roles. Now there’s a report that puts the title role in the lap of Saoirse Ronan, instead. Read More »
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Production on Paul W.S. Anderson’s 3D The Three Musketeers is in full swing and more photos from the set have appeared online. Last week, the first batch of images surfaced and this second wave features Orlando Bloom in a stunning pompadour as the Duke of Buckingham, Oscar winner Christoph Waltz as Cardinal Richelieu and the director’s wife, Milla Jovovich as M’lady De Winter. The photos were all taken at the Wurzburg Residence in Wurzburg, Germany.
The Three Musketeers opens in 3D on April 15, 2011 and also stars Logan Lerman, Mads Mikklesen, Matthew Macfadyen, Ray Stevenson, Luke Evans, Juno Temple, and James Corden. Hit the jump to see the new photos. Read More »
Now that the Doug Liman-directed version of The Three Musketeers from Warner Bros. has been well and truly back-burnered, there’s nothing to stand in the way of world domination for Paul WS Anderson‘s 3D action-adventure adaptation of the same material. As an opening attack, the first images from Anderson’s film have appeared online.
Above, that’s Mads Mikkelsen as Rochefort, and after the break you can see Logan Lerman as D’Artagnan and Paul WS Anderson himself in their own photos. Read More »
Paul W.S. Anderson‘s 3D adaptation of The Three Musketeers is racing to the big screen. Variety is reporting that Orlando Bloom has signed on to play the Duke of Buckingham and British comedian James Corden has been cast as the servant Planchet. Orlando Bloom in yet another period film adaptation? How obvious…
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In the race to get a new version of The Three Musketeers to screens, it looks like Paul W.S. Anderson is pulling ahead of Doug Liman. Way ahead. Anderson’s film has had most of the cast set, and now is fitting the last puzzle pieces together. Juno Temple is in talks to play one of the last major open roles. Read More »
How is it that there are competing Three Musketeers movies? Just as Doug Liman is confirmed as director for the Warner Bros. production, which is being fast-tracked to begin production this fall, we’ve got word on the cast for the other Three Musketeers movie, to be directed by Paul WS Anderson for Summit. Read More »
The Tourist, the romantic thriller starring Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie that remakes the French film Anthony Zimmer, has been shooting for a while after taking a very long and winding road to set. Now director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (The Lives of Others) has two new actors to work with: Paul Bettany and Rufus Sewell. We don’t know their roles at this point, but this is slowly looking less like an over-cooked studio disaster. [Variety]
After the break, Amanda Seyfried and others join the already impressive cast of Albert Nobbs, while Emma Stone could join Steve Carell on screen. Read More »
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While Hollywood held its breath in anticipation of this morning’s Oscar nominations, a few new casting notes slipped out, mostly for upcoming indies. For example, Orlando Bloom will take the lead role in The Good Doctor, which he’ll produce as well. Written by John Enbom, the film is about “a frustrated doctor looking to impress his superiors and colleagues. When his 18-year-old patient, admitted for a kidney infection, provides him with the esteem he so craves, the doctor tampers with her treatment so that she’ll have to stay at the hospital with him.”
Co-starring with Bloom may be an excellent cast: Michael Pena, Troy Garity, Courtney Ford, Taraji P. Henson, Rob Morrow and J.K. Simmons are all negotiating roles. [THR]
After the break, new cast members for the indie The Convincer, which sounds like a point of interest for fans of movies like Fargo. Read More »