Last night it was reported that Elijah Wood was part of a group of actors shortlisted to return for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit. This left a lot of people confused, as The Hobbit takes place before Wood’s character Frodo Baggins is even born. But now the official Lord of the Rigns fansite confirms that (as of now) Wood is set to reprise his role as Frodo in The Hobbit, and even explain how this will be possible.
Posted on Friday, December 24th, 2010 by Russ Fischer
Paul W.S. Anderson won the race to get a new Three Musketeers movie into production. The film doesn’t open until October 14, 2011, so a full trailer is probably a ways off. But here’s a new image from the film — the first official one, to complement the on-set snaps we previously saw — which features Matthew Macfadyen, Logan Lerman, Ray Stevenson and Luke Evans.
Synopsis and the full image are after the break. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, December 8th, 2010 by Germain Lussier
There’s a rumor floating around thanks to Deadline that after Cate Blanchett signed to reprise her role as Elf Queen Galadriel in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit, another Elf could be next join the fellowship. That’s right. Orlando Bloom might be back to reprise his role as Legolas in a role that would be “more than a cameo.”
Posted on Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 by Russ Fischer
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 »
Posted on Thursday, September 16th, 2010 by Germain Lussier
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.
Posted on Thursday, August 26th, 2010 by Russ Fischer
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.
Posted on Sunday, May 23rd, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
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…
Posted on Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 by Russ Fischer
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 »
Logan Lerman, Ray Stevenson, Christoph Waltz and Mads Mikkelsen in Paul WS Anderson’s Three Musketeers 3D
Posted on Monday, May 10th, 2010 by Russ Fischer
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 »
Casting Notes: Bettany and Sewell in The Tourist; Seyfried in Albert Nobbs; Emma Stone in Crazy, Stupid Love
Posted on Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 by Russ Fischer
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 »