I really hope they don’t cast her as I think she would be awful.
Keira Knightley is begging studio bosses to finally cast her as the lead in the remake of My Fair Lady – because she’s been preparing for the part for two years.
Reports have been circulating since September suggesting Knightley has secured the role made famous by Audrey Hepburn in the 1964 musical, based on George Bernard Shaw‘s comedy of manners, Pygmalion.
But she insists casting directors have not made a final decision since she first read for the role in 2007, and she will ignore rumours she’s landed the part until she receives confirmation from her managers.
Knightley tells Moviefone.com, “I auditioned for it about two years ago, and I think it’s been a matter of trying to assemble the correct team to do it that is going to make as interesting a movie and as good a movie as possible. There are good whispers going around, you know, and hopefully they’ll come to fruition.”
So another Bourne movie will be made.
Hollywood actor Matt Damon is working on a fourth installment of the successful Bourne movie franchise.
Damon and director Paul Greengrass will be developing an original script for the popular series’ fourth outing – as the films have dramatised all of Robert Ludlum‘s best-selling novels.
Yet both are currently held up on other projects – and Damon remains cautious about reprising his physically intense role as superspy Jason Bourne.
He tells Parade magazine, “We’re working on it. This time it would be from an original script rather than a book by Robert Ludlum, but the director Paul Greengrass is busy and I am too, so we’ll see what happens.
“When I did the first movie I was 29 years old. I am 37 now. After a tough fighting scene, the next day you wake up and feel your body more. That’s just the way it is.”
YAY best news i’ve heard all day . So it looks as though a good cast is forming for this film.
Mickey Rourke is set for a starring role in the upcoming Iron Man sequel – after the film’s bosses finally agreed to the Oscar-nominee’s pay demands.
Rourke was rumoured to have turned down the chance to play Russian villain Whiplash, after he was offered $250,000 (£180,000) for the part.
But the Wrestler star has now signed up to star alongside Robert Downey Jr. in Jon Favreau‘s follow-up to his 2008 hit, after studio chiefs at Marvel upped his pay packet, according to Variety.
Rourke joins a star-studded cast including Sam Rockwell and Samuel L. Jackson in the movie, which is scheduled to hit cinemas in summer 2010.
The second installment of a Mickey Rourke picture . . . todays is from the Golden Globes 2009 when he was talking to Kate Winslet on the red carpet.
Todays picture is from ‘Dead Poets Society’ and the most moving part of the film.
Well, I for one am really glad that Nicolas Cage did not end up playing Randy “The Ram” Robinson. As Mickey is just perfect in the role. Cannot imagine Nicolas Cage in it at all . . .
Nicolas Cage has confirmed he quit The Wrestler because he didn’t think he’d have time to get into steroid-pumping shape.
The role that sparked a major comeback for Mickey Rourke initially belonged to Cage, but the Con Air star resigned from the project – because he didn’t think he’d make a believable Randy ‘The Ram’ Robinson.
Cage tells TV news show Access Hollywood, “I resigned from the movie because I didn’t think I had enough time to achieve the look of the wrestler who was on steroids, which I would never do.”
And the actor reveals he asked for Rourke’s blessing when the film role came to him – because it was written for the Angel Heart star.
Cage adds, “For whatever reason, they couldn’t get the financing for the movie back then.”
How cool, that The Rock’s uncle trained Mickey.
Mickey Rourke was transformed into a professional wrestler by the uncle of grappler-turned-Hollywood star Dwayne Johnson.
Rourke spent months at former World Wrestling Federation star Afa Anoa’i's Wild Samoan Training Center in Florida to prepare for his role as fallen ring favourite Randy ‘The Ram’ Johnson in The Wrestler.
And Dwayne Johnson – who used to wrestle under the name The Rock – reveals he kept a close eye on Rourke’s transformation from actor to muscle-bound athlete.
He tells Moviefone.com, “My uncle actually trained Mickey for the movie, and he would call me weekly and give me progress reports on Mickey. That’s a tough task to go from just being an actor to becoming not only a professional wrestler, but a professional wrestler who’s wrestled for 25 years. My uncle was amazed at Mickey’s progress and his desire to do everything. That takes commitment.”
And Johnson insists he is a huge fan of the film, insisting it accurately depicted the wrestling world.
He adds, “I loved the movie. I thought Mickey’s performance was outstanding. I thought that the movie that Darren Aronofsky created was real and memorable. That world - it’s a very visceral, authentic world that he created, and I can’t say enough great things about the movie, and I’m very proud of Mickey.”
Rourke’s performance in the movie earned him a Best Actor Oscar nomination – but he lost out to Sean Penn, who took home the prize for Milk at February’s ceremony.
Yes, I am one of those Twilight geeks . . .
Dakota Fanning will star as a bloodsucking vampire in the Twilight sequel New Moon.
The teenage actress has been at the centre of fevered speculation in recent months as internet reports claim she has been offered a role opposite Kristen Stewart and brooding Brit Rob Pattinson in the movie.
And now film bosses have confirmed the news to Access Hollywood – Fanning will play the role of Jane, a member of the Italian Volturi vampires in the sequel.
Filming on New Moon is scheduled to begin in Italy this spring.
Have not been able to update as moved out to the USA until November, so will get back to blogging soon.
Was a bit shocked when I first saw that they were going to be making a second film. As he did die at the start. Looks crazy that he now needs a new heart . . .
I do very much like a bit of Jason Statham though !!!
While this film is 2008, it hasn’t come out in the UK yet. So here is the trailer.
Always nice to hear Mickey being linked with a new film.
Mickey Rourke, Alice Braga and Vincent Cassel will star in erotic drama 11 Minutes for director Hany Abu-Assad.
Based on Paulo Coehlo’s sexually-charged novel, the story centres on a girl (Braga) who becomes an expensive call girl after being betrayed by her first lover. She takes up work at a gentlemen’s club in Geneva, throwing her into the lives of the club owner (Rourke) and a music executive (Cassel) who indulges in S&M.
Italian actor Riccardo Scamarcio is also in talks to join the cast.
Abu-Assad, who directed the Oscar-nominated Paradise Now, has reworked the script from an earlier adaptation by Marcos Bernstein.
11 Minutes will begin filming this June in Brazil and Geneva, says Variety.
Ok since I have a very strange obsession going on with Mickey Rourke. I thought I would post a picture everyday until I get bored (which is not likely anytime soon).
So today’s will be . . . an old one of Mickey in the sand.
Today’s picture is from ‘P.S. I Love You’ and is my favorite part. When Holly (Hilary Swank) is singing “The Man That Got Away” from ‘A Star Is Born’ featuring Judy Garland.
Very interesting musical. Can’t really think how it will work, so I would be very curious to see it.
Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan‘s 1993 romantic comedy Sleepless In Seattle is heading to Broadway – as a musical.
Screenwriter Jeff Arch, who penned the hit movie, is working with composer and lyricist Leslie Bricusse to turn the film into a song-and-dance production for the New York stage.
The theatre adaptation, aimed for release in 2010, will be directed by My Big Fat Greek Wedding filmmaker Joel Zwick and produced by David Shor, according to industry paper Daily Variety.
Awww I think thats such a shame, even though he is too old for the part now. But would have been cool for him to revive his film role on Broadway.
Kevin Bacon has pre-warned Broadway bosses not to bother offering him a role in a revival of his hit movie musical Footloose – because he’s “not interested”.
The actor starred as Ren McCormack in the original 1984 film, about a Chicago, Illinois-bred teenager who moves to a small town that has banned dancing and rock music.
The movie was turned into a musical, which hit the New York stage back in 1998.
There has been talk of a new production – but Bacon won’t be involved.
He tells the New York Daily News, “I’m not interested in doing that. They did one, and that’s enough for me.”
This is the latest poster to be released for the newest Terminator film starring Christian Bale.
The first poster has been released for Johnny Depp’s up and coming film ‘Public Enemies’.
Because I haven’t posted anything about Mickey for a few days now. Lovely still from ‘Man on Fire’.
This has been quickly denied !!!
British director Danny Boyle will not take the helm of the next James Bond movie – despite insisting he’s a huge fan of the 007 franchise.
The acclaimed moviemaker was reportedly approached by Bond bosses to direct the upcoming sequel to last year’s Quantum of Solace after he swept the board at February’s Oscars with Slumdog Millionaire.
A source told Britain’s The Sun newspaper, “He has been offered the chance to direct the 23rd Bond film by (Bond producer) Barbara (Broccoli). Everyone on the Eon team thinks Danny would be the perfect addition to the Bond family.”
However, despite the modest filmmaker insisting he is “flattered” to be linked with the Bond brand – he has no plans to direct the next movie.
A spokeswoman tells WENN, “While Danny says he always has and always will enjoy the Bond movies he has no plans to direct one. Danny is naturally flattered to be thought of!”
Just come across this poster for the up and coming Channing Tatum film ‘Fighting’. It sounds a little bit like ‘Fight Club’ with the whole underground street fighting theme.
Here’s the poster.
“Some Dreams Are Worth The Fight”. I love the tagline, that alone makes me want to see this film.
I really do think this will be one of the biggest blockbuster films of the year. Everyone loves the comic book films. Myself included. Here are two posters released for Wolverine.
I think this next one is my favorite.
Thats interesting for Danny Boyle if it is true and he has been offered the chanced to do a Bond film.
British director Danny Boyle has reportedly been offered the chance to take charge of the next James Bond movie following his big win at last month’s Oscars, according to U.K. reports.
The moviemaker took home the coveted Best Director prize at the recent Academy Awards for Slumdog Millionaire.
And now the win has reportedly encouraged 007 film chiefs to approach the star about helming the upcoming sequel to last year’s Quantum of Solace.
A source tells British newspaper The Sun, “Danny is being bombarded with offers from studios. He has been offered the chance to direct the 23rd Bond film by (Bond producer) Barbara (Broccoli). The Eon (productions) team love his vision and think it would work perfectly for the new look of Bond. Everyone on the Eon team thinks Danny would be the perfect addition to the Bond family.”
Tim Burton‘s big-screen adaptation of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street is leading the nominations for the 2009 Empire magazine film awards.
The musical is up for five prizes including Burton for best director, Johnny Depp for best actor and Helena Bonham Carter for best actress, while also receiving nods in the soundtrack and horror categories.
Depp will battle it out for the best actor title alongside Daniel Day Lewis (There Will Be Blood), Robert Downey Jr (Iron Man), Christian Bale (The Dark Knight) and Daniel Craig (Quantum Of Solace).
Bonham-Carter will vie for the best actress statuette with Angelina Jolie (Changeling), Ellen Page (Juno), Sally Hawkins (Happy-Go-Lucky) and Olga Kurylenko (Quantum Of Solace).
There Will Be Blood, No Country For Old Men, The Dark Knight, Iron Man and Wall-e will go head to head for the best film prize.
The ceremony will take place at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel on 29 March.