Yay: Quentin Tarantino’s forthcoming spaghetti western, believed to be a tribute to Sergio Leone, seems to actually be happening. The director has reportedly handed in the final draft of the script, called Django Unchained, to the Weinstein Company. (The title allegedly pays homage the Sergio Corbucci film Django, as well Takashi Miike’s Sukiyaki Western Django.) Tarantino’s agent has confirmed that Christoph Waltz will be in the film. According to IndieWire, Waltz’s character “joins up with former slave Django to save his wife from an evil plantation owner.” According to Deadline, Django will reunite Tarantino with Pulp Fiction producer Stacey Sher, and the movie will begin production as soon as this summer or fall. Also, what’s allegedly the script’s cover page has leaked, and its child-like scrawl is somehow promising. [ThompsonOnHollywood/IndieWire, Deadline]
Months ago Fox announced a crossover event where all three of Seth Macfarlane’s shows would share the premise of a hurricane on the same night. That was supposed to air two days from now. The NY Times is reporting that said event has been postponed due to devastating natural disaster across the country.
I felt the need to let you all know the reason I took a semester off from Brown had nothing to do with bullying as the media have been suggesting recently. I have never been bullied in my life and certainly never at Brown. This ‘10 points to Gryffindor’ incident never even happened. I feel the need to say this because accusing Brown students of something as serious as bullying and this causing me to leave seems beyond unfair.
Please don’t try and speculate about what I might do in September - no one can possibly know because I don’t even know yet! Like my other fellow Brown students I am trying to figure out my third year and whether or not I will spend it abroad (this is common).
I hope you all liked the new Harry Potter trailer. I am off to Pittsbugh soon to start “The Perks of being a Wallflower”. I’ve just got back from hanging out with Stephen Chobosky (the director and writer), Logan and Ezra (the two other principal actors) and I already know this is going to be an incredible experience. I feel very lucky. Hope you are all doing good.
Love Emma xx.
Update: bonnieam replied to your link
She lost me when she said “Hope you are all doing good.” Shouldn’t someone who goes to Brown know that it’s supposed to be “well” and not “good?” Just a thought, I guess.
Yes, epic Ivy League grammar fail. Maybe they don’t mind that kind of thing at NYU or Columbia.
Cry Macho, a drama to be directed by The Lincoln Lawyer's Brad Furman and produced by Al Ruddy, the producer of Oscar-winning movies like Million Dollar Baby and The Godfather. The plan, we’re told, is to shoot as early as this summer, right after funds are raised at the Cannes Film Festival.
The movie is based on the 1975 novel by the late N. Richard Nash (a playwright famous for The Rainmaker, he also wrote the Cry Macho screenplay before he died in 2000). Schwarzenegger will play a damaged-goods horse trainer who’s just been ignominiously put out to pasture by his feckless boss. In exchange for some retirement money, the broken — and broke — horseman agrees to kidnap the boss’s 11-year-old son from his rich Mexican ex-wife. Things take an unexpected turn, however, when the ex-wife is all too glad to be rid of her juvenile delinquent.
Variety reports that Kingsley will play one of two Middle Eastern characters in the film, with Jason Mantzoukas (The League) in talks to play the other. Directed by Larry Charles, The Dictator tells the “heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed,” with Cohen playing dual roles as the dictator and a goat herder. Filming is set to begin in May, which explains why casting seems to be heating up at the moment. Expect more announcements sooner rather than later for the comedy. The Dictator is slated for a May 11th, 2012 release
Sources tell The Hollywood Reporterthat series co-creator Chuck Lorre has hatched an idea to reboot the Warner Bros-produced sitcom with a new creative direction that does not involve Sheen, who was fired from the series in March. Lorre is said to have presented close associates and Men co-star Jon Cryer with the plan, and the studio and network are aware of his intentions. According to an insider, Lorre has told Cryer this reboot would involve a significant role for him and the introduction of a new, yet-to-be-cast character.
Great news for the cast and crew. The articles speculates that the revamped show would be ready for midseason.
It’s a basketball film, which would star Wahlberg as a mentor and Bieber as a young player, sort of in the vein of The Color of Money or The Karate Kid. The script is being penned by Ian Edelman, creator of HBO’s How To Make It In America, which Wahlberg is a producer on and the idea for the film came about after Bieber was named the MVP of the celebrity game held during the NBA’s All-Star Weekend.
Hopefully it’s nothing like How To Make It In America.