A few news items of note

  • Rupert Everett is going to write, direct, and star in a biopic about Oscar Wilde. Colin Firth, Emily Watson, and Tom Wilkinson will co-star. Brit-tastic! Incidentally, if you haven’t seen the film adaptations of Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest or An Ideal Husband, both of which star Everett, you really should.
  • Paul Dano (Little Miss Sunshine, There Will Be Blood) will appear in the newest Steve McQueen/Michael Fassbender project (Hunger and Shame being the first two), Twelve Years a Slave. Apparently it’s based upon a memoir of a man who was born free but coerced into slavery. Chiwetel Ejiofor will be playing the main character. Add in Brad Pitt, and those are some serious names. I didn’t really like LMS, but Dano impressed me, and I’m excited to see him in this mix.
  • Finally, here’s the teaser trailer for the upcoming Bond flick, Skyfall. I recently watched Casino Royale, and man, it is so good. Let’s all just pretend that Quantum of Solace didn’t happen, and cross our fingers for this one, eh? The inclusion of Javier Bardem and Ralph Fiennes really shouldn’t signal bad things, right?
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4 responses to “A few news items of note

  1. You NEED to see “Wilde”, starring Stephen Fry, if you haven’t already. It was made back in 1997. Everett is gonna have some mighty big shoes to fill!!

    • Oh, I know! I think it’s on my Netflix queue … that’s the one w/Jude Law, right? Gonna go make sure it’s on there now. 🙂

  2. the Rupert Everett project sounds intriguing! Thanks for the update.

  3. I did see The Importance of Being Earnest & An Ideal Husband. Curious to see Everett’s directing debut, but the subject matter suits him well IMO.

    Ahah, we’re in agreement about Quantum of Solace. Let’s hope Skyfall is more in the vein of Casino Royale!

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