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British actor and musician Johnny Flynn, 30, has nabbed the role of drummer Roger Taylor in Dexter Fletcher‘s upcoming Queen biopic “Mercury,” according to a report by The Daily Mail. “Mercury” will follow the original formation of the legendary rock band – which consisted of frontman Freddie Mercury (who will reportedly be played by fellow up-and-coming British actor Ben Whishaw), guitarist Brian May, bass guitarist John Deacon, and drummer Taylor – all the way through to the group’s famous Live Aid performance in 1985. The film, which is being scriptedRead More
Thank you for joining us again if you listened to our earlier podcasts or if you are new to the program, welcome! Once a week, Linda and Rebecca will take to the internet airwaves to discuss a variety of subjects, including all the latest news, movies we’ve seen recently, the Oscar season and more topics that interest us (or you! Please send us your suggestions for topics to talk about). This week’s podcast WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS so please read below for the specifics before hitting PLAY. • 00:00 – 09:00Read More
Behold the power of the internet. While no official announcement has been made, the sleuths over at Cinema Blend have apparently uncovered some major “Les Miserables” movie casting news through – what else? – Twitter. British actor Matt Lucas, who had a scene-stealing turn in this summer’s “Bridesmaids”, and has also acted in the “Les Mis” musical on the West End stage, tweeted a couple of hours ago: “Sacha will be amazing in the Les Mis movie. He’s the funniest man in the world and a good friend. Am excitedRead More
There’s been wild rumors and speculation over a secret, surprise screening of a work-in-progress film from a “legendary director” at this week’s New York Film Festeival. Will it be Stephen Daldry’s “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”, with its very New York connections? “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” from David Fincher, who forewent bigger festivals to premiere last year’s “The Social Network” at NYFF? Stephen Spielberg’s “War Horse”, Cameron Crowe’s “We Bought a Zoo” or even, inexplicably, Jason Reitman’s “Young Adult”? Well, the day of the screening is upon andRead More
Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo” (formerly “Hugo Cabret”, based on the novel by Brian Selznick), already looks like movie magic. Newcomer Asa Butterfield shines as a recently orphaned kid living in the walls of a Parisian train station who gets wrapped up in a mystery revolving around a robot/music box and Chloe Moretz, who happens to possess the heart shaped key that unlocks the machine. A magical adventure kicks off and a colorful troupe of supporting characters, including Sacha Baron Cohen as a grouchy train conductor and Ben Kinsley as a mysteriousRead More
Kristen Wiig, Anna Faris and Gillian Jacobs have emerged as the front-runners to play the female lead in Sacha Baron Cohen’s next film, “The Dictator”, reports THR. While that is being sorted out, and THR cautions that the producers are still reading other actresses so it could end up being someone else altogether, Jason Mantzoukas is now in negotiations to play Cohen’s sidekick. The film, which reteams Cohen with his “Borat” director Larry Charles, tells (tongue firmly in cheek) “the heroic story of a dictator who risked his life toRead More