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The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo & Movie Sequels Adds Daniel Craig

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo & Movie Sequels Adds Daniel Craig

While we still don’t know who is going to be cast in the red-hot female lead role in the upcoming David Fincher film The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, we do know that Daniel Craig has been added to the cast for the possible trilogy.  From Comingsoon:

ComingSoon.net has confirmed that Daniel Craig will star in David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, based on Stieg Larsson’s posthumously published crime thriller trilogy, “The Millennium Series.” The deal includes two sequels based on The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest.

Craig will play a key journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, in the films.  As journalists are want to do, he stirs up dirt and generally uncovers of a lot of corruption in the film.

Craig is a fine addition to any cast, so this is just another feather in the cap of the film at this point.  I’ll keep you abreast of more news on the project as it makes its way to me.

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Daniel Craig Moves Into His ‘Dream House’

My favorite Bond actor and all-around cool guy Daniel Craig, has signed on to star in Jim Sheridan’s next film, Dream House. The film is as a “psychological thriller”. Here’s the plot as described by Variety:

“Craig plays a New York publishing exec who relocates his family to a small New England town only to learn that their new home was the scene of a vicious murder.”

When I read this news I thought “This is a new concept, I’ve never seen a film about a family that moves into their dream house, only to find out that horrible things have happened in it.” Well, actually I thought the exact opposite, but then I found out that the film will be directed by Jim Sheridan. What’s the big deal with this Sheridan guy? It turns out that Sheridan has directed some really great films with one Mr. Daniel Day-Lewis. He is most known for directing “My Left Foot” and “In the Name of the Father”. He’s certainly not just your average scary movie director is he?  What do you thinks of this news? I think it will be great to see James Bond battling undead spirits, in a film shot by a director who is a cut above most who tackle this type of film.

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Freida Pinto = Next Bond Girl?

The rumor mill is abuzz with suggestions that Slumdog Millionaire’s leading actress Freida Pinto might be in line to be a Bond girl in the next Bond film.  Will Daniel Craig be engaging in his usual hi-jinks with Freida?  From The Sun via IDLYITW reporting:

Executive producer BARBARA BROCCOLI is eager for her to join the cast — after earmarking Slumdog director DANNY BOYLE for the top job. A source said: “Freida came to the attention of the Bond team when they were casting Quantum of Solace. She was too young at the time to have a part as a love interest for a secret agent. But she has blossomed into an incredibly stunning young woman and would look perfect on DANIEL CRAIG’s arm. Danny Boyle is favourite to take the helm of the next movie, which would increase Freida’s chances of a starring role.”

Okay, first off, this is coming from The Sun, and I don’t know that I have heard Danny Boyle is next in line to helm Bond either, so this has to be taken with a larger grain of salt than many of the casting news rumors we see around here.  Nevertheless, it needs to be looked into and addressed, so tell us what you think about this possibility?  Certainly if Boyle were to helm, I can understand that stronger likelihood that Freida might come on board.  Also, the franchise likes to cast either relative unknowns, like with Olga Kurylenko in Quantum of Solace, or ex-Oscar chicks, like Halle Berry (not that Freida falls into this category, but with Slumdog’s big run during the Oscars, it is worth noting).  I think Freida falls into the former category more than the latter, but might be a good fit here.  So what say you, a good call or not?

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Casting Droppings: Speilberg’s ‘Tintin’, Duff’s ‘Bonnie & Clyde’, Fraser is ‘Furry’

A couple of new casting notes to pass along to you today.  James Bond and Jamie Bell have signed on to star in Steven Speilberg’s upcoming Tintin trilogy of films.  Variety breaks the news as follows:

“Billy Elliot” thesp Jamie Bell will star as the titular character, an intrepid young reporter whose relentless pursuit of a good story thrusts him into a world of high adventure. Daniel Craig will co-star as the nefarious Red Rackham.

While Speilberg is going to helm the first film in the series, LOTR’s Peter Jackson is stepping in to take the second installment.  Tintin is based on a series of comic books which also saw the development of at least two versions of animated film series on TV as well.  We’ll keep you abreast of any more news, but we have some time, since the first film isn’t slated to hit theaters until 2011.

Also from Variety, the now grown-up Hilary Duff is set to star in an upcoming Bonnie and Clyde re-boot.  It is going to be an indie film based on the original pair of gangsters.

…a new adaptation of the story of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow rather than a remake of the 1967 classic film starring Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty.

Flawless Skin by Loreal.

Flawless Skin by Loreal.

Duff, who rocketed to fame based on Disney TV’s Lizzie Maguire series has gone the indie route of late in movies, including a pair of films recently with War, Inc. and Fifty Dead Men Walking.  This career fashioning is interesting for the young starlet, who has had her attempts at singing and more mainstream fare, with her pair of Cheaper by the Dozen movies.  It seemed like bigger things were in store for her, but she is taking her time, which is a refreshing change of pace in young Hollywood.  My buddy Johnny, called her out as “going to be hot” at a tender young age.  While I think she has succeeded to some extent there, it seems she is trying to grime up her image to some extent.  Oh, the curse of playing a Disney character, as actors seemingly can’t wait to break free from the squeaky clean molds that made them.  We’ll see what happens.

Finally, Brendan Fraser will star in another live-action family comedy, Furry Vengeance.  He is damn near the undisputed king of such things.  Variety tells us that:

Fraser will play a real estate developer whose new housing subdivision pushes far into a pristine part of the Oregon wilderness, pitting the developer against a band of angry critters.

I wear my sun-glasses at night, so I can see my-self!

I wear my sun-glasses at night, so I can see my-self!

How did the “Encino Man” get here?  The man has absolutely carved out a niche for himself.  Yes, he catches hell for it, but no, he certainly doesn’t feel sorry for himself.  In the latest issue of EW there is a write up about his career choices.  Check it for more info.

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Defiance Trailer

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