6 items from 2010
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“Cooper read the role of a formerly self-centered womanizing booze-hound who changed his ways when he met a girl and fell in love.
De Niro read the role of the girl’s father, who recognizes himself in the young man, and tries to break them up. They get engaged anyway.
When she dies tragically just before their wedding, the »
Paul Haggis is like that guy who did something nice for you that one time, and now thinks it would be totally cool if he moved into your basement and co-opted all your friends. If the film industry were The Houseguest, Paul Haggis would be its Sinbad. It was really sweet of him to be partially responsible for the best James Bond film of the last 30 years (and the indignant letter in which he publicly resigned from the Church of Scientology will probably go down as the finest thing he ever writes), but leave the man to his own devices and the next thing you know you're 8 hours deep In The Valley of Elah, a horrifying place where the only thing heavier than the metaphors is... no, there's nothing heavier than the metaphors.
So it's been hard for me to work up much enthusiasm about Honeymoon with Harry, a Paul Haggis »
- David Ehrlich
Cooper would play a former womanizing booze-hound who changed his ways when he fell in love, while De Niro would play the girl’s father who tries to break them up. When she dies just before their wedding, the groom heads off on their honeymoon to drink himself to death and meets his almost father-in-law who has come to spread his daughter’s ashes.
Paul Haggis adapted the script from an unpublished novel by Bart Baker back in 2004 and the film has often been considered one of the best 'unmade' films of recent years. The tone is said to mix strong comedy and drama ala James L. Brooks. »
- Garth Franklin
It looks like Robert De Niro could reprise his over-protective father role, made famous in Meet The Parents. According to Deadline, De Niro is attached to Honeymoon With Harry, with Bradley Cooper in line to play the titular role.
However, this isn't the laff-fest that one might expect from the above statement. In fact, Honeymoon With Harry, written by Paul Haggis and to be directed by Jonathan Demme, is an unusual blend of comedy and tragedy. The film tells the tale of a boozehound lothario (Cooper) who decides to settle down after he falls in love with a beautiful woman. Unfortunately, the woman's father (De Niro) decides this will not do, and attempts to break them up. The happy couple remain undeterred, however, and decide to get married nonetheless. Tragedy then strikes when Cooper's fiancé suddenly dies before the wedding - he goes on the honeymoon regardless, intending to drink himself into an early grave, »
Robert de Niro and Bradley Cooper join up for Honeymoon with Harry?Deadline New York is reporting that the Paul Haggis script Honeymoon With Harry might be getting made with Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper starring. It also looks like Jonathan Demme could be directing.
Two weeks ago De Niro and Cooper did a read through of the roles. This script has seen many production stops and starts for the past 6 years. One of it's problems appears to be not being able to fit into the "comedy" or "drama" genres. It has elements of both in its screenplay.
Cooper might play a formerly self-centered womanizing booze-hound who met the right girl and changed his ways. De Niro could play the girl's father. He sees himself in Cooper's character and wants them to break up. They end up getting engaged but then the girl dies before their wedding. The groom »
Jonathan Demme is reportedly considering directing the Paul Haggis-scripted Honeymoon With Harry, giving the project a good shot at finally getting made after spending six years stalled. According to Deadline, Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro read the lead roles at a New Line read-through several weeks ago. The film is described as a “James Brooks style” story of two characters who hate each other and are stuck together out of desperation, and it’s based on an unpublished novel by Bart Baker that Paul Haggis adapted and was previously attached to direct with Vice Vaughn and Jack Nicholson potentially starring. De Niro and Cooper are reportedly already attached, though no deals have been made. Hit the jump for a more detailed synopsis.
Here’s the synopsis from Deadline:
Cooper read the role of a formerly self-centered womanizing booze-hound who changed his ways when he met a girl and fell in love. »
- Laura Kelley
6 items from 2010
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