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"Gossip Girl" star Leighton Meester is headed to Broadway for the first time, alongside James Franco and Chris O'Dowd. The actress will appear in "Of Mice and Men," a revival of the play based on John Steinback's novella.
Meester, who recently became engaged to Adam Brody, will portray the beauty-obsessed Curley's Wife, according to EW. She joins Franco as George and O'Dowd as the mentally-challenged Lennie, both of whom are also making their Broadway debuts.
"Of Mice and Men" was first staged on Broadway in 1937, the same year the novella was published, running 207 performances before closing. The show was later revived in 1974 with Kevin Conway as George and James Earl Jones as Lennie.
The new production will begin previews on March 19 at the Longacre Theater, before officially opening on April 16, with a limited run that ends July 27. Tickets go on sale January 11. »
Broadway could be getting a high-wattage dose of brotherly love next spring, as James Franco and Chris O'Dowd are likely to star together in Of Mice and Men. It would mark the Broadway debut both for Franco, 35, and O'Dowd, 34, the Irish actor who shot to fame as Kristen Wiig's policeman love interest in Bridesmaids and as Thomas John on Girls. Franco, an Oscar nominee for 127 Hours, has officially signed on to play George, while O'Dowd is still in negotiations to play his mentally limited brother Lennie, reports the New York Times. Of Mice and Men tells the story of »
- Tim Nudd
Recently Flickering Myth had the privilege to speak with Person of Interest’s Kevin Chapman aka Detective Lionel Fusco. As I eagerly await the second season of Person of Interest, the sound of Lionel’s… Sorry Kevin’s voice on the other end of the phone line was a source of comfort that took me back to happier days, when each week was adorned with a new episode, in which Reese would shoot someone in the kneecap. Oh, happy days.
Kevin spoke to us about discovering acting late in life, working with Clint Eastwood and Sean Penn, the award winning television series Brotherhood, the lessons learned behind the camera as well as and of course talking Lionel Fusco and Person of Interest…
Paul Risker: Why a career in acting? Was there that one singular moment when you decided to pursue a career as an actor? »
- Gary Collinson
While there's still no sign of Ridley Scott's "The Counselor" at either Venice, Toronto or New York (perhaps it'll pop up in Telluride?), the anticipation for the film still remains very high. Not only does it feature a ridiculous cast (Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz and more), it also has a script from one of America's literary titans, Cormac McCarthy. This is something written directly for the screen, not an adaption of a book, but as hardcore fans know, this isn't the first script he's written. Way, way back in 1977 PBS unveiled "The Gardener's Son," as part of their "Visions" series of original programming, and it's a feature length film penned by none other than McCarthy. And thanks to helpful reader Luca for the heads up, you can watch the nearly two-hour movie in full below. Starring Ned Beatty, Kevin Conway, Brad Dourif and Penelope Allen, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The 34-year-old Oscar-nominated star of '127 Hours', will play the character of George in the tragic tale of two migrant workers during the Great Depression, BBC reported.
- Ketali Mehta
The Academy Award winning star of 127 Hours told chatshow host Stephen Colbert that he will play George Milton, a migrant ranch-worker seeking employment during the Great Depression alongside his large friend Lennie, who has learning difficulties.
No further details of the production have been confirmed, but the actor joked that Colbert could take a role. "There's a character, Slim, we haven't cast yet," he said. "You could do it."
Steinbeck wrote an adaptation of his 1937 novel himself, though it's not clear whether the forthcoming production will use this or a new version. The play, which premiered shortly after the book's publication, was last seen on Broadway »
- Matt Trueman
Review by Chris Wright, MoreHorror.com
“The Funhouse” (1981)
Directed By: Tobe Hooper
Written By: Larry Block
Starring: Elizabeth Berridge (Amy Harper), Shawn Carson (Joe Harper), Jeanne Austin (Mrs. Harper), Jack McDermott (Mr. Harper), Cooper Huckabee (Buzz), Largo Woodruff (Liz), Miles Chapin (Richie),Sylvia Miles (Madame Zena), David Carson (Geek), Sonia Zomina (Big Lady), Kevin Conway (Carnival Barber), Herb Robins (Carnival Manager), Mona Agar (Strip Show Dancer), Wayne Doba (The Monster), William Finley (Marco the Magnificent)
With Tobe Hooper having many popular films in his directing filmography, The Funhouse falls by the way-side on being familiar in horror. I enjoyed this early Hooper movie a lot. It takes many of the various slasher elements and adds the right mix of camp and bloodshed for a delicate treat for viewers. Opening up at a limited scope of theaters, it had a respectable opening in 1981. It is available on all media formats; it »
7 items from 2013
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