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Variety reported in April that New Line has picked up movie rights to Bensen’s Salon.com article, set the project up with Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot at their Offspring Entertainment banner and titled the project “No Baggage.”
“Jeff and I traveled to eight countries in 21 days without changing clothes,” Bensen wrote in her article for Salon.com. “It sure beat meeting for coffee.”
Bensen, a writer based in Austin, Texas, said the journey went well despite the lack of belongings.
“On the surface, we appeared to be sure candidates for ‘World’s Most Unlikely Pair,’” she wrote. “He’s a wildly energetic university professor who is always on the move. »
- Dave McNary
So as we anticipate what Brent has been up to since the end of the BBC hit comedy, here's what the cast have done since:
Ricky Gervais played the lead role as David Brent - the embarrassing, toe-curling and cringeworthy boss of company Wernham Hogg, devoid of self-awareness but poised with an unwavering love for the paper merchants he manages.
Gervais went on to create comedy Extras with Stephen Merchant, which was co-produced by the BBC and HBO and aired between 2005 and 2007. Gervais played ambitious actor Andy Millman, afflicted with a useless agent played by Merchant. Guest stars have included Patrick Stewart, Samuel L Jackson, Ben Stiller and Kate Winslet.
In 2009, Gervais starred in, wrote and directed his feature comedy debut The Invention of Lying. »
Working with Colin Firth has its perks. Working with Emma Stone has its drawbacks. In a joint interview to promote Woody Allen's movie Magic in the Moonlight, Stone revealed that she pestered her colleague about his prior work. "I've seen Love Actually about 18 times," the 25-year-old actress told The Daily Beast. "I've seen Bridget Jones too many times now. You were so upset with me! I live-texted Colin the plot of Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason a few months back while I was watching it. You were very upset with me, if I remember correctly. I talked him through what he was doing." Stone's unfiltered access to Firth became a bit irksome. "She's talking through my back »
"In this documentary the 52-year-old director of Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason trawls around the internet, courageously Thinking Of The Children"
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Never in the history of the world have the merchants of obscenity – the teachers of unnatural sex acts – had available to them the modern facilities for disseminating this filth." So says the middle-aged presenter with the stern expression, fighting in vain like a knackered Luddite to hold back the tide of technological advancement. The film is Perversion For Profit, a 1965 propaganda short on the dangers of the modern printing press, but it could just as easily be taken from Beeban Kidron's latest documentary InRealLife, in which the 52-year-old director of Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason trawls around the internet, courageously Thinking Of The Children.
Backed by the kind of gloomy, discordant soundtrack that could make Miffy look sinister, »
- Charlie Lyne
4 items from 2014
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