6 items from 2008
I have no ability to be interested in this film... Following such films as Dumb and Dumber in 1994 and There's Something about Mary in 1998 everyone was thinking the Farrelly brothers were going to be the next great comedic duo if they weren't at that status already. Then they delivered the likes of Stuck on You, Fever Pitch and The Heartbreak Kid in succession and people began to wonder if it was all over. Well, it looks like it just might be as Peter and Bobby are resorting to a story idea that first originated over seven years ago and I remember first reporting on in 2004 when Russell Crowe was rumored for a leading role. The film, a feature adaptation of The Three Stooges. I have actually added and removed this film from the RopeofSilicon database twice and have now added it for the third time, but this time it comes »
- Brad Brevet
The Three Stooges are coming to the big screen. After years of trying to pull a Stooges movie together at Warner Bros., Peter and Bobby Farrelly (There's Something About Mary, Fever Pitch) have finally gotten the green light over at MGM.
Link | Posted 11/3/2008 by Jeff
- Jeff Otto
Michael Phelps may be getting a much-deserved break after making history at the Summer Olympics, but you can rest assured that his huge grin and hot body aren't going anywhere anytime soon. He's been jonesing for a Big Mac since his final swim, and yesterday Michael spent some of his 10,000 calorie diet on lunch at McDonald's with some of his pint-sized fans. Today it was back to showing off that beach bod with his fellow swimmers in Beijing, and he looked pretty happy to take a break from all of those skintight suits and rock the board shorts for a change. Of course, part of the fun of celebrating comes with doing press — tomorrow you can pick up his latest cover for Sports Illustrated, but you'll have to wait until September to get your very own box of Michael Phelps Frosted Flakes (no Wheaties for this guy). With the massive »
Send in the clowns.
Comedy veterans Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel have been brought aboard to write new words for the Touchstone Pictures comedy "Bob: The Musical." Mark Waters ("The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past") is attached to direct. Chris Bender and J.C. Spink of Benderspink and Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson of Contrafilm are producing.
"Bob" centers on a thirtysomething guy who hates musicals and wakes up to find his entire life has become one. Tony-winning and Oscar-nominated composer-lyricist Marc Shaiman is writing the movie's songs.
Disney bought Mike Bender's (brother of producer Chris) original pitch in 2004. Since then, John August ("Corpse Bride") and Jon Lucas and Scott Moore ("Girlfriends Past") did their song-and-dance on the script.
Waters might make "Bob" his next big movie once he finishes post on "Girlfriends Past," and Ganz and Mandel will try to bring the screenplay in line with Disney's newly refined feature brand.
- By Jay A. Fernandez
The Golden Compass has been named the most disappointing movie adaptation by Entertainment Weekly.
Ron Howard's version of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code was placed second, the Us remake of Nick Hornby's Fever Pitch came third, Memoirs of a Geisha, based on Arthur Golden's bestseller was fourth, and the 2005 Ray Bradbury adaptation A Sound of Thunder rounded . . . »
- Simon_Reynolds_imdb_@digitalspy.co.uk (Simon Reynolds)
Danish director Lone Scherfig will helm the story of a 17-year-old girl (Mulligan) living in the quiet London suburbs. As the swinging '60s culture emerges, her world turns upside down after she meets a 35-year-old sportscar-driving Brit (Sarsgaard). He courts her with chic dinners, clubs and foreign trips, charming her father (Molina) but putting her future at Oxford University in jeopardy. Thompson plays the disapproving headmistress of her school.
Finola Dwyer (Backbeat) and Amanda Posey (Fever Pitch) are producing. Endgame CEO James D. Stern, Wendy Japhet, Douglas E. Hansen and BBC Films' David M. Thompson are executive producing. Principal photography is set to begin in late March in London.
The film will be Hornby's second produced screenplay after Pitch. »
6 items from 2008
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