2 items from 2012
The Lady Macbeth of BBC1's Silk on male writers who know what women think, and why facelifts are nothing to joke about
Late on a Monday in May, Frances Barber's mobile phone starting pinging. "Are you Ok?" the first text read. A handful more followed from friends with the same message. They were responding to a preview of the next day's Daily Telegraph front page that was dominated by a huge photograph of Barber – "bigger than Pippa Middleton" – and feared the worst.
Eventually, the 54-year-old actress tracked down the story: "Honest to God, it was like I'd died. My obituary won't be that big; my obituary will be two lines. I thought: 'What have I said? Am I going to be arrested?'"
Barber had, in fact, made a quip – she insists it wasn't serious – to the Radio Times that she was saving up for a facelift so »
- Tim Lewis
He may have missed out on helming the "Thor" sequel, but that hasn't stopped demand for the skill of Brian Kirk who has entered talks to direct the long-gestating adaptation of "The Osterman Weekend" at Lionsgate/Summit Entertainment and Captivate Entertainment reports Deadline.
The second and shortest novel of 'Bourne' series author Robert Ludlum, the story has the host of an investigative news show becoming convinced by a CIA agent that the friends he has invited to a weekend getaway in the country are engaged in a Kgb conspiracy that threatens national security.
The book was adapted once before in 1983 and marked the final film of trend-setting helmer Sam Peckinpah's career. John Hurt, Craig T. Nelson, Rutger Hauer, Dennis Hopper, Meg Foster, Burt Lancaster and Chris Sarandon all starred.
- Garth Franklin
2 items from 2012
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners