The movie veteran plays Tab Lazenby in the film - a reference to another Bond, George Lazenby - and director Peyton is still surprised he landed such a big name.
He says, "We were lucky enough to get Roger Moore to do a cameo as the voice of Tab Lazenby, which I was freaked out over. It was weird directing him: 'Can you scream like a cat that's just been thrown across the room... a little higher?'
"It was really odd asking Sir Roger Moore to scream like a cat. I kind of cringed when I gave the direction: 'Is he gonna throw something at me?'
"I had no idea how he was gonna take it but he was really game. He didn't bat an eyelash and did ridiculous cat sounds."
It's been almost three decades since Footloose (1984) made a star of then 26-year-old Kevin Bacon with his breakout role as 'Ren McCormack,' the rebellious teenager who moves to a small town where dancing is prohibited. Today, Paramount announced that they have completed principle casting for writer-director Craig Brewer's (Hustle and Flow, Black Snake Moan) Footloose remake, after an extensive search for new talent.
Stepping into Kevin Bacon's shoes is newcomer Kenny Wormald (Center Stage: Turn It Up) who will play Ren - a role that once belonged to Chace Crawford. Singer-dancer Julianne Hough (Dancing With the Stars) will play opposite Wormald as Ariel, the daughter of the small town's preacher, Reverend Moore (Dennis Quaid). Miles Teller will play Ren's best friend Willard.
Craig Zadan, the producer of the original film, is set to work with Neil Meron (Chicago), Brad Weston, and Dylan Sellers on the remake, along with Oscar-winning songwriter Dean Pitchford, who wrote the screenplay and songs for the 1984 film.
Paramount Pictures will release Footloose April 1, 2010.
Kenny Wormald as 'Ren' Julianne Hough as 'Ariel'
The former Friends star admits she feels ready for a revival after spending the last five years improving herself since her divorce from Brad Pitt in 2005.
And she insists it's successful women such as Barrymore and Demi Moore who she wants to emulate.
Aniston tells Britain's Harper's Bazaar, "The last five years have been about spring cleaning for me. Now it's time for my rebirth. I love trying new things. I can't just be put in a box.
"I love what Drew Barrymore is doing with directing. It's so much about a rebirth for her, and I love it when people are living in the now, like her. I hate it when people look back and regret what they haven't got. That's how I feel about my own life now. And my God, let's talk about how much I love Demi Moore as well. What kind of Kool-Aid is she drinking?
"I grew up admiring strong women like journalist Barbara Walters and super-agent Sue Mengers, who represented Ali McGraw. But now look where we've got to as women. We've had a woman run for President. There is nothing like our power."
The God of Legion secular Hollywood’s latest Biblically-inspired action flick is old-school an angry spiteful Almighty with a penchant for Old Testament theatrics. Fed up with humanity’s decadent warmongering ways He’s decided to pull the plug on the whole crazy experiment and start over from scratch.
Fortunately for us the God of Legion is also a rather lazy fellow. Instead of doing the apocalyptic work himself and wiping us out with a giant flood which worked perfectly well last time He opts to delegate the task to His army of angels — a questionable strategy that starts to fall apart when the archangel charged with leading the planned extermination Michael (Paul Bettany) refuses to comply.
Michael who unlike his boss still harbors affection for our sorry species abandons his post and descends to earth where inside the swollen belly of Charlie (Adrianne Palicki) an unwed mother-to-be working as a waitress in an out-of-the-way diner sits humanity’s lone hope for survival. Why is this particular baby so important? Is it the one destined to lead us to victory over Skynet? Heaven knows — Legion reveals little details its script devoid of actual scripture. What is clear is that God’s celestial hitmen want the kid whacked before it’s born.
But Michael won’t let humanity fall without a fight. Armed with a Waco-sized arsenal of assault weapons he hunkers down with the diner’s patrons a largely superfluous collection of thinly-sketched caricatures from various demographic groups led by Dennis Quaid as the diner’s grizzled owner Tyrese Gibson as a hip-hop hustler and Lucas Black as a simple-minded country boy.
Together they mount a heroic final stand against hordes of angels who’ve taken possession of “weak-willed” humans turning kindly old grandmas and mild-mannered ice cream vendors into snarling ravenous foul-mouthed beasts. They descend upon the ramshackle diner in a series of full-frontal assaults commanded by the archangel Gabriel (Kevin Durand) the George Pickett of End of Days generals.
Beneath its superficial religious facade Legion is really just a run-of-the-mill zombie flick a Biblical I Am Legend. Bettany an actor accustomed to smaller dramatic roles in films like A Beautiful Mind and The Da Vinci Code looks perfectly at ease in his first major action role wielding machine guns and bowie knives with equal aplomb. Conversely first-time director Scott Stewart a former visual effects artist does little to prove himself worthy of such a promotion serving up some impressive CGI work but not much else worthy of note.
Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds and movie musical Nine are leading the awards-season charge with 10 nominations apiece from the Broadcast Film Critics Association.
The World War II film and Rob Marshall's all-star musical will both compete for the coveted Best Picture prize at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, alongside Avatar, An Education, The Hurt Locker, Invictus, Precious, A Serious Man, Up, and Up in the Air.
James Cameron's epic Avatar picked up nine nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director, while The Hurt Locker and Up in the Air received eight nominations, and The Lovely Bones and Precious each scored six.
George Clooney will battle it out in the Best Actor category for his role in Up in the Air, alongside Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart), Colin Firth (A Single Man), Morgan Freeman (Invictus), Viggo Mortensen (The Road), and Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker).
In the Best Actress category, Emily Blunt has won a nomination for The Young Victoria, along with Sandra Bullock for The Blind Side. They will go up against Carey Mulligan (An Education), Saoirse Ronan (The Lovely Bones), Gabourey Sidibe (Precious), and Meryl Streep (Julie & Julia).
The filmmakers nominated for Best Direction include Quentin Tarantino for Inglourious Basterds and James Cameron for Avatar, along with Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker), Lee Daniels (Precious), Clint Eastwood (Invictus) and Jason Reitman (Up in the Air).
The Critics Choice Awards will take place on Jan. 15 in Los Angeles.
The main list of nominees is as follows:
The Hurt Locker
A Serious Man
Up In the Air
Jeff Bridges - Crazy Heart
George Clooney - Up In The Air
Colin Firth - A Single Man
Morgan Freeman - Invictus
Viggo Mortensen - The Road
Jeremy Renner - The Hurt Locker
Emily Blunt - The Young Victoria
Sandra Bullock - The Blind Side
Carey Mulligan - An Education
Saoirse Ronan - The Lovely Bones
Gabourey Sidibe - Precious
Meryl Streep - Julie & Julia
Best Supporting Actor:
Matt Damon - Invictus
Woody Harrelson - The Messenger
Christian McKay - Me & Orson Welles
Alfred Molina - An Education
Stanley Tucci - The Lovely Bones
Christoph Waltz - Inglourious Basterds
Best Supporting Actress:
Marion Cotillard - Nine
Vera Farmiga - Up In The Air
Anna Kendrick - Up In The Air
Mo'Nique - Precious
Julianne Moore - A Single Man
Samantha Morton - The Messenger
Best Acting Ensemble:
Up In the Air
Kathryn Bigelow - The Hurt Locker
James Cameron - Avatar
Lee Daniels - Precious
Clint Eastwood - Invictus
Jason Reitman - Up In the Air
Quentin Tarantino - Inglourious Basterds
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The Bold & the Beautiful star staged a fairytale ceremony at sunset on 25 September (09) for his bride.
Guests were asked to keep the happy news under wraps until the couple had had a chance to honeymoon.
DeVasquez arrived at the nuptials in a horse-drawn carriage and guitarist Moss paid tribute to his bride by performing the theme to Romeo & Juliet with actress Nadia Bjorlin.
The couple was married by stuntman Wally Crowder, who is an ordained minister.
Actress/model Cindy Margolis, Barbara Moore, Tina Hillstrom and Moss' daughters Creason and Calee were bridesmaids, while actor Lorenzo Lamas was the groom's best man., Ronn's castmate Winsor Harmon, Leigh McCloskey and Dr. Brad Hillstrom were groomsmen.
"Don't take a picture of your wife's butt. That's silly. Take pictures of other people's wives' butts." BRAD PITT didn't agree with the cheeky snap of DEMI MOORE's behind her husband ASHTON KUTCHER posted on Twitter.com.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT?
Claire is an attractive CIA operative and Ray is an M16 agent who simultaneously leave their Governmental spy activities in the dust to try and profit from a battle between two rival multi-national corporations both trying to launch a new product that will transform the world and make billions. Their goal is to secure the top-secret formula and get a patent before they are outsmarted. While their respective egomaniacal CEOs engage in an unending battle of wills and one-upmanship Claire and Ray start out conning and playing one another in a clever game of industrial espionage that is even more complicated due to their own long-term romantic relationship.
WHO’S IN IT?
Reuniting Closer co-stars Julia Roberts (as Claire) and Clive Owen (as Ray) turns out to be an inspired idea. They turn out to be the perfect pair oozing movie-star charm and electricity in this elaborate con-game that might have been the kind of thing Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant might have made in the '60s (in fact they did in Charade). Roberts with that infamous hairstyle back the way we like it and Owen looking great in sunglasses prove they have what it takes to navigate us through this ultra-complex plot in which no one is sure who they can trust at any given moment. They play it all in high style and the wit just flows as the story skirts back and forth during the period of five years. The supporting cast is well-chosen with juicy roles for Tom Wilkinson and Paul Giamatti (out of their John Adams duds) as the two CEOs going for each other’s throats. Giamatti who sometimes has a tendency to overdo it is especially slimy here and great fun to watch.
Big-star studio movies today rarely take risks and often talk down to the audience but in Duplicity writer/director Tony Gilroy (Michael Clayton) has crafted a complicated con-comedy that requires complete attention at all times just to keep up with the dense plot’s twists and turns. It’s the cinematic equivalent of a New York Times crossword puzzle and Gilroy and his top-drawer production team deliver a glossy beautiful-looking film that’s easy on the eyes hitting locations from Dubai to Rome to New York City.
Like any good puzzle it sometimes can be frustrating putting it all together and Gilroy’s habit of taking us back in time and then inching forward gets a little confusing even with the on-screen chyron pointing out where we are at any given moment. Stick with it though and you will be well-rewarded.
A scene near the end where the formula must be found scanned and faxed in a matter of minutes is sweat-inducing edge-of-your-seat moviemaking and it provides the ultimate opportunity for Roberts and Owen to take the “con” to the next level. Another where Roberts uses a thong to try and trick Owen into admitting an affair he never had is also priceless and gets right to the heart of the game-playing.
GO OUT AND GET POPCORN WHEN ...
Never. Stock up during the coming attractions. If you miss a moment of this entertaining romp you might never figure it all out.
The trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s new movie Inglourious Basterds hit the web today, giving fans a sneak peek at the World War II flick starring Brad Pitt. According to the Hollywood Reporter, two storylines will converge in the film including a group of prisoners-turned-soldiers with plans to take down a group of Nazis and the other centers on a girl whose parents were killed by the same group.
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Matt Damon has topped a new poll to be named the Sexiest Man Alive.
The Bourne Ultimatum star, 37, beat Grey's Anatomy hunk Patrick Dempsey--who is nicknamed Doctor McDreamy on the hit medical series--and Amityville Horror actor Ryan Reynolds to pole position on the annual People magazine hotlist.
The title will be a welcome accolade for Damon: He recently revealed it has been his longtime ambition to beat pal George Clooney--a frequent entrant in such surveys--to the coveted No. 1 spot.
But the married Damon, who became a first-time father earlier this year, remains coy about his win.
He tells People, "You've given an aging suburban dad the ego boost of a lifetime."
The magazine cites Damon's "irresistible sense of humor," "rock-solid family man" and "heart-melting humility" for landing him the title.
The top 10 Sexiest Men are as follows:
1. Matt Damon
2. Patrick Dempsey
3. Ryan Reynolds
4. Brad Pitt
5. James McAvoy
6. Johnny Depp
7. Dave Annable
8. Will Smith
9. Javier Bardem
10. Shemar Moore
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