Adding to the casting news for Angels & Demons is Ewan McGregor who has been cast as Camerlengo Carlo Ventresca, according to Reuters. This news follows yesterday’s news that Ayelet Zurer was cast as Vittoria Vetra (although we’re still not sure what happened to the news that Naomi Watts had been cast in the same role).
Tom Hanks may have his leading lady for the upcoming Angels & Demons (the prequel to The Da Vinci Code).
Empire Online reports that Ayelet Zurer (Munich) will play Vittoria Vetra, the daughter of a slain physicist. However, IMDb says the part is going to be played by Naomi Watts, which appears to have been in place since November of ’07. Did the part get recast, or was Naomi Watts never part of it? Or are both ladies in the film, playing different parts?
Good evening, kids. A new week has begun! Since I was definitely off kilter last week with my predictions, hopefully I’ve gotten myself out of that mess.Itching to find out how my assessments matched up with the figures? Look no further! It’s time for this week’s edition of DIB?! And, we’re off!
Doomsday: Tapping into the essence of multiple genres, a fighter in the future needs to save the masses! I got a lot of vibes from three specific film franchises that could totally fit into this! Will It Bomb? Rhona Mitra isn’t a household name yet, but the odds are great that this will pull into the Top 5. Did It Bomb? Well, it didn’t sail to into the top tier, as I thought. Pulling in $4.74 million, this wound up at the #7 position, where it will probably stay. Outcome: Strike! 0 out of 5.
Funny Games: When a director remakes his own film, its rate of success can be a crap shoot. Then you put high flyers like Tim Roth and Naomi Watts in the front seat… Portraying a couple who head for their cabin with their child, their vacation gets a little soured. How’s this for an idea? Some seemingly nice boys come knocking, and then start knocking heads. Not so soothing, is it? Will It Bomb? I’m not the remake type, but this should do well. This seems sinister enough, without the overt shock value. Probable position in the middle of the 10. Did It Bomb? I guess no one was feeling anything toward this flick! With screenings in close to 290 locations, it only brought in about $520,000. Outcome: Strike! 0 out of 5.
There’s only so much information my brain can hold. Inexplicably I forgot about a little movie starring two of my favorite people – Naomi Watts and Michael Pitt. I read an article this morning on Cinema Blend about how Tim Roth vows to not even watch Funny Games because filming it was so difficult for him personally. In the movies, two crazies take Roth, Watts, and their son hostage in their own (vacation?) home and torture them as a game. Roth had trouble because the boy in the movie resembles one of his real life sons.
I had previously posted about the poster for Funny Games, but I hadn’t checked out the trailer yet. Michael Pitt looks as devious as ever, although I’m not so sure I like him having a partner in crime. It worked well for Murder By Numbers, but he was so much scarier in his guest spot on “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.”
Funny Games is set for release on March 14th, 2008.