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Directed by Ivan Zacharias, The White Russian could have easily been produced by a Jackie Treehorn looking to break free from the shackles of making movies like Logjammin’, but it’s instead just a clever advertisement to get you to buy Kahlúa’s tasty liqueur. It’s all just an extended metaphor for mixing things, but the inclusion of Jeff Bridges makes it so much cooler than it would have been otherwise.
Jeff Bridges might be known primarily as The Dude, but once you've read some of the stuff he's said in his recent AMA, you'll see him in a completely different light. You'll also probably want to take up the art of Zen, so we're not held responsible for your potential future oneness.
Thankfully, we live in a day and age where “lost” footage like this can be retrieved and shared via alternate avenues. I think that Lois Lowry fans would be curious what Bridges wanted to do with her material.
Of all the novels getting the big-screen treatment in 2014, arguably the most anticipated and indeed worrisome is Philip Noyce’s adaptation of Lois Lowry’s universally beloved 1993 children’s novel The Giver, which will be taking audiences into the world of Sameness this summer.
Unfortunately, as with most of the other actors, there’s no real sign of who Brooks will be voicing, and it’s only mentioned that he’ll play “one of the film’s villains.” That’s a strange description, since there aren’t any real villains in The Little Prince, so to speak.
The film is based on the fantasy series The Wardstone Chronicles by Joseph Delaney and it set back in the 18th century. The story centers on a young man named Thomas Ward (Barnes) who, as the seventh son of a seventh son, serves as an apprentice to Master John Gregory (Bridges), an aging spook who fights evil spirits and is looking toward retirement.
For those unfamiliar with the book, the plot centers on a pilot who crashes in the Sahara desert and miraculously comes across a young boy who claims to hail from an asteroid and has fallen to Earth. The pilot fixes his plane and tries to get it ready for flight again while the boy tells him stories about his homeworld. Sources have informed THR that Bridges will be providing the voice of the pilot, but fails to mention who the rest of the actors will be portraying.
It's interesting to note that both Gyllenhaal and Maguire starred with Portman in the 2009 drama Brothers, but Bridges seems to be a bit of a wild card in this situation. Isn't he just a tad old to be playing a former lover of a 31 year old? Perhaps they have re-writes in mind.
As leading men age, they often fall into one of two categories: the distinguished older gentleman like Connery, and the goofy grandpa with a lovable but gruff demeanor like William Shatner. Curiously, it is a man from each category that's up for Universal's in-development comedy Dirty Grandpa, which follows the likely R-rated exploits on an uptight, soon-to-be wedded young man and his lusty, widowed grandfather during a spring break in Florida that neither is likely to forget
Williams, best known for her role as the central figure in Rushmore's May-December-squared love triangle, will make a major mark at the movies this year. She's just wrapped on Hyde Park on Hudson, where she portayed Eleanor Roosevelt opposite her Rushmore paramour Bill Murray, and will also appear in Joe Wright's highly anticipated adaptation of Anna Karenina, playing Countess Vronskaya.
It’s never too late to add cast members to your movie. R.I.P.D. has been filming in Boston for a couple weeks now with Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges taking the lead, but Prison Break’s Rob Knepper, says THR, has just signed on to play one of the baddies, which by this point in his career he should be pretty used to.
Miller isn't a total newcomer to acting, having appeared on How I Met Your Mother and Entourage, but this role actually seems pretty demanding, especially if she's supposed to act like Bridges himself while standing in for him on earth. Robert Schwentke, who last made another action comedy RED
Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi and T. Bone Burnett are scheduled to attend the event, which takes place Tuesday, Aug. 16 and also serves as the launch party for Bridges’ self-titled album, which Burnett produced. (What, Tara Reid was too busy?)
Our very own Katey Rich live-blogged the Legendary panel, where she captured -- according to director Guillermo del Toro -- the official logo for Pacific Rim, which he said would involve “giant fucking robots versus giant fucking monsters.”
As much as I've wanted this film to get made, I do understand why it's taken so long to make the leap to the silver screen. For one thing, the film will likely be almost entirely black-and-white (though it will gain more and more color as the story goes on) and there's some disturbing imagery that might make the material unsuitable for its target audience.