Carey Mulligan As Daisy In Great Gatsby Adaptation

Source: Deadline

Carey Mulligan (An Education) has been selected for the role of Daisy in Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic, The Great Gatsby. She will be starring alongside Leonardo DiCaprio who will play Jay Gatsby and Tobey Maguire who will play Nick Carraway. Daisy was  a very coveted role with a bunch-load (yeah that’s right) of big name actress up for the part, and when Mulligan heard she won the part she apparently broke down into tears on the red carpet. Mulligan’s performance in An Education was outstanding (I mean, she did receive an Oscar nomination for it) so I’m pumped that she won this part, I’m sure she’ll do an amazing job with it. Here is what Luhrmann had to say regarding the decision to cast Mulligan:

“Regarding the role of Daisy Buchanan, I was privileged to explore the character with some of the world’s most talented actresses, each one bringing their own particular interpretation, all of which were legitimate and exciting. However, specific to this particular production of The Great Gatsby, I was thrilled to pick up the phone an hour ago to the young Oscar-nominated British actress Carey Mulligan and say to her: “Hello, Daisy Buchanan.”

 

Oh Hey Look, A Blog!

Hey. So, um, yeah how have you been? Me? I’ve been doing ok, yeah just trying to get things sorted out you know? Yeah. Well, you look great. No I mean it you really do, glad to see you’re doing alright for yourself. Yeah………..Look, I uh, I’m sorry for not writing in a while. I’ve just been caught up in a lot of other things and I’ve been meaning to, I really have, it’s just…I dunno I guess it just slipped my mind. Can you forgive me?

That sincerely awkward apology goes out to all three of our viewers (Mom, Dad, StarHump69) and we want to let you all know that we’re coming back from our month long hiatus with avengeance, starting with this steamy story hot off the presses:

Jessica Simpson Engaged!!! 

I don't know what the man sees in her

That’s right folks, the “30 year old singer” (neither of those claims have yet to be proven) became engaged to her man-friend Eric Johnson on Thursday, just days after her ex-husband, Nick Lachey, popped the question to Vanessa Minnillo. Can this engagement just be a reaction to her ex’s? Will Simpson’s new marriage be a more successful one? Does anybody actually care about any of this? No. No, they don’t. Which is why I’m happy to say that Bitchy Queens is back to bring you real stories, like this one:


Paul Giamatti Joining The Hangover II 

Like this but MORE hungover

Paul Giamatti will be joining The Hangover Part II and will head down to Thailand with director Todd Phillips and the film’s cast in a few weeks. I’m not sure which character he is slated for, and what exactly the film is going to be about but really does it matter? It’s Paul Giamatti!

Anyways, expect a heckuva lot more posts to be coming your way now that we’ve gotten up off of our asses and are writing again.

Comic Book Movie News Mashup

I’m trying my hardest to make sure this blog doesn’t become only about comic book movies, but with all the announcements it’s so gosh danged hard! Figured I’d put the most recent developments all into one post so:

  • D.C. is expecting a script for Flash to come in by the end of the year. It’ll be written by Marc Guggenheim and Michael Green, who most recently wrote the script for The Green Lantern.
  • When asked about the possibility of a Justice League Movie, D.C.’s chief creative officer, Geoff Johns, said “I’m going to speak frankly: I think our characters are bigger than Marvel’s.” He went on to say “that he’d rather spend time building each character on his or her own rather than smashing them together.” Pretty ballsy to say, we’ll see if he’s right.
  • A week after announcing that Emma Stone has been cast as Gwen Stacy, the Spider-Man reboot announces it’s villain will be played by Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill, The Replacements). No news on who the villain’ll be. I’d love to see some Mysterio action, but that’s pretty doubtful.

Well, I’ll keep postin’ em as I hear em. I swear I’ll write something of substance on here some day. But until then, COMICS COMICS COMICS!

Sin City 2 On The Way Mayhaps

Sin City is on my list of movies that I can watch over and over again and never get tired with. It’s a rare breed of comic book film that doesn’t focus on the cape-bearing, tights-wearing hero that we normally see, and to top it off it’s one that fans of the original comic love. In that regard, I’m pretty danged excited at the news that Robert Rodriguez plans on directing Sin City 2 after he’s finished up with Spy Kids 4. However, comic book sequels never really do that well, although Frank Miller wrote brand new material for the movie (focusing on Nancy Callahan avenging the death of Hartigan). I dunno, I’ll definitely watch it and I have faith in Rodriguez, I just hope it can at least be as fantastic as the first. Is that too much to ask?!

Flippin’ Sweet! Napoleon Dynamite Gets Cartoon Show

Deadline reports that Fox has ordered six episodes of the animated TV adaptation of Napoleon Dynamite to possibly air next season along with Jonah Hill’s Allen Gregory. But wait there’s more! Fans of the movie will jump with joy for the news that the original cast is actually coming back to voice the series.

New Green Lantern Villain Hinted Through Toy

Source: Matty Collector

The second series of Mattel’s Green Lantern Classics figures have been revealed on Matty Collector and, while most of them are characters from the comic book series, one silhouetted figure is labeled as “Green Lantern Movie Preview Figure”.

Who can this mysterious figure be? I’ve no idea, don’t know a whole heck of a lot about the Green Lantern, but I am excited for the movie to come out and am interested to hear any thoughts about this.

Pacino To Play Phil Spector

Source: New York Times

New York Times reports that Al Pacino has signed on to play Phil Spector in a biopic written and directed by David Mamet for HBO. You know Mamet right? The whole THEATRE IS DEAD guy. I’ve been looking forward to this project as anything with David Mamet’s name on it gets me all wound up, hearing that Pacino is gonna be involved too just gets me doubly excited. Doubly.

 

 

 

Harry Potter In Stunning 2D Action

Wait what’s that? A studio actually pulling back and not releasing a rushed 3D conversion? “Blasphemy!” you cry? Well you can’t blame ’em, considering all the blabber Warner Bros. undoubtedly heard about the The Last Airbender and Clash of the Titans‘s 3D conversions. I think that this is the right choice and will make a whole lot of audience members happy. Now if they can just hurry up and release that damn thing. Here’s the statement from Warner Bros. studios taken from Deadline:

Warner Bros Pictures has made the decision to release “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1” in 2D, in both conventional and IMAX theaters, as we will not have a completed 3D version of the film within our release date window. Despite everyone’s best efforts, we were unable to convert the film in its entirety and meet the highest standards of quality. We do not want to disappoint fans who have long-anticipated the conclusion of this extraordinary journey, and to that end, we are releasing our film day-and-date on November 19, 2010 as planned. We, in alignment with our filmmakers, believe this is the best course to take in order to ensure that our audiences enjoy the consummate “Harry Potter” experience.

Producer David Heyman said, “For 10 years, we have worked alongside Alan Horn and the studio, whose priority has always been to preserve the integrity of Jo Rowling’s books as we have adapted them to the screen, and this decision reflects that commitment.”

Director David Yates continued, “This decision, which we completely support, underscores the fact that Warner Bros. has always put quality first.”

As scheduled, on July 15, 2011, we will deliver to conventional and IMAX theaters our final installment of the film franchise, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2,” in both 2D and 3D formats.

UPDATE: Emma Stone Confirmed In Spidey – But With A TWIST!

Deadline reports that Sony Pictures has just confirmed Emma Stone for the female lead in the upcoming Spider-Man film. “But Will”, you say, “You’ve already posted this news. You’re not reporting anything, but merely repeating stories about Emma Stone in a desperate attempt to get her to acknowledge your existence.” Yes. Yes I am. But the TWIST that I mentioned in the title is that she has signed on for the part of Gwen Stacy, even though both the studio and her reps expected her to take Mary Jane.

I couldn’t care less who she’s playing really, just as long as she’s on screen. Hell, I’d watch her as J. J. Jameson. Actually I’m pretty sure that’d make this movie amazing. Make it happen Hollywood.

New Photos From Thor

Source: HeyUGuys

The new issue of Empire magazine features Thor on the cover and new photos from the film itself. Thanks to HeyUGuys you can check out these photos the day before the magazine hits shelves.

Thor is set to be released May 6, 2011 and is directed by Kenneth Branaugh and stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Rene Russo, Stellan Skarsgard, Jaimie Alexander, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Josh Dallas, Tadanobu Asano, Idris Elba, Clark Gregg and Colm Feore.

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