Movie News for November 2, 2010

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A little more news for Leonardo DiCaprio, and other stuff.

Great Gatsby

It looks like Baz Luhrmann, who worked with Leonardo DiCaprio previously on Romeo + Juliet, may reteam with the star for a new adaptation of The Great Gatsby. DiCaprio would play Jay Gatsby, while Tobey Maguire would play Nick Carraway, the narrator of the book.

What’s that? It’s a book? Yes. It is. Not all stories are just in film form. F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote the book. It’s kinda his masterpiece. And the movie with Robert Redford cut out a lot of the good stuff. It definitely could be done better. The one thing it has going against it is that Redford was iconic as Gatsby. The character was written all wrong in the movie, but he still played it with… pizzaz. No, that isn’t a sleepy pizza.

I’ve heard that Rebecca Hall has read for Daisy Buchanon. Luhrmann has not yet fully committed to the film. It looks like he wants his cast firmly set in place before he signs on the dotted line, which is a good idea, because doing a version of The Great Gatsby could be risky. You screw that up, and it could be like doing a stupid, updated version of Romeo and Juliet. Wait…

We Bought a Zoo

Cameron Crowe is working on a new film. Apparently, Matt Damon is set to star as a man who… Buys a Zoo. You know what would be funny? If the movie was about someone who bought a coffee shop, but they kept the Zoo title. It’d be like they were saying that a cafe is the same thing as a zoo!

Anywho, they’re reportedly looking for someone to play the female lead in the film. Scarlett Johansson is currently up for the role, but Amy Adams, Mary Elizabeth Winstead (I’d pick her), and Rachel McAdams are also being considered. I don’t know. Does it really matter? It’s not like women are anything more that objects for men to stare at. I saw a woman pretending to read the other day. It was adorable. Like a dog trying to work the dishwasher.

Monster’s Balls Tragedy

It’s not actually ‘balls,’ but I needed to add levity. For the second time in the last week, someone who worked with Billy Bob Thornton has been seriously injured and/or died. After yesterday’s news about George Hickenlooper dieing, it appears the writer of 2001’s Monster’s Ball, Will Rokos, was hit in the head by a train. That has to be the worst part of your body to have hit by a train.

I know what you’re thinking. “This is Brian, he’s going to mention his penis getting hit by a train. Cause, as he’ll say, ‘that would be worse that having your head hit.’”

But I’m not going to say that, because in the event that my junk and a train collided, people would be talking about how the train was hit by my penis.

It’s simple science. The more powerful object is always the one doing the hitting.

2 COMMENTS

  1. haha, I stole your main Leo DiCaprio story when I broke The Devil in the White City article. Guess thats what happens when you are unemployed, and sleep till odd hours of the day? Is this normal for people in your neck of the woods? Is Obama from your area?

    You lose again.

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