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The Hobbit – Matthew Goode auditioned for Bilbo Baggins

Posted by LiveFor on February 24, 2010

Matthew Goode has been busy since starring as Ozymandias in Zack Snyder’s Watchmen. The 31 year old actor starred in A Single Man with Colin Firth that is loved by the critics, he’s about to be seen with Amy Adams in the romantic comedy Leap Year and he is also in Ricky Gervais’ Cemetery Junction.

It also turns out that he recently auditioned for the role of Bilbo Baggins in Guillermo del Toro’s adaption of The Hobbit. Something which the 6ft 2 actor found quite funny when speaking to The Telegraph.

Now he’s a father, Goode doesn’t even like travelling that much. But just before we met, he’d auditioned for the role of Bilbo Baggins in Guillermo del Toro’s two-part film of The Hobbit. As he is the first to admit, he’s not an obvious choice – ‘Look at the size of me for Christ’s sake!’ If he got the part, he would, he says, find it almost impossible to refuse – despite the fact that it would involve him spending several months in New Zealand.

No word on how he got on at the audition or who else has been looked at. Still wondering when we’ll get some more info on who’ll be in it and playing what. Also it is currently down for a 2011 release but that could be pushed back to 2012.

Would Goode make a good Bilbo Baggins?

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Cemetery Junction – Poster for Ricky Gervais’ new film

Posted by LiveFor on February 2, 2010


CEMETERY JUNCTION tells the funny, touching and universal story of being trapped in a small town and dreaming of escape.

In 1970s England, three blue-collar friends spend their days joking, drinking, fighting and chasing girls.

Freddie (Christian Cooke) wants to leave their working-class world but cool, charismatic Bruce (Tom Hughes) and lovable loser Snork (Jack Doolan) are happy with life the way it is.

When Freddie gets a new job as a door-to-door salesman and bumps into his old school sweetheart Julie (Felicity Jones), the gang are forced to make choices that will change their lives forever.

Ralph Fiennes (The Reader, Schindler’s List), Ricky Gervais (The Invention of Lying, Ghost Town), Emily Watson (Synecdoche, New York, Breaking the Waves) and Matthew Goode (Watchmen, Brideshead Revisited) feature alongside stars-of-the-future Christian Cooke, Felicity Jones, Tom Hughes and Jack Doolan.

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Cemetery Junction – Trailer for Ricky Gervais’ new film

Posted by LiveFor on February 1, 2010

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Cemetery Junction – Behind the scenes featurette for Ricky Gervais’ new film

Posted by LiveFor on September 10, 2009

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Cemetery Junction – Footage from Ricky Gervais’ new film

Posted by LiveFor on July 10, 2009

The recent trailer for Ricky Gervais’ Cemetery Junction showed nothing of the film. However, this piece from the BBC shows some footage and a behind the scenes look at the film.

Gervais and Stephen Merchant also talk about writing and directing the film. As usual they are rather funny.

Source: Filmstalker

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Cemetery Junction – Teaser trailer featuring Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Ralph Fiennes

Posted by LiveFor on July 8, 2009

Do not expect to learn too much about the film in this one, but if you are a fan of The Office or Extras then you’ll enjoy this.

Cemetery Junction is due out next year and as well as Ricky and Ralph it stars Christian Cooke, Jack Doolan, Felicity Jones, Tom Hughes, Emily Watson and Matthew Goode.

<a href=”http://video.msn.com/?mkt=en-GB&from=sp&vid=c88c1f12-a2fa-45ec-90b5-7395f3a20bab” target=”_new” title=”Cemetery Junction – Exclusive Teaser”>Video: Cemetery Junction – Exclusive Teaser</a>

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Cemetery Junction – First photos of Ricky Gervais & Matthew Goode

Posted by LiveFor on June 24, 2009

Cemetery Junctionis the new film by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. Gervais posted these photos from the shoot on his blog with the comment “This is me in character (Len Taylor). I play a fat middle-aged bloke from Reading by the way. Chameleon.”

Below is Matthew Goode (Watchmen) sitting on a nice car.

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Cemetery Junction – Filming has begun on Ricky Gervais’ new film

Posted by LiveFor on June 16, 2009

Principal photography is set to commence on location in London today on Cemetery Junction, the first motion picture written and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, the multi-award winning team behind The Office and Extras.

Ralph Fiennes (The Reader, Schindler’s List), Ricky Gervais (The Office, Extras, The Invention of Lying, Ghost Town), Emily Watson (Synecdoche, New York, Breaking the Waves) and Matthew Goode (Watchmen, Brideshead Revisited) feature alongside stars-of-the-future Christian Cooke, Felicity Jones, Tom Hughes and Jack Doolan.

Cemetery Junction tells the funny, touching and universal story of being trapped in a small town and dreaming of escape.

In 1970s England, three blue-collar friends spend their days joking, drinking, fighting and chasing girls.

Freddie (Christian Cooke) wants to leave their working-class world but cool, charismatic Bruce (Tom Hughes) and lovable loser Snork (Jack Doolan) are happy with life the way it is.

When Freddie gets a new job as a door-to-door salesman and bumps into his old school sweetheart Julie (Felicity Jones), the gang are forced to make choices that will change their lives for ever.

The photo is a costume/makeup test of the three leads. Gervais and Merchant saw them as “the English 23 year-old, John Travolta, James Dean and Lou Costello.” I can kind of see where they are coming from with that photo.

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The Random – Toy Story 3D, Inglourious Basterd, The Losers, Fantastic Mr Fox, Cemetery Junction, The Big Bang, Conan, Fast & Furious, Station,

Posted by LiveFor on May 11, 2009

– Disney’s 3D versions of Pixar’s Toy Story and Toy Story 2 will premiere at the 66th annual Venice Film Festival. The films will surround the Golden Lion award ceremony at the Palazzo del Cinema at Venice Lido, where the Venice Film Festival will give lifetime achievement awards to the Pixar aniamtors.

NY Times have a big feature on Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds that has this interesting piece of news – “Not to mention a shelved subplot about African-American soldiers stuck behind enemy lines. ‘I have a half-written prequel ready to go if this movie’s a smash,’ he said.”

– Wes Anderson’s animated adaptation of Fantastic Mr. Fox will be released under Fox’s Fox Searchlight “indie”-focused label. The film is currently scheduled to hit theaters on November 13th in the States, but on October 22nd/23rd in UK and Russia.

Jason Patric (The Lost Boys, Narc) may be the bad guy in the comic book adaption of The Losers. The good guys currently consist of Jeffrey Dean Morgan as the team leader, Zoe Saldana, Iris Elba and Columbus Short.

– Matthew Goode (“Brideshead Revisited,” “Watchmen”) has joined the cast of the dramedy Cemetery Junction for Sony Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter. “Cemetery” takes a period look at a group of twenty-something men working at the Prudential insurance company in the 1970’s and their relationships with each other as well as the women in their lives. Goode will play Mike, a go-getter dating his boss’ daughter. Ralph Fiennes, Felicity Jones, Christian Cooke, Tom Hughes, Jack Doolan and Ricky Gervais star.

– Antonio Banderas will star in the neo-noir detective thriller The Big Bang for says Variety.
Banderas stars as an L.A. private detective who’s hired to find a missing stripper. The trail leads to the New Mexico desert. There the private eye finds a trail of bodies and contends with a brutal Russian boxer, three LAPD detectives and an aging billionaire looking to perfect the nuclear physics equivalent of the Big Bang.

– James McTeigue (“V for Vendetta,” “Ninja Assassin”) is tipped to be helming the upcoming Conan the Barbarian reboot film for Nu-Image/Millenium as Brett Ratner has left the project.

Fast and Furious screenwriter Chris Morgan tells MTV News that all the talk of another sequel is not just true, but things are moving quickly. “It seems like there will definitely be another one. I just got out of a lunch with Universal, just pitching the story around. We were figuring out if we do another one, and what it would be. It has to come from the characters, so where are these characters after this film – what are they doing?” says Morgan.

– CBS Films has acquired screen rights to Johanna Stokes’s comic book mini-series Station reports Variety. In the miniseries, five nations have sent their finest astronauts to operate Earth’s first multinational space station, but when one turns up dead, the remaining personnel race against time to discover if it was sabotage, an accident or murder.

– Vin Diesel, director John Singleton and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura are teaming for a film adaptation of the video game The Wheelman for Paramount Pictures reports Variety.
Diesel produced, voiced and had his likeness used in the game about an expert driver who comes out of retirement to protect a woman from his past.

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Cemetary Junction – Gervais and Merchant’s new film

Posted by LiveFor on April 28, 2009

Principal photography commences on June 15th 2009 on Cemetery Junction, the first motion picture written and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, the multi-award winning team behind The Office and Extras.

With a cast including Ralph Fiennes and Ricky Gervais plus stars-of-the-future Christian Cooke, Felicity Jones, Tom Hughes and Jack Doolan, Cemetery Junction tells the funny, touching, universal story of being trapped in a small town and dreaming of escape.

In 1970s England, three blue-collar friends spend their days joking, drinking, fighting and chasing girls.

Freddie (Christian Cooke) wants to leave their working-class world but cool, charismatic Bruce (Tom Hughes) and lovable loser Snork (Jack Doolan) are happy with life the way it is.

When Freddie gets a new job as a door-to-door salesman and bumps into his old school sweetheart Julie (Felicity Jones), the gang are forced to make choices that will change their lives for ever.

Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant:

“ We want to capture the spirit of those classic British New Wave movies of the 1960s that made stars of Albert Finney, Julie Christie and Michael Caine. We are so excited about our fresh young cast – they are all film stars in waiting. Cemetery Junction is going to be glossy and glorious, full of humour, romance and drama as well as our usual observations on the truth and absurdity of real life. The fact that Ralph Fiennes is also on board to add depth and class to the whole thing is just unbelievable icing on the cake.”

Deborah Schindler, President of International Motion Picture Production at Sony Pictures added ” We are delighted to be partnering with two of the UK’s foremost writing and directing talents. Ricky and Stephen’s past successes have proved not only their unparallelled understanding of comedy but also their ability to create realistic stories and characters with worldwide appeal. Add to this the exciting ensemble cast and we know we have a movie for all audiences.”

Cemetery Junction will shoot on location in and around London, and will be based at Shepperton studios. The film is produced by Sue Baden-Powell and Charlie Hanson and executive producers are Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant.

Sony Pictures Entertainment will be releasing Cemetery Junction in cinemas in 2010

Thanks to Stuart for sending me the info.

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