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Pirates of the Caribbean 4 gets a mermaid

Posted by LiveFor on April 15, 2010

French actress Astrid Bergès-Frisbey in her first English speaking role has got a place in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

She will play a beautiful mermaid according to producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Rob Marshall on Wednesday.

The film, in which Johnny Depp returns as Captain Jack Sparrow, begins shooting in June in Hawaii, Great Britain and Los Angeles. It’s due out for a May 20, 2011, release.

Bergès-Frisbey has appeared in such French films as “La Fille du Puisatier,” “Bruc,” “Extase,” “La Premiere Etoile” and “Un Barrage Contre le Pacifique” as well as the telefilms “La Reine Morte,” “Elles et Moi,” “Divine Emilie” and “Sur le Fil.” She has also appeared onstage at the Theatre Marigny in a production of Peter Shaffer’s “Equus.”

Source: Heat Vision

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Pirates of the Caribbean 4 gets a Blackbeard

Posted by LiveFor on February 22, 2010

Ian McShane is in negotiations to play the villain in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the fourth installment of the Disney movie series being directed by Rob Marshall according to THR.

McShane will play legendary pirate Edward Teach aka Blackbeard.

He joins Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz in a tale that revolves around the Fountain of Youth as does the Tim Powers novel the film is based on. The sequel is due out on 20th May 2011.

McShane has previously starred in Deadwood, Coraline, Death Race and Lovejoy amongst others. Personally I think he will make a stupendous Blackbeard. What do you think?

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Pirates of the Caribbean 4 – The Black Pearl arrives in Hawaii

Posted by LiveFor on February 19, 2010

Confirmation that things are moving full steam ahead on Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides – The Black Pearl sailed to Kalaeloa Harbor, Hawaii on early Sunday morning, 15th February.

The last piece of news about the film was that Penelope Cruz was possibly going to be joining Johnny Depp in the search of the Fountain of Youth – as based on the Tim Powers novel that they seem to be using for the plot.

Hawaii News Now have a report on the ship arriving and there is some video below. Thanks to Pamela Fuendt for sending the link.

The film, directed by Rob Marshall, is due out on 20th May 2011.

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Pirates of the Caribbean 4 – Penelope Cruz could be setting sail with Capt. Jack

Posted by LiveFor on February 10, 2010

The Black Pearl is getting ready for sea again. Penelope Cruz is in negotiations to join Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the fourth installment of the movie series being directed by Rob Marshall.

Depp is back as Captain Jack Sparrow in the search for the Fountain of Youth. As you may or may not know the story is based on the excellent book On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers.

Acording to Heat Vision, Cruz’s character details are being kept secret, though she is to be Sparrow’s foil and equal in many ways.

For Cruz, the role reunites her with Marshall, who directed her in Nine (Check out the LFF review of Nine).

While I am not Cruz’s biggest fan I could see her fitting in quite well with Johnny Depp and the whole Pirates setting.

Filming begins in Hawaii this summer. Disney plans for a 20th May 2011 release.

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Nine, 2009 – Movie Review

Posted by LiveFor on February 7, 2010

Director: Rob Marshall
Starring: Daniel Day Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Penélope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, Judi Dench, Sophia Loren, Fergie, Kate Hudson

Score: 4 / 10

Reviewed by pjowens75

The movie NINE is based on the Broadway musical “Nine” which is based on the Fellini film “8 ½”, and if you add those together, you get 26 ½. This, of course, has absolutely no bearing on anything at all, except that I was thinking of all this nonsense during the movie itself.
It isn’t that NINE is a bad movie, it just has no spark. It’s like that old fast food commercial, “Where’s the beef?” And that’s too bad, because it’s gorgeous to look at. It’s set in Italy in the 1960’s, and director Rob Marshall and director of photography Dion Beebe have done a marvelous job of capturing the look and feel of the times. And if that were all this movie was about, it would score quite highly on the meter. Alas, there are actors involved, and that’s where things fall apart.

Daniel Day Lewis plays a renowned director about to embark on his latest project. Problem is he has no idea of what it will be. It seems he has lost his muse, which has always been the women in his life. And as he tries to recapture the spirit that has built his reputation, each one of these women makes an appearance, almost all inexplicably dressed in lingerie. And, since it’s a musical, each one sings a song…a truly forgettable song. Five minutes after the closing credits, you can’t recall a single melody. It’s as though each one phoned in their roles, from Penelope Cruz as his stereotypical current mistress, to Fergie, whose music videos have more life.

A spark of hope arose with the appearance of Sophia Loren as Lewis’ mother. Unfortunately, she was confined to the background and never given an opportunity. Look, if you are going to cast one of the greatest Italian actresses of her day in a film, for gosh’ sake, give her something to do. Here it seems her only purpose is to lend a note of authenticity to the entire proceedings. Even the always consistent Dame Judi Dench seems to realize she’s getting nothing back from her fellow actors, and tries too hard to make up for that.

If there is a bright spot, it is Marion Cotillard as his long suffering wife, who is finally getting fed up with his philandering. She is believable throughout her all too brief appearances, and manages to make her musical number (a solo without the scantily clad backup dancers) both poignant and convincing, although for the life of me I can’t remember either the words or the tune. It’s very sad that, in a film filled with beautiful women in lingerie, the only one worth watching was the one who remained fully clothed. She is the only one who invests anything into her role, including Lewis whose acting style just doesn’t work well with a musical, even though he looks like he belongs in sixties Italy.

Which brings us back to the heart of the matter, which is: there is no heart to this matter. Set in a time and place that should be bursting with life, this film has none.

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Nine – Trailer. Fergie is a whore..well that’s what it says

Posted by LiveFor on November 17, 2009

Directed by Rob Marshall (who is also going to be directing Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), Nine is a vibrant and provocative musical that follows the life of world famous film director Guido Contini (Daniel Day-Lewis) as he reaches a creative and personal crisis of epic proportion, while balancing the numerous women in his life including his wife (Marion Cotillard), his mistress (Penelope Cruz), his film star muse (Nicole Kidman), his confidant and costume designer (Judi Dench), a young American fashion journalist (Kate Hudson), the whore from his youth (Stacy “Fergie” Ferguson) and his mother (Sophia Loren).Out on 18th December 2009

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Nine – Trailer and Photos – If you liked Chicago then this one is for you

Posted by LiveFor on May 14, 2009

Here is a trailer and some photos for Nine. It is a musical in the style of Chicago which I thought was terribel, but that’s just me.
The musical tells the story of world famous film director Guido Contini (Daniel Day-Lewis) as he prepares his latest picture and balances the numerous women in his life including his wife (Marion Cotillard), a producer, a mistress (Penelope Cruz), a film star muse (Nicole Kidman), an American fashion journalist (Kate Hudson), the whore from his youth (Fergie), his confidant and costume designer (Judi Dench), and his deceased mother (Sophia Loren).
Nine is directed by Rob Marshall (Chicago, Memoirs of a Geisha). The screenplay was adapted by filmmaker Anthony Minghella and Michael Tolkin. The film is based on Federico Fellini’s masterpiece 8½.

So Fergie is in this, will.i.am was in Wolverine and Taboo was in Street Fighter. What will the last Black Eyed Pea, apl.de.ap, star in?

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