Monday, October 26, 2009

Showbiz news you really, really have to hear

1. Miss Saigon, the movie musical. It's now official--“Precious” director Lee Daniels will direct a film based on the hit Broadway musical “Miss Saigon.” Variety reported Wednesday that former United Artists CEO Paula Wagner will produce the film under her new Chestnut Ridge Productions banner. A screenwriter is about to be hired, and financing discussions are under way with an eye toward getting the film into production next year for a 2011 release... The movie will be faithful to Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil's tragic love story of a Vietnamese bar girl and an American soldier before the fall of Saigon in 1975. -- Lee Daniels confirmed to adapt 'Miss Saigon'

So who do you want to see play Kim, Chris, Gigi, Thuy and The Engineer? Cast suggestions, please!

2. Lola mo goes Glee-ful. EW has learned that Madonna has given “Glee” the rights to her catalog and that an all-Madonna-music episode is in the works for early next year. The hit series has been building an audience and filling the iTunes charts with its cover songs, and Madonna’s involvement is a testament to how big the show is getting. -- 'Glee' Exclusive: Madonna is on board! Is Adam Lambert next?

After Single Ladies, let the soccer boys do Vogue!

3. Tom Cruise--android? “It was definitely a process. We talked a lot, but he was in L.A. and I was in New York... We talked about how Martian-like Patrick Bateman was, how he was looking at the world like somebody from another planet, watching what people did and trying to work out the right way to behave. And then one day he called me and he had been watching Tom Cruise on David Letterman, and he just had this very intense friendliness with nothing behind the eyes, and he was really taken with this energy.” -- director Mary Harron, on how she and Christian Bale developed the serial-killer character in American Psycho

4. Bill Murray skewers McG. “Terminator Salvation’s” McG (aka Joseph McGinty Nichol)... who directed “Murray in “Charlie’s Angels”, recently claimed that Murray headbutted him on the Angels”’ set during a creative dispute. “That’s bulls***! That’s complete crap!” says Murray, flushing slightly yet maintaining composure. “I don’t know why he made that story up. He has a very active imagination.” He pauses. The subject seems closed, but then a minor eruption. “No! He deserves to die,” he says, coldly staring, without breaking deadpan. “He should be pierced with a lance, not headbutted.” -- Bill Murray: Do not disrespect the oddball

McG's next project, according to online scuttlebutt? The movie version of Spring Awakening. The horror.


The Bakla Review said...

with the current trend in politically correct Realism, i predict an actual vietnamese actress to play vietnamese kim. too bad for us.

sushi said...

oooohhh!!! can't wait for Ms. Saigon! it's about time!

can Lea be Kim again?

erasmusa said...

addition to your list: ALW has prostate cancer

Clarrise said...

I think Lea's too old to play Kim but anyone who looks the part has an equal chance of getting the role. The British icon Bridget Jones was played by a Texan, why not a Vietnamese character by again a Filipino? :)

Can't wait for the Madonna ep of Glee!

reyjr said...

Whoa! Saigon in Hollywood! Awesum. ;)

soulwarden said...

maybe quinn can do "papa don't preach?" hahaha

Quadratic Equations are Evil said...

I'm very thankful that Miss Saigon will most likely have very minimal stunt casting. Hopefully, they get a fresh, new face who'll blow us away! My fingers are crossed for another Filipina Kim.

As for the rumored Spring Awakening movie, I'm pretty sure it will have a LOT of stunt casting. I cringe at the thought of Zac Efron as Melchior and Miley Cyrus as Wendla. I don't mind Lindsay Lohan as Wendla, for some reason.

Oh, and there'll also be a Les Miserables movie. It's official, but I lost the link with all the details.

Showbiz news triggers a lot of reactions and emotions! :)

Anonymous said...

Sarah G and Charice P as kim and gigi


erasmusa said...

isa pa: keira as joe's wright's eliza doolittle. hmmm...

exie abola said...

Any chance the movie Miss Saigon will be less offensive to Asian sensibilities?


maila said...

my dream cast:
kim = charice
engineer = lou diamond philips
chris = daniel radcliffe
john = keith robinson (cc white in dreamgirls movie)
ellen = jayne wisener (johanna in sweeny todd movie)
thuy = paolo montalban or jed madela

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