Emma Watson has refused two roles this week. The actress will not appear in "Cinderella", which is going to stage Kenneth Branagh, and dropped out of the drama, "Your voice in my head." If Branagh didn’t find a new contender for the vacant position yet, then the producers of "Your Voice" has chosen the lead role of Emily Blunt.
"Your voice in my head" - filming of memoirs of British journalist Emma Forrest. Living in New York, burdened by moral problems and risky antics, eventually turns to her severe depression and attempts of suicide. But Forest meets balding and fat, but the optimistic 53-year-old psychiatrist, whose advice helped her to withdraw from the dangerous brink. But soon the man dies. Some romantic relationships of Forest are also falling, but now she will have to deal with problems on her own.
Initially the film was going to shoot David Yates, but the director of the latest series of Harry Potter has left the project in May last year and is now occupied by the new version of "Tarzan." Emma Watson, approved for the lead role, was listed for a long time in the film, but, as reported by Stanley Tucci, who plays a psychiatrist in "Your voice" now in her place will be Emily Blunt. Tucci and Blunt have starred together in "The Devil Wears Prada”.
A film, based on the memoirs of Forest, is planned to shoot in the summer of the 2012, but work on the movie has stalled. Now the film has still no director, so it is difficult to say when will start shooting.
Emily Blunt is currently shooting in Doug Liman's sci-fi "All you need is kill" with Tom Cruise. The last time the actress has appeared on screen in the thriller "Looper" and comedy "The Five-Year Engagement."
Dr. House is re-classified in pirates. Hugh Laurie is in talks with NBC channel about participation in the series “Crossbones”, where the actor offered the role of Edward Teach, known as Blackbeard - filibuster, handled in the Caribbean Sea in the 18th century.
Creator of Crossbones - Neil Cross, who worked on the series "Luther." Cross himself wrote the script and produced the project.
NBC plans 10 episodes of the series, the effect of which will be developed on the Bahamian island of New Providence, which became a refuge for pirates because of the harbor and close proximity to the Straits of Florida. From there, it was convenient to attack Spanish ships were returning to their homeland.
Just on the island of New Providence will settle Blackbeard, where his power will be a motley gang of criminals, thieves and scoundrels sailors. A paradise for looters, New Providence has become a headache for the trade. After the founding of the British colony the island has begun to change.
The boy Edward Thich entered the Navy as a 12-year-old. In 1716, he joined the pirate Benjamin Hornigold team, hunted on the islands of the Caribbean. Blackbeard quickly got his ship, which was called "Queen Anne's Revenge." The fame of the formidable pirate spread quickly. After retiring from Hornigold Thich founded pirate alliance. In autumn 1718 the governor of Virginia, promised a reward of 100 pounds to anyone who kills a Blackbeard. Pirate was killed in November 22, 1718 the first in a battle with the British military.
In his short career as a pirate, biography of Thich shrouded in mystery and is full of rumors. Edward Thich was the prototype of pirate Flint in Stevenson's novel "Treasure Island." This colorful character was also the hero of numerous TV shows and movies. In 2005, James Purefoy played Thich in the movie "Pirates of the Caribbean: Blackbeard."
Most recently, Black Beard appeared on the big screen in the movie "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" (played by British actor Ian McShane).
Laurie recently parted with the image of sarcastic Dr. House after eight seasons in the popular series. If the actor accepts the invitation of Cross and play Edward Thich, he will not speak on TV an American accent for the first time.
Cable channel AMC renewed for the third season its most successful TV series The Walking Dead, which came on the air only a week ago. Then, I remind you, the show has gathered a huge audience - 7.3 million viewers. Indicators in the categories of 18-49 and 18-34 have a record of all the primes on the basic cable channels. The second episode lost less than 10% - 6.7 million viewers.
CBS renewed for a full first season drama Person Of Interest and Unforgettable. Prior to that, such an honor was awarded comedy 2 Broke Girls. Friday drama A Gifted Man can’t boast of ratings, so no matter what and does not count. Comedy How to Be a Gentleman put into scrap, and more news products in the channel were not.
Creators of an ambitious project The Dark Tower cut the budget, a little redrew the script and it seems now everything is fine. I recall that initially to shoot the project (three films plus two season series) was going studio Universal, but then it refused to adapt the novel by Stephen King. Now one of the producers The Dark Tower said that the TV project has obtained its house in a face of HBO channel. Studio for feature film has not yet been found.
The premiere of series Boss, who has already renewed for a second season, at the channel Starz have watched 1,7 million viewers. The result, of course, is not outstanding, but quite normal. Spartacus: Gods of the Arena at the time made its debut with 2.8 million; Torchwood: Miracle Day - 2 million; Camelot - 1,6 million
All the same Starz has ordered a new series Da Vinci's Demons from one of the writers of Dark Knight and Man of Steel - David Goyer (yes, Flash Forward, too, for him). The project has passed the stage of the pilot and immediately received an order for the show. "Untold" history of the greatest genius in the world (Leonardo Da Vinci, if that) at the time of his youth in Florence. The premiere is scheduled for the 2013th year.
Comedy Central is not going to give up comedy Workaholics, which has received an order for a third season.
Nickelodeon has finally set a date for the premiere of animated television series Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, the launch of which was announced in May 2009. The series based on the popular animated film made in collaboration with DreamWorks Animation and will be released on November 7.