“You go, girlfriend!”- the latest female casting news from Hollywood
Looks like it’s been a great week for women in Hollywood, according to cinematical.com, who has very conveniently compiled casting news from various different sources.
Rachel Weisz, reports Variety, is on board with James Bond Daniel Craig and Australian beauty Naomi Watts to star in Jim Sheridan’s Dream House- a movie about a couple who discovers that a mother and her two children were murdered in their new home.
Another Australian powerhouse, the incomparable Cate Blanchett has also found work. She has just signed onto Hanna, a film about a CIA bred killer's 14 year old girl “ hellbent on finding her father and uses the survival skills she learned from him on anybody who gets in her way.” The film co-stars Hulk’s Eric Bana and Atonement’s Saoirse Ronan who will next be seen in The Lovely Bones.
Mia Wasikowska who landed the coveted role of Alice in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland moves from one literary protagonist to another, and has signed on play the classic heroine Jane Eyre.
But it is TV’s Joan of Arcadia and The Sisterhood of Traveling Pants alum Amber Tamblyn, who has reportedly nabbed the starring lead opposite the to-die-for James Franco in Danny Boyle’s latest film, that has got me all green-eyed gaga. (Have you seen how dishy and gorgeous and handsome and sexy and sexy and sexy and sexy and SEXY Mr Franco has been looking these days?)
Anyway, before I get carried away… the movie titled 127 Hours, is based on the story of a mountain climber in Utah who had to amputate his own arm when it got pinned beneath a boulder. According to firstshowing.net, there has been plenty of early buzz, primarily because it's Boyle's highly anticipated follow-up to his Oscar winning Slumdog Millionaire. It was reported that Ryan Gosling who was rumoured for the role initially, but looks like good ole talented Jimbo landed it in the end. Sounds like it going to be a challenging role, seeing how it’s pretty much a one-man show and with Boyle behind the lens, it’ll possibly be another proper awards show contender. Back from as far back as his Freaks and Geeks day, Franco has consistently proven that he does have the acting chops to pull both serious and funny stuff (Pineapple Express anyone?) off. But will Amber Tamblyn match up?
Maybe I’m just jealous ...(hee hee) Nonetheless, do let me know what you guys think.
Till then always remember to Snap Crackle and Popcorn!