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    sadly, these are making a comeback.

    Aaron Tveit Joins LES MISERABLES

    A bit of minor casting news tonight for the Les Miserables fanatics among you: Aaron Tveit (Gossip Girl) has joined the cast. Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, and Eddie Redmayne are confirmed to star. There was some doubt about Amanda Seyfried‘s involvement when Universal left her off the official cast list earlier in the month, but THR lists Seyfried in the confirmed. Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter have been linked to the roles Monsieur and Madame Thénardier, but the official word has yet to come in.

    Tom Hooper is directing the musical as his follow-up to a Best Director Oscar win for The King’s Speech. Les Miserables is scheduled for release on December 7, 2012. Hit the jump for the official synopsis, including a breakdown of who is playing which part.




    Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption–a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Crowe) after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s (Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette (Seyfried), their lives change forever.

    In December 2012, the world’s longest-running musical brings its power to the big screen in Tom Hooper’s sweeping and spectacular interpretation of Victor Hugo’s epic tale. With international superstars and beloved songs–including “I Dreamed a Dream,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More” and “On My Own”–Les Misérables, the show of shows, is now reborn as the cinematic musical experience of a lifetime.

    According to THR, Tveit will play Enjolras, “who leads a student rebellion in the streets of Paris and orders Javert’s execution.”

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    Kate Winslet and Catherine Keener Join Charlie Kaufman

    Charlie Kaufman’s new film Frank or Francis is shaping up to be one of the most incredibly strange/amazing moviegoing experiences of recent years, and the Adaptation. scribe has tapped two Academy Award nominees to join the cast. The plot concerns a director (Steve Carell) who becomes obsessed with a message board commenter (Jack Black) trashing his movies on a Hollywood website. Nicolas Cage stars as a washed-up actor and Kevin Kline plays dual roles as the director of the highest grossing film of all time and an animatronic head that helps create a machine that develops a completely inoffensive product with the broadest possible appeal. Oh, and it’s a musical.
    Ok. I'm in.

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    and a cool sounding project(see above) just got cooler

    Elizabeth Banks and Paul Reubens Join Charlie Kaufman

    Variety reports that Pee-Wee Herman himself will portray a film critic
    The surprise panel with Pee Wee Herman was truly one of last years SDCC highlights for me.

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    ‘Mars Attacks’ Musical Coming To Broadway | Geeks of Doom

    Mars Attacks, the famous science-fiction trading card set, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. And in doing so, its original creator and licensor Topps, one of the biggest companies of trading cards in the world, is partnering with comic book publishers IDW to take on a massive venture, taking the aliens attacks Earth story that it’s based on to Broadway as a musical.

    This big-budget musical, entitled Mars Attacks: 21st Century Slaughter, is to be written and produced by comic book veteran John Layman (Chew, Marvel Zombies vs. The Army of Darkness). In a statement released by Topps and IDW, Layman describes the undertaking of this project as an upbeat, sci-fi version of West Side Story. He also went on to say that like any good Broadway show, there will be catchy songs as well in the production.



    “My approach to MARS ATTACKS on stage is sort of a science fiction version of West Side Story: a human and a Martian involved in a star-crossed romance, set against the backdrop of a violent interstellar war—with all of humanity caught in between! It’s going to be a rollicking good time, with songs that will make you want to get up and dance!”
    Nevermind, early April Fools joke.
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    On a scale of one to Freddie Mercury, this clocks in at a solid 'Nathan Lane'.

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    JD felt for another April Fool's Day Gag?

    Hey, JD, I have an article here you might like to post! :P

    Oh, and ugh on that Rock of Ages! I don't want that Rock and Roll. Still that whole idea was silly to begin with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orpheus View Post
    JD felt for another April Fool's Day Gag?

    Hey, JD, I have an article here you might like to post! :P

    Oh, and ugh on that Rock of Ages! I don't want that Rock and Roll. Still that whole idea was silly to begin with.
    'least I have a Blu-Ray player...two even! Post that gag junior

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    ‘Little Shop Of Horrors’ Coming To Blu-ray This Fall With Original Ending Restored | Geeks of Doom

    This Fall, the 1986 Little Shop of Horrors get the Blu-ray Book Pack treatment, with a Director’s Cut edition which will include a 20-minute restored alternate ending and 40-page booklet.

    Little Shop of Horrors began life as a horror-comedy that was shot in three days by director and B-movie legend Roger Corman and released in 1960. More than two decades it was brought back to life as an off-Broadway stage musical that ran for over 2,200 performances and at the time was the highest-grossing off-Broadway production ever produced. In 1986, movie producer and music mogul David Geffen took Little Shop of Horrors back to the big screen in a $25 million musical extravaganza directed by legendary Muppet performer and filmmaker Frank Oz and starring Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene (who also starred in the off-Broadway show), Steve Martin, Vincent Gardenia, James Belushi, John Candy, and Bill Murray in an inspired cameo based on Jack Nicholson‘s performance in the 1960 original. It went on to become one of the year’s big hits in theaters and on home video, and at the following year’s Academy Awards the movie earned two nominations for Best Visual Effects and Best Original Song. Unfortunately the film lost in both categories to Aliens and Top Gun, respectively.



    Prior to its theatrical release Little Shop of Horrors had to undergo extensive reshoots thanks to a decision by the studio and filmmakers to replace the movie’s original darker ending with a happier conclusion. In the original ending, Audrey II, the movie’s singing (and flesh-eating) plant, devours all the main characters in the cast and then grows to massive proportions to take over the world with the help of other giant plants. The 20-minute sequence cost $5 million to shoot and closely resembled the ending to the off-Broadway production, but test audiences didn’t enjoy seeing characters they had come to love and sympathize with being eaten and the evil plants winning the day. Thus the release date for Little Shop of Horrors was delayed while a more optimistic and satisfying ending was conceived and filmed. The decision paid off handsomely even though the original ending had come so close to appearing in the final cut of the film that stills from the effects-heavy sequence appeared in movie magazines and on the Little Shop trading card set.
    It's kind of sad that Moranis has 'retired' from acting. He was a funny little dude and I still patiently wait for my Strange Brew Bluray.
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