Recently actresses Alice Eve and Krysten Ritter took their collective hotness to another level by becoming of all things, honorary Hooter's girls. While in town to promote their upcoming romantic comedy, She's Out of My League, the two participated in a lunch time promotion co-sponsored by Rock 100.5 at Hooter's Cumberland location where they were given their framed plaques stating their official Hooter girls status. During their time at the locale, Eve and Ritter (both "10's") participated in a meet and greet session and even donned a portion of the Hooter girl wardrobe: the t-shirt. They both passed on the wearing the iconic orange hot pants.
In She's Out of my League, Eve plays Molly a blonde hot girl who meets an average Joe named Kirk (Jay Baruchel) after leaving her cell phone in his security line at the airport. When the two meet to retrieve the phone, an awkward courtship begins which dumbfounds Molly's best friend Patty (Ritter), Kirk's friends and family and more importantly, Kirk who grapples to make since of how this "10" of a girl will settle for a "5" of a guy.
Eve and Ritter at Hooters
She's Out of My League opens Fri. Mar. 12 in area theaters.
Okay, I have to admit I wasn't a big fan of the new Sherlock Holmes film starring Robert Downey Jr. and Judd Law, so I was surprised to see this press release from the BBC announcing a new series entitled Sherlock is in the works. Just like the movie's lead, this character just seems to get more breaks, jeez.
According to the release, BBC in a partnership with Masterpiece (yup the PBS one) plan to develop three new shows with one being an updated, modern spin on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's coke-toking super sleuth.
The thrilling new Sherlock series is a fast-paced, witty take on the legendary crime drama, now set in present day London and starring Benedict Cumberbatch (Atonement, The Last Enemy) as the eponymous detective. Martin Freeman (The Office UK, Hot Fuzz) plays his loyal friend, Doctor John Watson, and Rupert Graves (God on Trial, The Forsyte Saga) is Inspector Lestrade. Co-created by Steven Moffat (Doctor Who, Coupling, Jekyll) and Mark Gatiss (The League of Gentlemen, Crooked House), the iconic details from Arthur Conan Doyle's original books remain: same address, same names-and somewhere out there, Moriarty is waiting.
The new series Sherlock was originally scripted and shot as a 60-minute drama. Late last year, BBC Drama optioned the series of three 90-minute episodes.
Abandon hope, ye who enter here is the familiar phrase Dante reads as he enters the gates of Hell, but in the Dantes Inferno: An Animated Epic and Dantes Inferno, the video game (Xbox360, PS3), Dante takes a different tact - he abandons nothing. Based on a lose interpretation of the poem, Dante (voiced by Graham McTavish) is a errant Crusader willing to go to Hell and back to retrieve his betrothed Beatrice (Vanessa Branch) from the clutches of Lucifer (Steve Blum) himself.
(Compiled by Edward Adams and Declan Rabun, Photo courtesy of EA Games)
Dantes story begins as he painfully stitches the red cross taken from the front of his Crusaders tunic onto his battered flesh. The cloth is covered with images of various holy campaigns that also provide a clever flashback device throughout the film. As the battle weary hero struggles to make his way home through the forest, as in the poem, hes attacked by beasts but fights and manages to make his way home only to discover his home and all its inhabitants including his father and his betrothed Beatrice have been slain. To add insult to injury, as he nears his beloved, Dante glimpses her soul ascending toward heaven only to be snatched up by Lucifer and dragged into the gates of Hell. Her screams of duress and pleas for help fire Dantes resolve to free her no matter the cost. As our now anti-hero battles his way towards the gates of Hell, hes met by the spirit of long dead poet Virgil (Peter Jessup) who volunteers to accompany him and guide him along his quest.
Fans have been hoisting their pitch forks ever since Apple CEO announced their wonky new tablet device, the iPad. Lets face it, it has a laundry list of faults and is essence a big ol' iPod Touch instead of a touch screen computer like the HP tablet is expected to be.
While most people are still shaking their heads at the failure of the iPad presentation, the video site Hulu is moving forward with development for the new device. TechCrunch reports that popular video site Hulu is working to bring its content to the iPad, despite the lack of support for Flash content on Apple's new tablet device.
One rumor I've heard from an industry insider is that Hulu is working on an iPad-friendly version of its site that should be ready by the time the iPad hits the market. Hulu itself is still vague about its plans. When asked directly by Om Malik whether Hulu has any plans for the iPad, CEO Jason Kilar recently hemmed and hawed about how he is a big believer in mobile, but wouldn't confirm or deny anything.
According to Macrumors, The report notes that porting its content to a non-Flash player would not be completely trivial given Hulu's investment in having created a unique Flash-based platform, but the company would be "more than capable" of making the transition. Whether or not to develop a Flash-less player for the content appears to be more of a business decision than a technical one.
One of constant complaints about Apple's "touch" devices has been the lack of support of Adobe Flash enabled sites and applications. Jobs is adamant on his position on Flash stating its clunky on Mac systems and until Adobe fixes it, Apple will not budge. Instead he feels the newer technologies like HTML 5 format - the newest update of web standard code, is the answer. YouTube has already begun testing an HTML 5 version of its video site but no full release date has been given.
Avatar fans rejoice! No, not you Navi-loving posers - the original Avatar, Aang addicts. This Sunday Paramount is airing a new 30-second teaser of M Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender during the Superbowl XLIV (that's 44 to us Americans).
In the trailer we see further into the world of four nations as Aang awakens from the iceberg and the Fire Nation assaults the Southern Water Tribe. The elemental "bending" effects look impressive as well as Aang's glowing arrow tattoos when he enters the avatar state.
Paramount released a teaser trailer last year which focused soley on Aang and his air bending ability. The visual effect is rather unimpressive because its transparent - representing Aang's manipulation of the air around him. Blowing out candles in a cave just doesn't have the wow factor to get moviegoers excited.
The Last Airbender makes its way to theaters July 2, 2o10.
Sometime in the foreseeable future, people will have fully articulate robotic avatars to improve their quality of life. Thats the premise behindSurrogates, the latest sci-fi thriller directed by Jonathan Mostow.
Mostow who enjoys using new technology in his filmmaking believes the future is closer than we may think. In the featurette, A More Perfect You: The Science Of Surrogates, Mostow along with production designer Jeff Mann and leading robotic experts explore current cybernetic technologies and attempt to bridge the gap between what is fact, and what is science fiction.
Based on the comic miniseries of the same name,Surrogates follows detective Greer (Bruce Willis) as he tries to uncover the mastermind behind a series of surrogate related murders.
On Friday, Mostow held a virtual press conference (true surrogacy) to discuss the film, his filmmaking and of course, the science and issues presented in Surrogates.
Surrogates. Directed by Jonathan Mostow. Stars Bruce Willis, Radha Mitchell and James Cromwell. Available on DVD and Blu-Ray disc on January 26.
One of your films themes is the fears of technology. What are some of your own fears about technology and the future?
Some people have labeled this film as anti-technology. But I dont see it that way. In fact, I love technology. I love using computers and gadgets. I love strolling through Best Buy and the Apple Store to see whats new. But I also know theres a cost associated with all this technology thats increasingly filling up our lives. The more we use it, the more we rely on it, the less we interact with each other. Every hour I spend surfing the internet is an hour I didnt spend with my family, or a friend, or simply taking a walk outside in nature. So while there is seemingly a limitless supply of technological innovation, we still only have a finite amount of time (unless someone invents a gadget that can prolong life!) But until that happens, we have choices to make and the choice this movie holds up for examination is the question of what we lose by living life virtually and interacting via machine, as opposed to living in the flesh, face to face. I hope thats a conversation that will arise for people who watch Surrogates.
I guess its safe to say Anil Kapoor has finally made his mark in America. The 51 year old actor has been a leading man in his homeland of India for the past 30 years but he finally garnered the attention of American audiences as Prem Kumar, the charismatically slick host of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire in the Oscar winning film, Slumdog Millionaire back in 2008.
This season, Kapoor makes his American debut as well coiffed President Omar Hassan on the real time series, 24. This seasons timeline is set at the eve of a peace agreement between Hassans non-descript Middle Eastern country and the U.S. Naturally someone wants to thwart the effort by assassinating a world leader, in this instance, Kapoors character, President Hassan. Recently, Kapoor discussed his Hollywood experience and his role on 24 with the press during a press conference.
24 airs on Monday nights at 9 p.m. on FOX.
Ive seen in the episodes so far that Hassans a very standup guy. Will we get to see over the course of the storyline what the problem is with his marriage and why hes having an affair?
He is not exactly, actually its not an affair, but its a kind of relationship, which he feels is kind of like minor relationship and intellectually he believes that its more of a friendship, which there is possibility that might develop later on into a relationship, but it doesnt.
As head coach Sue Sylvester on the hit show Glee, comedic actress Jane Lynch is the new queen of mean on prime time television. On the show, Lynch's character is at war - set in an ongoing plot to put the cheerleader squad, the Cheerios back on top and squashing the upstart glee club squad and its advisor with extreme prejudice.
Last week , Lynch spoke with the press about teaching another type of lesson on a recent episode of The Cleveland Show. In the episode "Love Rollercoaster," Lynch is substitute teacher Ms. Eck who plans to teach Roberta (Reagan Gomez-Preston) a valuable lesson about vanity and putting too much faith in outward appearances.
Glee returns with new episodes on its new night starting Tues. April 13 at 9 PM on Fox. The Cleveland Show airs Sundays at 9:30 PM on Fox. Episodes of both shows are available at Fox's website or on Hulu.
I can't believe someone with as many credits as you have has never done animation, is that true?
It's not technically my debut, I have done a Holly Hobby series, a guest spot on cartoons. What was that one with the monkeys that go into space? Space Chimps, and I'm doing Shrek 4 right now too.
Lately your roles have been sort of like an authoritarian role, how do you keep them fresh and new whether it's live action or animation?
I did Another Cinderella Story and Troop Mom and I'm just really mean people in all of them. I'm very conscious of digging in and try to find a different place so that I don't feel like I'm repeating myself and that would be boring for me too, but yes there is definitely a common thread with all of them there. Authoritarian and sarcastic and they don't give people the benefit of the doubt kind of a character, and yes, I'll dig a little deeper and a little to the left or a little to the right to try to find something. There's usually something in the writing that will help me focus on something a little different than the others.
I'm curious, in previous interviews you have mentioned that Sue will actually be singing in an upcoming episode. I'm wondering if you're excited for that challenge?
I am, I'm very excited about it. I of course can't tell you, because it's top secret, but I've recorded already and I've had several dance rehearsals, it's going to be fun.
What is it like sort of stepping into the studio for the first time, putting the headset on, and really laying down a track?
Well that's a great question, because it's fantastic, and it's kind of a dream come true because I love to sing. I got to record singing in A Mighty Wind and that was a dream come true as well, so I had done that before. It's not as easy as one thinks, you have to be right on pitch-wise and you have to be right on time-wise, and I always thought I was very good at those things, but according to Adam, I am not. He had to direct me several times.
Whats it like recording in the studio in comparison to say a live action performance?
You don't have to worry about what you're wearing, you've got the script in front of you, and it doesn't involve your body, it's all about your voice, and it's really fast work. It's also very lonely work, because you're by yourself, very rarely do you do it in a group. You act with yourself and somebody else kind of mumbles the lines back at you, if at all. So seeing your work in something animated, you realize how little you have to do with all of it. It's always a surprise and it's always exciting to see, because you never really know, you're kind of isolated in that booth all by yourself.
Do you find any difficulties in transferring, like going from one project to another when it's live action versus animation?
No, you just kind of kick into it.
You mentioned that you're doing voice work for Shrek 4, can you talk a little more about that?
I'm playing a character called Gretchen and I'm an ogre and there are a lot of ogres in this particular Shrek. It kind of goes back in the life of time, kind of like It's a Wonderful Life and I play one of the ogres and it's a lot of fun.
So you've done TV, you've done movies, now animated shows, plays as well, what would you say has been the biggest challenge for you in your career so far?
Gosh, dancing, that's it, just dancing. Everything else I just kind of flow into and it's fun. Dancing is the thing that I have to work ten times harder than everybody else.
A lot of actresses talk about how once they get past a certain age it's difficult to find good parts and it's difficult to get work. You seem to have broken that trend by getting busier and busier as you go along. What do you put it down to, how do you think you're doing it?
I know that it is a reality that it's harder for women after 40, but I started working at 40, and I think it's just because I'm a character actress and my particular brand of it is more mature and it's not something I was able to be cast at when I was younger and fresh faced, so I had to wait until my age caught up which happens to be the tricks in my little arsenal.
Was it hard hanging on until you got to that point with something like this?
I had a day here and there where I would get discouraged that I wasn't a big star, but I've kind of made a living ever since I was like 27, not a great living, but enough for me. For me actually being able to pay my rent and eat and perform is enough and I did that for many years. And then I had some good years in there too where I made pretty good money, but I'm at a different point in my career now where I get to kind of sit back and let some things come to me whereas I had to be a lot more aggressive when I was younger. There were moments when I would get discouraged, but I don't know that I always thought that I would get to a point where I would work all the time, but I was okay about it as long as I got to perform I was happy.
Do you think that those ups and downs gave you a leg up on really putting the character together?
Yes, actually. I think so, because when we do Best in Show and A Mighty Wind and Christopher Guest movies, we have to create the characters and improvise and when you improvise you really have to know who your character is. You have to be very thorough in creating a character, whereas when you do a television show you can kind of float by on what they give you, but we kind of have a whole cloth to create with Best in Show. It kind of makes me more aggressive and demand more from myself when I do a script at show, I see it as being creative, my character process I think is probably a little more creative than if I hadn't done that kind of work where I had to create something out of whole cloth, that's why I think I can push things maybe to the nth degree, because I'm used to doing that from having to make it up on my own.
Is there a possibility that you might be directing an episode of Glee in the future?
That's a great question, because I think I'd like to, and I will say here, yes, I want to do that. I haven't spoken to anybody about it, but I love directing and I love calling the shots. I think it would be a great place to do it and because the directors we get and the writers we have are just so amazing and our DP is great, because you have to have a great DP if you want to be a great director. I think I'm learning at the feet of many masters.
Did you have any input into how your animated counterpart would look like?
No, not at all. The rendering was set when I showed up for the reading, and she's hilarious looking I think.
Did they show it to you before you started taping?
Yes. We did a table read, which is really an amazing thing to do, because Mike does all the characters, and to watch him sit there and have a scene with himself is something to watch, it's genius at work. But yes, I did get to see the rendering before at the table read. I haven't seen the show though, just the rendering of my character.
When you were growing up, what Saturday morning cartoons or series struck you as very funny and odd as a kid?
I watched Bam Bam and Pebbles and The Jackson Five, I remember that, and I liked The Flintstones.
Do you have a favorite line in The Cleveland Show coming up as your character that stuck in your brain?
Yes, I laugh almost every day about look at this fupa, which I don't know if you know what it means, but it's a hilarious reference to the fat right about the groin area.
Obviously, Ms. Eck and Sue share some similar DNA, but I'm wondering if they were to sort of come face-to-face and throw down the gauntlet who would emerge victorious in a battle of the wits?
Sue Sylvester would rein supreme. I think that Ms. Eck has a chink in her armor. I think she's got a little more sensitivity and is prone to self doubt whereas Sue Sylvester has none of that.
For eight seasons America has sat glued to their televisions each week as judges Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and late comer, Kara DioGuardi shape the fate of finalists on American Idol. Now in its ninth season, the show is hoping to endure a series of controversies, shake-ups and new additions.
Loyal fans were shocked and saddened when Abdul announced prior to the season eight finale that she was leaving the show. Weeks later, comedian Ellen Degeneres confirmed rumors that shes taking over the fourth chair at the judges table. And just yesterday, Cowell announced that this will be his final season as he sets plans to bring his other global hit, X Factor to America next year. Last Friday, Randy Jackson spoke with the press about the new season and shared his opinion on the issues surrounding the show.
American Idol's two-part season premiere kicks off tonight, Tuesday at 8:00 PM featuring guest judge, Victoria Beckham. Part two of the season premiere airs Wednesday at 8:00 PM with guest judge, Mary J. Blige.
W Hotel Midtown (188 14th St., Atlanta, GA) will host an American Idol premiere viewing party tomorrow night starting at 7:00 PM. The party is open to the public. The hotel will feature specialty drinks and complimentary appetizers from Spice Market between 7-8 PM.
(Photo courtesy of Fox Television)
So weve seen on the cover of Entertainment Weekly that Ellen is calling Simon mean. Is he really mean or is he just a big teddy bear behind the scenes? Is this going to be ongoing?
Look, hes not really mean. I love his phrase. You can quote his phrase, I dont mean to be rude, but. Hes honest from his perspective. Sometimes its maybe a bit harsh, but some people call that real. I dont know if hes meaner than hes ever been. Im not sure I would call it mean. I would just call it very stern.
What do you think specifically Ellen is going to actually bring to the show?
I really, really think, and I know its been talked about a bunch and what shes going to do and how shes going to judge and all of this. I think her being just a die-hard music fan and loving music and just being a really smart, talented person herself because shes a performer and entertainer as well, so she knows about performing and entertaining because this is how shes made her career and a very amazingly successful, great career. So she knows about that and her loving music, I think shell give the expertise from being a fellow entertainer thats hugely successful where all of these kids want to go. They want to be entertainers, as well as great singers.
I think shell give that lay person at home view. That somebody sitting there saying I know about entertaining and this, but you guys may think these vocals arent good. But I actually thought it was really good. So I think she will give the home viewer a real voice to be on the judges panel.
Talk to us about some of the guest judges that will be on the show this year, specifically Shania, Neil Patrick, Katy, Joe Jonas, what were their strengths as judges?
Listen, they all brought something different to the table. The first few youre going to see on Tuesday starts in Boston with Victoria Beckham. People know her fame from the Spice Girls. They probably know more of it as being Mrs. David Beckham. These are all performers in their own right that have achieved high acclaim and massive success in the entertainment field. I think they all brought something different. I think youll see even their judging styles are a little different. I think Simon has said he thought that people were a little bit more in the Fear Factor zone of Mary J. Blige just because of her presence. Shes like that kind of demanding artist. I think all of them, I think Shania brought something different, I think Katy Perry and Avril Lavigne brought something really different and unique. I think surprisingly for some people, they probably would be surprised at what Joe Jonas input was and also Neil Patrick Harris and Kristen Chenoweth. So they all gave a different perspective.
What I like about the guest judges is that they all come from some singing, live performance background, so they know what its like. So it was a really good audition season, I have to tell you.
Was there a particular city that stuck out for you as being just a real hot bed, gave out a lot of golden tickets or conversely one that was maybe was a little thin on talent?
I have to tell you for me I thought Orlando was really strange, just in terms of the talent and who came out and what was going on there. I thought it was a little strange of a place, but I think Dallas was good. I think surprisingly Atlanta was actually really good. Im just saying surprisingly because I know its the hometown of Ryan Seacrest, little dig, all fun and games. But I actually think probably Atlanta was one of the standouts for me, actually. Dallas was really strong as well, I felt.
I know you recently were quoted as saying you really hope a girl wins this year. Are there a lot of promising women?
Yes, because the thing is the last couple of seasons boys have won. So I said that at this last season, scratching my head going, dude, where are the girls? Where have all the ladies gone, come on, what are we doing? I think theres some really talented girls that showed up this time. I also think that what changes the show from year to year are the contestants that we get. And its smart of you to really pinpoint that because this year, you would have thought there would have been a lot more theatrical, a lot more Adam Lambert or Kris Allen types that would have showed up for the auditions. But thats not what happened at all this time. Usually whoever wins or comes in one and two, that next season of auditions you have a lot of those kinds of people. Its almost like there was a signal to everyone at home that was like them, now its time to try out for American Idol, but it didnt happen like that this time. So I think we have a very interesting, unique cast thats really only unique to this season nine. I think its going to be really, really exciting and very different.
How about Adam Lambert and what he has gone on to do, what did you think of his AMA performance and how hes eclipsed your winner, Kris Allen, there?
Adam is a giant personality. Hes unbelievably talented. The AMA thing, I guess, was something that he wanted to do and try. An artist is really left up to their own ideas of how they want to do things and whatever. I think hes a big personality. Hes a far bigger, probably, personality than Kris, but I think theyre both equally talented. Kris obviously won for a reason. Youve got Allison, she has her record out, too. I wish them all well and the best. Theyre all immensely talented, Danny Gokey, we had a lot of talented kids this season.
Let me ask you a question about someone like a Chris Daughtry, an Adam Lambert and a Carrie Underwood that really becomes a big household name. How early in the competition do you feel like you see them as being standout performers?
Id like to say honestly for me, I saw Adam day one the day he auditioned. I saw Kelly Clarkston day one the day she auditioned; Carrie Underwood, day one, the day she auditioned; Chris Daughtry dayI think these people, I truly believe that stars are really born. I think theyre definitely cultivated and you can help them manifest into bigger and brighter stars, but I think those things are born. I think you know when you hear them that they have something special and some kind of unique persona.
When you look back on all your seasons on the show and the auditions, do you have to psych yourself up or is it always new enough that its still exciting?
As I say, not knowing what to expect, you go into these cities. I think the first city youll see on Tuesday is Boston. When we were there, we fell into our groove. It takes us a while because were not together all the time, even though Simon, Ryan and I are the best of friends and we see each other off season a lot and we hang out a lot. But its like riding a bike. You just jump back on, youre like, dude, this is it. Yes, what?
This is American Idols ninth season now. Do you think its something that can fade or do you see an end to it at least for you at some point?
Wow, thats a big, loaded question. I think Idol is the best show of its kind ever. I think it can go on for quite a long time. I dont know when the end for that is. I havent really thought about my end for it. Im contracted for quite a, a couple more seasons. So its really hard to predict, but I think the show can really go on for a long time. I think its the best certainly music reality show thats ever been a music TV show.
Weve learned that Carrie looks for artistry and Simon doesnt want a karaoke or cheesy nightclub act, but what are you personally looking for in a performance?
Im looking for the big three. The big three to me is you have to have undeniable talent. You have to have something that makes you unique and you have to have some star persona.
Theres talk that Paula might be up for a spot on the U.S. X Factor, one of Simons other shows. Would you like to see her back in her judging seat for that?
Yes. Look, shes one of my dear friends, so I wish her the best in the world. I know that shes going to be back in something in a huge way because shes mad talented. The thing that I always say about this genre or about anything in the music entertainment side is expect the unexpected. You never know.
"I pity the fool who goes out tryin' a' take over da world, then runs home cryin' to his momma!"
- B.A. Baracus
Oh nostalgia. Remember when NBC's bad ass Army rogues ruled prime time. I'm talking about the A-Team: Hannibal, Face(man), Murdock and B.A. Baracus (even the name has a foot-to-ass quality about it). Each week we watched as these Awol soldiers of fortune - on the lam for a crime they didn't commit, brought down the bad guys with comedic misadventure and usually a pyrotechnic tour de force unseen on network television at the time. We were too young to realize just how cheesy the show really was, shit blew up and Mr. T was the man - 'nuff said.
When buzz about The A-Team movie began swirling about two years ago. People began speculating who would be cast as the new team. Rumors spread that Ice-T would be cast as Baracus but we later found that would not be the case (thank God).
Although there's nothing like the real thing (baby), the new team looks pretty good. Liam Neeson is Hannibal and from the trailer is definitely channeling George Peppard's chauvinistic cigar smoking ring leader. Neeson seems to have reinvented himself as the new senior action go-to guy. At age 57, he's got recent action flicks to his credit including Taken and as Ra's Al Ghul in Batman Begins.
The guise of Faceman is being taken over by Bradley Cooper. I guess this will work, he was after all, he was the (pretty) face in last year's The Hangover. Cooper has that quality of playing the likable every man which we saw in last year's romantic comedies All About Steve and He's Just Not That Into You. I suspect he'll take the bulk of the zingers and act as comic relief in the film.
The last two members of the team were real shockers for me. First Sharlto Copley, the big-eyed South African actor who boomed on the scene as company man-turned-alien, Wikus Van De Merwe in District 9 will take on the role of "Howling Mad" Murdock. If you recall the show, Murdock was the pilot who didn't was a few cards short of a full deck when he joined the team. Can Copley bring the crazy, we'll just have to wait and see.
To cast Baracus, you have to have a serious bad ass who can give you just enough mean with twinge of teddy bear to pull it off. I think that's why they wanted Ice Cube for the part. Luckily they decided to put Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, the former UFC light-heavyweight title holder in the role. If you've never seen him in the octagon, you may have seen him in a couple of his straight to DVD movies - my favorite: Clive Barker's Midnight Meat Train. He's a good choice for B.A. simply because he's a menacing, kick-ass mofo.
Casting aside, I think the movie may be in good hands. The project is helmed by Joe Carnahan who gave us the sleek and dirty crime thriller, Smokin' Aces (and soon Smokin' Aces II). Carnahan's ability to frame an action intense film will probably up the ante on the expectations that are associated with the almost cartoonish feel of the original series. Another plus for Carnahan is his casting of Dirk Benedict and Dwight Shultz, the original Faceman and Murdock respectively in the film. IMDB doesn't mention what roles they'll play, but giving homage to the original team is always a plus in my book.
Does The A-Team have a foolproof plan to make this movie a hit, we'll just have to wait and see.
The A-Team. Directed by Joe Carnahan. Stars Liam Neeson, Sharlto Copley, Bradley Cooper, Quinton Jackson. Opens in theaters June 11, 2010.
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