Thursday, April 21, 2005

Opus Dei, Albinos, and Tom Hanks

So like, you guys? I am totally having a mental block about blogging today. Sorry for the lack of posts. What can I say, Tom DeLay is being quiet today.

Lucky for you, that means an admonition to watch Project Greenlight tonight at 10pm on Bravo. Why? Because I'm going to post about it tomorrow, and you'll want to be able to follow along.

And now, more entertainment gossip.

First off, DaVinci Code movie casting. Ron Howard is directing. Tom Hanks (Liana's boyfriend) is Robert Langdon. I'm not really crazy about that. Langdon should be pretty smokin' and Tom's been lookin' a little puffy in his dotage. Audrey Tatou of Amelie fame is cast as Sophie (was anyone else totally in love with all the hats she wore in A Very Long Engagement?). That works for me. Jean Reno (awesome in The Professional) will play the cranky French inspector. And recently cast - Alfred Molina and Sir Ian McKellan - not sure which roles they'll be playing. Maybe Sir Ian will be Langdon's crazy Mary Magdellen-obsessed friend? And speaking of Mary Mag - did you know that the word "maudlin" is derived from her name? I wonder if they will cast a real albino to play the role of Silas. Hmmmmm.

In others movie news, my man Bill Murray is starring in Broken Flowers which will premier at Cannes. Looks intriguing.

Finally, in the gossip department, rumor has it that Keanu Reeves and Diane Keaton are a couple. Those two both seem a little crazy, so I guess it works. And does it make anyone else feel old to realize that Keanu is 40?


  1. Lauren in the Kans12:03 PM

    I can't get over the casting, it is going to be so wrong, unless Tom Hanks pulls off a miracle. I see these people having absolutely no chemistry, and some chemistry is required. Other then the two principles, the rest of the cast looks good to me.

    Lauren's alternate casting:

    Langdon--Jeff Bridges (if he works out a lot before shooting)
    Sophie--Julie Delpy (an absolute no-brainer)

  2. I totally agree with you about Julie Delpy. When I was reading the book, she's who I pictured.

  3. Anonymous1:18 AM