Post by depputydawg on Oct 6, 2011 21:06:51 GMT -5
The Thin Man now has a third screenplay writer! Jerry Stahl was the first writer hired. Then David Koepp was hired and is now gone (his vision didn't gel with Rob Marshall's). The latest writer to be hired is Billy Ray.
IFC has a new interview with Rob Marshall, talking about The Thin Man. 1) It's not a remake, it's a "reimagining" 2) It's set in the 30's 3) Nora has not been cast 4) Billy Ray is the only writer who actually has written something (the previous writers announced never got started) 5) It'll film next year (after The Lone Ranger, I presume) for a 2013 release
Post by depputydawg on Mar 30, 2012 8:49:00 GMT -5
Rob Marshall is reportedly considering actresses starting next week for the leading lady role of Nora Charles in the Thin Man movie. Some of those who have already expressed great interest are Eva Green, Amy Adams, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Kristin Wiig, Emily Blunt and Isla Fisher.
It looks like this is the female lead role that's going to be in big contention in Hollywood this year! Everyone wants to do it! But not everyone is right for the role. First of all, they need to be able to match Johnny's acting skills and wit, and be able to go toe-to-toe with him in front of the camera when he starts improvising lines in scenes.
Thanks dawg. I actually think Eva Green is the best of that list- I think she has the sophistication, and she can be quick-witted. Damn if the stupid rumors wouldn't start all over again, though (I'm almost hoping it'll happen just to see all the stupid tabloids freak out!) I'd love to see Johnny work with Isla Fisher again, though I'm not sure if she can really do the sophisticated aspect as well. Amy Adams could be great if she can stretch a bit and not be quite so squeaky clean and innocent; she did go a bit in that direction in The Fighter so I think she could do it. Emily Blunt might be great, too. Emma Stone strikes me as way too young- saying this without checking out their real ages, so I could be wrong on that. Weisz would be a bit further down my wish list, but I did see her in something comedic once- I'm blanking on the film. As for Wiig, I confess I'm not a SNL watcher these days, and I'm probably one of the 3 people in the US who hasn't yet seen Bridesmaids. But I guess she has a good pedigree.
Edited to add- okay, so I was curious about all their ages. As I expected, Weisz is the oldest, born in 1970 (so that's still 7 years younger than Johnny... though somehow she "seems" older to me). Emma Stone is by far the youngest, born in 1988. Too young! Blunt was born in 1983, but she seems to have a slightly older demeanor, so it might work. I was surprised that Isla Fisher is 36. The age range is: Emma Stone 1988 Emily Blunt 1983 Eva Green 1980 Isla Fisher 1976 Amy Adams 1974 Kristin Wiig 1973 Rachel Weisz 1970
Edited to add again: I see the Deadline article also mentions Carey Mulligan (born 1985, while we're at it). I think she is too young as well, but even more, there is something I can't quite pinpoint about her that bothers me a little. She's great in everything I've seen her in (not counting Public Enemies, where I blinked and missed her a whole bunch of times before finally noticing her)-- An Education, Never Let Me Go, Drive, and I've heard she was also great in Shame. But her "thing" seems to be a very quiet stare, with her mouth slightly pouty and drooping on one side, and it strikes me as a schtick that is a gimmick for intensity. Hopefully she'll prove me wrong someday. But I haven't seen her in anything funny, or that required some quick-witted dialogue. So she wouldn't me my choice in this one.