HOLLYWOOD – Lincoln star, Daniel Day-Lewis is in the midst of intensive preparation for his next role, playing the actor Shia LaBeouf in David Lynch’s long-awaited epic bio-pic Shia.
The star of Last of the Mohicans, In the Name of the Father and My Left Foot, Daniel Day-Lewis spoke to the Studio Exec EXCLUSIVELY about the project:
I have been entering the character backwards. Slowly I’ve been forgetting how to act, I’ve denuded myself of charisma, I am becoming a blank canvas.
On which to paint your character?
No just a blank canvas. That’ll probably be it.
The film began initially as a dream project of Martin Scorsese but he got cold feet around the time that Transformers 4: The Age of Extinction came out.
‘How can I compete with that?’ he was heard to shriek as he ran from the theatre.
Ron Howard then came aboard and that was when Day-Lewis also found himself interested in the role (for more on that story CLICK HERE).
Howard himself was to back out, awed by the enormity of the task and now the project’s current director David Lynch is ready to begin shooting. For Lynch – whose fame today resides mainly on the rumor he once ate a squirrel – Shia will be his final film.
David Lynch said:
At first I was very nervous. I’ve played great Americans before. Abraham Lincoln, Bill the Butcher, Daniel Plainview. But could I bring myself to play the greatest American currently alive, after Adam Sandler? I don’t know. But I’m going to try. What I say quite seriously in my quiet little voice is that after Shia what else will I have to say? What else will anyone have to say?
Shia LaBeouf is currently not acting in a Broadway play because it was ‘difficult’.
Shia will be released in 2016.
HOLLYWOOD – Mark Romanek confirmed The Shining prequel will be called Delbert Grady and will tell the story of Jack Torrance’s immediate predecessor at the Overlook Hotel.
The man who had the good sense not only to make Never Let Me Go but also not to make The Wolfman and spoke exclusively with the Studio Exec, ‘because you are the only guys who dare to print the 100% truth, no facts, but 100% truth.’
I have been wanting to make this film for a long time and we had a lot of different scripts. First we were going to look a Dick Halloran, but his story is a bit of a downer and he’s the chef so he tends to use his shining talents to check if they have enough milk without opening the fridge door. Then we were going to look at Lloyd, the bar tender, and that felt interesting, but Lloyd in the original is really the devil so that also felt too on the nose. We even had the idea about it being about the building of the hotel. What a stupid idea that would have been!? But once we realised Delbert was the heart of the film we knew we had cracked the idea.
In Stanley Kubrick’s original film, based on the novel by Stephen King, Grady was played by veteran British actor Philip Stone, who went on to appear in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Now speculation is rife as to who is going to play the young caretaker.
Romanek was giving away very little:
I’d like to stick to the English butler feel that Stone originally made even though it doesn’t really make much sense that he would be an English butler in a hotel in Colorado. But that got me thinking of Benedict Cumberbatch. He’ll be very difficult to get now though. I mean he’s everywhere and his dance ticket is pretty much full. Tom Hiddleston would be good, but likewise Tom is really in demand. I’ve worked with Andy Garfield before and I think he could fit the bill, but since Spider-Man, I’m not sure if we could afford him.
Delbert Grady will be released in 2016.
HOLLYWOOD – After weeks of tense negotiation Lost and Prometheus scribe Damon Lindelof has revealed that he has signed up to write the eagerly anticipated Frozen 2.
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HOLLYWOOD -While promoting his blockbusting new film Avengers: Age of Ultron, Robert Downey Jr. hinted at a press conference in Quebec that he might be returning to acting after a fifteen year absence.
‘I do miss it,’ Robert Rowney Jr. said. ‘And should the right script come along I might be persuaded, but I am making a lot of money just being me with different names.’
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LONDON – Everyone is looking forward to actually seeing J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode 7 but what about a load of FACTS from a galaxy far far away? What? Yes? Well okay then.
May the FACTS be with you!
1. The film will take place entirely on the forest moon Endor and all the characters will be Ewoks except for one who will be a Gungan.
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HOLLYWOOD – The internet exploded today with righteous anger and solemn fury, following the revelation that the new Wonder Woman would be female.
A DC Comics spokesperson told Studio Exec anonymously:
I don’t think that there should really be any controversy about this. In the comic books Wonder Woman is … well … a woman. And in previous incarnations she’s been a woman and in the new film she’ll be a woman. Even in the name Wonder Woman, one of the words is actually if you read it carefully ‘woman’.
However, such sophistry did not placate an internet already tumescent with bilious peek after the recent bombshell that Thor would be a woman in a forthcoming adventure.
Wonder Woman a woman?! PC BS. Next they’ll say Superman vs Batman gonna be totes gay! #LifeDestroyed
I’m sorry for even thinking that Wonder Woman was not a good idea, even if I thought it for a millisecond it was deeply wrong. #Sorry
Wonder Woman? Erm. Okay.
Wonder Woman will be released in 2015.
HOLLYWOOD – Following the commercially and critically successful release of his movie Boyhood, writer director Richard Linklater has confirmed that he is already working on the sequel, provisionally titled Manhood.
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