DANIEL DAY-LEWIS TO PLAY SHIA LABEOUF

HOLLYWOODDaniel Day-Lewis’ final film will be a biopic of Shia LaBeouf, currently titled Shia.

Following his decision to retire, Daniel Day-Lewis has assured his fans there is one last film. The actor will complete a biopic of fellow actor Shia LaBeouf.

“Shia LaBeouf is without doubt the actor of our generation,” says Ron Howard, former Happy Days actor and the director of the forthcoming film. “And who better to play him than the second best.”

The Dayster (as he’s known in Thespian circles) has become legendary for the extent of his preparation. When he starred in My Left Foot as paraplegic author Christy Brown, the There Will Be Blood star spent the whole shoot in a wheel chair, writing novels and refusing to answer to the name ‘the Dayster’. Likewise to prepare for his role as Hawkeye in Last of the Mohicans, Day Lewis spent three months underneath a waterfall shouting hoarsely at Madeline Stowe. This role might prove however to be his toughest challenge yet.

Already the physical transformation has begun to take place, and the first shot of him (right) as the Disturbia and Transformers star shows an utterly transformed and strangely younger looking man.

“A shave and a haircut and we’ll be there,” quips an ebullient Howard.

When asked for a comment, the normally reluctant In the Name of the Father actor was quietly forthcoming. “I’ve studied Shia for years,” says Day-Lewis, his eyes fixed on the ground. “This is the man who rescued the Indiana Jones franchise you must remember. So when Ron called and said he had a challenge for me, I knew he wasn’t kidding.”

Daniel Day-Lewis Preparations in Full:

Daniel Day-Lewis

For My Beautiful Laundrette DDL bought a laundrette. “It was pretty, sure but it wasn’t beautiful,” said a disgruntled Stephen Frears. It was a lesson in perfectionism from the director of Tamara Drewe.

Preparing to play Daniel Plainview, in There Will Be Blood DDL changed his first name to match his character.

For Lincoln, Steven Spielberg described how the actor prepared for the famous assassination scene, by being shot in the back of the head every morning for two weeks. “Something to do with muscle memory,” the 1941 director remarked wonderingly.

To prepare for Nine, the chameleon actor “did nothing at all.”

While shooting Gangs of New York, Scorsese noted how “Daniel would use every opportunity to talk to Cameron. It was touching really. He sat and studied her and learned from her. I think he was a better actor for it.”

Shia will be released in 2018.

DANIEL DAY-LEWIS REVEALS THAT HE’S BEEN PLAYING 007 FOR THREE DECADES

LONDON – Oscar winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis today revealed that he’s been playing James Bond 007 for thirty years.

Lincoln, There Will Be Blood and My Left Foot actor, Daniel Day-Lewis today fessed up to another role, secret agent 007, James Bond.

Speaking EXCLUSIVELY to the Studio Exec, Day-Lewis said:

The producers approached me in the late eighties about playing James Bond. I was reluctant at first. Timothy Dalton seemed to have done everything possible with the character. The idea of going head to head with him freaked me out. But they insisted and so I finally said yes. As you know my preparation is extensive. I read all the novels and studied the character very closely. I try to get to the core of every character and often that comes down to a single word. With Lincoln, it was ‘leadership’. Daniel Plainview it’s ‘greed’.  For James Bond it’s ‘secrecy.’

Secrecy?

Shhhhh. Perhaps, I’ve told you too much.

No please. Go on.

It seemed to me that everyone had missed this vital component of Bond’s story. So I began to play him, secretly. Under the radar. No one suspected a thing.

You didn’t let anyone know.

What kind of secret agent would tell everyone he’s a secret agent? And Bond is supposed to be the best of the best. So that’s what I did. I would introduce myself as Day-Lewis, Daniel Day-Lewis, because I decided that was the cover name that Bond would use.

And now that Daniel Craig is possibly moving on…?

I’ve already made the film.

You have?

It’s called Too Many Cocks. As in Too Many Cooks Spoil the Broth. But with the word Cocks instead of Cooks. It’s fantastic. It’s got sex, car chases, gun fights. And this amazing battle inside a Volcano at the end.

When will we see it?

Haven’t you been listening? I can’t release it.

Why not?

It would blow my cover. Wait, you’re not recording this are you?

Too Many Cocks will be released in 2019.

DANIEL DAY-LEWIS: ‘I REGRET BULLYING GANDHI’

HOLLYWOOD – Lincoln and There Will Be Blood actor Daniel Day-Lewis has spoken for the first time about his regret at bullying Mahatma Gandhi.

Oscar winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis today spoke of his profound regret at having bullied Indian national independence leader and renowned pacifist Mahatma Gandhi:

I was a very young man at the time. We were living in South Africa and Gandhi was living there as well. One day I saw him walking down the street and I was with some friends and I thought it would be an idea to have some fun with him so I blocked his way. Of course, this was South Africa and we were all a bunch of terrible racists at the time. Also Gandhi was not actually famous at the time. He was a young lawyer working on the rights for the coloureds in South Africa. But none of that is important and I’m deeply ashamed of my behavior looking back now. It makes me feel even worse that Gandhi got shot before I could express my remorse to him personally.

Gandhi and Daniel Day-Lewis both won Oscars.

5 FACTS YOU NEVER KNEW ABOUT PAUL DANO

HOLLYWOOD – The Studio Exec Fact Squad has been tasked with finding 5 FACTS about Paul Dano (actor).

We all know that Paul Dano is an actor who consistently has pretended to be other people but what are the FACTS.

One. In Little Miss Sunshine Paul Dano’s character was initially a chatter box who would not stop talking, but when Dano turned up to the set, direcetors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris were dismayed to find that Dano had learned none of his lines so they quickly rewrote his part to make him a suicidal teenager who had given up speaking.

Two. When Dano signed on to play Eli in Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood, he knew that he would have to bring his A game, performing many scenes opposite Daniel Day Lewis. The two actors didn’t get on, with Day Lewis demanding that he get to drink Dano’s milkshake whenever he wanted one. On the last day of shooting however Dano got his own back, having persuaded Day Lewis that the film’s title was a reference to the menstrual cycle, the famously dedicated Irish actor turned up to the set dressed as a massive tampon.

Three. Although he always wanted to be an actor, Dano comes from a long line of industrial chemists. His great grandfather Thomas C. Drano made a fortune in the business by inventing an industrial solvent which was named after him. This caused the young Paul so much embarrassment that when a poster writer on his debut movie The Newcomers misspelled his name, he gratefully accepted the amendment.

Four. Paul Dano’s latest film Youth sees him work with Italian director Paolo Sorrentino. Although he doesn’t speak any Italian, Dano apparently tried to speak to the director by simply adding vowels to the end of English words. ‘At first everyone thought he was joking,’ said Dano’s co-star Michael Caine. ‘But then he turned up to the set dressed as Hitler. Luckily Paolo is a gentleman and an artist and he found a way of incorporating Paul’s idiosyncrasies into the movie.’

  Five. Although primarily an actor, Paul Dano is also a devotee of the Jazz Dance Movement, an extremist art group which see Jazz Dancing as not just a form of healthy recreation, but also as a mode of transport. Paul Dano told GQ last month: ‘Whenever I want to get somewhere really fast, I just Jazz Dance. I don’t even need music. I scat sing at the top of my voice and Jazz Dance down the street in the direction I want to go. I’ve even got to places faster than people who have gone ahead of me in cars. Jazz Dance I believe to be the way of the future, also because it is kind to the environment.’

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POMPEII SNUBBED AT GOLDEN GLOBES

HOLLYWOOD – Paul Thomas Anderson might have scored hits with There Will Be Blood and Magnolia but his latest film Pompeii was roundly snubbed by the Golden Globes where it failed to pick up a single award.

The washout will undoubtedly dent its current status as an Oscar front-runner (Click Here for more on that story), calling into question the widely heard rumor that it might take home a record breaking 14 Oscars, beating Peter Jackson’s slightly inferior Return of the King.

Awards commentator Dulex DeBrav spoke with the Studio Exec EXCLUSIVELY:

There are certain awards that I think Pompeii missed out on because of the peculiar category divisions in the Globes. For instance, Kit Harrington didn’t even get a nomination, perhaps because the category is divided between Best Actor (Drama) and Best Actor (Comedy or a Musical). Now is Pompeii a drama, or a comedy? It really depends on where you’re sitting. And perhaps more importantly, is Kit Harrington really an actor? I don’t know.

You know nuthin, Jon Snow.

Yeah, that’s f*cking hilarious.

Sorry.

Also you have to realize that these awards ceremonies are intensely political and you have to canvas. But with Paul Thomas Anderson working so hard he also directed Inherent Vice this year, there’s a case for saying he might have dropped the ball and neglected to do the schmoozing that I’m afraid is necessary.

Pompeii wasn’t the only upset. A Million Ways to Die in the West failed to glean anything and The Interview despite a staunch internet campaign by North Korea to bring the movie to the attention of voters also left empty handed. George Clooney produced gasps in his acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award, when he failed to announce his candidacy for the US Presidential elections, making it the seventh year in a row in which he has omitted to do so.

The Golden Globes will be back again in 2016.

POMPEII TIPPED FOR OSCAR GLORY

HOLLYWOOD – As the year comes to an end, the Oscar race is heating up and a clear frontrunner has begun to stretch away from the pack: Paul W.S. Anderon’s Pompeii.

The disaster movie starring Kit Harington as the gladiator Milo, who falls for rich merchant’s daughter Cassia, (Emily Browning). Their love most transcend social barriers, the jealous of Senator Corvus (Kiefer Sutherland) and the erupting volcano which threatens to bury everything under molten lava and choking ash.

Oscar watched Xavier Poulis told the Studio Exec EXCLUSIVELY:

Paul W.S. Anderson has already achieved some Oscar success with There Will Be Blood, picking a statuette up for Daniel Day Lewis and Kit Harington has definitely become the man to beat. Already in Game of Thrones, Kit has shown remarkable versatility as the know nothing, Jon Snow. In Pompeii he truly comes of age, but if he does win it is likely he will have company in his co-stars Kiefer Sutherland and Emily Browning who are likely to pick up a Best Supporting Actor and Actress nominations. This should also be the firs time Anderson himself receives a nomination. Many believe that if he does win the Oscar it will be a combination not only of this film but the accumulation of achievements which has seen him produce such a diverse body of work as Alien Vs. Predator and Magnolia. Truly a remarkable director.

As yet the nominations have not been published, but speculation is already rife that this will be a bumper year, though some commentators have also pointed to the possibility that The Interview might be nominated as a political gesture of solidarity with Sony.

The Oscars will take place on February 22, 2015 at the Dolby Theater, Hollywood. 

PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON AND PAUL W.S. ANDERSON ARE THE EXACT SAME PERSON

HOLLYWOOD – It was revealed yesterday, and much to the consternation of Milla Jovovich, that Paul W.S. Anderson, the artistic genius behind Resident Evil, The Three Musketeers and Alien Vs Predator is in fact that same person as the trashy commercial director Paul Thomas Anderson, whose crowd pleasing The Master recently gave the plebs their jollies at various low brow festival such as Venice and Toronto.

Rumours have been rife for years and no one had ever seen the two director in ‘the same room together at the same time’. And Oliver Stone – among others – had pointed out the possible connection between the Andersons/Anderson dilemma and the faking of the moon landing and various theories surrounding the 9/11 attacks.

Anderson himself who will now be known as Paul Thomas W.S. Anderson expressed relief that ‘the lying is over’.

‘I originally got the idea from Stephen King when he wrote the Bachman books,’ Anderson said. ‘After Event Horizon got such a panning I wondered if I’d ever work again and so I invented this whole other identity, but really it was just a couple of middle initials. I thought everyone already knew.’