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Akiva Goldsman’s years of writing unremarkable, lazy, cloying Akiva Goldsman scripts has earned the screenwriter more than just tons of money and an inexplicable Oscar to answer to his multiple Razzie nominations. It’s also earned him some powerful connections. And according to Vulture, he’s now cashing those in, having “called in every favor he had” to reportedly secure Will Smith and Russell Crowe for his directorial debut, an adaptation of the 1983 novel Winter’s Tale.
Crowe owes Goldsman big time for peppering the script for A Beautiful Mind with such (AWARD-)winning lines as, “Perhaps it is good to have a beautiful mind, but an even greater gift is to discover a beautiful heart,” while Smith is indebted to the writer for crafting two of our most unmemorable “Will Smith, in the first person, fights a bunch of the same thing” movies, I, Robot and I Am Legend. But neither of the A-listers will pay off their debt by taking the lead in Goldsman’s film–perhaps because the film involves a flying horse in a fantasy Manhattan, but who knows. Instead each will take supporting role in the film.
The film is said to center on “a petty thief who falls in love with the dying girl who inhabits the house he’s just burgled and the gangster boss bent on killing him,” and Crowe will be playing the supporting role of Pearly Soames, said gangster boss; Smith will play a judge. The part of the girl and the all-important lead role of the thief have yet to be cast, but considering both Val Kilmer and George Clooney are forever servile to Goldsman for lending his delicate touch to their respective Batman scripts, shouldn’t be too hard to lock it down.
Adding to his already busy schedule of working around the clock, Harrison Ford has agreed to join Gavin Hood’s adaptation of Ender’s Game–thus elevating that film to the dubious level of “a Harrison Ford movie,” not just “the next one from the guy who crapped out Wolverine.” Ford will play Colonel Hyram Graff, the man in charge of training the young male recruits at the military academy, where he does not set about systematically raping them in the showers. I could tell you were worried about that, so I just thought I’d lay it out there.
While Hugo star Asa Butterfield has already secured the title role, joining him in the cast are Oscar-nominated 15-year-olds Abigail Breslin and Hailee Steinfeld, who will play Ender’s older sister Valentine and his trusted friend Petra, respectively. Meanwhile, Aramis Knight has been cast as diminutive recruit Bean, Beethoven’s Big Break‘s Moises Arias will play someone named Bonzo, Jimmy “Jax” Pinchak will play Ender’s older brother Peter, Suraj Parthasarathy will play Alai, Conor Carroll will play Bernard, and Khylin Rhambo will play the Rat Army’s smartest member, Dink. If you’re familiar with the Ender’s Game book, I’ll just assume some of that made sense to you. If not… I don’t know. Some kids will be playing some kids.
Question by mia: Do you agree with Blake Lively being the most desirable woman of 2011, according to askmen?
If not, then who is?
Answer by Bones
If not? I just said yes douchbag….ZzzzZZzzz
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