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Now that Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master has hit theaters, it seems impossible to imagine anyone but Joaquin Phoenix bringing the necessary sideways scowl and akimbo arms to the role of Freddie Quell. But according to the omnipresent James Franco, the role, like so many before and after it, could have been his, if only he weren’t such a big, brave boy of a Franco.
Speaking at a presentation for Francophrenia, his “humorous psycho-thriller” about his purposefully-weird stint as a villain on General Hospital, Franco the Actor responded to a question about if any role had ever intimidating him. According to EW, he couldn’t come up with any examples–once a thespian has played Tristan in Tristan + Isolde, they are unflappable–but that very fact then led him to regale the crowd with a “funny story” about how his trademark Franco fearlessness may have cost him the lead in The Master. Said Franco:
“Well, I don’t know if this is a funny story but it’s a true story. Paul Thomas Anderson was getting ready to make the Master and he called me and we met. And we talked and we ended up meeting for coffee. We didn’t talk about the Master but I met him to chat. And then he kept calling me and he wanted to talk and talk but I didn’t know what he wanted to talk about because we’d always just kind of bullshit on the phone. So then when he started talking about the role he said ‘Do you feel like you can do this?’ And I said ‘Yeah, totally. Look, I think you’re like the best American director. I feel confident. I know I can do this.’ And he said to me ‘But I want this to scare you. I want this role, going on this journey to scare you.’ And I was like ‘Scare?! I know I can do it.’ And so, incredible movie, needless to say I didn’t get the part. I guess I wasn’t scared enough or something, or whatever reason I didn’t get it. And then when I saw Joaquin in that movie I realized ‘Oh, he wanted me to like lose my mind.’ And so I guess that’s just to say I usually don’t get scared of roles.”
Lucky for James Franco, most roles do not require him to get scared–only to stare with either intensity or a marijuana-fueled haze–and despite losing this part, he still has about a dozen films coming out in the next year, so do not worry about James Franco. Let him worry about James Franco, and then make a film documenting that worry. Franxious, maybe.
Hey, speaking of beautifully-shot films: check out this full trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master. Following up on some cryptic trailers, a little strip of film, and an ambiguous, fluid-filled poster, this preview finally gives away some of the film’s long-rumored Scientology parallels, with Philip Seymour Hoffman seemingly inventing a cult-like religion that quickly lures in a highly-unstable, alcoholic Joaquin Phoenix, who’s really just looking for any place at all to hang his disquieting sneer. Amy Adams joins as Hoffman’s concerned wife and a dissenting voice against allowing Joaquin Phoenix and his openly-manic tendencies into their made-up religion club. Still, as always, she delights.
While the first teaser for Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master didn’t get much into the film’s widely-acknowledged Scientology critique–instead touching on Joaquin Phoenix’s fugue state and sand-breast creation–this newest pseudo-trailer that’s popped up on the Weinstein Company’s YouTube hints a little stronger at what’s to come. The allusions to Scientology still probably aren’t distinct enough to set off Tom Cruise’s alarm implants, but we are shown a glimpse of the film’s implicit L. Ron Hubbard analogue: a mustachioed Philip Seymour Hoffman who describes himself as “a writer, a doctor, a nuclear physicist, a theoretical philosopher” and who bears more than a passing resemblance to the Scientology founder. Based on looks alone, if this somehow isn’t about L. Ron Hubbard, then it sure as shit is about Jeffrey Jones.
The Scientology community is going to be so pissed when they’re still forced to reluctantly admit that, as always, Amy Adams delights.
- Street Date 2 June 2009.
- Studio Universal.
- Region A Americas, E Asia.
- Display 1.78 1 (Alternate Wide Screen), Enhanced Wide Screen Letterbox for 16×9 TV.
- Audio Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS-HD Master Audio, English, French.
Disc Info Discs 1 Format Blu-Ray Region A Country Canada. Cast View Cast For Chocolat (2000) [Blu-Ray]. Crew Art Director John Frankish, Casting Billy Hopkins, Casting Kerry Barden, Casting Suzanne Smith, Cinematographer Roger Pratt, Co-Executive Producer Michelle Raimo, Co-producer Mark Cooper, Composer (Music Score) Rachel Portman, Director Lasse Hallstr m, Executive Producer Alan C. Blomquist, Executive Producer Bob Weinstein, Executive Producer Harvey Weinstein, Executive Producer Meryl Poster, Executive Producer Michelle Raimo, Producer David Brown, Producer Kit Golden, Producer Leslie Holleran, Screenwriter Robert Nelson Jacobs. Extras Import-Can/Ws/Blu-Ray Chocolat (2000) Dvd-Blu RayThe most tempting of all sweets becomes the key weapon in a battle of sensual pleasure versus disciplined self-denial in this comedy. In 1959, a mysterious woman named Vianne (Juliette Binoche) moves with her young daughter into a small French village, where much of the community’s activities are dominated by the local Catholic church. A few days after settling into town, Vianne opens up a confectionery shop across the street from the house of worship — shortly after the beginning of Lent. While the townspeople are supposed to be abstaining from worldly pleasures, Vianne tempts them with unusual and delicious chocolate creations, using her expert touch to create just the right candy to break down each customer’s resistance. With every passing day, more and more of Vianne’s neighbors are succumbing to her sinfully delicious treats, but the Comte de Reynaud (Alfred Molina).
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AT Hollywood theater on May 7-8th 2010 promoting Iron man 2. Working with Jon Favreau, Paramount, and Marvel. Since i was backed and had there approval, i decided to take it a step further and raise funds for charity. It was fun to see more pictures goto -this is for fun and reenacting the fight scene of Iron man 2. -i created these cosplay by hand and from scratch. -Iron Man 2 promotion tour forums.superherohype.com links www.Myspace.com www.masterle.org