Crash: The Television Series?

Dennis Hopper has been announced as the star of the new Starz television drama, Crash. Based on the Oscar winning film, Hopper will portray Ben, a veteran maverick music producer looking for his last big score, in the 13-episode multi character drama. Hopper joins the previously cast Clare Carey, Luis Chavez, Ross McCall, Jocko Sims, Brian Tee and Arlene Tur.

The creative team of this series is headed by Glen Mazzara (“Life,” “The Shield”) and it includes writers from The Sopranos, NYPD Blue, Deadwood, Without A Trace, and The Wire

Crash as a television series can go two ways. It can be better than the movie by having actual character development and more meaningful story lines that don’t seem overtly forced. Or it can be exactly like the movie and ensure that the audience suffers through contrived plot lines that are intended to make us think but only make us angry.
But with the creative team in charge of this series, I think it will be good and much better than the movie.

Oh Boy! J-Hud Joins the Sex and the City Movie

I know! I know! Where have I been? I’m about two days behind with everything. I’ve been super swamped with school and other things at the moment, but hopefully by next week I’ll be more settled into a routine and able to actually update with somewhat decent posts.

Moving on.

I have a confession to make.

Secretly wish that I could be Jennifer Hudson AND secretly I wish I could be on Sex on the City. SO this announcement makes me beyond excited.

Hudson joins Sex and the City Cast

Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Hudson will join the cast of the film version of Sex And The City – as Carrie Bradshaw’s assistant, it has been reported. The Dreamgirls star is in final negotiations to join Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon for the long-awaited movie version of the sassy, Emmy Award-winning HBO comedy, according to industry publication Variety. Filming for Sex and the City is due to begin next week. Fellow TV show star Chris Noth is slated to reprise his role as Mr. Big, though none of the other male love interests for the characters have been confirmed.

Great news! Maybe one day I can be both Jennifer Hudson and on Sex and the City. (Hey, a girl can have irrational dreams.) Until then, I’ll be front and center when this movie comes out.

Does this casting make you more excited for the Sex and the City movie, which begins shooting in NYC this week? Sound off below!

Welcome to the City, girl!

The Next James Bond is…?

Diddy?

Daniel Craig hasn’t even made his debut as James Bond in the upcoming Casino Royale, but that hasn’t stopped Diddy (wasn’t he P. Diddy like last week?) from claiming his dream role – James Bond.

Diddy Eyes 007 Role
By WENN Friday, November 03, 2006

HOLLYWOOD – Hip-hop star Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs has issued a challenge to new James Bond Daniel Craig, because he wants to be the first black 007.

The rapper, who has already appeared alongside Halle Berry in Monster’s Ball, is keen to expand his acting resume by playing the suave superspy.

And despite his dark skin and American accent, he’s confident he can play the iconic British part well.

He says, “One day the time will come for a black Bond and hopefully I can audition for it.

It’s a dream of mine to play a great role like that.” Craig’s 007 debut is set for release later this year in Casino Royale.

I think he fits in very well actually.

But it doesn’t look like that is happening any time soon.Of course, with a franchise like the James Bond movies, critics count very little compared to the revenue generated.

Katie Holmes To Play Posh Spice?

I know, I know. Many of you have been dying to know if Katie Holmes would go back to making movies after she became Tom Cruise’s whatever. Well lucky for you, she is. But only because Tom Cruise says she can.

Holmes to Play Victoria Beckham
By WENN Thursday, September 21, 2006 [SOURCE]


HOLLYWOOD – Katie Holmes is tipped to play celebrity pal Victoria Beckham in a new biopic of soccer superstar David Beckham.

Holmes and her fiancé Tom Cruise are close friends with the British pair, but while movie bosses were keen to cast the Batman Begins star, Cruise will not be playing Beckham because of their “marked physical differences.”

An insider says, “Tom has a brilliant grasp of what the public want to see and thought David’s story was wonderful.”

A football star emerges from humble origins, there’s drama within the matches and romance in his love affair with Victoria at the height of her pop-star fame. “

At the time Tom was seeing quite a lot of David and Victoria. The quartet are very close friends and the Beckhams would only be happy about their story being used if Tom and Katie were involved.”

I find this whole story comical but this has to be the funniest quote I have ever read:

“Cruise will not be playing Beckham because of their “marked physical differences.”

Whew! What a relief. I was actually worried about that while I was reading this. I kept thinking to myself, “If there is a God, Tom Cruise will realize his inability to play a footballer.” So instead, Katie is starring in a role she’s probably not meant for. But who am I to judge? This movie probably won’t even come out.

Don’t Be Alarmed

It’s only Cate Blanchett. [SOURCE]

As announced during Cannes, Oscar winner Cate Blanchett, along with six other actors, is playing Bob Dylan in her next movie, I’m Not There. They will embody a different aspect of Dylan’s life and work.

Other Dylan portrayers include, Heath Ledger, Ben Wishaw, Richard Gere, and Christian Bale.

This could be very interesting to see. And Cate Blanchett really can  play anyone.