James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliff have banded together to throw off their stereotypical typecast characters in a new film, Victor Frankenstein.
McAvoy, who has been typecasted as “young Patrick Stewart” ever since taking up the mantle on X-Men will be playing the titular character. Radcliff, who wants to kill that Harry Potter typecast dead forever: Igor.
Well, ok. It *is* a little funny.
To be fair, no, Igor is not the hump-backed “yeeeesssssss master” type that Young Frankenstein sent up so well. Igor has long romantic hair, while Victor is also presented as young and absurdly handsome. And there is a nod to the Mel Brooks classic, where an over the top wigged Jessica Brown Findlay (another one trying to kill a typecast after her turn on Downton Abbey) calls him “Frahnk-en-steen” and the good Doctor corrects her that it’s pronounced “Frank-in-stine.”
Anyway, the two of them are really excited to bring you the trailer, which went up on YouTube this morning.
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Just a few reactions from actors approached this month about whether they were being approached to take the role.
“I’d look silly in a bow tie” — Idris Elba
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The annual Broadway advertising segment known as the Tony Awards went off last night.Neil Patrick Harris reminded us that he should be first in line to host everything, always. There were musical numbers in nearly every segment, almost all which showed why, if you like this sort of thing, these shows were going to be the sort of thing you liked. The creators of South Park took home nine trophies for The Book Of Mormon, a moving culmination of their success story. Best of all, Bono was humble!
There were a few dud moments. The opening number was marred by a painful turn by Brooke Shields, who showed she could neither read a teleprompter, nor get a line right without multiple takes, and then was so embarrassed she couldn’t shut up about it later. Christie Brinkley also did herself no favors with a painfully delivered introduction of something else, suggesting that her turn in Chicago next season of will be feast of bed reviews.
But let’s get to what mattered: The Musical Numbers. Continue reading Tony Awards 2011