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Friday 12:00p ET / 9:00a PT Posted 11.03.12 by BrentJS
Michael Sheen, the actor who portrayed the first half of Frost/Nixon, may be playing the villain in the upcoming Tron sequel. SlashFilm reports that Sheen subtly revealed his casting via his Twitter account where he mentioned that he would be acting in a "mystery film" where he would play a character that is "in fact not a person at all." Then Sheen asked his 7,000+ followers to vote on their favorite Jeff Bridges movie and remarked that he was "personally very happy to see so many Tron fans."
Next, Sheen said he was off to Vancouver, coincidentally the shooting site of the Tron sequel (production photos have been popping up since last month). When someone pointed this out to Sheen, he responded that "without giving too much away, I already knew."
Did we say "subtle" earlier? We take it back.
The Tron sequel arrives in theaters in 2011, and will also be available in digital 3D.
Michael Sheen will also star as one of the vampires in this little movie called New Moon, opening in November. Posted 05.05.09 by Ryan
David Fincher's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Ron Howard's Frost/Nixon lead nominations with five apiece. Heath Ledger received his expected posthumous nomination for his stellar performance as The Joker in The Dark Knight, although the nod was the only love the Globes showed the year's most successful fan favorite.
In the "Musical or Comedy" categories, much love was shown for In Bruges and Vicky Christina Barcelona, with both being nominated for Best Picture as well as two nods apiece in the Musical or Comedy acting categories.
Mickey Rourke continues to draw acclaim for his transformation in The Wrestler, while his costar Marisa Tomei (considered an outside chance) was nominated in the supporting category. Bruce Springsteen's theme song was also nominated.
78-year-old Clint Eastwood shows no signs of slowing down. The Hollywood legend surfaced in two unusual categories, nominated for Changeling's score and the theme song to Gran Torino, which Eastwood sings.
See all the movie Golden Globe Nominations. Posted 12.11.08 by reelz
At recent discussions of Frost/Nixon, which opens in theaters this Friday, a specter has haunted director Ron Howard. But it is not just Tricky Dick that has been weighing on his mind.
Although he insists that his movie has no political ax to grind, given the timing, questions about its contemporary relevance can hardly be avoided. During one interview on Monday, he observed, "The only thing that is kind of quaint about the story at all is the fact that the Nixon crimes pale by comparison with, you know, what we have been reading about and hearing about in the last few years." And then at an A-list panel discussion and advance screening later in the day, he really got into it, noting that despite all the talk about "never again" after Nixon, Bush happened. Most panelists concurred, but it did provoke quite an animated response from Fox News anchor Chris Wallace who, as one commentator put it, "threw a fair-and-balanced apple of discord into the middle of the festivities" with his defense of Bush's record. Posted 12.03.08 by reelz
When news broke that Frost/Nixon, the acclaimed stage play from British playwright Peter Morgan, was going to be adapted for the big screen with Academy favorite Ron Howard attached to direct, pundits immediately pegged it as a potential Oscar contender.
Looks like something was lost in the translation.
According to Los Angeles Times writer Patrick Goldstein, reviews so far have been decidedly mixed for the flick, which premiered last night at the London Film Festival. Criticism for Frost/Nixon is broad-based, with director Howard and co-stars Frank Langella and Michael Sheen all taking their lumps.
Frost/Nixon could very well turn out to be the Mitt Romney of the Oscar race: Good-looking, highly-hyped, and destined for an early exit. Posted 10.15.08 by reelz