Author Elmore Leonard has had a prolific writing career that goes back to the 1950's and has had several of his books turned into movies, including 1995's Get Shorty, 1997's Jackie Brown (based on his novel Rum Punch) and 1998's Out of Sight, to name a few. The latest adaptation is Freaky Deaky, Leonard's 1988 novel about a couple of '60s radicals that decide to make money in the 1970s with their bomb-making skills, which is being adapted and directed by Charles Matthau. The movie is already assembling a great cast.
Deadline reports that Matt Dillon, Brendan Fraser, William H. Macy and Craig Robinson have joined the cast of Freaky Deaky. Dillon will play Chris Mankowski, a Vietnam veteran turned Detroit police sergeant on the force's bomb squad, while Fraser will play Skip Gibbs, a former '60s radical who's now a Hollywood dynamite expert. Macy plays an alcoholic playboy millionaire who is threatened by Skip and his girlfriend to pay $3 million or have his house blown up, and Robinson plays Donnell Lewis, Woody's driver and ex-Black Panther who is looking to cash in. Sienna Miller was already cast as Robin, the other '60s radical and Skip's girlfriend, last week. read the full synopsis >> Posted 06.04.11 by Ryan
2008's Journey to the Center of the Earth scored up a hefty $241 million in worldwide box office, so it's no surprise that another Journey is on the way. What is a surprise is that while Josh Hutcherson is returning, Brendan Fraser is not. THR reports that Fraser had some scheduling conflicts that forced him to drop out of the sequel, but that New Line has found a replacement in Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Hear who the Rock is playing >> Posted 09.02.10 by Ryan
Anyone who's seen the trailer for Furry Vengeance has felt pain similar to what Brendan Fraser clearly endured in making this movie. Brooke Shields' return to the big screen might be the sole highlight.
Posted 04.30.10 by reelz
"...Furry Vengeance is fundamentally about Brendan Fraser getting beat up by creepily anthropomorphized animals. Proceed at your own risk."— Scott Tobias, Onion AV Club
"On the sliding critter-comedy scale, Furry Vengeance falls somewhere between the Chipmunks and the Chihuahua (the one from Beverly Hills)."— Roger Moore, Chicago Tribune
"Save your soul (and money) and skip this furrociously awful movie."— Matt Stevens, E! Online
"...any movie that offers a hallucinogenic dream sequence featuring an entire forest of woodland varmints line-dancing to Chic's 'Le Freak' is not out to win a cleverness contest. By substituting idiocy for entertainment, Furry Vengeance loses both the battle and the war."— Bill Gibron, filmcritic.com
"Even by the standards of movies intended to make 5-year-olds laugh—in this case through heavy applications of flying animal excrement and frequent scenes of Mr. Fraser's crotch being kicked, bitten or burned—Furry Vengeance is unbearable."— Mike Hale, New York Times
Harrison Ford will star in and executive produce the first movie from CBS Films.
The movie -- which is scheduled for release in April 2010 -- is inspired by the true story of John and Aileen Crowley, whose two children were diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder in 1998 and given only a few years to live. The Crowleys sought the aid of Dr. Robert Stonehill, an unconventional scientist who eventually helped them find a cure. Ford will play Dr. Stonehill alongside Brendan Frasier and Keri Russell, who will portray the Crowleys.
Other CBS Films projects currently in the works include The Back-Up Plan with Jennifer Lopez and Beastly with Vanessa Hudgens. Posted 05.12.09 by reelz
In Inkheart, the movie adaptation of the first book in Cornelia Funke's Inkworld trilogy, a daughter discovers that her bookbinder father has the ability to bring book characters to life simply by reading aloud their stories. But the act is not without consequences, as both quickly discover.
Recently, we talked to Brendan Fraser and Eliza Hope Bennett about playing the father and daughter at the story's core. You could say Fraser was well suited to play his Inkheart character, Mortimer "Mo" Folchart -- author Cornelia Funke says he inspired the character in her novel.
We also interviewed Paul Bettany, who plays a fire-eating juggler and the villain's henchman. The Inkheart role was a lighter turn for Bettany, who said he wanted "to make a movie, finally, that my children can see." Posted 01.21.09 by reelz
Inkheart actor Brendan Fraser revealed to a roundtable of reporters that he does a gag bit in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra -- reuniting with his Mummy director Stephen Sommers.
But Fraser was quick to dispel earlier rumors about being resident Marine Gung Ho.
Let me get something straight. I'm not Gung Ho. I don't know what you've read, but that is not the name of my character. If you look him up, with all due respect, he looks like a refugee from the Village People, and, no, I did not attire myself as such. I will tell you that they gave me a really cool motorcycle to ride. It's a sight gag. I show up, and you're supposed to go, 'Hey!'
When an intrepid reporter asked whether that meant he would be playing one of the villainous mercenaries called Dreadnoks, Fraser immediately clammed up, "I'm not talking about that." Posted 01.13.09 by reelz
The blockbuster Mummy franchise is back -- and with a dose of Far East flavor, for good measure -- with The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. In the latest action-packed adventure, Brendan Fraser's danger-seeking explorer Rick O'Connell travels to China to take on an undead Han Emperor (played Jet Li) and his massive army of Terra Cotta warriors. Maria Bello, Luke Ford and Michelle Yeoh also star.
Is the third chapter of the Mummy saga as good as its predecessors? Check out our The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor review. Posted 08.01.08 by reelz
Like an Egyptian Pharaoh brought back from the dead, the once-dormant Mummy franchise returns to thrill moviegoers this week with The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. We recently talked to star Brendan Fraser about his experience reprising the role of adventurer Rick O'Connell in the latest chapter of the blockbuster action/adventure saga. Check out our Brendan Fraser interview. Posted 07.31.08 by reelz
Fans of the Mummy franchise will want to head over to MSN Movies today for the debut of the teaser trailer for The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. The latest installment of the blockbuster series has intrepid adventurer Rick O'Connell (Brendan Fraser) trekking to China to battle a resurrected Han emperor (played by Jet Li) and his army of 10,000 terra cotta warriors. Maria Bello and Michelle Yeoh also star.
The Mummy, Tomb of the Dragon Emperor opens August 1, 2008. Posted 05.16.08 by reelz
Bloody-Disgusting reports that Universal is rounding out the casting for The Mummy 3: Curse of the Dragon.
The third installment of the 1999 Brendan Fraser blockbuster The Mummy is set in China. It's been known that Fraser will once again be reprising his role, joined by Luke Ford, Jet Li, Maria Bello, Michelle Yeoh. Actors Alex Pettyfer, John Hannah, Anthony Wong, and Isabella Leong have also joined the cast.
Production, which has already started in Canada and Asia, should go through November. Posted 07.21.07 by reelz