Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Ewan McGregor's dilemma

According to the Sunday Mail, Ewan McGregor is at the centre of a tug of war between two rival Scots films. Oscar winning writer/director Peter Capaldi wants to cast the actor in the upcoming comedy The Young Pretender, while producers of the period drama Mary Queen of Scots want to cast him opposite Scarlett Johansson, as the Earl of Bothwell, the third and final husband of the Scottish queen. Ewan however, has previously stated he would star in The Young Pretender. Here's a summary of the comedy from imdb (which actually credits the film as The Great Pretender) :

In 1938, two producers hire Hollywood star Leslie Grangely (McGregor) to play Bonnie Prince Charlie (also McGregor) in a movie about the 18th century Jacobite Rebellion in Scotland. Soon afterward, a drunk Grangely disappears and the producers are forced to find a replacement. They trick a lookalike extra into playing the role of Bonnie Prince Charlie, "The Great Pretender."

Both films are to be shot this summer. You can vote in the poll for which film you'd rather see Ewan cast in.


Saturday, 26 April 2008

New international Wanted trailers

Here are two brand new Wanted trailers from Trailer Addict . They're voiced over in Russian, but even if you don't speak Russian the trailers show lots of new scenes that haven't been shown anywhere in the US or the UK. The second trailer is a little violent, but it's cool to finally see what James McAvoy can do in an action movie. You can watch the trailers below:

Here's a translation of the two trailers I found on one of the imdb message boards - I hope it's accurate!

Don't you know, in this world not everyone is lucky enough to find their destiny.. their hero.. that is why you have to create him yourself. Create him with your hands.. your lips.. your heart. Fight for him against the whole world, and even fight *him*. Destiny loves those who try to defy it. If a woman becomes a weapon of fate - that fate is.. beautiful.
Do you hear that? Destiny called your name.

What is it that's beating madly in your chest? Maybe it isn't your heart, but something that you're so afraid to tell yourself.. afraid to admit that she's been cheating on you with your best friend...But not everyone is destined to die on their job - there exists a different fate. For the sake of freedom, you're allowed to defy the laws of physics. For the sake of freedom, you're allowed to die and be reborn, to stop bullets, to kill one, so that thousands can live without fear. If you don't believe in fate, all it means is that you're the one creating it.Do you hear that? Destiny called your name.

Thursday, 24 April 2008

New Wanted poster

Universal Pictures released the new Wanted movie poster with James McAvoy and Angelina Jolie this Tuesday and it looks very cool.

Photo from CanMag

McAvoy and McGregor to work with Spielberg?

It may just be a rumor right now, but I cannot imagine either of the Scottish actors turning down a chance to work with Steven Spielberg. The Oscar winning director is close to finalizing a deal to shoot a film about the 1988 Lockerbie crash that killed 259 people aboard the aircraft and 11 people on the ground. Wreckage from the aircraft was scattered up to 845 square miles away from the crash site and the impact reached 1.6 on the Richter scale. Both Ewan McGregor and James McAvoy have been linked to the film.
Spielberg will adapt Juval Aviv's novel Flight 103 which chronicles the subsequent police investigation which is said to be the biggest ever mounted in Scotland. When evidence of a bomb was found the investigation became a murder inquiry.
Juval Aviv, the author of the best-selling novel hopes the film will begin shooting in late 2008 and is very interested to shoot in Locherbie and to use Scottish actors in order to make the film more authentic.

Sources: James McAvoy Online via ONTD! BBC.

Photo from James McAvoy Source

Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Happy Birthday James McAvoy

Today is James McAvoy's 29th birthday. Hope he had a wonderful day!

Watch clips of Deception

Photo from EwanMcGregor.net

Two clips of Deception, starring Ewan McGregor were posted online last week. The film opens on April 25 in the US and the UK and you can watch the clips here.

Source: IGN via Best of Ewan McGregor

Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Happy Birthday Robert Carlyle

Just thought I'd post on Robert's birthday before it becomes midnight of April 15 on my side of the world. Robert is 47 today.

James McAvoy nominated

James is a nominee in the Best Actor category at the Jane Austen's Regency World Awards, for his portrayal of Tom Lefroy in last year's Becoming Jane. Online voting for the awards will continue until May 10. The awards will be handed out on May 15 and you can book tickets for the awards ceremony and vote here.

Source: James McAvoy Fan via ONTD

Photo from Becoming Jane Fansite

Sunday, 13 April 2008

Weekly schedule for Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Mo 4/14: John Waters, Tricia Helfer, Daniel Lanois
Tu 4/15: Julie Andrews, David Krumholtz
We 4/16: Jackie Chan, Cobie Smulders, Bell X1
Th 4/17: Alyssa Milano, Henry Winkler, Jason Aldean
Fr 4/18: Kristen Bell, Oliver Hudson, Morrissey

Craig Ferguson himself will make appearances on The View on Monday April, 21 and on the Late Show with David Letterman on Friday April, 25.

Saturday, 12 April 2008

Dougray Scott's new 'Killer' movie

Dougray Scott's upcoming thriller New Town Killers recently earned over £350,000 in an effort to finance the project. The film is one of many projects being financed in order to help the Glasgow film industry. Here's a plot summary from imdb:

Two private bankers, Alistair and Jamie, who have the world at their feet get their kicks from playing a 12 hour game of hunt, hide and seek with people from the margins of society. Their next target is Sean Kelly a parentless teenager who lives with his sister on a housing estate on the outskirts of Edinburgh. She's in debt, he's going nowhere fast. Sean agrees to play for cash. He soon realises he's walked into twelve hours of hell where survival is the name of the game.

The film is set for a 2009 release.


Thursday, 10 April 2008

First look at Deception

Access Hollywood recently posted a new interview with Ewan McGregor and his co-stars Michelle Williams and Hugh Jackman to promote the upcoming thriller Deception. Go here to watch the full interview and exclusive clips from the film.

Photo from Best of Ewan McGregor

Cashback gets official release date

Cashback, starring Scottish actor, Sean Biggerstaff is set to open in theaters in the UK on May 9, 2008. I wrote in an earlier post that the film was to be released at the end of April, but the distributors decided on the official May release date instead. You can watch a trailer of the film below and you can also check out the film's new official MySpace page for the UK release. The page has tons of clips and behind the scenes footage.

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Ewan McGregor to appear on the Tonight Show

Ewan will return to the Tonight Show with Jay Leno Thurs. April 17, 2008 to promote his upcoming movie Deception.

Ewan McGregor to shoot in New Orleans

Photo from Screenhead

According to nola.com Ewan McGregor will begin shooting the dramatic comedy I Love You Phillip Morris next month. McGregor will play Phillip Morris, and co-star Jim Carrey will play married man, Steven Russell, who is sentenced to three years in a Texas prison and falls in love with his cell mate Phillip Morris. When Morris is finally released from prison, Russell repeatedly tries to escape in order to be with him. The film - based on a book by Houston Chronicle crime reporter Steve McVicker - begins shooting on May 5 and lasts until June 30 in New Orleans. The film is set for release in early 2009 and I can't wait! I haven't been this excited for a Ewan McGregor film in a long time.

Monday, 7 April 2008

Weekly schedule for Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Mo 4/7: Bob Saget, Jennifer Esposito, Bell X1
Tu 4/8: Anne Heche, Deion Sanders, Clinton Jackson
We 4/9: Roseanne Barr, Kaley Cuoco, Counting Crows
Th 4/10: Alyson Hannigan, Todd Allen, Del the Funky Homosapian
Fr 4/11: Brittany Snow

Saturday, 5 April 2008

The latest on James McAvoy's Last Station

According to Variety James McAvoy's latest project, The Last Station begins shooting on April 7 in Germany. The historical drama about the final year in the life of Russian writer Leo Tolstoy (Christopher Plummer), also stars Helen Mirren as Sofia, Tolstoy's wife, Paul Giamatti as Tolstoy's friend Chertkov, and finally James' wife, Anne-Marie Duff as Tolstoy's daughter Sasha. Here are some brand new photos of James and the rest of the cast at a Berlin photo call:

Photos from James McAvoy Fan.

Thursday, 3 April 2008

Doctor Who press launch

Check out pictures of David Tennant from the press launch here.

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Who's more stylish - James or David?

Scottish actors James McAvoy and David Tennant are on GQ's list of best-dressed men in Britain. According to the magazine's official site, they were voted for by a panel of international judges including Tom Ford, Giorgio Armani and Naomi Campbell. The full list comes free with the May issue of GQ, on sale this Thursday in the UK, though I got the full best-dressed list from The New Zealand Herald. So how did James and David rank? Here's a hint- one of them beat the future King of England.

Best-Dressed Men in Britain 2008

1.Daniel Craig
2.Noel Fielding
3.Daniel Day-Lewis
4.James McAvoy
5.Tom Ford
6.David Beckham
7.Jude Law
8.David Cameron
9.David de Rothschild
10.David Furnish
11.David Walliams
12.Prince Harry
13.Clive Owen
14.Nicky Haslam
15.Lewis Hamilton
16.Jarvis Cocker
17.Sir Elton John
18.Sam Riley
19.Giles Deacon
20.David Bowie
21. Charlie Watts
22. Christopher Bailey
23. Angelo Galasso
24. Richard James
25. Prince Charles
26. James Jagger
27. Jeremy Paxman
28. Carlo Brandelli
29. Jonathan Ross
30. Mark Ronson
31. Ozwald Boateng
32. Simon Woods
33. Prince Philip
34. Prince Michael
35. David Tennant
36. Alasdhair Willis
37. Charles Finch
38. Hugh Grant
39. Russell Brand
40. David Hockney
41. Patrick Grant
42. Coffin Joe from The Horrors
43. Roland Mouret
44. David Collins
45. Frank Carter
46. Jefferson Hack
47. Ronnie Corbett
48. Joe Lean
49. Peter Blake
50. Morrissey

Happy Birthday Ewan

Today is Ewan's 37th birthday! Hope he had an awesome day.

Photo from www.highbridnation.com
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