Screen Junkies » Brendan Fraser http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Mon, 11 Aug 2014 22:50:09 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Katie Cassidy In Talks To Be Really Hot In ‘Freaky Deaky’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/katie-cassidy-in-talks-to-be-really-hot-in-freaky-deaky/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/katie-cassidy-in-talks-to-be-really-hot-in-freaky-deaky/#comments Wed, 22 Jun 2011 19:48:33 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=217473 I'm thinking she'll nail the part.

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Brendan Frasen and Matt Dillon will be in fiiiiine company on the Freaky Deaky set. A Nightmare On Elm Street‘s Katie Cassidy is in talks to play the female lead in the Charles Matthau-directed adaptation of the Elmore Leonard novel.

Cassidy will play Robin Abbot, an ex-hippie radical who served time for blowing up a police car. After her release, she reconnects with Brendan Fraser (thankfully back in a big boy role) to use their bomb-making skills to trick an alcoholic movie mogul into handing over millions of dollars. Matt Dillon plays a bomb squad officer who stumbles upon their plot.

The production is also on the hunt for a new William H. Macy now that William H. Macy has left the project. I would recommend William H. Macy but he can’t do it. (Variety)

 

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‘Freaky Deaky’ Scores Macy, Robinson, Dillon, and Fraser. Freaky Deaky, Indeed. http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/freaky-deaky-scores-macy-robinson-dillon-and-fraser-freaky-deaky-indeed/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/freaky-deaky-scores-macy-robinson-dillon-and-fraser-freaky-deaky-indeed/#comments Thu, 02 Jun 2011 22:53:37 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=214516 William H. Macy, Matt Dillon, and Craig Robinson will bring the "freaky," and, as always, Brendan Fraser will unload the "deaky."

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Brendan Fraser, Matt Dillon, Craig Robinson, and William H. Macy are all about to board an Elmore Leonard adaptation that has been in and out of development for a long, long time. Freaky Deaky follows some 60′s radicals as they sell themselves out and attempt to turn their revolutionary tactics into some stone-cold cash in the 70′s.

Elmore Leonard works always have the eye of filmmakers, and no less than Quentin Tarantino wanted to get his hands on this particular one, though he couldn’t quite work out the timeline in the book. Originally, the book took place in the late-80′s after they had been in the game for a while. Naturally, this meant that the work leant itself to an older ensemble cast, which audiences have viewed as gimmicky with works such as Space Cowboys and Red.

Well, a tweak here and a date change their gives us a younger, funny cast that gets to work with Leonard’s killer source material. Couple that with the fact that stodgy movie critics will be forced to utter “freaky deaky,” and everything seems to be coming up roses from this project.

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Brendan Fraser To Shoot An Apple, Create Switzerland In ‘William Tell’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/brendan-fraser-to-shoot-an-apple-create-switzerland-in-william-tell/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/brendan-fraser-to-shoot-an-apple-create-switzerland-in-william-tell/#comments Fri, 06 May 2011 23:54:37 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=211017 Brendan Fraser will play an archer. Not a cartoon archer, or an archer that has a strange monkey sidekick. Just an archer.

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Brendan Fraser‘s agent must be a really weird dude, considering the disparate nature of all the roles he’s been looking at recently. He’s in a movie about a fish heist, a cartoon about aliens trying to escape earth, and a film in which he plays Vanessa Hudgens‘ father. So the next step in this evolution is clearly a 3D biopic about famed archer William Tell.

William Tell: 3D will be helmed by Nick Hurran and has Anna Paquin attached to star. Hurran’s most recent project was a remake of the TV show “The Prisoner,” while Paquin is known for being a damn sexy fairy in HBO’s “True Blood.” Also, she won an Academy Award when she when she was 11. But these days she’s a topless fairy.

According the THR (my source for all world history), Tell was forced to shoot an apple off of his son’s head after not bowing to a statue of the king. When he informed the king that he would have killed him had he missed his son, this led to an uprising that led to the formation of the nation of Switzerland.

Thanks, The Hollywood Reporter!

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We Are Getting Three New Brendan Fraser Projects In The All-Too-Near Future http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/we-are-getting-three-new-brendan-fraser-projects-in-the-all-too-near-future/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/we-are-getting-three-new-brendan-fraser-projects-in-the-all-too-near-future/#comments Wed, 04 May 2011 20:37:24 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=210475 Brendan Fraser will be super-excited about all these new Brendan Fraser projects.

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The gods have answered your prayers. Brendan Fraser, rather than intermittently doing awful movies, has decided to pair his semi-annual awful kids movie with two projects that, while probably not Oscar bait, don’t make me as sad for humanity as his current project, Whole Lotta Sole which is apparently a fish heist movie. I’d like to think it’s about fish committing crimes rather than fish being heisted, but it’s sure to be an amazing film either way, so it’s all semantic.

The first film up for Fraser is Four Kings, in which he will star as a British colonel who finances the French and Indian War in order to create a utopian society in Canada. If there is a fair and just power in this world, then Fraser will be required to adopt a British accent for the part.

When he’s done turning Canada into the utopia that it is today, he will voice Scorch, an alien trying to escape from Area 51 in the Weinstein Company‘s Escape from Planet Earth. Everyone knows that when you think top-notch animated features, you think Harvey and Bob Weinstein. Pair that with the fact that this film was announced in 2006, and I think we’ve got a real game-changer on our hands.

Finally, Brendan Fraser will be starring in Gimme Shelter, a film about a girl (Vanessa Hudgens) who gets turned away by her father and must navigate the mean streets of Manhattan. Unless Brendan Fraser is the girl, I’m probably going to have other plans the weekend this comes out.

If nothing else, the upside to all this is that Fraser will have to do lots of press for these films and we will get to see his hair take totally new and strange shapes. Like the Pyramids at Giza. (Deadline)

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‘Gimme Shelter’ To Star Vanessa Hudgens, Brendan Fraser And No CG Animals? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/gimme-shelter-to-star-vanessa-hudgens-brendan-fraser-and-no-cg-animals/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/gimme-shelter-to-star-vanessa-hudgens-brendan-fraser-and-no-cg-animals/#comments Sat, 30 Apr 2011 02:08:15 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=209869 Both Vanessa Hudgens and Brendan Fraser have career goblins. For Hudgens, it's a never-ending stream of nude photos and videos. For Frasier, it's a lot worse: 'Furry Vengeance'.

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Both Vanessa Hudgens and Brendan Fraser have career goblins. For Hudgens, it’s a never-ending stream of nude photos and videos. For Frasier, it’s a lot worse: starring in Furry Vengeance alongside a bunch of asshole animals. You know your movie is bad when only Vampires Suck fared worse with critics in 2010. And it’s not the first time he’s starred in a terrible movie with animal lead characters. So, to try and rope in some credibility, Hudgens is negotiating to star in an indie drama. Fraser is already on board. Nothing says credibility like the word “indie,” donchaknow.

Gimme Shelter is a film by writer/director Ron Krauss, which would star Hudgens as a homeless, pregnant teen fleeing her abusive mother. Seems like all teens are pregnant in movies, these days. I realize I read like an old man when I write that. Anyway, she goes to live with her biological dad (Fraser), who kicks her out of his house for not aborting the child. Hopefully, they have the money to license “Papa Don’t Preach.”

Jeff Rice, Dama Claire and Kraus are producing. They’re aiming to film end of May in Connecticut. (Hollywood Reporter)

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Hendricks Joins The Mile High Club http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/hendricks-joins-the-mile-high-club/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/hendricks-joins-the-mile-high-club/#comments Tue, 15 Mar 2011 18:13:34 +0000 Dave Horwitz http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=201721 The gorgeous 'Mad Men' actress, in the most challenging role of her life, will have to act like she loves Brendan Fraser.

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Christina Hendricks, best known as the whip-smart, acid tongued office manager Joan Holloway on AMC’s”Mad Men,” is using her hiatus from that show to star in a new film entitled Seconds Of Pleasure.

The film, scripted by playwright (and Lakeview Terrace director!!) Neil Labute and directed by Mike Figgis, concerns the lives of several people who interconnect over a series of vignettes. Hendricks will play a woman who catches her husband, played by Brendan Fraser, in a compromising position. Julia Stiles, Matt Dillon, and Kristen Scott Thomas will also star. If you’re looking for a twist that will make this different than everyone other indie movie about separate lives connecting BESIDES the fact that it will star Encino Man, how’s about THIS doozy: The whole thing takes take place on an airplane!! Roger, Roger, what’s our vector, Victor INDEED. (Deadline)

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Brendan Fraser So Desperate He’s Stealing Fish http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/brendan-fraser-so-desperate-hes-stealing-fish/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/brendan-fraser-so-desperate-hes-stealing-fish/#comments Mon, 14 Mar 2011 17:08:33 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=201482 After the double-suck-whammy of Extraordinary Measures and Furry Vengeance, he'll do anything.

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After the double-suck-whammy of Extraordinary Measures and Furry Vengeance, Brendan Fraser is now stealing fish like some common brown bear. I’m, of course, referring to an upcoming film role. The actor is still fine with money and living in a mansion.

Fraser has signed to headline Whole Lotta Sole for Hotel Rwanda director Terry George. The story centers around a young man who attempts to rob a fish store in order to pay off his gambling debts. The robbery then turns into a hostage situation. Fraser will play the shopkeeper who is on the run from his gangster father-in-law.

The pun in the title and Fraser’s resume lead me to believe that someone is going to get a swordfish stuck on their head at some point in this film. Is Terry George really directing? (Variety)

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Evolution Of Fraser http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/evolution-of-fraser/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/evolution-of-fraser/#comments Tue, 08 Mar 2011 16:50:50 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=161595 Brendan. He gets no respect.

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Brendan. He gets no respect.

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Brendan Fraser Joining A Good Movie? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/brendan-fraser-joining-a-good-movie/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/brendan-fraser-joining-a-good-movie/#comments Tue, 11 Jan 2011 13:01:18 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=15249 What news is this? Brendan Fraser has signed on to a potentially good movie? In fact, it is so. George Of The Jungle has joined Neil LaBute's next film, Seconds Of Pleasure.

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What news is this? Brendan Fraser has signed on to a potentially good movie? In fact, it is so. George Of The Jungle has joined Neil LaBute‘s next film, Seconds Of Pleasure.

We don’t have plot details for Seconds but assume it’s based off LaBute’s 2004 short story collection of the same name. Is this his attempt at Robert Altman styled filmmaking?  I can get behind Fraser’s casting in this if that is the case. He always works well in ensemble pieces. Especially as morally gray characters.

Rather than starring opposite a CGI dirt tornado or a Canadian stunt guy in a bear costume, Fraser will star opposite Kristin Scott Thomas. Colin Firth and Ed Harris are also considering joining up. There’s no word yet on a Pauly Shore cameo but that news can’t be too far off. It can’t be. (Deadline)

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Brendan Fraser Won’t Take Another ‘Journey To The Center Of The Earth’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/brendan-fraser-wont-take-another-journey-to-the-center-of-the-earth/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/brendan-fraser-wont-take-another-journey-to-the-center-of-the-earth/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Brendan Fraser's spelunking days may be behind him. Deadline reports that a Journey To The Center Of The Earth 3D sequel is moving forward without Fraser. Josh Hutcherson, his co-star from the original, will be taking over the lead.Fraser reportedly dropped out of the project when his top choice to direct, Eric Brevig, was passed over after he couldn't free up his Yogi Bear schedule. New Line and Walden Media got antsy, and brought in Brad Peyton, the director of Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore. And with that Brendan Fraser was out. For years we've wondered if the man who appeared in Furry Vengeance, GI Joe, Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, Bedazzled, Dudley Do-Right, Monkeybone, and various Pauly Shore movies had a line. Apparently that line is Cats & Dogs. Reading between the lines, Fraser obviously doesn't believe a gay actor is capable of playing a talking cat. Cue the outrage!

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Brendan Fraser’s spelunking days may be behind him. Deadline reports that a Journey To The Center Of The Earth 3D sequel is moving forward without Fraser. Josh Hutcherson, his co-star from the original, will be taking over the lead.

Fraser reportedly dropped out of the project when his top choice to direct, Eric Brevig, was passed over after he couldn’t free up his Yogi Bear schedule. New Line and Walden Media got antsy, and brought in Brad Peyton, the director of Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore. And with that Brendan Fraser was out. For years we’ve wondered if the man who appeared in Furry Vengeance, GI Joe, Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, Bedazzled, Dudley Do-Right, Monkeybone, and various Pauly Shore movies had a line. Apparently that line is Cats & Dogs. Reading between the lines, Fraser obviously doesn’t believe a gay actor is capable of playing a talking cat. Cue the outrage!

 

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