Screen Junkies » eric roth http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:32:49 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Kevin Spacey Working On His English Accent http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/kevin-spacey-to-try-acting-for-david-finchers-house-of-cards/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/kevin-spacey-to-try-acting-for-david-finchers-house-of-cards/#comments Thu, 03 Mar 2011 19:31:57 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=31434 Spacey. Fincher. Thatcher.

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Everyone is getting on board the “quality TV” bandwagon, and now that includes such names as David Fincher and (again) Kevin Spacey. The project is called “House of Cards,” a series based on the novel and British miniseries:

“The political thriller … is set at the end of Margaret Thatcher‘s tenure as prime minister and follows a British politician with his eye on the top job.”

Fincher is executive producing along with Spacey and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button screenwriter Eric Roth. It hasn’t been shopped to networks yet. I can guess that it probably won’t be on AMC, since the whole political thriller angle is pretty much covered by “Rubicon” on that network. But then again maybe the drawing power of Spacey and Fincher would offset that. (via Deadline)

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Jim Carrey To Star In Ripley’s Movie, Believe It Or Not http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jim-carrey-to-star-in-ripleys-movie-believe-it-or-not/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jim-carrey-to-star-in-ripleys-movie-believe-it-or-not/#comments Thu, 13 Jan 2011 02:37:06 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=15890 When you're adapting a famous museum of freaks into a movie, who better to star than a man once famous for talking out of his butt?

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When you’re adapting a famous museum of freaks into a movie, who better to star than a man once famous for talking out of his butt?

A movie version of the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not franchise has been in the works for awhile now. Both Tim Burton and Chris Columbus have been attached at different points. Now it looks like Ripley’s will be written by Forrest Gump scribe Eric Roth and star Jim Carrey as globe-trotting newspaper columnist Robert Ripley. Personally, I would have cast Carrey as the guy who can stick a billiards ball, a tennis ball and a golf ball in his mouth and still whistle, but if they wanted my input, damn it, they should have asked me sooner.

Here’s a synopsis from Deadline:

The film is about Ripley’s search around the world for the most unusual people and places that he immortalized in his newspaper column. The locales were exotic and the sights were unbelievable, but the film is about Ripley’s journey to appreciate that the unusual people were more than just conquests to be cataloged.

So he learns that freaks aren’t just attractions who help sell tickets to museums. They’re also people. Real people. Real freaky people who will get tourists to buy tickets to a schlocky museum. That’s gonna be a very sweet ending, I can tell. (Deadline)

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