Screen Junkies » Nina Jacobson http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:16:14 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.3 ‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Finnick Casting Rumors Are Hogwash http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/hunger-games-catching-fire-finnick-casting-rumors-are-hogwash/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/hunger-games-catching-fire-finnick-casting-rumors-are-hogwash/#comments Wed, 06 Jun 2012 19:50:38 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=249106 The role is still up for grabs. Handsome devils only.

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After I devoured The Hunger Games series over a long weekend this past winter, I was hoping that producers would consider switching the character Finnick Odair up a bit for the Catching Fire adaptation. If they’re willing to turn him into a guy in just kinda okay shape with a bad shoulder who wears a pedometer, I’d be a shoe-in. Sadly these last few days it seemed like they weren’t going that route.

The Internet has been totes OMG about rumors that Taylor Kitsch, Armie Hammer, and Garrett Hedlund were the frontrunners to be cast in the sequel. The LA Times caught up with producer Nina Jacobson who poo-pooed this speculation.

“That’s the thing that’s crazy — people are like way ahead of where we are. We’ve not narrowed things down by any means. It’s funny to see how things can take on a life of their own.”

Good. So I’m still in this thing. Time to re-up at Crunch and learn to swim.

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‘Hunger Games’ Director Wants To Adapt More Great Literature http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/hunger-games-director-wants-to-adapt-more-great-literature/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/hunger-games-director-wants-to-adapt-more-great-literature/#comments Fri, 13 May 2011 17:20:01 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=211997 'Cyrano de Bergerac', but with Twitter.

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Director Gary Ross and producer Nina Jacobson have already teamed up once, to adapt The Hunger Games. Now they have their sights on another work of great literature: Cyrano de Bergerac. There aren’t very many details about the project, except that it’s a “modern retelling” of the famous story that … well, I’ll let you read it yourself:

“[I]t is understood to be a contemporary story revolving around ‘Cyrano de Bergerac’, a man who is in love with a woman but is forced to woo her surreptitiously on behalf of a far more handsome but less expressive suitor.  The twist here is the story is told using today’s vast and complex social media tools.”

Oh man, I wish I could have been a fly on the wall for this pitch by John Whittington: “It’s Cyrano de Bergerac, but with Twitter.” Hollywood is truly a hotbed of creativity. (The Hollywood Reporter)

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