On-set news of upcoming 2010 flicks

TGIF, folks!

  • A Team Cast
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    Thanks to ComingSoon.net, here’s a first look of the main cast of the A-Team movie filming in Vancouver. From left, it’s Quinton “Rampage” Jackson as Sgt. “B.A.” Baracus, Liam Neeson as John “Hannibal” Smith, Sharlto Copley as Capt. “Howling Mad” Murdock, and Bradley Cooper as Lt. Templeton “Faceman” Peck. Jessica Biel and Patrick Wilson have also been added to the cast. At first glance, my fave newbie Sharlto kind of resembles Dirk Benedict here, who’s the original “Face” on the TV show. The movie is set to open next June.

  • In the Sept. issue of Total Film, Russell Crowe took some time out from watching the tennis match at Wimbledon to talk about his Robin Hood movie. Ridley Scott and the gang are currently shooting at Shepperton Studios and on location in Welsh beaches and Surrey woods. After undergoing a plethora of plot changes, the story as it stands now is this: Robin iCroweRobins an expert archer in the army of King Richard the Lionheart, who takes up the plight of the oppressed people of Nottingham against the scheming Sheriff (Matthew Macfayden is now confirmed in the role) and the dastardly Sir Godfrey (the character actor du jour Mark Strong). Crowe revealed to TF what Robin does in his spare time with Maid Marion (played by fellow Aussie Cate Blanchett), “So far we’ve ridden horses together, seen off bad gus, got naked (partially), wallowed chin-deep in mud, danced by firelight and kissed.” As for those rumors of scuffles with the the director? Crowe pooh-poohed the idea, saying that they’ve basically ‘agreed to disagree,’ and added, “There’s no yelling, no diva bullsh!t. We’re just trying to do something special every day.” » See some on-set pics over at TotalFilm site.
  • Leo & Marion on set
    Leo DiCaprio & Marion Cotillard on the set of Inception

    Yesterday I posted about Christopher Nolan’s auctioning an on-set visit to Inception. A while ago, a bunch of hi-res on-set pictures emerged online, you can see them in Comingsoon.net. Then yesterday, ScreenRant posted three leaked footage from the set. The actual plot is still shrouded in secrecy — which is typical of Nolan films — and the footage didn’t reveal much either. I actually like the fact that despite all the stuff being leaked, it’s still unclear what the movie is really about. All the cryptic teaser revealed was that it’s a contemporary sci-fi thriller set within the architecture of the mind. I hope they keep it a mystery until its release, which makes the theater experience a whole lot more fulfilling than if you already know all the spoilers. Now, I just wish it were released much sooner than July 16!

5 thoughts on “On-set news of upcoming 2010 flicks

  1. mcarteratthemovies

    Leo’s coming out of the woodwork these days — hooray for that! I always liked him as an actor but his “Teen Beat” appeal almost ruined him. I’m glad he’s outgrown that phase and grown into a really talented actor with impressive range.

    1. Yeah, I admire Leo for rising above the teenybopper craze phase that Rob Pattinson is dealing with now. That’s a lot of pressure for a young actor but he’s definitely a talented guy who’s much more than a pretty face.

  2. Juliet

    I agree…love Leo… glad is back!!! Hmmm I watch Rampage on UFC fights…pretty difficult to imagine him as an actor especially such a notable character in A-team… I guess we
    ll have to see…..

  3. Marc

    Although Nolan is this decade’s uber-filmmaker and Leo is growing on me (due in large part to Blood Diamond), I’m more excited to see Robin Hood.

    Sure Leo and Nolan will probably make screen history but to me, the draw of Scott and Crowe is ultimately far more compelling…and yeah Mark Strong is the “character actor de jour” but he’s so talented and deserves the attention. Can’t wait!!!

    1. Yeah, I’m excited for both Inception and Robin Hood. But I like Crowe far more than Leo, so if it were him in a Nolan’s flick, that’d win hands down! I think with Leo, it depends on what kind of movie and who’s directing, he alone isn’t much of a draw for me.

      I like Mark Strong a lot, he’s great in Rocknrolla (I find myself liking him more there than Gerard Butler, even though I’m a long-time fan of his). If you like British miniseries, Strong was in The Jury with Butler and they’re both great in it.

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