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« on: February 03, 2005, 08:51:05 PM »
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All You Need Is 'Frida' Director for Beatle Pic

Two-time Tony Award winner Julie Taymor has come on board to direct the musical romance "All You Need Is Love," which will feature 18 songs by the Beatles.

The love story about a British boy and an American girl is set against the backdrop of the social upheaval of the 1960s. Although not about the Fab Four, the musical will use their songs to drive the narrative, with the actors singing and dancing to the classic tunes.

Production is expected to begin in September for a Thanksgiving 2006 release.

The film, written by veteran British scribes Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais ("The Commitments"), is being produced by Sony-based Revolution Studios.

Taymor, who won two Tonys for the Broadway production of "The Lion King" also directed the films "Frida," starring Salma Hayek, and "Titus," starring Anthony Hopkins and Jessica Lange.
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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2005, 11:33:04 AM »
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taymor is 2 for 2 with me ..so i will be watching

otu of all woman directors out there, she's easily the most talented both stage and screen

is this the first time in a movie that [other than beatle's films] actaul beatles music will be heard? or will they be covers?

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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2005, 03:30:01 PM »
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havent seen any of her films, so i hope this is good.
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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2005, 09:14:48 PM »
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havent seen any of her films, so i hope this is good.



well, why dont you watch one of these with you girlfriend for V-day
you even have my guarantee that either one of these are worthy blind buys.  good films and the disks are loaded.


she's a visionary-her films are just beautiful to look at.





she like up close faces too...

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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2005, 01:44:44 AM »
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titus is amazing
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« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2005, 02:00:21 AM »
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Quite. And after all these years (five, I think), it's still tremendously underrated. Which is actually probably a good thing.

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« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2005, 02:12:53 AM »
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Quote from: NEON MERCURY
is this the first time in a movie that [other than beatle's films] actaul beatles music will be heard? or will they be covers?


Quote from: In The Beatles thread, MacGuffin
Beatles Songs Provide 'Love' for '60s Romance

The Beatles are headed to Hollywood.

Or, more precisely, Sony-based Revolution Studios is developing a film musical, "All You Need Is Love," that will feature more than a dozen cover versions of Fab Four tunes.

The project, from veteran British screenwriters Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, is a romance about a British boy and an American girl set against the backdrop of the social upheaval of the 1960s.
 
Although not about the Beatles, the musical will use their songs to drive the narrative, with the actors singing and dancing to the classic tunes. The filmmakers are in negotiations to secure re-recording rights for the project, set to feature 17-18 Beatles songs.

"Everyone loves the Beatles," Clement said. "No matter how old or young someone is, where they're from or what they're background is, the music is universal."

Added La Frenais: "Everyone has a memory associated with the Beatles. Whether it was your first kiss or the first time you saw that girl standing across from you at the high school dance, chances are that the DJ was playing a Beatles song."

The film's producer, Matthew Gross, noted that Clement and La Frenais knew late Beatles guitarist George Harrison and drummer Ringo Starr personally.

"We wanted to create a story that stood entirely on its own merits," Gross said. "Even without the music, their story is dramatic, moving and powerful. That being said, no matter what we wanted to convey in a scene, there was always a Beatles song available to help us push the narrative and emotional beats forward."

Clement and La Frenais, who first teamed in the '60s on such swingin' London titles as "The Jokers" and "Otley," have written dozens of movies including two films for Harrison, whose Handmade Films produced 1985's "Water" and 1983's "Bullshot," both of which Clement directed.

Clement and La Frenais are collaborating with AC/DC vocalist Brian Johnson on a Broadway musical. They also wrote "The Commitments." Their credits also include the classic British TV series "Porridge" and "Auf Wiedersehen, Pet."
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« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2005, 11:43:39 AM »
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I'll argue against Titus anyday, but Frida is a rare bio pic that is actually really good. It doesn't just give her life story, but brings you closer to her art. Every other bio pic on an artist seems like a marginal life story with a few inspirational messages thrown in of the creative process. Hardly worth the time put into making the films. There's talent in Julie Taymor though and I look forward to this project.

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« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2008, 12:10:02 AM »
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'Tempest' cast includes Helen Mirren
Jeremy Irons, Djimon Hounsou among other stars cast
Source: Hollywood Reporter
 
Julie Taymor is gathering a cast ranging from blue-blooded Oscar winners to up-and-comers for her big-screen adaptation of Shakespeare's "The Tempest" that, in a gender-defying twist, will see Helen Mirren reigning over the magical island.

Although the play centers on Prospero, an exiled duke-turned-sorcerer, Taymor -- who likes to take an experimental approach to her stage and film projects -- has rechristened the lead character Prospera so that Mirren can take on the role.

Mirren will be surrounded by Jeremy Irons, Djimon Hounsou, Russell Brand, Alfred Molina, Ben Wishaw and Felicity Jones. Geoffrey Rush is in negotiations to join the cast.

The film, being produced by Bob Chartoff, Lynn Hendee and Julia Taylor-Stanley, is eyeing a November start date in Hawaii. Miramax has acquired the rights to all English-speaking territories; Icon is handling foreign sales.

Shakespeare's play mixes romance with fraternal politics and the supernatural. As revised for the screen, it will center around Prospera, her daughter Miranda (Jones) and a shipwrecked crew full of Prospera's enemies.

The island's other inhabitants include Hounsou as the deformed slave Caliban and Wishaw as the airy spirit Ariel.

On the ship are rising comedy star Brand, playing Trinculo, a jester; Irons, as Alonso, the King of Naples; and Molina as the drunken butler Stephano. Rush would play Gonzalo, a royal adviser and old ally of Prospera's.

The cast includes an unusually high concentration of Oscar-winning stars: Mirren earned best actress honors for "The Queen," while Irons took home the best actor trophy for "Reversal of Fortune" and Rush got the nod for "Shine." All three are repped by CAA.

Hounsou won best supporting actor nominations for "Blood Diamond" and "In America." The actor continues to be repped by Gersh and the Peter Safran Co.

Brand, repped by Endeavor, will next be seen in "Bedtime Stories." Brit actors Wishaw and Jones worked together in Miramax's "Brideshead Revisited." Molina is repped by Endeavor.

"The Tempest" is Taymor's second big-screen foray into Shakespearean territory -- she turned his "Titus Andronicus" into the 1999 film "Titus."

The pic also continues the strong relationship Taymor has developed with Disney, for which she directed the Broadway musical adaptation of "The Lion King," and Disney's specialty division Miramax, which released her Salma Hayek-starrer "Frida."
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Re: Julie Taymor
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2008, 01:18:21 AM »
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Chris Cooper, Reeve Carney join 'Tempest'
Helen Mirren, Jeremy Irons star in Shakespeare adaptation
Source: Hollywood Reporter

Chris Cooper and rocker-turned-actor Reeve Carney have joined the cast of "The Tempest," Julie Taymor's gender-bending adaptation of the Shakespeare play.

Cooper will play Antonio, who usurps the Duchess of Milan, Prospera, played by Helen Mirren (in the play, the character was male). Carney plays Ferdinand, the son of the king of Naples (Jeremy Irons).

Production is set to start next week in Hawaii.

Carney is the lead vocalist and guitar player for his band, Carney. Taymor discovered him in New York when she went to see his band perform.
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Re: Julie Taymor
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2008, 11:46:53 AM »
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dudes, if Across the Universe had not been so horrible, THIS WOULD BE MY MOST ANTICIPATED FILM EVER.

i'm still pretty excited.

 

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