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One Man Come He to Justify: Six Things You May Not Have Heard About This Week

By Cindy Davis | Seriously Random Lists | October 21, 2012 | Comments ()


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I find the Important Stuff so you don't have to.


6. Timothy Olyphant Visited Sesame Street.

Let's be clear; there is almost nothing better than a crazy-haired Olyphantypants. If only there had been a surprise Jeremy Davies appearance...


5. JT Switched out His Dick for a Ring in a Box, and got Hitched to Jessica Biel.

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Following several days of partying and fireworks in Southern Italy, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel married Friday. The sound of Britney's tears falling were heard round the world.


Meanwhile, Timberlake is Accused of "Being the Cause of Britney Spears' Meltdown."

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In the ongoing trial between the Spears family and Britney's former manager and friend, Sam Lutfi, Jamie Spears' attorney stated that Britney's 2002 break-up with Timberlake left her angry and depressed...setting off her downward spiral. Yeah, I'm sure there's not a bit of mental illness involved.

4. The Second Mama Trailer Dropped.


Guillermo del Toro produced this thriller starring "Game of Thrones'" Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Jessica Chastain as guardians of their young nieces, who were miraculously found alive in a cabin after five years alone. The girls disappeared when their mother was murdered; as their uncle and aunt try to acclimate them to normal life, they find that whomever helped the children survive may not be quite ready to give them up. Cue the skeery music.


3. David Fincher Set Out to Collaborate with Brad Pitt Again.

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Looks like Fincher is ready to reconnect with his muse. The director wants to follow up The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Fight Club and Se7en with a classic: Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Though Disney is reportedly reviewing the cost of the project before green lighting it, a script by Scott Z. Burns (The Bourne Ultimatum, The Informant) is already in place and Fincher wants Pitt as Ned Land (previously played by Kirk Douglas in Richard Fleischer's 1954 film). There's no word yet on Captain Nemo casting, other than "an older A-list star."

2. Stephen Colbert Set Out on an Unexpected Journey.

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Comedy Central's self-confessed Tolkien fan has somehow managed to land a cameo in Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy. Though his appearance (presumably as an extra) will not be in the first outing (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey), Colbert did visit the New Zealand set. I can't wait to play "Where's Colbert?"


1. Andy Serkis Announced He's Directing an Adaptation of George Orwell's Animal Farm.

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And speaking of parlaying one's talent to maximum effect, the fantastically brilliant Andy Serkis--who is Second Unit Director on The Hobbit trilogy--is moving on to greener pastures. He'll make his directorial debut with a motion capture adaptation of Animal Farm, "...using an amalgamation of filming styles to create the environments." Serkis says the film is in an experimental phase; he intends to see "...how far we can take performance capture with quadrupeds, and how much we will be using facial [capture]. We are not discounting the use of keyframe animation or puppeteering parts of animals." As for the story itself, Serkis says he will not be focussing on the politics (?) as much as the "fable-istic" aspect--he wants the film to be emotionally centered and family audience friendly.


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  • Captain Nemo --> Nick Nolte

  • katenonymous

    But the politics were the entire point of Animal Farm. Seriously, I read it once when I was quite young and then again in high school after learning the barest minimum of world history, and therefore I am in a position to say that it is a completely different book if you ignore the politics. And the ending makes no sense at all.

  • dizzylucy

    Love the Olyphant clip, but now I'm picturing Jeremy showing up in character as Dickie Bennett, complete with TRULY crazy-hair and limp, and fascinating/terrifying a whole new generation of TV viewers.

  • BWeaves

    In high school, we had to read "THE TRILOGY," which included Animal Farm, Brave New World, and 1984. These are not and never will be children's stories.

  • Danar the Barbarian

    Three of my favorite books! None of them are in the bedtime story rotation for my preschooler.

  • $27019454

    There. Is. No. Way. Animal Farm is scary shit and no way will a)I be seeing it, and b) it translate to family -friendly. Unless u r talking about the Manson family. I adore Serkis, but family friendly? No.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    I haven't really watched anything Olyphant's in, but he was just adorable in that clip.

    also: I am really hoping that Colbert is playing Tom Bombadil, making a random appearance in this extended Hobbit escapade.

  • Sara, Justified is excellent (especially season 2!) and so was Deadwood. Definitely worth your time.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Deadwood I've been meaning to get forever. Maybe I'll re-up my netflix just to get some dvds for my upcoming business travel.

  • Samantha

    I'm not sure that I'm looking forward to watching 'Mama' after watching the short that it is based on:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

  • Quatermain

    "There’s no word yet on Captain Nemo casting, other than “an older A-list star.” "

    Sean Connery. Or Anthony Hopkins. Anyone else is the wrong answer.

    "As for the story itself, Serkis says he will not be focussing on the
    politics (?) as much as the “fable-istic” aspect—he wants the film to be
    emotionally centered and family audience friendly."

    Then he's not making 'Animal Farm.' He should focus less on tech toys and more on the actual goddam story. Just because it has talking animals doesn't mean it's a children's story.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Or they could cast an actual Indian actor as Nemo. I know there aren't any A-listers per se, but still...

  • Bert_McGurt

    Well, Ben Kingsley is pretty A-list.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Yeah, I'll agree with that.

  • For Captain Nemo there is no more perfect choice than Ben Kingsley.

  • Now, if he did it channeling Don Logan... 'I am not what is called a fucking civilized man, you shitting mug of a Professor. I have done with
    society for reasons that seem bloody-fucking-well good to me. Therefore, I do not obey its cunting
    laws.'

  • MGMcD

    I'm not PROUD of the fact that I just deposited a clip from Sesame Street into my spank bank...

  • googergieger

    "Yeah, I’m sure there’s not a bit of mental illness involved."

    I concur.

  • Tell me you couldn't get a good Nemo If you slapped a scar or two on Michael Shannon.

  • Jezzer

    I was going to say, "No, no, Nemo had a gimpy fin. GILL THE ANGELFISH had the scars," but then I remembered that Jules Verne was a thing.

  • Whenever they do a biopic of Andy Serkis it should be subtitled 'Perpetually, endearingly sweaty'

  • Salieri2

    "Family audience friendly"? Animal Farm? What, are they going to make it a musical?

  • Vi

    Yep, it'll be just as family friendly as Watership Down

  • idiosynchronic

    ohmygod . . Brian Henson tried this once already and it was a flop . .

  • e jerry powell

    Shhh. They might hear you.

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