During months Henry was fan picked to be “Alcide”, the delicious werewolf of HBO show “True Blood” (now played by Joe Manganiello). Today, TV.com did a funny article casting Henry for the Bill Compton part.
What do you think?
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Principal photography began for Summit Entertainment and Intrepid Pictures’ action-thriller The Cold Light of Day on September 6th and will continue through November 13th. The film stars Henry Cavill, Bruce Willis and Sigourney Weaver.
The Cold Light of Day, set and filmed entirely in Spain, will be shot over ten weeks in the Community of Valencia and Madrid as well as several weeks on the stages at Ciudad de la Luz studios in Alicante. Mabrouk El-Mechri directs the project from an original screenplay by Scott Wiper & John Petro, with revisions by Richard Price. Intrepid principals Trevor Macy and Marc D. Evans will produce the project along with Jesus Martinez, principal of Galavis Film which will co-produce the project. Steven Zaillian from Film Rites, Kevin Mann and Matthew Perniciaro of Picture Machine, and Wiper will executive produce.
The film is a US-Spanish production, and the majority of the cast and crew are Spanish and European.
Also starring are the Spanish actors Verónica Echegui and Oscar Jaenada. Co-starring are Caroline Goodall, Roschdy Zem, Joseph Mawle, Rafi Gavron and Emma Hamilton.
The Cold Light of Day centers on a young American whose family is kidnapped while on a vacation to Spain. He is left with only hours to find the connection between their disappearance and his father’s secrets.
Summit Entertainment will distribute the film in the US and sell internationally. Erik Feig, Summit’s President of Production, and Summit’s Senior Vice President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions, Michael Schaefer, will oversee the project for the studio.
With the buzz surrounding the upcoming film ‘Immortals,’ hitting near ear bleeding decibels, we thought we’d take a sec to spotlight the man behind the gods – cutting edge director Tarsem Singh. But first we thought we’d tease you some exclusive footage from the set, including never before seen images from the film. [Video]
[…] Singh’s visually stunning and thought provoking images, his mastery of storytelling and his breath taking cinematography made him the perfect choice to helm the highly anticipated ‘Immortals,’ a story about the Greek warrior Theseus’ battles against imprisoned titans.
‘Immortals’ is due to come out in theatres everywhere next year.
Showtime’s lush historical drama “The Tudors” opens its fourth and final season with a new queen. With Henry VIII as the groom, you wait for the ax to fall.
A five-episode arc tracks Henry’s (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) disastrous fifth marriage to teenager Katherine Howard (Tamzin Merchant).
Though Katherine shares the same fate as Anne Boleyn, this story doesn’t feel like a replay. Anne was condemned on false charges. Katherine was guilty.
Mickey Rourke will star in Relativity Media’s Greek mythology clash “War of the Gods” opposite Henry Cavill and Freida Pinto.
Rourke’s been cast as the villain, King Hyperion. Tarsem Singh is directing with production set to start in April.
Story follows a young warrior Theseus who leads his men into battle with the immortal Greek gods to defeat evil elder gods of the Titans in order to save mankind.
“War of the Gods” will be produced by Gianni Nunnari of Hollywood Gang Prods., Mark Canton of Atmosphere Entertainment and Relativity topper Ryan Kavanaugh. Nunnari and Canton partnered on 2007’s “300,” producing the sword-and-sandals saga for Warner Bros.
Universal will distribute. Relativity’s Tucker Tooley and Craig Flores of Hollywood Gang are exec producing.
Jason Keller penned the most recent draft of the script. An earlier version was written by Christian Gudegast; producers began development in 2008 after buying a spec from Charley and Vlas Parlapanides.
Rourke will be seen next as the Russian villain in “Iron Man 2” opposite Robert Downey Jr., who recruited Rourke for the part during last year’s awards season.
Rourke is repped by ICM.
Not only is Superman flying back to the big screen, he’s doing so under the watchful eye of “The Dark Knight” filmmaker Christopher Nolan. With Nolan’s sensibilities guiding the film’s tone, you can bet that this is going to be a more mature — though not necessarily dark — “Superman” movie.
As the rights to the character’s Kryptonian origins are currently in murky legal waters, I think it’s best if the next movie dives directly into the Man of Steel’s status as an established hero. Personally, I’d love to see Superman in his late 30s, a seasoned veteran at the superhero game. That’s not to everybody’s taste, of course, so I’m keeping an open mind towards younger actors as well.
There’s no question that Superman is a difficult role to cast, but these five actors — two older, two younger and one familiar — could make you believe a man can fly.
JOHN BARROWMAN: Without a doubt, John Barrowman has the perfect look and charisma for the Man of Steel — assuming the role goes to an older actor, of course. At 42, Barrowman’s cutting it a little bit close when it comes to donning the hero’s blue and red tights, but I think it’s forgivable considering how perfectly suited he is for the character otherwise. Frankly, I think he’d be an even better Superman than Captain America, though he’d be great at both.
MATTHEW BOMER: Back when Brett Ratner was attached to direct a “Superman” film, Matthew Bomer was tapped as the Last Son of Krypton. And while Ratner’s been the target of much fanboy ire lately, he had good reason to pick Bomer — he’s got the right look and enough anonymity that he wouldn’t be distracting as Superman. If that’s something that Nolan and his eventual team are valuing, then Bomer deserves another shot.
HENRY CAVILL: Another former contender for Superman, back when McG was at the helm, was actor Henry Cavill. Several years have passed since Cavill missed out on the role — and he’s done a whole lot of growing up, as seen in his portrayal of Charles Brandon on “The Tudors,” a character that balances nobility with a willingness to get the job done. Just a few years shy of 30, perhaps now is the right time for Cavill to come back to Superman.
JON HAMM: A few months ago, Kevin Smith endorsed “Mad Men” star Jon Hamm as both Batman and Superman. I couldn’t agree more. Hamm would work equally well as either character for very different reasons, but there’s a charm and even a somewhat nerdy side to the actor that makes him perfect for Clark Kent. Of course, he’s also got the brawn to back it up as the Man of Steel. If Nolan and the powers that be are looking for a seasoned Superman, Hamm is the guy.
BRANDON ROUTH: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. While “Superman Returns” clearly had its flaws, Brandon Routh was not one of them. Rebooting a series while hanging onto the same leading actor isn’t an enviable task, but in the case of Routh, it’s worth trying to figure it out. He got a raw deal in that he was asked to take over Christopher Reeve’s version of the character, but given enough of a wingspan, I think that Routh could put his own unique stamp on the Man of Steel.