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The British are coming!
For the upcoming spy pic "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," Swedish director Tomas Alfredson manages to whittle the sprawling John le Carré spy vs. spy novel into a twisty-turny Rubik's Cube of a feature film. Not a small order, considering it was originally made into a seven-part BBC miniseries in 1979.
Packing the running time to capacity with complex examinations of Cold War loyalty and betrayal among an MI6 intelligence agency that's sprung a Russian leak, Alfredson assembled what could be considered an elite guard of English actors to fill just about every part, large or small. Star Gary Oldman, who plays enigmatic lead character George Smiley, is already talking sequel, and we have a list of all the main ingredients that have made this batch of Brits a force to be reckoned with. Get More »
In the current two-horse race to bring Snow White to the iPod generation, Universal's "Snow White and the Huntsman" is bringing up the rear but gaining fast as it casts its Seven Dwarfs.
Common wisdom dictates that bigger is badder, but these days when you want a big screen hero it's best to think small. Thus, some of England's most diminutive thesps are ditching their platform shoes and looking at mortgage rates for a tiny cottage.
According to Heat Vision, these actors include Bob Hoskins (5' 5½") as a blind dwarf named Constantine, Toby Jones (5' 5") as timid dwarf Claudius, and Eddie Izzard (5' 7") as Tiberius, the "biggest and burliest of the crew." Whether or not Izzard will appear in drag and do James Mason impersonations in the film had not been revealed at press time. Get More »
Hey guys. We're not sure if you've heard about this yet, but the folks over at Lionsgate are currently in the process of making a big budget adaptation of the popular Suzanne Collins novel "The Hunger Games." You might have seen one or two of the casting announcements.
Well, there's still plenty more where that came from, because Deadline is reporting that veteran character actor Toby Jones has just signed on to join the production.
But who will he be playing? Get More »