March 19, 2008

Casting A Wide Net

As Sarah Connor on Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, actress Lena Headey is all combat boots and cargo pants, spouting off voiceover monologues as frequently as she knocks out obligatory "tough girl" chin ups. Now, the actress has joined the cast of Tell-Tale, a loosely inspired take on Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart.

Meanwhile, our Brit-in-training, Kim, will be disheartened to hear that Orlando Bloom has pulled out of a Nick Hornby-written project, "An Education" that will be filming throughout London, Oxford and Paris. Dominic Cooper (a.k.a. Willoughby in "S&S") takes over for Bloom, and the film will also star Rosamund Pike (a.k.a. P&P's Jane Bennett), Olivia Williams (a.k.a. Jane Austen in "Miss Austen Regrets"), Sally Hawkins (a.k.a. Persuasion's Anne Elliot) and Emma Thompson (who needs no introduction, quite frankly.) Despite what this cast list might imply, this is no period drama, unless you consider a 1960s coming-of-age drama to be period. Speaking of 1960s coming-of-age dramas, go rent To Sir, With Love if you've never seen it. And Georgy Girl. Good movies to dust off every now and then and have a good laugh.

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