April 25, 2008

Hotties and Unicorns...

...what more could a girl ask for? A recent Googling of Ioan Gruffudd shows he's starring in an adaptation of Elizabeth Goudge's The Little White Horse. The film, called The Secret of of Moonacre, follows Maria Mayweather (Dakota Blue Richards), an English orphan in the 1840s who is sent to the crumbling Moonacre Mansion to live with her cousin, Sir Benjamin (Gruffudd). There, she discovers that she is the Moonacre Princess who must, with the help of a stable of mythical beasts, save the ancient estate from disappearing into the sea forever.

Ioan is also set to play former British prime minister Tony Blair in W., a biopic on the life and presidency of George W. Bush, which stars Josh Brolin (?!) as Dubya and Thandie Newton as Condoleeza Rice.

Finally, Ioan goes the "Touched By An Angel" route in the CBS television pilot "Meant To Be", which features Amy Smart as a dead woman sent back to earth to help people. Gruffudd plays her tour guide and mentor, her "Clarence," if you will. Sounds kind of lame, unless, as her spirtual guru, he's saddled up on a unicorn. That I'd tune in for.

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