"Thor" the movie, already has an opening date (June 17, 2011) but still no lead! Kenneth Branagh is now attached to direct the film, and is working mighty hard to cast his Norse god!
So who have been mentioned for the lead role?
First, we have Josh Hartnett. Why is there a big push to cast him? I have no idea, but apparently, Branagh is considering him for either the role of Thor or his nemesis, Loki.
Then, we have a bunch of unknowns! And I'll post their mini-bio from IMDB, okay? And keep in mind, these actors are all being tossed around for the role of Thor.
Here we go. CHARLIE HUNNAM
Charlie Matthew Hunnam was born in Newcastle, England on April 10, 1980. At 16 years of age, he made guest appearances in the popular TV series "Byker Grove" (1989).
Perhaps his most famous television role has been that of the love-smitten Nathan Maloney in "Queer as Folk" (1999). Independent movies, television series and auditions for such blockbusters as Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) followed, but it wasn't until 2002 that Charlie started to attract international attention, when he starred alongside Katie Holmes in the suspense thriller Abandon (2002).
His next lead role was in Nicholas Nickleby (2002) and, more recently, he starred alongside Jude Law in the drama Cold Mountain (2003).
Next, TOM HIDDLESTON
There's not a whole lot of info for him from IMDB but click this link for his credits. Yeah, he also has a "Nicholas Nickleby" connection!
Then, ALEXANDER SKARSGARD (my favorite among the choices)
You may have seen him from HBO's "True Blood!" He's perfect for the part don't you think? Here's his bio from IMDB, oh, and yes, they listed him as rumored for "Thor" on the site:
Not comfortable with being a celebrity at such an early age, Alexander decided to quit acting. During almost eight years he turned down every offer he got. Instead he studied Political Science, did his Military service in the Marines and intended to study at an school of architecture in Stockholm. But in 1997 his longing for acting grew to strong and he enrolled at Marymount Theatre School in New York City.
The interest for Alexander Skarsgard outside of Scandinavia has grown rapidly over the last few years, and he has recently signed with the agency Endeavor in Los Angeles and New York and with Markham & Froggatt, Britains most acclaimed agency, to represent him in Europe. He can already be seen in big international movies such as "Zoolander" "The Last Drop" and "Revelations".
Made his debut in Allan Edwalls award winning drama "Ake och hans varld" in 1983. Worked frequently as a child actor during the 80s and became a huge teenage star when he played "Jojo" in Rumle Hammerichs "Hunden som log" in 1989.
When he came back to Sweden after two years in New York it didnt take him long to land his first part as a grown up (in Christina Olofssons "Happy End" 1999). Since then he has done over fifteen movies in Scandinavia and is today one of Swedens most beloved stage and screen actors.
Also, LIAM HEMSWORTH
He's going to be in Sylvester Stallone's "The Expendables." Check his credits right here.
And finally, JOEL KINNAMAN
Check his profile right here.
But then, I also heard that the lovely Natalie Portman is in talks, no, not to star as "Thor" but for the female lead
Hhhhhmmmmm, as far the Thor role, so many choices, all interesting, but my heart belongs to Skarsgard. And whatever happened to the rumor once upon a time that maybe, perhaps, Brad Pitt was considering the role? Oh well....
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Remember the TV series "Alias Smith & Jones?" If you don't, don't worry, Owen Wilson will remind you! He is set for a movie adaptation of the show about a pair of gunslingers.
Wilson confirms, "We're thinking about (doing) the Western Alias Smith and Jones."
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"Twilight" director, Catherine Hardwicke, is currently in talks with Sony to direct another young-adult fantasy novel called "Maximum Ride."
The series by James Patterson talks about the Flock, six teenagers who are genetically altered, get this, they're part human, part bird! Whoa!
So the Flock escapes and now are being pursued by creatures that are part human, part wolf known as the Erasers. Hhmmmm, freaky....
Don Payne is writing the script. He's the guy who wrote "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer."
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"Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" doesn't open until June 24, 2009, but Paramount and Dreamworks have announced the release date for "Transformers 3."
Mark your calendars "Transformers" fans, the threequel is to arrive July 1, 2011, yet another 4th of July blockbuster!
No word yet on whether Michael Bay will return to direct or if Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox are returning to star.
But 2011 is shaping up to be a big blockbuster year for Hollywood! We have "Spider-Man 4"(May 6), "Captain America" (July 22), "Thor" (June 17) among the big ones to open that year!
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Paramount Pictures has bought the rights to John Le Carre's novel, "The Night Manager." Brad Pitt is only attached to produce the film with his Plan B shingle.
The plot of the film according to Wikipedia:
The novel follows Jonathan Pine, a former British soldier turned night auditor for a luxurious hotel. One night, Pine encounters Sophie, a French-Arab woman who has ties to Richard Onslow Roper, an English black marketeer who has made a fortune from the sale of weapons. Sophie provides Pine with incriminating documents, which Pine forwards to a friend in British intelligence. Despite Pine's best efforts to help her, Sophie's betrayal is discovered and she is subsequently murdered. Six months later, Pine is approached by intelligence operatives Leonard Burr and Rex Goodhew, who are planning a carefully detailed sting operation against Roper. Eager to avenge Sophie, Pine agrees to go undercover to infiltrate Roper's vast criminal empire, but the operation is jeopardized by an inter-agency turf war within the intelligence community.
Robert Edwards ("Land of the Blind"), who was a former intelligence officer during the Gulf War, is hired to write the screenplay.
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