When Rocky looks for Adrian at the end of the first "Rocky," expect more gut-wrenching "Adriannnnnnnnnnn" in the broadway adaptation of the Oscar-winning film. Presented by Stage Entertainment USA and Sylvester Stallone, the show will begin performances on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theater in February of 2014 according to THR.
The stage version's book is written by the Tony-winning Thomas Meehan ("The Producers," "Hairspray") and the music is composed by Stephen Flaherty and lyricist Lynn Ahrens. The director is Alex Timbers with fight choreography by Steven Hoggett ("Once") and dance choreography by Kelly Devine ("Rock of Ages").
Here's what Stallone said about the Broadway production of his original story/screenplay, “I couldn’t be more proud or more excited about this production and how my original story of Rocky Balboa has been brought to spectacular life onstage." Stallone further said, “The story of Rocky was very much like my life at the time – starting out with nothing, having to fight for roles and recognition...So I put those feelings into the body of a boxer and I had no idea there were so many millions of people that felt the same way. Alex Timbers and the entire creative team have not only honored that original impulse, but have made his story as exciting, heart-breaking, and inspiring as it was when Rocky first went the distance onscreen."
So what's next? "Rocky 2," the musical? Or maybe a song-tastic "Rambo!"
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The first "21 Jump Street" surprised everyone by being a decent movie! The duo of Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill helped turn the film into a hit grossing close to $200 million worldwide. Now, Sony has revealed that the sequel will open on June 6, 2014. The studio also announced that "Think Like a Man Too" will debut on June 20, also of next year, and the comedy "Sex Tape" starring Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz will open July 2, 2014 just in time for your 4th of July.
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It's all muscles and testosterone at worldwide box-office. "Iron Man 3" proved to be a healthy franchise with a massive overseas debut of $195.3 million! Back in the U.S., "Pain & Gain" took the top spot with a $20 million opening.
Starring Robert Downey Jr. as our favorite metallic superhero, "Iron Man 3" is set to conquer the U.S. box-office this coming weekend. Which meant that Dwayne Johnson and Mark Wahlberg of "Pain & Gain" must bow out of the top.
"Iron Man 3" was colossal that it even beat Marvel's "The Avengers" which opened the same weekend last year with $185.1 million.
Previous domestic box-office winner, "Oblivion" starring Tom Cruise, fell to No. 2 with $17.4 million with a total of $64.7 million.
At No. 3 was the Jackie Robinson drama, "42," starring Harrison Ford with $10.7 million. Debuting at No. 4 was Lionsgate's nuptial comedy, "The Big Wedding." The ensemble cast headed by Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, and Katherine Heigl flopped with just $7.5 million.
Rounding out the Top 5 was the animated flick "The Croods" with $6.6 million. Here's the estimated Top 10 box-office films for weekend of April 26:
1. "Pain & Gain," $20 million.
2. "Oblivion," $17.4 million ($12.8 million international).
3. "42," $10.7 million.
4. "The Big Wedding," $7.5 million.
5. "The Croods," $6.6 million ($13.1 million international).
6. "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," $3.6 million ($10.2 million international).
7. "Scary Movie 5," $3.5 million.
8. "Olympus Has Fallen," $2.8 million.
9. "The Place Beyond the Pines," $2.7 million.
10. "Jurassic Park" in 3-D, $2.3 million ($410,000 international).
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Say what you will about Johnny Depp's singing prowess in Tim Burton's "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," but the actor may be back on the big screen with another musical role! This time it's the sexy and very hungry Wolf in the movie version of "Into the Woods."
THR is reporting that the actor is in talks to star in Disney's film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical for his "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" director, Rob Marshall, who also helmed the Oscar-winning "Chicago" and "Nine" and the 1999 TV movie, "Annie."
Depp will be joining the fantastic Meryl Streep who is set to play the vain but very charismatic Witch. "Into the Woods" is a dark "Shrek" if you may, a hodge podge of classic fairy tales that feature a childless couple, Baker and his wife, who must go into the woods to lift a family curse. Along the way, they encounter Rapunzel, Cinderella, and Little Red Riding Hood.
The screenplay is written by James Lapine based on his book for the 1986 musical. Stephen Sondheim composed the Tony-winning original score with David Krane working on the music arrangement for the movie.
For now, have a taste of "Into the Woods" with this video and we'll see you happily ever after:
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Remember the 1998 thriller "Wild Things?" The flop that became a cult hit thanks largely to all the salacious goodness of three-way sex scenes, girl-on-girl action, and Kevin Bacon's bacon.
According to our friends at Huffington Post, "Wild Things" could get a sequel and it will be inspired by the Amanda Knox Murder trial. The original movie starred Neve Campbell, Denise Richards, Matt Dillon, Bill Murray, and Bacon told the story of a high school guidance counselor accused of rape by two female students.
Now, director John McNaughton, the guy who gave us the original "Wild Things," told Hollywood.com that this will not be a sequel per se but will focus on the original characters' children by way of Amanda Knox.
McNaughton further revealed that, "Something that's like the child of Suzie Toller [Campbell's character], she claimed that Matt Dillon's [character] had raped her a long time ago and maybe there is a child and maybe Bill Murray's character had a child and they're exchange students and things get out of hand. We're calling it 'Wild Child Things.'"
There is no studio attached to the project yet but according to McNaughton, screenwriter Steven Peters' manager sent him an email and a one-page outline.
We'll see if the original cast will return and more importantly, if Bacon's schlong makes another appearance.
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