Tuesday, April 06, 2010

RCL: Bradley, Anna, Geena, Viola

Red Carpet Lineup. Early each week, an assortment of movie peeps who’ve been out and about. Who is where (and what are they wearing)? It’s not really a fashion thing. It’s more like a photographic excuse to mouth off about random celebs.



From left to right: Bradley Cooper was running down 5th avenue, trying to escape Renee Ze… oh, I kid. He was running down 5th avenue (where I’m sitting even as you read this) filming tense scenes for The Dark Fields. Abbie Cornish was also seen running from another actor with villainous intent. The sci-fi tinged medicinal thriller, from Illusionist director Neil Burger is about a former coke addict (Cooper) who takes a drug with rather mysterious enhancing effects.

Do you thinkAnna Kendrick thinks about Up in the Air when she travels? She arrived in Vancouver this week to begin filming Untitled Super Busy Actor Project. Super Busy Actor being Seth Rogen. The comedy is about a young man who gets cancer. Between this and Laura Linney's The C Word how many cancer comedies are we going to get in the next 12 months? Who knew cancer was so hilarious? Do you think Anna will soon start resenting her useless Twilight role given that her star is rising elsewhere?

Geena Davis was at the Paley Center looking like she’d just stepped out of a Nancy Meyers movie. So very beige. Some of you might be old enough to remember that Geena was once known as a crazy fashion risk taker in the early 90s. What happened to her sense of sartorial fun? She was promoting The Geena Davis Institute which focuses on improving gender portrayals in media aimed at children. Wouldn't it be sweet if future generations weren't so programmed with antiquated notions about what girls can be, feel and do? I've been meaning to talk about Geena's new movie Accidents Happen. Soon.

Finally, Viola Davis, who looks so great in bold colors (remember her gold Oscar dress?), was at the Broadway opening of the manic comedy Lend Me a Tenor which has been attracting plentiful celebs. Julianne Moore and Michelle Pfeiffer have already been spotted in the audience and one assumes the third member of TFE’s trinity (Streep) won’t be far behind. The show was directed by La Streep’s pal Stanley Tucci and is getting rave reviews. Speaking of Streep… remember when she won SAG two years back and begged Hollywood to give Viola Davis a big movie to star in? Streep is a charitable force but Hollywood less so. We’ll believe Viola getting the parts she deserves when we see it. Unfortunately in Hollywood deserves (often) got nothing to do with it. Next up for Viola is another one of those “best friend of star” roles in Eat Pray Love... which, however good the movie might be, is probably not what Streep meant. Maybe someone should make a movie of her stage triumph, Intimate Apparel?

If you were writing a movie for Viola, what kind of part would you give her?
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14 comments:

Tallsonofagun said...

Viola Davis is actually in the new season of United States of Tara as a character that is way different than her Doubt role. She plays a druggy, hippie, bill-dodging artist. About as far away from her Oscar nominated role as possible. Hope she keeps getting interesting and challenging parts (especially in film).

James T said...

Since it's Bette Davis' 100th birthday, I'd go with a remake of All About Eve with Viola as Margo. I would love to see her as a bitchy but delicious diva.

troyhopper said...

Ms. Davis is actually co-starring with Denzel Washington in a revival of August Wilson's "Fences" on Broadway. As much as I love Denzel as an actor, she is the real reason I want to see it.

Robert Hamer said...

I'd cast her as a stern lawyer, or a stern mayor, or even a stern coroner.

juligen said...

I want more pics from Shia and Carey, they are officialy my favorite new couple in Hollywood. I cant wait to see the pics of her visiting Shia on the Transformers 3 set.

I mean Carey Mulligan on the set of Transformers 3 dating the leading action star, is too much for me. Who would thought that? LOL

she is so cute and geek

Dorian said...

Viola Davis needs her own starring film ASAP! It sure beats whatever the hell she's doing on "United States of Tara" right now. My vote would be for a Toni Morrison adaptation, preferably television, like "Paradise" or "Love." She really needs to demand that her agent get her a part in "The Help" PLEASE!

Patrick said...

Viola Davis is also in the adaptation of the novel "It's Kind of a Funny Story" playing Dr. Minerva. It's not a huge role, but it could be fairly meat-y. And it's got an impressive cast (Lauren Grahm, Emma Roberts)

Ian said...

PLEASE let there be a film adaptation of Lynn Nottage's play "Ruined" in the works...it is an amazing piece, with incredible roles for black actresses, and Viola would make an amazing Mama Nadi!

Walter L. Hollmann said...

Mrs. Robinson

Michael said...

(Sorry if this pops up twice)

I thought Geena Davis was Jennifer Garner until you said otherwise. She looks young!

Danielle said...

Kendrick's casual look is so much better than her formal.

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I think Assortment of movie peeps is always good . I want some more pictures from Shia. It is looking very good one. Please share with me. Thanks in advance !!

NATHANIEL R said...

Danielle -- i agree.

Tallsonofagun -- i need to watch the show. the universe keeps telling me this. you'd think i'd listen

robert -- no no no. that's ALFRE's part! ;)

Ian -- i like this line of thinking

Brandon said...

Geena Davis looks amazing for being 54! Wow! I can't wait to hear what you have to say about Accidents Happen. I saw the trailer and Geena blew me away! I heard that she gives one hell of a performance in this film and I think she could get an Oscar nomination this year for Best Actress! Nothing would make me more happier than to see her make a fantastic comeback like that!