From Paperback to the Cinema

“ANGELS & DEMONS”

The Gist:
Symbologist and professor Robert Langdon tries to solve a murder and unravel a plot by an ancient group, the Illuminati, to blow up the Vatican during a papal conclave. Adapted from the Dan Brown novel of the same title, this is the prequel to the highly controversial “The Da Vinci Code”.

Starring:
Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon
Ayelet Zurer (“Munich”) as Vittoria Vetra, Langdon’s sidekick
Ewan McGregor as Camerlengo Carlo Ventresca, the late pope's closest aid

Extra:
Naomi Watts was supposed to play the role of Vittoria Vetra but the Israeli actress, Ayelet Zurer, nabbed the role in the end.


“LOVELY BONES”

The Gist:
The maestro behind the Academy Award-winning “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy is back in this adaptation of Alice Sebold's runaway bestseller about a murdered young girl who watches her parents and her killer from heaven.

Starring:
Saoirse Ronan (“Atonement”) as Susie, the murdered lass
Mark Wahlberg & Rachel Weisz as her parents

Extra:
Susan Sarandon will make a cameo appearance. And Mark Wahlberg’s role was originally meant for Ryan Gosling (“The Notebook”, “Lars and the Real Girl”). However, Gosling left the project after gaining weight.


“THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE”

The Gist:
This epic love story penned by Audrey Niffenegger revolves around a librarian who is unable to control his tendency to time travel and his wife who is trying to cope with his disorder.

Starring:
Eric Bana (“Hulk”, “Troy”)
Rachel McAdams (“The Notebook”)


“HE’S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU”

The Gist:
The best-selling self-help book we’ve heard about in Oprah is coming to the big screen courtesy of this star-studded dramedy about love, commitment, miscommunication, and reading relationship ‘signs’.

Starring:
Drew Barrymore
Ben Affleck
Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Connelly
Scarlett Johansson
Ginnifer Goodwin

2 comments:

misanthrope said...

gosh, i really hope they scrapped the vin diesel-type stunts at the end of angels and demons. none of that and it might actually turn out good. hahaha

Fidel Antonio Medel said...

I hope it turns out better than "Da Vinci Code" which is quite a letdown btw. "Angels & Demons", which is the better material on my opinion, should embody the same level of depth and suspense that was captured by Dan Brown's writing.

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