February 14, 2012
Being an actor it’s always fascinating to watch performances on screen to see how they compare to the original script. It’s not always easy, however, to get access to high quality legal screenplays. Thankfully as part of the marketing for the Oscars, the major studios release .pdf versions of their scripts for a limited time. For your consideration:
Anonymous screenplay by John Orloff (Sony)
The Artist screenplay by Michel Hazanavicius (The Weinstein Company)
Beginners screenplay by Mike Mills (Focus Features)
Bridesmaids screenplay by Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig (Universal)
Cars 2 screenplay by Ben Queen; Story by John Lasseter, Brad Lewis and Dan Fogelman (Disney)
Coriolanus screenplay by John Logan, from the play by William Shakespeare (The Weinstein Company)
The Debt screenplay by Matthew Vaughn & Jane Goldman and Peter Straughan (Focus Features)
The Descendants screenplay by Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash, based on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings (Fox Searchlight)
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo screenplay by Steven Zaillian, based on the novel by Stieg Larsson (Sony)
Hanna screenplay by Seth Lochhead and David Farr; Story by Seth Lochhead (Focus Features)
The Help screenplay by Tate Taylor, based on the novel by Kathryn Stockett (Dreamworks)
The Ides of March screenplay by George Clooney & Grant Heslov and Beau Williman (Sony)
The Iron Lady screenplay by Abi Morgan (The Weinstein Company)
Jane Eyre screenplay by Moira Buffini, based on the novel by Charlotte Bronte (Focus Features)
Moneyball screenplay by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin; Story by Stan Chervin, based on the book by Michael Lewis (Sony)
My Week With Marilyn screenplay by Adrian Hodges, from the book by Colin Clark (The Weinstein Company)
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy screenplay by Bridget O’Cconnor & Peter Straughan, based on the novel by John le Carre (Focus Features)
War Horse screenplay by Lee Hall and Richard Curtis, based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo (Dreamworks)
Source: Thanks to Heather Hale for this original list. View her website for more script links.
May 25, 2011
Main principal casting for The Hunger Games film, which started shooting in North Carolina last month, has been completed. There are some big names attached to the project in the big-screen adaptation of the Suzanne Collins novel. Woody Harrelson has booked the role of Haymitch Abernathy, the drunken former tribute. John C. Reilly and Hugh Laurie were also up for the role, or so the story goes. Reilly later said the rumours were simply not true.
Lenny Kravitz is also joining the cast as Cinna and wonderful actor Toby Jones as Claudius Templesmith.
February 10, 2011
ROM the short film is now available to view online for the first time. Pre-production has begun on the feature with principal photography due to begin this summer on the RED camera. Tim Holt is due to reprise the lead role of Daniel.
Click on the arrow icon on the right next to the HD logo to view Full Screen. To view in HD, click on the HD icon and go directly to the Vimeo page.
October 6, 2008
It’s not exactly a daunting task. But it’s not the easiest thing either. Finding the perfect selection of monologues! Because here’s what I’ve learned: It’s not enough to know a good one - you need a selection of great ones to cover various sorts of roles.. dramatic..comedic…classic… etc. I’ve chosen a few that I think work very well but am still on the hunt for that killer monologue that can really show my range.
Looking forward to posting a short 30-second clip here on the blog soon.