Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Alice Update

Producer Richard Zanuck says that filming of the next Burton movie, Alice in wonderland, will begin filming next month, but still no confirmed cast list. Also it is said to contain "alot of animation".

Hey Tim, if you're having trouble choosing an Alice, I'm up for it!! =]

Monday, April 28, 2008

Public Enemies Updates, HBC on Absolutely Fabulous, and Sweeney in St. Petersburg

Lost Star Emilie de Ravin Joins Public Enemies Cast
from http://www.comingsoon.net

Emilie de Ravin Has Public Enemies
Source: Variety
April 28, 2008

"Lost" star Emilie De Ravin has been cast in a supporting role in Michael Mann's Public Enemies, starring Johnny Depp and Christian Bale.

An adaptation of Brian Burrough's book "Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-43," the film centers on the government's attempt to stop John Dillinger and his gang. Depp is playing Dillinger to Bale's famed FBI agent Melvin Purvis.

De Ravin will next be seen in The Perfect Game and Ball Don’t Lie, a selection in this year's Tribeca Film Festival.

On The Set Of Public Enemies

from www.thedailypage.com

On the set of Public Enemies with Michael Mann and Johnny Depp in Oshkosh

Nearly two weeks ago, I was sitting inside the New Moon Café in Oshkosh waiting for a call to jump in an antique car and get to work on the set of Public Enemies. This historical gangster epic directed by Michael Mann and starring Johnny Depp as the infamous bank-robber John Dillinger was in the midst of a week-long shoot in the small Fox Valley city, the latest stop by the Universal Pictures production at numerous locations around the Badger State. There I witnessed a rookie extra -- in the opportunity of a lifetime -- display her dedication to getting it right.

Read more at the link!

HBC Guest Starring on Absolutely Fabulous on Friday May 9 at 11pm

From http://tvnz.co.nz/

Edina adds yoga and TV production to her business portfolio; Patsy grows old disgracefully with the help of Parralox injections; and Saffy prays her job interview goes well so she can finally escape them both.

About the show

Edina (Jennifer Saunders) is a Sixties teenager who never grew up. She and her sex-mad friend Patsy (Joanna Lumley) are still into drink, drugs and partying, while her stuffy student daughter Saffron (Julia Sawalha) swots and keeps house.

Other hilarious characters include Edinas scatty secretary Bubble (Jane
Horrocks), Mother (June Whitfield), and Patsys editor Magda (Kathy Burke).

Guest stars include Naomi Campbell, Helena Bonham-Carter and Britt Ekland.

For writing and starring in Absolutely Fabulous, Jennifer Saunders received a Writers Guild Award, a Women in Film & TV Special Award and the Institute of Public Relations Special Award. Joanna Lumley won a BAFTA and two British Comedy Awards and Julia Sawalha won an RTS award.

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Sweeney Todd At Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg

From http://www.tbnweekly.com/

Mahaffey Theater welcomes 'Sweeney Todd'
Article published on Monday, April 28, 2008
ST. PETERSBURG - "Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" slices its way into St. Petersburg and the Manaffey Theater for a limited engagement on May 6-11.

This exciting and innovative new production features a multi-talented ensemble of 10 talented actor-musicians, five from the 2006 Tony Award winning company.

Show times are 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; with matinee performances at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

Tickets ranging from $30 to $70 to accommodate all levels of affordability, are available through www.BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com, at the Mahaffey Theater Box Office or by calling Ticketmaster at 727-898-2100 or 813- 287-8844. Groups of 20 or more should call 407-423-9999, ext. 17 or 1-800-950-4647.

Judy Kaye (Mrs. Lovett) and David Hess (Sweeney Todd) will be joined by Diana DiMarzio (Beggar Woman), Benjamin Eakeley (The Beadle), Benjamin Magnuson (Anthony), Steve McIntyre (Jonas Fogg), Lauren Molina (Johanna), and Elisa Winter (Standby for Johanna and Pirelli) who all appeared in the Broadway production of SWEENEY TODD. Also joining the touring cast are Edmund Bagnell (Tobias), Keith Buterbaugh (Judge Turpin), Katrina Yaukey (Pirelli), Edwin Cahill (Standby for Anthony, Tobias, The Beadle and Jonas Fogg), David Garry (Standby for Sweeney Todd, Judge Turpin and The Beadle) and Megan Loomis (Standby for Mrs. Lovett and Beggar Woman).

"Sweeney Todd" is based on the 19th century legend of a London barber driven to a life of crime after a malevolent judge takes his wife and child from him. Sweeney's plan for revenge includes a cutthroat partnership with Mrs. Lovett-an enterprising businesswoman-who is soon producing the tastiest meat pies in London.

Directed and designed by John Doyle, who won the 2006 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for this production, the production features the music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Hugh Wheeler from an adaptation by Christopher Bond and music supervision and orchestrations by Sarah Travis who won a 2006 Tony Award for "Sweeney Todd." The creative team also includes lighting designer Richard Jones, and sound designer Dan Moses Schreier.

For more information, visit www.sweeneytoddtour.com.

Mahaffey Theater is located at 400 First St. S. in St. Petersburg. Call 727-892-5798.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Public Enemies Filming Postponed and Womans' car used in the film


Local filming of the movie "Public Enemies" postponed

Local filming of the movie "Public Enemies" has been postponed for at least a week.

The cast and crew of "Public Enemies" was set to be in Beaver Dam at The Rogers on Monday morning and James Street in Columbus on Monday afternoon.

"Public Enemies" location scout Adam Boor said the local shots were pushed back due to some of the actors' schedules.

"It's been postponed to Monday or Tuesday next week (May 5 and 6) tentatively," Boor said.

"Public Enemies" is a movie starring Johnny Depp as John Dillinger and costarring Christian Bale and Marion Cotillard.

And From:

Woman's car gets 15 minutes of fame By Brian Reisinger
Wausau Daily Herald


Lori Halkoski-Prutz poses with her son, Ben, and husband, Bill, on the set of "Public Enemies." Contributed Photo

KRONENWETTER -- Lori Halkoski-Prutz just spent the past few days in a dream.

It was the 1930s. Gangsters were on the loose, and at one point, the FBI waged a chaotic raid.

Oh, and there were movie stars too.

The 40-year-old Kronenwetter woman, whose dream actually was reality, spent five days on the set of "Public Enemies," a film starring Johnny Depp and Christian Bale. Filming has taken place throughout Wisconsin, and the movie was most recently filmed at Little Bohemia Lodge in Manitowish Waters, where Halkoski-Prutz lent the production the 1930 Model A Ford truck built by her father.

"He would have just loved this," she said. "It's probably one of the highlights of my life, besides getting married and having my baby."

The film follows the exploits of gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd.

Halkoski-Prutz and others mainly tried to stay out of the way while director Michael Mann worked, moving their vehicles as needed and watching for celebrities.

After watching a number of scenes, including Mann's depiction of the FBI's failed attempt to capture the gangsters, Halkoski-Prutz was impressed.

"It's kind of scary," she said of the raid, which included a gritty gun battle with agents coming through the woods. "It seemed so real."

Halkoski-Prutz, and the others lending their vehicles, were asked to stay clear of the actors, but she still came within a few feet of Depp, her favorite actor, as he spoke with Mann.

"I just wanted to step in and start talking," she said, adding that Depp autographed a photo of her truck.

Life on set was a far cry from a nine-to-five job.

Halkoski-Prutz endured long days that began in the evening and finished in the early morning hours each day.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Sweeney Todd Broadway Tour Currently in Chicago!

The current national tour of the Stephen Sondheim/Hugh Wheeler musical "Sweeney Todd" blew into the Windy City for a two-week engagement at the Cadillac Palace Theatre this week, revealing that the show is so strong as originally written that almost any style of storytelling will reveal its truths. If this fact doesn't mark the show as a true performing arts masterwork, then I don't know how anything else could. This show, and this metaphor-laden production of it, are miraculous in their revealing of the human condition.


"Sweeney Todd" is now playing in Chicago for a limited two-week engagement at the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph St.) April 23-May 4, 2008. Tickets are available through the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line at (312) 902-1400 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Friday, April 25, 2008

A Long Awaited Update!!! (atleast... I hope!)

SORRY for being such a bad site keeper!!! We'll be better at keeping up with it from now on!

So if you don't know by now, Johnny Depp is currently filming Public Enemies in Wisconsin. He has been causing alot of commotion among the locals, learing first hand whae a great person her is and what a gracious autograph signer he is.
Public Enemies will hit theaters July 1st next year (USA), to learn more, check out the IMDB site.


In case you missed it before, Matthew Bourne's ballet adaptation of Edward Scissorhands may be coming to a continent near you.

Information on the global tour of the ballet was released on whatsonstage.com. According to the website, the show will return to Sadler's Wells in London for a seven-week season this Christmas.

"As part of a new international tour, the dance drama will run at Sadler’s Wells, where it broke box office records during its first season in late 2005, from 2 December 2008 to 29 November 2009," said whatsonstage.com.

The ballet features music by Terry Davies based on Danny Elfman’s film score.

"Prior to London, Edward Scissorhands will also visit Birmingham, Salford and Wimbledon. And, before and after the UK, it will tour Australia for nine weeks, spend four weeks in Paris and visit Athens and Antwerp."


Danny Elfman's upcoming scores:
  1. The Sixth Element (2008) (in production)
  2. Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008) (post-production)
  3. Wanted (2008) (post-production)
Tim Burton is working on his remake of Frankenweenie, a stop-motion animation, Disney film based on his 1984 film also make with Disney. Watch it on Youtube if you haven't already seen it. Currently filming, and to be released next year.

Belive It Or Not, a film that Burton was going to make is in production, directed instead by Spike Jonze and Burton producing. Released in 2009

Alice in Wonderland
is still in pre-production, and is to be released in 2010.

And 9, directed by Shane Acker, which Burton is producing is in post-production and will be realesed December 26 of this year.


Sunday, April 13, 2008


Sorry about the typo in the last post. I meant to say "two" not "fwo"!!!!!

Helena Reprising Role for Potter Films

HBC will be reprising her role as evil witch Bellatrix Lestrange in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (filming) and the last two films: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (pt 1) and (pt 2). Yes, it has been confirmed that the last film will be split into fwo films, as the filmmakers decided it would do better justice to the plot and storyline. Thanks to everyone for keeping up (unlike us.) xoxo Chowzer