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 Posted:   Dec 17, 2013 - 9:17 AM   
 By:   fisch   (Member)

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17

HOMELAND---spoiler alert (see below).

FORBES TOP-GROSSING ACTORS---FORBES released its 2013 ten top-grossing actors.

1. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson - $1.3 billion
2. Robert Downey Jr. - $1.2 billion
3. Steve Carell - $964 million
4. Vin Diesel - $887 million
5. Sandra Bullock - $862 million
6. Paul Walker - $789 million
7. Billy Crystal - $743 million
8. John Goodman - $743 million
9. Chris Hemsworth - $701 million
10.Jennifer Lawrence - $700 million





WONDER WOMAN---Adrianne Palicki (GI JOE: RETALIATION) commented on her WONDER WOMAN pilot not being picked up by NBC, "I got to play Wonder Woman which was, by the way, maybe one of the coolest things ever...I was devastated when it didn't go and it was expected to. It was one of those things that was shocking. But in retrospect it was probably a blessing. It would've been a really hard thing to shoot. And I got to wear the costume -- I should say, I got paid to wear the costume! So not many people get to say that. [laughs] I'm really blessed to have gotten to do that and maybe someday down the line I'll get to play that character or another awesome icon again.". She then added, "I'm waiting for Supergirl."





SANDMAN---Joseph Gordon-Levitt confirmed he will be star/director/producer of the movie based on the Neil Gaiman comic. The script is by David Goyer (THE DARK KNIGHT).

USS INDIANAPOLIS: MEN OF COURAGE---World War II movie underway based on the sinking of the cruiser USS INDIANAPOLIS which was sunk after delivering parts to the first atomic bomb. Of the 1.196 crewmen, 300 died during the sinking, 317 survived and the rest died due to drowning, dehydration and shark attacks. Mario Van Peebles is the director.





GI JOE---director Jon Chu is working on a second sequel and said Channing Tatum might return even though his character was killed off in the first sequel, "You never know. Storm Shadow died in the first one and came back in the second one, and then other characters have died and never come back. The G.I. Joe world, the best thing about it is you never know who's coming back and who's not."

DIVERGENT---director Neil Burger will not be returning for the first sequel INSURGENT. A second sequel, ALLEGIANT, is planned.

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE---producer Harvey Weinstein said about a possible sequel, "I personally have never made a sequel, but I will make SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE as one. I’ve always wanted to do that and now we have the impetus to. There is so much intellectual property, and we’re in an age where, for however long it lasts, content is king."
He also plans a sequel to ROUNDERS, "The guys [writers David Levien and Brian Koppelman] have a great idea, a way to make it more international where you start the card game in Paris, that’s all I want to say. There might be a certain beautiful Parisian actress involved in it, and then we’re off to the racetrack and Vegas with Matty and Edward Norton, and a new supervillain to replace John Malkovich." Weinstein hopes Robert De Niro as the new supervillain. Weinstein is also developing tv remakes of GOOD WILL HUNTING and FLIRTING WITH DISASTER.

SUSPECT---movie underway based on the novel about a Los Angeles cop who teams up with a German shepherd, who suffers from PTSD after combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, to find the man who killed his partner.

NEW GIRL---Linda Cardellini (FREAKS AND GEEKS) will guest star as Jess' sister.

JESSE OWENS---biomovie underway set during the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Antoine Fuqua (TRAINING DAY, OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN) is attached to direct.
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HOMELAND---showrunner Alex Gansa commented on killing off Brody, "There was a sense, at least among the writers, that the story had really come to an end...The big idea was that Brody had started to view himself as a cockroach, as someone who is un-killable and who brought misery wherever he went. And once that dawned on Brody - and once he realized the idea of redemption was a bankrupt idea - one thing led to another."
He said about plans for Season 4, "the show is really going to have to undergo a serious reboot and reinvention...If there's one idea that we're floating around that feels like we could get some purchase on, it's the idea of seeing Carrie do what she was trained to do -- and that is being a case officer in a foreign country," he continues. "That feels like an interesting place to begin. But beyond that, we're in the enviable but terrifying position of starting again." He added that Mandy Patinkin is returning, "Everybody should rest assured that Mandy Patinkin is coming back as a series regular. I can tell you that with 100 percent certainty...Although he's not at a desk at Langley anymore, the CIA does outsource a lot of jobs to private contractors. He's going to be in that circle. He's still in the intelligence-gathering profession and the CIA could use somebody of his immense skills and knowledge for various intelligence work."

 
 Posted:   Dec 17, 2013 - 9:33 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)


FORBES TOP-GROSSING ACTORS---FORBES released its 2013 ten top-grossing actors.
1. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson - $1.3 billion


I wouldn't have guessed that in a million years. I though hes been tanking for over a decade.

 
 Posted:   Dec 17, 2013 - 9:50 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

I wouldn't have guessed that in a million years. I though hes been tanking for over a decade.

But in 2013 he was in GI Joe, Fast and Furious, and a Michael Bay movie, plus two smaller films, Snitch and Empire state. Internationally, the three big ones grossed 1.25 billion (700million-ish for Furious, 300-millionish for GI Joe, etc), plus the millions from the smaller ones.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 17, 2013 - 10:00 AM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

I was surprised to see Billy Crystal and John Goodman on the list.

 
 Posted:   Dec 17, 2013 - 10:06 AM   
 By:   mstrox   (Member)

I guess one big movie, if it's big enough, can get you on the list. I guess they're only counting "starring roles," otherwise the supporting cast of Monsters University would also have placed on the list smile

 
 Posted:   Dec 17, 2013 - 10:19 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I wouldn't have guessed that in a million years. I though hes been tanking for over a decade.

But in 2013 he was in GI Joe, Fast and Furious, and a Michael Bay movie, plus two smaller films, Snitch and Empire state. Internationally, the three big ones grossed 1.25 billion (700million-ish for Furious, 300-millionish for GI Joe, etc), plus the millions from the smaller ones.


I guess that move away from Disney comedies paid off! I didn't think he would recover from that.

 
 Posted:   Dec 17, 2013 - 10:43 AM   
 By:   Warlok   (Member)

SUSPECT---movie underway based on the novel about a Los Angeles cop who teams up with a German shepherd, who suffers from PTSD after combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, to find the man who killed his partner.


The DOG suffers from PTSD after combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan?

Hmmm... that certainly sounds different...

 
 Posted:   Dec 17, 2013 - 10:45 AM   
 By:   Warlok   (Member)

I guess one big movie, if it's big enough, can get you on the list. I guess they're only counting "starring roles," otherwise the supporting cast of Monsters University would also have placed on the list smile

I find it astounding that top-earners in the acting profession are in the billion-dollar stratosphere. If their wages have kept pace with inflation, what about ours?...

(blink blink voice)

 
 Posted:   Dec 17, 2013 - 10:47 AM   
 By:   Warlok   (Member)

Both Sandman and the Indianapolis stories could be good.

 
 Posted:   Dec 17, 2013 - 10:53 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

I find it astounding that top-earners in the acting profession are in the billion-dollar stratosphere. If their wages have kept pace with inflation, what about ours?...

This is not their wages, but how much their movies have grossed. Forbes estimates that RDJ is the top-earner in Hollywood, estimating that he earned $75 million between June 2012 and July 2013, during which time his only movie was Iron Man 3 (I have no idea if their estimates include residuals from other work). #2 was Channing Tatum ($60 million in that period) and #3 was Hugh Jackman ($55 million). Dwayne Johnson was #5 at $46 million.

 
 Posted:   Dec 19, 2013 - 8:32 AM   
 By:   Michael Scorefan   (Member)

I do find it amusing that Forbes has determined that Steve Carrell is both one of the most overpaid actors and one of the ten top-grossing actors of 2013. I guess the studios need to find his salary "sweet spot".

 
 Posted:   Dec 21, 2013 - 12:44 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Re: "I find it astounding that top-earners in the acting profession are in the billion-dollar stratosphere. If their wages have kept pace with inflation, what about ours?…"

Of course we are talking about how much each actor's films have grossed and not how much they themselves have grossed, which I don't think was made clear at the beginning of this when it was called "top-grossing actors." No, again, it's actors whose FILMS have grossed the most.

Since this thread also included information about "Homeland," I've watched it from the beginning, although because the first season never had the resolution we were expecting, I was one of the many who were upset about it and thought seriously about stopping my watching of it, but didn't, although it wasn't until the third season that it seemed to find itself. But am I the only one horrified when Carrie goes into her bug-eyed manic mode and creates some of the most ludicrous scenes that make it hard to believe she has ANY credibility left at the CIA? I had to stop watching it live, forced to DVR it so I could fast forward through some of the most egregious of those moments. Believe me, I'm a fan of Claire Danes in several things she's done over the years, but in this one she keeps stretching credibility past the breaking point. Yes, she's won Emmys for it, which I'll never understand!

 
 Posted:   Dec 21, 2013 - 4:33 AM   
 By:   Warlok   (Member)

Re: "I find it astounding that top-earners in the acting profession are in the billion-dollar stratosphere. If their wages have kept pace with inflation, what about ours?…"

Of course we are talking about how much each actor's films have grossed as opposed to how much they themselves have grossed, which I don't think was made clear at the beginning of this when it was called "top-grossing actors." No, again, it's actors whose FILMS have grossed the most.


Aah, okay.

 
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