April 23, 2014

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Claims Jonathan Rhys-Meyers didn’t try to commit suicide

HollywoodNews.com: Although the details about Jonathan Rhys-Meyers hospitalization this week are unknown, some reports have claimed that it may have been a suicide attempt.
However, other reports are now stating that it was a relapse, not an attempt to commit suicide, states UsMagazine.com. The actor was reportedly found at his home slumped on the floor.
Rhys-Meyers has had problems with alcohol and it is rumored that the hospitalization is related to a relapse, which he has since been released for.
Do you think it was a suicide attempt?
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Was Jonathan Rhys Meyers hospitalization for attempted suicide?

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Jonathan Rhys Meyers has been hospitalized in London following what is being reported as a possible suicide attempt involving pills.
The 33-year-old star of “The Tudors” and “From Paris, With Love” was “found slumped on the floor of his home Tuesday night by paramedics answering an emergency call,” according to The Sun.
The paper adds that Meyers was “taken to a hospital near his home in Maida Vale, Central London, on Tuesday night” and released in the early morning hours. When approached by reporters, Meyers had no comment.
Earlier this month, the Irish actor checked into a rehabilitation center in South Africa for help with his addictions.
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‘Underworld 4′ gets some Swedish flavor

HollywoodNews.com: Swedish directing combo Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein are in talks to helm “Underworld 4” with Kate Beckinsale reprising her role as vampire warrior Selene.
Screen Gems will release the film and Lakeshore Entertainment will produce.
“Underworld 4” is set to shoot in Vancouver in March. John Hlavin wrote the script with revisions by J. Michael Straczynski.
Marlind and Stein recently directed the U.K. thriller “Shelter” which stars Julianne Moore and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. The film has yet to unspool in the U.S.
A number of Swedish films have been invading the box office in recent years, i.e. “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” “Snabba cash” and “Let the Right One In.” In many cases, English-remakes of such fare have been fast tracked into production, i.e. Fincher will deliver the U.S. take on “Dragon Tattoo” next Christmas and vampire teen drama “Let Me In” recently made $12 million at the B.O.
The Hollywood Reporter had the news.
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Alice Eve, Adrien Brody in latest “Fantastic Four” casting rumors

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Something is afoot in the land of the “Fantastic Four” reboot.
How else would you explain multiple casting rumors hitting the Web within days of one another? Production meetings must be being held behind the scenes at Fox, because as far as we know, the announced project doesn’t even have a director on hand to help with these casting decisions, let alone a firm schedule or tentative release date.
With that being said, who is reportedly in contention to join Marvel’s dysfunctionally fantastic family?
Well, Alice Eve for starters. Comic Book Movie says the gorgeous blonde – who was supposed to be up for Matthew Vaughn’s “X-Men: First Class,” also at Fox – is being considered for Sue Storm, aka The Invisible Woman. She would replace Jessica Alba, who most recently played Sue in Tim Story’s two “Fantastic Four” flicks. Also rumored to be up for the part, though, is Amber Heard of “The Joneses” and “Pineapple Express.”
Good choices? Sure. Sue has been window dressing in previous “Four” movies, and both actresses are very easy on the eyes. And when she triggers her powers, she’s invisible, so you could cast Mickey Rourke and it wouldn’t matter.
Reed Richards, however, plays a more vital role in the “Four” formation, and Fox is weighing a few good actors (if rumors can be believed). ScreenRant says Adrien Brody and Jonathan Rhys Meyers are vying for the team leader.
While I do think Brody would be excellent as Mr. Fantastic, he did just sign on for Tony Kaye’s “Detachment,” so his involvement in a “Four” reboot would only push the project back further.
Casting is great, but I want to know who is helming this beast. Tone will be vital to a “Fantastic Four” reboot, as previous efforts from Story and Roger Corman (who produced) were more cartoonish than the books. So let’s get someone serious in the director’s chair, so this franchise finally soars the way “FF” fans know that it can.
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Jonathan Rhys Meyers returning to rehab

Hollywoodnews.com: Jonathan Rhys Meyers’ battle with addiction continues, as the star of “The Tudors” and Woody Allen’s “Match Point” has agreed to return to rehab.
People Magazine heard from a source that Meyers, 32, “just really wants to get better.”
It’s not the actor’s first stint. He entered rehab in 2007, but high-profile slip ups continued. Arrests in Dublin and Paris for drunken incidents kept Meyers in the headlines. Most recently, he was stopped from boarding a plane at JFK airport in New York because he reportedly was too drunk.
Meyers most recently starred in “From Paris With Love” with John Travolta. According to IMDB.com, he has two films in pre-production: “At Swim-Two-Birds” with Colin Farrell and Cillian Murphy; and Albert Nobbs with Amanda Seyfried and Orlando Bloom.

John Travolta sends love from ‘Paris’

BY SEAN O’CONNELL
From Paris, With Love (** out of 4)
James Reece (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) holds down a cushy Parisian embassy gig but dreams of scoring an exciting position on the government’s special ops team. Which government? We’re never really sure, and I’m not positive it matters. As part of his audition, James is told he must escort a new partner – loose cannon Charlie Wax (John Travolta) – on a covert mission through Paris’ power corridors and seedy underbellies. Survive the mission, James is told, and he’ll receive that coveted promotion.
Around this time last year, “From Paris, With Love” director Pierre Morel chased Liam Neeson through the French capital as the imposing Irish actor doggedly pursued the thugs who kidnapped his daughter. Lightning doesn’t strike twice as Morel returns to Paris with Travolta in tow, though the chrome-domed A-lister has enough fun with his gonzo performance to fill at least two movies. Travolta relishes the sleaze of his dialogue, plugging into the holier-than-thou lilt that he used on “Pulp Fiction” to help make Quentin Tarantino’s street slang sound so sexy. You have to wonder if Travolta was reminiscing about better days on the “Pulp” set, especially when – in a not so subtle reference – he name drops the infamous “royale with cheese.”
Adi Hasak’s “From Paris” screenplay doesn’t reach QT’s clever levels, however, and could have used at least two more polishes, itself. The vague criminal plot ping-pongs from one motivation to another as we wait (not too long) for the next explosion. Wax and Reece start investigating a cocaine syndicate, shift to a terrorist cell laundering stolen money, and end up exposing an undercover suicide bomber as they race to prevent an attack on visiting U.S. dignitaries. It’s hard to keep score when the movie insists on changing the game plan every couple of scenes. By the end of “From Paris,” we assume we’re witnessing the birth of Hollywood’s newest good cop-bad cop partnership. I can’t say I’m in “Love” with that idea.
Dear John (**1/2 out of 4)
Film adaptations of Nicholas Sparks novels have a template, and by golly, Lasse Hallstrom’s “Dear John” follows it to the letter.
John (Channing Tatum) and Savannah (Amanda Seyfried) fall in love during one blissful summer, but put their romance on the shelf once he – a member of the Army’s Special Forces unit – is required to finish his tour [...]