In a story from Production Weekly, Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, James McAvoy, Ian McKellen and Natalie Portman have all been offered roles in “Cloud Atlas”.
The film is being directed by Tom Tykwer (“The International”). He is presently writing the screenplay. It is based on the book by David Mitchell. The plan is for the film to go into production next spring.
“Cloud Atlas” intertwines history, science, suspense, humor and pathos through six separate but loosely related narratives. Each of theses narratives takes place in a different time and place, each is written in a very different prose style, and each is broken off mid-action and brought to conclusion in the second half of the book.
There isn’t any word yet on which actor will tackle what role but as usual, when we know we will be sure to post that information.
Since Fox hopes to get “X-Men: First Class” up and registered by this summer with Matthew Vaughn at the head of the class, you can expect a lot of furious casting between now and August. The first big pick is out now, as according to THR’s Heat Vision, James McAvoy will be Professor Charles Xavier.
McAvoy is a good pick to replace Patrick Stewart, but he’s awfully young to be teaching anyone. But remember, this isn’t really about the first class of X-Men the way we thought it would be. “X-Men: First Class” would be an origin story for Professor X and Magneto. In this film, young Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr will discover their powers, hone them, and take on their cool aliases. They will then join with fellow mutants “some familiar, some new” to stop a global threat. Their friendship fractures, and creates the rift between Magneto’s antagonistic Brotherhood of Mutants and Professor X’s peaceful X-Men.
It’s unclear who these mutants will be. (Beyond a Wolverine cameo, of course.) Are they actually going to be young Jean Gray, Cyclops, and Storm? If so, it’s nice to see Fox sticking to their resolve of continuing to throw their X-Men continuity out the window. You can’t exactly have a movie featuring young Jean Grey or Cyclops, if the Professor X and Magneto we saw interacting with them (in “X-Men: The Last Stand” and “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”, respectively) were the older and wiser figures of Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen. Perhaps they’re going to haul out those amnesia bullets again to explain the discrepancies.
A big thank you to Amanda for sending us captures of James’ appearance in 2001 TV series “Band of Brothers”. He is only in the one episode, but it is a great vintage edition to the gallery. I am also in the process of uploading over 1,000 HQ event photos to the gallery, so keep checking back as I’m adding them whenever I can.
I have also set up a Twitter account so you can get the latest news and updates as soon as they happen – follow us @jamesmcavoyorg.
Television Productions > Band of Brothers (2001) > 1.04 | Replacements
After a very long absence, James McAvoy Fan is back and determined to bring you everything you want and need related to this fantastically talented Scottish actor. For now, I have been working behind the scenes on site content, and have been scouring the web for HQ photos. To start, I’m currently adding lots of production stills to the site, including “The Last Station”, which is due out on DVD on June 21.
Film Productions > The Last Station (2009) > Stills
For the record, Courtney Love has nothing against Robert Pattinson as a hottie person. She just thinks he doesn’t have the chops to play her late husband, Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain.
All apologies to the 36 percent of you who wanted to see that happen.
“I might dissPEAR AND HEY I LIKE R PATZ HES JUST NOT RIGHT FOR KC!” the Hole singer said on Twitter.
However, she does have a few suggestions for the casting directors of the rumored biopic…
Courtney told the Canadian Press she could see Ryan Gosling or James McAvoy taking the part. She also said she hopes to be able to approve the casting and have Sting’s wife, Trudie Styler, act as her “proxy” to make sure the film suits her liking.
James McAvoy is turning his back on Hollywood blockbusters – because wants to focus on forging a stage career in his native Britain.
The “Atonement” actor pulled out of a starring role in upcoming comedy/drama “I’m With Cancer” shortly after an announcement that his wife Anne Marie Duff is expecting their first child in June.
McAvoy is said to have been offered $1.5 million (£1 million) for the role – but he has no regrets about turning the part down, because he doesn’t want to spend all his time in Hollywood.
He says, “I don’t like planning too far ahead. My life was getting planned for me, so I said, ‘Stop.’ I’m going to do a play, no films for a while.
“I don’t want to be in America all the time. If you go down that blockbuster, starry route too much, there’s no way back to being a normal actor.”
Thanks to the lovely Amanda, we have a brand new layout here at James McAvoy Fan! I know most of the content is not available yet, but at last I am feeling a lot more motivated to work on this site 🙂
I stil have “Wanted” and “Starter For 10” to cap, so expect those updates asap! What do you think of the new look?
Apologies for the delay with updates lately, I’ve been a having a ridiculous amount of trouble with the gallery.
For today’s additions, I’ve added several new photoshoots, and captures from James’ performances in “Penelope”, my favourite role of his – enjoy!
UPDATE: On 27/12/11 the DVD screen captures were replaced with Blu-Ray versions.
Film Productions > Penelope (2006) > Screen Captures (Blu-Ray)
James has made it to #9 on Empire Magazine’s 100 Sexiest Stars!
He’s a bit short and not as chiselled as others here, but there’s a reason that James McAvoy is in high demand as a romantic lead, and that’s because he’s smart, funny, geeky (see his Empire award win for Best Sci-Fi/Superhero last year), has that awesome Glaswegian accent and is very dashing when he puts his mind to it. And he’s got a fine line in movie-star kisses too.
Most alluring as… We’re going for Becoming Jane’s Tom Lefroy; like Mr Darcy with a bad-boy edge and a fondness for boxing.
Interests include… Reading sci-fi, watching Battlestar Galactica and Star Trek.
Finally the site is looking a bit more site-like! I’ve still got plenty to do though, so stay tuned. For now, I’m just uploading over 900 captures of James from his appearance in the “ShakespeaRe-Told” TV specials from 2005. Big thanks to Mandy for the captures.
Television Productions > ShakespeaRe-Told (2005) > 1.02 | Macbeth