Indy Too Old to Be a Hero?
The archaeologist is set to get his free bus
How long will other commitments prevent George Lucas,
Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford from
uniting on a new Indiana Jones movie?
Until 2005, revealed The Phantom Menace
producer Rick McCallum, who is set to co-produce
the new film with Lucas. McCallum said, We actually finished work on the
script three years ago, but everybody has commitments years in advance. George
and I plan to finish Star Wars episodes two and three in the next five
years and then will definitely do the other Indy. By then, Harrison and
Steven will be available, too.
The joke in Hollywood at the moment is
that by the time anyone gets around to making Indiana Jones and the Lost
City of Atlantis, heart-throb Ford will be 63 years old, and he may look
more like the relics his screen character digs up than a viable cinematic
Hits the Big Screen
Fertile ground for comedy star
Prolific comedy writer and
performer Ben Elton is currently shooting his
directorial début Maybe Baby, based on his own screenplay, at
Shepperton Studios and on location in Dorset. Hugh
Laurie and Joely Richardson star as two
smart, sexy, successful professionals who have everything they want
except a baby. After trying every sexual position and fertility fad going, it
looks like IVF is the only answer in a fast and furious romantic comedy with a
surprising twist in the tale. Adrian Lester, James
Purefoy, Tom Hollander and Joanna Lumley
co-star in the movie produced by Phil McIntyre who
hit big with the West End stage success of Eltons Popcorn.
Michelle Puts Family First
but no way is she quitting
is closing down her production company to lighten her acting workload.
The 41-year-old star wants to devote more time to her husband
David E Kelly (the producer of Chicago Hope
and Ally McBeal) and their two children Claudia, six, and John, five.
Pfeiffer, who will next appear on screen with Bruce
Willis in The Story of Us, says although she has no plans to
retire I just dont want to be that busy. Im scaling down. I
dont think Ill ever retire because I love working. But I am going
to do less... before I had a family, making movies was my family. It was so
much how I defined myself. I still love making movies and I still take a lot of
pride in them, but I take more pride in my role as a wife and
Mint has a fresh taste DeVito twists again
It was the New York night club where The Twist
dance craze was invented in the early Sixties and now Danny DeVitos Jersey Films and Columbia Pictures
are combining to bring the cultural history of the Studio 54 of its day to the
screen. Peppermint Lounge is being written by Richard (Living Out Loud) LaGravenese and will obviously be driven by a great
soundtrack as Chubby Checker, Joey Dee and the Starliters (singers of
Peppermint Twist) and The Ronettes were just three of the acts who first
appeared at the venue.
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