And Beyond… Inglorious Bastards, Nip Tuck, Rescue Me, CSI and The View
Variety is reporting that director Quentin Tarantino will meet with actor Leonardo DiCaprio this week about co-starring in his WW2 extravaganza INGLORIOUS BASTARDS. Tarantino reportedly has already been in talks with Brad Pit about taking on the film’s lead role. According to the Ain’t It Cool news site, DiCaprio would play the part of Hans Landa, described as a Jew hunting Nazi. After reading some of the script, which has been posted online, I have no doubt this will be one over the top, big budget, wild ride of a movie. If Pitt and DiCaprio do get signed, it will be interesting to see what other acting talent the director draws to the project!
According to eonline cable network, FX announced that its popular plastic surgery drama NIP TUCK will end its run in 2011 after 100 episodes. 19 episodes will air for this upcoming season and 22 episodes will air the following year. In my opinion Nip Tuck has been a great guilty pleasure. A highly entertaining, funny and sometimes shocking, adult program featuring two great characters ( Dr’s McNamara and Troy played wonderfully by Dylan Walsh and Julian McMahon). The shows 5th season begins in January.
The network also announced that actor Michael J. Fox will do a guest stint on the same network’s highly acclaimed Denis Leary fire fighter show, RESCUE ME. Fox will play the wheel-chair bound boyfriend of Tommy’s (Leary) estranged wife (Andrea Roth). Rescue Me returns in March 2009. Like Nip Tuck, Rescue Me is one of TV’s very best programs.
EW reported that actor William Peterson will be leaving his hit CBS show, CSI, at mid-season this upcoming year as the actor wants to move on to do other things. Peterson will remain as an executive producer and might make an appearance here and there on the show if asked to do so. Peterson has played the part of crime scene investigator Gil Grissom since the show began.
Going the daytime route I must say that ABC’s, The View, isn’t the water cooler talking point item that it used to be when Rosie O’Donnell sat in the moderator’s chair. While Whoopi Goldberg is an adequate replacement she lacks the wildly opinionated style of O’Donnell who was a special effect during her rein on the daytime gab fest. Yes, she was over the top wacky, but she was must see day time TV. Without Rosie, watching the always annoying Elisabeth Hasselbeck on the View is like viewing a Batman movie with the Joker but no Batman to battle against him. In its current form The View is a steak without much sizzle! I still watch it but I must say I Love that Rosie!
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