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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:05 pm
by Saturn
Yes I don't expect to see it my local multi-gazillion screen-plex any time soon.

PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 3:46 am
by Credo Buffa
Yeah, based on lack of info thusfar, it will probably be released late in the year. Also a limited release, as we're predicting, which typically go to larger population centers.

Thankfully by then, I'll be living in a larger population center ;)

PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 9:28 am
by Saturn
Damn so long to wait :(

PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2007 4:15 am
by Credo Buffa
Well, as they say, good things come to those who wait. ;)

PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2007 4:50 pm
by Malia
I mean really, we've been waiting and hoping for a Keats-themed movie for so long (I've hoped for one for over 10 years now, since I was an undergrad) that what is another 9 months or a year? I guess it is like the runner's paradox--the closer you get to the finish line, the harder it is to keep going :)

PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2007 9:33 pm
by Saturn
It better be worth the wait, that's all I can say...

PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 8:41 pm
by Malia
Looks like people other than the few that visit this forum are waiting in anticipation of the new Bright Star movie. Here's a YouTube video someone made that highlights the actors who'll play Keats and Fanny. Although the pictures she uses are from other movies they have played, I could definitely see them playing Keats and Fanny (they both have the right "look" and Ben W. definitely has the ability to display the proper Keatsian intensity ;) ). I read somewhere online that Ben Whishaw played Hamlet at the Old Vic. Yes, I believe he will do justice to our man, Keats :)
Here's the link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xUji090jQ0

PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 8:48 pm
by Malia
Here's another little blurb I found on the internet regarding the Bright Star movie--an interview with Abby Cornish aka Fanny Brawne:

http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2007/10/02/po ... e-cornish/

PostPosted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 8:13 pm
by Malia
Keats movie update:
Filming has not yet begun--it is due to begin filming this spring and they expect a Spring 2009 release. This is truly like the Chinese water torture for Keats fans. I remember when Saturn posted that the movie might be coming out in 2007--then it was 2008 and now 2009! All I can say is I hope that I will still be alive and walking when the movie actually does come out. :roll:

The IMBd website has also listed the actor who will play John Hamilton Reynolds. I wonder who will play Charles Brown? (Or will he even have much of a role in this movie--although I should think he *would* have a big role, considering he and Keats were such close friends--and then there was that weird triangle between Keats, Brown and Fanny. . .with Brown and Fanny "fighting" over Keats!)

Here's a link to the IMBd website if you are interested. . .

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0810784/

PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 12:35 am
by Saturn
:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

Aw NO :(

ARGGGGGGGGGGGGGG.

Thanks for telling us anyway Malia but this is sad news indeed :(

PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 2:02 am
by AsphodelElysium
Its awful we have to wait until next year, but it looks like casting is moving right along. Olly Alexander, apparently a complete unknown, has been cast for Tom Keats. Who is Roger Ashton-Griffiths supposed to play? Anyone have any guesses?

PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 4:33 pm
by Malia
Hey AE! :) Thanks for the update on casting. Olly Alexander. . .hmm. . .nope. Never heard of him. But then, Tom Keats is a kind of "unknown" character even in Keats biographies (considering there aren't many of his letters preserved and he died at such a young age). I'm glad they actually *have* Tom in the movie; I was concerned they might bypass him completely, even though he has such a strong, powerful place in Keats's life. (If you hadn't already guessed, out of all the "Keats Circle" my favorite is Tom :) )

As for the other guy, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, I'd guess by his looks that he's either Richard Abby or Charles Brown. I must say I'm heartened by the information that casting is proceeding past the main characters--it makes the notion that this thing will be filmed all the more real to me.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 6:54 pm
by Credo Buffa
Hey all! Long time no post! I'd wanted to stop by earlier this week, but it appeared that something funky was going on with the forum. Hmmm. . .

Anyway, I'm glad that we're finally hearing news about this project. I have to say that I was starting to suspect that a 2008 release was going to be foolishly optimistic, but I'd rather know that they're working diligently on making a good product than throwing something together just to get it out there.

For anyone interested, I looked into this Olly Alexander kid and found his agent's page. There's a picture of him there: http://www.curtisbrown.co.uk/pages/agentview.asp?site=2&id=747&data=actors. He certainly looks Tom Keats-ish if you ask me!

PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 8:56 pm
by AsphodelElysium
Wow, thanks Credo! I agree, he has the look about him. Hmm, I think he maybe Richard Abbey, Malia, if I had to make a guess. Wasn't Charles Brown a bit younger? I am likewise heartened by the appearance of Tom. It seems to bode well that the movie won't just be a Fanny biopic. You're right, I actually never thought about that. Tom was such a huge influence on John, but it seems like the time they spent together is generally glossed over. I don't really know who my favorite is from the Keats circle. I'm leaning toward Haydon but I'm not sure.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 4:37 pm
by Credo Buffa
According to the imdb site, Haslam has been cast now. The actor is Sebastian Armesto, who apparently had some role in Marie Antoinette (though not big enough that I remember who he was. . . :? ).