By Tony Rizzo
HOLLYWOOD — What time is it? It’s time for yet another version of “The Three Musketeers.” This will be the sixth or seventh reboot of the famous Alexandre Dumas classic. The cast is mostly English and unknown here. Logan Lerman will be D’Artagnan. He was the star of “Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief,” “3:10 to Yuma,” the 2009 films “Gamer” and “My One and Only,” and the upcoming “Perks of a Wallflower” with “Harry Potter” star Emma Watson, Paul Rudd, Kate Walsh and Dylan McDermott.
English stage actor Matthew Macfadyen will play Athos. He was in 2005’s “Pride and Prejudice,” STARZ eight-part mini-series “The Pillars of the Earth,” “Frost/Nixon” and “Robin Hood.”
Ray Stevenson will be Porthos. He was in “Book of Eli” in 2010 and recently in “Thor.”
Welsh actor Luke Evans will be Aramis. He was in the 2010 films “Clash of the Titans,” “Robin Hood” and played Zeus in “Immortals.” He’ll shoot the two-part “Hobbitt” film that Peter Jackson is mounting in New Zealand.
Add Milla Jovovich as Milady de Winter, Oscar-winner Christoph Waltz as Cardinal Richelieu and Orlando Bloom as the Duke of Buckingham, and you’ve got a classic cast.
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What happens to a film released in Europe that runs out of money to release in the U.S.? “Fireflies in the Garden” premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in 2008 and then disappeared — until now. “Fireflies” will open in the U.S. on Oct. 14. Julia Roberts and Willem Dafoe are a married couple with family problems. It also stars Ryan Reynolds, who has made 10 films since this one. But before you wonder if he and Julia have any love scenes, she plays his mother, mostly in flashbacks, with Jayden Boyd (of 2005’s “Sharkboy and Lavagirl”) as the younger Reynolds who ages in the film to his mid-40s. It also has Emily Watson, Oscar-nominated for the 1996 film “Breaking the Waves.”
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The 34th Annual Kennedy Center Honors have been chosen for this year. Leading the pack is Broadway’s Barbara Cook, star of the original “Music Man” with Robert Preston. Symphony fans will be thrilled that Yo-Yo Ma is being honored, as will jazz enthusiasts who appreciate saxophonist Sonny Rollins. For pop and movie fans, we’ve got singer Neil Diamond and one of our greatest actresses, Meryl Streep. While they’re all great artists and deserve to be honored, it seems they’re in the middle of their careers, like Oprah Winfrey was when she was honored last year. Why haven’t they honored someone like Don Rickles or Doris Day? I’ll bet Rickles could do an hour on Day’s vestal virgin image in her movies of the 1950s!
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