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New Movies: Alexander The Great

Posted: 10/03/03 15:39
by blondeePR
I was watching Connan O'Brien the other day and Val Kilmer was on.
They slipped onto an upcoming movie:

Titled: Alexander (2004)

Directed by
Oliver Stone

Writing credits (in alphabetical order)
Christopher Kyle
Oliver Stone screenplay

Cast (in credits order)
Colin Farrell ... Alexander
Jared Leto ... Hephaestion
Anthony Hopkins ... Ptolemy
Rosario Dawson ... Roxanne
Angelina Jolie ... Olympias
rest of cast listed alphabetically
Elliot Cowan
Val Kilmer ... Philip, King of Macedonia
Jonathan Rhys-Meyers ... Cassander

I read once before...long before that both Oliver Stone and Baz Luhrmann were battling it out on who will take the rights to making this picture. And back then I remember reading that Oliver Stone wanted Leonardo DiCaprio to play Alexander's part, which made me think...NOT ANOTHER Man in the Iron Mask. Not that it was bad, but I want to see something different. Something that won't remind me of another movie.

So I'm stooked about this project and waiting to see what unfolds. Colin Farrel has been a force to reckon with in the acting world...aside from what we see publically.

I found the samiliar project Baz Luhrmann is doing with Leonardo...

Titled: Full Cast and Crew for Untitled Alexander the Great Project (2005)

Directed by Baz Luhrmann

Writing credits (in alphabetical order)
David Hare
Valerio Manfredi novels
Ted Tally

Cast (in credits order)
Leonardo DiCaprio ... Alexander
Nicole Kidman ... Olympias
rest of cast listed alphabetically
Damian Golden

If this movie preforms anything like his others...
I love the way Baz uses colors in ALL his pictures. Aside the fact that it may remind me of Man In The Iron Mask, I'll probably go see it. Because I'm a fan of Baz's work!

New Movies: Alexander The Great

Posted: 10/04/03 04:13
by destinyros2005
Hmmm...this could be interesting! I love Alexander's story and well frankly, I adore Colin. So, it would be great seeing him in this role! And the rest of the cast...kick ass!

New Movies: Alexander The Great

Posted: 10/04/03 14:42
by blondeePR
it is a very interesting story line and the cast is outstanding!

can't wait to see it once it's out in theatres!

New Movies: Alexander The Great

Posted: 10/22/03 06:36
by vtangtrakul
At first, Stone has Tom Cruise and Heath Ledger in talk for the role then they both turned down do to the nature of sexuality of the character. Then Brad Pitt but Jen asked him not to do it. So we end up with Colin. Leo has always been the choice of Baz. Well actually there were going to be like 4 projects on this one. Martin Scorsesse was originally want to do it and have Leo, but now he will be producing the Baz's one.

Kay

New Movies: Alexander The Great

Posted: 10/22/03 11:51
by jbangelo
vtangtrakul, welcome to FD! Glad to have you here!

New Movies: Alexander The Great

Posted: 10/24/03 23:55
by Scubbitt
For more information and latest news about the Oliver Stone Alexander movie check out www.alexander-the-great.co.uk

New Movies: Alexander The Great

Posted: 10/25/03 07:50
by blondeePR
Scubbitt & thank you very much for the info.

I'll have to save the site and keep my eye on all the updates!

New Movies: Alexander The Great

Posted: 10/25/03 07:59
by jbangelo
Scubbitt, welcome to FD! Thanks for the link!

New Movies: Alexander The Great

Posted: 10/25/03 07:59
by bunniefuu
Quote:
Colin Farrell ... Alexander
Jared Leto ... Hephaestion
Anthony Hopkins ... Ptolemy
Rosario Dawson ... Roxanne
Angelina Jolie ... Olympias
rest of cast listed alphabetically
Elliot Cowan
Val Kilmer ... Philip, King of Macedonia
Jonathan Rhys-Meyers ... Cassander
Wow. What a cast list! Thanks Heather!
And the other movie you listed, is that the same one or something altogether different? Just similar?

vtangtrakul & Scubbitt~ Welcome to FD!



New Movies: Alexander The Great

Posted: 10/25/03 17:00
by blondeePR
Hey Jen

I don't know much about the two movies other than they are telling the story of Alexander the Great.

I believe they will both be interesting to see because of the style each director brings to a motion picture.

I did get to check out the link ...and it has some quality info and photos! I'd like to fine out some info on Baz's picture and see how that going.

New Movies: Alexander The Great

Posted: 11/06/03 01:15
by Scubbitt
there are a load of new photo's from the production of the movie at www.alexander-the-great.c...n_pics.htm

New Movies: Alexander The Great

Posted: 11/06/03 14:27
by jbangelo
Thanks for the link, Scubbit!

New Movies: Alexander The Great

Posted: 12/22/03 13:06
by BIG Al Capone
Sounds good I can't wait!

New Movies: Alexander The Great

Posted: 12/23/03 18:08
by destinyros2005
Welcome to FD, Scubbitt!

And thank you for the link! Angelina looks amazing!