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Sir Ian McKellen to Crack 'Da Vinci Code'
4/20/05, 10:51 am EST - leo
Sony Pictures Entertainment has set Ian McKellen ("The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, "X-Men" films) and Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2) for roles in The Da Vinci Code, the Ron Howard-directed adaptation of the Dan Brown bestseller, says Variety. [More]
(if any of you have read the (godawful but interesting) book, I bet he plays the guy who's the expert, that the "hero" and "heroine" turn to! And Molina... hmmmm... doesn't sound like the lead to me; maybe the strange monk who goes after them?)
Guess I should have clicked on the [More]? *G*
Molina will play zealous Bishop Arigarosa, who's keenly interested in the sleuthing activities of Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) and cryptographer Sophie Neveu (Audrey Tautou). McKellen will play Sir Teabing, a wealthy man who acts as a resource for Langdon even as he shows his own ambitions to uncover the Holy Grail.
The film also stars Jean Reno. Production begins in June for a May 19, 2006, release.
Okay, so I got Ian right! Jean Reno... cool! Okay, HE'S the strange monk, then. *L*!
I absolutely loved the book. Now, I'm the first to admit it wasn't the best piece of literature, but I'm a lover of iconology myself and I had never found a book that had dealt with it in a fictional way until 'Da Vinci Code.'
But let me just say.... Ian AND Alfred Molina?!?!?! I think I may die from pure bliss and excitement when those men, put together with Audrey Tautou appear on the screen together. *fans self*
So who's playing the male lead?
Robert Langdon? Tom Hanks! He's not who I have in my head when I think of Langdon, but I can see how he could be for others. *L* So all in all, we got some good people on this movie! *is excited*
Wow, I'm impressed! Yes, I thought of somebody with a more lean, hard-edged look, for some reason.
Wheeee! And a leading lady named Audrey, so I"ll have to go and see it, even though I didn't read the book.
Heh, I wondered who'd be the strange monk. ;) Heard about the secret society from news related to the new pope, and now I'm all curious.
Thanks for the heads-up! :)
Hmmm...I read that Tom Hanks had signed and although I love him, I had visions of dollars and gloss and insubstantial movie-wank and more $$$$$.
Ian, Alfred and the great Jean Reno should inject some class into this. Hope it's good.
Well, it will have to overcome the inherent corniness of the plot... *G*
*ducks thrown objects*
I'd heard such great things about this book, but then I "read" it (heard it on tape; passed on by a friend) and thought it was a bit... I don't know... Nancy Drew-like? But maybe that was do to the condensing of the story needed for the tape.
I'll be ducking the objects with you! It was an airport novel, as I call it. A time-filler. Intriguing while you read it, a good diversion, but hardly amazing.
"Airport Novel" - yep! *G* Or for reading on the beach! The literary equivalent of junk food.
That's right! It's like the 'Confessions of a Shopaholic' books. I bought them, read them, put them in a booksale.
Fun while it lasts, but then when it's over you don't remember much. A bit like my love life ;)
*rolls eyes* At least you apparently HAVE a love life! *G*
*goes back to reading*
Moi? Naaaaah! I'm single and staying well away from relationships! The last one put me off for a while, and now I'm enjoying life as a free spirit. Single life suits me, I love it!
My mun says the book was predictable and uninteresting, but as the same can not be said of Sir Ian, I think she and I will catch a Saturday afternoon show when it comes out.
Isn't that the truth! Ian! *S*