August 4th, 2009

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Hugh and Hathaway, possibly together TWICE!?!?!?

    Twentieth Century Fox has attached Hugh Jackman to play American showman P.T. Barnum in "The Greatest Showman on Earth," an original contemporary musical to be scripted by Jenny Bicks ("Sex and the City"). The film will be produced by Laurence Mark ("Dreamgirls"), Jackman and his Seed partner John Palermo. It is an outgrowth of their work together on the 81st Academy Awards, on which Jackman was host, Mark was exec producer, and Bicks was part of the Emmy-nominated writing team.

    Jackman will play the showman with a penchant for hoaxing a gullible public as he creates the three-ring circus that made him famous. The musical also focuses on his infatuation with singer Jenny Lind -- the so-called Swedish Nightingale. Pic will have a contemporary musical score, and the studio is in talks with British singer-songwriter Mika to write music and lyrics. The musical follows the old Hollywood tradition in which tuners were scripted with specific actors in mind. The Lind role is being scripted for Anne Hathaway, who teamed with Jackman in his opening Oscars number.

    Jackman, who won the Tony Award for "The Boy From Oz," is determined to make several screen musicals, and the Barnum film adds another to the properties he and Palermo are putting together at Fox. Those efforts include a David Magee-scripted "Carousel" remake at Fox 2000. Jackman also wants Hathaway as his female lead in the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic.
Either, both (yes, please!!) are fine by me! :) Damn, I never thought I'd get such mileage out of this icon! I will die and go to chemistry/singing heaven if this happens!!! This is from Variety, so it actually has some viability. Woohoo!
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Five Fandoms Meme - Top Five Doomed Ships (You Ship Anyway)

A meme aobut your Top five doomed ships, okay then. Well, I may have never had a couple that made it big or lasted long, but coming up with this list made it clear that I haven't done as badly as I imagined couple-wise. I had a tough time coming up with five, and of those five, only three of them have I been long-term obsessed with. So that's pretty cool, I guess.

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Five Fandoms Meme - Top Five Writers I'd Rather Take Over 'Who'

A very interesting one from principia. This was a tad harder than the couples one because obviously you can't really know how a great writer is going to turn out when guiding an entire series, but I went with what I could by going through New Who, Torchwood and Being Human episode guides ... the only British shows I've watched and felt had a good handful of excellent episodes.

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