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Taylor Kitsch & And A Change of Course

Taylor Kitsch is about to hang up his guns and muscles and try something different while he can.  He has just agreed to star along with Brendan Gleeson in the film The Grand Seduction, which is an American adaptation of a french film Le Grande Seduction.

The film centers on a small fishing village that is falling apart and needs the business of a large factory looking to move there in order to stay afloat.  However terms of the factory contract state that the small town must get a town doctor in order for the factory to move there.  Brendan Gleeson would play one of the central townsfolk and Kitsch would play the doctor that the entire town attempts to seduce to stay there.  The original is a comedy and this film will be written by Michael Dowse who wrote and directed the criminally underseen Seann William Scott film, Goon, so I imagine a lot of the original tone will remain in tact.

This is an interesting move for Taylor Kitsch.  It is the type of move that suggests someone got in his head and recommended he start saying no to by the numbers brainless action films and show some range before he loses any shot at the career, people really seem to want him to have.  As a fan of his from Friday Night Lights, I would not think of him for a small independent comedy about a small town, but stranger things have happened.  Needless to say I think this will help him in the eyes of casting agents get more roles other than a sullen action hero.

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Dear Need For Speed Movie, No One Cares

Dreamworks has obtained the rights to the popular street racing videogame franchise Need For Speed and they have sent an offer out to none other than Taylor Kitsch to star in the lead role.

Haven’t we been down this road before? This is a case of “If at first you don’t succeed, try again, then if that doesn’t work, try again, and if that doesn’t work try again.

I’ll give it to Taylor, he should take this role, but I also at the same time admonish Dreamworks, because how do they think they are going to pull this off?  Kitsch is becoming reverse Hemsworth in that everything he touches turns to shit.  I don’t blame him because he has the look and the requisite action chops to pull shit like this off, but who thinks this is a good idea for a movie anyway?  This is Battleship territory again in which you are really trying to graft a story onto a game, that typically didn’t have one. The most they had in the way of story was you have to drive fast, but not get caught by cops.  If your story is one sentence long, you should probably just not make a movie out of it.

Also, remember when Fast and Furious did incredibly well and spawned a franchise that many love?  Yea?  Ok now remember Biker Boyz, Torque, and all the other shit storms that tried to capitalize on the appeal of racing?  They didn’t work.  Fast and Furious is the only one that did and if you look over at that franchise and the action talent it has between Vin Diesel and The Rock, its clear that one movie is making the right moves.  Kitsch should be very wary of putting himself in the other racing franchise even if it has a videogame fanbase and instead try to get himself inserted into Fast Six.  Everyone and their mother is in it and he would at least not have to carry the film.

Need For Speed has failure written all over it.  Dreamworks, Try harder.

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Finnicky Casting

No claps for the title please. I actually deserve to be slapped for it.

‘Catching Fire’ casting is underway, well ‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ is the official title. First off the title is unnecessary. I can’t believe I’m about to give Twilight a compliment, but I like how they give to movie the name of the book and just tack on ‘The Twilight Saga’ on all promotional material.

News right now is the three Actors still up for the role of Finnick are Armie Hammer, Taylor Kitsch, and Garrett Hedlund.

I choose Hedlund. Why? Because I had to look him up.
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