Friday, October 22, 2004

Marilyn Manson in Cape Town

"It has been confirmed that Marilyn Manson will be appearing alongisde Daryl Hannah in a remake of the film 'Alice In Wonderland' in a particularly bizarre role. Naturally.

Manson will be co-starring in an upcoming remake of the classic 'Alice in Wonderland' story entitled 'Living in Neon Dreams'. While film giants MGM were originally confirmed as distributors, the film will now be made as a smaller, indie film which may open the doors for a truly extraordinarily frightening interpretation.

While the role of the Mad Hatter, for example, would be just too normal for Manson, the shock-rocker will play (wait for it...) the Queen Of Hearts in the movie alongside a cast including A.J. Cook (as Alice), Daryl Hannah, Nia Vardalos, Alan Cumming and Jonathan Pryce. Shooting is scheduled to begin this month in Cape Town, South Africa." Xfm Online

Yay. What a fantastic list of B-grade actors. I'm not dissing Alan Cumming or Jonathan Price, both of whom are seriously quite good, but...come on. Nia Vardalos? My Groot, Vet Melkbosstrand Huweliksfees? I'm all pro Cape Town becoming the Monte Carlo of Africa, but shit. Who the fuck is AJ Cook!? I'm not saying we don't get the odd top notch actor through Cape Town International, but we get a crap load of....well, crap.

Even fucking New Zealand gets "Lord of the Rings". And Hollywood is practically Little-fucking-Sydney these days. Do you not think they're laughing at us? Well, here's a newsflash for you, Walter Kronkite...they ARE!

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