Thursday, August 5, 2010

Is Nicolas Cage doing a Charlize/Gwyneth?

Who will save the day?

Remember when Kidman was all set to start filming THE DANISH GIRL with Charlize Theron? Remember when Charlize pulled out? Then Gwyneth Paltrow stepped in to replace Charlize. However, not long after, Gwyneth pulled out too. THE DANISH GIRL remains on hold.

In another post, we mentioned that Kidman was set to start filming a thriller called TRESPASS with Nicolas Cage this month. Nicolas was cast to play Kidman's husband, but apparently pulled out of the film just days ago. The word is that he didn't want to play that character, preferring the role of the abductor. Anyway, the lastest news is that he has rejoined the cast, for whatever reason. Contract stuff, perhaps?  There is still time to pull out again, Nicolas.

Do you wonder if it has anything to do with her continued slump in the earnings list. Just yesterday, reports came through that Kidman continues to fall in the pay list of Hollywood actors, and is no longer in the Top 10. Once able to command $18 million for a film, Kidman would be lucky to command 18 cents these days. With a string of flops behind her, is it any real surprise? Even distributors are avoiding touching her still unreleased film THE RABBIT HOLE.

Is her new Agent working hard to enough to turn things around for Kidman?  Will she ever return to being an overpaid actor?  And what about Nicolas Cage? Is he making a mistake being connected with box office poison ... or is he one too?

19 comments:

Laura said...

Cage is an ugly shit (seen his shocking toupees?) and his latest film is a dud at the box office.

No saving her career, it got flushed down the toilet when Tommy dumped her. And then, when she married that drug addict, that didn't help matters.

Only thing to do is breed alpacas.

smorgas91 said...

Wrote this at another site, think is also relevant for this thread:
What's wrong with NK and her leading men? Previous to Jackman, she didn't have any. They were nameless, faceless people. Daniel Craig was made to look dorky and never shared a scene with her (maybe a couple of scenes that captured both on the opposite ends of the screen, but not sharing a scene.) Crowe had walked out like twice in movies scheduled to be with her. Looks like Cage first opted to play the bad guy instead of her husband and disappeared all together. At of the time of this writing, unlike what's mentioned in this site thread, read no mention of his rejoining the cast, that he had permanently bailed out. Penn stuck around but reduced to this controlled introspective character that his talent is not known for and took crap from her character; likely the only ways to interact with hers. Day Lewis character in Nine flipped her character off as short as their scenes were. Jackson's the only one shared screen time with her but most reviews mentioned the lack of biochemistry and sexual tension to speak of. She had trouble with cruise, in supposedly sexually charged roles, neither had any, required coaching the story goes. The common thread? Her. Not only not a talented actress, doesn't have any appeals of the sexual kind in spite of all the surgical work of these recent years in her 40's...amazing KU who has to share their off camera time with her...and as one blogger here (another site) had mentioned, turning both asexual... Don't blame him a bit for his indiscretions while he can when they were dating...and apparently now when she's away...as suggested by other bloggers

Choice said...

Good points Smorgas91. I heard Nicole and Penn did not get along during making of The Interpreter, which she sucked in too.

BTW - who is the Jackson you refer to in the the middle of your comment. Do you mean Jackman?

smorgas91 said...

Choice, I meant Jackman. Also read (should be out all over the place by now) that Cage had returned and will be playing her husband. I smell legal pressure, dirty politics /or PR pressure (from her people) She's just not able to hold unto her leading man on and off camera.

Choice said...

I definitely think it has something to do with a contract. These two just seem like chalk and cheese together, what bad pairing. Not surprised he has tried to walk.

Jackman's career hasn't been quite the same since AUSTRALIA. The lack of chemistry between those two just didn't help the film. I have to wonder if she is no longer friends with Russell after he dumped on her twice.

mikki said...

Does she have any friends?? She is never seen with anyone other than Keith or her handlers. Same with Keith. Does he have any friends??

Jackman was her close friend until Australia came out. Not since. Her co-stars were friends until Nine came out. Jennifer Aniston was her friend until Just Go With It wrapped.

Cage will be her new best friend. At least until Trespass is done filming.

Its amazing that no one notices that she has no friends in the industry. And apparently none in her personal life either.

Choice said...

Miki - she claims Naomi Watts is her best friend, but you never see them together anymore. Maybe her friends can't stand her annoying laugh.

mikki said...

It has been said that she uses people to get what she wants. That doesn't make for lasting friendships.

As for Nicolas Cage. Maybe it was just a publicity stunt to bring attention to the film. His box office is as bad as NK's. One flop after another.

Laura said...

Nicolas Cage was once the man to pull a film. Who remembers the great LEAVING LAS VEGAS. He was also pretty good in ... um, can't think of anymore. Two box office poisons (Nic and Nic) wont make a hit. AM I RIGHT OR AM I RIGHT ?

whatchasayy said...

They're both SO WEIRD...tho got to give credit where it's due and Cage's track record isn't even close to what her's is (like NO TALENT, NO hits whatsoever forever; at least cage has had a few in the recent years -- National Treasure, Kick-Ass, etc.) They also look weird too....

WIllingAbel said...

You had me worried there for a moment. When I saw that photo of them dressed in superman costumes (where on earth did you find that), I thought they were both testing for the lead role in the Superman Remake. Nicole could get it since she has got a manly body (minus the fake boobs). I can imagine her with balls.

whatchasayy said...

Have you noticed? All her male partners on and off screen except Jackman (spared of gay, weird, something wrong with him, etc. rumors) all undergo bizarre meter scrutiny? Both cage and KU were fresh actors void of any PR strangeness cruise had (or maybe still) undergone with her on their own. And her (almost exclusively where she was involved all on her own) penchant do do strange and weird movies. No other awarded actress get dogged with rumors of this kind...thinks the hermy, tranny, who knows what else, are really ringing true......

Choice said...

Hermy, tranny ... yeah, where do these rumours come from. Have been around for awhile, and perhaps stemmed from the time she couldnt get pregnant to Tommy (despite her saying she had miscarriages, if you believe her). Let's also remember Tom had the gay rumours about him going on for years. Perfect solution: marry someone in a business contract. Enter Hermy. Who knows if it is all true, but it sounds like a good script if they ever make a movie about it.

mikki said...

Actually there are a lot of rumors that Hugh Jackman is also gay. Older wife, adopted kids.

What do you hear about that in OZ Choice?

Choice said...

Hi Mikki -
There have been some rumours Down Under about Hugh being gay, but not as much as in USA. The rumours started ecause he is much younger than his wife, and because she is no oil painting. People can't understand why a good looking man like that would want to be with her. Shallow, I know. They have been together a very long time and are committed. Who really knows. It probably didn't help when he did "The Boy from Oz" musical. I'm sitting on the fence with this one.

I'm unsure why his career seems to have gone quiet this past year. Any thoughts? News reports yesterday said that a younger batch of Aussies are now taking the best roles, like Chris and Liam Hemsworth ... pushing the likes of Jackman and Crowe aside.

whatchasayy said...

No match whatsoever, not just in terms of age which is substantial and almost not fair given we're really talking about father and son generations...but looks as well....for the 18 to 35 crowd, rightly so to be promoting the Hemsworths

...then for females, we have this mutton lady...almost understand her desperation and angst to recapture youth...but really, enough already her (and that another mutton aniston) gratuitous? exposure of their aging bodies

Choice said...

Whatchasay - agree with you. PLus Jackson is old news now. His best bet is another Wolverine movie. Crowe is tipped to star in new Aussie film (based on Tim Winton book).

Nicole must be wondering how it all went wrong. How unlikely it is now for her home country to ever include her in a film, after the disaster that was Australia. And that leads me to ask ... where is Baz at the moment? Has he been blacklisted for good?

mikki said...

Choice, Baz wasn't qualified to make an epic film like Australia. He lacked experience having only made three films previous to that one. The project was over his head.

I think your right, NK is finished in OZ. There seems to be no interest in her there anymore.

T.S. Matherson said...

Baz Loohman is OK making arty farty movies but beyond that, he is as useless as a hat full of assholes. He stuffed up Australia. Did you know that is why they asked him to reshoot scenes, change endings etc because it was not working.

Australia started out as a comedy, then a drama then a load of crap. Too many genres for a movie that was supposed to be respectful to its country. Nicole took alot of the blame because frankly she couldnt act properly. What a joke getting an Aussie actress to play an English stuck-up cow. Why not just get an English actress to begin with.

Baz is hiding away from the shame. One day he will resurface and then he will try to do a masterpiece.