Elton John’s Animal Farm MusicalWhat is the connection between spontaneous musical numbers and Orwellian dystopia? Talking animals, it seems. The Daily Mail is reporting on Elton John and Lee Hall's attempts to adapt Animal Farm into, yes, a stage musical.
Mr. Hall, who also wrote the screenplay for the film version of “Billy Elliot,” told The Daily Mail that it took about two years to secure the rights for the project, and that he is now “deep into it, writing songs for pigs and other four-legged friends.”Read on...
Get Tentatively Excited: New Spider-Man Actor Most Likely Chosen
If you've been feeling a tingling sensation all day, you may not have to go see the doctor after all. It could just be your Spidey Sense, telling you that, according to a Bleeding Cool report by Rich Johnston (who is reputable enough to report based on substantial evidence -- what he calls "repeated reports [to Bleeding Cool] that Sony have settled on their new Spider-Man" -- not just the rumor bandwagon), the new Spider-Man actor has been chosen. And it's Jamie Bell. This is the best choice by far. Males named Jamie are superior creatures.
Arrogance aside, Bell is a talented actor, as his work in Billy Elliot proved. There will surely be some concerns with the choice, though. First of all, yes, he is from across the pond. And while the accent may not be what we're used to hearing from the webslinger, let's not be closed-minded.Read on...