Friday, March 26, 2010

Robert Pattinson will not be transformed into an Old Man in ‘Water for Elephants’

YEA I DONT WANT TO SEE ROB OLD I WANT TO SEE ROB NAKED HEHEHE U?

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Hollywood Exclusive, by Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith, is reporting that the ‘Water for Elephants’ casting team has started the search for Old Jacob Jankowski, the role that is being played by Robert Pattinson. They also mention that another villian in the story has yet to be cast. They write:

PAGE TO SCREEN: Wonder what “Twilight” heartthrob Robert Pattinson will look like at 93? So do the casting forces on “Water for Elephants,” who’ve been checking out old guys to play the aged version of Pattinson’s character in the big-screen adaptation of the acclaimed Sara Gruen historical novel. The story is formed by his reminiscences of dropping out of Cornell veterinary school and joining the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth during the 1930s Great Depression — encountering a brutal, mentally unbalanced trainer (Christoph Waltz, fresh off his “Inglourious Basterds” Oscar win) and his beautiful, mistreated wife (Reese Witherspoon). Another key bad guy still has to be cast as well. Production’s set for May 22.



I kinda wanted to see Old Rob.
I guess this puts to rest the notion that Rob would be transformed into an elderly man via the magic of make-up. So, who do you think should play old Jacob aka old Robert Pattinson?


FROM AFFILIATE WATER FOR ELEPHANT

LA Times Reveals details about “Water for Elephants’ filming location

ROBERT PATTINSON IS TO DO A FILM CALLED WATER FOR ELEPHANTS LA TIME RELEASED WHERE IT WILL BE FILMED!

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The movie: an adaptation of Sara Gruen's 2006 bestselling novel "Water for Elephants," about a veterinary student who quits his studies to join a traveling circus.

The scene: a group of students, circa 1931, on the campus of Cornell University.

Jim Elyea's task: to make sure the briefcases the students are carrying look authentic when the film begins shooting this May in Santa Paula, Calif.

The co-owner of the History for Hire prop house in North Hollywood combs through a 1931 Sears catalog in his 5,000-book library, finds the correct design and selects the appropriate model among his collection of 400 vintage briefcases.

It's just another day at the office for Elyea, who could tell you what guitar and amp Elvis' guitarist Scotty Moore played, or the type of powder horn used at the Alamo.

Elyea and his wife and business partner, Pam, established their company 25 years ago and have managed to survive in a Hollywood sector that has suffered several casualties over the last decade. Their winning strategies: avoiding debt and specializing in hard-to-find historical props, including Revolutionary War muskets, vintage Rickenbacker electric guitars and film cameras from the dawn of Hollywood.

The company's props, which fill a 30,000-square-foot warehouse, have been used in films such as "Good Night, and Good Luck" and "The Aviator" and numerous TV shows, including "The Pacific," the HBO miniseries produced by Steven Spielberg.

"You don't just rent a physical item; you rent the research that goes with it," said Jim Elyea, a 59-year-old Texan. "We know our history."

The business is a second career for the couple. Pam had worked as a manager for a media buying company and Jim was a courtroom artist, sketching the likes of Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt, before indulging his passion for antiques, which he developed hanging around his mother's antique shop in Arlington, Texas. A banner from the shop hangs outside his office.

The Elyeas were still living in their Hollywood apartment when Jim landed his first major job, supplying military gear to Oliver Stone's film "Platoon." He shipped 85 boxes of flak vests, helmets, machetes and other gear to the Philippines.

Opening in a small storefront in North Hollywood, the company rapidly expanded after it acquired a warehouse full of props from Paramount Studios in 1989.

A big break came a year later when director Richard Attenborough wanted to rent film cameras, dollies, eyeglasses and beach equipment for his movie "Chaplin."

"Richard Attenborough told us that people learn their history from the movies, so it's important to get it right," Pam Elyea said. "That has been our philosophy."

Scores of other projects followed, and by 2007 the company's annual revenue had climbed to about $2 million. History for Hire's inventory includes about 1 million props, from a 1920s can of peaches that rents for $5 a week to a camera dolly from Hollywood's silent-film era that goes for $3,500 a week.

Painstaking historical research is a key part of the business. Hope Parrish, a veteran property master who worked with the couple on "The Aviator," recalls how Jim drew a diagram on butcher paper showing precisely where microphones and cameras should be placed to re-create the actual Senate hearings depicted in the film.

"Their attention to detail makes my job 120% easier," Parrish said.

Like many other prop houses, however, History for Hire was hard hit by a production falloff triggered by the writers strike, a standoff between the major studios and the Screen Actors Guild, and the recession, which caused studios to make fewer movies and dried up commercial filming.

The downturn led several production support companies to slash payrolls and prompted one of the industry's largest prop houses, 20th Century Props, to announce that it would close.

History for Hire saw a double-digit percentage drop in sales, but the company had built up enough savings to cover the falloff and has avoided long-term debt. The company cut salaries 15% but retained its dozen employees, including a former U.S. Navy petty officer who is an expert on weaponry and a onetime restoration specialist at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles.

History for Hire also diversified, renting out props not only for films and TV shows but also for commercials, music videos and magazines including Rolling Stone, which rented one of the company's guitars for a cover that featured Melissa Etheridge.

Rather than renting out larger props like furniture, History for Hire focused on smaller, mostly lightweight props that could be easily shipped around the country. The firm, for example, will ship cooking utensils, umbrellas and other items to New York for "Mildred Pierce," an HBO series starring Kate Winslet based on the Joan Crawford film set in the Depression.

As the economy recovers and studios ramp up production again, business has begun to rebound for companies like History for Hire. Sales are projected to climb up to 25% this year over last year, said Pam Elyea, attributing part of the uptick to the effects of California's new film tax credits.

"Things are looking much better as far as production goes, although there is a huge concern about 2011, when the labor contracts expire," she said. "Another strike would be devastating."

FROM AFFILIATE WATER FOR ELEPHANTS AND LA TIMES

Robert Pattinson Behind The Scenes In "Remember Me" [VIDEO]

OMG I WISH I COULD BE ON SET WITH ROB JUST WATCHING HIM WORK!

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If you, like me, love all things Robert Pattinson then here's a video for you. It's a previously unreleased "behind the scenes" clip from the new movie "Remember Me" which is in theaters now and not on DVD yet.

Although critical reaction to the film is mixed, Robert Pattinson fans are remaining loyal due to Robert's burgeoning reputation as not just a movie hunk, but also a fine actor.

In this scene we see the emotions boiling over between Pattinson's character and that of his father's (played by Pierce Brosnan) as they confront difficult personal issues clouded by mutually shared family tragedy.

It's fascinating to see just how movies are made from the ground up and this clip delivers the goods. Who knew actors had so many distractions as they try to convey such intense emotion? No wonder so many of them prefer the stage where the moment is much closer to reality.



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