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Unread postby Liz » Wed Mar 08, 2006 7:49 am

3. Can you give us any updated information on the filming of Inamorata-- the cast, schedule for filming or projected release date?

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Right now we're just starting to go out to actresses for the Mina role-- really the central role in the movie and the one that would most appeal to movie stars. Finch will probably be played by a newcomer. I know it's everyone's hope that we'll be in production by the fall, but these things are all subject to actor availability. I can say the director is Peter Medak, who made the classic British black comedy "The Ruling Class" with Peter O'Toole, as well as "The Changeling," with George C. Scott-- a movie that Johnny is a particular fan of.
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Unread postby Gilbert's Girl » Wed Mar 08, 2006 8:00 am

Peter Medak, had to look him up, he's done loads of tv and has a long career, but I haven't seen any of the films he's made and not really any of the tv stuff either.
wonder why they want a newcomer for Finch?It will be interesting who they get for Mina.

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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Wed Mar 08, 2006 12:28 pm

GG, reading the response it looks like Gangemi thinks maybe the role of Finch wouldn't attract a top name but Mina's role would? :eyebrow:


Here is Mendak's filmography from imdb:

Director - filmography
(2000s) (1990s) (1980s) (1970s) (1960s)

Marple: By the Pricking of My Thumbs (2006) (TV)
"House, M.D."
... aka House (USA: short title)
- The Socratic Method (2004) TV Episode
Peter Gabriel: Play (2004) (V) (video "Modern Love")
"7th Heaven"
... aka 7th Heaven: Beginnings (USA: rerun title)
... aka Seventh Heaven
- Angel (2004) TV Episode
"Carnivàle"
- Black Blizzard (2003) TV Episode
"The Wire" (2002) TV Series (episode "Buys, The" 2002)
Feast of All Saints (2001) (TV)
... aka Anne Rice's The Feast of All Saints (USA: complete title)
"The Guardian"
- Feeding Frenzy (2001) TV Episode
David Copperfield (2000) (TV)


"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"
... aka Law & Order: SVU (USA: promotional abbreviation)
... aka Special Victims Unit (New Zealand: English title)
- Stalked (1999) TV Episode
"Homicide: Life on the Street"
... aka Homicide (USA: informal short title)
- Brotherly Love (1998) TV Episode
- Deception (1997) TV Episode
- Justice: Part 2 (1996) TV Episode
- The Hat (1996) TV Episode
- Colors (1995) TV Episode
(1 more)
Species II (1998)
The Hunchback (1997) (TV) (as Peter Medák)
... aka The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Europe: English title)
"Kindred: The Embraced"
- Prince of the City (1996) TV Episode
- The Embraced (1996) TV Episode
Pontiac Moon (1994)
Romeo Is Bleeding (1993)
"Tales from the Crypt"
... aka HBO's Tales from the Crypt
- The New Arrival (1992) TV Episode
Let Him Have It (1991)
... aka Âge de vivre, L' (France)
The Krays (1990)
... aka The Kray Brothers (Scotland: English title)
... aka The Kray Twins (Europe: English title)
Voix humaine, La (1990)


"Mount Royal" (1989) TV Series
... aka Mont-Royal (Canada: French title) (France)
Nabokov on Kafka (1989) (TV)
... aka Understanding the Metamorphosis (USA: video box title)
"China Beach" (1988) TV Series
"Faerie Tale Theatre"
... aka Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre (USA)
- The Dancing Princesses (1987) TV Episode
- The Emperor's New Clothes (1985) TV Episode
- The Snow Queen (1985) TV Episode
"Beauty and the Beast" (1987) TV Series
The Men's Club (1986)
"Crime Story" (1986) TV Series
"The Twilight Zone" (1985) TV Series (multiple episodes)
"Otherworld" (1985) TV Series
Breakin' Through (1984) (TV)
"Remington Steele"
- Scene Steelers (1983) TV Episode
Cry for the Strangers (1982) (TV)
Mistress of Paradise (1981) (TV)
Zorro, the Gay Blade (1981)
"Magnum, P.I." (1980) TV Series (1 episode)
The Babysitter (1980/I) (TV)
The Changeling (1980)
... aka Enfant du diable, L' (Canada: French title)


"Hart to Hart" (1979) TV Series
The Odd Job (1978)
"Return of the Saint" (1978) TV Series (one episode)
... aka The Son of the Saint
"The Professionals" (1977) TV Series
The Rocking Horse Winner (1977) (TV)
Cosmic Princess (1976) (TV)
Sporting Chance (1976) (TV)
"Space: 1999" (1975) TV Series
... aka Spazio: 1999 (Italy)
The Third Girl from the Left (1973) (TV)
Ghost in the Noonday Sun (1973)
... aka Ghost in the Noonday Sun (USA)
The Ruling Class (1972)
A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (1972)
"The Persuaders!" (1971) TV Series (episodes 3, 24)


Negatives (1968)
"Strange Report" (1968) TV Series
"Court Martial" (1965) TV Series



Filmography as: Director, Second Unit Director or Assistant Director, Producer, Actor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director - filmography

Fathom (1967) (second unit director)
Funeral in Berlin (1966) (second unit director)
The Phantom of the Opera (1962) (second assistant director)
The Breaking Point (1961) (assistant director)
... aka The Great Armored Car Swindle (USA)
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Unread postby Endora » Wed Mar 08, 2006 1:15 pm

The Ruling Class was pretty good. The irony was nicely handled, as far as I can remember.
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Unread postby Charlene » Wed Mar 08, 2006 1:47 pm

The Changling....
Amazon.com
When a recent widower (the wonderfully overemphatic George C. Scott ) moves into an antique Washington mansion, his realization that he may not be the only resident leads him toward a deadly secret that refuses to remain buried....The best haunted-house film since the legendary Haunting, this potent, classy combination of the mystery and horror genres eschews explicit gore and dumb shocks in exchange for a subtle creepiness that occasionally builds to a terrifying peak (watch out for that seance scene!). The result is a satisfyingly intelligent horror film with an intriguing dash of Watergate-era paranoia. Director Peter Medak went on to direct the considerably more gratuitous and somewhat less effective Romeo Is Bleeding and The Krays. --Andrew Wright

Product Description
George C. Scott becomes the unwilling instrument of a ghost's revenge in this supernatural thriller. ' 'A superior haunted house thriller.' ' (Variety)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0783116926/qid=1141839882/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/104-6670085-0471965?s=dvd&v=glance&n=130

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Unread postby suec » Wed Mar 08, 2006 2:11 pm

Something else to add to my list of must-sees. Thanks for the information Charlene. I love how we are getting these little snippets about Johnny.
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Unread postby H2H » Wed Mar 08, 2006 6:30 pm

I think maybe because of the type of character Finch is, you want someone that the audience has no precoceived notions about.

I wonder about Mina...someone really beautiful but who would have that jazz age quality. I know I'm not explaining it well.

Reese Witherspoon is coming to mind right now.
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Unread postby Liz » Wed Mar 08, 2006 7:35 pm

suec wrote:Something else to add to my list of must-sees. Thanks for the information Charlene. I love how we are getting these little snippets about Johnny.


Very interesting! :-O

Thanks Charlene and DITHOT for the background information. It is much appreciated.
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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Wed Mar 08, 2006 8:01 pm

H2H wrote:I think maybe because of the type of character Finch is, you want someone that the audience has no precoceived notions about.

I wonder about Mina...someone really beautiful but who would have that jazz age quality. I know I'm not explaining it well.

Reese Witherspoon is coming to mind right now.


H2H, I think you explained that very well! I like your thought on the casting of Finch. :cool: I have Rene Zellweger in mind myself.
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Unread postby gilly » Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:43 pm

Interesting director. :-O ..It's not an obvious choice at all,but he has done some 'supernatural' type films..He's done lots of T.V too....but the only thing I've seen is Ruling Class. Peter O'Toole was great,but the film had a mixed reception,I think....Is Fall September?..Maybe Johnny could slot this in before Shantaram..
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Unread postby Theresa » Wed Mar 08, 2006 11:06 pm

DeppInTheHeartOfTexas wrote:I have Rene Zellweger in mind myself.

That's who I thought of, too, DITHOT. Probably because I've seen her with the 20's look in "Chicago", and she just has that look. (And not because she's a fellow Texan...no, not at all!)

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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Wed Mar 08, 2006 11:15 pm

theresa wrote:
DeppInTheHeartOfTexas wrote:I have Rene Zellweger in mind myself.

That's who I thought of, too, DITHOT. Probably because I've seen her with the 20's look in "Chicago", and she just has that look. (And not because she's a fellow Texan...no, not at all!)


:lol: I'm sure that Texas connection has nothing to do with it at all, theresa! She did do an excellent job in Chicago! :cool:
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Unread postby H2H » Thu Mar 09, 2006 7:42 am

QueenofKings had another great choice to play her. I'll let her tell you but I would say that those 3 women would be excellent choices for at least auditioning for the role.

Wouldn't it be a hoot if one of them actually ended up with the role?
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