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Bettany and Bees

01.09.2008
Millions and millions of dollars have been pumped into the writing and production of heist movies, but for a real good story you need only look so far as Paul Bettany, perpetrator of the world's greatest ever smash and grab. He exploded onto the screen in A KNIGHT'S TALE, snagged Jennifer Connelly and then just disappeared, only peaking his head up every now and then to do stuff like WIMBLEDON or THE DA VINCI CODE. Now he has surfaced (get Langley on the phone) to take a role as a widower in the Fox Searchlight picture THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES. What exactly do these bees do in secret? Nobody knows, that's why it's 'secret'. But what we do know is that Bettany will play father to the central character, 14-year old girl Lily Owens (yep, Dakota Fanning) who, along with her friend Rosaleen (Jennifer Hudson), flee town to escape their harsh upbringing and uncover the mysteries of Lily's late mother. Along the way, they are taken in by three sisters (Queen Latifah, Sophie Okonedo, Alicia Keys) who teach them the art of beekeeping. Still not sold on this thing? What if I told you Hilarie Burton ('One Tree Hill') was also involved, through flashbacks, playing Bettany's late wife? No? Seriously? But she's cute as a button! She could practically be half human and half furry bunny, she's so cute.
Extra Tidbit: Bettany turned down the role of the 'Tooth Fairy' in RED DRAGON to do DOGVILLE instead.

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1:26AM on 01/14/2008
Thoo didnt mention, dogville, master and commander or a beatiful mind because he's not memorable for them. He's famous for a knights tale when he wasnt on screen with a Hanks or Crowe.

And whats wrong with Alicia Keys? She didnt hold her own in Smokin' Aces? My point is.. I'm trying to find out why you think this movie is so beneath Bettany and why it's such a "shame". As for the actresses, Latifah (oscar nod) Sophie (oscar nod)Hudson (Oscar)...

and yet you call yourself
Thoo didnt mention, dogville, master and commander or a beatiful mind because he's not memorable for them. He's famous for a knights tale when he wasnt on screen with a Hanks or Crowe.

And whats wrong with Alicia Keys? She didnt hold her own in Smokin' Aces? My point is.. I'm trying to find out why you think this movie is so beneath Bettany and why it's such a "shame". As for the actresses, Latifah (oscar nod) Sophie (oscar nod)Hudson (Oscar)...

and yet you call yourself damovieman.

PS- Bettany was part of the Da Vinci code and look how that turned out.
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11:18PM on 01/09/2008
I don't know why Thoo didn't mention Beautiful Mind, Master and Commander or Dogville in his article because they're all better than Wimbeldon and Da Vinci Code and they all have memorable turns from Bettany.
Bettany's role as Chaucer in A Knight's Tale was awesome and the movie was loads of fun.
Like i said, this Bee movie sounds like crap from the premise and from the actresses (Alicia Keys??? Are you kidding me?) and it's a shame Bettany chose to do this.
Cha-ching.

P.S. Revered
I don't know why Thoo didn't mention Beautiful Mind, Master and Commander or Dogville in his article because they're all better than Wimbeldon and Da Vinci Code and they all have memorable turns from Bettany.
Bettany's role as Chaucer in A Knight's Tale was awesome and the movie was loads of fun.
Like i said, this Bee movie sounds like crap from the premise and from the actresses (Alicia Keys??? Are you kidding me?) and it's a shame Bettany chose to do this.
Cha-ching.

P.S. Revered book and Oscar winners were also part of Da Vinci Code and look how that turned out.
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3:18PM on 01/09/2008
Come on, Movieman

You're going to tell me a revered book and a bunch of Oscar nominees aren't good enough for the guy who's famous for playing a naked poet in A Knight's Tale?
Come on, Movieman

You're going to tell me a revered book and a bunch of Oscar nominees aren't good enough for the guy who's famous for playing a naked poet in A Knight's Tale?
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1:40PM on 01/09/2008

What the hell?

What the hell is Paul Bettany doing accepting a role in this kind of movie? It sounds like this is going to be crap and that Bettany started accepting roles for the cash and not for the quality. For shame...
What the hell is Paul Bettany doing accepting a role in this kind of movie? It sounds like this is going to be crap and that Bettany started accepting roles for the cash and not for the quality. For shame...
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