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Bettany to be Priest?

03.31.2009

Paul Bettany is in negotiations to star in PRIEST, the adaptation of the comic book set after centuries of war between man and vampire, where a warrior priest turns against the church to track down a pack of vampires who kidnapped his niece. Gerard Butler was originally down to play the lead but obviously, he is out now.

Bettany will be re-teaming with his LEGION director, Scott Stewart, and I think that movie deserves a mention if you haven't already heard about it. In LEGION, a group of strangers led by Dennis Quaid, stranded in the desert discover that they must battle a legion of angels who have descended upon Earth as God has lost faith in humanity. How hot does that sound?

Anyway, PRIEST is now awesome by default. This dude Bettany just makes great decisions. The role with all the best lines in A KNIGHT'S TALE? Check. Banging Jennifer Connelly for life? Check.
Extra Tidbit: Writer/director Brian Helgeland actually refused to do A KNIGHT'S TALE without Bettany.
Source: THR

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3:55PM on 04/02/2009

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You know I am really starting to get sick and tired of hollywood butchering some one's creative works to make a movie.

Sure it is going to be kick ass to see Bettany, rocking out as a priest from the wild west. Yet is it going to do this movie justice? The plot is about a priest who leaves the church to hunt down the vampires who kidnapped his niece.

Has any one out there actually read priest? If so you would know there wasn't even vampires! He didn't even have a niece! For Christ's
You know I am really starting to get sick and tired of hollywood butchering some one's creative works to make a movie.

Sure it is going to be kick ass to see Bettany, rocking out as a priest from the wild west. Yet is it going to do this movie justice? The plot is about a priest who leaves the church to hunt down the vampires who kidnapped his niece.

Has any one out there actually read priest? If so you would know there wasn't even vampires! He didn't even have a niece! For Christ's sake the comic is about a undead possessed priest who is hunting down the fallen angels behind his death and his beloved's.

Thanks alot hollywood, so glad we are getting another "Wanted."
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10:04PM on 03/31/2009
Bettany rocks in Gangster No.1 !!
Bettany rocks in Gangster No.1 !!
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8:22PM on 03/31/2009
he's ok.
he's ok.
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8:16PM on 03/31/2009

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Fan-fucking-tastic! I've been a Bettany fan since Knight's Tale (so underrated of a movie, seriously...) and I've yet to see him in a bad role. Would have preferred seeing him playing Loki be his launch to the fame he deserves, but that's ok. This will kick ass too.
Fan-fucking-tastic! I've been a Bettany fan since Knight's Tale (so underrated of a movie, seriously...) and I've yet to see him in a bad role. Would have preferred seeing him playing Loki be his launch to the fame he deserves, but that's ok. This will kick ass too.
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6:28PM on 03/31/2009

He should have been the Joker

Spinning off of Silas in "The Da Vinci Code" I think Bettany would have been killer as a quasi-albino Joker with blood-red lips and dark green hair. I never did dig the "Ichi the Killer" scarring and clown make-up.

And I think Bettany could have brought a twisted sense of humanity to the Joker that was lacking from Ledger.

Kind of like what Cox did for Hannibal Lecter in "Manhunter" and Hopkins turned into a cartoon character in "The Silence of the Lambs."
Spinning off of Silas in "The Da Vinci Code" I think Bettany would have been killer as a quasi-albino Joker with blood-red lips and dark green hair. I never did dig the "Ichi the Killer" scarring and clown make-up.

And I think Bettany could have brought a twisted sense of humanity to the Joker that was lacking from Ledger.

Kind of like what Cox did for Hannibal Lecter in "Manhunter" and Hopkins turned into a cartoon character in "The Silence of the Lambs."
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