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Firth is Orwell?

05.19.2009
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George Orwell is perhaps the greatest chronicler of social injustice and totalitarianism in the history of English literature. Novels like "Animal Farm" and "1984" have become cultural benchmarks and his work as a political journalist has helped shed light on the perennially murky. His novel "Homage to Catalonia", a personal account of his experiences and observations in the Spanish Civil War is being adapted for the screen, with Kevin Spacey and Colin Firth set to star.

CATALONIA will be directed by Hugh Hudson, who hasn't directed a major motion picture since I DREAMED OF AFRICA in 2000 and is best known for directing CHARIOTS OF FIRE, which won the Oscar for best picture in 1981. CATALONIA will highlight the relationship between Orwell and Georges Kopp, the engaging commander of the Anarchist brigade, which Orwell joined while fighting Stalinism in Spain. It's still unclear who will play who, but after seeing a photo of Orwell, our money's on Firth as the man with the golden pen. What do you think?
Extra Tidbit: Filming is scheduled to begin in the first half of 2010 in England, Spain and then Buenos Aires, Montevideo and Uruguay.
Source: Variety

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9:18PM on 05/19/2009
I say get John Turturro to play him.
I say get John Turturro to play him.
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4:29PM on 05/19/2009
I see Spacey playing George Orwell.
I see Spacey playing George Orwell.
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1:54PM on 05/19/2009
Label this one "Boring but Important"? I've dug Orwell's writing over the years too. How about Johnny Depp as Orwell in a version of "Burmese Days"?


Label this one "Boring but Important"? I've dug Orwell's writing over the years too. How about Johnny Depp as Orwell in a version of "Burmese Days"?


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1:49PM on 05/19/2009

Ninky nonk

I see Lyle Lovett playing Orwell. That would be cool. NOT WILL SMITH!
I see Lyle Lovett playing Orwell. That would be cool. NOT WILL SMITH!
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11:21AM on 05/19/2009

YES!

Love Orwell, amazing dude, great writer- I want a movie of Down and Out in Paris and London, but Homage to Catalonia will be sweet
Love Orwell, amazing dude, great writer- I want a movie of Down and Out in Paris and London, but Homage to Catalonia will be sweet
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7:02AM on 05/19/2009
Yeah, I see Spacey, too
Yeah, I see Spacey, too
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3:37AM on 05/19/2009

No Way

Spacey will play Orwell. You heard it here first, folks.
Spacey will play Orwell. You heard it here first, folks.
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