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Pearce goes Dark

06.30.2009

Guy Pearce, who has a short but memorable cameo in THE HURT LOCKER, has signed on to star in the upcoming horror flick DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK for Miramax. In the film, Pearce would play a husband (to the previously cast Katie Holmes) and father (to the newly cast Bailee Madison) who discovers his family is sharing their house with a bunch of demons.

Guillermo del Toro co-wrote the script for the film with Matthew Robbins and will produce the film. Troy Nixey, whose praises we have been singing here at JoBlo for years, will make his feature directorial debut on the flick. Filming on DARK is scheduled to take place next month in Australia so del Toro can be nearby while he works on THE HOBBIT.

I know a lot of the press will be snarky comment on Katie Holmes actually acting again, but I'd like to focus on the positives: Guy Pearce getting a leading role. The dude's been criminally underappreciated so it's nice to see him getting his due.

Extra Tidbit: Little Bailee is only 8 years old and already has a fansite. WTF?
Source: THR

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11:27PM on 06/30/2009
can't wait to see Hurt Locker! been a big fan of guy since Memento and Jeremy Renner since Dahmer. first film i saw Crowe in was the Australian film Romper Stomper. awesome flick worth checking out.
can't wait to see Hurt Locker! been a big fan of guy since Memento and Jeremy Renner since Dahmer. first film i saw Crowe in was the Australian film Romper Stomper. awesome flick worth checking out.
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8:25PM on 06/30/2009

Leonard Shelby!

The great thing about Guy is that he is the role he plays. The characters stay etched in mind. Many a time when I see a picture of the guy, my first thought is "This is Leonard Shelby...Hell no! It's Ed Exley...No! No! Whats his name?! Ah Yes, Guy Pearce!"

Kudos bro! keep rocking the scene!
The great thing about Guy is that he is the role he plays. The characters stay etched in mind. Many a time when I see a picture of the guy, my first thought is "This is Leonard Shelby...Hell no! It's Ed Exley...No! No! Whats his name?! Ah Yes, Guy Pearce!"

Kudos bro! keep rocking the scene!
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3:30PM on 06/30/2009

Felicia!

No matter what he's in, I'll always see him as the drag queen in Priscilla Queen of the Desert. :) :P

Seriously though, it's high time Guy got a decent role. A great actor.
No matter what he's in, I'll always see him as the drag queen in Priscilla Queen of the Desert. :) :P

Seriously though, it's high time Guy got a decent role. A great actor.
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2:57PM on 06/30/2009
Jackie,

You have got to be kidding me with the Pierce for Batman comment. What is he like 5'2?
Jackie,

You have got to be kidding me with the Pierce for Batman comment. What is he like 5'2?
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2:57PM on 06/30/2009
Sounds like fun.

I don't know why everyone gives Holmes so much shit for marrying Tom Cruise. An actor's personal life has nothing to do with the quality of their art. Holmes has never impressed but she has also never been asked to stretch her talents. She hasn't sucked up the screen either.

Sidenote: If Katie shows her boobs again I'm there. Sigh. I can be so juvenile sometimes.
Sounds like fun.

I don't know why everyone gives Holmes so much shit for marrying Tom Cruise. An actor's personal life has nothing to do with the quality of their art. Holmes has never impressed but she has also never been asked to stretch her talents. She hasn't sucked up the screen either.

Sidenote: If Katie shows her boobs again I'm there. Sigh. I can be so juvenile sometimes.
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1:34PM on 06/30/2009

The ultimate Actor

Pearce for Green Lantern please
Pearce for Green Lantern please
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12:29PM on 06/30/2009
Guy Pearce for Batman 3. 'Nuff said.
Guy Pearce for Batman 3. 'Nuff said.
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11:52AM on 06/30/2009
Guy Pearce is dope. His australian films especially... the Proposition!

Holmes and Gyllenhall should both vanish
Guy Pearce is dope. His australian films especially... the Proposition!

Holmes and Gyllenhall should both vanish
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11:40AM on 06/30/2009
kdraines hit it right on the head.. Maggie Gyllenhaal still makes me cringe in TDK and I like her. I don't know what the fuck she was trying to do but it failed miserably.

Why the Holmes hate is beyond me.. her uttering "I'm gonna fuck you while I watch you on TV" in Thank You For Smoking made me a fan for life.
kdraines hit it right on the head.. Maggie Gyllenhaal still makes me cringe in TDK and I like her. I don't know what the fuck she was trying to do but it failed miserably.

Why the Holmes hate is beyond me.. her uttering "I'm gonna fuck you while I watch you on TV" in Thank You For Smoking made me a fan for life.
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11:31AM on 06/30/2009

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10:40AM on 06/30/2009

Damn straight

Justed watched "LA Confidential" again. It was the film where I first discovered both Crowe and Pearce. Pearce is brilliant in that one and he's been excellent in all the films I've seen him in since.
Justed watched "LA Confidential" again. It was the film where I first discovered both Crowe and Pearce. Pearce is brilliant in that one and he's been excellent in all the films I've seen him in since.
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9:33AM on 06/30/2009
Excellent for Guy Pearce. Wish Katie Holmes would vanish. From existence.
Excellent for Guy Pearce. Wish Katie Holmes would vanish. From existence.
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