“You couldn’t find a more stylized boxer than Sugar Ray Leonard,” Usher said by telephone. “He was an incredible motion guy, the way he moved around the ring, and I think my dancing will make it easier for me to pick up his moves. I’ve been working on familiarizing myself with the ring, sparring and just understanding how to move in the ring.”
Oh sure. Dancing translates to boxing just as well as it does to wrestling. Ask Miguel how that thinking worked out for him.
Will Smith was able to bulk up for his role in Ali. Usher claims he’s been preparing for his role for over a year but still needs to lose 20-25 pounds. He might want to choose some tougher sparring partners.
Duran is the one supposed to say “No mas” not Sugar Ray Leonard.
Edgar Ramirez will play the lead role of Duran. Robert de Niro will play his trainer, Ray Arcel. There’s no word on who will play the other members of Duran’s salsa band Arena Blanca. That’s right. Roberto Duran has a salsa band.
Here’s your random WTF video of the day. Do what the trailer says and hide your mamas. Seriously, do it. Here’s Issac Hayes as starring as Truck Turner, a bounty hunter who don’t take no jive from any turkeys.
It’s always good when we can drop a Big Pun line into a post. Ronaldo sure knows how to pick them. First he gets in trouble for rolling with a gaggle of transvestites and now he’s starring in an Iranian movie.
Ronaldo is set to play himself in an Iranian movie about a Palestine girl who was killed before realizing her dream of meeting him.
Still without a title, the movie is based on the true story of Alneyrab, a 13-year-old girl who dreamed of meeting the soccer star when he visited the Middle East on a humanitarian mission in 2005. She was only able to watch her idol pass through along with his entourage, and later was killed in a conflict in the region.
It’s unclear how they’ll make a whole movie out of this but what Ahmadinejad wants, Ahmadinejad gets. Ronaldo will only appear in a few scenes which will take place in Alneyrab’s dreams. Let’s hope the dreams involve his participation in humanitarian missions as opposed to his nights rolling tranny heavy. The latter might not go over so well in Iran these days.
Hopefully you weren’t forced to sit through the gay Super Bowl on Sunday. Before you get all pissy, we also realize that the NBA All-Star game is the black man’s Super Bowl. We’ll take suggestions on the Asian and Latino Super Bowls.
This is tangentially sports-related but it doesn’t matter. Mickey Rourke’s acceptance speech from the Independent Spirit Awards was phenomenal. Here’s video courtesy of FilmDrunk. Some NSFW language.
If people gave speeches like this more often, I’d pay attention to these Hollywood circle jerks. Fortunately they don’t which means I can dedicate my time to raising fighting koalas and watching movies like Milk, the story about gay cows and their fight for suffrage or something like that. I don’t know how Sean Penn played a cow so well but that’s method acting for you.
It’s official this time. Hollywood really is out of ideas. Will Smith’s kid is starring in a remake of the Karate Kid and now Ridley Scott is directing a movie based on Monopoly. Yes, we’re talking about the board game.
Ridley Scott is officially attached to direct the Hasbro-Universal collaboration, with an eye toward giving it a futuristic sheen along the lines of his iconic “Blade Runner.” Screenwriter Pamela Pettler (“Corpse Bride,” “Monster House”) will shape a narrative out of the iconic real estate game.
This has to be a joke. What story could come out of this board game that would be worth watching for two hours? Now if we’re talking about The Revenge of Uno: Draw Two, I would be interested. Very interested. Apparently the Wild Card scene is amazing. Joe Penny takes over that scene and makes it his. We’re talking borderline NC-17 material shot Zapruder-style. The England Dan and John Ford Coley soundtrack is the shit.
If Hollywood is going to start using board games for inspiration, why not go with Hungry Hungry Hippos? One could go with CGI hippos but why not use real people? Why not use hungry hungry humans like Zack Randolph and Eddy Curry? Add former NBA legends like Charles Barkley, John “Hot Plate” Williams and Oliver Miller and boom. NBA crossover potential. Make it futuristic like Blade Runner or The Running Man. A cross between the board game and Tron. Who cares? It doesn’t matter what it’s about as long as they’re fighting over food for our entertainment.