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Sam Rockwell IS Bob Fosse and Michelle Williams IS Gwen Verdon!
|by Anonymous||reply 113||Last Friday at 4:49 AM|
They certainly are not.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||07/24/2018|
I'll watch Sam Rockwell in anything.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||07/24/2018|
This will be fun whether it sucks or not.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||07/24/2018|
Can he dance? Can she? Little detail to consider...
|by Anonymous||reply 4||07/24/2018|
I love the two of them, but...uh...
|by Anonymous||reply 5||07/24/2018|
Wow, I'll look forward to this!
|by Anonymous||reply 6||07/24/2018|
Michelle Williams is so bland.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||07/24/2018|
Gwen Verdon never translated to film either so it could work.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||07/24/2018|
A TV show about Fosse and Verdon starring non-dancers?
I don't get it.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||07/24/2018|
R9 wow you’re clueless
|by Anonymous||reply 10||07/24/2018|
A movie about John Glenn and Neil Armstrong starring non-astronauts?
I don't get it.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||07/24/2018|
I've always seen her as more of a Joyce Bulifant.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||07/24/2018|
Sounds really straight and white.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||07/24/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 14||07/24/2018|
I hope Lin doesn't cast himself as Jack Cole.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||07/24/2018|
Sorry, but no one will ever top Roy Scheider. He deserved the Oscar for All That Jazz.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||07/24/2018|
Sure, R10, Rockwell will have no trouble with this sort of thing.
And what about Williams, has she ever danced a step in her life?
|by Anonymous||reply 17||07/24/2018|
Gwen Verdon? Really?
|by Anonymous||reply 18||07/24/2018|
Well, they can use her dance double from The Greatest Showman.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||07/24/2018|
Margot Robbie played a world champion figure skater.
Jeeze some of you act like you've never seen a movie before.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||07/24/2018|
She danced her way into Heath Ledger's heart.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||07/24/2018|
Here are Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon from Damn Yankees.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||07/24/2018|
Oh fer chrissakes. They'll just dub their feet.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||07/24/2018|
Michelle danced in Cabaret on Broadway in 2014.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||07/24/2018|
I just wonder why a series. I mean, they worked, he fucked everything that moved, they separated, he died. Everyone who knows who they are knows that.
So where's enough material for a TV series?
|by Anonymous||reply 25||07/24/2018|
Williams is one of the most overrated actresses in Hollywood. No clue how she keeps getting roles in prestige pictures.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||07/24/2018|
I have no idea who either of them is but she must be one hell of a dancer if she's going to play Verdon, one of the best B'way dancers ever, not much of a singer but man could she dance. It was an honor to see her in person with several shows.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||07/24/2018|
I think there is plenty for a series, mostly because Verdon remained in Fosse's life and work after he moved on romantically to other women. Remember she was with him when he died, consulting on a revival of Sweet, Charity.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||07/24/2018|
[quote]Sorry, but no one will ever top Roy Scheider. He deserved the Oscar for All That Jazz.
Agreed but if they’re gonna do this, Rockwell’s a great choice.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||07/24/2018|
Will they discuss this in the series?
|by Anonymous||reply 30||07/25/2018|
He may be goofy as hell, but he can dance
|by Anonymous||reply 31||07/25/2018|
I'm quite surprised they didn't cast noted terpsichorean Elaine Benes as Gwen.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||07/25/2018|
Everytime I see Elaine do that I lose it. What a funny woman.
I like Rockwell well enough, but there sure isn't much variety in his moves.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||07/25/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 34||07/25/2018|
"Sorry, but no one will ever top Roy Scheider. He deserved the Oscar for All That Jazz."
Agreed, he was incredible and was nominated, but the damn fool AMPAS voters didn't appreciate what they were seeing.
And it must have been a very strange experience for him, he was essentially playing the man who was directing his performance, but doing whatever screen actors do to make the director's emotional life work for the screen. Someone once asked why Fosse didn't play himself, because it was his life and experiences up there, and I said that he wasn't the kind of actor who could make his life into an Oscar-level performance, and Scheider was. It must have felt so incestuous.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||07/25/2018|
ALL THAT JAZZ was too much for me. I was expecting something different - having loved CABARET - but it was too depressing and disjointed.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||07/25/2018|
Michelle Williams to once again add her appalling lack of charisma to another work.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||07/25/2018|
Well, at least it’s being shot in NY and not fucking Toronto or Atlanta. A friend who works in wardrobe confirmed that today.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||07/25/2018|
God I dislike this actress, for just these reasons...boring, bland, no glamour.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||07/25/2018|
R39, then she's perfect for Verdon.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||07/25/2018|
This is soooooooooo odd.
5 months ago Michelle allowed herself to be photographed on a beach with the man-hunk Andrew Youmans and leaked that he was her rumored fiancee.
Now today she's married to Phil Everlum and calling him the love of her life!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
This doesn't smell right. Something is off about this whole charade.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||07/26/2018|
Joining previously announced Rockwell and Williams as series regulars are Tony winner
Norbert Leo Butz (Bloodline) as Paddy Chayefsky
Margaret Qualley (Novitiate) as Ann Reinking
Evan Handler (The People v. O.J. Simpson) as Hal Prince
Aya Cash (You’re The Worst) as Joan Simon
Nate Corddry (For All Mankind) as Neil Simon
Susan Misner (Jack Ryan) as Joan McCracken
Bianca Marroquin (Chicago) as Chita Rivera
Kelli Barrett (The Punisher) as Liza Minnelli
Rick Holmes (The Post) as Fred Weaver
Paul Reiser (There’s… Johnny!) as Cy Feuer
Ethan Slater (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) as Joel Grey
Byron Jennings (Lincoln) as George Abbott
Laura Osnes (Elementary) as Shirley MacLaine.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||11/19/2018|
Michelle "you call it pixie cut i call it dyke cut" Williams who lives in Brooklyn which was recently voted the center of the lesbian universe .... she's GAY?
Yes is the answer.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||11/19/2018|
[quote]Nate Corddry (For All Mankind) as Neil Simon
|by Anonymous||reply 44||11/19/2018|
I've dutifully watched all the Sam Rockwell dancing clips in this thread, and I'm underwhelmed. He dances like a more flexible Ellen DeGeneres. I know people like him in real life: They have one set of moves that they've perfected for parties and wedding receptions. That's not the same thing as having the decades of training, the technique, and the control of a legitimate dancer.
When I see headlines like this, I feel sorry for all of the unknown actors out there who also happen to be trained dancers, and would kill for a break like this. Perhaps there aren't many of them in L.A., but surely they wouldn't be hard for a casting director to track down in New York.
Finally, W&W to R32 for use of the word "terpsichorean."
|by Anonymous||reply 45||11/19/2018|
this is DLers' wet dream, and it Will have negative ratings since the old bitches on here are the only ones interested in Fosse and his Wife. when i read the title of the series i hoped this was the new Feud season but no...
|by Anonymous||reply 46||11/23/2018|
I wonder if Busy Phillips is one of Michelle's secret fuck buddies.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||11/23/2018|
Good god I pray they are!!!!!
I'm not sold on Michelle being straight. Her "relationships" are very suspect. Saffron Foer for years (despite not one picture of them), then that financier who she had fake pics taken on a beach a few months ago with an engagement ring, and now she says she's married to some unknown hipster rockstar from Oregon???
Fuckking odd. Yep, she's a dyke.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||11/24/2018|
r45 One set of moves is one set more than Roy Scheider had, and he was still phenomenal on All That Jazz. They'll do quick cutaways. Sam Rockwell will be fine.
Evan Handler as Hal Prince and Ethan Slater as Joel Grey seem spot on.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||11/24/2018|
But does this bitch have what it takes to recreate the creme brûlée scene.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||11/24/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 51||01/06/2019|
Just saw the preview on the Golden Globes and my first thought was how can Michelle be tall enough to play a dancer? Well I looked up her and Gwen’s height and they were both 5’4”. How the hell did Gwen make it as a Broadway dancer at that height?
|by Anonymous||reply 52||01/06/2019|
R52, female dancers can't be too tall, or they'd tower over too many potential partners. So most dancers are of average height or shorter, but they're so thin that they have the elongated proportions of models.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||01/06/2019|
Jeez, R51, that promo makes it look like a remake of "All That Jazz".
|by Anonymous||reply 54||01/06/2019|
Most female dancers, like gymnasts, were not tall.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||01/06/2019|
R53, I spent the 80s in Las Vegas and they were statuesque. You would go to the produce department at the grocery store and they would be standing around buying lettuces and looking like Amazons!
|by Anonymous||reply 56||01/06/2019|
R56, they weren't dancers, they were showgirls. Big difference.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||01/06/2019|
Ann Miller was tall for a dancer.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||01/06/2019|
Those were showgirls. Not dancers any where near the caliber of Gwen Verdon.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||01/06/2019|
[quote] Those were showgirls. Not dancers any where near the caliber of Gwen Verdon.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||01/06/2019|
Did Sam Rockwell ever get married? I used to be convinced he was gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||01/06/2019|
Have they hired anyone yet to play me?
|by Anonymous||reply 62||01/06/2019|
Fosse and Verdon were two giant talents and the fact that they had a relationship and were married makes them even more intriguing (to me). I will very much want to see this.
I think Rockwell and Williams are decent enough actors to make it interesting.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||01/06/2019|
[quote]Did Sam Rockwell ever get married? I used to be convinced he was gay.
He's with Leslie Bibb. I don't think they're married though.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||01/06/2019|
Here's the teaser again. The one above would not play for me.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||01/07/2019|
It's not about height R52, but about proportion.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||01/07/2019|
R65, love that teaser.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||01/07/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 68||01/07/2019|
To premiere April 9
|by Anonymous||reply 69||01/23/2019|
Michelle looks amazing
|by Anonymous||reply 70||02/24/2019|
Can someone explain Michelle Williams to me? She was rumored to have been dating Jon Safron Foer for years but oddly not ONE SINGLE photo of them together exists in paparazzi heavy brooklyn or nyc in general. Then she was photographed on an island with some financier and she was wearing a huge diamond ring.
Three months later she announces in public interview -- something she never does --- that she's actually married to some granola rock star that nobody has ever heard of called Phil Everloom.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||02/24/2019|
Poor Michelle. She really looks like Gwen. This is what she has to look forward to.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||02/24/2019|
I'd watch Michelle Williams read the telephone book and I'm even unlisted! I saw the trailer and it looks great!
|by Anonymous||reply 73||02/24/2019|
Williams is wonderful. Always enjoy her.
I loved her in Blue Valentine
|by Anonymous||reply 74||02/24/2019|
Sam Rockwell with his top off makes me tingle, down there.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||02/24/2019|
Here's your LIZA!!
|by Anonymous||reply 76||02/26/2019|
I hope it lives up to that trailer!
|by Anonymous||reply 77||02/26/2019|
He awesome in "Vice". They should have expanded his role, called it "Mission Accomplished" and had him co-star with Bale.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||02/26/2019|
They are - if Barbra Streisand IS Hud!
|by Anonymous||reply 79||02/26/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 80||02/28/2019|
I don't get Michelle Williams - she has the deadest eyes that I've ever seen. Her expression never seems to change - smiling just involves showing her teeth, no life behind it.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||02/28/2019|
Heavily medicated. She's a pill addict. Never mind the ten pounds of weed she smokes every day.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||02/28/2019|
Whoever's playing Liza looks pretty good.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||02/28/2019|
r24 how was it? Is she any good?
|by Anonymous||reply 84||02/28/2019|
Her wig looks awful
|by Anonymous||reply 85||02/28/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 86||03/12/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 87||03/12/2019|
I am so not interested.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||03/12/2019|
And then there's Ann.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||03/12/2019|
She was great as Marilyn Monroe and he nailed Chuck Barris.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||03/12/2019|
Hollywood Reporter review:
Through the first two episodes, out of eight, sent to critics, Fosse/Verdon feels like a more restrictive thing. If you're familiar with Fosse's choreography — obligatory "jazz hands!" jokes need not apply — and the who's who of '60s and '70s Broadway and can sing along to the entirety of Sweet Charity and Cabaret and Damn Yankees, there's a lot to enjoy here, starting with Rockwell and Williams. Beyond that, however, the early installments of Fosse/Verdon lean way too heavily on familiar genre tropes relating to self-destructive geniuses and the long-suffering women who love them. The love story of Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon should open up as something bigger than just another well-cast prestige TV antihero saga. So far, it hasn't.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||03/14/2019|
It wraps on the 25th.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||03/14/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 93||03/14/2019|
I never even finished Michelle Williams' Marilyn Monroe movie, it was so boring.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||03/14/2019|
Waaaa! I'm Marilyn Monroe, a woman-baby who can't handle the tiniest criticism without bursting into tears.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||03/14/2019|
Will Fosse's legacy ever be changed by his sexual harassment and near rapes? Jennifer Nairn Smith relates how he attempted to rape her before she kneed him in the balls.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||03/14/2019|
Since Nicole Fosse is one of the executive producers, I doubt such issues will be included.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||03/14/2019|
Revisionism, just like 'Bohemian Rhapsody.'
|by Anonymous||reply 98||03/14/2019|
Unless she is in a Daddy Dearest mood.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||03/14/2019|
They have 3 actors playing Nicole! I hope they recreate her famous moment from All That Jazz - "Can you do that somewhere else please?!"
|by Anonymous||reply 100||03/14/2019|
I never understood why the hot male dancer, following “Take Off With Us,” looked lustfully at the composer, who was a dweeb.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||03/14/2019|
I thought he was looking at a producer. Reason could be ambition, or there's no accounting for taste.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||03/14/2019|
No, the guy he was looking at, the one usung breath spray, was the composer.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||03/14/2019|
R103, you're totally wrong. The guy is one of the assistants to the producer. I don't know who Fosse modeled him on but he's often seen doing things like combing his hair. I don't think he has any lines in the film. The composer is based on Fred Ebb, which is obvious.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||03/14/2019|
No, R104, YOU’RE totally wrong. The dancer is looking at Ted Christopher, played by Robert Hitt. He’s the composer. Anthony Holland played the lyricist, clearly based on lyricist Fred Ebb. Watch the damn sequence again.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||03/14/2019|
Sam used to have the hottest ass in Hollywood.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||03/14/2019|
How are they going to deal with Fosee in metoo era? He was self admitted king of casting couch.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||03/14/2019|
Complain all you want about the particulars of this, but I for one can't wait to see it!
|by Anonymous||reply 108||03/14/2019|
R103, how is he the composer? He's never seen doing a single thing in the movie. Why is the Fred Ebb icon doing all the piano playing?
|by Anonymous||reply 109||03/14/2019|
Interesting that Rockwell seems like such an "aw-shucks" nice-guy, and yet he generally (with a few exceptions) plays scumbag roles. He's talented at some kind of acting, it's just hard to say which kind exactly.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||03/14/2019|
I had another look at All That Jazz. Ted Christopher does have some lines in the film but in the scene where he watches Paul sing "Take Off With Us" it seems to me that he is not the composer.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||Last Friday at 3:57 AM|
michelle Williams ruins every movie she touches down in.
miss misery and glooooom.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||Last Friday at 4:38 AM|
I want to watch this. Sam Rockwell is totally doable.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||Last Friday at 4:49 AM|