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Sam Rockwell IS Bob Fosse and Michelle Williams IS Gwen Verdon!

And Datalounge asplode.

by Anonymousreply 113Last Friday at 4:49 AM

They certainly are not.

by Anonymousreply 107/24/2018

I'll watch Sam Rockwell in anything.

by Anonymousreply 207/24/2018

This will be fun whether it sucks or not.

by Anonymousreply 307/24/2018

Can he dance? Can she? Little detail to consider...

by Anonymousreply 407/24/2018

I love the two of them, but...uh...

by Anonymousreply 507/24/2018

Wow, I'll look forward to this!

by Anonymousreply 607/24/2018

Michelle Williams is so bland.

by Anonymousreply 707/24/2018

Gwen Verdon never translated to film either so it could work.

by Anonymousreply 807/24/2018

A TV show about Fosse and Verdon starring non-dancers?

I don't get it.

by Anonymousreply 907/24/2018

R9 wow you’re clueless

by Anonymousreply 1007/24/2018

A movie about John Glenn and Neil Armstrong starring non-astronauts?

I don't get it.

by Anonymousreply 1107/24/2018

I've always seen her as more of a Joyce Bulifant.

by Anonymousreply 1207/24/2018

Sounds really straight and white.

by Anonymousreply 1307/24/2018
by Anonymousreply 1407/24/2018

I hope Lin doesn't cast himself as Jack Cole.

by Anonymousreply 1507/24/2018

Sorry, but no one will ever top Roy Scheider. He deserved the Oscar for All That Jazz.

by Anonymousreply 1607/24/2018

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 Anonymousreply 1707/24/2018

Gwen Verdon? Really?

by Anonymousreply 1807/24/2018

Well, they can use her dance double from The Greatest Showman.

by Anonymousreply 1907/24/2018

Margot Robbie played a world champion figure skater.

Jeeze some of you act like you've never seen a movie before.

by Anonymousreply 2007/24/2018

She danced her way into Heath Ledger's heart.

by Anonymousreply 2107/24/2018

Here are Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon from Damn Yankees.

by Anonymousreply 2207/24/2018

Oh fer chrissakes. They'll just dub their feet.

by Anonymousreply 2307/24/2018

Michelle danced in Cabaret on Broadway in 2014.

by Anonymousreply 2407/24/2018

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 Anonymousreply 2507/24/2018

Williams is one of the most overrated actresses in Hollywood. No clue how she keeps getting roles in prestige pictures.

by Anonymousreply 2607/24/2018

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 Anonymousreply 2707/24/2018

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 Anonymousreply 2807/24/2018

[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 Anonymousreply 2907/24/2018

Will they discuss this in the series?

by Anonymousreply 3007/25/2018

He may be goofy as hell, but he can dance

by Anonymousreply 3107/25/2018

I'm quite surprised they didn't cast noted terpsichorean Elaine Benes as Gwen.

by Anonymousreply 3207/25/2018

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 Anonymousreply 3307/25/2018

R21 lol

by Anonymousreply 3407/25/2018

"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 Anonymousreply 3507/25/2018

ALL THAT JAZZ was too much for me. I was expecting something different - having loved CABARET - but it was too depressing and disjointed.

by Anonymousreply 3607/25/2018

Michelle Williams to once again add her appalling lack of charisma to another work.

by Anonymousreply 3707/25/2018

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 Anonymousreply 3807/25/2018

God I dislike this actress, for just these reasons...boring, bland, no glamour.

by Anonymousreply 3907/25/2018

R39, then she's perfect for Verdon.

by Anonymousreply 4007/25/2018

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 Anonymousreply 4107/26/2018

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 Anonymousreply 4211/19/2018

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 Anonymousreply 4311/19/2018

[quote]Nate Corddry (For All Mankind) as Neil Simon


by Anonymousreply 4411/19/2018

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 Anonymousreply 4511/19/2018

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 Anonymousreply 4611/23/2018

I wonder if Busy Phillips is one of Michelle's secret fuck buddies.

by Anonymousreply 4711/23/2018

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 Anonymousreply 4811/24/2018

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 Anonymousreply 4911/24/2018

But does this bitch have what it takes to recreate the creme brûlée scene.

by Anonymousreply 5011/24/2018


by Anonymousreply 5101/06/2019

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 Anonymousreply 5201/06/2019

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 Anonymousreply 5301/06/2019

Jeez, R51, that promo makes it look like a remake of "All That Jazz".

by Anonymousreply 5401/06/2019

Most female dancers, like gymnasts, were not tall.

by Anonymousreply 5501/06/2019

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 Anonymousreply 5601/06/2019

R56, they weren't dancers, they were showgirls. Big difference.

by Anonymousreply 5701/06/2019

Ann Miller was tall for a dancer.

by Anonymousreply 5801/06/2019

Those were showgirls. Not dancers any where near the caliber of Gwen Verdon.

by Anonymousreply 5901/06/2019

[quote] Those were showgirls. Not dancers any where near the caliber of Gwen Verdon.


by Anonymousreply 6001/06/2019

Did Sam Rockwell ever get married? I used to be convinced he was gay.

by Anonymousreply 6101/06/2019

Have they hired anyone yet to play me?

by Anonymousreply 6201/06/2019

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 Anonymousreply 6301/06/2019

[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 Anonymousreply 6401/06/2019

Here's the teaser again. The one above would not play for me.

by Anonymousreply 6501/07/2019

It's not about height R52, but about proportion.

by Anonymousreply 6601/07/2019

R65, love that teaser.

by Anonymousreply 6701/07/2019

me, too

by Anonymousreply 6801/07/2019

To premiere April 9

by Anonymousreply 6901/23/2019

Michelle looks amazing

by Anonymousreply 7002/24/2019

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.

The fuck?

by Anonymousreply 7102/24/2019

Poor Michelle. She really looks like Gwen. This is what she has to look forward to.

by Anonymousreply 7202/24/2019

I'd watch Michelle Williams read the telephone book and I'm even unlisted! I saw the trailer and it looks great!

by Anonymousreply 7302/24/2019

Williams is wonderful. Always enjoy her.

I loved her in Blue Valentine

by Anonymousreply 7402/24/2019

Sam Rockwell with his top off makes me tingle, down there.

by Anonymousreply 7502/24/2019

Here's your LIZA!!

by Anonymousreply 7602/26/2019

I hope it lives up to that trailer!

by Anonymousreply 7702/26/2019

He awesome in "Vice". They should have expanded his role, called it "Mission Accomplished" and had him co-star with Bale.

by Anonymousreply 7802/26/2019

They are - if Barbra Streisand IS Hud!

by Anonymousreply 7902/26/2019

New trailer

by Anonymousreply 8002/28/2019

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 Anonymousreply 8102/28/2019

Heavily medicated. She's a pill addict. Never mind the ten pounds of weed she smokes every day.

by Anonymousreply 8202/28/2019

Whoever's playing Liza looks pretty good.

by Anonymousreply 8302/28/2019

r24 how was it? Is she any good?

by Anonymousreply 8402/28/2019

Her wig looks awful

by Anonymousreply 8502/28/2019


by Anonymousreply 8603/12/2019


by Anonymousreply 8703/12/2019

I am so not interested.

by Anonymousreply 8803/12/2019

And then there's Ann.

by Anonymousreply 8903/12/2019

She was great as Marilyn Monroe and he nailed Chuck Barris.

by Anonymousreply 9003/12/2019

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 Anonymousreply 9103/14/2019

It wraps on the 25th.

by Anonymousreply 9203/14/2019

Variety review.

by Anonymousreply 9303/14/2019

I never even finished Michelle Williams' Marilyn Monroe movie, it was so boring.

by Anonymousreply 9403/14/2019

Waaaa! I'm Marilyn Monroe, a woman-baby who can't handle the tiniest criticism without bursting into tears.

by Anonymousreply 9503/14/2019

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 Anonymousreply 9603/14/2019

Since Nicole Fosse is one of the executive producers, I doubt such issues will be included.

by Anonymousreply 9703/14/2019

Revisionism, just like 'Bohemian Rhapsody.'

by Anonymousreply 9803/14/2019

Unless she is in a Daddy Dearest mood.

by Anonymousreply 9903/14/2019

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 Anonymousreply 10003/14/2019

I never understood why the hot male dancer, following “Take Off With Us,” looked lustfully at the composer, who was a dweeb.

by Anonymousreply 10103/14/2019

I thought he was looking at a producer. Reason could be ambition, or there's no accounting for taste.

by Anonymousreply 10203/14/2019

No, the guy he was looking at, the one usung breath spray, was the composer.

by Anonymousreply 10303/14/2019

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 Anonymousreply 10403/14/2019

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 Anonymousreply 10503/14/2019

Sam used to have the hottest ass in Hollywood.

by Anonymousreply 10603/14/2019

How are they going to deal with Fosee in metoo era? He was self admitted king of casting couch.

by Anonymousreply 10703/14/2019

Complain all you want about the particulars of this, but I for one can't wait to see it!

by Anonymousreply 10803/14/2019

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 Anonymousreply 10903/14/2019

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 Anonymousreply 11003/14/2019

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 Anonymousreply 111Last Friday at 3:57 AM

michelle Williams ruins every movie she touches down in.

miss misery and glooooom.

by Anonymousreply 112Last Friday at 4:38 AM

I want to watch this. Sam Rockwell is totally doable.

by Anonymousreply 113Last Friday at 4:49 AM
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