Ben Whishaw News
7:55 PM 7/17/2014 by Binh Ngo
Paddington lost his voice last month when Colin Firth, who felt he wasn't right for part, backed out of the movie. British actor Ben Whishaw has been chosen as Firth's replacement, according to Variety.
fb.indiewire.com – “After a period of denial, we’ve chosen ‘conscious uncoupling,’” Colin Firth told Entertainment Weekly last month about his role as the voice of “Paddington” bear for The Weinstein Company’s upcoming live-action adaptation of the beloved children’s story character. The Academy Award winner had voiced the character, but dropped out of production mid-way. 1 week 4 days ago via donnieyen
3:18 PM 4/4/2014 by Jeff Giles
MGM scored a casting coup when they hired Oscar-winner Javier Bardem to play the bad guy in Skyfall, and now it sounds like they're close to pulling off another one with the 24th entry in the well-traveled James Bond franchise: Variety reports that Chiwetel Ejiofor is the frontrunner for the job.
deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: It’s back to the drawing board for a director on the untitled movie about Queen frontman Freddie Mercury that Graham King’s GK Films is making at Sony. King has quietly parted ways with British actor-turned-helmer Dexter Fletcher, who got the job after directing the musical Sunshine On Leith. I’ve heard that the two didn’t see eye to eye on what will be an R rated pic about Mercury, who’ll be played by Ben Whishaw. 19 weeks 4 days ago via brucelee
3:28 PM 3/5/2014 by Binh Ngo
Production of the next James Bond movie is set for October this year, but the script is still being worked on, screenwriter John Logan said. "Right now the first draft is almost done,” Logan told Empire. "I'm terrifically excited about it! I've been working very closely with Sam (Mendes), and it’s been joyous to pick up from our work on Skyfall and just continue on with the storytelling."
rss.feedsportal.com – The Freddie Mercury biopic has been through some choppy development waters as it heads to our screens, with talent both in front of and behind the camera attached and then gone. Now there is a pleasant surprise to report, with word that Sunshine On Leith’s Dexter Fletcher has made a deal to direct, with Ben Whishaw locked in as Mercury. 33 weeks 12 hours ago via jackiechan
feedproxy.google.com – The latest actor to play the James Bond gadget guru officially opened the studio facility's latest stage Dec. 4.LONDON – Ben Whishaw, the latest actor to play the famous Q character in the James Bond franchise, opened the latest state of the art stage facility at U.K. studio facility Pinewood. 33 weeks 5 days ago via donnieyen
theguardian.com – Queen drummer reveals Bond actor is band's preferred choice to play singer, after departure of Sacha Baron Cohen• Sacha Baron Cohen too well-known to play Freddie Mercury, says Brian MayJames Bond star Ben Whishaw is Queen's choice to play Freddie Mercury in the upcoming biopic, according to the band's drummer Roger Taylor. 40 weeks 1 day ago via jackiechan
Ben Whishaw Eyed To Play 'Moby Dick' Author Herman Melville In Ron Howard's 'In The Heart Of The Sea'
fb.indiewire.com – For a moment there, it looked like Ben Whishaw was going to do some tentpole hopping. After appearing last fall as the new Q in "Skyfall," the actor was being eyed for Steven Spielberg's "Robopocalypse"—until the filmmaker put it on hold indefinitely. Well, it was a minor blip for Whishaw, who filmed Terry Gilliam's "The Zero Theorem," which is coming to the Venice Film Festival, and is now being eyed for a part in Ron Howard's next movie. 1 year 1 week ago via donnieyen