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Jul 28th
08:57 pm
THR mentions the Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud  
2009 has not been a great year for Universal Studios, so The Hollywood Reporter just released an article discussing the studio's business strategies and prospects for the next couple of years.

The relevant part to us:

There is optimism on the romance front with the Zac Efron-toplined "Charlie St. Cloud," which is set for a release next year. For some, the movie conjures up comparisons to such hits as the "Ghost" and "The Notebook," and studio execs hope the weepie brings some joy back to Universal City.


My thoughts to Universal/Burr/Zac/et al.:

The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud has the potential to be a beautiful, heart-wrenching movie, please try not to fuck it up with pop culture references.

And make sure Zac looks like ------------------------>

And if you are unhappy with leaks, just put a stop to them. Loose lips sink ships, bbs and I'm not talking about the Querencia.

ETA: Tess's casting has hit the trades, finally:

Actress sees 'St. Cloud' formation
Amanda Crew to star opposite Zac Efron in adaptation

Amanda Crew has signed to star opposite Zac Efron in "Charlie St. Cloud," Universal's supernatural romantic drama that's being directed by Burr Steers. Marc Platt is producing.

An adaptation of the Ben Sherwood novel, the story centers on a cemetery caretaker (Efron) who has weekly meetings with his younger brother, whose accidental death he blames on himself. He meets a young woman (Crew) believed to be missing in a sailing accident and begins a romantic relationship with her but soon wonders if she is an apparition on the way to the next life.

Steers rewrote the screenplay's most recent draft by Lewis Colick.

Universal's Donna Langley, Kristin Lowe and Anikah McLaren are overseeing the project for the studio.

Crew, repped by IFA Talent Agency and Play Management, starred in the recent comedy "Sex Drive" and appeared in the horror hit "The Haunting in Connecticut."

Mood: rushedrushed
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jessica3311jessica3311 on July 29th, 2009 03:56 am (UTC)
omg i fucking LOVE ur icon...like seriously LMAO!
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jessica3311: 17Jessjessica3311 on July 29th, 2009 06:39 am (UTC)
I can't make icons to save my life LOL idk I would have to look and see if I can figure out who made them LOL
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jessica3311: WLjessica3311 on July 29th, 2009 06:48 am (UTC)
Steal whatever u want. I love to share the zac love....and his tongue is my weakness I just saved like 5 caps from 17 Again when u see it :S


By the way i love all ur Zac icons u made. :D
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hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on July 29th, 2009 04:48 am (UTC)
idk, it seems real. he's twitpic'ed stuff that seems legit. but i'm always doubtful until i see a video of them saying it's real.
jessica3311: Detailsjessica3311 on July 29th, 2009 03:57 am (UTC)
Troll St. Trollglamour_addict on July 29th, 2009 05:04 am (UTC)

very specific bit of wardrobe, but i suppose costume buyers pull from anyone and anything.

This is Charlie present day wardrobe, yes?
bettybaby63bettybaby63 on July 29th, 2009 04:21 am (UTC)
well the universal blurb suggests a lot will be riding on zac......

that can be both good and bad????

and i think dylan ended up making his twitter private....i think one of you girls here actually posted that!
Troll St. Trollglamour_addict on July 29th, 2009 05:05 am (UTC)
a lot was riding on him for 17 Again as well. If the movie wasn't a success and/or number 1, it would have fallen on his shoulders.

Troll St. Trollglamour_addict on July 29th, 2009 05:09 am (UTC)
because MAOW is an indie and the demo is so specific, the pressure isn't as great.

If MAOW opens small and builds audience and screens it will be a success. It doesnt have to be a huge BO smash.

I wish we had more MAOW news.
wild at heart: ( ze ) ` losing sleep `jukeboxblues on July 29th, 2009 05:07 am (UTC)
I'm happy for him, but I can't help the fact that the more I hear about this, the more angry I get about the film industry consistently fucking over an authors work. It annoys me more and more with each book that gets made into a film. I can not understand how authors allow this shit to take place, money clearly means more to people that artistic integrity.

jessica3311: Mike & Scarlettjessica3311 on July 29th, 2009 06:41 am (UTC)
HQ caps of 17 Again....im in heaven LOL


I just spent an hr saving waaaaaay to many caps and Im falling alseep LOL
elena_claytonelena_clayton on July 29th, 2009 07:12 am (UTC)
I honestly didn't think St Cloud would get this much attention. I thought it would be more like an Indie type film rather than a BO mainstream romantic drama. The main character is a caretaker, for crying out loud! I'm glad it is, though. I loved the book. And I'm just a tiny little bit partial to Zac.

I want more MAOW news too! Come on Linklater - pull some weight already!

jessica3311jessica3311 on July 29th, 2009 01:24 pm (UTC)
im surprised how much buzz their giving it already since so far Zac is the only big main stream celeb but Im excited none the less :D
jessica3311: Bungeejessica3311 on July 29th, 2009 01:25 pm (UTC)

Disgusting is such a strong word....LOL. I mean i get it he's like a brother & he did look 12 when he was on TSL but idk LOL I can never use Zac & disgusting in the same sentence LOL

Edited at 2009-07-29 01:26 pm (UTC)
Isabelabelaserpa on July 29th, 2009 03:11 pm (UTC)

the pictures that were on People's early look on MAOW are in better quality on this site.
sorry, if it was posted..
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on July 29th, 2009 03:23 pm (UTC)
yeah i just posted it but thanks :) i was excited about the pics but it also has a uk release date listed which is awesome too.
Isabelabelaserpa on July 29th, 2009 03:56 pm (UTC)
I just saw it..
I hope there is a Us release and maybe a Brazil release..can't wait to watch that movie!