Variety reports that Hugh Jackman is no longer in talks to co-star in Cleo, Steven Soderbergh’s 3-D live-action rock’n’roll musical about the last of the Pharaohs. Catherine Zeta-Jones and Ray Winstone are still looking at playing Cleopatra and Julius Caesar, respectively; Jackman would have played Mark Antony.
Bizarre-ancient-movie news of the day, one.
Peter T. Chattaway was the regular film critic for BC Christian News from 1992 to 2011. In addition to his film column, which won multiple awards from the Evangelical Press Association, the Canadian Church Press and the Fellowship of Christian Newspapers, his news and opinion pieces have appeared in such publications as Books & Culture, Christianity Today, Bible Review and the Vancouver Sun. He also contributed essays to the books Re-Viewing The Passion: Mel Gibson’s Film and Its Critics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004) and Scandalizing Jesus?: Kazantzakis’s The Last Temptation of Christ Fifty Years on (Continuum, 2005).