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"Creation": Biopic on Darwin w/ Paul Bettany & Jennifer Connelly

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Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly are set to star in Creation, a film based on the life of On the Origin of Species author Charles Darwin. Bettany will play Darwin and Connelly will play his wife and cousin, Emma; the film will explore the relationship between the two as Darwin’s beliefs began to cause friction with Emma’s Anglicanism. Creation will be directed by Jon Amiel and produced by Jeremy Thomas with a script by John Collee. Between the three of them, there is some pretty amazing pedigree here, from The Last Emperor all the way to Master and Commander. Filming is scheduled to start later this month in England.
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I liked it better when Bettany played Darwin in Master & Commander.
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Looking forward to it. I'm sure this will ruffle a few feathers for sure.
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Damn, I was hoping Connelly would play Darwin.
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According to IMDB (not the most reliable source, I know), Joseph Fiennes and Rosamund Pike are replacing Bettany and Connelly.

I haven't seen anything Pike has done, so I don't know if this is good or not.
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Originally Posted by Drexl View Post
According to IMDB (not the most reliable source, I know), Joseph Fiennes and Rosamund Pike are replacing Bettany and Connelly.

I haven't seen anything Pike has done, so I don't know if this is good or not.
That's disappointing. I always liked Ralph better.
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Re: "Creation": Biopic on Darwin w/ Paul Bettany & Jennifer Connelly

Originally Posted by Drexl
According to IMDB (not the most reliable source, I know), Joseph Fiennes and Rosamund Pike are replacing Bettany and Connelly.
According to the film's official website, Bettany and Connelly are still on.
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Re: "Creation": Biopic on Darwin w/ Paul Bettany & Jennifer Connelly

Originally Posted by NoirFan View Post
According to the film's official website, Bettany and Connelly are still on.
Well, here's why they got it wrong. It was a different movie: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1300857/
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Re: "Creation": Biopic on Darwin w/ Paul Bettany & Jennifer Connelly

And the people with nothing better to do have already started making their misspelled protest signs.
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Re: "Creation": Biopic on Darwin w/ Paul Bettany & Jennifer Connelly

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And the people with nothing better to do have already started making their misspelled protest signs.


Looking forward to this movie, and yes, the protesting should prove just as entertaining...
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Re: "Creation": Biopic on Darwin w/ Paul Bettany & Jennifer Connelly

This film should just make itself... doesn't need anyone to create it.
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Re: "Creation": Biopic on Darwin w/ Paul Bettany & Jennifer Connelly

I hope they give equal time to alternate points of view, but this being made by the Hollywood Left I'm not anticipating fair coverage of the subject.
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Re: "Creation": Biopic on Darwin w/ Paul Bettany & Jennifer Connelly

Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
I hope they give equal time to alternate points of view, but this being made by the Hollywood Left I'm not anticipating fair coverage of the subject.
Like the rumor that Darwin's "discovery" was the result of a shipboard fever dream? Or that the entire trip was a big hoax that served as inspiration for the Piltdown Man? Or that Martians led by satan twisted the beaks of island-bound birds and ran around salting the earthen strata with funny bones?

Seriously, what alternate views are you talking about with respect to Darwin and his biography? As opposed to the creationist controversy in general.
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Re: "Creation": Biopic on Darwin w/ Paul Bettany & Jennifer Connelly

Originally Posted by meshershark View Post
Like the rumor that Darwin's "discovery" was the result of a shipboard fever dream? Or that the entire trip was a big hoax that served as inspiration for the Piltdown Man? Or that Martians led by satan twisted the beaks of island-bound birds and ran around salting the earthen strata with funny bones?

Seriously, what alternate views are you talking about with respect to Darwin and his biography? As opposed to the creationist controversy in general.
You picked the wrong post to answer. You should have answered Artman. One of those guys was kidding and one was serious although they may have seemed the opposite if you don't know the context.
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Re: "Creation": Biopic on Darwin w/ Paul Bettany & Jennifer Connelly

If it's done well this would be a fantastic movie.

I'll be amazed if things like: him leading bible study and prayer meetings on the Beagle, stuff like that is covered. The man who funded his trip on the boat and was arguably the largest influence on Darwin's life. The real impact of his daughter's death on his worldview in whole. etc.

I'll definitely check it out, but I expect to be disappointed.
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Re: "Creation": Biopic on Darwin w/ Paul Bettany & Jennifer Connelly

Wow hollywood running real thin on ideas I would guess, but Darwin a movie why?

What's next a film about this guy!



Or better yet how about the MAN!

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Re: "Creation": Biopic on Darwin w/ Paul Bettany & Jennifer Connelly

Originally Posted by cranberries fan View Post
Wow hollywood running real thin on ideas I would guess, but Darwin a movie why?
Yeah, what we really need are more movies about religions, prophets, preachers and "miracles". The fantasy shelves at our video stores just don't have enough stuff on them to pick from these days!

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Re: "Creation": Biopic on Darwin w/ Paul Bettany & Jennifer Connelly

Originally Posted by meshershark View Post
Seriously, what alternate views are you talking about with respect to Darwin and his biography?
I think he's being facetious.
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Looking forward to it. I'm sure this will ruffle a few feathers for sure.
Oscars for sure.
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Re: "Creation": Biopic on Darwin w/ Paul Bettany & Jennifer Connelly

Will this even be released to U.S. theaters?

(That the excellent series of BBC documentaries created for the Darwin 200 celebration are not even being broadcast on TV here doesn't give me much hope.)
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Re: "Creation": Biopic on Darwin w/ Paul Bettany & Jennifer Connelly

Looks interesting, but I doubt this will be a "must see" for me in theaters
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Re: "Creation": Biopic on Darwin w/ Paul Bettany & Jennifer Connelly

This will open the Toronto International Film Festival.
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Re: "Creation": Biopic on Darwin w/ Paul Bettany & Jennifer Connelly

The UK PAL DVD is available now: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Creation-DVD...3919731&sr=1-1

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Re: "Creation": Biopic on Darwin w/ Paul Bettany & Jennifer Connelly

Does it suck?

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