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London Boulevard (Dir. Monahan, 2010, Farrell, Knightley)

Farrell and Knightley To Star In Monahanís Directorial Debut




Variety reports that Colin Farrell and Keira Knightley are set to star in London Boulevard, a crime drama, directed and written by The Departed scribe William Monahan. This Ken Bruen adaptation will mark his first directorial effort. The film is scheduled to shoot this summer in London. Farrell will play a South London criminal who, after release from prison, tries to give up the gangster life by becoming a handyman for a reclusive young actress.
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Re: London Boulevard (Dir. Monahan, 2010, Farrell, Knightley)

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Re: London Boulevard (Dir. Monahan, 2010, Farrell, Knightley)

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I am London Boulevard
I can't believe you said that.
I wanted to.

I like Monahan, even though Body of Lies was no great shakes. And I love Knightley. Let's see what this does.
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This is a great great book. Seek it out if you can. I'm pretty pleased with the casting. But the main female character in the book is much much older thank Knightley. She's not a "young" recluse at all.

http://www.worstpreviews.com/headlin...=11759&count=0
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Re: "London Boulevard" (directing debut from "The Departed" screenwriter)

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Damn you DVDTalk search engine!!!! (waving fist in the air).

And thanks for pointing out the thread PopcornTreeCt. Did you read the book by any chance?
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Re: London Boulevard (Dir. Monahan, 2010, Farrell, Knightley)

Casting news. Thumbs way up that Winstone has joined the cast. But thumbs way way down that this news confirms Knightly will play a character who is at least 60 years old in the book. Something Winstone's character only guessed her at. I'm guessing they won't put Knightly in make up to look 36 years older than her actual age. This really pisses me off. They are fucking up the dynamics of the character and why Winstone has a relationship with her.

Ray Winstone and Keira Knightley are set to play unlikely lovers in a new gangster movie.

The pair has signed to star alongside Colin Farrell and Anna Friel in London Boulevard, The Departed screenwriter William Monahan's directorial debut.

Winstone will play a criminal who is released from prison and becomes romantically involved with a reclusive actress, played by Knightley.

It's not the first time the British pair has shared the big screen - they were co-stars in 2004 film King Arthur.

The new movie will begin shooting in the British capital this summer.
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Re: London Boulevard (Dir. Monahan, 2010, Farrell, Knightley)

FINALLY, a trailer. It opens in the U.K. in three weeks. Here in the U.S. in February. Which means, I'll be able to buy it on DVD from Amazon.co.uk by the time it comes out here

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Re: London Boulevard (Dir. Monahan, 2010, Farrell, Knightley)

I'm not used to seeing Keira Knightley in a movie that takes place in the present.
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Re: London Boulevard (Dir. Monahan, 2010, Farrell, Knightley)

Looks solid.
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Re: London Boulevard (Dir. Monahan, 2010, Farrell, Knightley)

Well, this is depressing. The film is getting TERRIBLE reviews. I just read about a dozen, all negative. The highest rating I saw was 2 out of 5 stars. Two critics even called it a turkey. Damn it. I absolutely loved the book and have been looking forward to this for a year.
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Re: London Boulevard (Dir. Monahan, 2010, Farrell, Knightley)

It's a mess all right. I didn't outright hate it and regret watching it, but I could in no way recommend this film.

There was a certain charm to it, but it's one big string of cliche's like many of the reviews stated. Even with solid(as usual)performances from Farrel and Winstone, and an excellent turn by David Thewlis, it couldn't be saved from the completely inept direction and script.

It had all the right ingredients to work in a general sense, but it's like a flawed film school project with major stars.
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Re: London Boulevard (Dir. Monahan, 2010, Farrell, Knightley)

I don't know if I would call it inept, but it felt like Monahan wasn't able to capitalize on a lot of opportunities that the story presented him. I did like Farrell a lot, as well as Anna Friel. Monahan has a ways to go, though.
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Re: London Boulevard (Dir. Monahan, 2010, Farrell, Knightley)

Bump. This will be available to watch in the U.S. on On Demand starting October 5th. And then it has a November 11th theatrical release date. Almost one year after it was released in the U.K cinemas. Again, not a bad film. Just nothing great. I still beg everyone to read the book!
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Re: London Boulevard (Dir. Monahan, 2010, Farrell, Knightley)

and there's a trailer...I'm game for this.

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