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October 08, 2003


Not one but two movies based on the life of Alexander are in production. I knew about the Oliver Stone version starring Colin Farrell but only just now learned of the Baz Luhrmann version starring Leonardo di Caprio. It should be interesting to see the two as both directors have particular styles. The Stone picture reportedly co-stars Angelina Jolie and Anthony Hopkins so that is good then.

"I'm in the middle of training," Farrell explained. "I just started about three weeks ago. Lifting weights, jogging, horse riding, working with swords. I'm working with [stunt coordinator] Captain Dale Dye, who's worked with Oliver Stone on six or seven of his movies.

It shows. Someone has been snooping around the set taking pictures of Colin Farrell on horse-back. Conversely, the Baz Luhrmann picture will have Nicole Kidman as Alexander's mother and is to be produced by Dino De Laurentiis. Now that is cheese(cake) goodness.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at October 8, 2003 11:00 AM