Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas To Me!

Way back at the start of November we heard what David Cronenberg might be up to next: an adaptation of a play called Talking Cure, which is about "the founding fathers of psychoanalysis, Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud, and their parallel relationships with a beautiful patient, Sabina Spielrein." Well it appears - via Slash - that's definitely gonna be DC's next picture, and he's already got the cast, and it's giving me a big ol' grin it is:

"Here’s what Australian distributor Hopscotch Films announced today, on Facebook of all places:

'More LA buys… Hopscotch will release ‘The Talking Cure’ directed by Cronenberg, starring Keira Knightly, Michael Fassbender, Christoph Waltz. A beautiful young woman, driven mad by her past. An ambitious doctor on a mission to succeed. An esteemed mentor with a revolutionary cure. Let the mind games begin…'"

So y'all know I'm not entirely on Team Knightley but I can like her - she was terrific in Sense & Sensibility Pride & Prejudice and I thought she was the only good thing in the later Pirates films. And I really hope I can like her again in Never Let Me Go, Mark Romanek's adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro's fantastic book. So I will allow myself an open mind here, especially since it's Cronenberg we're talking about.

But her outta the way, it's those men that's got me so friggin' excited. Michael Fassbender! Christoph Waltz! Ack! Ack! Ack! Yes yes yes! Basterds in the house! Hell yeah.


Joe Reid said...

She was terrific in Sense and Sensibility, wasn't she?

Jason Adams said...

As much as she usually bugs me, that really is an undeniably terrific performance.

Joe Reid said...

In Sense and Sensibility.

Jason Adams said...

Oh I get it. Right. Riiiiiiiight. HUMPH. Jane Austen can go fuck hersekf, with her This & That titles anyway. Tramp.

Anonymous said...

I am so happy to see Fassbender and Waltz on that list, I can't even word properly to express it!

We can leave the Knightly out in the rain though, she better not pout her way through this movie!

Julia said...

My level of excitement over this news is a testament to how much I love Fassbender and Waltz, because I loathe Keira Knightley and her horrible jaw-acting with the fire of a thousand suns.