Monday, May 18, 2015

Michael Shannon's Golden Boys

That handsome chap there is the German actor-director Matthias Schweighöfer, who we've devoted several previous gratuitous posts to here at the blog even though we've never really seen him in anything, because duh. That's not entirely true, he was apparently in Valkyrie (because Bryan Singer duh), but otherwise he's only been in German movies that don't make it over here to the US. But he's well-known there anyway! Because duh.

And it looks like he's aiming for the US again - he's signed up to co-star in a movie called The Price alongside Michael Shannon and Noomi Rapace. It's about, and I quote, "a frantic mother of a kidnapped child who realizes that her ex-partner is the instigator and must deal with the fallout when he is double-crossed." The woman directing it seems relatively new, although she did make a movie with Martha Plimpton in 2006, which speaks well of her.

At the same link above it says Michael Shannon's also about to make a movie called State Like Sleep, opposite Rebecca Hall and Ben Foster (another golden-hued thing), which is about "Katherine, who struggles to find the truth about her celebrity husband's double life after he commits suicide." Clearly that equals "Michael Shannon and Ben Foster were lovers," right?

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