Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Matthias Schoenaerts Real Fake News

While we wait impatiently to see beloved Belgian beefcake Matthias Schoenaerts tackle the iconic role of the gunslinger Django (originally given gorgeous life by Franco Nero) in a series hitting UK's SkyTV sometime this year (here's the trailer), here is some new news on his next project to get us by -- he's re-teaming with his Bullhead and The Racer and the Jailbird director Michaël R. Roskam to make a movie called Le Faux Soir (which translates to "The Fake Evening"), a retelling of a true-life tale from WWII "when the Belgian resistance secretly produced a spoof version of the country’s leading newspaper, Le Soir, which had become a propaganda tool of the occupying Nazi forces." (thx Mac) It's reminding me a little bit of Paul Verhoeven's Black Book, but probably just because...

... that movie was the first place I ever noticed Matthias. But also he was playing a resistance fighter in WWII, so. God I need to watch Black Book again, it's been a little while. What a perfect goddamned movie Black Book is. Anyway it's a little hypocritical of me to say that Matthias re-teaming with Roskam is an instant win from me because this loser typing at you here has somehow still not gotten around to watching The Racer and the Jailbird. I don't know how that is. I think I heard it was just mediocre and I didn't want to be disappointed. Anyway I need to get on that -- perhaps this weekend a Racer and the Jailbird and a Black Book double-feature will be on the books.

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