EMILY BLUNT TO PROBABLY STAR IN RUPERT FRIEND’S DIRECTORIAL DEBUT ‘BARTON AND CHARLIE AND CHECCO AND BILL’





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To me any film starring the delightful Emily Blunt is made a joy by her very presence [well, maybe not The Adjustment Bureau, which really was abysmal], so The Hollywood Reporter‘s reporting of her probable next project after Disney’s Into The Woods [which I really can’t wait for] certainly has my interest. She is in talks to star opposite Rupert Friend in his feature directorial debut, a  caper comedy entitled Barton and Charlie and Checco and Bill. It’s about a grifter who’s stuck in a rut and meets a woman who might change everything. They embark on a road trip adventure of con-artistry, disguise, lies and love while pursued by a Confederate newspaper mogul. Sounds like good, light frothy fun. Friend wrote the script and will produce alongside Aaron L. Gilbert of Bron Studios and Margot Hand.

Blunt and Homeland star Friend last appeared alongside one another in the 2009 costume drama The Young Victoria. Friend replaced the late Paul Walker on Hitman:Agent 45?, while of course Blunt was last seen alongside Tom Cruise in Edge Of Tomorrow. I thought that film may have propelled Blunt into mega-stardom, but, partly perhaps due to Cruise’s declining popularity, it didn’t happen.

Barton and Charlie and Checco and Bill is due to begin shooting in Spring 2015.

 

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I'm a huge film fan and will watch pretty much any type of film, from Martial Arts to Westerns, from Romances [though I don't really like Romcoms!]] to Historical Epics. Though I most certainly 'have a life', I tend to go to the cinema twice a week! However,ever since I was a kid, sneaking downstairs when my parents had gone to bed to watch old Universal and Hammer horror movies, I've always been especially fascinated by horror, and though I enjoy all types of horror films, those Golden Oldies with people like Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee probably remain my favourites. That's not to say I don't enjoy a bit of blood and gore every now and again though, and am also a huge fan of Italian horror, I just love the style.

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