Jack Gleeson, Natalie Dormer To Star In “Princess Bride” Remake

The Princess Bride

With any luck an entire generation won’t even know or care it was a remake. Like the following films: Godzilla (1998), Planet of the Apes (2001), The Manchurian Candidate (2004), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Clash of the Titans (2010), The Karate Kid (2010), Arthur (2011), Godzilla (2014)

Hollywood—Fans of the incredible chemistry between “Game of Thrones” favorites King Joffrey and his bride Margery can finally rejoice, as Sony confirmed yesterday that they will once again star together in the remake of “The Princess Bride.”

Jack Gleeson and Natalie Dormer were confirmed as cast as Westley and Princess Buttercup yesterday in the remake, set to be directed by Fred Savage. It will be Savage’s first time behind the camera on a major motion picture. But at least he is familiar with the material, having played “The Grandson” in the original.

Denzel Washington has been cast as Inigo Montoya, the swash-buckling swordsman searching the world over for the six-fingered man who murdered his father. Former NBA star Yao Ming has been cast as Fezzik, the friendly, rhyming giant.

“The irresistible spark seen onscreen between Jack and Natalie in the HBO show, ‘Game of Thrones’ will no doubt be visible and likely even flourish more under the astute direction of Fred Savage” a press release issued by Sony said.

Thomas Middleditch has signed on to play Miracle Max, and Kaley Cuoco has been cast as his long-suffering wife, Valerie. Stephen Root has been cast to play the brilliant kidnapper Vizzini. Nick Offerman will play the role of Prince Humperdinck.

Filming is set to begin next month, with a tentative release date of Christmas 2017. “With little to no movie competition set for December 2017, we have no doubt this movie will perform just great the box office,” Sony said.

Savage said that the studio has been “harassing me, like, literally, harassing me” about directing a remake for years. He said he hoped his TV show, “The Grinder” would serve as the perfect excuse to beg out of involvement in the movie. “But the damn critics saw to it that I now have a hell of a lot of extra time on my hands, and a family to take care of. Inconceivable.”

 

“Just One More Thing;” Peter Falk Dies

Peter Falk

Peter Falk and Brian DiMaio on the set of RECOiL.

Beverly Hills, CA—Peter Falk, best known for his portrayal of bumbling, wrinkled police Detective Lt. Columbo on NBC and ABC, died Friday. He was 83.

First portraying what turned into one of the most lovable and recognizable police detectives in TV history, Falk first donned his trardemark raincoat as Lt. Columbo in 1968. He would then go on to portray Columbo in an NBC anthology series from 1971-1978, and again on ABC from 1989-2003.

Falk was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in 1960’s “Murder, Inc.” and nominated again a year later in “Pocketful of Miracles.”

He also appeared in “RECOiL,” “The Princess Bride,” “Murder By Death,” and “Corky Romano.”

Falk lost his right eye at the age of three due to retinoblastoma. He wore a glass eye for most of his life.

He won four Emmy Awards during his career, four of which he won for portraying Lt. Columbo.

He was married twice and is survived by his wife Shera Danese and two daughters.

TDQ Investigates: Inconceivable Plot Hole In “The Princess Bride”

The Dread Pirate Roberts

Toy manufacturers, known for their impeccable safety records, noticed the potential problem and took action.

SPOILER ALERT:

When soon-to-be-Princess Buttercup is told the truth about her fiance Westley’s “death” as the two of them are traipsing through the Fire Swamp in the 1987 Rob Reiner classic, “The Princess Bride,” part of that truth was that Westley was not killed by Dread Pirate Roberts after his ship had been attacked when he left Buttercup five years earlier. He wasn’t killed, but did learn that there’d been two other Dread Pirate Roberts since the original one, who’d been retired fifteen years and was living quite comfortably in Patagonia. And the Dread Pirate Roberts who captured Westley was so enamored with him, that he bequeathed the Dread Pirate Roberts moniker to Westley himself.
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