12 August 2005

For Every Broken Flower, There Is An Equal And Opposite Garfield

Hey guys, it's Donnie...I'd like to take this opportunity to publicly commend one Bill Murray. He seems to be one of very few that truly understands the delicate balance that must be maintained in the world of modern cinema...meaning in order to have movies that are truly great, movies that raise the bar, movies that stand a head above the rest, there must ALSO be movies that truly suck, movies whose putrid stank make even a Golgathan run out of the room in tears, movies that make you question the very nature of the motion picture industry.

Thus I commend Bill Murray, who is currently in talks to provide the voicework for Garfield 2. I'm glad he's taking the time to balance out his carefully developed character work in films like Broken Flowers and Life Aquatic so he can get a fat paycheck and remind us all why we go to the movies...to avoid steaming piles of feces like this.

I'm gonna let the Hollywood reporter fill you in on the details because my higher brain functions are about to shut down...
Bill Murray is in negotiations to reprise his role as the voice of Garfield in 20th Century Fox's sequel "Garfield 2," while Breckin Meyer and Jennifer Love Hewitt have signed on to return, though Hewitt's role will be greatly reduced because she is filming the upcoming CBS series "Ghost Whisperer." Lucy Davis and Billy Connolly also are entering the fat cat's lair. Davis, who recently joined the cast of the indie "The TV Set," will play animal lover Abby Westminster, a fashionable professional who has been brought in to try and trap Lord Dargis (Connelly) into revealing his evil plans. She is best known for her role on the U.K. version of "The Office." "Garfield 2," which will be directed by Tim Hill, is slated for a summer 2006 release. Fox president of production Hutch Parker and vp production Vanessa Morrison will oversee for the studio.
At least he's got some interesting supporting cast members this time around. I'll trade Jennifer Love Hewitt in for Lucy Davis any day, and twice on Sundays!


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