Jacques Chirac Slammed for 'Da Vinci' Casting - TennisForum.com
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 2005, 11:48 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Kunal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Amsterdam
Posts: 12,930
                     
Jacques Chirac Slammed for 'Da Vinci' Casting

http://imdb.com/news/wenn/2005-12-30/#3

+

http://www.guardian.co.uk/france/sto...674660,00.html

French President Jacques Chirac is facing a political backlash after reports he tried to alter the casting of The Da Vinci Code, promoting family friends for the lead roles. The World Is Not Enough star Sophie Marceau, 39, was allegedly touted by the French head of state to star as young cryptologist Sophie Neveu - the role ultimately won by Amelie actress Audrey Tautou, according to British newspaper The Times. Marceau, who is a close friend of Chirac's daughter Claude, was a staunch supporter of Chirac during his 2002 presidential campaign. The casting scandal was leaked by the film's director Ron Howard, who also revealed Chirac demanded higher pay for actor Jean Reno, who plays detective Bezu Fache in the adaptation of Dan Brown's bestselling novel. In return, the veteran politician offered to facilitate filming in Paris' historic Louvre museum. Howard says of the President's request, "That was hilarious. Fortunately, the deal was already closed." A spokesman for Chirac denied the allegations, but admitted that a meeting between Howard and the film's producer Brian Grazer had taken place

I'm not young enough to know everything.
Kunal is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 2005, 12:31 PM
Team WTAworld
Senior Member
 
controlfreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Luxembourg
Posts: 5,858
                     
Ron Howard: that is Not Cool! As if that kind of thing never happens in Hollywood
controlfreak is offline  
post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 2005, 12:34 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 13,105
                     
I'm just reading this book at the moment. I think Marceau would make a brilliant Neveu anyway.
Kitakaze is offline  
post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 2005, 12:36 PM
Senior Member
 
fifiricci's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Cymru
Posts: 8,570
                     
Is Ron Howard a French hating Republican by any chance?

Patiently waiting to join the silver surfers
fifiricci is offline  
post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 2005, 02:28 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Kunal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Amsterdam
Posts: 12,930
                     
i just find it so absurd and strange for a president to have a say in the casting of a movie..

just do your job.....im sure he has his plate full.

Let the filmakers worry about casting and other issues

I'm not young enough to know everything.
Kunal is offline  
post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 2005, 07:17 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 13,105
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kunal
i just find it so absurd and strange for a president to have a say in the casting of a movie..

just do your job.....im sure he has his plate full.

Let the filmakers worry about casting and other issues
Perhaps it has something to do with the whole controversy surrounding the book. It's one of the bestsellers of all time, so it's possible he wants to make the film just as good. Though it's true that the movie-makers would have a far better idea of who to cast than a French president.
Kitakaze is offline  
post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old Jan 2nd, 2006, 01:42 PM
Senior Member
 
willrock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Brussels
Posts: 1,854
                     
I was offered this book for my birthday... I know this is not original... Da Vinci being THE bestseller
Concerning this story with Chirac and friends : never heard about it but i don't think this is true...! (Chirac hating is very developped in the UK )

About the film, which i'm sooo looking forward to, there is already a French actress in the casting : Audrey Tautou (Amelie)
She will be great. No doubt about it! (btw where are you Ceze )

___________

500th post !

Tati , please come back on a court someday
Amélie, Wimbledon & A.O. Champion 06!
Alizé Cornet
Kristina Mladenovic aka. Double Trouble
Caro Garcia willrock
Genie Bouchard my new fav in the top10
willrock is offline  
post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old Jan 2nd, 2006, 02:20 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Kunal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Amsterdam
Posts: 12,930
                     
i think having Audrey Tautou is a much better decision than having that sopheu marceu (girl) i remember her from the bond movies. although the latter is sultrier and sexier...audrey fits the bill perfectly....shes the kind whom people can start finding prettier and prettier as the movie goes on.

I'm not young enough to know everything.
Kunal is offline  
post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old Jan 2nd, 2006, 03:03 PM
Senior Member
 
willrock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Brussels
Posts: 1,854
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kunal
i think having Audrey Tautou is a much better decision than having that sopheu marceu (girl) i remember her from the bond movies. although the latter is sultrier and sexier...audrey fits the bill perfectly....shes the kind whom people can start finding prettier and prettier as the movie goes on.
Exactly!
I love Audrey Tautou... She's such a stunning actress!

Tati , please come back on a court someday
Amélie, Wimbledon & A.O. Champion 06!
Alizé Cornet
Kristina Mladenovic aka. Double Trouble
Caro Garcia willrock
Genie Bouchard my new fav in the top10
willrock is offline  
post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old Jan 2nd, 2006, 03:39 PM
Kart & I against the WtaWorld!
 
Rocketta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: NC
Posts: 35,921
                     
ah I believe Ron he's as stand-up as they come.....Really why would a president of a country even think about trying to strong-arm a director over a stupid movie?
Rocketta is offline  
post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old Jan 2nd, 2006, 04:36 PM
Senior Member
 
willrock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Brussels
Posts: 1,854
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rocketta
ah I believe Ron he's as stand-up as they come.....Really why would a president of a country even think about trying to strong-arm a director over a stupid movie?
Yep that's what I thought. I think this article is just another opportunity to hate Chirac in Britain. I am far from being "Chiraquiens" but gosh this guy is representing our country and he deserves some respect from abroad in terms of international relationships. This story is another teasing of the British to say "booh look at what French President is doing...".
I'm not really objective though, as I have more than revenge in my mind towards the British people since OG 2012 were given to London and not Paris- as awaited...

Tati , please come back on a court someday
Amélie, Wimbledon & A.O. Champion 06!
Alizé Cornet
Kristina Mladenovic aka. Double Trouble
Caro Garcia willrock
Genie Bouchard my new fav in the top10
willrock is offline  
post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old Jan 2nd, 2006, 05:00 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Kunal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Amsterdam
Posts: 12,930
                     
really looking forward to watch this movie....
I read the book and loved it.....but the thing is now there are such high expectations....it might not live up to people's expectations...

its a killer caste though....the role of the monk is also given to the right guy...

I'm not young enough to know everything.
Kunal is offline  
post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old Jan 2nd, 2006, 05:13 PM
Senior Member
 
willrock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Brussels
Posts: 1,854
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kunal
but the thing is now there are such high expectations....it might not live up to people's expectations...
Yeah I'm afraid of this...

Tati , please come back on a court someday
Amélie, Wimbledon & A.O. Champion 06!
Alizé Cornet
Kristina Mladenovic aka. Double Trouble
Caro Garcia willrock
Genie Bouchard my new fav in the top10
willrock is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome