RAPS Inc. has swiftly moved on from past mistakes. According to our sources, the company is testing the deployment of paparrazzi photographers, and even has a scoop in the bag already. Hot on the heels of Armitage’s as-yet unconfirmed arrival on the set of his latest project, a medieval clerical road movie-cum-thriller entitled Pilgrimage, the papaRAPSi were able to catch the actor donning his monking robes for the first time, as well as showing the international heart throb using his devastating smoulder in its latest, Gaelicized version off-set.
It appears that RAPS Inc is branching into new areas. If you remember, RAPS Inc. was on the verge of collapse when the company reacted all too rashly to what appeared like an IRPA (International Richarding Policy Adjustment) aka the “OpeRAtion Spring Clean“. While the company seems to have backpedalled on its initial decision to switch their shrine object to a blond Swedish actor – since the IRPA snafus RAPS Inc. has re-committed to OOA Richard Armitage and released two further shrines, #55 Profiled and #56 Good/Bad Boy – they also seem to have decided to diversify its range of services: Not only does the company continue to produce its “Droolage Facilitators” but it is now exploring ways of combining its manufacturing business with a more up-to-date news reporting division.
Insiders close to the company’s creative department leaked some interesting material to us. It appears that the latest RAPS is set in the stunningly beautiful Connemara region of Ireland.
Is this the accomodation the cast is put up in? The sparse exterior of the cottage would suggest that the accomodation would befit the method-acting preparations of some of the cast, as well as putting the plot of the thriller into a typically Irish, twee context. Here’s another look:
Sensationally, the papaRAPSis have been able to catch Armitage in costume. Rumour has it that the ambitious 43-year-old will be taking on *all* the lead roles himself. It also appears that the “brothers” of the film are identical triplets? We have enlarged the scene for you:
Armitage on set in the characteristic robe of the Benedictine monks. Presumably the shiny object bottom left is the mysterious relic which the “triplet brothers” are tasked with transporting to Rome. It is yet unclear why a contemporarily dressed intruder who displays an uncanny resemblance to Armitage is peeking from behind the St Patrick’s cross on the right. (Some commentators have suggested that this could be the elusive Robert Hermitage, stalking the set after being – once again – passed over for a role.) The white apparition on the left has been identified as a sophisticated visualization of the Holy Spirit, swooping in for some inspiration.
The papaRAPSis apparently also caught the lead actor frolicking off-set.It looks as if Armitage is trying to blend into his current environment, donning green-checkered, rustic shirt and dainty waistcoat reminiscent of leprechaun wear. We’re not quite sure where Ireland stands on cup cakes, though. Latest reports suggest that cup cakes and muffins have not yet been seen floating freely in the landscape (unless involved in food-fights).
We have reached out to RAPS Inc. for comment, but only received the usual disclaimer: “While RAPS Inc. doesn’t comment on specific work in progress, we can confirm that our policies are constantly changing to provide a great experience for users and developers.” From our point of view the film looks to be a challenging project for its lead actor. Tackling three roles in one should be right up Armitage’s street, especially in light of the experience gleaned last year in his self-devised and critically acclaimed one-man-show “Stage Door“. It remains to be seen whether RAPS Inc’s foray into news reporting has legs for the future and can rescue the company from its decline into obscurity.