The news kept coming so fast yesterday, I almost forgot the raffle for the Eargasm RAPS. I’ll make it short.
The winner of the shrine is…
The RAPS will go on its way to you asap, Riepu. I think I still have your address.
As for all the news…
… still processing. Latest project announcement: The Lodge. A horror film, even if only in supporting capacity, may be the first time that I will *not* see Mr A’s work. Given that the directors directed a rather scary sounding first feature film, I assume this new project is going to be just as scary. So far I have always welcomed that RA challenges me with his choice of projects. Along the way there have been pieces of work in his oeuvre that really widened my horizon. Castlevania was one such surprise; I loved the comic series. Despite
misgivings prejudices I also came to appreciate his involvement in Hannibal and actually find Francis Dolarhyde one of his best performances yet. For my Christmas message to Richard, I wrote only a few weeks ago “Your work always stands out, and your choice of projects is a challenge that I have come to appreciate. Something new every time.” Ooops, he may have taken that as encouragement… A racy audio book and a horror flick. Rich, you are truly pushing my boundaries now. But well, even though I can’t personally look forward to a horror movie, I will say this: Variety in an actor’s resumé is always good. There’s nothing wrong with beating new paths, with trying new genres. An actor can’t please *all* of his fans. So, good on you, Rich!
Also, I haven’t given up on new developments re. a stage appearance in London before the summer, either. According to a screenshot of the production schedule of The Lodge posted by Wilde on Twitter, the film will finish shooting in Montreal on 26 March. Simultaneously, mooseturds has dug up a new play announcement for London that sounds very interesting. Not Talking, a play by Mike Bartlett (an old collaborator since LLL), slated for an April premiere and running until June. That would fit nicely with the end of The Lodge. Not sure if My Zoe fits anywhere into this, but with the financing apparently still uncertain, maybe it has been postponed even later? A London play is really, really top of my wish list. But well, let’s wait and see.