August 20, 2003
Rachel Weisz Cast in Constantine
"From a number of sources, has learned that Rachel Weisz has been cast in Warner Bros.’ “Constantine,” an adaptation of the DC Comic comic book “Hellblazer.” Weisz, who was last seen in “The Shape of Things” and “Confidence” – as well as the upcoming fall films “Envy” and “the Runaway Jury” – will be playing Angela, the lead female role. Reeves and Weisz previously co-starred together in the ill-fated 1996 film "Chain Reaction."

Read the whole article over at FilmJerk.

I can't wait to tell eddieshirt. They worked together, you know.

cinema , constantine | from inside the mind of krix at August 20, 2003 04:09 PM .

Have you ever considered a career writing humour columns krix? You are so funny! "They worked together" LOL.

Entertainment Weekly needs to fill in three back pages a month now that they've hired Stephen King to write a once a month column there. His first attempt was deliciously snarky. You could have week two. Oooooh! and jozjozjoz could have week three. She's also quite the wit.

Posted by: Zen on August 20, 2003 05:20 PM

Ha, thank you Zen. I never get tired of making people laugh.

My biggest Keanu fantasy is to have him cross a crowded party and take me by the arm and push me into a dark corner, breathing heavily and hovering over me. He puts one hand on the small of my back and weaves the fingers of the other into my hair and pulls me closer. He looks me in the eyes, licks his lips, leans into me and says:

"Baby, you're hilarious..."

Posted by: krix on August 20, 2003 05:29 PM

mmmm, delicious fantasy, krix!

Posted by: lori on August 20, 2003 05:46 PM

I guess the "woman of color" they were looking for was "peach". She looks great in the trailer for "Runaway Jury" and I loved "Confidence."

Posted by: Chianti on August 20, 2003 06:47 PM

Weisz is such a bad choice. they had zero chemistry in Chain Reaction, but I think Keanu feels comfortable working w/actors (especially female ones), he's worked w/in the past. I'm sure he had a lot of say in the decision.

Posted by: kay on August 20, 2003 06:51 PM

I thought their more "personal" scenes showed promise, but the film had them running and freezing to death most of the time, and the story didn't allow them to develop a lot of chemistry. I've always suspected there were more interesting scenes in that house by the lake cut from that film that we didn't see.

Posted by: Chianti on August 20, 2003 06:55 PM

Kay, you are so right. I'm not feeling seeing the 2 of them together. It's to bad they missed a chance to cast a women of color. I wonder how much say Keanu had? Hum...

Posted by: jackie on August 20, 2003 06:56 PM

Hmmm.. Charlize, twice, Carrie-Anne three times... any one else? Don't think so... Rachel is a hot property right now, I'm sure that has everything to do with it. I think they look good together. And they have their British flavor, which up to now was missing from this movie.

Posted by: Keakerluv on August 20, 2003 07:06 PM

I'm not saying that I think Keanu has a problem working opposite an actress of color. (at least I hope not) but he seems to work the same gals over and over. I wouldn't be surprised if we see him part up again w/Kate B.or Monica B.

Posted by: kay on August 20, 2003 07:06 PM

Thandie Newton would have been a great choice. She's a woman of color and British. Maybe not as in demand as Rachel but good enough for Tom. Don't forget he worked w/Monica twice.

Posted by: jackie on August 20, 2003 07:12 PM

I wasn't thinking Monica's 5 minute part in Dracula qualified for "working together" - I guess I was thinking starring roles. Sorry.

I had a small list of women of color I was rooting for too, but this doesn't mean I think Rachel will be wrong for the part. It always makes me smile when I see their exchange in CR, when he has to walk her home: Eddie: "Where do you live?" Lily: "I live in England." Eddie: "You've never been drunk?" Lily: "I've never been *this*" Her accent is melodious.

Nevertheless, I'm sure this choice will add even more fuel to the fires at the comic book message boards.

Posted by: Keakerluv on August 20, 2003 07:25 PM

Rachel Weisz is a hot property right now, there is acting history between she and Ke, and there is the British component. I'll admit, though, that Tandie Newton did cross my mind,too. (No judgement; just a thought). Rachel should do the role justice and promote box office appeal (there might be some interesting chemistry, too, with the right script development. *smiles*)

Posted by: phoenix IX on August 20, 2003 09:03 PM

Oh bloody hell...

Posted by: Keanuette on August 21, 2003 07:01 AM

sorry for moving away from the topicbut... has anyone seen Keanu on Regis&Kelly today??? I saw him - but since I was at work, I could not HEAR him at all... I saw he was wearing that same look - jacket, grey t-shirt, jeans and our all time favorite boots!!!

anyone can tell me what was he saying,
any 'Highligths of the program" so to speak?

Krix, may be you got a chance to see that and you could give a better description??? Oh I do hope so...

Posted by: Lucia on August 21, 2003 09:10 AM

Oh Netz, you said "bloody hell" in a lovely, native Brittish accent! It should have been you! :-)

& Krix... The dark corner? Ah... What a great fictitious scene ;-)

But, please don't start writing columns! If you do, you'll become famous and forget all about us! You'll be too busy to blog!
Eddieshirt will be lonely! Your SIMS will never get their new expansion-pack! The country of Keanugolia will be left without a goverment!
And we'll just be those *little people* from your past life! You'll have your columns turned into movie-scripts, be on television-shows with Regis, win Oscars, and have various assorted 'hot, beginning actors' begging for your favours! Not to mention the war between Keanu & Kiefer about who can escort you to various award-shows! So please don't do it!

Ehm... Maybe I should have written that down differently....

Posted by: Julie on August 21, 2003 11:17 AM

Keanugolia ... I thought it was Keanuzuela.

Posted by: Sunny Alba on August 21, 2003 01:48 PM

Sadly, the Nation States site claims that Keanugolia no longer exists. Kind of like Atlantis. Perhaps the Dogstars revolted and ate us all. It still lives in our hearts, though.
We Keanugolians were a proud and and bodacious race, dude.

Posted by: krix on August 21, 2003 01:56 PM

Oh! No! The rise and fall of a nation...
Kind of like hearing the Roman empire no longer excists...

What happened??? It couldn't have been the dogstars!!! Did the evil Paparazzians from the nation Enquirer swarm the borders??? Was there a riot over who would sing the national anthem? Were you placed on the list of 'evil countries' like Korea because you exported weapons?

This is an outrage! I was just about to book a holiday there...

Posted by: Julie on August 21, 2003 02:18 PM

Oh shit. Am I allowed to say that word here? It's how I feel. This is a disastrous decision. Rachel is stunningly beautiful, but she is NOT a great actress. Well, the best thing I ever saw her in was 'About a Boy' but really all she had to do there was look beautiful, and that she did to the nines. I just don't think she does well in anything to do with an action movie. She just ends up running around wide-eyed. It is disappointing that the media stated that the filmmakers were looking for someone of color but they did the opposite in the end. It also bothers me that "Angela" has to be stunningly beautiful. Why? Because Keanu Reeves is great looking? I just get annoyed with heroines always being sexy and gorgeous, while managing to have perfect hair and makeup during chase scenes.

Posted by: Veronica on August 21, 2003 02:22 PM

Say it ain't so...not Rachel Weisz. I understand that she and Keanu are friends but I think there could have been a better choice for the role. I agree Thandie Newton would have been good.

I too wonder how much say Keanu has in choosing his leading ladies? Weisz sounds like a studio pick!

Posted by: lisa on August 21, 2003 02:28 PM

Julie, to be honest I just got bored with it. The "game" part governing Keanugolia reached the end and started over with the same issues, etc. It got old pretty quickly. And I guess if you don't check in after a while they remove you from the server.

Veronica, you can swear like a sailor here, I don't mind.

Yes, it is a little dissapointing that Hollywood once again is playing it safe, but with the things it has done to this project so far, I'm not suprised. I agree with jackie and others that thought Thandie Newton would have been a good choice.

Posted by: krix on August 21, 2003 02:28 PM

Keep in mind the filmakers, producers,studios and actors depending on how big they are all have an idea and say on who they want to cast in roles.

Krix-- you're right in that the Weisz choice is Hollywood playing it safe.

(The thing that made the Matrix so great is the brothers KNEW who they wanted in certain roles and stuck to their guns when folks like Joel wanted to cast the Will Smiths and Brad Pitts in the industry!)

I think Keanu is a GREAT choice for this role...I just wish I was as excited about the female lead.

Posted by: lisa on August 21, 2003 02:49 PM

Lucia! He wasn't wearing our all-time favourite boots! He was wearing what krix refers to as the hush-puppy-looking-things. And we WANT THE BOOTS BAAAAAAACK!

Posted by: Zen on August 21, 2003 07:16 PM

i think their choice for the female role was perfect. Rachel Weisz is one of the most talented actresses ive ever seen. Plus she and Keanu will have way better chemistry then they did in chain reaction because they know each other so much better now and have both matured tremendously in their acting. im all for it.

Posted by: gumby on August 23, 2003 10:01 PM
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