Nov. 14, 2006, 5:15 a.m. CST
Nov. 14, 2006, 5:20 a.m. CST
Nov. 14, 2006, 5:22 a.m. CST
by THE KNIGHT
Looks like Borat is riding this wave all the way to the bank... Him and Depp will make a nice paring....
Nov. 14, 2006, 5:23 a.m. CST
At first I thought it was stupid...Im a Huge Kaufman fan. But now, I can kinda see it.
Nov. 14, 2006, 5:24 a.m. CST
by Mr. P. Lant
Never get tired of that.
Nov. 14, 2006, 6:02 a.m. CST
You know Mahir is suing Borat? Damn, sometimes I feel like I'm living in a movie...
Nov. 14, 2006, 6:22 a.m. CST
by Evil Chicken
Very cool news indeed.
Nov. 14, 2006, 6:30 a.m. CST
So he can probably show that he can do more than just characters from Da Ali G Show.
Nov. 14, 2006, 6:53 a.m. CST
eees a-gonnna bee a raaacial stereotype ah, iiiniiitt? Ayyyyyyyyyy Benne!
Nov. 14, 2006, 7:27 a.m. CST
I really can't stand this guy and don't know what Isla Fisher sees in him. I could only tolerate him in two movies...not sure if this will be the third.
Nov. 14, 2006, 7:43 a.m. CST
by Lance Rock
there, Mr. Lant, are you happy?
Nov. 14, 2006, 8:10 a.m. CST
Tim Burton is very overrated. I'm struggling to think of a single movie outside of Big Fish that was worth a damn. Even Willy Wonka, the material he was supposed to be PERFECT for, seemed uninspired. Pacing was poor, dialogue was canned. Don't get me started on the Nightmare Before Christmas. You really have to ask yourself: "What is wrong with my aesthetic and cognitive capacities if I enjoy anything Burton." EOL
Nov. 14, 2006, 8:33 a.m. CST
Nov. 14, 2006, 8:35 a.m. CST
MCMLXXVI IS A WANKER
Nov. 14, 2006, 8:37 a.m. CST
Do you seriously think Cohen is racist? You miss the point by a mile. I bet you are American.
Nov. 14, 2006, 8:38 a.m. CST
People in England will know this better then me, but does he ever do interviews out of character? Because with him becoming a huge comic movie star, he'll have too.
Nov. 14, 2006, 8:40 a.m. CST
not all americans think he's racist. Just that dimwit. DIAF
Nov. 14, 2006, 9:38 a.m. CST
by Nice Marmot
Oh well, still intriguing to picture him in a Burton flick.
Nov. 14, 2006, 9:58 a.m. CST
Ed Wood was easily one of the best films of the 90s and a great great movie. Most people consider one of his best films. I don't know why you forgot about that.
Nov. 14, 2006, 9:58 a.m. CST
by The Alienist
Pirelli is basically a cameo role. One song where the newly arrived (after years on a penal island having escaped weeks before) Sweeney challenges Pirelli's hairgrowing miracle exlixer and then to a dual haircutting/toothpulling contest. SPOILER. Beneath Pirelli's charactured Italian accent we later find out he is an Irish lad who was once Sweeney's apprentice. He threatens to blackmail Sweeney by revealing his true identity and turn him in. Sweeney cuts his throat, his first kill. Then, the enterprising Mrs. Lovette decides to bake Pirelli into a pie.
Nov. 14, 2006, 10:04 a.m. CST
So do you think they are going to old Depp up for this? I'm curious to see how he changes up his appearance for this one.
Nov. 14, 2006, 10:36 a.m. CST
He's brilliant. Probably crazy and depressed. He actually went out last week as Borat without cameras and got himself punched out in a bar doing his shtick. DEFINITELY not racist. He should consider it an honor and a privilege to piss off the KIND of people he does. He's on a mission. Just like with Andy, though, if you are rubbed the wrong way you probably need to look deep within yourself as to why.
Nov. 14, 2006, 10:45 a.m. CST
by R.C. the "Wise"
This will be a smash hit. It's simple math; Depp + Burton = Gold. Depp + Burton + Cohen + Elfman + H.B. Carter = Titanium!!!
Nov. 14, 2006, 11:22 a.m. CST
by Darth Tenor
If I'm not mistaken, this is still the Stephen Sondheim "Sweeney Todd" which is a bitch to sing all around. Have any of these actors done a musical in their lives? I don't want to have Borat do to Pirelli what Lee Marvin and Clint Eastwood did to "Paint Your Wagon".
Nov. 14, 2006, 11:32 a.m. CST
Has he ever played a role where he wasn't totally buried in his character? I'm only familiar with Ali G and Borat, those two characters mess with people constantly can he just straight up act?
Nov. 14, 2006, 11:45 a.m. CST
He plays the gay french NASCAR driver foil to Will Ferrell's Ricky Bobby. Priceless stuff. Yep.
Nov. 14, 2006, 11:46 a.m. CST
Mr. Cohen is great! I can't wait to see his true film debut, but Tim Burton can't direct his way out of a paper bag, so it's a bit too bad his first cool acting gig is marred by a bad filmmaker.
Nov. 14, 2006, 12:21 p.m. CST
by Chip Butty
Yes, SBC has done interviews as himself, and it's really strange to see since it's so rare. Here's a clip from The Daily Show (remove spaces): http://youtube.com/watch?v=dutJ31sIW68
Nov. 14, 2006, 1 p.m. CST
by Talkbacker with no name
"Do you seriously think Cohen is racist? You miss the point by a mile. I bet you are American." - now read back what you wrote. Can you tell me for one point which part you just said is racist?
Nov. 14, 2006, 1:31 p.m. CST
I don't hate this casting idea, so, why not? It's a small, but fun, over the top part.
Nov. 14, 2006, 1:33 p.m. CST
And, perhaps, a culturalist. But Americans are not a race, so there's really no racism going on here.
Nov. 14, 2006, 4:25 p.m. CST
and johnny was in that crappy piece. besides, they should just lipsync the whole thing anyways.. tony award winning cast vs hollywood hacks = no brainer
Nov. 14, 2006, 9:11 p.m. CST
I'll watch anything Depp does. Cohen is just icing on the cake. Also...MCMLXXVI get a fucking life man. It's sad that you're sole purpose of clicking the "Post Comment" button is to continue playing out this Michael Bay nonsense. It was funny the first 100 times...now...it's an eye sore.
Nov. 14, 2006, 10:32 p.m. CST
i like big supporter since ali g interviewed judge pickles in wu wear without the glasses, ya feel meh? he's obviously an incredible act tor he and robert downey jr should do a buddy pic directed by mel gibson produced by robert altman with a script by david lynch and larry david (get the moebius?)
Nov. 15, 2006, 1:59 p.m. CST
For a guy that doesn't do a whole lot in the way of makeup to change his looks from character to character it's easy to forget each one is the same guy. He get's so deep in the character that they all seem like completely independant people. Are there any reports of how he was on the set? IMDB says he's normally a quiet and reserved guy, just curious cause I don't see Burton and Depp putting up with someone that is less than professional causing shenanigans on set.