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Postby riotgirl77 on 18 Mar 2011, 21:48

Dolph Filming an Indie Comedy Soon!

Just saw this

http://twitter.com/Dolph_fans/statuses/48806007576592385

Is this the one with Cuba Gooding Jr.? One he mentioned in his recent interview?
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Re: Dolph Filming an Indie Comedy Soon!

Postby Moltisanti on 19 Mar 2011, 09:21

My hunch is this would be different from whatever he may or may not end up doing with Cuba Gooding. I can't imagine any producer would pair Gooding with Lundgren for a comedy. That would be pointless.

It's great that he's gonna give comedy a shot but honestly most indie-comedies stink so my expectations will be pretty low. Let's just hope he's not playing himself. That'll be the first sign as to whether this is a pro or con.
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Re: Dolph Filming an Indie Comedy Soon!

Postby Tom on 19 Mar 2011, 11:43

Something really awesome like Little Miss Sunshine or Juno would be good, or quirky like Napoleon Dynamite. I hope if it's Indie, it's good enough to get noticed and won't be something very difficult to get hold of. JC managed the transition pretty well with JCVD, but like you Molti, I hope he's not playing himself.

I do hope it's something genuinely well written, and not simply some indie filmmakers who've got D on board purely to finance their own film.
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Re: Dolph Filming an Indie Comedy Soon!

Postby Jox on 19 Mar 2011, 21:14

Last year Dolph and Nu Image were planning WANTED MAN as more of an action comedy to pair him up with possibly Cuba Gooding Jr actually. But this is something else obviously, and I do too hope it's something good (not a FAT SLAGS fiasco) that taps into a side of Dolph we've never seen before...
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Re: Dolph Filming an Indie Comedy Soon!

Postby bomaz on 19 Mar 2011, 22:17

Jox wrote:Last year Dolph and Nu Image were planning WANTED MAN as more of an action comedy to pair him up with possibly Cuba Gooding Jr actually. But this is something else obviously, and I do too hope it's something good (not a FAT SLAGS fiasco) that taps into a side of Dolph we've never seen before...

I really think he can use an indie comedy (just thinking of it right now, remembering his look in Johhny Mnemonic, I've an idea of him playing a "straight edge" shrink with long hair and beard).
With the american indie cinema being really interesting thoose days (Jox will agree I think) with movies like Greenberg, 500 days of summer, Napoleon DYnamite (okay, it's 7 yo), he can do a good move for his career.
If it's something more like "the room", it's definitily a bad idea.
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Re: Dolph Filming an Indie Comedy Soon!

Postby Nathan on 19 Mar 2011, 23:26

Wow that's really interesting news. And it starts next week too? I'm assuming Dolph will be done in time for US-4 (this is sounding like 2010 all over again, with the constant running from project to project) but I'm ecstatic he's doing an indie comedy, I found Dolph hillarious in that Jimmy Kimmel Expendables spoof so I hope he's got a decent part, I'm sure he'll do a great job in this.
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Re: Dolph Filming an Indie Comedy Soon!

Postby Ivan Drago on 23 Mar 2011, 01:33

I thought In the Name of a King 2 was his comedy. :lol:
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Re: Dolph Filming an Indie Comedy Soon!

Postby riotgirl77 on 24 Mar 2011, 04:59

According to his latest tweet...the name of the movie is Small Apartments

http://twitter.com/Dolph_fans/statuses/50692154066083840
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Re: Dolph Filming an Indie Comedy Soon!

Postby bomaz on 24 Mar 2011, 11:00

riotgirl77 wrote:According to his latest tweet...the name of the movie is Small Apartments

http://twitter.com/Dolph_fans/statuses/50692154066083840

WoW, a movie by Jonas Arkelund (a fellow swedish man, responsible for great and not so great MV, and 2 movie so far). Wow. It seems to be also with Matt Lucas (english actor)

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Re: Dolph Filming an Indie Comedy Soon!

Postby Jox on 24 Mar 2011, 12:19

Sounds quirky and awesome!

And check out the rest of the cast: James Caan, Johnny Knoxville, and Peter Stormare!
http://www.chrismillis.com/2011/01/smal ... lm-in.html
"Small Apartments" On Track to Film in Spring 2011...
Renowned music video director, Jonas Akerlund, will direct the marvelously talented British comic and stage performer, Matt Lucas ("Little Britain", "Alice in Wonderland"), in my adaptation of my 2001 debut novella, "Small Apartments." Read Mack Rawden's article about the project at Cinema Blend.

Casting has expanded to include James Caan, Johnny Knoxville, Dolph Lundgren, and Peter Stormare ("Fargo", "The Big Lebowski"). The film is in pre-production in Los Angeles for a March start date


Dolph already did the MQ / Red Cross commercial video "Give a Little Bit" with fellow Swede Akerlund.

SMALL APARTMENTS is based on a 2001 novel by Chris Millis (who also wrote the screenplay), winner of a 3-day-novel-writing contest

http://www.anvilpress.com/Books/small-apartments
http://www.amazon.com/Small-Apartments- ... 1895636353

Small Apartments, a capricious comedy of errors resonates with tremulous energy and memorable characters. Franklin Franklin is a fully realized and sympathetic protagonist in the vein of Ignatius Reilly (A Confederacy of Dunces), a simple man who yearns for “a land of pastoral serenity” devoid of the irritants of contemporary urban life. An off-beat tale, Small Apartments is accented along the way by murder, strange fingernail collections, and the occasional blast from a treasured alphorn.


Book review:
http://www.tftorrey.com/reviews/millis- ... ments.html
Franklin plays the alphorn and dreams of Switzerland. His crazy brother sends him fingernail clippings in the mail. One of his neighbors is a forgetful pot-head, the other a gruff busybody who doesn't miss anything. Across the street live a mother and her fifteen-year-old daughter, whom he likes to watch from his window, but none of these are Franklin's real problem. His real problem is that his landlord is dead, laid out on the linoleum of his kitchen, and Switzerland seems farther away all the time.


DEVIANT FILMS acquired the rights and started developing the project in 2005. Producers Tim Peternel (Deviant Films), David Hillary (Deviant Films) and Ash Shah (Silver Nitrate Entertainment) have helped produce and develop some of the seminal independent movies of the last 10 years: "Buffalo 66", "The Virgin Suicides", "American Psycho"...
http://www.amuniversal.com/ups/newsrelease/?view=192
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Re: SMALL APARTMENTS (2011) (filming)

Postby preacher on 24 Mar 2011, 12:59

Hell yeah!
I thought this project would be way more obscure.
Great cast and cool director.

Hope for some set pics soon.
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Re: SMALL APARTMENTS (2011) (filming)

Postby Jox on 24 Mar 2011, 13:21

And if it turns out as good as the book reviews I've just seen, this has very good chances to go theatrical.

PS: In 2008, that was Rob Schneider who was attached to star :?
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Re: SMALL APARTMENTS (2011) (filming)

Postby MFS on 24 Mar 2011, 17:43

This sounds fantastic, I'm really hoping that it'll live up to it's potential. Either way, it'll be fun - and a bit weird, but mostly fun :wink: - to see Dolph in this sort of movie.
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Re: SMALL APARTMENTS (2011) (filming)

Postby Tom on 24 Mar 2011, 19:52

Sounds awesome. What a cast! From the company who did American Psycho! I love that film!! Virgin Suicides was also really good.
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Re: SMALL APARTMENTS (2011) (filming)

Postby Jox on 24 Mar 2011, 20:57

Got my best bud to write a piece on Twitch and get that buzz going!
http://twitchfilm.com/news/2011/03/dolp ... -white.php
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