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30Jan/0810

Movie adaptation of McCarthy’s “The Road”

So apparently on the heels of the success of No Country For Old Men (which better win best picture at this year's Oscar ceremony press conference), a studio is going ahead with a movie version of his even more depressing and hard to film The Road. But.. check out this cast!

Viggo Mortenson as the protagonist. Others include Charlize Theron, Robert Duvall and Guy Pearce. Robert Duvall? Guy Pearce*?!

I have high hopes for this. It's going to be tough to film a good version of this book, but the lineup of actors has me feeling pretty good.

*Speaking of Guy Pearce, whenever I see him I am reminded of the royal fucking that L.A. Confidential got in the Oscars because of that abortion of a movie Titanic. Off the top of my head (and in my oh so humble opinion), it's hard to come up with a bigger best picture screw job at the Oscars. It's too bad his solid acting in The Time Machine was stuck in such a terrrrrible novel to movie adaptation.