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Michael J. Fox and his Back to the Future acting doubles

Michael J. Fox with his photo double Kevin Holloway, stand-in Robert Bennett and stunt double Charlie Croughwell on the set of Back to the Future Part II, 1989.

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Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead

Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP

Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP

Movie fans lost a good one.

Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead of an apparent drug overdose — in the bathroom with a hypodermic needle still in his arm — inside a Greenwich Village home on Sunday morning, cops said.

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TV crew scouts Minneapolis for new series

the fall

A British production crew was in town recently braving subzero temps and hockey-rink roads as they checked out Minneapolis as a possible location for an American version of the hit BBC serial-killer series “The Fall.” Starring Gillian Anderson as a detective in Belfast on the tail of a killer whose day job is grief counselor (Jamie Dornan, who’s since been cast as the male lust interest in the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie), the show was no. 1 in its time slot in Britain last spring, and has been popular on Netflix streaming here. American author A.M. Homes, who will write the teleplay for the as-yet-uncast U.S. adaptation came along for the ride. “Instead of just blowing into town to see if we’ll give them the best deal, they actually talked to police officers about what particular crime problems we have,” said Lucinda Winter director of the Minnesota Film & TV Board. “They said they want a place with interesting back stories.” Winter estimates if Minneapolis lands the show, the production will spend at least $8 million in the state and be eligible for a 25-percent kickback incentive through the Legacy-funded Snowbate program. Only two other cities (that Winter knows of) are in the running, Pittsburgh and New Haven.

story via StarTribune, photo via BBC

Who would you cast in the book you’re reading?

THE BOOKCASTER

Have you ever been reading a book and pictured a certain Hollywood star playing one of the characters? Ever been disappointed with the casting selection when your favorite book is made into a movie?

Who would you cast in the book you’re reading?

TheBookcaster.com allows you to pick the Hollywood actors you’d like to see star in the movie version of your favorite book.

The Superman Curse

George Reeves

Superman George Reeves - Circa 1951

Today in 1959, TV’s Superman, George Reeves, was found dead in an apparent suicide (gunshot wound). It started the urban legend known as the “Superman Curse.”

The Superman Curse refers to a superstition that is based on a series of misfortunes that have plagued creative people involved in adaptations of Superman in various media, particularly actors who have played the role of Superman on film and television.

The curse in a nutshell: If you play Superman, you will either die an untimely death or end up in the weakest position possible.

See a list of notable people who have fallen victim to the curse here.

Very strange even if you are not superstitious.