In an interview with Daily Beast Winona let open a possibility of being in Beetlejuice sequel. Earlier this month we learned that Tim Burton is in talks to direct, and that it won’t be a remake, but a 27 years later sequel.
“It’s not a remake,” Ryder revealed. “It’s 27 years later. And I have to say, I love Lydia so much. She was such a huge part of me. I would be really interested in what she is doing 27 years later. That’s one of those movies where little kids stop me, I’m so associated with it. I think it gave me my career. I was such a weird looking kid. I would never go near if it was not Tim and Michael. Because those guys, I love.”
So, what do you think about this Burton-Keaton-Ryder reunion?
Festival founder and Artistic Director Sean Doran said,
I heard from Winona last night that she had just lost a dear friend and would not now be able to come to the festival taking place next week in Enniskillen. She was very apologetic and saddened at not being able to come as planned as she had been very much looking forward to taking part in the festival. She told me she hopes to come next year instead. It is of course a great shame that Winona will not be joining us this year and all our thoughts are with her at this very sad time”.
Winona Ryder was to have made two public appearances at the festival as part of The Tellers and The Tales programme, to read two Becket short prose and a poem.
Robert Wilson’s video portrait of the actress posing as Winnie in Beckett’s play Happy Days will still be on show at the Higher Bridges Gallery in The Clinton Centre as part of the Festival’s Visual Arts programme.
The 2013 Happy Days Festival has over 140 artists from Australia, Italy, France, Finland, Portugal, America, Japan and 120+ events over 5 days aboard boats, within churches, castles and a police station, and down through tunnels and caves.
Those who have already bought tickets to see Winona Ryder on stage at the festival are invited to contact the Box Office to receive a full refund on 028 6632 5000.
Winona Ryder is the star attraction at a top Irish festival this year. She will join stand-up comedian Frank Skinner, actor Clive James, Harry Potter star Miranda Richardson and Fiona Shaw at this year’s Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett festival. It’s the world’s largest celebration of Samuel Beckett’s work.
Spokesperson for the festival, Conleath Teevan, says Winona will be reading extracts from some of the Nobel Prize winner’s work.
“She’ll be doing several readings,” he said.
“All actors love Beckett and we’re delighted Winona is taking part in the festival. She’ll be in the Words Without Acts section.
“Winona and some of the other celebrities will read extracts of Beckett’s lesser known prose and they’ll chat about them afterwards. Winona is a big, big fan of Beckett’s work,” he said.
The 41-year-old appeared as Winnie in a 2007 film version of Happy Days and is believed to be extremely excited about heading to Enniskillen.
The full sketch will air next July 30!
One of the funniest web series to ever exist is coming to television as Comedy Central has announced an eight-episode run of the Funny or Die original, “Drunk History.”
Drunk History first hit the web over five years ago. The premise of the short videos is simple: Someone drinks a bunch of liquor and proceeds to tell the story behind a famous historical event – the friendship of Lincoln and Douglass, Benjamin Franklin discovering electricity, Alexander Hamilton & Aaron Burr. etc.
The videos feature the drunk storyteller as narrator, but also feature dramatic recreations of the events as they unfold – as they unfold from the mouths of the drunk storytellers, of course.
The network has officially set a July 9 premiere for the web-adapted reenactment series, amid a mammoth list of guest stars that includes everyone from ‘SNL‘ vet Kristen Wiig to Winona Ryder and ‘The Internship”s Owen Wilson, and that’s just to start. Episodes will run for 30 minutes and are slated to air this summer.
Check out the original sketches over Funny or Die! website.
The website ParArmenian.Net is reporting that Winona, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonhan Carter and Christopher Walken are joining the ‘Page 8′ sequels.
The first installment, Page Eight, aired in 2011 on BBC Two and PBS and starred Bill Nighy, Rachel Weisz, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon and Judy Davis. Nighy will reprise his role as British intelligence officer Johnny Worricker for parts two and three, respectively titled Turks & Caicos and Salting The Battlefield. Fiennes also returns for both. Turks & Caicos is adding Christopher Walken, Winona Ryder, Helena Bonham Carter, Ewen Bremner, James Naughton, Dylan Baker and Zach Grenier. Davis, who was nominated for a supporting actress Emmy for Page Eight, will return for Salting The Battlefield as will Bonham Carter and Bremner along with Saskia Reeves, Kate Burdette and Malcolm Sinclair.
Page Eight, which closed the Toronto Film Festival in 2011, saw Worricker uncover a plot to turn control of MI5 directly over to the prime minister after the head of the organization’s death. Part two will pick up after Worricker leaves his MI5 post and heads to Turks & Caicos where the CIA forces him to deal with a group of ambiguous Americans who are on the islands for a high-level conference. At the same time, an old girlfriend is being asked to betray her boss in London in order to establish an illicit connection between the prime minister and dark goings-on in the war on terror. Salting The Battlefield sees Worricker and the girlfriend on the run from MI5 until Worricker returns home to confront the prime minister in a duel of wits.
Both films are produced by Harry Potter‘s David Heyman and David Barron along with Celia Duval. Exec producers are Carnival’s Gareth Neame and Nigel Marchant and the BBC’s Christine Langan. A start date has yet to be confirmed.