Three More Walk the Streets of LONDON BOULEVARD

     April 12, 2009

Written by Matt Goldberg

Judging by the new casting, “Brits-only” is the sign on William Monahan’s upcoming crime drama, “London Boulevard” (although Colin Farrell would probably punch me in my Yankee face for calling him a “brit”, that mick-bastard). However, all three new members of the film are from jolly old England.

For those just tuning in, the film revolves around a freshly paroled London criminal (Farrell) who becomes involved with a reclusive young actress (Keira Knightley). First up, there’s Ray Winstone (who appeared in the Monahan-scripted “The Departed”) as a former crime boss (presumably one who has a prior relationship with Farrell’s character but it would be fun if they met at a gathering for former-convicts, sometimes known as a “gang”).

As for a character Farrell’s criminal almost certainly knows already, it’s his sister played by Anna Friel who won many a nerd-heart for her role as “Chuck” on the now-deceased “Pushing Daisies”. She’ll be seen in the upcoming “Land of the Lost” which won’t require her to be British but will require her to hold her own against Will Ferrell and Danny McBride.

Finally, there’s Thewlis as the reclusive actress’ agoraphobic business manager. I’m going to guess that the young actress is in no way successful. It’s like having a writer who’s afraid of words and an editor who’s illiterate. Do people in London actually have these jobs? Is this what London is like: everyone “works” at jobs in which they are no way suited? Is this why their food is terrible?

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