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New & Noteworthy: Colin: Hold the phone

February 16, 2011

By Staff Reporter

Speaking of Farrell, we hear that his current movie, “Phone Booth,” is sort of a “Speed” meets “Dial M for Murder” hybrid. The premise is that, while walking down the street, he happens to answer a ringing pay phone. Naturally, the voice on the line informs him that if he hangs up the phone, he will be shot immediately. Which, in our opinion, is really a hell of a way for the phone company to collect that extra 10 cents for the next three minutes.
The director of this high-concept opus is Joel Schumacher, who can be credited with introducing Colin to American audiences — at least, to those few who weren’t already swooning over Farrell in “Ballykissangel.” In 1998, Schumacher cast a then-unknown Farrell in his wrenching Vietnam war pic, “Tigerland.”

Robbie’s ‘Keen’ on a TV career
He don’t wanna rock, DJ, he wanna be on TV — that’s Robbie Williams’s mantar these days. The studly singer traded London for Los Angeles last year to protect his hard-earned sobriety — which seemed to us like jumping out of the frying pan, into the fire – and to launch an acting career.
The move has paid off: Robbie will make a guest appearance on the new Fox-TV sitcom, “Keen Eddie.” After that, Rob hopes to land a role in the next “Star Wars” movie. We’ve already got a name and a role picked out for him: Robi-Wan, Obi-Wan Kenobi’s hunky and rakish younger brother . . .

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