Anna Kendrick to Cathy in L5Y in California

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Posted: 10/21/12 at 10:15am
I'm looking forward to it! Sounds perfect to me.
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Anna Kendrick to Cathy in L5Y in California#2
Posted: 10/21/12 at 10:24am
YES!

Wish this was in NY!
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Posted: 10/21/12 at 10:27am
I wish she'd play the role in Second Stage's NY production this season! I'd love to see her as Cathy.
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Anna Kendrick to Cathy in L5Y in California#4
Posted: 10/21/12 at 11:28am
Whoa whoa whoa. This isn't just her playing the role on stage in California. This is a film adaptation.
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Anna Kendrick to Cathy in L5Y in California#5
Posted: 10/21/12 at 11:35am
Kendrick, next in “The Twilight Saga : Breaking Dawn Part 2? (the ticket sales of which will likely make up for the poor performance of “Pitch Perfect”

Yeah, of course, totally.

Except for the fact that she is not in this Twilight movie this go-around.

And I'd watch Pitch Perfect any day over Twilight.
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Posted: 10/21/12 at 11:39am
I loved PITCH PERFECT. And I have no idea how or why this author is calling it's box office performance "poor." It's already made $46,000,000 from a $17,000,000 budget. Sure, it's no blockbuster phenomenon, but it's definitely not a flop.
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Posted: 10/21/12 at 12:30pm
Just like to point out that this guy calls him Robert Jason Brown in this article.

Robert. Jason. Brown.
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Posted: 10/21/12 at 12:50pm
Justin Timberlake as Jamie?
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Anna Kendrick to Cathy in L5Y in California#9
Posted: 10/21/12 at 12:51pm
I would flip for Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Jamie!
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Anna Kendrick to Cathy in L5Y in California#10
Posted: 10/21/12 at 4:53pm
Does this need to be a film? Would it actually make a good film?
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Posted: 10/21/12 at 5:21pm
^ Yes. It needs to be...
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Posted: 10/21/12 at 6:11pm
I don't really see how this could possibly make a film. The whole point is that they're never interacting and each of them are living the relationship the opposite way. Seems like it would confuse the average movie-goer.

LOVE the choice of Anna Kendrick though.
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Posted: 10/21/12 at 6:18pm
No idea how this will work on film, but I'm excited to see it attempted.

I'm also excited about this casting, and the suggestion of Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
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Posted: 10/21/12 at 8:25pm
Oh. You're right. That article was so poorly written.
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Anna Kendrick to Cathy in L5Y in California#15
Posted: 10/21/12 at 8:29pm
Three personal reactions:
1. I would LOVE to see a movie version of TL5Y
2. The article read as if it was written by a ten year old.
3. I have absolutely no idea who Anna Kendrick is! lol
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Posted: 10/21/12 at 11:55pm
I think a sung-through movie seems kinda boring.
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Posted: 10/22/12 at 1:14am
She needs to do it on stage, not so sure that this film will work out but I'll see it for her, she's amazing.
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Anna Kendrick to Cathy in L5Y in California#18
Posted: 10/22/12 at 1:20am
As always, this reeks of pure PR BS. There's no deal, there's no script, there's no nothing. They're going to "shop" it in Santa Monica? It is to laugh.
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Anna Kendrick to Cathy in L5Y in California#19
Posted: 10/22/12 at 1:23am
They're obviously looking for a distributor, bk, but the project is very real. I don't know how in the world you could open up the story and convey the difference in time progression successfully on film, but Richard LaGravenese has been working on the script for close to two years. Jason Robert Brown's been alluding to the movie adaptation without mentioning LaGravenese's name for some time, so I'm surprised it's taken this long to leak. The issue in the way of getting the green-light (per JRB) was always getting name actors for the two leads, and now that Kendrick opened PITCH PERFECT to pretty significant success, I'm not surprised she's who they went after.

My money's on Joseph Gordon-Levitt ending up as Jamie, though that's based purely on my own internal logic and not on any inside information. He and Kendrick were pretty incredible opposite one another in 50/50, and that kind of intense chemistry is crucial for subject matter as intimate as this. Besides, considering he's rumored to be developing a remake of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Gordon-Levitt certainly seems interested in exploring doing a musical on screen. This would be the perfect vehicle for him.

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Posted: 10/22/12 at 1:37am
My point is simple: No money. No deal. No nothing. If you have a screenplay and can get Miss Kendrick attached, you'll be in the same boat.

They're drumming up interest. That I get. If they get money, the more power to them.
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Anna Kendrick to Cathy in L5Y in California#21
Posted: 10/22/12 at 1:08pm
"the meet, the break-up, the make-up, the nuptials..."

So Jamie and Cathy get back together in this version? :P
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Posted: 10/22/12 at 1:56pm
bob8rich - She's a Tony and Oscar nominated actress. Google is your friend.
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Anna Kendrick to Cathy in L5Y in California#23
Posted: 10/22/12 at 3:40pm
I can't begin to imagine it as a movie.
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Anna Kendrick to Cathy in L5Y in California#24
Posted: 10/22/12 at 8:27pm
My first reaction is that Anna looks young to play Cathy.