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    The Singing Detective - 10/24

    From Hollywood.com

    Synopsis: Dan Dark, an unsuccessful and bedridden novelist with a crippling disease, begins to mentally rewrite one of his novels, "The Singing Detective," with himself in the leading role. He drifts off into a fantasy world set in 1945 with spies, criminals and '40s music. Under the care of the eccentric Dr. Gibbon--who slowly aids the despairing Dark to use his imagination and its creations as a bridge into himself--the mental voyage ends up becoming the key to conquering his illness.
    Rating: MPAA R: strong sexual content, language and some violence
    Runtime: 109 mins.

    Cast & Role

    Robert Downey Jr -- Dan Dark
    Robin Wright-Penn -- Nicola/Nina
    Mel Gibson -- Dr Gibbon
    Jeremy Northam -- Mark Binney
    Carla Gugino -- Betty Dark/Hooker
    Adrien Brody -- First Hood
    Alfre Woodard -- Chief of Staff
    Katie Holmes -- Nurse Mills
    "That's Numberwang!"

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    I watched the tv series of this years ago in the UK.
    I just can't imagine it as a movie, much less with Katie Holmes in the role previously filled by Joanne Whalley-Kilmer. That does not sit well with me.

    Michael Gambon (the new Dumbledore) played the lead role, but I do think Downey Jr could do a good job with the character.

    I'm not sold on the idea of turning this onto a movie.
    "That's Numberwang!"

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    Hmm...this one sounds interesting. It looks like it has a good cast, and story sounds intriguing. I'll probably go see it.

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