Thursday 24 September 1998
According to Variety, the artistic director of the Donmar Warehouse will begin shooting the low-budget movie in December. Spacey will play a forty- something married man who resolves his mid-life crisis by reinventing himself as a muscle-bound hunk.
To complete the Hollywood-West End connection, The Blue Room, Mendes's latest production, stars - in case you have missed all the Sunday supplements for the last six months - Nicole Kidman.
"BEWARE: PSYCHIATRISTS at work." That is the message that over a quarter of a million figures in showbiz all over the world received last week. According to the Los Angeles Times, the missive from a Scientology-associated group lays the blame for a number of high-profile deaths - including, amongst others, Billie Holliday, Ernest Hemingway, Kurt Cobain, Marilyn Monroe and John Lennon - at the door of psychiatry and psychological practices.
Specifically, the letter, which came from the self-styled Citizens Commission on Human Rights International and whose signatories (according to the article in the LA Times) included actresses Anne Archer and Juliette Lewis, revealed its authors' aims to be "exposing and eradicating criminal acts and human rights abuses [perpetrated] by psychiatry all over the world".
Among the most recent victims of malevolent shrink wrong-doing, says the letter, were the blockbuster producer Don Simpson, the comedian Chris Farley, and INXS singer Michael Hutchence.
Filming to begin on two new series due to be aired on Dave from next year
TVBBC hopes latest Danish import will spell success
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Indonesia executions: Death row British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford will refuse to wear a blindfold when she faces firing squad
- 2 The man who filmed the Freddie Gray video has been arrested at gunpoint
- 3 How the language you speak changes your view of the world
- 4 The top 50 cities for young people to live in
- 5 Uploading pictures to find out how old you are gives Microsoft the right to post them wherever they want
The C-Word - review: Sheridan Smith shines in a warm, honest adaptation of Lisa Lynch's book about living with cancer
X-Men Apocalypse: First look at Jubilee and Jean Grey played by Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner
American Horror Story: Hotel Angela Bassett set to make 'lots of trouble' with Lady Gaga in season 5
Game of Thrones season 5 episode 4 - review: Sansa is in danger of becoming another footnote in Westeros' bloody history
Adam Sandler's The Ridiculous Six: Make-up 'used to darken skin of actors to make them look Native American'
Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents
EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: SNP and its activists 'openly racist' towards the English, Farage says
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils