What is the status of White Jazz?
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Nov08

What is the status of White Jazz?

White Jazz may not be dead, but it sure isn’t healthy.The hype for White Jazz was pretty great, acclaimed director Joe Carnahan is a fan of the novel and has made it known he wanted to make a classic film from the James Ellroy novel.Oscar Winner/Hollywood icon George Clooney was attached for the lead, with Chris Pine seemingly set to play Clooney’ sidekick and rumors of Charlize Theron for the main lass.Now Pine has opted to play Captain Kirk for the re-launch of Star Trek and George Clooney has dropped out to focus on the other dozen or so projects on his plate right now.It now looks like White Jazz is quickly becoming a distant...

Clooney drops out of White Jazz.
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Oct21

Clooney drops out of White Jazz.

In the last day, news has broken that Oscar winner George Clooney has dropped out of White Jazz. WJ is based on the novel by James Ellroy.Entertainment Weekly broke the news early Sunday morning, stating that Clooney’s schedule was too heavy at the moment.Last week, I mentioned how busy GC’s schedule was so this is no surprise to me. Clooney’s Leathernecks is requiring more time than was previously thought. As a result, his busy schedule is even more crazy.Director Joe Carnahan had the following comments on it:”Rough weekend. I had a bad feeling after they pushed ‘Leatherheads’ to April because of the...

Casting rumor for White Jazz.
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Oct20

Casting rumor for White Jazz.

This is just a rumor at this point so take it with a grain of salt.There are reports going around that Charlize Theron will be playing Glenda Bledsoe, a hollywood startlet that Dave Klein (George Clooney) falls for, in White Jazz.Carnahan has previously voiced his appreciation for Theron and has said that the part of Bledsoe has been beefed up for the movie.

Chris Pine opts to hang with vulcans instead of Clooney
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Oct16

Chris Pine opts to hang with vulcans instead of Cl...

I previously posted that Chris Pine was up not only for a key role in ths film version of James Ellroy’s White Jazz, but for the role of Captain James T. Kirk in Star Trek. Attempts were being made to work out the scheduling conflicts so Pine could take both roles. It appears those conflicts were too great to overcome.Director Joe Carnahan announced, on his site, that his choice for the role of Junior Stemmons would not be in White Jazz, having choosen another role instead.The young man playing Junior Stemmons has opted to ‘boldly go where no manhas gone before’ and thus, had to bow out of WHITE JAZZ. I’ve been talkingto...

Chris Pine appears set to join Clooney for Ellroy’s White Jazz.
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Oct11

Chris Pine appears set to join Clooney for Ellroy&...

If all goes well, Chris Pine will be joining George Clooney in the big screen version of James Ellroy’s White Jazz. Pine would be playing Junior Stemmons, Clooney’s partner. There are some issues, as Pine is also in negotiations to play Capt. James T. Kirk in J.J. Abrams upcoming Star Trek. Star Trek is slated to film from November to March, while White Jazz is to start shooting in January. According to The Hollywood Reporter, both camps are trying to work things out. But I wonder which role Pine would take if forced to choose a role. Jazz has a lot of buzz behind it and Clooney is gold these days. Star Trek is obviously a huge franchise,...