It’s a joy spreading good news about good people, particularly those you’ve known personally for a long time.
Actor cum Writer Danny Strong snagged himself a longer stay at the big kids’ table today scoring the scripting job on Lionsgate’s “Hunger Games : Mockingjay” two-parter.
Danny, also recently hired to put pen to paper on the third “Da Vinci Code” flick (he’s gotten cosy with Mr Hanks over the past couple of years; lottery-ticket of an introduction there!), bet out a slew of big-time writers for the job, including Drew Goddard of “Cabin in the Woods” ‘acclaim’.
Having known Danny since my marketing days, I coudldn’t be prouder! He’s always been steadily employed – you’ll recall he had a recurring role on “Buffy, the Vampire Slayer” (playing Jonathan) for years – but it wasn’t until he sold his “Game Change” script, in turn resulting in his anointment as the go-to guy for scripting politically-driven telemovies, that Dan really found his place in the industry. The job adaptating Suzanne Collins’ “Mockingjay” into a two big-time blockbuster movies solidifies his future and, I assure you Hunger Games fans, guarantees us a couple of very good movies; Danny writes character’s deep, profound and complex, his scripts are enthused with as much emotion as they are detail, and more so, having been involved “Buffy”, he knows ‘genre’.
The two “Hunger Games : Mockingjay” flicks roll out Nov. 21, 2014, and Nov. 20, 2015, respectively.
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Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.