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https://geektyrant.com/news/hugh-grant-looking-to-star-in-mormon-missionary-horror-film-heretic-from-a-quiet-place-writers

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Hugh Grant has jumped on board a new horror film project set up at A24 titled Heretic, and it will be directed by Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, who wrote A Quiet Place. Hugh Grant doesn’t really do horror films, so this is definitely a different kind of genre for him to play around in.

The movie is said to follow two Mormon sister missionaries “who attempt to convert a man that turns out to be far more dangerous than they could have anticipated.” I imagine that Grant will be taking on the role of the eccentric man if he ends up being officially cast.

Chloe East, who appeared in Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans, is also in talks to join the movie, and she could end up being cast as one of the Sister missionaries.

Can't say I'm enthused about this.

Thanks,

-Smac

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LDS sister missionaries? If so I'm sure the majority will be far from realistic and not portrayed correctly, LDS characters and scenes. Even when LDS people are there to coach it like on Hulu's show, Under the Banner of Heaven, wasn't realistic much. 

 

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I don't particularly care for blood and guts horror films, but I can get behind a good horror/thriller hybrid (e.g., What Lies Beneath). So long as they keep it PG-13 (and in that vein), there's a chance it might be entertaining. The studio backing the project has been hit and miss over the years, but a couple of them have been really solid hits. So I guess we'll see.

 

 

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The only show I liked Hugh Grant in for the most part was Notting Hill. I think this premise could be too close to home though. I know many stories don't come out but sister missionaries have been gravely harmed on their missions. 

Here's this about the show: https://geektyrant.com/news/hugh-grant-looking-to-star-in-mormon-missionary-horror-film-heretic-from-a-quiet-place-w

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54 minutes ago, Tacenda said:

The only show I liked Hugh Grant in for the most part was Notting Hill.

I thought he was pretty good in Love, Actually.

He was in Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves lately but it was not his best part.

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1 hour ago, Tacenda said:

The only show I liked Hugh Grant in for the most part was Notting Hill. I think this premise could be too close to home though. I know many stories don't come out but sister missionaries have been gravely harmed on their missions. 

Here's this about the show: https://geektyrant.com/news/hugh-grant-looking-to-star-in-mormon-missionary-horror-film-heretic-from-a-quiet-place-w

He was really good in About a Boy. Have you seen that one?

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There are eight hundred gagiillion bad horror movies based-on-Catholic-themes out there, often stories of possession, or lucifer busting out of hell, or demons in the vatican, or some such.  One even starred Arnold Schwarzenegger.

I would guess I'm as excited about this movie, as any of my Catholic friends are about the latest one related to them.  (Possibly slightly more excited, because it means that we're finally big and cool and well-known enough to make hollywood think they can make money off our name recognition factor.)

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17 minutes ago, LoudmouthMormon said:

There are eight hundred gagiillion bad horror movies based-on-Catholic-themes out there, often stories of possession, or lucifer busting out of hell, or demons in the vatican, or some such.  One even starred Arnold Schwarzenegger.

I would guess I'm as excited about this movie, as any of my Catholic friends are about the latest one related to them.  (Possibly slightly more excited, because it means that we're finally big and cool and well-known enough to make hollywood think they can make money off our name recognition factor.)

I think the Exorcist is basically positive, although that movie is not for the kiddos. Sister Act was funny and wasn't mocking. Of Gods and Men was beautiful (highly recommend). Spotlight was tough, but the church's treatment wasn't undeserved. In the Name of the Rose was good as a film, but it exploits the religious orders and people living in the Middle Ages in general.

But there are plenty of exploitation flicks. Exorcisms, crusaders, nuns, students at Catholic school....they come with the territory.

I'm one of 7 people who saw September Dawn. That film couldn't have gone over well with LDS audiences.

 

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1 hour ago, OGHoosier said:

I thought he was pretty good in Love, Actually.

He was in Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves lately but it was not his best part.

Like I told bluebell...haha. 

But it seems strange I'm this way about him, especially since it's different when it comes to other stars. I guess I might need to rethink this and give a couple of movies another chance. 

 

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56 minutes ago, LoudmouthMormon said:

There are eight hundred gagiillion bad horror movies based-on-Catholic-themes out there, often stories of possession, or lucifer busting out of hell, or demons in the vatican, or some such.  One even starred Arnold Schwarzenegger.

I would guess I'm as excited about this movie, as any of my Catholic friends are about the latest one related to them.  (Possibly slightly more excited, because it means that we're finally big and cool and well-known enough to make hollywood think they can make money off our name recognition factor.)

So true. I have to admit that the number of horror movies dealing with Catholic situations and imagery is one of the reasons that I find no personal value in crosses and crucifixes. They remind me of scary things because that’s where I’ve mostly been exposed to them. It really is very sad and I don’t like that. My mind has made that connection.

I don’t even really like horror movies that much.  I can’t imagine someone who watches them all, and the impact it has on them.

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5 minutes ago, Tacenda said:

Yes, but I guess "Notting Hill" ruined it because it was so good, if that makes any sense. :)

I’ve never seen Notting Hill, so I really can’t comment on that. I’m not much for romantic comedies and him as a romantic lead. Kind of makes me shudder.  

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19 minutes ago, bluebell said:

I’ve never seen Notting Hill, so I really can’t comment on that. I’m not much for romantic comedies and him as a romantic lead. Kind of makes me shudder.  

I strongly urge you to see it, lol. It's more than romance, there's many good parts and love the ending so much with his character's family and roommate. Have you ever heard the quote: "I'm also just a girl standing in front of a boy asking him to love her"? Here's a clip and Hugh is quite loveable in this movie, IMO. 

I will only watch the same movie over and over with just a few films and this one is one of them, but understand people aren't just like me. So no need to feel like you have to watch it. :)

 

 

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10 minutes ago, Tacenda said:

I strongly urge you to see it, lol. It's more than romance, there's many good parts and love the ending so much with his character's family and roommate. Have you ever heard the quote: "I'm also just a girl standing in front of a boy asking him to love her"? Here's a clip and Hugh is quite loveable in this movie, IMO. 

I will only watch the same movie over and over with just a few films and this one is one of them, but understand people aren't just like me. So no need to feel like you have to watch it. :)

 

 

I have heard that quote, and I know it comes from that movie. I’m not the best with recommending romantic comedies to so don’t feel judged! I know a ton of people really love that movie, it’s just not my genre in general. I’ve actually tried to watch it before and couldn’t get through it.  His roommate in the movie, or whoever that guy is that’s always in his underwear, is just gross. It’s hard for me to watch any scenes that he is in. I also don’t think Hugh Grant is at all attractive and so watching him being a romantic lead is kind of cringey to me.

I guess I’m just weird, because I know that movie is popular for a reason.:pardon: :lol:

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I'm sure the phenomena of LDS Sister Missionaries that inspires many people also inspires concern for their wellbeing, as two young woman unescorted walking into unfamiliar, poor, or rural neighborhoods, knocking on doors most sane locals wouldn't, or foolish to be lured in by someone taking advantage of their trusting goodness, is a likely in some creative minds a possible scenario for a bad thing to happen. The panicky junior companion is probably doomed. It is a horror, not a thriller?

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1 hour ago, MustardSeed said:

With those outfits, who needs a badge. 

Yeah, you can't always spot the tag from far off any way, but you can tell the type from faraway.

Two collage youths in suits/dresses, mostly riding bikes and carrying backpack = LDS missionary

Two middle aged men (never seen the females) in suits, usually in a car and carrying a briefcase = JW missionary

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