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Dreamy-Eyed Daniel Craig Considers Blindness

I always love an excuse to write about Daniel Craig — it means looking for photos of him, after all — but this news is particularly cool. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the James Bond actor is in talks to star in Blindness, a movie based on the Jose Saramago novel of the same name.

Julianne Moore is also being considered, which is interesting, since the premise reminds me a bit of Children of Men. According to the HR, "the story chronicles an epidemic of blindness that sweeps through an unnamed contemporary city." The only person left with the sense of sight is a doctor's wife and, thankfully, the filmgoers. The film will be directed by Fernando Meirelles, whose resume includes such captivating movies as The Constant Gardener and City of God. I haven't read Blindness, but now I really want to. If you have, tell me what you think.

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kimmie33 kimmie33 10 years
Ok... I agree with some of you..Daniel isn't the most handsome man Ive ever seen, but I saw him in a beach scene from Casino Royale. Not too shabby!
bugness bugness 10 years
Daniel Craig just gets better and better looking every time I see him. It's a good thing he and my boyfriend have the same first name. You know, in case the attraction becomes an obsession that makes me call out his name lol. -Bug
snickerdoodle snickerdoodle 10 years
I enjoyed Blindness very much, but I'm a little concerned at the fact that a book intentionally written to "blind" the reader (no speaker tags, none of the characters have names, sentences stretch on for what seems like pages) is going to be made into a film. Especially a big-name-actor film. Are they planning on turning this abstract, stylistic novel into a linear drama? I'm not sure what to think.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 10 years
Blindness is one of my favorite books! This is exciting. I think Julianne Moore would be great as the doctor's wife. I reviewed the book here back in October.
a-geek a-geek 10 years
Like most/all Saramago books, Blindness was a complex and moving story. It was also a disturbing read, so I have to imagine that any adaptation for the screen will be so watered down that the real story will be lost. Would be very interested in watching anyhow, though.
mallomar mallomar 10 years
I read this a couple of years ago. Very interesting and realistic (and depressing), with some shocking/haunting passages . The comparison to Children of Men is definitely there in that it examines the total breakdown of society and what happens when people are left to their more animalistic devices. The doctor's wife is definitely the hero so Julianne Moore or whoever ends up playing her would end up being the star. I didn't picture her looking anything like Julianne Moore when I was reading it though. I pictured a slightly older, more refined woman... quiet but with a deep well of inner strength. Perhaps someone more along the lines of a Joan Allen.
Maggie-Mae Maggie-Mae 10 years
I don't see the appeal of Daniel Craig- I guess he's just not my cup of tea...
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