Isabella Rosellini is in Amsterdam
April and March 1997
-Isabella Rosellini is in Amsterdam to begin shooting on
Jeroen Krabbé's directing debut Left Luggage. According to
Miss Iz, although she thinks the script is wonderful and is
sure that Jeroen will make a wonderful director, she didn't
want to play the role when she was first approached a year
ago. Having been raised as a Roman Catholic, she felt that
playing the role of a Hassidic Jew would perhaps be too
much of a stretch. Mazzeltov! Jeroen's new beard makes it
look as if he'll have less of a problem. One can only
wonder what will become of Left Luggage. Let's just hope
it doesn't turn out to be Old Baggage. Scheduled for
release in the Spring of '98, this Shooting Star Production
also stars Marianne Sagebrecht (of Bagdad Cafe and
Sugarbaby), Laura Fraser, Antonie Kamerling, and Dora van
der Groen. Situated in 70's Belgium, it is the story of a
philosophy student (Fraser) who, unable to endure the
complicated relationship she has with her parents
(Sagebrecht and Goudsmit) any longer, leaves for her
politically involved boyfriend (Kamerling) and goes to work
as a nanny in the home of an orthodox Jewish family (Krabbé
and Rossellini). A whole new Hassidic world opens up
before her as she travels through her rites of passage. By
the way, the title comes from the two suitcases that her
father, a concentration camp survivor, buried during the
war. He wants to dig them up in an attempt to reclaim the
past while the mother, another survivor, would prefer to
forget the past.
-Kevin Costner has begun shooting for his lead role in The
Postman. Ding dong?
-Find out if Schwarzenegger is frigid as he joins a
poisonous Uma alongside the Gotham group (with George
Clooney under the mask this time around). Further details,
until the Green Hartnett's review for Batman & Robin is
available, can be retrieved @ www.batman.com and the
-Here in Holland, I'm still grabbing my spray can tight and
waiting for the premiere of Joe's Apartment. Maybe I've
been away from New York for too long.
-Hail, Hale-Bopp! Wondering who will be the first on the
tail to make the first film version? And whether
containers will be included in the tie-in merchandising?
-The Green Goddesses for 1996 will be listed soon. Is
-The 24th of the March is the moment for the stars in the
galaxy to don their black ties and gowns. Yes, the Oscars®
will be handed out once again. And remember, when the
Oscars® are offered the Green Goddess cannot be far behind.
Michael Biehn, star of Asteroid, said, during an
interview, "I'm not too worried about getting hit by an
asteroid, but people say it could happen."
-Sonja Barend, Dutch talk show host, treated potential
viewers during a teaser to one of her TV programs last
month with the following statement, "Parents who kill their
children. Should the press and television keep their
mouths shut about such a topic. We'll be discussing that
tonight in our show."
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