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#1 Toxteth_OGrady

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Posted 22 January 2017 - 08:47 AM

Maybe I'm a bit late to the party here, but did anyone know about this?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6110504/

#2 Odd Jobbies

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Posted 22 January 2017 - 10:37 AM

I didn't - thanks for the heads up.

 

According to IMDB Greenbaum is a writer/director which is great - means he'll be an invested helmer, rather than a gun for hire. He seems to have done sone TV and a doco, but this is his first scripted feature (or did i miss a credit?).

 

Lawson doesn't appear to be an obvious casting, so lets hope it's done to his acting chops. Interestingly Jane Seymour is in the movie!

 

Peter Hunt is in there, so, obviously they're covering the casting/shoot of OHMSS. But i don't see Cubby Broccoli or Harry Salzman in the cast list, so i'd guess they're skirting around the more litigious matters and keeping it strictly about Lazenby's inner workings, or lack of considering the staggeringly naive decision he made.

 

There's a a listing for 'Young George' which further suggests this is going to really be about George and light on Bond insights.

 

Looking forward to this - thanks, Toxteth :)



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Posted 22 January 2017 - 12:02 PM

It was announced last summer. It is a biopic for television by Hulu: http://www.slashfilm...es/#more-367843

 

Thanks for the link. Josh Lawson is... Australian! :)

 

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#4 Odd Jobbies

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Posted 22 January 2017 - 04:10 PM

According to that Slash article it's a doc, featuring Lazenby (now) talking about his experiences. That fits better with the director's resume than a scripted feature/biopic.

 

TBH i think i'm looking forward to it even more as a doc. I guess Lawson is around for the reconstruction/docu-drama elements.



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Posted 07 February 2017 - 02:40 PM

The world premiere will be held at the SXSW Film Festival in March, 2017.

 

 

The official synopsis:

"The stranger-than-fiction true story of George Lazenby, a poor Australian car mechanic who, through an unbelievable set of circumstances, landed the role of James Bond in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969), despite having never acted a day in his life. Then after being offered the next seven Bond films and a $1 million signing bonus, he turned it all down."



#6 Toxteth_OGrady

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 07:27 PM

We have a trailer!

http://ew.com/movies...ialflow_twitter

#7 sharpshooter

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 01:28 AM

Looks pretty good actually, and having George on board gives me more reason to watch. 



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Posted 09 March 2017 - 01:41 PM

I'm still not sold (at all) on the casting, but it looks like fun and of course worth watching for Lazenby's own contribution.



#9 Toxteth_OGrady

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 07:56 PM

Review:

http://www.austinchr...-becoming-bond/

Good enough for me.

#10 Toxteth_OGrady

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 08:02 AM

http://www.express.c...ret-Service-set

Gotta love this guy.

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 08:10 AM

The Piz Gloria lifestyle as depicted in OHMSS was a reality for George.



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Posted 19 March 2017 - 05:37 PM

The film has picked up an Audience Award at the SXSW Film Festival.

http://bit.ly/SXSW-Film-Awards

 

It also currently has a 9.1 rating on IMDb.

 

Really looking forward to seeing it.



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Posted 22 March 2017 - 06:17 PM

The international premiere will be held at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival in May.



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Posted 23 March 2017 - 05:30 AM

OHMSS is my favourite Bond film. For someone who had never acted before I really like George's human and athletic performance. Plus he's an Aussie like me! History is history, but I have to admit, I wouldn't give up the Moore era for anything. I think OHMSS works really well as a one-shot. It makes it more special and poignant, and I kind of enjoy the 'what could've been' daydreaming that comes with it.



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Posted 14 April 2017 - 03:36 PM

'Becoming Bond' will be screening in May at the American Essentials Film Festival in Australia.



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Posted 22 April 2017 - 10:57 AM

If anyone wants tickets to the Toronto screening on May 4th or 5th let me know.   I posted over on James Bond Canada's facebook page.

http://https://www.f...JamesBondCanada



#17 Toxteth_OGrady

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 08:04 AM

Is there going to be any way of seeing this film in the UK?




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