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Posted on October 7, 2011 • 0 Comments
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You may already be aware that Paula Patton is reported to have been cast in the role of antagonist Witch Boom in the upcoming sequel, Who Framed Roger Rabbit 2. However, this movie has certainly been a long time coming – here’s a brief overview of the production story so far.

The original Who Framed Roger Rabbit was actually released back in 1988, and combined live action and animation. Of course, you might suspect that Paula Patton might be used to voice a reboot of the character of Jessica Rabbit, the bewitching supper club singer, who was often seen wearing dazzling dresses and the type of diamond rings at 77Diamonds.com, as well as plenty of other glamorous attire.

However. This is not the role in which she is believed to have been cast, and instead Patton is set to star as Witch Boom.

The original movie was a huge success, and received an overwhelmingly positive critical reception, prompting plans for a sequel soon afterwards. The movie which then went into production was actually a prequel titled Toon Platoon, which told the story of Roger Rabbit’s early years. Steven Spielberg was attached to direct but dropped out, and a re-write of the script was commissioned in 1997. Alan Menken also wrote a collection of songs for the movie, whilst Eric Goldberg came on board as the director of animation.

Test footage for this movie was filmed during 1998, and this was when the project came to a halt. The mix of CGI, traditional animation and live-action did not please Disney. The mix of visual techniques was no longer considered impressive, and to convert all the animated characters to CGI would have cost the studio in excess of $100 million.

The production was cancelled until 2007, when producer and director Frank Marshall revealed that he was still open to the idea. The writers if the original movie, Jeffrey Price & Peter S. Seaman, were then called in to put together a new script, which many of the cartoon sequences being put together digitally. In 2010, the movie’s original associate producer, Don Hahn, confirmed the sequel, with Patton being cast shortly afterwards.



Posted on August 12, 2011 • 0 Comments
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Paula Patton

American actress Paula Patton first hit the movie scene back in 2005 with her leading role in the movie “London”. Born on December 5, 1975, Ms. Patton is most known for her roles in films such as “Idlewild” and “Jumping the Broom”. She was born in Los Angeles to parents Joyce and Charles Patton. Although she started out at UC Berkeley, one year later she chose to make the move to USC Film School where she graduated with honors. Upon graduation, she began a three month stint making PBS documentaries. She later worked as a producer on the show “Medical Diaries” seen on the Discovery Health Channel.

Paula Patton’s career began with a lead role as Alex in the movie “London” back in 2005. In this film, she worked with greats such as Eva Mendes and Will Smith. She followed this up the same year with a supporting role in “Hitch” where she played Mandy and the following year acted with Big Boi and Andre Benjamin in the hit “Idlewild”. Her acting career only took off from there.

Ms. Patton acted in a number of films over the next few years. Her filmography includes such movies as “Mirrors” with Keifer Sutherland and “Deja Vu” with Val Kilmer and Denzel Washington. She almost made the movie to television as she was offered a role on the hit TV show “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”. This did not pan out though as she was offered the lead female part in “Mission: Impossible-Ghost Protocol”. She appeared in one episode of “Law & Order: SVU” before bowing out.

“Jumping the Broom” is Ms. Patton’s latest movie. Released on May 6, 2011 in theaters, it is currently available on both Blu-Ray and DVD. African Americans often follow a tradition of the bride and groom leaping over a broom upon completion of the marital vows which is how this movie received its name. The basis of this movie is similar to many others that have been seen in the past.

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In the film “Jumping the Broom”, two families from different classes must come together when their children choose to marry. The groom comes from a working class family while the bride comes from an upper class background. The bride and groom choose not to announce their marriage until they are forced to as they realize their mothers will not be pleased. The movie focuses on the meeting of the two families in Chilmark which is located on Martha’s Vineyard. Paula Patton plays the bride in this film and is matched with Lax Alonso. Supporting cast for this film includes Mike Epps and Angela Bassett among others.

In “Mission: Impossible-Ghost Protocol” Paula Patton plays Jane Carter. She stars with Tom Cruise in an action packed thriller that will be released on December 21, 2011. Here the Impossible Mission Force has to go undercover to investigate the bombing of the Kremlin by terrorists. The team is to be blamed for carrying out this attack when in fact they are responsible for finding the responsible parties. All members of the team are warned that, if captured, they will be tried as terrorists and charged with inciting global nuclear war. The cast of this movie includes such names as Josh Holloway, Ving Rhames and Lea Seydoux.

Ms. Patton also has her next project lined up. She will by playing Witch Broom in the film “Who Framed Roger Rabbit 2”. This film will be released in 2013 and is already highly anticipated. She may appear in other films between now and then. Only time will tell so be on the lookout for her next big hit.



Posted on June 28, 2011 • 0 Comments

An English-language trailer is supposed to debut later this week, but if you just can’t wait for it, here’s the French trailer for the 4th installment in the Mission: Impossible franchise, titled Ghost Protocol, which sees the return of regulars Tom Cruise, and Ving Rhames, as well as the addition of newcomers Paula Patton, Jeremy Renner, and others, with Renner’s role here being Cruise’s heir apparent, as this might be his last go-round with the franchise.

“Mission Impossible” Trailer from misterbay on Vimeo.



Posted on May 23, 2011 • 0 Comments
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When recent pictures of Jumping the Broom actress Paula Patton’s son with hubby Robin Thicke emerged, the web went crazy with everyone buzzing about the adorable 1-year-old’s blonde hair and blue eyes.

But in an appearance on Chelsea Lately, Paula assured fans that no, the couple did not adopt a Russian baby, and yes, she is in fact Julian’s biological mother.

“Blackness takes time,” joked Patton, who said that people often mistake her for the nanny when she’s out in public with her son.

Though she says — in jest — that she’s threatened to cover the tot in baby oil and sit him out in the sun, Paula’s certain that little Julian will start to look more like his mother in due time adding, “A tan is coming in, the hair’s curlier…..”

So, it’s okay. In the case of Julian Thicke, Paula Patton is the baby’s mother!



Posted on May 10, 2011 • 0 Comments
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I remember when I first met Paula Patton for Idlewild. She was so happy to be costarring in a big movie. Five years later she’s still excitably happy, maybe even happier. She’s the bride to be in the summer wedding comedy Jumping the Broom, and I got to jump in with a few questions during her love fest with the press.

CraveOnline: Paula, did you jump a broom when you got married?

Paula Patton: I did not. Honestly, I’ve got to be really real with you. I did not know of the tradition of jumping the broom until I read the script and that’s the truth. A lot of my friends who have gotten married, they didn’t do it. When I read the script and I started talking to people, I realized it was a tradition. It’s not something that’s done all the time but it is something that’s done. I was fascinated by it and I would have because I love that idea. I think the idea that you’re sweeping the past away and you’re forming a union, you’re jumping into the future to become a family, is a beautiful idea.



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Clashes of class within the African American community are not often depicted on the screen, but “Jumping the Broom” tackles them head-on with humor, compassion and plenty of wisdom.

Director Salim Akil, in a confident feature directorial debut, and a sparkling ensemble cast, working from Elizabeth Hunter and Arlene Gibbs’ insightful script, create an exuberant comedy of universal appeal that easily flows between satire and seriousness.