Sunday, September 03, 2017

Not So Great Dane

Hollywood is a crapshooter's game.  And sometimes certain people seem like the right bet--especially if you can sign them before they blow up and demand more money.

I guess that's how a bunch of producers felt about Dane DeHaan.  A few years ago he was in the surprise hit Chronicle, and since then he's done this and that. But 2017 looked like it might be the year of Dane, since he got to star in A Cure For Wellness, Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets and Tulip Fever.

Have you seen any of these films?  Have you even heard of them?  Or Dane DeHaan, for that matter?  I noted this trifecta a few months ago, and now they've all opened and flopped.

I don't know if DeHaan is to blame, but he certainly didn't help.  Valerian was one of the most expensive films of the year, and DeHaan played Valerian himself (though some people who saw the film weren't sure).

What I do know is DeHaan will probably not be offered leads in any major films for a while. I'm not saying his career is over, but it's not looking as good as it was a year ago.


Blogger New England Guy said...

We almost saw Tulip Fever last night. But the missus was afraid they'd talk "with old-timey voices"

So we didn't get to go.

3:02 PM, September 03, 2017  
Anonymous Lawrence King said...

The previews for Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets gave me a slight desire to see the movie. But then I heard that they were bragging that the Valerian comic book was one of George Lucas' sources for Star Wars, and that made it sound much less interesting.

4:07 PM, September 03, 2017  

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