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Boogie Nights was a classic that gets better each time i see it. apparently Lions Gate Films saw room for improvement though with their new movie Wonderland. obviously the film isn't attempting to recycle the boogie nights script but the subject matter appears to be similar enough that wonderland will have a tough act to follow.



Val Kilmer to play late porn king John Holmes
BY CHARLES LYONS AND MICHAEL FLEMING
Reuters

NEW YORK - Val Kilmer will play late porn king John Holmes in "Wonderland," a movie about the 1981 involvement of Holmes and his teenage lover in a quadruple homicide, to be distributed by Lions Gate Films.

Producers and Lions Gate also are in advanced negotiations with Josh Lucas ("Sweet Home Alabama"), Kate Bosworth ("Blue Crush") and Lisa Kudrow to co-star. Christina Applegate and Kevin Pollak are in talks to join the cast.

Shooting will begin in Los Angeles in early November under the direction of James Cox ("Highway").

The script, based on the true tale of the murders on Wonderland Avenue in Los Angeles, was penned by Todd Samovitz, D. Loriston Scott, Captain Mauzner and Cox.

"What always interested me in this project is the truth of the incident," Cox told Daily Variety. "True crime has always been a passion of mine. But this was not just a murder story. There is also a unique love story, elevating this film above noir crime and making it universal."

Cox said he and the other writers had, after looking over all the second-hand material on the murders, interviewed Holmes' ex-wife and his girlfriend at the time. Both have been involved in the project creatively.

Cox said Kilmer was always his first choice to play Holmes, who died in 1988 of AIDS complications.

"Wonderland" is not the first project inspired by the Wonderland murders: Killer Films and Magnet Entertainment are developing "Superstar 81," penned by Tristan Patterson, which like "Boogie Nights" sets a fictional protagonist in the porn world.
 

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I saw the E True Hollywood Story on John Holmes. It was actually really interesting. The movie should be entertaining, to say the least.
 

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How is this story like Boogie Nights? (except that it's set in the porn industry)
wellllll the dirk diggler character was actually inspired by holmes, like boogie nights this movie will be centered around a love story with mr. holmes, set in the early 80's porn film industry, features characters going over-board on drugs, and each have a few women on the cast i wouldn't mind pluggin.
 

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I would have done roller skater girl from Boogie Nights. I would have done the mom too. I hope the girls in this new movie are cute n hot too. :D
 

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that bosworth chick and christina applegate are in this one. there was a time when i wanted to do christina applegate but i havent seen her in a while to make the call.

btw im crossing my fingers for no guy frontal nudity this time. it wasnt necessary in boogie nights and i'm pretty sure everyone already knows john holmes was hung like a donkey anyway.
 
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