She’s got a mean swing. (x)
Dianna Agron praising The Family cast & director Luc Besson.
The Blakes. Don’t mess up with them.
Belle always gets what she wants.
Well, I’ve read the book when I already knew she was Belle so I imagined her as Belle when I was reading the book. You know, it’s not like you read a book and later you learn that this actor is gonna play this character and you think “Oh yeah good choice” or “Oh no not this one!”.
Since it is said many, many times in the book how beautiful Belle is, no I wasn’t surprised that Dianna got the role seeing how beautiful she is. She’s probably one of the most beautiful actress of her generation right now, that can look young enough to play a teenager. Belle had this bitchy side that Dianna can pull off easily as Quinn, so that was easy too. So not really, not reading the book anyway. Apart from the racket scene that is a real action scene, it was nothing really new for Dianna to play.
I got surprised when we got to know that Besson had changed Belle’s storyline and that Belle was way more badass than she is in the book, the scene at the end of the trailer for example. Dianna with guns? Wow so new (Not, let’s not talk about TKO!)
As a fan of Dianna, I’ve always believed she could do this but knowing and seeing it is different you know? Of course we’ve only seen the trailer but she seems believable so that makes me happy. Now the only interrogation mark is her scene with the professor… but seeing Dianna in an early days playing an almost sex scene well… I’m sure she can do it too.
At the end it’s a question of “how good can she pull off as Belle”? And I guess we’ll get our answer when we’ll see the movie. :)
Well I must say I’ve read the book almost a year ago so even though I remember the big storyline, I don’t remember even single detail. I actually wanted to re read it a few weeks ago. Was outside, enjoying the sun and I started the first chapter… wanted to keep going but then it was raining all day and I like to read outside. :P So I didn’t continue my reread & I might have forgotten some stuff. But, from what I remember…
The beginning of the trailer is really like the book. Well not the first scenes with Fred in NYC but when it starts in France. The big difference is that in the book, Fred is a writer (like he wants to write his memoirs about his life, his time in the mafia) and it’s an important element, while there’s absolutely no mention of this in the trailer or even in the synopsis of the movie. But other than that yeah, Belle and her racquet (racket?) is supposed to happen at night but in the trailer it’s during the day but… not a big difference, Warren at school (in the book he gets bullied but reacted like he does in the trailer to “run the school”), Maggie in the supermarker… I don’t know if it’s just the trailer but in the book when she hears them talking it’s not just “Stupid American”, they actually critic the Americans in a very bad way and Maggie really feels hurt.
What I like the most is the “How was your day?” “Fine” because that’s exactly what’s in the book, haha. It’s hilarious, it’s right after Belle comes home after hitting the boys, she helps her mom & Warren and Fred comes into the kitchen asking this.
And well after it’s a little bit different of course. The ‘action scene’.
- Warren uses guns in the book while he doesn’t in the trailer but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t in the movie of course.
- Maggie is in the action scene in the book, we don’t see it in the trailer but I’m pretty sure it was shot because I remember that the day of La Cité du Cinéma inauguration, I think Luc Besson said that Pfeiffer had shot action scenes all day.
- And Belle well that’s the major difference in the trailer because she doesn’t do anything of this in the book. Like you see her hitting two persons & with her guns and I’m pretty sure it’s not the case in the book. She runs from the mafia guys, yes. But that’s all I think. From what I remember.
I think that’s pretty much it… I should read the book again, it could help. :P Also we only see a few seconds of each scene in the trailer, while in the movie it might be longer. For example I could say that Belle is supposed to hit two guys with her racquet, while in the trailer she only hit one but I don’t know the whole scene you know? Maybe it’s just the cutting for the trailer… I guess I’ll be able to compare book/movie once I’ve watched the movie. :)