How He Manifested a Super Role in a Film, Literally
A press release for a current film reveals that the young star was a natural – a natural 'manifester'. He unknowingly used Universal laws and mental principles to manifest a 'super' role in a movie – literally…and in spite of some pretty tremendous odds…
The students of my prosperity program know exactly what the following entertainment news release is about. The clips I copied from the following USA Today news story provide a perfect illustration of prosperity lessons relating to "playing the role" that we desire to become.
First, you will read some facts about the new Superman movie and the unknown actor chosen among thousands of international candidates to play the part.
Then, you will read how he really got the part – by utilizing, without realizing it, the mental and spiritual laws that manifest our desires.
I love this account of the use of law and I am sure you will too.
'SUPERMAN' IS FINALLY READY TO FLY AGAIN
Is Superman finally taking off?
After years of delays, false starts, mounting production costs and a revolving door of players, Warner Bros. has given the green light to the first Superman film in nearly 20 years.
The Man of Steel has not appeared on the big screen since 1987's Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, starring the late Christopher Reeve. Now, all the key pieces seem to be in place.
Superman and his Clark Kent alter ego will be played by Brandon Routh, 25, a former soap opera star. Producers wanted an unknown, as Reeve was before he became a household name with 1978's Superman. (Related story below: New guy in the cape finds he's a snug fit)
The untitled film will begin shooting in Australia next year for release in summer 2006.
Countless screenwriters and several directors have been attached to the project, including McG, Brett Ratner and Tim Burton. All have had vastly different story ideas and visions. Burton wanted Nicolas Cage to play Superman.
At times, it seemed as if every hot young actor in Hollywood was considered or rumored for the role, including Jake Gyllenhaal, Ashton Kutcher, Brendan Fraser, Josh Hartnett, Jude Law and James Caviezel.
NEW GUY IN THE CAPE FINDS HE'S A SNUG FIT
Brandon Routh could not have chosen a more perfect Halloween costume last year.
He showed up at a costume contest at Hollywood's hip Lucky Strike bowling alley wearing a black suit, a tie and a pair of geeky thick-rimmed glasses. His starched white shirt was unbuttoned just so, revealing a blue undershirt emblazoned with the Superman logo. His hair was perfect, right down to the curl on his forehead. He was so convincing, he won first place.
Flash-forward a year. That Clark Kent-Superman getup is no longer just a Halloween costume.
The relatively unknown actor, 25, was thrust into the spotlight Oct. 21 when Warner Bros. announced that Routh would star in its long-awaited Superman movie.
"He's always had a desire to play Superman," says his agent, Mara Santino, who notes that the Halloween costume contest occurred months before the movie role was even a possibility.
Routh (pronounced Rowth) was chosen from thousands of candidates interviewed at casting calls in the USA, Britain, Canada and Australia.
"Casting has always been a challenge," says Jeff Robinov, president of production for Warner Bros. Pictures. "As you look to more recognizable people, it's hard to separate who they are and what they've done from the role of Superman. So we decided to look at unknowns.
"It takes a while to find that odd mix of strength, vulnerability, warmth, likeability. At the same time, you want them to have the size and physicality of what you'd think of as Superman."
Like longtime Man of Steel Christopher Reeve, who died Oct. 10, Routh has square-jawed, chiseled good looks and loves sports.
Routh was unavailable for interviews, but his agent said the actor likes shooting hoops with friends and also swam and played soccer in high school. Routh is 6 feet 2? inches tall; Reeve was 6-4.
"All his life people have told him he was very Clark Kent-Superman-like," Santino says.
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So…what will YOU become today, this week, this year? What role would YOU like to assume?
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