Friday, April 15, 2011

Wow! This Is David Hyde Pierce Like I Never Thought I'd See Him

I always liked David Hyde Pierce as Dr. Crane's wacky little brother, Niles, on the hit tv show "Frasier." But never in a million years would I have ever pegged him for being the perfect replacement for Dr. Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter. No, he's not playing that iconic role in his latest upcoming movie, The Perfect Host -- but damn if he doesn't display the glimmer of a Tony Hopkins-esque functional psychopath here. Watch the film's excellent trailer below and tell me you don't see it:





What do you think? Couldn't he totally be Hannibal Lecter if they were to make another movie in that series? Not that I think they should, mind you. But wow, DHP, I'm impressed. And what an intriguing premise! I'm now completely psyched to catch this thriller. How about you?

11 comments:

  1. Freaky - I might like it - at least I couldn't say it was too slow for me...

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  2. WOW. This is so my kind of movie. He totally had a Lecter vibe! Surprising!

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  3. Well, I've always known him to be a fantastic actor, so it is no surprise that he can pull off such a creepy performance. Love how the tables get turned on the criminal.

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  4. Kim -- LOL! It's definitely no The King's Speech. :)

    Jen -- I figured this would be right down your alley. I love thrillers, too!

    Ian -- I know, the tables being turned is such a great premise. I also like the psychological aspects of what's really going on at this supposed "dinner party." At least, from what I'm able to gather by the clues in the trailer.

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  5. How freakish is that? He totally could be a younger version of the HL! Wow. And I loved him as Niles! He was hysterical!

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  6. Yeah, Niles was my dude! He definitely pulls off the psycho vibe. Looking forward to this one.

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  7. I don't see why you would be surprised, David. From the first ep of Fraiser I saw him in, I knew that DHP would make an excellent psychopath. I'm not quite sure he's on the same level as Hannibal though.

    DHP has a marvelous gift for seemingly effortless sarcastic wit that would be wasted if he played Hannibal. Still, DHP would give an excellent performance in the role if he were cast.

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  8. LOVE LOVE LOVE DHP! Though he will always be Niles to me, this looks outrageous (in a good way). He really did have some freaky Hannibal-esque moments!!!! Good call! This looks really interesting!

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  9. Cool! I'm so glad so many people are liking this trailer. I didn't even know this movie was coming out until just now. Completely slipped under my radar. And it seems everyone loves Niles! :)

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  10. Oh, I love Niles. But I was watching Frasier for Daphne.

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  11. Of course, Rod. How did I know? :)

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