Richard Armitage… in spandex?

First we get Twitter spoilers from the man himself on his Twitter account with guitar in hand!

Then we get some really clever sleuthing fans ferreting out that Richard has started following the @MidLifeMovie page on Twitter, a page for an upcoming movie called Mid Life Crisis! The excitement grows when he starts following more Mid Life related pages and the movie page follows Richard back! So, the evidence is really mounting… The synopsis on IMDB says about this movie: “Four friends reform their high school band to finally capture their dream, and in the process become an overnight sensation as the joke entry on the UK’s biggest talent show.” And yes, I am slowly allowing myself to get excited for this! This sounds like it will be something very different from what Richard has done before and a light-hearted movie for a change as well! Sounds like the man is challenging himself yet again.

I remember when another favourite actor of mine announced he would do a singing movie. Yep, Colin Firth in Mamma Mia. I know it’s super kitsch and people are either in the hate-it or love-it camp for this one. I’m in the love-it camp, despite it being over the top and the singing not quite living up to expectations all the time. My love for it has a lot to do with the (mid life) cast of the movie and I admit I really liked seeing Colin doing his sweet little song on the boat – also with a guitar in hand!


And, come on, who didn’t crack up at Colin, Pierce Brosnan and Stellan Skarsgard  strutting around in spandex during the end credits?! That alone was worth the price of the movie ticket!

Mamma Mia spandex

So… my question… dare I hope to see Richard in spandex in his Mid Life Crisis movie??? I mean, these men were in their mid life crises as well, after all. A girl can dream…

38 thoughts on “Richard Armitage… in spandex?

  1. Spot on, Esther! Let’s laugh a bit about our mid-life existence and enjoy the antics of some mid-lifers. I liked Mamma Mia, too, and am a huge fan of spoofs like Spinal Tap. So if RA is going to do a comedy for a change – bravo! And if he dons some heavy leather, bonus!

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    1. You know what? I’ve never actually seen Spinal Tap! Heard of, but never seen it. Methinks I need to correct that!
      I love the idea of Richard doing comedy for a change… and music… and singing… and possibly wearing something very form-fitting and chest-revealing? We’ll see… 😉


      1. Spinal Tap is an absolute hoot. Recommended!
        You know what I like even more about the whole music + Richard idea? The opportunity to see the man move to music… Plus, there is nothing sexier than a guitarist mid-riff and a guitarist’s midriff…

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        1. Nice play on words there!
          I’m already working on getting to watch Spinal Tap… should not be a problem. 🙂
          Ah, yes, another great point, seeing Richard move to music! One of the other reasons why I loved “Mamma Mia” is that I could watch Colin Firth (and Pierce Brosnan) dance. 🙂


          1. Hehe, I like both riffs and midriffs… especially when by and on TDH men. Enjoy Spinal Tap – you and your hubs will absolutely love it, I guarantee. And once you have seen that, check out “Best in Show”, another brilliant spoof by the same makers, set in the dog show scene.

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  2. Elanor

    So wie sich das alles anhört, könnte man fast zu hoffen wagen, dass das ein richtig großer Film mit wunderbar britischem Humor wird. Einer, den man in vielen Ländern im Kino (!) zu sehen bekommt, so wie andere britische Komödien… Oh Gott – und dann noch die Vorstellung, dass er die Rolle des Sängers in dieser wiedervereinigten Band übernehmen könnte. Stellt euch die Möglichkeiten vor…
    Ich bin noch unerfahren in diesem Geschäft, aber es hört sich an, als hätte er unterschrieben und es sieht so aus, als würde er sich selber am allermeisten freuen. Was Lustiges mit Tiefgang – fast zu schön, um wahr zu sein.

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  3. I had such a different look in mind for costumes – now my head is all over the place. I liked Mama Mia also, because I like the idea that Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth have no problem lightening up. I also recommend Spinal Tap and Best in Show.

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    1. To be honest, I had a different look in mind as well – but then I thought of Colin and the whole Mamma Mia thing sprung to mind and I got really giddy about it! 🙂
      Thanks also for the show recommendations! I’m working on watching them.


    1. Go and watch them! First it’s Meryl and the girls singing, then they delve into “Waterloo” and then men come on. I could watch that in loop forever…
      Thanks in advance for the link-love. 🙂


  4. squirrel.0072

    Did you read that in the Guardian? “Jude Law: spandex worries led me to reject Superman role”.
    Une autre facette des talents de Richard avec un contre emploi, c’est prometteur!

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