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Indiana Jones, National Treasure and The Librarian?

If you’re a fan of Indiana Jones or National Treasure be sure to check out the third installment of TNT’s hugely successful Librarian franchise, featuring Noah Wyle as Flynn Carsen in The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice. Co-staring in this installment is Bob Newhart (Elf, Bob Newhart Show) and Jane Curtin (Our Town, 3rd Rock from the Sun) who send this bookish hero, Flynn, off to New Orleans to relax.

We can all certainly agree that the hunt for ancient relics is not a 8 to 5 job, it is life consuming and Flynn Carsen has just about had enough. He wants a real life that involves a steady romantic relationship and his own schedule, however, it’s not long before he finds out that he is needed to prevent an evil vampire’s plot to use the Judas Chalice to bring the notorious Prince Vlad Dracul back to life so he can wreck havoc on the world and rescue a kidnapped professor (Bruce Davison, X-Men, Knight Rider) with the help of a beautiful nightclub singer (Stana Katic, Feast of Love) who has made it her life mission to protect the Judas Chalice from falling into the wrong hands.

The Librarian

I’ve enjoyed the other two installments of The Librarian (Quest for the Spear and Return to King Solomon’s Mines) and was looking forward to the premiere of The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice, but then I’m a huge fan of all the Indian Jones and National Treasure movies. This made-for-TV movie did not disappoint.

I was hooked from the get-go with Flynn’s frustration in not being able to lead a normal life and his hilarious antics trying to explain this to Charlene (Jane Curtin) and Judson (Bob Newhart) who don’t understand and offer up a pretty lame pep talk. I’ve always like Bob Newharts dry sense of humor on screen and Jane Curtin’s overly excitable personality – like when Flynn is overspending in an auction.

So off Flynn goes to New Orleans for a little R&R and happens upon a beautiful night club singer, Simone Renoir (Stana Katic) who captivated Flynn with her soulful and passionate singing. The chemistry between Flynn and Simone is dynamic and they make a great duo fighting for the good of the world. In this video you’ll see Stana’s audition for the new leading lady and I wholeheartedly agree with the directors/producers that is certainly someone to keep our eyes on. She is a very talented actress and I look forward to seeing what role she plays in next.

The nefarious vampire with the evil plot captures Professor Lazlo (Bruce Davison) so he can help them recover the Judas Chalice. Flynn and Simone fight to rescue the professor and keep the Judas Chalice safe, but run into some complications. The movie took some twists that kept me riveted to the screen and as with any movie featuring fictional beings, there will be specific effects which were well done considering this is a made-for-TV movie.

So get ready to enjoy the world’s most unlikely hero for his final adventure in The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice premiering on Sunday, December 7th, 8/7c on TNT followed by the series premiere of Leverage.

A special thank you to Role Mommy for giving me this opportunity to preview The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice.

Happy Holidays!

Julie Sig

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