If there was an Academy Award for Best Escapism (and there should be during these times), Spike Jonze’s Where the Wild Things Are, based on its magical trailer, would be the shoo-in. In addition to Arcade Fire’s “Wake Up” as heard in the trailer, Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, composer Carter Burwell, and Deerhunter’s Bradford Cox are involved with the soundtrack. Dreamy. Perhaps our nightmares of Leo DiCaprio destroying NeverEnding Story can finally subside.
Another biopic, this time starring that guy who got fired from Grey’s Anatomy for gay bashing. According to The Hollywood Reporter, legendary singer Lou Rawls may soon be portrayed by not-so-legendary television star Isaiah Washington. “It’s like ‘Ray’; we knew about the beautiful music, but we didn’t know about the turmoil and chaos in (Ray Charles’) life,” says Washington’s manager. So maybe that onset outburst was just him getting into character?
Are we getting an early April Fools with the Three Stooges casting news? We get the Jim Carrey casting (although we haven’t really thought he was funny since Ace Ventura), but Sean Penn and Benicio Del Toro? Is Will Ferrell so two years ago? Was Seth Rogen unavailable? This is stranger than Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka. And yet, we’re kind of, totally, interested.
Confirmed reports of Oscar-nominated Anne Hathaway being cast as Judy Garland in both the film and stage adaptation of “Get Happy: The Life of Judy Garland” might be old news. Yeah, she has those doe eyes, she understands how to rock the classic look, and she can hold her own next to song-and-dance man Hugh Jackman (and that’s saying a lot!). We’re sold. But we are anxiously awaiting for our question to be answered: Who will play Liza?!
LiLo needs career counseling. First, Tyson Beckford shot down her modeling dreams, saying she lacks the “focus” (code for she’s a hot mess). Then, she gave a poor-me of an interview to EW discussing her dreams to be the rehabbed version of Oprah: “I’d like to have my own charity, do work overseas, be in Oscar-nominated films write movies, produce movies/shows/videos, design clothes, make music, write books, etc. It’s all possible if people would just stop judging me and accusing me and making me out to be this aloof, spoiled, ungrateful and unprofessional person that I am and could never be.” LiLo’s latest flick is going straight to… ABC Family. One straight-to-DVD step closer to that Oscar, LiLo! Wethinks it’s time for a Mean Girls: 2.