Dear Film Industry,
Hey there! What’s up? I heard a rumor that you are working on a biopic of Patti Smith‘s memoir, Just Kids. Wow! I can’t say I’m surprised. It was a bestseller, winner of a National Book Award, and my favorite book of this year, aside from Freedom, which you will probably make into a movie too. But that’s not what I wanted to say. I wrote to beg of you, please don’t ruin this book by making a slick, star-studded movie. Keep reading »
We shared with you a while back that James Franco and Robert Pattinson were in a battle to play Jeff Buckley, who rose to fame covering songs like “Hallelujah” before drowning at age 30 in the ’90s. We assumed James Franco would prevail, since he looks so Buckley-esque and also has an Oscar nomination to his name. But rumor has it that a dark horse third contender has entered and won the race—Penn Badgley of “Gossip Girl,” aka Blake Lively‘s ex. This allegedly has Robert Pattinson upset. “Rob hasn’t heard ‘no’ a lot lately, so he’s really bummed. He was passionate about this project,” a source told HollywoodLife.com.
Penn looks enough like Buckley, and is a pretty good actor. But can he sing? Keep reading »
“She’s never going to [play me]. That’s never going to happen unless she cleans up her life and becomes the great actress I feel she can be. Everybody thinks I hate her, and it’s not that at all.”
—Stevie Nicks gives her two cents on Lindsay Lohan saying that she wants to play her in a Fleetwood Mac biopic. Wow, Stevie doesn’t mince words. And a few years ago, she told The New York Times, “Over my dead body. She needs to stop doing drugs and get a grip. Then maybe we’ll talk.” [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
Director Kyle Newman is working on a biopic of French sex symbol Brigitte Bardot, and has tapped his wifey, Jaime King, to play the title role. Only there is one person who is so not happy about the flick—Brigitte herself. “A film about my life? But I’m not dead!” she said on a radio show this week. “They wouldn’t dare do it without talking to me. If they do, sparks will fly.” Keep reading »
Barbara Walters made an appearance on “The View” today, since she is fully recovered from open heart surgery two months ago. And the cat is also out of the bag that Babs is shopping her memoir, Audition, to HBO for a possible biopic. Interestingly, another one of the most powerful women on television might be getting the made-for-TV treatment, too. A producer has optioned Kitty Kelley’s Oprah: A Biography for a made-for-TV movie as well.
After the jump, what we know about these biopics and who we think should play these powerhouse ladies. Keep reading »
Back in February, we got our panties in a bunch over the making of a new movie called Milk. Based on the swinging ’70s life of San Francisco gay activist and politician Harvey Milk, the biopic stars Sean Penn, James Franco, Josh Brolin, and Diego Luna. Needless to say, we can’t wait to see this film, which is practically guaranteed to be an Oscar contender. Sigh, we’ll have to wait for the film to be released on December 5. But today, they threw us a cookie crumb to go with that Milk in the form of the movie’s trailer. We promise you at least one shirtless stud. Both the sexy stars and the dramatic storyline about the fight for basic human rights have got us all fired up!
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The Governor of Alaska and Republican VP hopeful, Sarah Palin, has more drama in her life than the new 90210. So before Lifetime makes her biopic, we decided to cast this lady’s dramatic life story in the hopes that someday they’ll finally script her personal plight that we’ve all come to know TMI about. So who would star in this juicy little made-for-TV movie? Here’s how we at The Frisky would do it! Now we just have to wait for it to be produced and run in perpetuity next to infomercials for face creams and slicer/dicers…..
Sarah Palin: NRA-supporter Sarah Michelle Gellar is a sharp shooter who grew up around guns….although that’s sorta scary when you realize she was raised in New York City. Needless to say, Gellar’s gotta be a tough broad who is made for TV and now TV movies. Even though SMG is 13 years Palin’s junior, you know they always cast adult women way younger — that’s the Hollywood magic. Plus, Buffy’s gone brunette and if you’d slip a pair of wire frame glasses on her, they’d look like sisters.
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Our prayers have been answered! The City of Angels is sending us another homoerotic love story. The film, a biopic of influential San Franciscan gay activist and politician Harvey Milk, will feature two straight men: James Dean look alike James Franco and the steamy, newly-single Sean Penn. Those two together sound tastier than dim sum in Chinatown! Although no sex shots from the movie have made their way onto the Internet yet, (Boo! Where are my homo hackers at?) there is evidence of romance in these pics up on Towleroad.com. But really, even in clothing, these two men make us grateful for all the good things they’re doing for gay rightsâ€¦.and our libidos. [Check out an awesome vintage AP image of Harvey Milk, after the jump...] Keep reading »
The alert in Hollywood has been raised to a code red for hottie attack! No Country for Old Men star Josh Brolin is slated to play George W. Bush in a new Oliver Stone biopic set to begin filming this coming April. Obviously the prez and the babe Brolin bare no resemblance in real life, but Josh is just the kind of bush we need in the Oval Office. Hopefully weâ€™ll still be able to watch the thought-provoking look at the Commander-In-Chief on mute like itâ€™s soft core porn. Now this is a president weâ€™d like to intern for! Keep reading »