Posts tagged "biopics"

Today In “Actors Cast As Real People”: Woody Harrelson, Kerry Washington, And Lewis Black

Woody Harrelson has been cast as Lyndon B. Johnson; Lewis Black, as J. Ezra Merkin. Plus: a first look at Kerry Washington as Anita Hill!

Jenn Frank / June 16, 2015

6 Movies Based On A True Story That Left Out Important Stuff

Over the years, we’ve poked fun at a lot of “based on a true story” movies that turned out to be bullshit. But then we thought that maybe we should stop giving Hollywood shit for embellishing history a bit if it lets them tell a slightly better story. So instead, we decided to give Hollywood…

Cracked / March 31, 2015

An Open Letter To The Film Industry About The “Just Kids” Biopioc

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…

Ami Angelowicz / August 30, 2011

Penn Badgley As Jeff Buckley?


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 a…

Stevie Nicks Says “NO!” To Lindsay Lohan Starring In Her Biopic

“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 i…

Brigitte Bardot Pissed That A Biopic Of Her Life Is In The Works

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…

Kate Torgovnick/ / August 15, 2010

Both Barbara Walters And Oprah Get Made-For-TV Biopics

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…

Quickies!: Madonna Takes Her Love To Africa

Madonna will be in Malawi this weekend in order to adopt another child. She just has sooo much love to give. [Dlisted]
U.K. TV viewers have spoken. “Gossip Gilr” sucks! Last night, more people, 1.89 million, tuned in to watch “Orangutan Diary” than “Gossip Girl,” which had a paltry 218,000 viewers. [Perez Hilton]
Dennis Quaid…

Annika Harris / March 26, 2009

The Harvey Milk Biopic Does A Body Good

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…

Simcha / September 4, 2008

Sarah Palin: Who Should Star In Her TV Biopic

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…

Simcha / September 4, 2008

Sean Penn and James Franco Play Gay

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…

Simcha / February 6, 2008

Hot Piece Of Ass: President Josh Brolin

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,…

Simcha / January 24, 2008