Lifetime just greenlit a two-hour film based on the singer's finals years and seen through the eyes of his bodyguards.Read More
And also...there's a toy version of Michael Fassbender's severed head! Did Christmas come early, or what?
James Franco seems to be really good at popping up in places where you wouldn't necessarily expect a James Franco to pop up. The latest place is in the upcoming installment of the Alien franchise, Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant.Read More
Michael Giacchino might've only had four and a half weeks to write the score for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, but judging from this highlight he didn't waste a single moment.Read More
Tag this one #mixedfeelings. You might be familiar with JT Leroy, the author of the 1999 novel, Sarah, which fictioalized "his life" as a trans hustler and drug addict, among other things. Apparently, the entirety of JT Leroy was a fiction, as he never existed. JT Leroy was actually the creation of a cis woman, a musician named Laura Albert, who wrote Leroy's work, and Savannah Knoop, who played him in his rare public appearances. That hoax is now the subject of an upcoming feature.Read More
Over Twitter earlier today, Priyanka Chopra announced that she'll be joining the voice cast of Marvel Avengers Academy as Kamala Khan!Read More
Given the climate we are currently in where gatekeeping women of color in Hollywood is so prevalent, when whitewashing Black actors in films like Gods of Egypt and taking away acting roles from so many actors of color seems to be the status quo, why elect to have yet another white male director tell a Black woman’s story? Where do we go next with allowing marginalized groups to reap the financial benefit of sharing and telling their own stories?Read More
The streaming company announced a release date for its adaptation of Stephen King's time-travel thriller 11/22/63, which will be airing in nine hour-long parts starting on February 15th (President's Day).Read More
Wiseau will be played by...the exact kind of person Wiseau would probably cast to play himself.Read More
I must admit, even before everything happened, I was pretty underwhelmed by what I was watching, and I can’t imagine how audiences who have gone through ups and downs of this release will feel about the actual film - or if they will even care about the quality of the film. It has, apparently, become a symbol for freedom.Read More
No disrespect to non-human salami.
Soon it may be literally possible to eat the rich. Although at first glance Bitelabs might seem like any internet startup, they're not just your typical group of Silicon Valley biotech gourmands. In their own words, Bitelabs wants to "mix celebrity and animal meats into curated salami blends."Read More
You are TEARING ME APART, FRANCO!
In what has to be the weirdest sentence I've ever typed out, James Franco announced yesterday that he will be making a movie based on the making of Tommy Wiseau's The Room. I say that's the weirdest sentence because basically any time you do anything even tangentially related to Tommy Wiseau, you're in for an incredibly wild ride.Read More
Just Go With It
I'm In A Glass Case of Emotion
Questions! Questions That Need Answering
James Franco was on The Colbert Report last night to promote Oz the Great and Powerful. And the Oz portion of his interview is fine. But if you skip to 5:19 you can see the good stuff: Franco tried to tried to trip up Colbert—who is the biggest Tolkien geek Peter Jackson has ever met, if you'll remember—with a question about The Silmarillion. The result is hilarious. James Franco, you sweet summer child. One does not simply challenge Stephen Colbert on his Tolkien knowledge. (via: MTV Movies Blog) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?Read More
All this has happened before...
A lot of new footage is being premiered at Comic-Con this weekend in San Diego. Some of it will be delivered to the masses post-con, some won't, and plenty will even though it's not supposed to. But what we have here is the first look from Disney at director Sam Raimi's dive into the world of L. Frank Baum, Oz: The Great and Powerful. The film stars James Franco as Oz himself, Mila Kunis as Theodora, Rachel Weisz as Evanora, and Michelle Williams as Glinda. You won't see the Scarecrow, Tin Man, or Cowardly Lion in this film apparently but you will see Raimi's pal Bruce Campbell (just not in this trailer) and the 1973 Oldsmobile. Oh and, don't adjust your monitors. (via Blastr)Read More
Things We Saw Today
Congratulations are in order for Ohio couple Scott Everhart and Jason Welker who tied the knot yesterday at Midtown Comics in New York City. The two had their first date at a comic-related event so it only made sense to get married in front of a wall of comics. All Astonishing X-Men #51 to be exact. (via The Advocate)Read More