Captain America's Stunt Double and the Olympic-Sized A**-Hole
Because everyone deserves a biopic apparently, James McCord (Malice) has penned a script chronicling the life of Ronald Reagan, based on two Paul Kenger biographies. There is no director or cast yet, but there is a release date (next year) because who needs a horse when you can just push the cart down the hill? Who the fuck do you get to play Reagan, anyway? (THR)
Bruce Campbell says that he’d like to make the Expendables version of a a horror movie, bringing in lots of horror icons — like Robert Englund and, one would assume, Jeffrey Combs — to play against their types. Campbell says there’s a script right now, but that “it blows” and that “no one has seen it.” He also wants to make it the sequel to My Name Is Bruce.
None of this will happen, but he’s Bruce Campbell, and he’s deserved the right to his pipe dream. (LA Times via Collider)
Judd Apatow is returning to television to produce an untitled comedy series pilot from Lena Dunham, who was responsible for the SXSW favorite, Tiny Furniture. I have no idea why it was a favorite because Tiny Furniture was not very good. It was a navel gazer. The series will be about “the assorted humiliations and rare triumphs of a group of girls in their early twenties.” So, a female Apatowan series? I’m good with that. (Deadline)
Katee Sackhoff has joined the cast of “CSI,” in a regular recurring role. Will someone give this woman a real job? (CW)
British television host Piers Morgan is set to replace Larry King on the CNN talk show. I have no idea who this person is. (Reuters)
Here’s a picture of Chris Evans’ stunt double on the set of Captain America.
Here’s several more.
In things you couldn’t possibly care about, The Boozehound, The TV Whore, and myself are in a fantasy football league, where we visit Los Angeles once a year to draft fake players to play on a fake team for real money. Here’s the real view from this year’s draft. Stunning, isn’t it? See, fantasy football is not so bad. And here’s a very gendered list of the ten reasons why you play fantasy football. If you’re a guy. (Ugly Fours)
There was a silly rumor floating around the other day that Martin Freeman had turned down the role of Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit because of his commitment to the brilliant English series, “Sherlock.” As it turns out, Freeman actually is up for that role, and according to EW, he’s trying to work The Hobbit around “Sherlock’s” schedule, so that he can pull of both. (EW)
TNT is inexplicably moving forward on a “Dallas,” reboot for the small screen. (Vulture)
Here’s a picture of Jennifer Aniston in her episode of “Cougar Town” scheduled to air in a few weeks.
Here’s some more pictures. (Movieline)
Danny McBride and Aziz Ansari are putting together a film called Olympic-Sized Asshole. According to McBride, “Olympic-Size Asshole is a film set up through a company that I work with called Rough House … It’s about this Olympic athlete who comes back to his hometown and he bangs mine and Aziz’s girlfriends. So we go on this mission to destroy his Olympic life.” (MTV)