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Who Is This Pretty Man, and Why Is He Taking Up Space on My Website?

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | March 18, 2010 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | March 18, 2010 |

There’s a movie being cast over at Dreamworks right now. It’s call I Am Number Four. We’ve actually discussed that movie before. As Variety writes, it’s about “a group of nine children from a planet called Lorien who have been attacked by a hostile race from another planet. The nine and their guardians evacuate to earth, where three are killed. The protagonist, a Lorien boy named John Smith, hides in Paradise, Ohio, as a human and tries to evade his predators.”

The interesting detail about this movie, which is being produced by Michael Bay and directed by Steven Spielberg protege, DJ Caruso (Eagle Eye), is that it was also written by James Frey, of A Million Little Pieces infamy. I wish I could find what’s actually interesting about that, but I’m sure you’ll agree: It’s very interesting.

This, however, is not that interesting, but it’s a FilmDrunk Exclusive, and as Vince writes: “I know this probably wasn’t the most interesting story, I just thought that if I knew something other people didn’t I should make a big deal about it, because bloggers are supposed to do that.”

That’s true. And it is our job as colleagues to validate that exclusive, mostly because if we didn’t, Vince would take our lunch money. And movie bloggers like their lunches, as I can attest after spending five days at South by Southwest (bloggers, however, do not like razors. Or sunlight.).

The news is this: Alex Pettyfer is apparently in negotiations to star in this movie. Everyone knows the UK actor, Pettyfer from his role as Alex Rider in Stormbreakers. Common knowledge! This is what Alex Pettyfer looks like:


He doesn’t look anything like a blogger.

Also of note, the producers want either Gary Oldman or Kevin Bacon to play the father. Both good choices; also, lacking resemblance to bloggers.

And now that I’ve reported this fascinating information, I can rest easily tonight, knowing that my lunch money will be safe. My mother, on the other hand …

Dustin is the founder and co-owner of Pajiba. You may email him here, follow him on Twitter, or listen to his weekly TV podcast, Podjiba.

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