Two Movie Rumors That Hold The Fate Of Society In Their Hands
Here’s an idea: How about a non-laugh track, single camera style sitcom starring Brian Fantana? Sure, Paul Rudd is a big movie star now and going to TV is out of the question for him…but wouldn’t it be great to see him play Fantana on a weekly basis? He’s easily my Favorite Character To Ever Name His Junk in a movie of all time. If that isn’t rarefied air, I don’t know what is.
Why all the Fantana talk? Well it appears that Steve Carell and Paul Rudd have agreed to take big pay cuts and appear in the potential sequel to “Anchorman”. This is all coming from an Empire piece with director/writer Adam McKay. McKay says that the studio (Dreamworks presumably?) is having some trouble going forward with this due to the fact that the first movie didn’t make that much cash in theaters. I think that is hogwash because the movie caught fire in its DVD release and there is no doubt this would be successful. I’m thinking they are hesitating since the last few Will Ferrell flicks haven’t done so hot box office-wise, with the huge flop “Land Of The Lost” leading the way.
The other rumor is starting to sound more and more like fact. Scott Cooper, director of “Crazy Heart”, is going to direct a Western about the Hatfields and McCoys. The script was written by Eli Roth and it sounds like Robert Duvall is definitely on board. Is that not awesome enough? Duvall is trying to lure Brad Pitt in as well. Will Pitt hesitate to do this after his last Western (the brilliant, completely overlooked “The Assassination Of Jesse James”) failed commercially, most due to being completely abandoned by Warner Brothers…who are also producing this film?