By: Henry J. Fromage -
One sports story from the last decade that’s practically begged for the Hollywoodtreatment is that of Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton, who went from bonus baby and top prospect to a cocaine-addicted nobody before an extremely unlikely recovery and rise to superstardom. Casey Affleck of all people will be handling the adaptation of his story, after making his directorial debut with the batshit Joaquin Phoenix mock doc I’m Still Here. Casting the physically imposing, tattooed Hamilton will be interesting, especially seeing as Channing Tatum’s schedule is filled through 2025 or so.
So, return to the old well?
It’s a sports movie kinda day today, as Ivan Reitman’s next project will be set in the thrilling world of the NFL front office (that’s not facetious at all- I find this shit fascinating). Since it’s Ivan Reitman, Draft Day will be a comedy, following the hapless Buffalo Bills GM as he prepares for the NFL draft and apparently tries to wheedle a trade for the number one pick. I’m not sure how many shenanigans a setup like that is likely to produce, but honestly, I’ll watch it.
So, Tyler Perry is trying to branch out artistically because… well, nobody’s quite sure. Maybe this Madea bullshit is finally wearing thin with him? Hopefully that. Anyway, he’s playing a young Morgan Freeman essentially (same character as Along Came a Spider) in I Am Alex Cross, which is more notable for how scary muscular Jack from Lost has gotten than anything, and now he’s writing a sci-fi script of all things. Apparently he wasn’t the biggest fan of Prometheus, but it’s unclear if this film will be his rebuttal. We can only hope so.
“Alien, please. Something, something, sexism.”