The Daily Shotgun: June 25th
By: Henry J. Fromage -
George Clooney is solidly in the director’s camp now after Good Night and Good Luck and The Ides of March, and it looks like he has another lined up based on a New Yorker article entitled “The Yankee Comandante.” His frequent writing partner Grant Heslov will help Clooney adapt the script, which concerns an American, William Alexander Morgan, who was one of two foreigners in Fidel Castro’s revolutionary army to earn the title of Comandante. The other? Argentine Che Guevara. His story doesn’t end there, as the Cubans ended up accusing him of being an American spy and tossing him in prison while the FBI and CIA were busy being perplexed and angered at his existence.
Yeah, I guess his face would look good on a t-shirt, too.
Charlize Theron has been a busy girl lately, and looks to get even busier, especially with George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road set to get filming soon. We’ll leave her part in that for the end. She now also has Murder Mystery for Shakespeare in Love director John Madden, who also had a surprise smash hit recently with The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. In it she’ll play one of a honeymooning American couple who end up in the middle of an Agatha Christie-style murder mystery. It sounds like pretty standard quality popcorn movie material. Now, for her part in the Mad Max flick… she’ll be the badass post apocalyptic villain Tom Hardy’s Mad Max faces off with next… essentially the next Lord Humongous.
I could see her in this…
So, as unsubstantiated rumors go, this one is pretty unsubstantiated and rumory. Recently Paramount Pictures has been snapping up domain names like badgrampa.com and jackass4badgrampa.com, which is a pretty clear indicator that Jackass 4: Bad Grampa is probably in our future. First, I don’t know how badgrampa.com wasn’t already a horrifically seedy porn site, and I’m kinda glad it wasn’t. Second, the segments with Johnny Knoxville in old man makeup were easily my favorite of the last flick, so I’d be all over a whole film’s worth of this sort of nonsense: