I braced myself for the worst when it was reported that very white person Rooney Mara would be playing Mary Magdalene and Joaquin Phoenix would be playing Jesus in a movie. It’s a good thing I did otherwise I might be on my ass with a broken tailbone after watching the first trailer for Mary Magdalene.
Variety reports that the rumors are true, Claire Foy of The Crown will take over for Rooney Mara and play Lisbeth Salander in the Daniel Craig-less sequel to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Claire will be ditching the fancy hat and gloves and donning some dark hacker gear to star in The Girl In The Spider’s Web. Director Fede Alvarez said this about casting her:
“Claire is an incredible, rare talent who will inject a new and exciting life into Lisbeth. I can’t wait to bring this new story to a worldwide audience, with Claire Foy at its center.”
What he doesn’t say is how Claire is going to inject new and exciting life, and I have a pretty good idea: CORGIS! Claire should sneak onto The Crown set and swipe two or three of those yapping bitches (and maybe a photo of Prince Philip’s young butt from season one) and use them in The Girl In The Spider’s Web. Those corgis may not stand tall, but those little paws move fast and could probably hack a hell of a lot quicker than Lisbeth!
Yesterday’s winners for Most Low-Key Hollywood Couple Confirming Coupledom, Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx, can go right ahead and step back into whatever secretive hidey-hole they’ve been in, because there’s a new winner in town. The New York Times’ T-Magazine (via Page Six) has revealed that Joaquin Phoenix and not-so-secret lover Rooney Mara are certified roommates with benefits.
Learning that someone never had pie until they were fully into adulthood inspires the same reaction as when someone tells you they’ve never seen a Star Wars movie. They receive an outraged look and a befuddled “really bitch?!?” This comparison might not make sense to you if you’re not a huge dork like me. So, yeah, Nosferatu-esque actress Rooney Mara claims she didn’t have pie until she was a grown-ass woman. I’d arrest the parents.
Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix, were rumored to have gotten together during the filming of Mary Magdalene. Then they were reportedly seen on a romantic getaway at a colonics spa. They let everyone know they’re a couple by making their first real public appearance at Cannes’ Closing Ceremony on Sunday. Rooney and Joaquin didn’t confirm they were together in the traditional famous people way, ie. by making sure every photographer in attendance got a good clear shot of them kissing on the red carpet. They’re too cool for such pedestrian shenanigans.
Hollywood did an English-language remake of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo in 2011, because they knew that us Americans are way too lazy to read subtitles while watching the Swedish version. Besides, how can I troll Grindr and answer e-mails in the movie theater when I have to read subtitles?! David Fincher directed the American version and Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig took over for Noomi Rapace (as Lisbeth Salander) and Michael Nyqvist (as the journalist dude). It cost $90 million to make and made around $233 million worldwide.
David Fincher planned to get everyone back together to do an American version of The Girl Who Played With Fire, the second book in Stieg Larsson’s series, but that obviously never happened. Deadline says that Sony is now making plans to do an American movie version of The Girl In The Spider’s Web, the fourth book in the series, but David, Rooney and Daniel will not be involved at all. I know, if it’s not going to have any Daniel Craig nips in it, why bother?