Move over Piven, Irons and Renner, there’s a new eye-roll-inducing Jeremy on the scene! IndieWire reports that Succession star Jeremy Strong has been following in the hand cobbled footsteps of the MC Method Master, his one-time employer Daniel Day-Lewis, and is perhaps taking his role as one of the Chicago Seven, a bit too seriously. Jeremy plays civil rights activist Jerry Rubin in The Trial of the Chicago 7, an upcoming Netflix movie from Aaron Sorkin about the infamous trial that followed the aftermath of the protests at the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago. Apparently, not satisfied with doing the old Sorkin walk and talk, Jeremy asked to do a Sorkin walk and get sprayed in the face with actual tear gas. I can’t wait to see him on Broadway in For Method Actors Who Have Considered Tear Gas / When Onion Juice Is Enuf.
Aaron Sorkin woke up and had the time, because he let Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg fucking have it. If you’ve ever wanted to watch a rich powerful white guy snatch the wig off another rich powerful white guy, read the open letter Aaron published in The New York Times. It is full of hot scalding facts and it leaves Mark bald and crying. I loved it.
At the Writer’s Guild Festival on Saturday, Aaron Sorkin seemed to learn something new: that there’s a diversity problem in the writer’s rooms of Hollywood. Aaron’s mind was blown like a kid at a magic show. But according to Aaron Sorkin, it’s not like that. He knows there’s a lack of women and people of color writing movies and TV.
Diversity was a pretty hot topic last year during the whole #OscarsSoWhite fiasco, and you’d think that big of a conversation would have woken some people up. Because if it’s bad enough to get a hashtag, it must be something you should know about. Well, Aaron Sorkin just found out that Hollywood doesn’t exactly have a great track record when it comes to diverse voices.
I was hoping that the next Lucille Ball movie would be a horror movie about the terrifying Lucille Ball statue in New York coming to life and opening up a Vitameatavegamin shop where she sells a magic elixir made from the blood of the bitches who tried to get rid of her. That’s not happening. Instead, Hollywood is giving us a big Oscar-baity (probably) authorized Lucille Ball biopic. Cate Blanchett probably woke up this morning to find the words “FUCK YOU CATE BLANDSHIT” graffitied on her garage door and that could mean only two things: Cate Blanchett got the role of Lucille Ball and Debra Messing bought a can of spray paint last night.
The Wrap says that Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz’s children, Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr., will produce and because they just had to inject some “the fuck?” into this, Aaron Sorkin is writing the script. The Wrap says the film will only cover Lucy and Desi’s mess of a marriage:
The film will chronicle Ball’s 20-year marriage to Desi Arnaz, with whom she starred on the classic TV sitcom “I Love Lucy.” Ball had two children with Arnaz before they divorced in 1960. She married Gary Morton the following year.
As for who’s going to play Desi, I’m going to guess they’re going to with Oscar Isaac. Or Tom Hiddleston with a dye job and a spray tan. Definitely Tom Hiddleston with a dye job and a spray tan.
At least they didn’t cast Jennifer Lawrence (who is snatching roles from 30 and 40-somethings left and right), but Cate Blanchett?! She’s not even a natural ginger! Yeah, yeah, I can hear you saying that Lucille Ball wasn’t a natural ginger either, but that’s not the point! Hollywood, as usual, doesn’t know shit. They should’ve cast a natural ginger who can do comedy, drama and can bring the sexiness. We all know who that is:
Aaron Sorkin Thinks The Bar Is Set Higher For Actors Than Actresses When It Comes To Winning An Oscar
More leaked Sony emails have been released, and today’s “I bet you wish you hadn’t said that” moment comes courtesy of The Newsroom’s Aaron Sorkin. UsWeekly says it happened during an email exchange between Sorks and Sony co-chair Amy Pascal regarding a New York Times op-ed by Maureen Dowd about the lack of diversity and women in film. Aaron Sorkin claimed that when it comes to winning an Academy Award, famous guys who put on wigs and pretend to be somebody else have a “much higher bar” to clear than famous ladies who put on wigs and pretend to be somebody else. Sorky references Cate Blanchett’s win for Blue Jasmine as an example (“You’re dead to me, Sorky” hissed Cate Blanchett atop her throne of acting awards).