Madonna managed to take time from her busy schedule, which basically consists of flaunting COVID rules, posting nudes from her bathtub, and clearing space on her mantle for a Father of the Year trophy, to show us that she’s (probably) not losing it because she’s currently busy working on the details of her life. Madge and Oscar-winning screenwriter, Diablo Cody, got together again on Thursday to hammer out the details of her long career. And since Diablo recently adapted (Madonna’s Maverick protegé) Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill for the stage, the thought was that maybe Madge would be getting the Broadway treatment. But instead, it looks like we’re getting a full-blown biopic that won’t cover Madonna’s entire life, since you know, she’s still alive.
When it comes to artists who have a history of planting their heads firmly up their own ass, two of the more prominent names that come to mind are Andy Warhol and Jared Leto. So, it makes sense that the latter would be so committed to playing the former in a movie –– even if said movie has been in discussion for ages and shows no sign of actually moving ahead. In fact, this bit of casting news is literally almost four years old. And still no movie.
Previous to today, if you had asked me to predict which Franco brother would make the news for spitting about haters and chumps through the filter of some truly unrestrained hubris, I would have guessed that James Franco was talking about his #MeToo allegations again. But in a twist I didn’t see coming, we’re talking about his younger brother Dave Franco confirming the news that he will play Vanilla Ice in an upcoming biopic. I know he’s way too old by now, but still – Jim Carrey was robbed!
Today we bathe in the tears of the unwanted. Miles Teller probably threw something across the room, Ansel Elgort probably filmed himself crying in the mirror, Harry Styles probably cursed mildly and made himself a cuppa, and G-Eazy probably started a bonfire with his Hawaiian shirt collection this morning upon learning the news they had all lost out on the role of a lifetime. Elvis is about to re-enter the building in the body of Austin Butler, who has been cast as Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming biopic. Austin’s girlfriend of about 8 years, Vanessa Hudgens, posted the news on Instagram.
A new and longer trailer for the biopic about Judy Garland starring Renee Zellweger and simply called, Judy, has been released and even Liza may have trouble throwing shade. In fairness, Judy Garland’s life and career were made to be a biopic. It has it all: fame, drug addiction, insecurity, beauty, even a young Liza Minelli, and The Wizard of Oz. What else could anyone, ever, want in a biopic? Even a Judge Judy biopic couldn’t hold candle to this.
Last year, we got our first look at Renee Zellweger with Teddy Ruxpin contacts in her eyes to play Judy Garland in a new biopic. The teaser trailer is finally here.