Amanda Seyfried Is Working On A Musical Adaptation Of “Thelma & Louise” With Even Rachel Wood Possibly Riding Shotgun
Mamma Mia! Just when Amanda Seyfried’s career was picking up speed, she’s about to drive that shit right off a cliff. And she might be taking Evan Rachel Wood down with her. Because according to Variety, the new musical that Amanda was so “deep in the process of creating” that she couldn’t make it accept her Golden Globe for The Dropout is a musical adaptation of Thelma & Louise.
You know how when you’re a kid you have detailed fantasies about becoming an orphan who is gets adopted by a rich businessman you never have to see who just lets you sit in your opulent room all day eating bonbons and playing with your dog and the only time you ever have to come down is when your new dad’s chic secretary takes you to the movies and instead of having to go to school you get discovered by a talent agent who overhears your amazing singing voice and he turns you into a STAR, or did you not see Annie as a kid? My dreams never came true but they did for 13-year-old Celina Smith who knocked it out of the park as the star of last night’s production of Annie Live!. I mean, I would obviously have been the better choice, but I’m happy for her. I really am. No really!
Mayim Bialik Says Neil Patrick Harris Stopped Being Friends With Her Because She Refused To Give Him A Standing Ovation For “Rent”
Interim Jeopardy! host Mayim Bialik recently spoke with James Cordon – hey where are you going!?! Come back, I have to tell you about Neil Patrick Harris in the musical Rent! Great. Well, I’ll tell you three then. Mayim appeared on The Late Late Show where was interrogated by an aghast James about her aversion to musical theater, something that apparently predates her being screeched at by a self-indulgent hairless cat. She can’t stand it! So much so, that she threw away a friendship with NPH because she couldn’t bring herself to stand for him during a standing ovation after a 1997 production of Rent, and he apparently couldn’t stand for the disrespect.
Wicked fans everywhere are probably belting out “What Is This Feeling?” while wiping away tears because the Wicked movie that Hollywood has been talking about for nearly two DECADES has finally gotten a new director, which means it may finally go into production in the near future.
Tiger King, Netflix’s surreal crime docu-series that is 2% tigers and 98% crazy, continues to spread almost faster than corona. And the latest stop on this crazy train is––where else?––musical theater! Composer Andrew Lippa dropped a new song from the musical-in-progress on Soundcloud and it’s what you get when you combine stir craziness with jazz hands.
Rick Moranis starred opposite Ellen Greene in the 1986 movie adaptation of the 1982 Off-Broadway musical Little Shop Of Horrors which was based on the 1960 non-musical movie. Rick played Seymour Krelborn, a bespectacled schlub who falls in love with a woman named Audrey and learns some hard life lessons from a man-eating plant from outer space (Audrey II) . It’s a perfect movie which means it’s time to remake it only worse. So suddenly, Seymour is up for grabs again. It was once rumored that Josh Gad and Rebel Wilson were going to star in a remake, and then there was the rumor that Lady Gaga was going to play Audrey. And now according to Full Circle Cinema, Taron Egerton is in talks to star as Seymour. Which, fine, after Rocketman we know he can hold a tune and pull off glasses. What is more distressing is that Scarlet Johansson is in talks to play Audrey. Frankly, I’m not sure she has the (vocal) range. And, since she wants to be free to play flora so badly, I would like to see her audition for the role of Audry II instead.