Today in show business news: Hugh Jackman shoots down a rumor, Lauren Graham is adapting her own book for television, and Spike Lee has won your money.
There was a rumor running around recently that singin', dancin' grizzled superhero Hugh Jackman signed a $100 million deal to make a whopping four more Wolverine movies. Yeah! Four more of those things. Making Hugh Jackman an instant hundred-millionaire. What a story! Only, the thing is, it's not true. Entertainment Weekly asked the actor if there was any truth to the rumors and he was all, "Hellll no, gurl!" Well, no, he said, "I would never do that. I’ve never done that mainly because, for the fans and for me, each time I’ve gone around there’s been a really good reason to do it and I don’t know what that reason is from here." So, a noble reason. Which isn't surprising, because Hugh Jackman seems like a standup guy. Y'know, he's just good ol' Jackman, doing his Jackman thing, wanting nothing more than to entertain a few folks by putting on a show. That's all. He just slaps on a muscle shirt or some gold lamé and goes to town. He'd never make a Wolverine movie for cynical reasons. No sir. Not our guy. [Entertainment Weekly]
Hey, did you know that Lauren Graham wrote a book? Lauren Graham the actress from Parenthood and, of course, Gilmore Girls. Yeah, she wrote a novel called Someday, Someday, Maybe based on her experiences as a struggling young actor in early '90s New York City, and it was a New York Times bestseller. Good for her! And now even better for her: She's signed a deal to adapt the book for The CW. It might become a series! Meaning Lauren Graham returns to work for The CW and crazed Gilmore Girls fans the nation over (and hoo boy are there are a lot of them) leave a lot of Gilmore Girls-shaped holes in their walls as they run screaming into the afternoon. Which is nice for them. Enjoy your Fridays, guys. [The Hollywood Reporter]
Joseph Kosinski, the guy who made the sleek but ultimately empty Tron: Legacy and Oblivion, is set to direct a new Twilight Zone movie. We know nothing about the plot details, partly because a new script is being written for Kosinski, but this just doesn't sound like a good idea in general, does it? I don't think it does. Oh well. Nothing to be done about it. What are we going to do? Maybe Hugh Jackman could talk everyone out of it. If anyone can, it's Jackman. [The Hollywood Reporter]
Oh good. Spike Lee has reached his Kickstarter funding goal! Lee, owner of a $30 million house, raised $1.25 million from strangers who will never see a bit of profit. Oh well. Whatever. Let's not have the Kickstarter conversation again, yeah? It's Friday afternoon. Let's just get the heck outta here. Congrats, Spike. [Deadline]
Here is a trailer for Vampire Academy, the first movie based on the book series about... You know what? No. I'm not going to tell you what Vampire Academy is about, because it is called Vampire Academy, so it should be very obvious what it is about. I mean would you ask what a movie called Werewolf Nursing Home was about? No, I don't think you would. Because you would know. And we know what Vampire Academy is. So, have a look.
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