The Call Sheet sifts through the day's glut of Hollywood news to find the stories even non-industry types care about. Today: Sally Draper is growing up, Ben Affleck steps in for Tom Cruise, and everyone's favorite show is renewed.
Mad Men's pint-sized trouble starter and real life fashion maven Kiernan Shipka has just joined up with the mega agency CAA, meaning she's really swinging with the big leagues now. Apparently she's doing some sort of guest spot on Don't Tell Mom The Bitch Is 23 or whatever that show is called (ha, just kidding, that show isn't terrible) and obviously Mad Men just started up again, so she is all over the place. She's only twelve years old, so mainstream movie stardom is probably a ways off, but she's still doing pretty well for herself. Now she just needs to start canoodling with some Disney Channel kid and she'll be a huge star in no time. Well, actually, wait, no. She should avoid all that cheesy plastic stuff. She should start dating (when she's a little older, of course) the kid from Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Hahahaha, jussst kidding. That kid is the worst. And, um, Kiernan is probably not, uh, exactly what he's, erm, looking for, anyway. So. OK, let's stop talking about the dating lives of children, shall we? Terrific. [Deadline]
Earth human Ben Affleck looks to be taking over for Tom Cruise in the movie Nathan Decker, which is described as a "political comedy" about a politician who gets caught having an affair (timely!) and so goes back to his old hometown and comes to terms with things or whatever. So it's really a coming to terms with things in your old home town after being in the big city movie, not a politics movie. Don't you lie to us, Nathan Decker! Anyway, Cruise was attached to this a while back but has since walked away so now Affleck is in. That sounds fine. Affleck can do coming-to-terms-with-things pretty well. He's come to terms with lots of things in lots of movies. It's one of the things he does. Plus the production is probably saving lots of money now that they don't have to pay Tom Cruise's hefty space union fees, so that's a plus. (Tom Cruise is an alien.) [The Hollywood Reporter]