The Call Sheet sifts through the day's glut of Hollywood news to find the stories even non-industry types care about. Today: A new music style gets its own movie, murder is as popular as ever, and Reese Witherspoon is an artist.
You know dubstep? Oh you don't know dubstep? Dubstep is not a kind of dance, even though it sounds like it's a kind of dance. It's a kind of beat, like a musical beat, that's become its own genre of music. There is a guy named Skrillex (probably his birth name, we're guessing, why wouldn't it be) who makes dubstep music we think? Who really knows, but Skrillex sounds like this and it that is supposedly dubstep. It's basically the music that bad teenagers listened to in movies about teenagers in the future from a while ago. Like this is maybe the cast of Hackers' favorite music? (That movie wasn't about the future, not really, but it was close. Maybe this is the favorite music of the kid in Gamer, though you really shouldn't know what that means, because hopefully you have not suffered through Gamer as some of us have.) ANYWAY. The point is that dubstep has become enough of a thing that a deal has gone down at Sundance for actors Jake Hoffman and Nikki "Rosalie" Reed to star in a movie that is "a psychological thriller set in the world of underground dubstep." Oh gosh. "In the world of," as if it is a known, real world. Maybe it is! But not to most humans. This is basically when the The Fast & the Furious came along like thirty years ago (that movie is old, right?) and was like "Oh, hey, look it's the world of underground desert street racing," and we were supposed to go "Oh, OK, we believe that." Only we really didn't? So yeah, dubstep. And not just regular dubstep. Underground dubstep. The world of. A psychological thriller. Dubstep. Is disco finally dead? [Deadline]
This is Giles Matthey. What a fairy, huh? Oh no no no, not that way, we're not being jerks. (Though, if that is the case, Mr. Matthey, do call us.) No, "fairy" as in actual fairy, actual magic creature. And "actual" as in, "on True Blood." Actor Giles Matthey has just been cast as a fairy on the next season of the show, a fairy who goes after Jessica. Goes after in a sexy way. Jessica has a new love interest, is the gist. And he's a total fairy. [Entertainment Weekly]
Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Reynolds have both been cast in an independent film called Big Eyes, which is about most of the actresses on the ABC Family network. Well, actually, it's about the painters Margaret and Walter Keane who became famous in the 1950s and '60s for selling paintings of kids with big eyes. Margaret did the work, Walter just took the credit. You know those paintings. They look like this and are totally not creepy nightmares that in no way inspired the mewling cat baby from The Grudge? Those are them, and that's what the movie's about. Hope they come to life in the movie! That'd be very unscary! [Deadline]
Good news everyone! The Lifetime: Television for Women Obsessed with Murder movie Drew Peterson: Untouchable, about Drew Peterson, the suspected wife killer (not to be confused with Scott Peterson, wife killer — they're two different [suspected] wife killers and confusing the two will just prove very... confusing, trust us), raked in almost six million viewers on Saturday night. Six million people, home on a Saturday night, watching a wife killer movie starring Robert Lowe. It earned the highest movie ratings for the net since The Craigslist Killer. So really Lifetime audiences just love movies about dudes murdering ladies. "Did you do anything on Saturday? Go to dinner, see a show, anything?" "No, I wanted to stay home to watch a guy murder a loved one or, at least, romantic date." "Ah, fair enough." Good Saturday, everyone. [The Hollywood Reporter]
Starz has found an actor to play Italian genius and sexual mystery Leonardo
DiCaprio da Vinci in their new series Da Vinci's Demons. It's just a mashup of The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons, probably? Or, it's about the painter/inventor/whatever-else-er as a young man in Renaissance Florence. That young man will be played by Tom Riley, whom you may recognize from the British TV series Monroe or, judging by that photo at least, from one of the 8" x 11" sample model photos that hang at most Supercuts. [The Hollywood Reporter]
Here's a trailer for the upcoming Jeff Who Lives at Home, the new film from former Mumblecore maestros turned increasingly mainstream directors Jay and Mark Duplass (Baghead, Cyrus). It stars Jason Segel and Ed Helms as brothers who are both stuck in various stages of arrested development and Susan Sarandon as their frustrated mom. It looks good! Kind of interestingly serious for Segel and Helms, and maybe a real genuine character for Susan Sarandon, who has seemed kind of bored of late. Plus the great Judy Greer and, whoa blast from the past, Rae Dawn Chong as Sarandon's work colleague. We will see this, most likely.
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