The Call Sheet sifts through the day's glut of Hollywood news to find the stories even non-industry types care about. Today: Jake Gyllenhaal takes to the stage, Bravo gives us the goods, as does Magic Mike.
Jake Gyllenhaal, America's favorite bear cub, will be debuting on the American stage this August. He'll play a foul-mouthed drifter uncle to an unhappy overweight girl in the Roundabout Theatre Company's American premiere of If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet, by Nick Payne. So it's basically any girl's fantasy! Your life sucks and your parents are jerks but then Jake Gyllenhaal shows up and rescues you. Of course in (hopefully most of) those fantasies Gyllenhaal isn't a relative, so they can, like, make out and stuff, but this will have to do. Obviously many people were hoping that Gyllenhaal's New York theater debut would be in a revival of Naked Boys Singing!, but, again, this will have to do. [Playbill]
Speaking of good-looking men, Bravo has announced yet another slate of shows in development, and one of them is called Untitled Male Model Project and is about, yup, male models. Adam DiVello, who was behind The Hills, will produce the project, which follows several top-tier male models as they navigate the biz and try to figure out tricky life situations like shoe tying and how do numbers work. (Male models are dumb. Ha.) This could be interesting! Remember how that show Make Me a Supermodel became mostly a story about two male models who were maybe falling in love? Maybe this is just a continuation of that. Bring back Bronnie! Other shows on the development slate include a show about divorce lawyers hilariously and cruelly called Splitsville, a show about rich heirs in Palm Beach, and a show about wealthy Long Island "boomerang" kids who live with their parents after college. Terrific. Bravo: Ruining your entire weekends since 2003. [Deadline]
Steady sweethearts Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio will officially continue their whirlwind romance with the film The Wolf of Wall Street, a movie based on a 2008 memoir about a crazy finance guy. Asked about the project, the couple told reporters that "we love New York, it's a very romantic place, and we wanted to spend a few months there together." They'll be staying in a suite at The Plaza while eating strawberries and giggling for the duration of the shoot. [The Hollywood Reporter]
Ryan Murphy has revealed that the second season of his FX show American Horror Story will take place at a New England mental asylum that's run by the character to be played by Jessica Lange. So that could be a fun, creepy setting. And it's nice to know that Lange will likely feature front and center. It's sad that she won't be playing Crazy Constance again, but it's ultimately probably best to keep us wanting more of her. The new season will take place in a different time period and first season alums Zach Quinto, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, and Lily Rabe will all be making appearances. Yay for more patently ridiculous spookiness. [Entertainment Weekly]
It seems that Lionsgate is pretty close to nailing down a director for the next Hunger Games film, Catching Fire. They're reportedly trying to decide between Capote and Moneyball director Bennett Miller and Francis Lawrence, who directed I Am Legend and Water for Elephants. Right off the bat we'd say that Miller is the more interesting choice — as someone who's directed two beautiful and thoughtful films but never really done action he could bring something different to the table, whereas Lawrence has already had only middling success with a big actioner. Though, Lawrence also directed three episodes of NBC's bizarre, fascinating, tragically short-lived series Kings, so that could be promising. Not bad choices either way, we guess, though Miller still piques curiosity a bit more. The studio is said to be making a decision by the end of this week (so, tomorrow?), as there's not a ton of time for prep before shooting begins at the end of the summer. Good luck, guys! May the odds be— Oh, you know. [The Los Angeles Times, via Vulture]
Well, yes. At long last here it is. A trailer for Magic Mike, Steven Soderbergh's Channing Tatum/Alex Pettyfer/Matthew McConaughey/Matt Bomer stripper movie has been released. And it's... kinda serious? There are funny things in it, yes, but that wistful dance song "We Found Love" plays and apparently Tatum's character has quiet dreams of being a furniture designer, so there's actually, like, stuff involved. Shockingly, Steven Soderbergh has not merely made a two-hour movie about naked guys. So, we're curious about that! We're also curious about the female lead, one Ms. Cody Horn, whose dad happens to be the president of Warner Bros. Magic Mike's studio? Yup, you guessed it: Paramount. Haha, no, kidding, it's Warner Bros. So did dad get daughter a job? Do we have to have a whole Girls nepotism outrage all over again? Guess we'll have to wait until June to find out.
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