Scene And Heard
Published: Thursday, September 13, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 19:01
By way of blurry set photos, we have been lead to believe that Arrested Development’s fourth season is really happening. Lately, it seems like every week brings more evidence to throw in the pile. These past few days, multiple actors who played recurring characters on AD have confirmed their involvement with the new season, including Judy Greer (who plays crazed secretary, Kitty), Liza Minnelli (Lucille #2), and Mae Whitman as George Michael’s ex-girlfriend, Ann. The last announcement reportedly caused a whole fan nation to ask, “Her?”
'Much Ado' Is New
Saying that Joss Whedon has been having a good year is an understatement. This year, the idolized writer released the instant-cult classic horror-comedy The Cabin in the Woods and box-office giant The Avengers. So what has he been doing in his limited spare time? Filming a cheap, black-and-white version of Shakespeare’s Much Ado about Nothing! The film, just released to applause at the Toronto Film Festival, has prompted Lionsgate to buy its distribution rights. stars Alexis Denisof and Amy Acker (Angel reunion), Nathan Fillion (star of Firefly), Fran Kranz (alright, I’m done … just kidding! Co-star of Dollhouse!) and more Whedon alums.
Amy & Will Call It Quits
Anyone who has ever asked themselves if their relationship will work long-term now has a definitive answer: No! If nine-year couple Will Arnett and Amy Poehler is getting divorced, none of us stand a chance. The break-up was “very amicable,” a source says. “Bulls—t!” we say, followed by “They even sealed the deal this time. It’s just not fair!” Some facts to make the news even sadder: Arnett and Poehler had two sons together. They have appeared on screen together numerous times. They’ve …you know what? We’re going to cry ourselves to sleep now, if that’s alright with you.
Avatar 4 Y'all
James Cameron is certainly busy these days between the Avatar sequels, filming oceans, and…did we mention Avatar? Just when everyone thought the trips to Pandora would end after a second sequel, Cameron pulled a George Lucas on all of us. He’s making a prequel. Queue the collective “Oh … okay.” Cameron told MTV that trip back to the “early expeditions of Pandora” would be the “logical thing” because “we’ll have completed the thematic arc by the end of three.” Has anyone told him that pursuing something besides Avatar is also logical?
Christina & Ryan Reunite
As impossible as it may seem, imagine you’re Ryan Gosling. You’ve just written a script called How to Catch a Monster that “weaves elements of fantasy noir, and suspense into a modern-day fairy-tale.” You naturally want Christina Hendricks to star as a single mother working in a “fetish club” (Hendrick’s words). How do you do it? You send her the script in “this cool box with an interesting little key, and cool artwork in it.” She accepts the role not only because you like craft projects, but also because you’re Ryan Gosling. The rest of the world waits in anticipation.