Friday, March 14, 2008

Nancy Drew Wants To Be A Hooker


I love that headline. When I was reading Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys books I don't think I knew about hookers, so I think it will come as a shock to those kids who went and saw the Nancy Drew movie to see Nancy Drew playing Eliot Spitzer's hooker.

You knew it would only take a matter of days until someone was out shopping a script about the scandal, and sure enough there are already being names thrown out. When a name is thrown out at the beginning in a quick turnaround project like this it tends to stick, because that name is associated with all the rumors about the production and so people become kind of disappointed if the name is changed.

Right now the name being thrown out is Emma Roberts. Yes, she is 17, is Nancy Drew and her aunt already did the hooker thing. Apparently though, Emma wants her chance and so she is said to be the number one choice for one of the productions being shopped. This is going to be a race for television and it will be similar to the Amy Fisher story when all three networks were racing to get a film made and on the air.

On a side not, what I think this is going to do, is to restart the cycle of made for tv movies. I think with everyone having HD next year and the economy in the toilet, people will be cutting back on their cable channels and watching more network television and will want to see something besides the movies they watched in the theater and on DVD, and so this first film will get everyone watching.

Emma is a pretty good actress, but I don't think she should do some made for tv schlock where they dress her up and exploit the hell out of her. Stick with what you have been doing. Don't become another Tori Spelling. You are way to good of an actress to be doing simulated sex scenes with some middle aged, barely working actor on NBC.

8 comments:

GammaGirl said...

Does anyone else get interview? There was a photo and blurb with her babbling on about something, but she managed to toe the line between classy and sexy really well.

And I agree, she is above playing a movie of the week prostitute.

jax said...

when i was about 6 my brothers told me hooker meant ballerina..for about a month a went around telling everyone i wanted to be a hooker when i grew up.

don't do it Emma- you're better than that. let Megan Fox have it.

Gayla said...
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Gayla said...

Damn, jax, that was cold!

If it was actually a movie that was going to hit theatres then I would be all for Emma in it, as there would be at least hope that it would be a well-written, complex drama. And then maybe it would be a box office smash and I could say stupid, lame things like "Famewhore: it literally runs in the family!" Or what have you.

But as a made for tv, then no, she should pass. And besides which with so many people swearing that Ms. Dupre is fug, I think I would almost be insulted if I was offered the part. "You think I'm fug? You think we look alike? Is that what you're saying?"

Maybe Jamie Lynn Sigler could do it; I thought she did a good job in the Heidi Fleiss movie. For what it was.

Carla said...

other than its initial headline impact, the eliot spitzer story doesn't really come across as all that interesting, to me.

a satiric client 9 from outer space or a thoughtful drama about the fall out effect upon his wife or daughters - that would be of more interest to me than the usual politico hypocritico in flagrantio movie of the week type thing.

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

That picture has always reminded me of Charlotte York.

bionic bunny! said...

@ jax:
BWAH-HAH-HAH!!!
i thought MY brother had done some rotten things, but that is HYSTERICAL!
i'll bet your parents were thrilled!

diego said...

I'm still reacting to the admission that Ent read Nancy Drew books!