Friday, September 07, 2018

Blind Items Revealed #5

August 29, 2018

The number one lesson in Hollywood is to never walk away from a hit show. I have said this from almost day one of the site. Well, this talented actor who stars on a hit cable show is doing just that. He thinks he is going to be a huge movie star and doesn't need the television thing. He is walking away which is going to shut the whole show down for good. That upcoming movie of his will be big, but he will never be A+ list.

Rami Malek

34 comments:

yepthatsme said...

Mr Robot is a critical darling but not actually a hit show! Maybe he wants to be a bonafide movie star!

prixie said...

Did anyone even liked the latest season of Mr.Robot? Good for Rami to leave before the show drags on.(I feel last season was a major bore, so for me it's already dragging on)
Hope he chooses good projects. But I agree, I don't see him being A+ list with or without the TV show.

pricksongs said...

Not buying this one. Sam Esmail (creator and showrunner) has said from the start that the show is gonna be 4-5 seasons. Seasons 2 and 3 didn't get great ratings, and the story feels like it needs to wrap up soon anyway. Malek may want to pursue other jobs, but I don't think the show is ending strictly because of him.

Charles Fromage said...

Not a big deal. It's not like this show was ever going to be continuing for much longer. From the start, we were all told the story would take 4 or possibly 5 seasons to be told. They expanded the 4th season from the expected 8 episodes to 12, and ditched the 5th.

Brayson87 said...

I drifted away after the first season. The homages to Fight Club and The Matrix and others were great but it meant you saw everything coming.

Mrs Meat said...

Who? Oh, one of those tv people. I'm far too busy singing karaoke in working men's pubs to watch these things. Especially things with SEASONS. Good lord.

Unknown said...

"never walk away from a hit show"

I forget, but didn't Michael J. Fox do that in order to do Back to the Future?

There are exceptions to every maxim.

Truthseeker said...

I loved Season 1, absolutely hooked me, Season 2 lost me in 2 episodes and I have not gone back. But he was great in his role.

texasrose said...

George Clooney another exception to that rule.

texasrose said...

ps- Malek will not be...

shakey said...

Why can't they replace him?

hunter said...

Mr. Robot was dead in the water.

Ophelia said...

Meghan Markle another exception lol

Lurky McLurkster said...

In that one episode last season where it was made to look like one continuous shot, the lobby scenes were my building at work

Jessica said...

@pricksongs is 100% right and I have great info on this. Ending Mr. Robot has nothing to do with Malek or the network and everything to do with Esmail ending his story on his terms. This was mapped from the beginning.

SteveD said...

Yeah, Mr. Robot was originally a film script that was running way too long. It always was planned to have a limited run and the ratings didn't have anyone begging Esmail to drag it out longer.

Neal M said...

"Unknown said...
"never walk away from a hit show"
I forget, but didn't Michael J. Fox do that in order to do Back to the Future?
There are exceptions to every maxim."


… and look at what happened to him!
Ouch!
I'll show myself out now...

Brayson87 said...

Wasn't there a blind about why Stoltz didn't work out for Back to the Future, he became aware of some shady stuff or something?

Angela said...

It is obvious that it's Sam Esmail and the network who took the decision to make the fourth season of Mr. Robot the final one, rather than what the blind claims. Usually, options for the cast in a standard contract cover five seasons, and Malek was in no capacity to get a better deal when he was hired for the show. Even now that he's more famous, doing 10 or 13 episodes a year wouldn't be the worst thing in the world for any actor, and Esmail has also proved a few times that he had a story with a beginning, a middle and an ending, rather than just something he wanted to make last for as much as possible.

Sal Salington said...

LOL. Esmail has obviously had no idea where he was going with the show after season 1. It rambles aimlessly, adds up to nothing.

Great first season, though.

And Rami only fits so many roles, he's gonna have a tough time of it.

Angela said...

Michael J. Fox was the first pick for the part of Marty McFly in Back to the Future, but he wasn't available because of Family Ties. Stoltz was hired as a result, but he was more skilled at drama than comedy, which was showing in the dailies and didn't fit the tone of the movie. So, they reached a compromise with the production of Family Ties after a few weeks.

The blind item was about Crispin Glover and Claudia Wells leaving the sequels because they were sick of child molestation that allegedly took place on set during production of the first film. It was a bullshit blind designed to please the "(((Steven Spielberg))) is the Antechrist" crowd here. Glover actually worked again with the same director, Robert Zemeckis, after they had a beef over the ending of the film, and Claudia Wells, who had been hired at the last minute after Fox got the part, preferred to stay with her mother who was dying from cancer.

Glover actually hates Spielberg (who was a producer on Back to the Future) and befriended a guy named Adam Parfrey, a writer and publisher who was into experimental arts and marginal forms of culture. Parfrey had written around the mid-90s an essay hinting that there must be some "reason" for Spielberg doing mainstream films with a lot of focus on children.
Glover wrote a follow-up essay to this on another anthology book that Parfrey was putting together in 2001. Glover was mostly incensed at Spielberg's optimism and love of mainstream values, and built on the accusations that Parfrey had made to imply that Spielberg was also a hack who was unfit to polish Stanley Kubrick's shoes.
Which is particularly "funny" if you remember that this site published a few months ago a blind item claiming that Kubrick was an awful child molester, even worse than the "A+ director".

Parfrey himself had based all of his accusations on the words of a "nameless Hollywood producer," as he acknowledged himself. Glover, after this essay, hasn't stopped dismissing Spielberg, but it's always been about Spielberg's take on success in his films and other artistic issues rather than stories he had witnessed or heard.

Unknown said...

This made me think of Emmy Rossum but the blind refers to a “he”. I think she’s making this same mistake.

notthisagain said...

I feel like Rami's path to 'huge movie star' is like Michael Shannon becoming a huge movie star. It's not gonna happen, but you definitely can get critical praise and choose unique roles, but you're always gonna be cast as the weird guy (probably).

CJ said...

There's a reason they call them exceptions.

More Cowbell said...

As someone mentioned above, Rami only fits very specific roles. If he's lucky, he could end up being a great antagonist in movies, or at best, getting Kevin Spacey type of roles.

DDonna Tarttty said...

He's going nowhere. I gave up on "Mr. Robot" in S02, but S01 was great.

BRAD PITT said...

Sam Esmail lost me when he got political

Elliott narration "choosing weakness instead of strength"

cut to Trump wins election against Hillary

plot said...

@hunter

Agreed.

It reminded me of Heroes which started to teeter the last few episodes of S1 and completely fell apart in S2.

But for me, after 3 episodes it was a ridiculous, but I can see why others pushed through. The bored performances by the hipster actors, too full of ennui to do anything useful, did not help. Some of the dialogue was very very bad, too.

Alice H. said...

Love Malik.love Mr. Robot. I doubt Mr.Robot was ever destined for a super long run, which is just fine. Malik may never be a huge movie star,but he'll always be a well respected actor. He's brilliant and oh,so, pretty.

notthisagain said...

@alice

it's Malek

notthisagain said...

and I agree, to me he's analogous to michael shannon. totally unique look and a malleable actor that is well respected. is he A+ or even A? not really. but he definitely is like the odd type that could win an oscar. theyre the same to me

Gabe Go said...

Malek Will never play action lead he looks like an emaciated African kid. His Mercury impersonation is terrible and I believe the queen movie will be eaten alive by the metoo movement and the pedo Bryan Singer connection.

He is delusional.

Paul Saint John said...

Except all his movies have been crap. No great hits either. Clooney makes a living out of being Clooney, the liberal do-gooder.

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