Tuesday, February 04, 2020

Blind Item #6

The A-/B+ list mostly movie actor can say what he wants, but he is revising history to say he didn't cost this back in the day A- list actress a role on a huge movie that people still love.

23 comments:

MDAnderson said...

Ed Norton/ Janeane Garofalo/ fight club

Brayson87 said...

https://deadline.com/2020/02/shannen-doherty-reveals-stage-4-cancer-diagnosis-in-gma-interview-1202850826/

Oh sh!t, 2016 is back! :(

Brayson87 said...

+1 MD

https://www.indiewire.com/2020/02/edward-norton-janeane-garofalo-fight-club-role-1202208143/

Brayson87 said...

Garofalo was cool, but Helena Bonham Carter was the best Marla Singer possible.

mck said...

Courtney Love would have been great in the role, and in fact wrote the best line in the movie. HBC is great in everything, so ... Janeane Garofolo is a legend in her own mind. She also walks down the street in NYC reading a book, so there's that. She would have been terrible in that part, because she's not pretty. Norton was being nice.

Uhhhh... said...

@mck does the greatest line include the words "grade school"???

gauloise said...

I doubt norton could influence the director that much, but if he did, it was a good call

MeliticusBee said...

Garofalo would have made a horrible Marla.

sandybrook said...

I dunno, this is tough choosing between an Oscar worthy actress like HBC or a comic that isn't funny like Garofalo.

AlleyKat said...

Courteney wouldn't even have to act to ace that part.

LooLooEasy said...

So Ed Norton is lower on the hierarchy than Janine (A-/B+ versus A-)? Hm.

Guesser said...

@LooLooEasy, Janine gets bonus points for her CDAN fan base.l

Alf Landon said...

Right, it's not baldy's lack of talent cost her the role.

Monkeyweather said...

Garofalo is always the same character. So unless you wanted Marla to be changed into Garofalo, and not vice versa, she would have been a terrible choice.

Robin said...

Sorry to hear about Shannen Doherty. She is so young and has seemingly been fighting cancer for a long time. I can't imagine her reality.

Count Jerkula said...

Isn't fight club too patriarchal for Garafolo?

BRAD PITT said...

FIGHT CLUB
the studio wanted Russell Crowe Matt Damon and Reese Witherspoon
David Fincher got Brad Pitt Edward Norton and Helena Bonham Carter

THE DEPARTED
the studio got Nicholson Damon and Wahlberg
Scorsese wanted Pacino Pitt and Liotta

THE GODFATHER
the studio wanted olivier burt reynolds and redford
coppolla got brando james caan and pacino

GANGS OF NEW YORK
scorsese wanted dafoe polley and dicaprio
the studio got day lewis diaz and dicaprio

Brayson87 said...

@Brad, Those all actually make a lot of sense. I thought The Departed sucked, but it could have been great with Pacino, Pitt and Liotta.

Roger Mortis said...

Brayson, if you want to purge your memory of The Departed have you seen the Hong Kong film it was based on?

Infernal Affairs is one of the best films I have seen. The sequels weren't so good but the first was truly entertaining.

Brayson87 said...

@Roger, No I haven't seen that, thanks for the recommendation. 👍
Definitely looks interesting and the story fits Hong Kong a lot better.

TheGarofaholic said...

@mck. How do you know that Janeane walk down the streets of NYC reading a book? ou know her.

Christina said...

They're going to remake Internal Affairs. https://collider.com/internal-affairs-remake-paramount/

Simon Jenkin said...

only if you don't understand it even a teeny tiny bit

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