The Call Sheet sifts through the day's glut of Hollywood news to find the stories even non-industry types care about. Today: Josh Hartnett is looking for a comeback, Damon Lindelof defends a bad ending, and MTV is keepin' on keepin' on.
It seems that 40 Days and 40 Nights and then 30 Days of Night (guy likes his numbers and times of day, what can he say) star Josh Hartnett has left CAA and is on the hunt for a new agent. His work pace has slowed a bit over the last, well, ten years or so, so it's time to shake things up and find new representation. He can apparently get back on track with just a couple studio movies, so the agencies are all clamoring for him. So that could be interesting. The Return of Josh Hartnett. I can see it now, all those old Halloween: H20 and Pearl Harbor feelings coming flooding back, once again dreaming of a little house somewhere in Minnesota. Gosh, where did those years go? How did we all get so old? Sigh. Anyway, what were we talking about? Joshua Jackson? He was great in The Skulls, wasn't he? [Deadline]
Hahaha. Here's a headline: "Damon Lindelof Defends The Killing Season Finale." Haaa. Oh does he? The creator of Lost's "Guys It's Not Purgatory No Wait Just Kidding Yes It Is" finale is standing up for defend Veena Sud's "We'll Solve A Murder In One Season Oh Actually No We Won't" season one arc? Shocking, really shocking. [The Hollywood Reporter]
Oh good grief. MTV2 is going to have a show called Hip Hop Squares that is like Hollywood Squares except, y'know, hip hop. The show will feature Biz Markie and Nick Cannon among others, along with an in-house DJ (not a house DJ) and probably some funky beats. So, that's something. What other Hollywood Squares knockoffs could people come up with? Well, we began speculating and our favorite idea is Crawley-wood Squares, in which the cast of Downton Abbey plays a spot of ticky-tacky-toe. Could be great! [Deadline]
Australian willow tree Mia Wasikowska has been tapped to play Madame Bovary in a new adaptation of the adulteress tale. So she got Jane Eyre and now she has Bovary, so she's really making her way through the literary canon. How long can it be until she tackles perhaps the greatest of them all, the dual roles of Jessica & Elizabeth Wakefield??? [Variety]
Oh don't worry. MTV, regular MTV, not raggedy hip hip squares MTV2, has renewed both The Real World and The Challenge for new seasons. That'll make Real World's season count 28, and The Challenge's 23. Man. That is a lot of both of those shows. How many bottles of rum do you think that is? Really, how many? Like, a million bottles of rum maybe? Two million bottles of rum? It's so many bottles of rum, is all we know. Plus it's strange that CT has been on every single one of those Challenge seasons. How does he find the time?? [Deadline]