When I started watching Pretty Little Liars, I imagined it would be a harmless diversion, the kind of show I would tune into for kicks and then lie about watching to my more highbrow friends. And okay, ABC Family’s soapy teen mystery is kind of ridiculous. But somewhere over the course of its first season, Pretty Little Liarsbecame can’t-miss television, with enough gasp-worthy reveals, double-crossing, and unsolved mysteries to keep me glued to the TV. It’s kind of likeLost, but with teenage girls instead of plane crash survivors, and a sleepy suburban town instead of an island. Work with me here.
EXCLUSIVE: In his first major film role since leaving Lost, Matthew Fox has signed on to play an assassin in I, Alex Cross, the reboot of the James Patterson franchise character that’s being put together by QED with Tyler Perry starring and Rob Cohen directing. Ed Burns has also signed on to play Tommy Kane, Cross’s partner. At least three studios are vying for the project and a domestic distribution deal will be set imminently.
Contrary to his virtuous Lost character Jack Shepard, Fox will be playing one bad dude in this film. Fox plays Michael Sullivan, who kills both for money and thrills. He’s known as the Butcher of Sligo and shows why after Cross thwarts one of his killing attempts. Sullivan makes his retribution personal, by killing the detective’s wife in gruesome fashion. Then it becomes a mano a mano battle between them. Sullivan is one of the best known villains in the Patterson-penned novel series.
Mark Moss wrote the script and he and Cohen have generated a new draft that has some twists different from the novel. QED partners Bill Block and Paul Hanson are producing. WME put the package together.
The reboot of the Alex Cross series took root in late January, with Perry taking the role originated by Morgan Freeman in Kiss the Girls and Along Came … Read More »
#LOST fan girl meets @DamonLindelof in London at the play In a Forest, Dark and Deep. I think this is totally cool.
I’m no theatre reviewer, but Fox is extraordinary against experienced stage actress Williams. Raw, natural, and entirely confident with LaBute’s acid dialogue, he spits venom and copious amounts of very rude words as the complex and proud Bobby. Having spent six years watching him play one character, it can safely be said that Fox has range - at no point are you watching Jack Shephard. As always for a LaBute production, it’s uncomfortable watching - as one character utters, the truth hurts.
As a huge Lost fan, seeing Fox onstage would’ve been enough for one night. However, there was a familiar spectacled chap with a beanie hat sitting three rows in front of us. We knew Lost creator, showrunner and writer Damon Lindelof was in London (thanks Twitter), but our Lost-loving posse couldn’t quite believe the great man was in front of us. All doubt went out the window when Lindelof himself bounded to the front of the stage to greet Fox after the Q&A. As Benjamin Linus once said: “I think the term you’re looking for is shock and awe.”
Being the **** reporter I am, did I take this opportunity to corner Lindelof and ask him about his Prometheus and Star Trek 2 scripts? No, I took the time to have a nervous breakdown, declare my undying devotion to Lost and get tips for my upcoming pilgrimage to Hawaii and let him know about my awesome Lost finale party. Sorry. He then graciously posed for probably his first hysterical fangirl photo in the UK as I completely ignored Matthew behind him. Priorities! Even though Fox has implied there was some friction on Lost towards the end, it didn’t extend to the show’s creator, as the two were going out for dinner following the play. Aw.