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Dec102014

Bates, Sarandon & Curtis: Actressexual News Galore!

Manuel here bringing you some delicious actressexual news that'll make all of you 80s/90s film lovers really happy. 

A photo posted by xavierdolan (@xavierdolan) on Dec 12, 2014 at 3:41pm PST

Xavier Dolan's upcoming English language debut film, The Death & Life of John F. Donovan is slowly amassing quite the cast. The Mommy director had already announced the casting of Jessica Chastain and Kit Harrington but he's also added Susan Sarandon and Kathy Bates to the cast. Needless to say, the boy has taste. Also, if you're not following him on Instagram, you're really missing out. That's where he's been sharing tidbits from his upcoming film, but also more NSFW-ey stuff like this (think he was celebrating casting Kit, Susan & Kathy?).

In other news, Ryan Murphy, who has yet to meet an 80s or 90s cinema goddess he doesn't want to shower with a juicy part (see: Kathy Bates, Jessica Lange, Angela Bassett), has conscripted Jamie Lee Curtis for his upcoming horror/comedy anthology seriesScream Queens. You have to admit, that's some amazing casting. Joining her is Emma Roberts, a regular member of the Murphy AHSacting ensemble (and a Scream queen herself!). I won't hold my breath for this being a great show, but I will look forward to the sure to be batshit crazy stuff he'll have Curtis do. If nothing else, he'll have rescued her from a career as yogurt spokesperson so we should be grateful for that. 

Which 80s/90s star do you wish were given a plum role by an established TV mogul and/or a tantalizingly exuberant up and comer? 

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We need a Melanie Griffith revival I feel.

December 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRami

Rami- Wait until 50 Shades of Gray opens in Feb... She will be everywhere talking about her daughter I bet. lol

December 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDave

Rami - no, we really don't she wasn't even very good in her heyday.

All the obvious ones come to mind: Kathleen Turner, Sigourney Weaver, etc. What about Sissy Spacek? Where has she been lately?

December 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDJDeeJay

Daryl Hannah!

December 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJohn D.

Marsha Mason, we want you.

December 10, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterbrookesboy

Kathy Bates was sought after by an edgy foreign auteur! That's all I ever want to hear when hearing new casting news concerning her and the movies. Of course I want another competitive acting Oscar in her future. But she needs to build goodwill by working with good people doing the kind of work her filmography could use a boost of.

December 10, 2014 | Unregistered Commenter3rtful

Kathleen Turner !!!!
It will be nice to see Goldie Hawn again. where are you Goldie??
more Bette Midler, more Sally Field, Sissy Spacek, Debra Winger
also will be nice to see Diane Weist and Julie Kavner

December 11, 2014 | Unregistered Commentereytan

This topic should be bursting with responses. The nominations this award season are depressing. Oscar morning will likely repeat the depressing or make matters worse---a third nomination for Swank---fuck her in the name of Annette Bening.

December 12, 2014 | Unregistered Commenter3rtful

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