Megan Ellison is the 25-year-old daughter of Oracle boss Larry Ellison. It wasn’t too long ago that she was gaining attention all around the Internet for being a rich girl out of control. Reports of her bisexuality and hard partying ways were pouring in from all sorts of highly reputable news sources conducting investigative reports into her MySpace profile. It was very clear from just a brief glance at these pieces that we were about to have another Paris Hilton on her hands, another Lindsay Lohan.
Not content to just release a line of handbags and designer perfume like all of the other billionaire heiresses, Ellison has recently taken up the hobby of film producing. Oh great, that’s all we need, some dim bulb in her twenties throwing around money and influencing what gets made in Hollywood. What has she done so far? Well, she co-financed the Coen brothers’ remake of True Grit, which has gone on to make over 150 million dollars to date. And her next move was to invest in Jonathan Hillcoat’s awesomely cast Wettest County in the World. Wait… who is this girl?
Whoever she is, it is now being reported that she is looking to invest in two upcoming Paul Thomas Anderson projects, getting them out of development hell and on the fast track to being produced. The first is a religious drama that works as an allegory for Scientology, which may be called The Master and looks to have Phillip Seymour Hoffman set to star. The second is an adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s novel “Inherent Vice”. It’s the story of a frequently stoned private detective who is hired to investigate a disappearance in late 60s Los Angeles. But these details don’t really matter. You can never tell what a PT Anderson movie is going to actually be like just from hearing a plot description. And everything he has touched so far has turned so thoroughly into gold that I don’t really care what his next project is going to be anyways; I’m confident I’m going to love it. So the fact that he is now getting the capital to get one of these two things going soon is just phenomenal news.
And what’s maybe even more phenomenal news is that there is a young girl out there who has billions of dollars, likes to party, and is way into Coen brothers and PT Anderson movies. How could anybody have spoken ill of this angel? I’m just going to put this out there: Megan Ellison, if you happen to be reading this, my email address is listed on this site. Please get in touch with me as soon as possible. I think that we could really be something together. I have many admirable qualities that I’m sure you will be interested to hear about. But until then, thanks for the new movies. Xoxo