Rolling Stone

Gangster Heiress

Clunky title aside, Craig Brewer‘s next project sounds pretty damn great. Brewer is now set to write and direct an adaptation of Sabrina Rubin Erdely’s Rolling Stone article of the same name, saddling Brewer with The Gangster Princess of Beverly Hills as a title to add to his resume. Let’s shorten that one maybe. The true-life story centers on Lisette Lee, a total nobody who lied and cheated her way into Hollywood by pretending to be an actress, Korean pop singer, professional heiress, Paris Hilton hater, and model – and, yes, while that sounds like something most people in Hollywood already do, Lee topped all of that by adding in another lie, that she was the heir to, of all things, the Samsung fortune. Lee wasn’t any of those things (well, she might have been one of them, guess which!) – she was a drug mule, and all her lies finally came to light when she was found attempting to smuggle some weed into Ohio – five hundred pounds of weed – which ultimately landed her in jail. For Brewer, who last directed Footloose but who is probably best known for fare like Hustle & Flow and Black Snake Moan, this is a great fit for his talents, and we can’t wait to see the final product. You can read the entire Rolling Stone article, originally published on August 31 of last year, right HERE. It is fascinating. [Deadline Hollywood, via ComingSoon]


Seeing as comedian/actor Zach Galifianakis is pretty much the closest modern equivalent we have to a mythical trickster, the things that he says should probably be taken with a grain of salt. Especially things he says in interviews, which he seems to hate doing. So, grain of salt firmly in place, in a cover story for Rolling Stone magazine Galifianakis has said that the plot of Hangover Part III would be about his character, Alan, getting locked up in a mental institution and the rest of the crew having to come together and break him out. Personally, I think that this sounds like a whole lot of nonsense that Galifianakis is pulling out of nowhere, but there is one quote in the article that rings very true. When initially talking about the possibility of a third Hangover, Galifianakis said, “They want to do a Hangover III. I’m getting fricking phone calls already.” The film already has a plot, and one of the leads is leaking it before the second one is even out of theaters? That’s not so believable. Execs are champing at the bit to get all of the main actors signed on to do a third film already? That’s something I very much believe. Despite the fact that The Hangover Part II debuted to a lukewarm critical reception, fans of the first film still came out in droves to get some more drunken obscenity. There is no way that the people in charge of writing and cashing the […]

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