At the Independent, Ian Herbert reports that Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher is in talks to make his big-screen debut as a convicted gangland boss in a film based on the life of gunrunner Paul Ferris (who’s expected to be played by Robert Carlyle). True story: the one and only time we saw Oasis perform live, for the encore Gallagher threw a shoe at the audience and then stalked off the stage. His brother Noel followed, and the rest of the band was left there, still noodling away on their instruments, until they decided the brothers weren’t coming back and gave up. Rock ‘n’ roll!
Via ComingSoon, Michelle Rodriguez, who appeared (in flashback form) in the season finale of "Lost" as another passenger on the doomed flight, chatting up to Matthew Fox‘s Jack at the airport bar, will apparently join the cast for season two. This should require some interesting plot contortions on the part of the writers, which we admit we’re intrigued by.
At Hollywood News â€” it looks like "Mission: Impossible III" is a go, despite all of Tom Cruise’s recent press antics. Paramount Pictures has signed a deal with Warner China Film to co-produce, with some of the film shooting in Shanghai and Michelle Yeoh to possibly play Cruise’s ex-wife.
And, via Playbill, "Grey Gardens: A New Musical" will premiere Off-Broadway as part of Playwrights Horizons’ 2005-2006 season. Broadway vets Christine Ebersole and Mary Louise Wilson will star as Edie and Edith Bouvier Beale in this adaptation of the Albert Maysles’ 1975 documentary about two of Jacqueline Bouvier’s relatives, living together in a crumbling Long Island mansion. And yes, we find it a strikingly, even awe-inspiringly bizarre choice of source material for a musical, but then, aren’t they all?
+ Oasis frontman acts the gangster as he signals career switch (Independent)
+ Michelle Rodriguez Gets Lost for Good (ComingSoon)
+ Impossible Deal Signed (Hollywood News)
+ Brett Ratner Will Direct X-Men 3 (Empire)
+ Playwrights Horizons Will Stage Musical Grey Gardens (Playbill)