More news: on Watchmen and The Bell Jar
07.25.07 by REELZ
While the official announcement hasn't hit the trades yet, there is little doubt -- Little Children hottie Patrick Wilson has a superhero role in his future.
Rumors have been swarming that he is going to play the Nite-Owl for Zack Snyder's Watchmen, and now it seems certain. Although the up-and-comer would only say "I'm not a good liar, so I really shouldn't go into it," when asked by press on Monday, he appears to have already confirmed the casting to Kerry Washington (with whom he is currently filming the Samuel L. Jackson/Neil LaBute thriller Lakeview Terrace), who was quite chatty about the subject.
And English majors across the nation can let out a collective cry of joy. Julia Stiles has confirmed that she wil be starring in an adaption of Sylvia Plath's infamous autobiographical fiction novel The Bell Jar.
The story, which follows young writer Esther Greenwood as she sinks into crippling suicidal depression over a summer int he 1950s, is Plath's most famous work and a touchstone of the modern literary cannon. There was one previous film version in 1979.
Let's hope the young Ms. Stiles does this one proud!