The wacky puns are too easy for this one; Dutch model-turned-actor Famke Janssen has
joined a very motley crew — including Method
Man, Josh Peck, Ben Kingsley
and Mary-Kate Olsen — on the New York City set of indie
The film is about a teenage dealer (Peck) who falls for the daughter of
his drug-using psychiatrist (Kingsley), and takes place
greatest year in hip-hop.” According to a Q&A posted on Famke-Janssen.org, the
AfterEllen.com Hottie No. 51 is set to play Kingsley’s wife.
I certainly liked Janssen as part of a less motley, more
superhuman crew (as did Malinda, who ranked Phoenix as her No. 3 female villain) —
— and I can’t complain about her role as one of the Eulogy crowd (not only because of the lesbian
factor, I swear), but this news got me wondering when the talented and
supergorgeous Janssen will get to be on her own again. Her current picture
is ensemble comedy The Ten, and the last movie in which she was one of
only two headliners, The Treatment, had only a limited release.
Thankfully, the same Q&A mentions several starring roles, including one as
a pool shark trying to make enough money to flee her child-abusing ex-husband. A
story with potential depth and Janssen as a pool shark? Sign me up.
Until then, I’m actually curious to see how The Wackness turns out.
If nothing else, it’ll have Janssen and — presumably — a fabulous