Hot Choice: She’s not only in the biggest movie of the moment (albeit not very much), but she’s also one of the biggest names in Hollywood right now.
She’d be sure to generate interest, especially if Darabont’s willing to shift the main character to a female “fireman”, while maintaining the plot about the character who bucks the system before running off with rebels.
Promise the fan boys a couple of run-ins with gushing hoses and a little artfully shot, moistened skin and they’re in. Plus, it’s sci-fi and Megan Fox + sci-fi is big right now.
Cold Comfort: But there’s a problem. Not only will Fahrenheit purists baulk at the changes and the casting, but she’s really not proven with the sort of deep dramatic material that fuels Fahrenheit’s futuristic fire.
True, she’s done comedy and she’s about to tackle horror with Jennifer’s Body, but when your main acting experience is looking at nothing and imagining a giant robot, we’re not sure you’re qualified to channel Ray Bradbury’s words.
And she’s likely getting ever pricier, especially now Revenge Of The Fallen is a big hit…
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