Random Musings from the Entertainment Desk
Disney goes off the Depp end… in a good way…
So, I won’t even trouble you with posting the numbers from this past weekend. Let’s just say they weren’t pretty. Well, they weren’t for me or anyone not listed in the credits of “Cloudy With A Chance of Meatball,” anyway.
My overall record has plummeted to a New York Islanders-esque 8 for 18. Who am I kidding? The Islanders record hasn’t been that good since the Reagan administration!
Oh, I do love a good laugh. Anywho, you and I have some business to attend to. Well, I have a lot of business to attend to and in all honesty this entry is being done more out of procrastination then of necessity.
Either way, as I am currently drawing a massive blank when it comes to an editorial for this week’s Quad, I thought I’d come over here and see how things were doing.
Then I wandered over to Joblo.com— my beloved home for review-free and spoiler-heavy reviews— and came across a wonderful tidbit!
It seems that rumors are swirling about comedian Russell Brand joining the cast of “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.” Whooo boy!
What a pairing that would be! Johnny Depp and Russell Brand in a Disney movie? I feel like somewhere, one guy just made a boatload of cash on a bet he made with some friends in the late 90’s. Depp, the notorious Hollywood outsider and Brand, a former everything addict working together for the House of Mouse. Gambling opportunities like this are really why time machines were invented.
Whoops! Think I may have said too much. There are NO such things as time machines! They are NOT real. I may be in trouble…
Government secrets aside, this would be an amazing bit of casting if Disney pulls it off. Allegedly Brand would play Depp’s brother or side kick or something. Hell, you wouldn’t even need any make up or costumes for the guy. He could just show up, as is, and fit right in.
Brand is hysterical, from his stand up to his limited foray into feature films to his appearances on MTV and late night television shows. While he may not bring a ton of star power to the cast, he would certainly bring the laughs. If the goal is to make this film smaller —and from I’ve heard, that IS the goal— then this move makes perfect sense.
Of course, you can’t just have Depp and Brand running around on screen acting goofy for two hours. As much as I would enjoy that, it may get a bit taxing. You would need a straight guy to balance out the crazy… some one like…
Geoffrey Rush! Imagine Rush’s Capt. Barbosa having to deal with Jack Sparrow AND whoever Brand would play? Oh, the potential for hilarious eye rolls is off the charts.
Disney, if you have any common sense outside of Pixar, please make this happen! The free world, aka ME, demands it!
Ok, well I’m keeping this thing short. Lately, I’ve grown as tired of writing these rambling and often repetitive things as I’m sure you have of reading them. I know that I’ve promised smaller word counts before, but I’m almost certain that I mean it this time. Almost…
Vaya con dios…