Saturday, May 18, 2024

There’s Another Olsen Twin; Matthew Modine Back from Italy


Hugh Grant–remember him? Cited in the paper today for appearing with a “bevy of beauties.” Whatever that means.

Stuttering, blinking Hugh used to be in the movie business. But after “Did You Hear About the Morgans?” and “Music and Lyrics”–two movies no one should be forced to watch again–Grant is without a project. He has nothing in the can and no listings in development.

I do think it’s time for the sequel to “Notting Hill,” but no one asked me and I’m not paying for it. In the meantime, Grant remains a curio of his generation. With no movie shot for 2011, he’s taking the chance of being off the radar for more than two years.

…Meantime, there’s another Olson twin! Who knew it? Elizabeth Olsen is the 21 year old sister of pencil trolls Ashley and Mary Kate Olsen. She plays Catherine Keener‘s daughter in “Peace, Love and Misunderstanding.” Her brother is played Nate Wolff, son of Polly Draper and musician Michael Wolff. Nate and his brothers have a successful tween band called The Naked Brothers. Elizabeth must be very small since no one’s really noticed her before. But maybe she’s the actual actress in the family…

Mickey Sumner has landed a role in Showtime’s “The Borgias” as a lady in waiting. Mickey is the talented actress daughter of Sting and Trudie Styler. She’s also just booked a couple of indie films…

Matthew and Cari Modine just returned from Italy, where Matthew’s been shopping a film script…Matthew just wrapped a film called “The Trial,” and is looking for series work with either Showtime or HBO, I’m told, after making his Broadway debut earlier this year…

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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