Monday, April 15, 2024

Katherine Heigl: ‘Goddess’ Un-friends Facebook (Movie)


Katherine Heigl and costar Josh Duhamel may have proven that TV stars can translate to movies–at least on a quiet weekend.

It does look like their poorly reviewed sorta remake of “Baby Boom” called “Life as We Know It” finished number 1 at the box office on Friday night. It beat “The Social Network,” aka the Facebook movie and an Oscar contender.

When numbers come in later today we’ll see if Heigl took the whole weekend. This is all funny since a know it all blogger on another site already declared “Social Network” Friday’s winner and the weekend’s winner. But and say otherwise.

Heigl has a reputation for being difficult, as chronicled in last week’s New York Times. But still he’s now in the Jennifer Aniston realm, making a lot of TV -type movie light comedies, forgettable and pedestrian. She’ll hope to change that next year with “Undomestic Goddess.”

I’m told that Heigl is negotiating to star in the Tribeca Productions comedy based on a Sophie Kinsella novel. Her character is an American lawyer working in London who loses her job and has to become a nanny. The imdb says Amy Adams is supposed to be in this film, but the word is that Heigl takes the role. Oscar nominee Adams is always busy, and Imdb is not always correct.

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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