Thursday, June 20, 2024

Exclusive: Will Forte Show “Last Man on Earth” Lands 8 Year Old “Room” Star Jacob Tremblay


Everyone wants to work with Jacob Tremblay, and he’s only eight years old.

After starring in “Room,” and getting the Critics Choice Award last night, young Jacob is bigger than the bear from “The Revenant.”

He’s already got three movies in the can. Now I’m told Jacob will appear in “The Last Man on Earth.” I’m told when the show picks up this spring, Jacob will play a young version of star Will Forte. This might be in flashbacks to Forte’s character’s youth, or who knows what.

The new half season should be pretty surreal anyway. Forte was seen at last night Critics Choice Awards with his exactly half his head and beard shaved.

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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