Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Yet Another Bruce Willis Straight to Video, He’s Second Lead to Jesse Metcalfe, Shannon Doherty Gets No Billing Upfront


The Bruce Willis story just gets sadder and sadder. Here’s yet another straight to video schlock fest called “Fortress.” In this one Bruce is second billed to Jesse Metcalfe, a nice D list TV soap guy. Chad Michael Murray is in it, too. So is Shannen Doherty, who couldn’t even get upfront billing (yet she’s featured in the trailer).

Poor Bruce: he worked two days at most, sits in most scenes, never says more than three or four words, and his voice sounds like it dropped, or it’s deeper, or he’s ADR’d. Does he know where he is? Or who these people are? He’s done about a dozen of these things, they are all the same, and frighteningly bad.

Rumer, Scott, Tallullah– put a stop to this, already.

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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