How long ago was it that I first wrote “Pittsburgh is the new Hollywood?”
Let me check.
Now that Tom Corbett has reinstated the film tax credits, and while we’re waiting for official word that Batman is coming, news today that two movies are headed to the new Hollywood.
One is called “Still I Rise” via Walden Media, whose executive Mylan Stepanovich is from McKeesport.
Leads haven’t yet been cast, but it will shoot in May.
The other is the film adaptation of “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” and while most of you are probably going to be all agog that Emma Watson of Harry Potter fame is the star, I’m more freaking out over this:
Lianne Halfon and Russell Smith will produce it via their Mr. Mudd productions banner, and John Malkovich will executive produce.
EXCLAMATION POINT FRENZY FOR JOHN MALKOVICH!!!!!!!!!!!!
I seriously love John Malkovich. I became a fan after his turn as the scientist/robot in Making Mr. Right and have stayed a fan ever since.
The man has a way of being incredibly sexy … no matter what.
I realize some of you just tried to reach through your monitor to put your hand gently on my forehead to see if I’ve indeed come down with some sort of raging, brain-eating fever that would cause me to hallucinate that John Malkovich is sexy.
I’m completely healthy. And find John Malkovich’s utter and complete surrender to whatever role he takes on to be beyond sexy.
The good news is he might be in Pittsburgh to aid and abet my stalking practices.
The better news is that I bet I’ll be the only one stalking him.
Take your Hermione. My Stalk-o-Meter is calibrated for this: