07 November 2005

Estevez Gathers More Actors

Hey guys, it's Donnie...Alright, so WAY BACK when it was announced that Emilio Estevez was directing a film about 22 people in the Ambassador Hotel the night Bobby Kennedy was assassinated, I thought to myself, "Wow, 22 is an awful lot of people. I'm sure a number of them will be very minor sort of characters and the movie's gonna have a lot of unknown or vaguely recognizable talent in it."

Man, I was WAY off.

The cast list for Estevez's Bobby has now jumped up to 14 with the recent inclusions of William H. Macy, Helen Hunt, Christian Slater, Joshua Jackson and James Marsden. How is Gordon Bombay pulling this off? Seriously, does he have a vault of blackmail info on all these people? Or perhaps he's just drugging actors and locking them in a sound stage until they finish his movie? (Hollywood stars beware! Don't let Emilio Estevez buy you drinks!) For those keeping score at home, the cast of Bobby already includes Anthony Hopkins, Demi Moore, Sharon Stone, Elijah Wood, Lindsay Lohan, Shia LaBeouf, Nick Cannon, Freddy Rodriguez and Brian Geraghty. Well, at least we can be fairly sure that the poster will be free of "giant floating head syndrome." There wouldn't be any space left for the title of the damn film.

I'd like to pose a quick hypothetical: This movie is getting a tremendous amount of buzz, mostly because of ridiculous cast Estevez has assembled. Wouldn't it be ironic if the movie totally sucked? Like, if all these cast members just kept jumping on because of the other talent already involved, but then Estevez chokes when it comes time for the cameras to roll, or the script is suddenly re-written into absolute garbage? Man, I wouldn't know whether to laugh or cry.

And for the record, I still think that picture is hysterical.


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