Jessica Simpson in a Maverick Movie
Jessica Simpson, while waiting to star in the the cinematic version of “I Dream of Jeannie”, a project that is still looking for a director, is keeping her fingers crossed for a role in Marvel’s adaptation of Mort the Dead Teenager, which follows the ghost of a teen who is commanded by Death to haunt the friends he had during his life, including the girl of his dreams.
But while the project was picked up by Quentin Tarantino’s A Band Apart and Madonna’s Maverick Films for them to co-produce, Dimension Films now says they’re not involved and Marvel says they’re looking for a new director.
“It’s an adorable script,” Simpson said. “I would love to do it. It’s the next ‘Back to the Future,’ it’s that cool. I think it’ll have a cult-type following. It’s a clever, clever script, and the way it could be shot would be really cool.”
Elijah Wood was previously attached to play Mort. “I think it’s just about placing it with the right studio,” Simpson said. “And if they can still get Elijah, that would be perfect.”
Source: Coming Soon
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