A word on the word “casting”

These days it seems that not many “news” blogs and websites seem to use their brains when it comes to reporting “news” out of Hollywood. Take these rumors that – hold your breath – Britney Spears has been “cast” (I will not dignify that crap with a link, google that bullshit yourselves) in a supposed “remake” of Faster Pussycat, Kill! Kill! that are floating around Google news these days. First of all, people, take a fucking dictionary or go to wikipedia and look up the word “casting”. Nobody is ever being “cast” until they sign a fucking contract to take up the acting job for a role in a movie. Second, nobody can be cast in a film that doesn’t exist. In this case, this supposed remake project is, to my knowledge (and I digest internet rumors/news with considerable sobriety), at the very core, not matured further than a pronounced interest (!) by Mr Tarantino in doing this. And thirdly, just because a few coke-snorting publicists in Spears’ and Patrick’s offices think it is good PR for their clients to drop the name Tarantino, doesn’t mean there’s anything behind that. News sites and bloggers out there, when will you quote correctly and read closely? “In talks” doesn’t mean “cast”, and since when do we assume that Quentin Tarantino, one of the greatest filmmakers out there today, has an interest in a) remaking a Russ Meyer classic while he’s actually in Berlin preparing his WW2 movie and b) “casting” a failed and sunken product of the MTVniverse, an untalented bimbo who used to sell records and now drops her child on the floor and loses custody battles, while looking like a scarecrow? Please…. let’s stay serious.

Update: This whole Britney Spears and Faster Pussycat thing is 100% rumor, 0% fact. Let’s get on with the real stuff now, or in Joe Cabot’s words “Sh…. let’s go to work”

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Sebastian is the founder and owner of the Tarantino Archives and has been a fan and observer of QT for over two decades now, cherishing his work and the window in the the wider world of cinema his movies have opened up. Inspired as such, he runs the Spaghetti Western Database (SWDb), the Grindhouse Cinema Database (GCDb), Furious Cinema, its German sister Nischenkino and The Robert Rodriguez Archives. He lives in Berlin.

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