HOLLYWOOD – Quentin Tarantino has just released some rare photographs of early screen tests for “Pulp Fiction”.
First there was the list of casting possibilities and today saw the release of some rare photographs depicting screen tests from Pulp Fiction, offering a rare insight into the film that could have been. In the first shot Jules is still played by Samuel L. Jackson but John Travolta had originally turned down the role of Vince Vega and the character was played by Jim Carrey. Carrey was eager to establish himself as a serious actor, following his success in such films as “Ace Ventura” and “The Mask”.
The second picture shows another hopeful for the role of Vince Vega, the self-proclaimed King of Pop Michael Jackson. An obvious attraction was his suitability for the dance scene, but it turned out that his acting ability did not match his moves.
Quentin Tarantino spoke EXCLUSIVELY to the Studio Exec about the photographs and the story behind them:
Casting Pulp Fiction was especially difficult. With Reservoir Dogs I had really just been lucky, but for Pulp Fiction I had so many people knocking on my door, I could have cast anyone. I was so enthused that I ended up testing anyone I could think of, just so I could talk to them and spend some time with them. I think when it came down to it I never had any intention of casting Michael Jackson as Vega. Carrey on the other hand was very close to how I had imagined Vincent. But then Travolta finally came to his senses and that was that.
An exhibition of Pulp Fiction memorabilia is currently on display in PixelFaker’s closet HERE.
HOLLYWOOD – Following the news that Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams have all been cast for True Detective Season 2, the Studio Exec can confirm that Jim Carrey will be joining them in the new HBO show.
According to sources close to the production (it was show runner Nic Pizzolato but he made us promise to be discrete), Jim Carrey has approved the script and will be filming his scenes early next week.
Nic the anonymous source said:
As everyone already knows, we have decided to completely change this season. Not only are the characters going to be different, so is the story and the tone. Although it takes place in the same universe and there will be strands and possible cameos to connect the two seasons we want to do something that is so out there that people will be really knocked over. They’ll say ‘What the F*ck?’ and we’ll say ‘Oh. Yeah’.
What is the Dumb and Dumber star going to contribute?
We’d like to say madcap rubber faced comedy, but having seen Mr. Popper’s Penguins I think we’ll just be happy if there’s some rubber faced nonsense that’ll have to do. The think I love about Jim is though there is this ostensible humor, at its root there is a Lovecraftian darkness of unspeakable horror and grief, a loathing for the world and all life and a hopelessness that makes Rust Cole seem like Steve Guttenberg. Steve Guttenberg… hmmm. Now there’s a thought.
True Detective Season 2 will be broadcast sometime in 2015.
HOLLYWOOD – Jim Carrey announced via his Twitter feed that he was withdrawing support from Mr Popper’s Penguins, ‘because it was a pile of shit’.
The film – which came out in 2011 – was largely seen as a ‘vacuous malodorous stench filled lump of virulent puss’, The New York Times.
Director Mark Waters expressed his disappointment:
Jim is a wonderful actor, but he is Canadian and they are treacherous when it comes down to it. Don’t get me wrong, some of my best friends are Canadians. But still they should be wiped off the face of the Earth.
The announcement comes only minutes after Ace Ventura (as he likes to be called) announced he would not be supporting Kick Ass 2 in which he appears, due to its violence.
Speculation is now rife that Jim Carrey is going back through his filmography and trying to distance himself from all the crap he’s done. The process might well take weeks.
Dumb and Dumber To is in theaters.