Jonathan Rhys-Meyers (GRR, HYPHENS!) has been cast as Mandrake the Magician in an upcoming movie by The Scorpion King director Chuck Russell (C Russ).
Traveling the globe with a group of able-bodied assistants, Mandrake fought supervillains such as The Cobra, The Brass Monkey, and, um, Mandrake’s evil twin brother, Derek. [RottenTomatoes]
At first I was thinking, "That fruity dude from Match Point as a superhero? No way!" But now that I realize he’s playing a magician with "able-bodied assistants", the choice seems perfect. Asked to comment, Scarlett Johansson said:
"I think he’s a catch. He’s a fantastic actor, intense, gorgeous and funny. But I can say for sure I never had a passionate encounter with him. He’s a really sexy, brooding guy but he’s very gossipy. He likes shoes, and it was like having a girlfriend on the set."
Man, I can practically hear her panties dripping. Girls used to talk about me the same way. I’m not gonna lie to you, bro, I had a lot of girlfriends. Well, I guess they were more like girl friends, but still. Shut up. Stop looking at me like that.
Sidenote: If you’re ever doing a Google Image Search for "Ladyboy", make sure the adult filter’s on. Trust me on this one.