Wednesday, March 23, 2005

The Movies

Whoa... When did I miss that That 70s Show's Laura Prepon will be playing Karla Homolka in an upcoming movie? (Here's a pic of her in costume with the actor playing Paul Bernardo.)

I suppose it's hypocritical of me to criticize such an endeavour, since I did go see Charlize Theron in Monster. But the promo copy isn't making this Deadly movie look very classy: "Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka’s psychological dance with death and depravity – faithfully recreated here in stunning performances by Misha Collins and Laura Prepon – will haunt you forever…because it’s true."

Faithfully recreated? And then there's the cheezy horror movie tagline: "Until death do us partake."

Producer Michael D. Sellers' message to Canadians is here. He says one of the film's goals is Predator Awareness: "One of the most important messages that "Deadly" carries is that there are predators, even in the quietest, most unlikely places.  Enhancing public awareness of the dangers posed by people like Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka is a specific goal of the production."

To help, the film's website offers links to "websites that promote predator awareness". And also links to features about Prepon on and in Maxim Magazine, but I'm not sure if that's related.

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