Drew Barrymore and Ellie Kemper Stand-In at Netflix

An actress and her stand-in trade places. Sure, why not? Its not like anyones going to mistake them for each other, unless this is a Freaky Friday-style body switching scenario. Oh, wait, it kinda-sorta is? Well now were on board, but were also getting ahead of ourselves. In The Stand-In, coming soon to Netflix, Drew Barrymore plays a famous comedic actress who yearns to live a simpler existence and decides to switch places with her stand-in, also played by Drew Barrymore. And when the celebrity version finds herself usurped of her uniquely privileged life, thats when things go off the rails. The Stand-In is written by Sam Bain (Four Lions) and directed by But Im A Cheerleaders Jamie Babbit, and co-stars the wonderful Ellie Kemper (The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Chicago Fire regular Charlie Barnett, Michael Zegen (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) and the hilarious Holland Taylor, whose long and regal career as a character actress is the very definition of Legendary Lesbian. Well watch twice.

 

Lee Pace stars in Asimovs Foundation

Lets just say that ever since Pushing Daisies weve had a serious but not at all obsessive thing for Lee Pace even when he was a bit caught off guard at being accidentally outed by Ian McKellen a few years back (a definite oops senior moment for Miss McKellen) and even when it seemed like we were the only ones watching Halt and Catch Fire. OK, we might have actually been the only ones. Anyway, our fandom continues stronger than ever and now Pace has a new project, Foundation that well probably love just as strongly. Based on a series of sci-fi novels by Isaac Asimov, Foundation is a thousand-year saga about a group of exiles battling for the survival of a galactic empire, one ruled by an emperor named Brother Day that Pace will play (this makes sense to us because hes very tall and no, dont ask us to explain that logically in any way, thank you). It co-stars Jared Harris (Mad Men) is set for Apple TV+, and if it all sounds a little like Star Wars thats because it pre-dates that George Lucas-created juggernaut by a few decades and was probably a heavy influence. In other words, respect your elders for once. 

 

Romeo San Vicente loves anything that Drew Barrymore stars in!