Ah, 2006: An easier, extra truth-sensitive time—outdoors all of the government-manipulated international wars, anyway—when the American individuals had been nonetheless able to getting up in arms as a result of a memoirist had the temerity to misinform Oprah. It’s laborious to think about now, in our present post-truth world, however as soon as upon a time, James Frey’s A Million Little Items was the scandal of the 12 months, when journalists found that most of the particulars of Frey’s bestselling dependancy “memoir” had been fabricated. The following public shaming—led by Oprah herself, clearly pissed at being “duped”—scuppered plans for a movie model of the e book earlier than they may ever actually get off the bottom.
However that was then, and that is the ever extra faux news-filled now: In response to The Hollywood Reporter, the movie model of A Million Little Items is now being revived, produced by Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Sam Taylor-Johnson. The brand new model will star the previous—whose earlier credit embrace Avengers: Age Of Ultron and the lead function within the Kick-Ass movies—as Frey. (In the meantime, simply to make it clear how lengthy it’s been since Frey’s e book was seen as a viable movie venture, it’s value noting that the final husband-wife workforce hooked up to this explicit film was Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt.)