Thursday, February 26, 2009

Taking the Producing Thing Seriously

Tahmoh Penikett’s Dollhouse leading lady Eliza Dushku will produce a film based on the life of 1970s photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, whose daring and controversial celebrity portraits made him famous, before dying at age 42 from complications related to AIDS.

Dushku has recruited indie documentarian Ondi Timoner (DiG!) to helm the film, which is currently titled The Perfect Moment, but did not mention who might star as the acclaimed shutterbug.

The actress-turned producer told E! last month at Sundance that she imagined her older brother Nate in the lead role.

“Nate physically has an uncanny resemblance to Robert,” Dushku said. “Some pictures are really eerie.”

I’m so happy the erstwhile rogue vampire slayer has taken a proactive approach to her career.

Some people – cough, cough, Lindsay Lohan, cough – should take note.


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