Landau, Madsen Added to 'Anna Nicole Story'
Lifetime flick gets some star power and a big-name director
By Kenny Herzog Oct 5, 2012 9:34AM
Just when you think former "Sideways" Oscar nominee Virginia Madsen was out of the spotlight, network TV pulls her back in for a flick based on the life of Anna Nicole Smith. That's how that famous quote goes, right? Well, in any event, it's certainly true. After popping up in this season of "Hell on Wheels," Ms. Madsen is once again lined up for small-screen duty.
Deadline reports that the 51-year-old actress will portray Anna's mom, Virgie, in Lifetime's upcoming "Anna Nicole Story." Not only that, but she'll be joined by bona fide Academy Award winner Martin Landua, who's (somewhat unbelievably) on board to play Smith's ex-husband, oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall. And lest you think "The Anna Nicole Story" is merely going to exploit the ex-Playmate's notoriety and untimely death, "American Psycho" director Mary Harron has been hired behind the camera for some boosted cred.
This gives some serious juice to the biopic, which had recently announced the addition of relative unknown Agnes Bruckner in the lead role of Anna Nicole. Given the buzzy casting, and in the words of Martin Landau's out-of-touch agent Bob Ryan on "Entourage," there's only one remaining question: Is that something you might be interested in?
Oct 6, 2012 2:23PM
Anyone notice they spelled Martin Landau's name incorrectly? The rest is so ridiculous that it was all I could focus on.
Oct 6, 2012 3:37AM
Larry Birkhead exploits Anna's daughter in tabloids; Access Hollywood, ET, People, US mag, etc. He has no job. Dannileynn financially supports his lavish lifestyle. In fact, Dannileynn supports other members of Birkhead famliy who have no job not just her dad. She became their golden egg.
Oct 5, 2012 3:25PM
her father's daughter is not 'pimping' out his/her daughter!!! He actually is ensuring she stays out of the public eye as much as possible..... he is a good father....pls get your facts correct!
Oct 5, 2012 2:47PM
I wouldn't have paid to see her strip, why would I subject myself to some lame movie about some druggie trash ? This after Lifetime paid old nasty LiHo to be in one of their movies ? Lifetime has sure hit the bottom.
Oct 5, 2012 2:00PM
why?? she was a no talent/ stripper/golddigger/drug user/alcoholic/whore.
her daughter's father is already pimping out their daughter and deifying anna nicole.. she was far far from a saint. keep it real. this is unbelievable.
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