Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Pirates of the Caribbean 4: wrapup of rumor and announcements

Now, usually I don't talk about Pirates of the Caribbean, but hey, what can I say, recent news items are just too entertaining not to. Disney has announced many plans surrounding the fourth film, but the most interesting news is coming from the production office is what prompted me to finally post about this upcoming piratestravaganza.

Penelope Cruz is a member of the cast!and Ian McShane is slated to play Blackbeard in the film. Frankly, he could play the goat and it would still make me post about it, he's that good.

Also, the casting call is out, but ladies, the augmented need not apply

The filmmakers sent out a casting call last week seeking "beautiful female fit models. Must be 5ft7in-5ft8in, size 4 or 6, no bigger or smaller. Age 18-25. Must have a lean dancer body. Must have real breasts. Do not submit if you have implants."

And they warn that there'll be a "show and tell" day.

To make sure LA talent scouts don't get caught in a "booby trap," potential lassies will have to undergo a Hollywood-style jiggle-your-jugs test and jog for judges. If there's nothing moving from the waist up, they're saying, it's a dead giveaway that you're not all flesh and bones—and you're out.

Ah Casting so lurid and degrading, as Gawker asks:

How is that not sexual harassment? On the other hand: Is there any way to prove veracity of breasts without sexually harassing?

"In the last movie, there were enhanced breasts to give that 18th-century whorish look, and men were pretty well padded too, and no one worried," a former casting agent said. "But times are changing, and the audience can spot false breasts."

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