TV Deals: 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith,' Rosie O'Donnell, Eddie Izzard

-Get ready for Mr. & Mrs. Smith: The TV Series. Doug Liman, who directed the film, tells Us Weekly that he and Smith screenwriter Simon Kinberg are adapting the married-assassins movie for television, and that they plan to have a nationwide casting search to find a small-screen Brangelina to star in it. Don’t worry; the stars will not be required to break up their marriages or adopt children together.

-Rosie O’Donnell tells that she’s developing a sitcom pilot with novelist Alice Hoffman (Practical Magic), in which Rosie would play an Erma Bombeck-like newspaper columnist whose ex-husband and son move in with her. Also, she’s a lesbian and has Six Feet Under-style conversations with her deceased lover, who succumbed to breast cancer. She says she envisions Colin Quinn as the ex-hubby and ”a Sharon Gless-type” for the late lover. No word on whether the newspaper column will be written in lowercase free verse.

-Funniest comedian on the planet Eddie Izzard will be playing it straight in a drama pilot for FX called Lowlife. He and Minnie Driver will play married con artists who try to settle down with their three kids in suburban Baton Rouge. Aw, c’mon, haven’t the good people of Louisiana been victimized enough already?

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  • d.c.

    rosie needs to take a long, permanent hike from mainstream show business and entertainment. She has lost her smart cred, is not reliable, at all believable as humane anymore.. anything she promotes to star in is a dud-bomb state already.. just on the using and abusive nature of how her mind works., of having it everyway.. les, not les.. always egotistical, on top shove my way ahead, you need me.. my superior have done it all experience.. or scream she is hated or we are prejudiced? Why can’t a ex live elsewhere and forget you!? It’s done a million times a day. Why must they all crowd on one screen and force the child to suffer hearing parents and elders speak of things wisely not to be shared by a young mind. Protect the innocent by sacrifce, letting them live with someone who does have a happy healthy life.. never appeals to them. Victim the young is only way out.. Viewers are sick and tired of being same ol same ol’ beeen done, never works, abused by her stupid,stale, and gloom and doom ideas amen!

  • CMV

    There was a TV series called mr and mrs smith which was on air which featured agents who pretended to be married and worked on cases. It starred Scott Bakula and Maria Bello. I thought the movie was based on the tv series. Heres a link which gives more info on the series

  • Kristin

    Can’t wait to see Lowlife. Couldn’t agree more that Eddie Izzard is the funniest comedian on the planet!
    Cake or death?

  • Stephanie

    “It’s just a friggin monkey!” “Well, it was a cheeky monkey!” Izzard is brilliant. However I am not sure if a straight man in drag can play straight drama. He seems more comedy material. However, Robin Williams is wild and he can do drama. We shall see.

  • Winn

    The brilliant Eddie Izzard is an actor, not a one-dimensional performer only suited to comedy. Not only did he do excellent work in films like “Velvet Goldmine”, “Shadow of the Vampire” and “The Cat’s Meow”, but he was also Tony-nominated for his turn in “A Day in the Death of Joe Egg” on Broadway, and while that play is savagely funny and Izzard was hilarious in it, that comedic performance was anchored by an underlying dread, desperation and fear that was highly dramatic and moving. After all, the play is about the attempt of a troubled couple to deal with their profoundly brain-damaged daughter, and illuminates the suffering and pain that is the foundation of the best comedy. And not an “executive transvestite” moment in sight in any of those roles! My concern is this show sounds rather pedestrian. Hope it’s fresh and original and doesn’t derail like “Nip/Tuck” has.

  • Stephanie

    Thanks for the input Winn. :-) He is still cool. the only time I saw him act was in Mystery Men, and that flick was just awful.

  • Evangeline B.t

    Mr. & Mrs. Smith the tv series would be a great idea, if the right people worked on it, for example, J.J. Abrams.
    It would be a good Alias replacement on ABC. Also, Alias fans would flock to the new show, just to get their “spy-loving/action”-fix.

  • kana

    Eddie Izzard is fantastic! i’ve been waiting for YEARS to get more of him in movies & tv. i’ll be the first in line for ‘Lowlife’.

  • James C

    Wow, I can’t believe I’m saying this, but all three of these ideas sound like possible winners to me.

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