Have you heard that my imaginary mom* Susan Sarandon is in talks to headline a feature adaptation of The Big Valley, a feature adaptation of the 60s western television series? She is. She would play the tough matriarch Victoria Barkley in 19th century California. (Who knew that people were still greenlighting westerns? They're like the musicals, a genre that can't truly be killed even if it sits entire decades out for the most part.) This means that she's risking comparisons to one of the critical darlings of all time, Barbara Stanwyck. This should be as nerve wracking for actressexuals as Kate Winslet testing her modern mettle against the ultimate Joan Crawford performance in that Mildred Pierce remake.
It also makes you wonder what's going on with that western Julianne Moore vehicle Boone's Lick which is not one of Amber Waves imaginary porn films but an actual western feature that Julianne is/was? supposed to star in. (Incidentally it was also supposed to co-star Tom Hanks. Yes, he's incidental to me. JULIANNE!)
*it's a long story.