Thursday, January 30, 2014

Madonna may star in remake of "Valley of the Dolls" film

Eternal gay favorite and over the top 1967 film Valley of the Dolls” – based on the 1966 novel by Jaqueline Susann - looks to be headed back to the big screen in a remake by 20th Century Fox.

While big names are being bandied about for the three leads, Madonna has been mentioned to play the role of the "over the hill but still fabulous" star that "Neely" upstages.

The “new” Valley of the Dolls, will have a decidedly different “spin” on the original with L.A.’s music business being a big part of the story, particularly with the Neely O’Hara character (Patty Duke) the up and coming star who makes it big and has a major fall from grace. One of the writers of the new VOTD is Paul Rudnick, who did the “First Wives Club” and “In and Out” (such a funny Kevin Kline movie!) There will be a dark comedy aspect to the film.

Actresses on the “A List” for this movie are Anne Hathaway, perfect as the prim Anne Welles, Jennifer Lawrence as Jennifer North (the fallen Angel played by Sharon Tate) and Emmy Rossum as Neely O’ Hara (perfect casting!!) and producers are lobbying hard to get Madonna to play the aging Broadway star Helen Lawson, a role intended for Judy Garland in the original movie.

I think Madge would be perfection in the role. No one could do it like Madonna.

Please, oh please, let this happen.

(tip by TRR reader John)


  1. Well, Susan Hayward got the part that originally given to Judy Garland. If Madge is signed up for a re-make, Maybe Cyndi Lauper get the part away from HER.

    1. Judy Garland was originally cast as Helen Lawson but she could not fulfill her obligation. Susan Hayward was hired to take over the role after they had started filming. So it's not like Susan Hayward got the part away from Judy Garland because she wanted it.

    2. Judy Garland was originally cast as Helen Lawson, but she was not able to fulfill her obligation, so Susan Heyward was hired to take over the role. She didn't have it taken away from Judy Garland.

  2. I think Olivia would be a better choice - give her a chance to show her real acting abilities.

  3. I think that there are other actresses out there who could fit these roles better. There's Emma Stone, Anna Kendrick, Leighton Meester, Blake Lively, Jessica Alba, Natalie Portman, Evan Rachel Wood, Eliza Dushku, Katie Cassidy, Amanda Seyfried would be great as Jen, Jayma Mays, & the list goes on & on. Jennifer Lawrence doesn't look like Jen, although she is a great actress. I honestly don't think she fits the role. Anne Hathaway would portray Neely better than she would Anne, & Emmy would portray Anne better than she would Neely. Anyway, some movies should just be left as they are, so I'm wondering to see how all this will pan out....