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No Bridesmaids Sequel, Mick Jagger as Big Bad Media Mogul, Free Previews for Footloose

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood September 28, 2011 at 6:17AM

Almost as soon as runaway comedy Bridesmaids hit theaters this spring, there was talk about a sequel. At the time, director Paul Feig told New York Vulture: "When you get a group that's this deep and this good, it's a crime to not use them again." However, an Entertainment Weekly interview with Jon Hamm, who played a sleazy love interest in the comedy, put a halt to sequel rumors: "I don't think Kristen is going to do it," said Hamm. "They need to lock [Wiig] up before me."
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Almost as soon as runaway comedy Bridesmaids hit theaters this spring, there was talk about a sequel. At the time, director Paul Feig told New York Vulture: "When you get a group that's this deep and this good, it's a crime to not use them again." However, an Entertainment Weekly interview with Jon Hamm, who played a sleazy love interest in the comedy, put a halt to sequel rumors: "I don't think Kristen is going to do it," said Hamm. "They need to lock [Wiig] up before me."

-Mick Jagger is eyeing a role as a global media mogul who makes questionable moral decisions. Who that might be? Jagger came up with the genesis of Tabloid, the current title of the film, which is being written by Josh Olsen (A History of Violence), reports New York Vulture.

-In hopes of luring more viewers into theaters for the remake of 1984's classic Footloose, Paramount will preview Craig Brewer's update with multiple free advance screenings on September 30th in 26 theaters throughout the states, two weeks before the film's official premiere. In keeping with the studio's past on-demand online marketing efforts with such films as Paranormal Activity and , Paramount is encouraging moviegoers at the "Footloose Friday" screenings to tweet their (hopefully positive) reactions. Footloose opens nationwide on Oct. 14.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.