Thursday, April 1, 2010

The Green Room is Moving On Up

I'm delighted to report that rights to The Green Room have been purchased by an anonymous buyer for $6.8 million. The new owner has contracted with E. Peevie to continue to produce clever blog posts in her own inimitable style for the next two years, with an option to renew.

There are also plans in the works to develop a sitcom around the hilarious Peevie antics; and the casting team has already contacted representatives of Billy Bob Thornton, Valerie Bertinelli, Dylan "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody" Sprouse, and Elle Fanning for lead roles in the family comedy.

The new management has been mute on the subject of who will be asked to play the role of A. Peevie. "It has to be someone who can capture his unique brilliance and lovable strangeness, without turning him into a caricature," a member of the casting team said. "There are not very many actors in that age range who have the kind of depth we're looking for."

As Green Room readers could predict, many of the story lines will have to do with poop, both human and butterfly. But the family comedy will take on other contemporary topics as well, including Little League, Jesus, public school education, and the new health care bill.

Even though the news of the acquisition just broke early this morning, already major players have indicated an interest in being involved in the project, including President Barack Obama, Kiefer Sutherland, and Vincent D'Onofrio.

"I have had my eye on this talented woman for awhile," D'Onofrio reportedly said. "I would jump at the chance to work on a project that had her name on it."

7 comments:

Boy George said...

Congratulations!!!

But, Billy Bob Thornton? How about Matthew Fox? He'll need something to do next year, what with Lost being done after this season and all... (I would have suggested my almost-all-time TV fave Chris Meloni, but I think he's still tied up with SVU.) Or, if this is for the role I'm thinking of, were you hinting that perhaps D'Onofrio was interested in that part? That would make sense, after all.

E. Peevie said...

The reason I picked BBT for the role of Mr. Peevie is that on two separate occasions, total strangers came up to him and asked him if he was Billy Bob. That is not a lie.

When Mr. P was a bit scrawnier and had a goatee, he did look a bit like BB.

Don't worry, BoyG, I think Matthew Fox will land on his feet after Lost.

Anonymous said...

aprils fools obviously.

Anonymous said...

april*

Boy George said...

Well, if somebody asked me if Mr. Peevie looked like BBT, while I was actually looking at Mr. Peevie, perhaps I might see some suggestion of a resemblance...

Boy George said...

But I just can't imagine the resemblance sitting here thinking about it...

Anonymous said...

Does this mean the author of "The Green Room" will be picking up the next tab? I'm in!