Megan Fox’s latest movie goes direct-to-DVD: is that a career-ender?

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A few years ago, Megan Fox and Mickey Rourke filmed a movie called Passion Play. I was always a little sketchy on the plot… something about Megan’s character being a circus freak performer with wings, and Mickey is trying to “save” her by cutting off her wings or whatever. It doesn’t matter, because you’re probably not going to see the movie. Because you won’t be able to find it – the reviews are in, and Passion Play isn’t even going to get a short, limited release in theatres. That bitch is going straight to DVD! Ha.

Neither angel wings nor cleavage could save Megan Fox’s newest film.

Fox stars as an angel (or just a woman with a random set of wings) working in a circus in the film “Passion Play,” a slightly bizarre premise that you’ll have to go out of your way to see — it’s going direct to DVD. The film, which co-stars Mickey Rourke as a burnt out trumpet player who rescues and somehow romances Fox from Bill Murray’s sleazy gangster, is set to be released to home theaters everywhere on May 31st.

It’s little surprise that the movie, despite a seemingly strong cast, finds itself without theater play; it already failed on the big screen. Playing at the Toronto Film Festival in September, the film bombed, with terrible reviews and viewers openly mocking it as it played — that is, before they walked out.

According to Rourke, who went to high school with writer/director Mitch Glazer, it wasn’t Fox’s fault that the movie failed. In an interview with EW, Rourke absolutely raved about Fox’s acting skills. Big time.

“I think the pleasant surprise was this girl who’s a world-class beauty turned out to be probably the best young actress I’ve ever worked with,” Rourke said. “I don’t know if a lot of her films have showcased her acting ability more than, say, being action-oriented, but she really stepped up the plate with this one and was very consistent and professional, beyond her years. At 23, I couldn’t do half of what she’s doing.”

Unfortunately, it wasn’t quite enough to get the film in theaters.

[From HuffPo]

Yeah, I always wondered what kind of crack Mickey was smoking when he said all of that nice stuff about Megan. Everyone else who has worked with her basically says she’s a massive pain in the ass. Maybe Megan gave Mickey a little something extra. Like a beej.

Honestly, this probably won’t affect Mickey’s career that much – he’s still working, and he’s already easing himself into a career as a character actor. But Megan was supposed to be the next Angelina Jolie, remember? To hear her tell it, she was the only one with talent or intelligence or balls. I would laugh about the once mighty falling, but Megan’s career has been in the toilet for about a year now. This is just one of the final nails in her career coffin.

Last thing – this was like a half dozen faces ago for Megan, right?

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Stills from ‘Passion Play’ courtesy of MTV.

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  1. Val says:

    ****crosses fingers****

  2. Siren6 says:

    My facial skin feels tight just seeing pics of the two of them in the same frame together. So many thousands of dollars wasted on nips, tucks, and injectables. Ouch.

  3. normades says:

    Well that was quick.

  4. Mindy says:

    One can HOPE this is it.. right? Like Val, I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

  5. Rita says:

    “To hear her tell it, she was the only one with talent or intelligence or balls.”

    Balls? No way. I seen the lingerie-tatoo-couch pics. Ain’t no balls….unless they’re retractable.

  6. Aqua says:

    If the movie went straight to DVD it’s probably because the whole movie sucked.It’s not because of one person.You could have a famous/ well know cast and the movie could still suck.It’s all in the script sometimes.

  7. Eve says:

    She annoys me a lot less than Blake Lively.

  8. Praise St. Angie! says:

    wow, her boobs look like they’re in pain in that one shot.

    she’s a sucky actress, no matter what genre she’s doing.

    and she should have NEVER gone under the knife.

  9. keepitreal says:

    Frakkin Yikes!!!

  10. Jover says:

    Good – no sympathy here; she did it to herself – how delusional can you be when you’re nothing more than a typical dime-a-dozen hollywood tart. Sadly, there’s always reality tv.

  11. Stephy2585 says:

    Amazing.. Omg.
    I’m definitely going to see this.
    I love a good trainwreck…

  12. KLO says:

    i’d love to see the movie actually. I have undying love for Mickey Rourke and although M-Fox comes off a bit dumb sometimes, she is still freakin pretty.

  13. Bunny says:

    One can only hope.

  14. nnn says:

    Just because she was extremely beautiful pre surgery doesn’t mean that she was made for movies. Hunter Taylo, when she was her age and even later was 10 times more beautiful and sultry and yer she is and has always been a TV star.

    Megan is definitely made for TV, like reality shows, ads and cheesy daily soap operas, just like her husband.

    She was wrongly promoted when they casted her for the silver screen.

    If she is a little bit smart, she should go back there and try to make a secure living in a well established soap opera.

  15. Raven says:

    KLO@ M-Fox comes off a bit dumb sometimes try all the time and being pretty can’t help you with that and It might be just me but she looks clueless in the photos above like their nobody home.

    Jover:@ I with you no sympathy here ether she was delusional to think that she was the shit and the next big thing to come out of Hollywood.

  16. RHONYC says:

    ouch. :-(

  17. Megan says:

    Plastic surgery up the wazoo!!

  18. peacelovekitty says:

    @ KLO you said exactly what I was thinking. Even with the bad reviews I will definitely see this because of Mickey Rourke. And I agree with the previous poster – I find Megan much easier to stomach than Blake Lively!

  19. Dixie says:

    Have you guys noticed that Megan’s popularity dropped right around the time she got married? I think part of why guys loved her is that they had a chance with her (even though they really didn’t) but now she’s off the market and that makes her less appealing. I really think getting married killed her career.

  20. Eleonor says:

    She was replaced by Olivia Wilde, and this is the official end. I don’t think it was the marriage that destroyed her career, I believe she can blame only herself.
    That’s what happen to a cute talentless girl (she used to be) girl when she goes aroung badmouthing about people who she’s worked with.

  21. SHump says:

    “Megan Fox’s latest movie goes direct-to-DVD: is that a career-ender?”

    Only in my dreams. She’ll still get work because the universe sucks and hates me. Maybe all her subsequent movies will be with Channing Tatum and Vin Diesel so I can avoid them all in one fell swoop. Is that really asking too much?

  22. Turquoise Blue says:

    Eve, I agree. Megan seems pretty harmless and is much more attractive than Blake (though both are serious plastic surgery victims).

  23. beany says:

    give up acting, be a skin model

  24. Eve says:

    @ Turquoise Blue:

    If Megan Fox hadn’t had all these procedures, she’d still be a really beautiful girl. I think that what may have killed her career was the feud with Michael Bay. That and the plastic surgery.

    Blake Lively is a much worse “actress”, won’t go away so soon and gives that “will do anything and anybody to get wherever she wants” vibe. She strikes me as a cunning bitch and I really don’t think she’s that pretty.

  25. xxxyyy says:

    yes she’s even a better actress than Jessica Alba. I would be upset if Megans carrer ends and Albas goes one. She’s badmouthing about colleagues and the people who give her some work, too and she’s blaming everyone but herself for her bad actingskills. I like Megan as an eyecandy actress more.

  26. Jess says:

    She kind of doesn’t bug me.

  27. gabs says:

    She messed up her face. What an idiot. Well to be fair the entire movie sounds AWFUL. Maybe its the plot and not her. I cant imagine it working with any girl in her role

  28. No Sensei says:

    I notice Mickey has The Horn in the cleavage pic. Ithankyou.

  29. Victoire says:

    Ohh I liked her before she did all those operations, and before she opened her mouth and started talking
    Now, not so much =(

  30. what?! says:

    think thats a little over the top to suggest mickey is nice about megan because she beej’d him-prbably more that he just fancies her if its not the fact they genuinly just get along.

  31. Ron says:

    What she needs is a small role in a big showy Oscary film. Similar to Anne Hathaway or Michelle Williams in Brokeback Mountain. I honestly think she is talented enough, no Meryl but talented, and really needs the right vehicle. Those are the type of roles that change someone from Dawson’s girl to Actress.

  32. theotheryael says:

    yeah, definitely don’t understand the nice comments about her – my brother worked on the set of jennifer’s body and said she was a total bitch to work with.

  33. Chris says:

    The cinematography and costumes look pretty good and the plot sounds interesting. I’m also a fan of straight-to-DVD Mickey Rourke fare. So I’ll probably check it out.

  34. GradStudentEatingHotPockets says:

    The color of her face in the header picture is like 8 shades darker than her body. And super shiny.

  35. Raven says:

    Ron@ What are you smoking Megan has no talent she can’t act her way out of a paper bag , she was terrible in the Eminem video were she had no speaking lines her face was blank though out the whole thing and please do not put her on the same category as Anne Hathaway or Michelle Williams. Megan Fox is a joke and like some one above said she a dime-a-dozen Hollywood tart and If she really wanted a acting career she should have pulled a Katie Holmes and married an A lister to buy her movie roles.

  36. esblondie says:

    “That bitch is going straight to DVD!”

    For some reason I howled with laughter at that line.

  37. Hakura says:

    How cliche’ is the ‘beautiful woman/girl with wings for no particular reason‘ idea? Even if the movie *had* a good storyline, using that stereotypical aspect turns a lot of people off immediately.

    @Dixie“Have you guys noticed that Megan’s popularity dropped right around the time she got married? I think part of why guys loved her is that they had a chance with her (even though they really didn’t) but now she’s off the market and that makes her less appealing.”

    This is exactly what I said back when I read about her getting married… It was a very poor decision for an actress who relies so heavily on the ‘hot girl’ factor to maintain popularity (as opposed to acting ability). The ‘appearance’ of being ‘available’ is what draws so many guys into the fantasy. I’m not sure there’s a damn thing she could do now (not even getting divorced) to recapture that image.

    She’d already hurt her career *majorly* opening her mouth & inserting her foot criticizing directors. (If CS can’t get away with it, she sure as hell can’t.) I really think getting married just finished it off.

  38. Ruffian9 says:

    What career?

  39. DianaPrince says:

    Damn those are some ugly @ss pigeon wings. But imo if Megan is gonna catch flack for this crap fest then so should Mickey Rourke and Bill Murray.

    Ugly @ss pigeon wings…

  40. Silver says:

    Wow she looks awful in that pic with the white coat and gold skirt.

  41. Isa says:

    It kind of sounds like a short story I read once…but I could be confused.

    Her throat looks really weird in the first picture.

    She is seriously a beautiful girl, but not so much anymore because of recent surgery. Makes me sad.

    You know, the only thing I’ve watched her in is Transformers, so I can’t really say anything about her acting.

    Lots of actors have flops and straight to dvd fails. I think she’ll still be around for a while depending on her next career decision.

  42. Goss-ling says:

    Ouch…her boobs look PAINFUL. As does her face. Mostly because looking at it conjures up images of endless plastic surgery. Maybe she’ll stop effing with it once her career dies completely and she’s out of the spotlight (hopefully before her nose completely disintegrates)

  43. curious says:

    theotheryael, please tells us about your brother’s experience while working on Jennifer’s Body. How was she a bitch to work with?

  44. Mouse says:

    I feel nothing but pity for this poor silly anorexic girl at this point. She can’t be happy when she wakes up and looks in the mirror. She looks like she hasn’t had a square meal in a decade. It’s so sad, she was so pretty a couple of years ago. Hollywood really chewed her up and spit her out.

  45. CB Rawks says:

    I absolutely hate that hackneyed movie title.

  46. mln76 says:

    Eh it’s a combo of the facts that she is aging,she married terribly, she effed up her face beyond recognition, and she alienated all the people who could have guaranteed work for her. You don’t complain about powerful directors unless you are someone as established as George Clooney. This bitch is a has-been.

  47. ordinarygirl86 says:

    Her lips look so painful!

    As I’ve said before- Megan needs to go ahead and be a Victoria’s Secret Model! Forget the acting because that requires her to speak.

  48. Someone Else says:

    She looks more and more like Katie Price everyday, but I can still think of ten actresses that annoy me more.

    That could change…

  49. Hakura says:

    @OrdinaryGirl86“…Megan needs to go ahead and be a Victoria’s Secret Model! Forget the acting because that requires her to speak.”

    I’m not even sure she could get a job as a Victoria’s Secret model, after all the things she’s done to her face, at this point. (Which is terribly sad, considering I agree she was beautiful when she started out, so much potential, even if only because of her looks.)

    These women have to have some sort of serious ‘Body Dismorphic Disorder’… There’s no way they’re seeing an accurate image of themselves (what we all see) when they look in the mirror, or they wouldn’t keep doing this to themselves, especially not to their faces. (Faces are such a big deal, even the tiniest mistake or ‘pull’ can make the whole face look ‘off’).

  50. Chris says:

    Don’t worry about Megan being chewed up and spat out by Hollyweird guys she’s worth millions and will never have to do any real work for the rest of her life. She’s winning!!

  51. Sue says:

    Megan Fox is only worth $15 million while Kim Kardashian is worth $35 million and she became famous from a sex tape.

  52. Cherry Rose says:

    Has anyone else noticed that only Megan’s male costars have nice things to say about her and are the only ones that compliment or say she’s “a good actress” (i.e. Josh Brolin, Mickey Rourke), while it seems the female costars keep mum. I find that interesting, to say the least.

    And I have no sympathy towards Megan’s loss of movie career. She got too big for her britches and thought she was the hottest thing around, and said shit about the industry she worked in and her own director. You don’t bite the hand that feeds Megan.

    Funny how she thought she was going to be the next Angelina Jolie. Not.

  53. isabell says:

    wow if she kept her mouth shut she could have still been in transformers and there for famous!

  54. Stephanie says:

    She definitely should have stuck with this face!

  55. Chris says:

    Megan has got two movie projects coming up. The one that’s currently filming is called Friends with Kids and she stars alongside The Hamm, Kristen Wiig and Edward Burns, so don’t pop the cork on that bottle of schadenfreude just yet.

  56. julia says:

    To be nice ! Don’t do a good actress !

  57. helen says:

    It’s a shame really because in theory, someone in her position openly coming out and saying her director is a bastard is GREAT! Like, so much stuff goes down in Hollywood and no one says anything about it because they don’t want to injure their career. But the way she did it was so fricking whiny, and bitching off the Transformers films themselves? Thicko. Goodbye Megan, hello Olivia Wilde!

  58. Emily says:

    Jesus Christ her tits look awful in that gold gown. So, so fake.

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