Star Scoop: Scandal’s First Lady, Landing Lex Luthor,Two Jake Gyllenhaal’s are Better Than One

By  January 31, 2014

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As if there weren’t enough reasons to love her, Michelle Obama admitted to having an obsession of sorts with D.C.’s other first lady, Olivia Pope. “You know what, I hadn’t watched it until this past vacation. We went to Hawaii so I had a long flight, so I watched all the seasons,” she told Ryan Seacrest, adding “I love Kerry Washington, she is amazing, so it makes the show fun, it really does, it was fun to watch.” [CNN]

Jesse Eisenberg: your next silver screen villain. The Social Network’s leading man has been cast as Lex Luthor, Superman’s archnemesis in the Man of Steel sequel. It’s a puzzling choice, especially considering the likes of Bryan Cranston were once rumored for the role; but at least it takes the heat off of #Batfleck. [Variety]

As Vulture so eloquently put it, are you #TeamJake or are you… #TeamJake? Jake Gyllenhaal teamed up with Prisoners director Denis Villeneuve again, this time for Enemy, a psychological thriller about a professor who comes face-to-face with his doppelgänger. According to the film’s synopsis, in the end only one man will survive.” [Entertainment Weekly]

David O. Russell and Jennifer Lawrence may be following in Villeneuve and Gyllenhaal’s footsteps. The former are reportedly teaming up post-American Hustle for an untitled biopic about Joy Mangano, creator of the Miracle Mop and Huggable Hangers. [The Hollywood Reporter]