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



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]