The daily gossip: Scott Pilgrim cast returning for new anime series, Jonathan Majors' lawyer releases texts from alleged assault victim, and more
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'Scott Pilgrim vs. the World' is getting an anime adaptation featuring the original cast
Netflix is giving Scott Pilgrim vs. the World an extra life. A new anime series is in the works at the streamer with the entire cast of Edgar Wright's cult action comedy returning to voice their characters, including Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza, and Brie Larson. "After much musing over the years about there being potential for an anime adaptation of Scott Pilgrim, I'm thrilled to say one is IMMINENT, with the whole cast back together and … you are going to lose your minds," Wright tweeted. Cera starred in the 2010 film based on Bryan Lee O'Malley's graphic novels, in which a young man must fight his girlfriend's league of evil exes. But Wright told Netflix's Tudum that O'Malley came up with an idea for this anime that's "way more adventurous than just a straight adaptation" of his books, and it will feature original songs by Anamanaguchi. Scott earned the power of IP expansion!
Jonathan Majors' lawyer releases texts from alleged assault victim
Jonathan Majors continues to insist he's completely innocent of assault, and his attorney is attempting to prove it via texts from the alleged victim. After the actor was arrested over the weekend for allegedly assaulting a woman, his lawyer showed TMZ text messages in which the alleged victim writes that she's "so angry" that Majors was taken into custody and says she "told them it was my fault for trying to grab your phone." She continues by writing that "this was not an attack" and that "they do not have my blessing on any charges being placed." At the same time, the texts do seem to confirm that the woman was injured and suggest she also collapsed and passed out. Majors' attorney claimed the woman admitted "she was the one who used physical force against him." She reportedly had visible injuries, and a criminal complaint said she was struck "about the face with an open hand, causing substantial pain and a laceration behind her ear."
Lana Del Rey is reportedly engaged
Did you know that there's a tunnel under Ocean Blvd and that Lana Del Rey is getting married? The "Video Games" singer has gotten engaged to Evan Winiker, a musician and music manager, Billboard reports. She recently sparked engagement speculation when she was spotted wearing a diamond ring. Del Rey was previously rumored to have gotten engaged to musician Clayton Johnson, whom she reportedly met on a dating app, in December 2020 after fans noticed her wearing what appeared to be an engagement ring on The Tonight Show. It didn't work out that time, and they reportedly broke up by October 2021. She has been spotted in public with Winiker a handful of times going back to September 2022, Billboard notes. But other than that, nearly nothing is known about their relationship, which she has kept about as quiet as her vocals on "Snow on the Beach."
Jonah Hill is reportedly expecting his 1st child
He's going from Superbad to super dad. Jonah Hill and his girlfriend, Olivia Millar, are reportedly expecting their first child together. This is according to photos of Millar that were published by The Daily Mail, in which she appears to have a baby bump. Plus, she's wearing a diamond ring in the pictures, sparking speculation that they're also engaged. Hill was previously engaged to Gianna Santos, but they never made it down the aisle, calling things off in 2020 after about a year. He was also reported to be dating a surfer named Sarah Brady after splitting from Santos. The Superbad star keeps his relationships fairly private, but he was spotted kissing Millar last August. All in all, it's been a big month for the actor between this and his performance in 21 Jump Street finally ridding the world of antisemitism forever.
James Gunn denies Logan Lerman Superman casting rumor: 'I don't know who that is'
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's … who? DC boss James Gunn has shot down a rumor that Logan Lerman is being eyed to play Superman by brutally declaring he's never even heard of the actor. The rumor emerged from YouTuber Grace Randolph, who claimed she has heard that Gunn's "top choice" for the role of Superman is Lerman, the 31-year-old star of the Percy Jackson movies and The Perks of Being a Wallflower. But Gunn immediately denied this, tweeting back, "For the record, I don't know who that is." The director clarified he hasn't "had a single talk with a single actor about the role" and is just "making private lists" and "prepping material for auditions." But he followed up that this isn't a "dig" at Lerman, adding that "now that you tell me who he is, I recognize him from stuff and think he's talented." Still, it's a tough day for #LermanHeads everywhere.