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"... the casting of Eddie Izzard as G-Girl's arch-nemesis, Dr. Bedlam.
Perpetually distracted and supremely arrogant, he's also low-key, witty and beset
by his own fidgety demons, not to mention idiosyncrasies (he keeps his greatest
weapon against G-Girl, a meteor, in an aging refrigerator). The best plot trick
comes at film's end; suffice it to say that it's not the usual supervillainish
Writer: Don Payne
Release Date: Jul 21, 2006 (US); Aug 9 (France); Aug 11 (UK); Aug 17 (Argentina/Germany);
Sep 20 (Belgium): Sep 28 (Netherlands)
Filming: 10.05.05 - 01.10.06
MATT SAUNDERS: Luke Wilson
JENNY JOHNSON: Uma Thurman
PROFESSOR BEDLAM: Eddie Izzard
HANNAH: Anna Farris
VAUGHN: Rainn Wilson
A guy realizes that he's dating a needy, whiny superhero, and when he breaks up
with her, she uses her powers to make his life hell.
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Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, but even a scorned woman's fury pales
in comparison to that of a superwoman. Matt (Luke Wilson) discovers this to his
peril after breaking up with the needy Jenny (Uma Thurman) only to discover she's
actually a superhero and not above using her abilities to get even. The preview
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This is from Ain't It Cool News who got to see a test screening of Super Ex:
"Mr. Izzard, who steals every scene he is in as Uma's arch nemesis. His character
is really stupid but Izzard's delivery is impeccable and he works wonders with
what he has. In fact, the biggest laugh I had the whole film was from a mug shot
of Izzard. Brilliant. Technically, he is the villain. He hates Uma for dumping
him so he wants to steal her powers using Luke's help."
IGN has the first look at the poster for the upcoming Super Ex.
Wanda Sykes Is A "Super" Boss
Wanda Sykes and Rainn Wilson have joined the cast of the Uma Thurman-Luke Wilson
comedy "Super Ex" reports Reuters. Sykes will play the boss of Luke Wilson's character,
while Rainn Wilson will play the best friend.
SUPER EX GETS A SUPER VILLAIN
Good news on the comedy front this morning – there's more casting news from what
we hope will be Ivan Reitman's storming return to form, Super Ex.
You may remember that not so long ago we first brought this to your attention
as a vehicle for Owen Wilson and Uma Thurman, about a guy who discovers his girlfriend
is a superhero, dumps her for being too much of a control freak, and then suffers
her super-woman scorned wrath, as she makes his life miserable in ways he never
The new additions to the cast are Anna Faris (who you may remember from her
recurring lead role in the Scary Movie series, and who will make an appearance
in the upcoming Brokeback Mountain) – she's on love interest duties for Wilson
(tough gig), while Eddie Izzard has landed the role of (presumably) mad Professor
Now we know that Ed doesn't have a terrific track record on the big screen,
but we're willing to let him keep having a crack at an acting career, based on
our simple theory that as a result of his 'Death Star Canteen' stand-up routine,
he can do exactly whatever he wants. And after all, his work in both Ocean's Twelve
and Five Children And It have been an improvement…
The other important element of the equation, of course, is Reitman. It's been
a mighty long time since the lofty days of Ghostbusters, and he's really struggled
with ill-fitting material ever since (although you can't accuse him of not taking
risks, with the offbeat likes of Evolution matching creatively any of his early
work. Pity about the jokes, though…). But we live in hope.
The project is expected to begin shooting in New York and Toronto this fall.
Simpsons writer Don Payne is penning the script which features Thurman's
character as a superhero who falls for a regular guy (Wilson). He's got no issues
with her superpowers, but just can't handle her neediness. And when he dumps her
she uses her superpowers to make the man's life miserable.