“Passion Play” — Starring Megan Fox Mickey Rourke — Heads Straight-To-DVD
Megan Fox: Headed to a Netflix queue near you!
The sultry brunette’s latest film, Passion Play, is being sent straight-to-DVD — despite numerous scenes featuring the actress sauntering around in a low-cut dress dripping in diamonds and fur. Fox, 24, is even featured at one point slipping into a thigh-skimming negligee, but it seems all her efforts have been wasted. The film will hit the bargain bin over at the local Wal-Mart later this year after premiering to abysmal reviews at the Toronto Film Festival in September.
Numerous viewers walked out of the screening in Canada last year and critics branded it “awful,” a “mess” and “an absolute car wreck.”
Passion Play chronicles the tales of an angel, Lily who is under the thumb of a ruthless gangster. The beautiful and mysterious carnival sideshow attraction, known as the Bird Woman, is rescued by a trumpet player down on his luck. Oscar-nominated actor Mickey Rourke plays washed-up jazz musician Nate Pool who does not want to betray sinister gangster Happy Shannon, played by actor Bill Murray. Kelly Lynch and Rhys Ifans also star in the ill-fated film.
This is the lastest blow to Megan’s acting career, which has nosedived since she parted ways with the successful Transformers franchise. Jennifer’s Body which was released in 2009 debuted at a disappointing number five and only earned $6.8 million. Jonah Hex, released last summer, earned Meg a 2011 Razzie nomination for Worst Actress! The sex symbol is also fending over dish that she has an eating disorder.
The actress’s recent modelling work for Armani showed a shockingly gaunt frame, but her personal trainer insists Megan simply has a “fast metabolism.”
“She gets frustrated at times because she’s like, ‘I need to put on weight,’” says biographer Harley Pasternak. “So she actually weight-trains to keep on that lean muscle tissue. Believe it or not she has this really fast metabolism. So her training is all about body toning and sculpting. With her its really about she’s eating enough of the right things. People thought, ‘Oh she must be anorexic,’ but she’s far from that!”
Passion Play will released on DVD in the US on May 24.