In other Megan Fox-related news, Life & Style (the most budget of the tabloids, in my opinion) has an interesting cover story this week: “It’s War! Megan Fox vs. Angelina”. Unfortunately, the story seems entirely based on one producer’s idea to do a Lara Croft origin film, with Megan Fox cast as the “young Lara”. Apparently, this producer commented to someone that Angelina would not be cast as the young Lara Croft because Angie is “too old”. Angelina is 34 years old. Gasp! Hand me the Botox, grandpappy:
Angelina Jolie celebrated her 34th birthday on June 4. But while she should have been relaxing with beau Brad Pitt and their six kids, she was instead being forced to watch her back.
Just days earlier, Hollywood producer Dan Lin announced that he was planning a new installment of Angie’s Tomb Raider series, which turned the actress into a star and has grossed a whopping $431 million worldwide. But he doesn’t seem to be considering Angie for the lead this time around — because, he confessed, she’s simply too old.
“It’s a great origin story that we’re going to tell,” said Lin, who recently produced Terminator Salvation. “So it’s a younger Lara Croft.” Anyone in particular in mind for the lead role?
Transformers star Megan Fox, he noted, was a “no-brainer.”
No wonder: Megan, a dark-haired beauty with full lips and an edgy reputation, has often been compared to Angelina. But Angie isn’t flattered by the comparison — or the suggestion that Megan, 23, may be ready to replace her.
“Angie is not thrilled about turning 34, to put it mildly,” says a friend. “In fact, she’s panicking a little. She feels that her age is starting to undercut her choice of film roles — and it annoys her that Megan Fox is being touted as the ‘new Angelina.’”
[From Life and Style]