Barbra Streisand to return to the screen – as an old Focker (no laughing there at the back of the room).
All is not lost, however, on the cultural front. Johnny Depp is to star in a life of one of England’s more entertaining poets, Thomas Wilmot, the Earl of Rochester, a 17th century rake described by Samuel Johnson as having “contempt of decency and order, a total disregard to every moral and a resolute denial of every religious observation. He lived worthless and useless and blazed out his youth and health in lavish voluptuousness.” Actually, he repented towards the end, but then, who doesn’t?
Fear of the wrath of Kathryn and (who knows these days?), the hard men of the FCC, makes me reluctant to link to any of the great man’s poems.
But, hey, that’s what Google is for.</p