27 of the Funniest Tweets from Friday, January 26, 2024
Despite biopic fatigue, Hollywood keeps pumping them out anyway. Fresh off his first Oscar nomination (ironically for a biopic), news broke that Colman Domingo would be hopping on board for not one but two more such films this year. The Rustin actor is set to play Joe Jackson in the upcoming Michael Jackson biopic while also starring in and directing a Nat King Cole biopic.
Biopics aren’t inherently bad, but they typically end up becoming uninteresting vanity projects — unless they’re innovative in form or actually challenging their subject. That’s why Pharrell decided to build his life story brick by brick — Lego bricks that is. The prolific producer teamed up with the iconic buildable toy brand to share his journey Lego Movie style. The film, due out in October, was directed by Morgan Neville whose previous films covered the lives of Anthony Bourdain and Mr. Rogers.
Just days after director Doug Liman announced that he was boycotting the South by Southwest premiere of his Road House remake due to Amazon’s decision to send the film straight to streaming, the movie’s first trailer dropped and provided a glimpse as to why the streamer likely bypassed a theatrical release. The modern reimagining of the ‘80s cult classic somehow replaces the irreplaceable Patrick Swayze with an insanely ripped Jake Gyllenhaal as an ex-UFC fighter turned bouncer in the Florida Keys. And just generally speaking, the glossy trailer seems at odds with everything that made the sleazy B movie original fun.
Thankfully, over on the timeline, big laughs are carrying us into the weekend. Today’s funniest tweets include those about a chicken sandwich that’s not suspicious at all, the power of Sydney Sweeney and a questionable ranking of famous Kevins.