Screen Junkies » Surrogate http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:09:39 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 John Hawkes To Follow Up ‘Winter’s Bone’ With Something Depressing Instead http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/john-hawkes-to-follow-up-winters-bone-with-something-depressing-instead/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/john-hawkes-to-follow-up-winters-bone-with-something-depressing-instead/#comments Tue, 15 Mar 2011 16:55:55 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=201689 A movie that will be a surefire hit among people who like depressing stuff.

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Actors often say that they don’t want to get pigeonholed, so they change up the type of projects they take so as not to get into a rut. And so it appears to be with recently Oscar-nominated John Hawkes (“Eastbound and Down“), who must not want to be to heavily associated with bright and happy comedies like Winter’s Bone – because his next movie is Surrogate, about a poet who spent his entire life from age 6 in an iron lung due to polio.

That’s not even the most depressing part, though. You might be wondering why the movie is called Surrogate. Here’s the horrifying truth: The poet (named Mark O’Brien), had a point in his life during which he hired a “sex surrogate to help him explore his sexuality.” Ugggghhhhh! I mean, more power to Mark O’Brien but UGGGHHHH, right? Anyway, it’s not known whether Hawkes will be playing O’Brien or the titular surrogate, but either way, this is going to be a depressing-ass movie. I hope he goes back to doing light, funny movies like Winter’s Bone soon. (via The Playlist)

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