In case you haven’t heard, Playboy is getting rid of nudity between their pages, and their very last skin-baring issue will feature Pamela Anderson on the cover. It will be her fourteenth and final time gracing the front of the magazine, and who else but James Franco of all people conducted her last interview. But their conversation yielded an interesting nugget, that legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog has contacted the actress about a possible movie role.
“We had lunch at Chateau Marmont, and he told me, ‘You are something special. You need to be on the big screen.’ I couldn’t believe he said that. He has a project in mind for me, and I hope it materializes. The fact that I’m on his radar is really flattering,” she said. So what is this mystery project?
Well, it’s probably “Vernon God Little.” Nearly two years ago, the adaptation of DBC Pierre‘s novel was coming together with a cast that at the time was said to include Russell Brand, Mike Tyson, Austin Abrams, Sasha Pieterse, and, yes, Pamela Anderson. Andrew Birkin (“Perfume,” “Joan Of Arc,” “Omen III“) penned the script for the dark comedy, set in the border town of Martirio, Texas, where a bullied loner grabs a gun and kills six of his classmates before committing suicide. But soon Vernon is in trouble when suspicions about the school shootings fall on him.
Unfortunately, it stalled out and still seems like it’s not quite there, though Anderson’s revelation perhaps suggests Herzog is still trying to get it made. As for Anderson, the “Baywatch” star believes her best acting days are ahead of her.
“Now that my kids are grown, I’ve had fun over the past year doing some great little projects, like the indie film ‘The People Garden‘ and the short film ‘Connected‘ by photographer-director Luke Gilford,” she said. “These projects are more character driven and unlike anything I’ve experienced before. I’m experimenting. I still don’t know if I’m any good at acting, but I’m taking it a lot more seriously now, and I’m fascinated.”
Let’s hope this gets made because a dark school shooting comedy directed by Herzog, and featuring Brand, Tyson, and Anderson sounds perfectly batshit. You can read Anderson’s full talk online, or you buy the magazine — for the articles, of course — when it streets on December 11th.