'Smallville's Michael Rosenbaum to Direct Reunion Flick 'Old Days'
As someone who has seen every episode of "Smallville," I'm allowed to say this: the show got pretty terrible in its final days, in large part due to the departure of Michael Rosenbaum (aka Lex Luthor) from the series. Rosenbaum also has ties to other superhero properties, providing voice work for animated series like "Justice League," "Static Shock," and "Batman Beyond." But it looks like he's separating himself from genre work for the time being, as Deadline reports the actor is pulling triple duties on a new film called Old Days - writing, starring and directing. More on the plot and which "Firefly" actress will star alongside him ahead.
The film will follow Jim Owens (Rosenbaum), a discouraged actor who returns home to Indiana for his 15th high school reunion. There he gets into mischief with his friends and falls for his high school sweetheart. Morena Baccarin, the actress who played Inara in Joss Whedon's cult classic sci-fi series "Firefly" (and its film sequel, Serenity) and who now stars in the critically-acclaimed Showtime drama "Homeland," will play the high school sweetheart. Sounds good. Old Days marks Rosenbaum's feature directorial debut; he's putting the finishing touches on a horror short called Fade Into You right now, so maybe we'll feature that on the site as soon as its released. Are you a Michael Rosenbaum fan? Think this project has potential?