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'Smallville's Michael Rosenbaum to Direct Reunion Flick 'Old Days'

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February 14, 2012
Source: Deadline

Michael Rosenbaum

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?

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  • Jared
    I agree that Smallville got worse after Michael left the show, but it will always be the best thing to ever be on TV.  I think he has huge potential as an actor and a director, he is very talented.
  • nZombi23
    These are all just YOUR OPINIONS! I think that the show good got better and better even with the departure of Lex. His departure made room for creativity and fresh villains and the amazing Tess Mercer. He was great while he was there but did I miss him, not really. Long live Smallville!
    • Jericho
      Tess Mercer was the result of a bad night in a bar causing a horrible idea.....
  • ur_babys_daddy
    Rosenbaum is hilarious as he is serious in his acting. "Old Skool" was awful, but he was so funny, which you really didn't see in Smallville. And Smallville lost its "Yang" when he left.
  • kk
    I'm sure this film is gonna be great. Michael is a great actor and I agree.. Smallville got terrible when Lex and Lana left.
  • Evansville Indiana person
    they are filming old days in neighborhood right now so that's why I'm interested in it

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