Jodie Foster
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Reportedly, Jodie Foster is in talks with FX to join their adaptation of the Vertigo comic book ‘Y: The Last Man’.  She would be playing Jennifer Brown, the mother of the main character Y, or Yorick Brown.  FX has been developing this series since 2015, with a pilot officially ordered this past April.  Production is expected to begin in late July.  Melina Matsoukas will direct the pilot.  In the books, Jennifer doesn’t appear until a bit later in the series, so Foster most likely won’t be in the earliest episodes.

Recently, Foster denounced superhero movies as a genre.  Perhaps she doesn’t realize that ‘Y’ is based on a comic book series.

The series follows the exploits of Yorick Brown, the last living man with a Y chromosome on Earth and his Capuchin monkey, Ampersand, the only other living male mammal on Earth.  Early on, Yorick allies himself with government operative Agent 355 and scientist Allison Mann.

Over the course of the comic, Yorick discovers that his mother Jennifer, a high ranking politician before the male-pocalypse has taken an even greater role in what’s left of the government.  His sister Hero joins what is essentially a roving gang of Amazons.

Foster has won two Academy Awards for her work in ‘The Silence of the Lambs’ and ‘The Accused’.  She had previously been nominated at the age of 14 for her role in ‘Taxi Driver’.  Later, she was nominated for her performance in ‘Nell’.  Her most recent role was in the thriller ‘Hotel Artemis’.  She is also known for such films as ‘Elysium’, ‘Flight Plan’, ‘Panic Room’, ‘Contact’ and many more.  She first gained notice as a child star, appearing in the original version of ‘Freaky Friday’, ‘Tom Sawyer’ and several ‘ABC After School Specials.’  As a youth, she also provided voice work as Pugsley Addams in the ‘Addams Family’ cartoon of the 1970s and during a guest appearance on ‘Scooby-Doo’.

Should FX pick up ‘Y: The Last Man’ it most likely won’t premiere until 2019 at the earliest.

Source: That Hashtag Show