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James Marsden Is Playing Charles Manson?!

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Wow. This is one hell of a change of pace for him.

We're curious to see him take on such a dark character!

James Marsden, who's currently cleaning up the Easter Bunny's jelly bean poop in Hop, will be taking on the role of real-life serial killer Charles Manson in the upcoming Dead Circus!

The film will focus on singer Bobby Fuller's death, which was ruled a suicide, despite many believing that Manson and his 'family' were responsible, and will also star Michael C. Hall as Fuller's manager, and Melissa Leo as a former member of the 'family.'

Yuck. Sounds like it has some serious talent involved, though!

Definitely worth a look, even if it means that James will be playing down his good looks in lieu of creepiness!

What do U think?? Do U want to see The Dead Circus??

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7 comments to “James Marsden Is Playing Charles Manson?!”



  1. 1

    Wow! Sounds like its going to be a great cast and a great movie!



  2. 2

    James Marsden was pretty dark in gossip…



  3. 3

    Not a charles manson fan but I think I should mention that you can't really label him a serial killer as he didn't actually kill anyone directly



  4. 4

    He's an awesome actor. Love him.



  5. 5

    I know this is based on fiction, but Fuller died in July of 1966 and Manson had been in prison for like 6 years until March of 1967, and AFTER that he started up the family. How on earth could the family be involved in his death?



  6. 6

    Casting Academy Award Winner Melissa Leo as a Manson Family Matriarch in "The Dead Circus" guarantees the success of the film and another Oscar for Melissa. As Melissa's unpaid press agent who would like to see the media discussing Melissa and "The Dead Circus" 24/7 for the next year, I would urge Melissa to call a press conference immediately to announce that she is inviting the real Charles Manson to be her "Oscar date" next year. The studio will then petition Governor Brown to release Manson from prison for the one night. The media will go nuts! They will talk of nothing else. People will flock to the theaters to see "The Dead Circus." "The Oscar telecast ratings will soar. Academy voters will announce, in advance, that Melissa has unanimously won the Oscar in case Manson shows up. People will forget Melissa's "F" bomb. Charlie Sheen will proclaim that "Melissa Leo has tiger blood!" Joan Rivers, Ryan Seacrest and "The Fashion Police" will spend hours comparing Manson's prison uniforms to current fashion trends. Larry King will come out of retirement to interview Manson in prison. As Charlie Sheen would say: "DUH WINNING!"



  7. 7

    Bobby Fuller was my birth father. He was more than a one hit wonder, having 3 hits, TV spots and a movie appearance after moving out to LA from El Paso. The Manson's and Sinatra's didn't kill him. Those close to the story have a good idea who did. Read all the available interviews and there's only a few conclusions one can come to. Bobby was an amazing talent and I hope this movie pays him the credit he deserves. Also, suicide was later changed to "accident", however, we know he was murdered.