ANNA NICOLE SMITH: LIFE AS AN IMITATION OF LIFE
For fans mourning Anna Nicole Smith, will three months be enough time before they’re ready to see the reality-TV star spoof herself again? After canceling several theatrical screenings, Edgewood Productions announced plans to release the film on DVD in May, a date they had arrived at before Smith’s untimely passing. Filming had wrapped by the end of 2005 but Illegal Aliens was still in the post-production stage when Smith’s son, 20-year-old Daniel Smith, who served as an associate producer on the film, died suddenly in September.
It remains to be seen whether Smith doing a send-up of an airhead celeb and her place in the Hollywood machine—a persona she had no trouble milking on the unscripted The Anna Nicole Show—will be perceived as funny or just plain morbid.
“At first look, Illegal Aliens appears to be just another low-budget sci-fi comedy poking fun at Hollywood’s big-budget flicks,” executive producer John James has stated. “Now with the passing of its star, you’ll find it to be replete with metaphors of her life…This movie may just be the Abbey Road of films for Anna Nicole Smith fans.”
Whether that’s true or not, the film does feature Smith, who helped bankroll the project and is listed as a producer, as an alien who takes the shape of a human bombshell who teams up with two other hotties to take on an evil intergalactic terrorist played by Joanie Laurer, aka ex-wrestler Chyna.
ANNA NICOLE: ILLEGAL ALIENS
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