Passion Play is going straight to DVD

She saunters around in a low-cut dress dripping in diamonds and fur and at one point slips into a thigh-skimming negligee.

But despite Megan Fox’s efforts to impress on screen, her new film Passion Play is already a flop.

The 24-year-old actress’ movie premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in September but is now being released – straight to DVD.

After numerous viewers walked out of the screening in Canada last year and critics branded it ‘awful’, a ‘mess’ and ‘an absolute car wreck’, the distributes have apparently cut their losses.

It is yet another blow to Megan’s acting career, which has nosedived since she parted ways with the successful Transformers franchise.

Jennifer’s Body which was released in 2009 debuted at a disappointing number five and only earned $6.8million.


Jonah Hex, released last summer, did better but did not set the movie industry alight.

Passion Play is about an angel who is under the thumb of a ruthless gangster and is saved by a trumpet player down on his luck.

Mickey Rourke plays washed-up jazz musician Nate Pool who does not want to betray sinister gangster Happy Shannon, played by Bill Murray.

Fox plays Lily, a beautiful and mysterious carnival sideshow attraction, known as the Bird Woman.

Kelly Lynch and Rhys Ifans also star in the ill-fated film.

Megan, once one of Hollywood’s hottest commodities, is still in demand as a model and recently signed on as the new face of Armani.

However, she has come under fire for appearing gaunt and skeletal in the latest campaign.

Her personal trainer, Harley Pasternak, came out in her defence yesterday, insisting she struggles to gain weight because of her ‘fast metabolism’.

He said: ‘People thought, “Oh she must be anorexic,” but she’s far from that!’

The actress married her longtime beau, actor Brian Austin Green on a beach in Hawaii last year and is stepmother to his eight-year-old son Kassius.

Passion Play is released on DVD in the U.S. on May 24.

Source: Daily Mail UK

One comment

  1. I guess what she needs to do is sign on for another huge sci-fi film, like Tron or Thor, since those always have the obligatory sexy female stock character and rarely disappoint financially. She seems like the type for that sort of role. Though perhaps the problem with her films is not the material, but her. Sadly she seems to be box office poison.

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