Cher Still Interested In Johnny Knoxville Comedy The Drop Out

Nearly two years ago, in January of 2009, it was reported that Cher, who hadn't acted in six years up to that point, was interested in doing a film called The Drop Out with Johnny Knoxville. Set to be written and directed by Ricky Blitt (The Ringer), the film would have featured Knoxville as a 30-something slacker who gets kicked out of his parents house and decides to shack up with the cougar next door, to be played by Cher. Fast forward to now, the film still hasn't been made, but that doesn't mean that the actress isn't still interested.

In the time since, Cher has decided to make her comeback with the film Burlesque, starring Christina Aguilera in her first film role, and while promoting the film today, she mentioned that she's still holding a torch for the project. Sitting in on a roundtable interview with the Oscar winner, she briefly mentioned the film when asked asked why she hasn't been in a film for so long. According to the actress, in the years since her last film, the Farrelly brothers' Stuck On You, she has only been offered two roles that she was really interested in, the first being Mamma Mia (which she couldn't take due to her tour schedule) and the above mentioned. When speaking about The Drop Out, however, she sounded as though the project could still be alive, saying "It’s very dumb, very fourteen-year-old boy humor. I love it."

Much like Cher may very well have with Burlesque, Knoxville could be in for a career boost thanks to the incredible success of Jackass 3D. But as the saying goes, "where there's a will, there's a way" and if the talent involved really want to make the film, it will find its way into production.

Eric Eisenberg
Assistant Managing Editor

NJ native who calls LA home and lives in a Dreamatorium. A decade-plus CinemaBlend veteran who is endlessly enthusiastic about the career he’s dreamt of since seventh grade.