Bad boy actor Colin Farrell has reportedly checked himself into a drug rehab program on the very day his new cop movie is announced in the news. How's that for irony?
No, not "Miami Vice" the cop film he's been shooting forever with co-star Jamie Foxx. That should be finished by now. Colin's next gig is playing an Irish Boston cop in a drama that revolves around a three-generation family of police officers who are torn apart by a corruption scandal.
Since filming begins in February, Colin needs to double-time his recovery and treatment for "dependency on prescription medication." Apparently, he's been hooked on pain pills for awhile now after suffering a back injury. The rehab time will cause him to miss the Los Angeles premiere on Thursday of his latest film, the epic, "The New World," where he plays explorer John Smith in the 17th century.
As for "Pride and Glory," the cop film will also star Lake Bell, Ed Norton, Nick Nolte and Samantha Morgan. Lake Bell? What happened to "Surface"?? Hope it's not cancelled...