Ashley Judd Hoping New Martin Scorsese Film Has a Character Who is a Big Kentucky Fan


LOS ANGELES — Ashley Judd has tasked her agent with finding her a role in an upcoming movie playing a character who is really into Kentucky basketball.

The star of the Dolphin Tale franchise reportedly wants to transition into more respected and dramatic film roles and has specifically targeted a part in Martin Scorsese’s upcoming film, Silence, about two Jesuit priests who travel to Japan in the 17th Century.

“Ashley is a huge Kentucky basketball fan,” said her agent, Michelle Bohan. “So she is excited to watch them play. But at the same time, I’m not going to deny that we’re having her dial up her enthusiasm a good bit so the cameras focus on her and it serves as a sort of audition for any Kentucky basketball fan parts out there. She’d be perfect for the role.”

Bohan said Judd would also consider a part in which she is a basketball fan of a generic movie script school, named something like “State,” that is colored blue and white.

“She also might be willing to play a Kentucky football fan,” said Bohan. “But we’re looking for a big budget project to latch onto, not a weird, low-budget, indie comedy.”

Judd has also expressed interest in the new all-female Ghostbusters.

“All the leads are supposedly set, but what if the Ghostbusters find some ghosts that are sort of like the Monstars in Space Jam and Kentucky plays them for the fate of the world and I cheer a lot?” said Judd. “I’m really good at cheering.”

If none of the big budget parts pan out, Judd said she will just accept a role in the direct-to-DVD Dolphin Tale 3 and “wear a Kentucky t-shirt in one of the scenes, I guess.”