For the better part of two decades, Milla Jovovich has been kicking ass in the movies. Starting in 1997’s The Fifth Element, Jovovich became one of cinema’s go-to female action stars with turns in films including Ultraviolet, The Messenger, .45, The Three Musketeers, and all six of the Resident Evil movies, including the upcoming Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.
Jovovich plays on her penchant for action movies in a new Funny or Die video that depicts her as the star of Pippi Longstalking: Crimson Justice. Or more accurately, the short video portrays Jovovich as Pippi in the fantasy/pitch of Clint Howard, the cult actor and director who will always be known as the younger brother of Ron Howard.
Pippi Longstocking was created by author Astrid Lindgren as the main character of a series of novels, the first of which was published in 1945. Pippi was a very unpredictable and unconventional heroine who was superhumanly strong despite being only nine years old. There have been several Pippi Longstocking adaptations. But let’s face it, it’s only a matter of time before Hollywood gets around to doing something like Pippi Longstocking: Crimson Justice. It’s not that far from Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters.
This Funny or Die sketch was written by Lindsay Kerns, Travis Helwig, and Eliza Skinner, and it was directed by Clark Duke, who also cameos as one of the Hollywood executives. Fred Willard, Ed Begley Jr, Brittani Nichols, Sean Dacanay, and Amina Munir also star in the short.
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HT: Funny or Die