With Heat being one of my favorite films of all time, I took the opportunity at yesterday's press junket for Bug to ask Ashley Judd if she was keen to ever work with Michael Mann again, to which she replied "I would love to work with Michael Mann again. He is a really neat, committed and very inspired filmmaker. Also a really nice guy -- my husband and I are really fond of him." I also inquired as to who she'd like to work with after Bug, and to that she said "Wayne Wang and I are talking about doing something together again, which I'm looking forward to." Wang directed Judd in 1995's Smoke, and the project she's referring to, I'm guessing, is Wang's upcoming romantic comedy Good Cook, Likes Music, about a slacker who sends away for a mail order bride and gets some life-changing woman of his dreams, or something like that. Sounds like Judd alley, no?
Judd also confirmed that she'll be appearing in Crossing Over, and had this to say about the project: "I'm getting ready to work with a guy called Wayne Kramer, and I'm really excited about that. He's a South African who immigrated to the United States a while ago, well over a decade ago I believe, perhaps longer. He's directing a script he wrote called Crossing Over, which looks at immigration issues, and I'm looking forward to that. He's put together an amazing cast. My scenes will be with Ray Liotta and a young African girl whom I've not met yet -- I'm looking forward to that. Sean Penn and Harrison Ford are also in the movie, so that's gonna be neat." She also said she's in talks with a first-time director about a project that involves human trafficking and slave labor, but no further details. Expect a full report from the junket soon.