EVERYBODY CALM DOWN: There Is NOT Going To Be A Live-Action Daria Movie At Any Point In The Near Future

EVERYBODY CALM DOWN: There Is NOT Going To Be A Live-Action Daria Movie At Any Point In The Near Future

She may seem absolutely perfect for the part, but Aubrey Plaza won’t be starring in a live-action Daria movie.  Image via Collider.

One of the things that I really hate about tumblr is the way people reblog inaccurate information without bothering to check their sources.  This morning, there was a post doing the rounds stating that MTV have confirmed Parks & Recreation‘s Aubrey Plaza as the star of a live-action Daria movie [here].  Had anybody bothered to actually read the article that the post was linking to, they’d know that this is complete and utter bullshit.

So where does this rumour come from, exactly?
Well, sometime LAST YEAR, an MTV blog called Guy Code ran a poll to see who the fans thought should play Daria if there were to be a [completely hypothetical] live-action movie, and Aubrey emerged the winner.  Now, let’s bear in mind that this is a fan-voted thing, on a blog which boasts such excellent recent entries as Gold Medal Babes: Vote on Hottest Olympic Runners and University Study Proves Booze + Energy Drinks = Sex.  So I can totally understand why people would believe that MTV would announce an upcoming movie project there.

Some of the other actors named in this imaginary casting session included Ellen Page as Jane Lane [which I personally wouldn’t pick, but it could probably work], Will Ferrell as Jake Morgendorffer [completely wrong – the only actor who could possibly do Jake justice is Bryan Cranston], and Dianna Agron as Brittany.  Oh – and James van der Beek as Kevin.  That all sounds plausible, right?  I’d totally buy Dawson Leary as Quinn Fabray’s boyfriend.  That wouldn’t be weird at all.

Anyway, after the results of this poll came through, MTV Clutch tweeted them to Aubrey Plaza, and she replied.

Guy Code then published this information on their blog, with the slightly misleading title “EXCLUSIVE: Aubrey Plaza Agrees To Play Lead in Live-Action Daria“.  Nowhere in the article does it say that this movie is actually being made.

But why are the people of tumblr talking about this today, when it all happened over a year ago?
Honestly, who knows?  Tumblr is full of people who reblog things without reading them properly and/or checking their sources.  Why this has resurfaced today of all days is a complete and utter mystery.  People are weird, and a little bit stupid sometimes.

If there were to be a Daria movie, it wouldn’t be announced on a blog.  MTV would be making a massive fuss about it, as would Outpost Daria [your one-stop shop for all Daria related news and information – it’s thanks to their petition that the series finally became available on DVD].  Not to mention that they wouldn’t be negotiating the star’s salary over twitter.  So, next time you read something on tumblr, perhaps do a little background check before getting yourself all excited about something that doesn’t actually exist.



  • Jess
    7 years ago

    Thankyou for writing this. My friend told me there was going to be a new Daria movie and I couldn’t believe her. I’m going to show her this webpage to prove she’s wrong.

  • 7 years ago

    You’re welcome! I just really hate how false information circulates on sites like twitter and tumblr. All people needed to do was read the original article (not just the headline) to know that there was no way it could possibly be true!

  • Kat
    7 years ago

    D’aaaawwww!!!!! I think MTV should make a Daria movie! If they can waste money on making stupid shows like 16 and preggos teen mom awkward teen wolf and that new show inbetweenners, then they damn sure can make a Daria movie! I know soapy people that would actually go see that. Damn….. That sucks!

  • 7 years ago

    MTV could definitely be using their money on better quality productions, instead of crap like Jersey Shore. Ugh!

    I’m still not sold on the idea of a Daria movie, though. I love Daria, and I’d hate for them to stuff it up. And let’s face it – they probably would.

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