Lauren Graham is a Mom – Again!

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Last week we reported unconfirmed news that Alexis Bledel (Rory Gilmore) may or may not be pregnant. This week we can confirm that Lauren Graham (Lorelai Gilmore) has been cast yet again as a fictional mom in Middle School, due in theaters next year.

Here’s a picture of the closest I can get to Lauren in Middle School:

is it warm in here?

Ah, good times. Ol’ Prof Charleston’s in for a treat! Or a heart attack.

Middle School is based on James Patterson’s bestselling Middle School book series, revolving around the antics of Rafe Khatchadorian, an eleven year old with a plan to break every rule in his school’s oppressive Code of Conduct. Perhaps he’ll also wear a leather jacket and a charming smirk. And yes, this is the same James Patterson who writes the Alex Cross series and CBS’ Zoo amongst many others.

THR reports that Lauren will be playing Jules, Rafe’s mother opposite Rob Riggle (21 Jump Street) as her boyfriend Bear. Griffin Gluck (Just Go With It) will play the lead while Steve Carr (Paul Blart: Mall Cop) directs.

Production is set to commence this month in Atlanta and scheduled for distribution on October 7 2016.

Lauren is cast as a mom again! Although she isn’t one… what do you think about that?
I only just saw that Lauren was in Web Therapy last year, with Lisa Kudrow. Can anyone recommend?
Are you a fan of the Middle School books? Is Lauren a canny casting choice?

Pic c/o TheWB

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Rich

Rich originally began contributing to GIlmore News as 'Dairyman' in 2013, a reference to the character Dairyman Dick in Tess of the D'Urbervilles, (call me Rich). Here in the UK we were late to the Gilmore party and I don't remember what made me watch my first episode - the one where Lorelai picks Rory up from the police station after she and Logan steal a yacht - but I remember watching it again immediately. And then again. Thankfully, the next show was on the next day and I watched that one three times too. And then the boat one again. I couldn't believe the dialogue was so quick and so funny and I pretended to myself that I was only watching it so I could figure out who I was more keen on - the mom or the daughter. I swore that Aaron Sorkin must have been involved but I couldn't find his name attached anywhere, even on the internet. So I watched and loved and laughed and cried and the day after the series finale, they ran the entire show from the beginning again and Rory turned into a baby so then I was all about Lorelai. Lauren Graham is astonishing ("Mother: Breathtaking") and the show was - and is - lightning in a bottle. It's a treasure for those who watch and get swept up in it, like I did and like the readers of Gilmore News. It's heartbreak and chicken soup, family dysfunction and blind optimism, lighthearted romanticism and balls-out brilliant. Thanks to Arieanna and gilmorenews.com for letting me squat and allowing my inner Gilmore Geek out for air. I worry how it would otherwise manifest.

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