10 Hollywood stars who need a hit
Jim Carrey, Harrison Ford, Nicole Kidman and others struggle to get back on top
The Situation: His career never really took off as expected, but Farrell's recent resume has seemed particularly lackluster lately. In 2010, Peter Weir's "The Way Back" got lost in the year-end shuffle, while "London Boulevard" was hardly given a chance in theaters. "Horrible Bosses" scored in 2011, but Farrell's really only in it for a few minutes. Likewise, the earlier "Crazy Heart" won a lot of acclaim, but it was Jeff Bridges' show. The remake of "Fright Night" seemed misguided. "Seven Psychopaths" reunited Farrrell with his "In Bruges" director Martin McDonagh but the needle barely moved at the box office; and the "Total Recall" redux came and went with little fanfare. And don't forget "Winter's Tale." Or do.
Why there's hope: Two words: "True Detective."