‘Kill Me Deadly’: Kirsten Vangsness And Shemar Moore Back Together Again, But They Aren’t Helping The Team At The BAU

Kirsten Vangsness and Shemar Moore are back together again! No, Derek Morgan isn’t returning to the BAU. Both have roles in the theatrical release of Kill Me Deadly, a film noir comedy, which debuts today in Los Angeles.

According to a review in Los Angeles Times, Kill Me Deadly “takes a fun shot at a 1940s-style Hollywood mystery.” The review goes on to say the spoof is somewhat reminiscent of The Naked Gun, The Big Sleep, and Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid, all rolled into one.

Kirsten Vangsness reprises her role (from the original production) of Mona Livingston. Mona is the voluptuous lounge singer who turns the head of Charlie Nickles, without even trying. Nickels is played by Dean Lemont.

According to the same Kill Me Deadly review, Ms. Mona is a hoot. In truth, a real Blanche-Devereaux-meets-Blanche-Dubois kind of character.

Nickles is a rough and tough detective (think gumshoe) trying to find the killer of wealthy Lady Clairemont. It is the same person who stole the cursed (not to mention priceless) missing Bengal Diamond.

In addition to Kirsten Vangsness and Shemar Moore, other cast members include Keith Allan, Lesley-Anne Down, Paul F. Tompkins, and fellow Criminal Minds cast member Joe Mantegna.

The screenplay adaptation of Kill Me Deadly was written by Bill Robens and is being directed by Garrett Sanders. Broadway World reminds readers that the production was originally a stage play. When it first debuted in July 2009, Kill Me Deadly was so well received that performance dates were added three different times. It was a totally sold-out show, all across the board.

This particular screen adaptation explores parts of the film noir genre, which would have been difficult to pull off on stage. Movie-goers will still get to experience the energy and ingenuity that made the play so successful, along with the glamour and danger of a typical 1940s “whodunit.”

So, if you can’t get enough of gumshoes, lounge singers, Vegas tycoons, gangsters, and stolen diamonds, Kill Me Deadly is probably for you. If you can’t get enough of Kirsten Vangsness and Shemar Moore together again, Kill Me Deadly is definitely for you!

Today’s debut, at Laemmle’s Ahrya Fine Arts, is seemingly just the beginning. Indie distributor Indican Pictures plans to release Kill Me Deadly to five major markets in the U.S., U.K., and Canada. This will be followed by a nationwide digital release by April 26.

As recently reported by Inquisitr, Kirsten Vangsness and Shemar Moore are great friends on- and off-screen. What started out as “chemistry” the first time they met on the set of Criminal Minds has turned into a long-lasting, real-life friendship.

Kirsten is the first to admit if it wasn’t for Shemar, she wouldn’t have been able to continue her role as Penelope Garcia for as long she has. Her character was only supposed to be on two episodes. Fans can only hope that Derek Morgan will once again grace the halls of the BAU, even if it’s on a temporary basis.

Unfortunately, Kill Me Deadly isn’t playing nationwide. Not yet, anyway. If you’re lucky enough to live in the Los Angeles area and have tickets for the production, feel free to leave your comments here after you see the show. Kirsten Vangsness and Shemar Moore fans will love you for it!

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