- STICKY POST
- I'm done, close this
Check out our 2013 Holiday Gift Guide, win some awesome gadgets!
Our 2013 Holiday Gift Guide is in full swing - we are adding our recommendations daily, aimed at men, women, teens, families, techies, and more. If you need help figuring out what to get the people in your life, head on over to our Guide for some ideas. We’ll even be giving away some of the items featured this year!
Monday February 15, 2010 12:30 pm
Remake News: Laverne & Shirley, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and More
Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: 20th Century Fox, Paramount, Universal, Warner Bros, Action, Adaptation, Adventure, Music, Musicals, Remakes, Romance, Science Fiction, Comedy, Casting, Celeb News, Rumors, Scripts, Upcoming Releases, Videos
Laverne & Shirley: File this in the “Was He Kidding?” file. During a recent red carpet event for Valentine’s Day, director Garry Marshall said he may bring Laverne & Shirley to the big screen—with Jessica Biel and Jennifer Garner in the lead roles. “We’re gonna work on that,” the original show’s co-creator stated. “My sister Penny and Cindy are gonna have a guest cameo. They’re gonna walk “schlemiel, schlemazel”—or they’re gonna get tired in the middle and sit down.”
The Three Musketeers: There’s nothing Hollywood loves more than competing projects. Back in 2008, it was announced that Sherlock Holmes would be the subject of two new projects. Now, a producer/co-writer on Guy Ritchie’s recent film will be involved in one of two updates of The Three Musketeers. Although Paul W.S. Anderson had already announced a 3D-version of the classic Alexandre Dumas tale, Lionel Wigram is now going forward with his own swashbuckling tale. Scripting duties have been handed off to Peter Straughan (The Men Who Stare at Goats).
Dune: Producers behind the Dune reboot have assigned a new man to enhance the script. Chase Palmer (Shock and Awe) has been tasked with incorporating director Pierre Morel’s visions into the screenplay turned in by Josh Zetumer. If audiences like the result, Paramount may have a new franchise in its hands.
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas: Nearly 30 years after the first movie came out, Universal has decided the time is right to starting singing about whorehouses again. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas - a musical that once starred Burt Reynolds and Dolly Parton - will get new life under the producing hands of Dear John‘s Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey. Legally Blonde‘s Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith will adapt the story from the original 1978 Broadway play.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith: Will 20th Century Fox ever be able to find a couple as hot as Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie? Probably not—but it looks like they are going to try. According to reports, the studio is attempting to retool the original spies-in-fake-marriage-who-really-want-to-kill-each-other story. The new Mr. and Mrs. Smith outing would supposedly involve two fresh academy recruits who are forced to play husband and wife.
A Star is Born: You’ve probably already heard that Warner Bros. is interested in reviving A Star is Born. But have you heard this casting gossip? Russell Crowe and Beyonce are reportedly the frontrunners the former Kris Kristofferson/Barbra Streisand roles. Interesting. Nick Cassavetes (My Sister’s Keeper) is in talks to helm the movie.
- Related Tags:
- a star is born, best little whorehouse in texas, beyonce, beyoncé knowles, beyonce knowles, chase palmer, dune, garry marshall, jennifer garner, jessica biel, josh zetumer, karen mccullah lutz, kirsten smith, kiwi smith, laverne & shirley, laverne and shirley, lionel wigram, marty bowen, nick cassavetes, peter straughan, pierre morel, remake, remake news, remakes, russell crowe, star is born, the best little whorehouse in texas, the three musketeers, three musketeers, wyck godfrey
© Gear Live Media, LLC. 2007 – User-posted content, unless source is quoted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Public Domain License. Gear Live graphics, logos, designs, page headers, button icons, videos, articles, blogs, forums, scripts and other service names are the trademarks of Gear Live Inc.