Universal Pictures has hired screenwriters Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten "Kiwi" Smith to write a modern-day version of the 1982 musical "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas." Yeehaw or should I say Yee-ho?
As you may remember, the 1982 flick, based on the 1978 Broadway play, starred Burt Reynolds as a town sheriff who teamed up with a madame played by Dolly Parton to stop a TV personality from closing the local whorehouse, because, darn it, it's the best little whorehouse in Texas!
The new version will still be a musical, but it's unclear right now if it will have songs from the 1982 film.
This project may be promising, as Lutz and Smith have written comedies with strong female voice such as "Legally Blonde," "She's the Man," "The House Bunny," and "The Ugly Truth." And you know, if you're going to remake a film with a strong madame at the center, who better to call than Lutz and Smith?
But the big question? Who should play the madame part that Parton made so memorable? What about the Reynolds character? Ryan Reynolds perhaps?
For now, take a look at the trailer of the 1982 film, it may give you inspiration on casting roles.
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I enjoyed "Valentine's Day," the film will put you in a good mood. But while I had fun watching the movie, I had a much better time interviewing the cast and director Garry Marshall. (Read my review of "Valentine's Day" right here)
So I'm sharing the fun I had with you, by posting my interviews with Jennifer Garner, Jessica Alba, Anne Hathaway and Topher Grace, George Lopez, Shirley Maclaine and Hector Elizondo, and director Garry Marshall.
Garner was super sweet, Alba gave me love lessons, Hathaway and Grace were funny, Lopez gave me a rose, Maclaine and Elizondo were very witty, and Marshall was delightful!
"The last time you talked to me I was a chicken," Marshall said, referring to my last interview with him for the film "Chicken Little." Well I'm glad he's back on the director's chair because he truly can balance the romantic and the comedy.
ANNE HATHAWAY AND TOPHER GRACE
SHIRLEY MACLAINE AND HECTOR ELIZONDO
DIRECTOR GARRY MARSHALL
Here's more info on "Valentine's Day" from Yahoo:
GENRES: Comedy, Romance and Holiday
IN THEATERS: February 12th, 2010
MPAA: PG-13 for some sexual material and brief partial nudity
RUNNING TIME: 1 hr. 57 min.
A diverse group of Los Angelenos navigate their way through romance and heartbreak over the course of one Valentine's Day.
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Jennifer Garner and Jessica Biel are one of the many stars in the upcoming all-star cast romantic comedy "Valentine's Day."
Extra caught up with the film's director, Garry Marshall, and he hinted on a possible "Laverne and Shirley" movie starring Jennifer Garner and Jessica Biel.
"We're gonna work on that," Marshall told Extra's Mario Lopez. "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."
And Garner was more than willing! She said, "Are you kidding? We're dying to do it!"
The question is, is there really an interest for a "Laverne and Shirley" movie? For more on the interview, click here.
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"Zombieland" debuted at No. 1, so there's the inevitable sequel. Writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese revealed to MTV News that yes, they're working on a sequel and they want the film to be in 3D!
Wernick says, “We want to stick with our dysfunctional family...but also introduce new characters.” That means Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin may return for the sequel, along with new actors.
“We entirely want to write with 3-D in mind," Wernick admits. "We have the vision, and want to have fun with the technology.”
I can't wait for this! I enjoyed "Zombieland" and I can just imagine how the gore will play out in 3D!
To watch the entire interview, click here.
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My expectations were set very low for “The Wolfman,” Universal Pictures’ update of the 1941 film starring Lon Chaney, Jr. The production was beleaguered with problems ranging from changing directors to release dates being pushed back more times than we see Lawrence Talbot, the movie’s antagonist, transform into a werewolf.
But upon watching the film, I can tell you now that it’s not all that bad. “The Wolfman” is old school shockfest at its finest complete with Freudian overtones. The filmmakers chose to stick true to the mood of the original movie, a decision that is both a blessing and a curse. Read More...
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