Thursday, April 10, 2003
Hollywood continues to prove it can't leave well enough alone.
Hollywood couple J.Lo and Ben Affleck have secured a deal to remake the classic movie Casablanca, according to reports.
The pair are said to be delighted with the multi-million pound deal and are now in talks wirth American producers.
The original film was a hit in 1942 starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.
Affleck will take the romantic lead as Rick, the Daily Star reports.
I should hope so... actually, I've just had an appalling vision of them casting La Lopez as Rick, the owner of the nightclub, and then conflating that role with that of Sam the club pianist so they could exploit her marvellous musical talents. EEEEUUUUWWWW!!!!
Actor Ben is reportedly a big fan of old movies and the project will give him a chance to indulge his passion.
So am I. That's what makes me so aghast at this idea.