Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Get out!

I'm so excited, I probably won't be able to sleep until September.

I've just discovered that Diane English, creator of Murphy Brown, is directing a remake of George Cukor's 1939 wonder, The Women. It's scheduled for release in September, 2008.

I love Cukor's version. It made me fall in love with Norma Shearer. And English's version stars people I don't see enough of lately (possibly because they are female actors of a certain age).

Meg Ryan, 47; Annette Bening, 50; Carrie Fisher, 51; Candice Bergen, 62; Jada Pinkette Smith, 36; Debra Messing, 39; Cloris Leachman, 82; Bette Midler, 62; and Joanna Gleason, 58.

Eh. The baby of the group, Eva Mendes (34), reprises Joan Crawford's home-wrecker role. No way can she be as bad as Joan, though.

Here's a link to the trailer. And a link to the 1939 version.

Note to Diane English: Hurry!

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