Harvey rumors, Toy Story & marathon
August 08, 2009
First of all, there's been a lot of noise around Steven Spielberg's next project, Harvey, dealing with a man and his friendship with an invisible six-foot tall rabbit. It was first adapted for the screen in 1950 with Jimmy Stewart in the starring role.
It was said that Tom Hanks would take part in the project, since he's been considered as the new Jimmy Stewart. Well it won't happen, according to Cinema Blend :
A spokesperson for Fox says that Tom Hanks isn't on board, and didn't even read the script before passing on the project. Apparently Hanks is well aware that everyone thinks of him as a modern Jimmy Stewart, and wisely realized that the inevitable comparisons would make it impossible to succeed in the role. If he acted too much like Stewart did, he was unoriginal. If he acted too unlike Stewart, he'd be crucified for disrespecting the original.
I have to say, I agree. How about you ? Would you have wanted to see Tom Hanks in this remake ?
The 3D world premieres of Toy Story and Toy Story 2 will take place at the 66th Venice Film Festival, in September 2009. The two movies will obviously be out of competition.
This October, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will celebrate its 25th anniversary by hosting the biggest concerts of the year.
According to California Chronicle, the marathon five-hour shows will be hosted by Tom Hanks. He will also be part of a creative team, alongside Gary Goetzman or Cameron Crowe,which will work with the artists to curate the show through the live performances and filmed segments. The gigs, which will raise money for charity, will be filmed by MTV and screened in Britain and America later this year.