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REBOOT TIME! Spielberg to produce new film version of 'The Grapes of Wrath' ?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Starman, Jul 4, 2013.

  1. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member


    But apparently not direct.

    Coen Bros?

    Who's in the cast?

    Edward Norton as Tom Joad? Or, I could see Joseph Gordon-Levitt if they wanted to go a little more age-accurate (Tom in mid-30s).

    Kathy Bates as Ma?

    Gary Sinise as Casy?

    David Straithairn as Pa?

    and a heavily aged-up Peter Fonda as Grandpa.
  2. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    Gosh, I just watched this the other day.

    Doesn't Hollywood have any new ideas?
  3. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Well, it's arguable a significantly different and possibly superior version of TGOW could be done under today's looser censorship standards. I presume they wouldn't just do a scene-for-scene rehash of the Ford/Fonda classic.
  4. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    A classic film and one of my favorite novels.
    Not sure how they could improve upon the original.
  5. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    It's almost a perfect adaptation. Ford and Fonda lived thru the drepression, they knew what they were doing. Speilberg will make a myth and hero. Joad was not a hero but a survivor with dignity. Speilberg can't do that.
  6. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    I'm sure this is building off the whatever strength Gatsby brought. Next, we'll probably see a Hemingway film. I'm down with all of it. For those complaining about Hollywood reboots, pshhhh, this is something I welcome. Rebooting comic heroes for the fifth time in 10 years is jacked. Updated revisions of American classics ... nothing wrong with that.
  7. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    They've also got Faulkner's As I Lay Dying coming later this year. James Franco wrote the screenplay.


    It's pretty straightforward for Faulkner, but I'm still not sure how well that will work.
  8. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Morgan Freeman as the guy who runs the government camp.
  9. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Likely, this will do no service to the novel.
  10. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Are they going to tape it over the last copy of the original or something?
  11. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Everything's riding on who plays Rose of Sharron.
  12. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Who plays the turtle?
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