Back in August, Steven Spielberg announced that he will next helm a contemporary adaptation of Mary Chase's play "Harvey," about a man and his friendship with an invisible six-foot tall rabbit.
"Harvey" was first adapted for the screen in 1950 with James Stewart in the starring role as Elwood P. Dowd. And because of this, many assumed that Spielberg would cast Tom Hanks, who is considered a moder-day Stewart and has worked with the director on such films as "The Terminal," "Catch Me If You Can" and "Saving Private Ryan."
Variety has now confirmed that Hanks is not being considered for the lead and that Robert Downey Jr (Iron Man) is.
The new movie is currently in pre-production and will begin filming in the first quarter of next year.
Rangerwrites: on September 15th, 2009 at 2:06:19 AM
Well... I'm not a fan of some classics being remade (not saying Harvey is a classic, but Stewart certainly was). So if they're going to go ahead with this... Downey is a good pick.
I'm sure he's seen PLENTY of 6' invisible rabbits in his day. This won't even be a stretch for him.
vwkombiwrites: on September 15th, 2009 at 2:20:33 AM
mdp711writes: on September 15th, 2009 at 7:18:08 AM
Spielberg really has his heart focused on remaking this movie. As much of a movie fan as I may be, I have never seen the original Harvey. I suppose Steven is hoping to make it better than the original.
lostwarriorwrites: on September 15th, 2009 at 10:26:09 AM
actually the original was really entertaining. I just hope that downey does his own thing
BobMcBobwrites: on September 15th, 2009 at 11:01:02 AM
cast Will Smith instead!!!!!!!!!!!!! so what if he doesn't look or act anything like Jimmy Stewart; he's by far the most charismatic actor on the planet, and the only actor that guarantees a big opening weekend at the box office regardless of the film's quality.
Now with this one, we're going to see a sh*tty movie about some *sshole living in Manhattan (since all movies take place there now), and We'll most likely actually see the rabit, in like, f*cking gay ass cgi or something.