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Owen Wilson is NOT "The Greatest American Hero"

Posted: April 16th, 2008 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Owen Wilson is NOT "The Greatest American Hero"Submit Comment
Moviehole got the chance to speak to a casting director, who revealed that Owen Wilson will not star in a movie based on "The Greatest American Hero" TV show, even though he has been linked to the role for years.

"Not anymore", she said when asked whether Wilson was still the frontrunner to play Ralph Hinkley. "They're casting it for now - they're open to an unknown."

The original show first premiered on ABC in 1981 and the story focused on a young teacher (William Katt) who has been given superhuman abilities thanks to an alien suit. Along with an FBI agent named Bill Maxwell (Robert Culp), the two kept busy for the next three seasons saving the world.

According to the site, the new film will be quite different from the series, but it will still be a comedy. The big screen version will have Ralph Hinkley be "the most popular teacher at school." Hinkley will also have a way with the kids, "notably Josh, who is revealed to be Pam's (the love interest from the original TV show) son."

Regarding superhero abilities, Hinkley won't just be able to fly, but also burst into a ball of flames, which will happen at the most inopportune time, the school's Open Night.

Source: Moviehole


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