Thursday, March 08, 2007

Bunny Lake Is Rescued?

Reese Witherspoon has quit Joe Carnahan's remake of Bunny Lake is Missing. The film's start date is fixed, leaving the producers - well, those that remain, as Reese was amongst their ranks initially - trying to find a replacement.

I think this might save the film. What do I mean? Possibly not what you expect. I like Reese just fine. But I think this might crash the project, leaving it without a director. As far as I can tell, the script by Doug Wright is very, very strong, and deserves a better man than Carnahan. He can go off and do White Jazz which is highly unlikely to have such a good script.

Soderbergh's the man for the Bunny job. Here's hoping it lands on his desk soon.

In the meantime, let's all enjoy the DVD of Otto Preminger's original Bunny Lake is Missing
one more time - even if, for some reason, the incredible Saul Bass poster art isn't used on the disc's cover. D'oh!

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