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Ya know how you were always dreaming of a remake of BREAKFAST OF TIFFANY'S with Calista Flockhart and Harrison Ford'

Published at: Nov. 15, 2002, 4:46 a.m. CST by staff

WELL WAKE THE FUCK UP!!!! DON'T BE FUCKING STUPID!!!!

Sorry folks, usually I like to be calm and intelligent and let Moriarty just shoot his mouth off, but the idea of Harrison Ford trying to remake BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S with... Calista Flockhart... well it just made that whole gag reflex start forcing up all nice thoughts I've ever had about Harrison Ford and placed them into the swirling goddess of blue water. I made some initial inquiries into this rumor, and it sounds like there have been motions like these being made. ALL I CAN SAY IS DON'T DO IT! If Ford and Calista are all wonder struck in love and want a film to exhibit their undying love, which will transcend and entrance all that see the glory of their mutual attraction and chemistry... WELL, don't do it in a remake, find a director that understands love on camera like Paul THOMAS Anderson or Patrice Leconte and develop a new project with them. Be ORIGINAL, not memorex. BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S is one of the few perfect films in this world or any other. Leave it be, please.

Harry,

I don't know if you have been tipped of to this already: but apparently Calista Flockhart and Harrison Ford are out to buy remake rights to "Breakfast at Tiffanys" so she can play Hepburn, and he can play Peppard.

Gill.

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  • Nov. 15, 2002, 4:53 a.m. CST

    Couples working together...

    by bluelou_boyle

    it never works !!!!!!! Cleopatra, Far and Away, Eyes Wide Shut (thought that is underrated), Swept Away (OK Ritchie was directing but it's still too cute and nepotistic), the list goes on. Celebrity couples, no-one wants to see how much you are in love when we go to the movies, we already have shoved down our throats from magazines !!!

  • Nov. 15, 2002, 4:56 a.m. CST

    Didn't Ford learn his lesson from Sabrina?

    by Gheorghe Zamfir

    Hepburn movies didn't work because of some incomparably imaginative story where retreading it will capture that same spirit, they worked because of Hepburn's charm, without Hepburn you get your usual flat, boring, romantic comedy. And besides, if Ford is gonna take over a Peppard role, it should be for the A-Team.

  • Nov. 15, 2002, 4:57 a.m. CST

    On second thought...

    by Gheorghe Zamfir

    Since the movie was nothing like the book, maybe this could be something interesting if they did a closer adaptation. Ford is a homosexual jiggalo, and there's no romantic interest between the two leads.

  • Nov. 15, 2002, 5:06 a.m. CST

    The REAL casting question

    by St.Buggering

    Who's going to play the incredibly racist portrait of a Chinese guy?

  • Nov. 15, 2002, 5:06 a.m. CST

    Harrison Bored

    by Grand Digital

    Harrison Ford is barely awake. Ms Flockheart probably chose the project and will wheel him in on set every day. He'll barely know he's in it. Then after that someone else will wheel him into like Patriot Submarines 3, and so on.

  • Nov. 15, 2002, 5:07 a.m. CST

    No, no, a thousand times no!

    by Ged

    What genes for self-respect and common sense are these people lacking? Remakes, by their very nature, are derivative and almost certain to suck. People who want to remake classics, by their very nature, suck. Recent efforts like Psycho, The Women, and Sabrina, could not make the point more clearly. Breakfast at Tiffany's is a sublime masterpiece. Leave it alone!

  • Nov. 15, 2002, 5:07 a.m. CST

    Let's be a little more specific when saying Paul Anderson and pu

    by Zod_Is_Back

  • Nov. 15, 2002, 5:19 a.m. CST

    BaT not perfect for one reason...

    by woemcats

    Mickey Rooney's horrid buck-toothed asian character. I doubt he was funny even in the '60s.

  • Nov. 15, 2002, 5:26 a.m. CST

    As long as Harrison finds a way to point his finger at her in th

    by gurglesnap

    I'm on board.

  • Nov. 15, 2002, 5:26 a.m. CST

    Mr. Rooney is a pedophile!

    by Hiker_Chick

    You could print this crap that is a nightmare for all film fans (like Harrison Ford could ever play a part of a 20-something, which is kind of what the point of Breakfast at Tiffany's is, right? Two people in their mid to late 20s without a direction in life, but with each other?)... BUT you couldn't print a nice little story about Principal Edward Rooney being caught as a pedophile?! My local news station had more coverage than you! Plus, to give us all a laugh, they showed the clip where Jennifer Grey (as a teenager) screams and kicks him in the face! I was laughing my ass off!

  • Nov. 15, 2002, 5:46 a.m. CST

    NNNOOOOO!!!!!

    by Aranel

    No please please please don't touch this one! This is one of my favourite movies of all times. I have watched it tousands and thousands of times. I just LOVE it! They did it with Sabrina already... But BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S...Not this one! I know Harrison is Indiana and Han, but I must say right now I absolutely and totally DETEST him!!!

  • Nov. 15, 2002, 5:55 a.m. CST

    NO.

    by Basher_Tarr

    Okay first of all, I don't think that the Sabrina remake is that bad of a film. The orginal, though directed by Billy Wilder (The Apartment is GENIUS, anyone?) was not that impressive. Harrison Ford's character was SUPPOSED to be awakward and indeed, wooden. HOWEVER this Idea... Harry is right: it induces vomit. Aside from the fact that Breakfast at Tiffany's contains one appalling racial sterotype in the form of Mickey Rooney's character -- it is a truly wonderful work of film and yes, art. Remaking it with Indiana Jones and (Dear God in Heaven!) Ally McBeal... the mind and the stomach reels. Again I say NO.

  • Nov. 15, 2002, 6:11 a.m. CST

    Fuck Them

    by sjanich

    There is know way that this film can be improved. Yeah, there could do the Mickey Rooney part better, but overall? Nope. Hands off this film!

  • Nov. 15, 2002, 6:13 a.m. CST

    Well... it really was inevitable.. they HAD to do a movie togeth

    by DoggyDaddi

    Its jsut too bad that it had to be this one.. why couldnt it have been a remake of Porky's? Maybe it will hae a scene with Zombie Bruce Paltrow eating the bomb out of Calista's ribcage?

  • Nov. 15, 2002, 6:15 a.m. CST

    Forget Breakfast At Tiffany's...

    by DarkZero

    A Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart romance movie? Good God. You should put a warning on this story before even more people engage in furious, involuntary vomiting fits. As if the mere thought of Calista Flockhart's horrifying perversion of the female body and set of acting skills almost as robust as her waistline wasn't enough, you actually made me think of Calista Flockhart in a romantic (we're not even going to go into SEXUAL) context?! ---- But all very serious joking aside, I actually liked the Sabrina remake... a lot, actually. It was well acted, told an interesting story in a believable way, and generally bucked all of the recent trends in its genre, which is sort of surprising, since remakes tend to be a quality product that's been twisted into familiar contemporary schlock. A remake that features a real-life celebrity couple, though? That's today's DEFINITION of "familiar contemporary schlock", and this movie is just made even worse by the fact that that couple is Harrison Ford and (CRINGE) Calista Flockhart.

  • Nov. 15, 2002, 6:20 a.m. CST

    What's worse than vanity projects for actors?

    by Silvio Dante

    Vanity projects for acting couples.

  • Nov. 15, 2002, 6:24 a.m. CST

    And hopefully she'll eat that breakfast.

    by Silvio Dante

    And by the way, I don't hate these two, I just hate the direction of their careers have taken.

  • Nov. 15, 2002, 6:33 a.m. CST

    To the Mr. Rooney news retard.

    by PattyOGreen

    Hey, Pooh-boy, guess what. This article happens to have movie news in it. This is a movie news website. Mr. Rooney getting arrested, while interesting, has absolutely nothing to do with any movie being made. It's gossip, and that type of movie "news" is best left to the big sites that thrive off that stuff like Entertainment Weekly and E! Online. The day I come to AICN and hear them reporting about Ben Affleck copping a feel of JLo in public is the day I search out a new news website. AICN is above all that bullshit, and it's why it happens to be hella better than most others out there. Oh, and on this story, if anyone thinks for one second that the bag of bones that is Calista Flockhart has an ounce of the charisma, screen-presence, or raw talent Audrey Hepburn encompassed, then they are living in a sad personal world of delusion.

  • Nov. 15, 2002, 7:46 a.m. CST

    bluelou_boyle, you forgot the Titanic of "couples movies"...

    by Margot Tenenbaum

    ...Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger in THE MARRYING MAN.

  • Nov. 15, 2002, 7:50 a.m. CST

    by sonofcliff

    how about if Ford plays Hepburn, and Flockhart plays Peppard.

  • Nov. 15, 2002, 8:41 a.m. CST

    Well, there was Warren Beatty and Annette Bening in "Love Affair

    by TimBenzedrine

    Oh wait, yeah, that film really sucked too.

  • Nov. 15, 2002, 8:46 a.m. CST

    Actually...

    by rev_skarekroe

    Cast Ford as Hepburn and Flockhart as Peppard, and THEN you've got a movie! And we all knew Jeffrey Jones was a pedophile when they raided Paul Reuben's house. Where have you been? sk

  • Nov. 15, 2002, 8:52 a.m. CST

    And didn't we already see an Audrey Hepburn remake recently that

    by TimBenzedrine

    No, we didn't, none of us did. Yet Hollywood never seems to get the message.

  • Nov. 15, 2002, 8:58 a.m. CST

    I can't imagine this is true...

    by Uga

    ... though calling "Breakfast at Tiffany's" a "perfect" film is a little overreaching, isn't it? Hell, it's not even close to "Wait Until Dark" or "Roman Holiday" on Hepburn's own list of best films. I vote for Krusty the Clown to take Rooney's part, by the way. "Ah so! Ah so!"

  • When will our pain end? I can forgive Reese"hottest mother on the planet"Witherspoon, but i'll be damned if i'm going to watch Calista Flockhart do a Hepburn impression. If they have to do this they should get Horatio Sanz to play the Japanese landlord.

  • Nov. 15, 2002, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Actually, this could work if...

    by Tycho Anomaly

    Harrison Ford took the Buddy Ebsen role of Doc Golightly (Holly's child bride marrying hillbilly husband). Ebsen was 53 when it was filmed, Ford is 60. And Calista (38) should do the Patricia Neal (35) role.

  • Nov. 15, 2002, 12:01 p.m. CST

    This could work

    by WhiskeyRiver

    Just kidding. Let's hope it never sees the light of day. Unless this is the BAT where Holly runs afoul of some bad-asses and Paul has to rescue her from a huge smelting furnace with his. . . Ah, never mind.

  • Nov. 15, 2002, 12:50 p.m. CST

    If they want to work together so badly. . .

    by WhiskeyRiver

    She could be in the next Raiders. He can play Indyand she can be a chair that he breaks over some villain's head. She's got the build for it and he's got to be used to swinging her over his head by now.

  • Nov. 15, 2002, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Finally, a role fit for Harrison

    by Lazarus Long

    George Peppard is about as wooden as Ford, so there's a perfect fit. Personally I always thought Calista bore a resemblance to Audrey Hepburn, and she's funny as well as a good actress. Why is remaking this film such a travesty? Isn't it common knowledge that the original film was a very watered-down adaption of Truman Capote's story? You know they would keep the happy ending, but maybe there's a director who would do more justice to the source material. Somehow this doesn't seem as insulting as what Jonathan Demme just perpetrated in the cinema with Mark Wahlberg not being able to pick out Cary Grant's shoes from the rack, let alone fill them.

  • Nov. 15, 2002, 12:59 p.m. CST

    I'm a very stylish girl

    by tav

    can't we just end this... stylishly?

  • Nov. 15, 2002, 1:04 p.m. CST

    If you were Harrison Ford...

    by God Shamgodd

    ...and were married to the same woman for 20 years or something, and then got divorced, and could pretty much pull any chick you wanted, why, dear God why, would you choose Ally McBroomstick?

  • Nov. 15, 2002, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Who is playing the obnoxious myopic Asian neighbor? Nuriki "Pat"

    by Spacesheik

    Bloody hell. What a horrible idea for a remake. The first one was fine; leave it alone. I hate celebrity couple movies (LOVE AFFAIRS, SHANGHAIR SURPRISE, EYES WIDE SHUT etc etc). Please spare us this travesty.

  • Nov. 15, 2002, 1:25 p.m. CST

    I dreamt of this movie, but with Jennifer Love Hewitt and Freddi

    by GenericGeek

    I also dreamt about being locked up in a cage full of rabid badgers. I woke up screaming both times.

  • Nov. 15, 2002, 1:33 p.m. CST

    Me, too

    by WhiskeyRiver

    Except it was Prinze who was locked in with the rabid badgers. And Zombie Freddie Prinze, Sr. kept appearing and saying, "I was aiming for you! I was aiming for you!" ther whole time. It was super fucked up. I chalk it up an evening of Orange Fanta,TBing, and chronic onanism.

  • Nov. 15, 2002, 1:33 p.m. CST

    PLEASE let Harrison Ford do a big-budget Western

    by riskebiz

    I've been dreaming of seeing Harrison Ford in a big-budget western ever since that over-looked comedy western "The Frisco Kid". He was a natural. That movie was the flick that told me that Harrison was our generation's John Wayne. He was Han Solo on horseback and I haven't seen someone more comfortable and natural in the saddle since Eastwood. Harrison is perfect for Westerns, yet the Frisco Kid is the only one he's ever done. I'm tired of seeing him as a business man. He could've been as big as John Wayne and bigger than Clint Eastwood in westerns, but he instead choose to act in milk-toast movies. He hasn't had a good movie since the Fugitive. If he wants his career back, he should look for a WESTERN.

  • Nov. 15, 2002, 1:34 p.m. CST

    Grand Digital

    by Glass

    You're absolutely right. Harrison Bored really is in a constant coma. He'll just sit there and Pukehart will prop his eye-lids open with tooth picks and tape his cheeks up so it looks like he's smiling. It'll be hilarious.

  • Nov. 15, 2002, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Mr. Ford

    by WhiskeyRiver

    I wanna see HF take on something like William Holden's role in THE WILD BUNCH. That would be bad ass. A mean guy with a past. (Hell, I'd like to see him play that role even in a non-Western.)

  • Nov. 15, 2002, 1:54 p.m. CST

    Calm down....It will never happen

    by Steal_Dragon

    Remember Devil and Daniel Webster; never was completed, Coppola's version of "Pinocchio"; dead as a door nail, and have we forgotten that all of us stopped George Lucas for putting NStink in Episode 2 with all the bad reviews on every website. Either the Production company will shut it down or bad reviews will. It could also be a bad rumor.

  • Nov. 15, 2002, 2:40 p.m. CST

    BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S "perfect?"

    by Harry Weinstein

    Yeah, in much the same way BIRTH OF A NATION is "perfect". I saw this movie on AMC years ago, and I was appalled. Mickey Rooney's character is offensive beyond words, and it drags the whole movie down with it. BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S should be remembered as a particularly shameful artifact from its time. What's up, Paramount, where's the MANDINGO remake?

  • Nov. 15, 2002, 4:30 p.m. CST

    And since Chaffro hasn't spoken up yet, they ought to call it "F

    by TimBenzedrine

    "You're my Huckleberry friend, brother."

  • Nov. 15, 2002, 4:42 p.m. CST

    I know this is way off topic, but maybe someone could help me ou

    by TimBenzedrine

    Did Principal Rooney ever say the line "Your ass is mine, Bueller."?

  • Nov. 15, 2002, 4:44 p.m. CST

    Silvio Danta "And hopefully she'll eat that breakfast"

    by Alpha Zebra

    hahahahahahahahahahahahaha. Actually, CF has put on a few ounces since hanging with Hollywood's biggest pothead this side of Woody Harrelson. And if some studio wants to waste their money on this, more power to 'em. And God Bless those PYT's who prefer men with some mileage ("it's not the years...."). -- Alpha Zebra

  • Nov. 15, 2002, 5:26 p.m. CST

    Thanks, I'm here all week

    by Silvio Dante

    And here's hoping Walk Among The Tombstones turns the tide for Ford. Calista ain't that bad - Ally McBeal must have seemed like a great opportunity for the relatively unknown actress back then. The series got real old real fast and by the looks of things almost ruined her health too. Mr. Kelley, you are very bad man. Very bad man! Stop ruining these beautiful women with your preference for starvated waifs.

  • Nov. 15, 2002, 7:20 p.m. CST

    This will never get made

    by Son Of Batboy

    Not unless Harrison is completely senile. If they do make this they'll probably say it's the Truman Capote version.

  • Nov. 15, 2002, 8:55 p.m. CST

    Old man Ford is on lucky guy!

    by NYC

    I've never seen the original Breakfast at Tiffany's, what with me being a straight guy and all, but I'd see it if Calista's in it. She's a talented, funny and quite beautiful actress who seems to get picked on a lot. She's a hell of alot more attractive than those ugly bitches on Friends, Halle Berry, Britney Spears, Beyonce, Rebecca Romijn and most other girls these dateless losers seem to cream their shorts over.

  • Nov. 15, 2002, 9:12 p.m. CST

    I agree with Tycho

    by Touch of Evil

    This could work with Harrison as Doc, Calista in the Patricia Neal rold. Maybe James Franco or Brendan Fraser as the kept man. Natalie Portman is right physically as an Audrey, but in all of her films post-HEAT she has displayed the personality of a wet dishrag and the acting range of a piece of cardboard. I don't know who woul play Holly. Perhaps Naomi Watts or so shoot me, Thandie Newton. Capote wanted Marilyn Monroe to play Holly, maybe a different kind actress altogether would be appropriate.

  • Nov. 16, 2002, 12:17 a.m. CST

    Did Edward Rooney every say 'Your ass is mine' in FBDO? YES!

    by I Hate Movies

    Just checked it on IMDb. Talk about foreshadowing.

  • Nov. 16, 2002, 2:22 a.m. CST

    Dragon

    by Weeble

    That was Jerry Lewis in that scene in "Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story." I too found that offensive. Mainly because Jerry just isn't that funny.

  • Nov. 16, 2002, 2:49 a.m. CST

    Correction

    by Weeble

    It was Mickey Rooney, not Jerry Lewis in the film "Dragon: The Bruce Lee story," but Jerry Lewis is still an unfunny asshole, not that Rooney is any better either.

  • Nov. 16, 2002, 3:49 a.m. CST

    Mr. Rooney!

    by Shrevie

    ...but was it with a boy or a girl? Does he want a boy toy or have a Lolita fetish. I know it's wrong but I can understand the latter. ...Well, there it is.

  • Nov. 16, 2002, 5:32 a.m. CST

    I hope Teeny Skinny Twig Bitch and Old Man Harry gets SWEPT AWAY

    by MentallyMariah

    don't they ever learn...fucking each other is one thing , but fucking the audience is another! AT least Madonna is Fierce and eats her protein>>>> Poor Calista, all she eats is mint leaves and Green Tea...

  • Nov. 16, 2002, 8:42 a.m. CST

    Say it aint so...

    by Evil Chicken

    There are some things that you just do not do. The remake of "Psycho" should have never have been green lighted, the recent "Carrie" efforts should not have come to pass and "Planet of the Apes" should not have been, under any circumstances, re-imagined. Two words: "Swept Away." Films are time capsules. They are slices of what society and state of film technology were at the time that they were made; classic films doubly so. Let me cut to the chase. Do not touch classic film for anything other that restoration purposes. It's like reinterpreting the Mona Lisa on velvet. Stop green lighting these atrocities! Do not colorize black and white films, Mr. Turner. Do not release special editions. With all due respect Mr. Lucas and Mr. Spielberg your work already stands up to the test of time. Oh yeah, and do not support the Pan and Scan format. The film should be seen in all of its original glory. Pan and Scan only muddies the director's vision. I'm gonna go get a Prozac.

  • Nov. 16, 2002, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Whats the big deal?

    by nobodys perfect

    The original Breakfast at Tiffanys was simply that, an original. Even if someone else does a "remake" it won't ever be the same. The storyline for Breakfast has been done hundreds of times since. It is just a love story done in hundreds of different ways, with thousands of different actors, in hundreds of different settings. Why not let Ford and Flockhart do their thing? It isn't going to be the original or a remake, it is going to be their take on the same story, thats all. Please don't put anyone down for their love or size or choices or before you even see the damn thing. Why not give them the benefit of doubt? We don't know these people. Their job is acting. That is all we know about them.

  • The fact is that very few people have read the original Capote novella, and as such don't realise how different it was from the movie. Now don't get me wrong, I love the film dearly, more than I love Capote's original, but the fact remains that the written version was *very* different. A new, edgier film which went back to the source material. That made it clearer how Holly *really* makes her money, that doesn't sidestep the seedier aspect of the story, well, that might be worth seeing. But please not Flockhart and Ford. I'd rather see a couple of unknowns in the roles.

  • Nov. 16, 2002, 6:43 p.m. CST

    MAN IN SUIT! MAN IN SUIT! MAN IN SUIT! MAN IN SUIT! MAN IN SUIT!

    by cozmicmonkeychow

    "calm and intelligent" my ass. ^_^

  • Nov. 16, 2002, 9:16 p.m. CST

    Ford is a whore...

    by rap12

    ...and has been ever since Mosquito Coast tanked, I think. I believe that Presumed Innocent may have been the last worthwhile, serious role has aaayed ever since that time. But for those, he just consistently goes for the biggest commercial pic or the one he just has an odd taste for, like that Anne Heche thing. Speaking of that, he has a proven of track record of picking the WRONG leading lady to play off, such as the aforementioned Heche and Julia Ormond and now, apparently, gruesomely, Flockhart. Keep him away from casting decisions and things always go better. As far as Indiana Jones, honestly, I cared 10 years ago, but it's been too long. It would be too much like seeing Connery is Never Say Never Again. Whatever artistry Ford might have had in him seems sadly to have died off long ago.

  • Nov. 16, 2002, 11:11 p.m. CST

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by Ronnie_Dobbs

    Stop. Just stop.

  • Nov. 17, 2002, 11:35 a.m. CST

    There should be a law

    by sharmuta

    Some films should just be off limits. This is one of them. There is absolutely NO reason to do this. Its just plain bad taste. What's next, a remake of "Some Like It Hot" with J- Lo and Ben Affleck? Or maybe Citizen Kane remade by and starring Jonathan Frakes? Just fucking leave that gem of a film alone!!! The idea that Calista Flockhart thinks she can fill Audrey Hepburn's shoes is simply offensive. And Harrison Ford? I can see him as George Peppard's character (Hannibal something? anyone?) in a film version of the A-team, but you must be kidding, right?

  • Nov. 17, 2002, 2:37 p.m. CST

    If Ford plays Peppard...

    by CapnZebbie

    Who will play the Patricia Neal role? You know, the older woman who gives him money for his "writing" talent? There; I am insane now.

  • Nov. 17, 2002, 8:16 p.m. CST

    Um

    by MovieChick2

    No.

  • Nov. 17, 2002, 10:05 p.m. CST

    hey! anyone! yo!

    by imageburn13

    anyone seen Indy? I cant find him. where oh where has Indy gone? The drama of the news alone is film-worthy. arent ya just pissed at hollywood? such a piece of bile from ms. twigheart... it is an atrosity.