Movie News

Cruise and Travolta are Butch & Sundance?

Cruise and Travolta are Butch & Sundance?
Clint

I remember a couple of years ago some punk made up a bullshit rumour about Matt Damon and Ben Affleck starring in a remake of “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and managed to convince a few websites – not us; his return email bounced so I knew automatically it had to be a venomous epistle- of its legitimacy. It even hit the radio stations here – locally in Australia – and quite a few major newspapers. For all I know, people had even started pre-booking tickets for it on Moviefone.

Now, the U.K rag The Daily Express is reporting that Tom Cruise is interested in remaking the Newman/Redford classic. Yes, it’s the rather fly-by-night Daily Express doing the reporting –but at least it’s not some funny-named kid with the spelling skills of a 6-year-old writing from a non-existent hotmail account.

I question it, but there are enough plausible facts here to imply it could be real.

– Cruise has apparently got the blessing of Paul Newman, and we know that he could’ve, as he and his “Color of Money” co-star are still good friends.
– Cruise has a woody for the Western – he was circling “3:10 to Yuma” at one stage, and loved the genre so much he made a blink-and-you’ll-miss-him cameo in “Young Guns” at the request of his pal Emilio Estevez back in the 80s.

Oh, and who would play the Sundance to Cruise’s Butch? None other than John Travolta, another close friend – and fellow scientologist – of the “Valkyrie” star. They’ve apparently been looking to do something together for quite some time. I’d believe that. They do seem close.

“Butch and Sundance is a labour of love for Tom,” said a source close to the star. “He was eight years old when he saw the original and it made an impression that has stayed with him all his life. He can’t wait to get to work.”

Let’s see how this one pans out.

Share this story!Share on FacebookShare on TumblrShare on StumbleUponTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on Google+Pin on PinterestDigg thisBuffer this pagePrint this pageShare on LinkedIn
(Visited 2 times, 2 visits today)
Click to add a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Movie News
Clint

Clint is the creator, editor and maintainer of Moviehole. Loves David Lynch, David Fincher... actually, any filmmaker by the name of David.

More in Movie News

chris-Messina

Chris Messina joins Ben Affleck crime drama

AshAug 29, 2015
ryan-simpkins

Ryan Simpkins moves into Will Ferrell & Amy Poehler’s House

AshAug 29, 2015
borderlands

Video game Borderlands gets silver screen treatment

AshAug 29, 2015
stevenpasquale

Rescue Me alum in Doubt

ClintAug 29, 2015
franensteincode

Fox’s Frankenstein Code undergoes a name change!

Brooke CampbellAug 29, 2015
armiehammer

Armie Hammer coupled with Amy Adams for Nocturnal Animals

Brooke CampbellAug 29, 2015
OH HEAVENLY DOG, from left: Chevy Chase, Jane Seymour, Benji the dog, 1980, TM & Copyright ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved.

Chevy Chase & Benji classic being remade

Brooke CampbellAug 29, 2015
bryce-dallas-howard

Howard strikes Gold with McConaughey, Ramirez

Brooke CampbellAug 29, 2015
NOYCE

Noyce directing Ambulance remake

Brooke CampbellAug 29, 2015