And they say Murray-Goulburn makes great cream, you should see what I’ve just…. OK, I’ll leave that right there, but let me just say, excited gang, excited!
Charles Grodin may be returning to film – and kicking it off with (drum roll) “Midnight Run 2″! (Gonna need a blow-dryer in aisle 4!). Yep, though initially the plan was for Robert De Niro’s character, Jack Walsh, to go it alone this time (this time assigned to ‘bring back’ the grown-up son of Grodin’s character from the 1988 fave), Grodin tells Deadline.com that Jonathan ‘The Duke’ Mardukas may be making a reappearance too.
“I’ve been led to believe by someone I won’t name that they will ask me and I will consider it”, says 75-year-old Grodin, whose many hits include “Beethoven”, “The Lonely Guy” and “Seems Like Old Times”.
Grodin, who walked away from the business until 1993 to take care of his young family, tells the site he’d be quite happy to act again (he did have a role in a shitty Jason Bateman flick called “The Ex” a couple of years ago) – so long as he can sleep in his own bed, in Connecticut, every night. In other words, that’s gonna limit the amount of movies Grodin’s able to do. He won’t be, for instance, making anything in L.A – and, in fact, tells Deadline that he’s [sadly] knocked back the chance to reprise his “Great Muppet Caper” character, Nicky Holiday, for Jason Segel & Nick Stoller’s new “Muppet” movie, “The Greatest Muppet Movie Ever Made”.
“I was in The Great Muppet Caper and I think they are bringing back those of us still alive for a reprise. Jim Henson was dear to me but I’m not flying 6000 miles to Los Angeles to work one day.”
(Guess Segel will have to go with Ray Liotta’s ‘security guard’ from “Muppets from Space” instead?)
Whatever… so long as ‘The Duke’ is back in “Midnight Run 2″! (The site also suggests that director Martin Brest – who has been in movie jail since “Gigli” – may be onboard as a producer. Nice!) And, I’m guessing, so long as they film the big guy’s scene close enough to Connecticut… everyone goes home happy. Maybe even Fozzie. And potentially, Dr Teeth.
The “Midnight Run” sequel is based on a script by Timothy Dowling (“Role Models”) and produced by De Niro and Jane Rosenthal’s Tribeca Entertainment.
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- NBC going with Monica Potter series - January 27, 2015
- That’s no Moon, it’s a New Moon! - January 27, 2015
- ABC commissions Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo show - January 27, 2015
- Edgar Wright’s next comes complete with a Twist - January 27, 2015
- Cast fills for Sandler’s latest - January 27, 2015
- Gotham : Feore Walk With Thee - January 27, 2015
- Squee! Scream series gets a Jonas brother! - January 27, 2015
- Tennant’s post-Gracepoint gig is with Marvel - January 27, 2015
- Judge Dredd for the Suicide Squad? - January 27, 2015
Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.