Friday, September 23, 2016

A River Runs Through It...

It's probably heresy to even suggest it, but I've got a brilliant idea for a remake of A River Runs Through It. The idea came to me in a dream I had a few nights ago.  Like many of you, I was shocked to learn that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were divorcing. There are a lot of rumors swirling around about the reasons, but the most credible is that Brad (also known as Paul Maclean in THE MOVIE) cheated on Angelina.  I don't usually read Hollywood gossip but I have to admit that this was a punch in the gut. Here is a man who is a hero to many, years after starring in this timeless story, having been married to two of the world's most desirable women and he can't hang on to either one of them.  John Maclean is probably rolling over in his grave.

So anyway, the movie would definitely have to be re-cast since we can't have a preacher's son committing adultery. Drinking and gambling are okay but adultery?

Since this is 2016 and there have been so many societal changes since the original movie, I thought a update there would be in order as well.  Here in no particular order are my picks for the three main characters.

Playing Norma (not a misprint) Maclean would be...
Oprah Winfrey, Paul's sister.

Playing Paul Maclean would be...
The soon to be unemployed Barrack Obama

And last but not least...
Bill Cosby playing Preacher John Maclean (I understand it's been difficult finding work lately)

 Just as a matter of interest in Brad's situation, Jennifer Aniston, Brad's ex was asked what she thought of the situation.  Her response? 

I'm thinking of starting a Go Fund Me account to get this project off the ground. Meanwhile, I'll be working on the script.

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