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January 11, 2006

Matt Damon & Ben Affleck To Remake "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid"

Brokeback Mountain II.

Are you effin' kidding me?

Next up: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly, starring David Caruso, John Leguizamo, and "Ducky" from Pretty in Pink as "Angeleyes."

Via Fark. He gets off a good line: "not only is Hollywood out of ideas, they hate us."

Even Better: This is the only sort of prestige war movie Hollywood is capable of:

Mike Nichols is in discussions to direct Tom Hanks in "Charlie Wilson's War," a CIA drama based on a book by a former "60 Minutes" producer.

The Universal Pictures project centers on the CIA's covert operation in Afghanistan to arm the mujahideen during the 1980s. The covert ops were engineered by Charlie Wilson, a charismatic, wheeler-dealer, liberal Texas congressman who teamed with a rogue CIA operative. The two manipulated Congress, the CIA and a host of foreign governments in order to assist the Afghan rebels in their fight against the Soviets. Many of the men armed by the CIA went on to become the Taliban's enforcers and Osama bin Laden's protectors.

Before you say, "Well, that could actually kind of be good," bear in mind the script is written by Aaron "West Wing" Sorkin.

Mike Nichols. Tom Hanks. Aaron Sorkin. I doubt they'll portray the mission as a good (and ultimately successful) one.

Can Aaron Sorkin Ruin A Good Book? A poster writes--

Charlie Wilson's War was an excellent book, and I don't know how you could ruin it, but they'll find a way and I'll leave the theatre dissapointed.

I'm not familiar with it, but I do know that they were able to take Bob Baer's book -- which argued we weren't doing enough to fight tyranny and terrorism in the Middle East -- and turn it into the "inspiration" for George Clooney's Syriana.

But that bit about the mujahadeen going on to become Al Qaeda fighters could easily just be the reporter's little political slant. It might not be part of the script at all.


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