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Old 04-10-03, 08:35 AM
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Get your barf bags ready: J.Lo and Affleck to remake "Casablanca"

Source: Sky News

J.Lo And Ben To Play It Again
Hollywood couple J.Lo and Ben Affleck have secured a deal to remake the classic movie Casablanca, according to reports.The pair are said to be delighted with the multi-million pound deal and are now in talks wirth American producers.The original film was a hit in 1942 starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.

Affleck will take the romantic lead as Rick, the Daily Star reports.

Lopez will play the former lover who had jilted him but comes back into his later life - married to a French resistance leader.

Actor Ben is reportedly a big fan of old movies and the project will give him a chance to indulge his passion.

It will not be the first time the two have appeared on screen together - they recently starred in the hit romance Jersey Girl.

A friend said: "They are overjoyed at the propspect of being in Casablanca together.

"It is the chance for them to show how much they love each other through their on-screen chemistry."
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They'll probably end up using the "alternate ending" featured on the Simpsons. Which, of course, leaves an opening for a sequel . . .
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way to pre-judge a movie

I will agree though that this doesn't really sound like a very good idea on paper.
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I bought Casablanca as a blind purchase a year ago since I had never seen it. It's probaly one of the best films of all time. With some incredible performances. There is no reason to remake it. none. And although I like Affleck as an actor, Jennifer Lopez has never been good in anything that didn't have a giant snake as a co-star. This is a bad, bad idea.


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There is obviously way too much cocaine being snorted in Hollywood...
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I can't believe something like this would actually work out unless they fund it with their own money.

What studio would back this?

Casablanca's probably my favorite movie - the thought of anyone remaking it makes me cringe; the thought of Ben and JLo remaking it... well... that's just downright painful. Red hot pokers kind of torture.
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I feel sick....
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No, I don't like to pre-judge .......BUT this is possibly one of the stupidest ideas yet. Maybe they can go after Rhett and Scarlett next.....

Such arrogance!
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in agreement with everything else previously said. this is one of the dumbest ideas ever. i hope it tanks worse than pluto nash and ishtar.
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Well, it can't be worse than Barb Wire, can it? Guess we'll see.
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I'm not sure who yet, but I know several people must be rolling over in their graves.

This has inspired me, though. New ideas I'm having:

Citizen Kane - starring Matthew Lillard and Sarah Michelle Gellar.

The Wizard of Oz - starring Christina Aguilera and the dog from Frasier.

The Godfather - starring Keanu Reeves as Michael, Vin Diesel as Sonny, and Wayne Knight (Newman from Seinfeld) as Don Corleone.
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That's sacreligious! Nobody can top David Soul's performance in the original.
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I refuse to believe this would actually happen. J-Lo instead of Ingrid Bergman, are you serious?
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This is up there with the Seven Samurai remake.
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Talk about ruining a classic!
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I agree it's a bad idea, but it's not like there haven't been remakes of Capablanca before this. And I'm not talking about Barbwire, either.

I'd like to think that, after all is said and done, true quality will last and crap will fade away. Psycho, anyone?
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Originally posted by trigun
This is up there with the Seven Samurai remake.
The Magnificent Seven?
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"It will not be the first time the two have appeared on screen together - they recently starred in the hit romance Jersey Girl."

Huh? It's a hit and it's not even out?!

re:Casablanca...
Although I didn't enjoy the film, why remake it?
Hollywood really needs to stop remaking any film.

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This is a late April Fool's joke, right? RIGHT!?!?!

Oh...no....
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Perhaps J-Lo will do the soundtrack as well. Yet another turd of an "idea" squeezed out of Hollywood's bum.
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No way this article is real. Never believe any "news" article from a .UK URL.
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I'm hoping and praying that this isn't true. Casablanca is one of the true masterpieces of cinema, and no sequel or remake could ever top it. If this turns out to be true I will definitely not be seeing it, and I would encourage others to do the same. Supporting stuff like this only encourages more of the same.
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Originally posted by majorjoe23
The Magnificent Seven?
No, the straightup remake that was announced a few months back.
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This sounds like a joke to me, and even if it's not it will likely burn in flames as a failure. Just my opinion though....

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