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"It's A Wonderful Life" sequel in the works

Star Partners and Hummingbird Prods. are collaborating on production of a sequel to Frank Capra’s iconic 1946 movie “It’s a Wonderful Life,” which starred Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed.

The sequel, titled “It’s A Wonderful Life: The Rest of the Story,” is being produced by Allen J. Schwalb of Star Partners and Bob Farnsworth of Hummingbird. The duo are aiming to get the movie into theaters for the 2015 holiday season.

Karolyn Grimes, who played George Bailey’s daughter “Zuzu” in the original, will return for the “Wonderful Life” sequel as an angel who shows Bailey’s unlikeable grandson (also named George Bailey) how much better off the world would have been had he never been born.

Grimes, of course, bellowed the iconic line, “Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings!” in the original movie, about a troubled family man (Stewart) whose near-suicide on Christmas Eve brings on the intervention of his guardian angel.

Farnsworth and Martha Bolton have written the screenplay.

“The storyline of the new film retains the spirit of the original – every life is important as long as you have friends,” Farnsworth said.

No casting decision for the lead role of Bailey’s grandson will be made until February but producers have also begun discussions with original cast members Jimmy Hawkins, who portrayed Tommy Bailey, and Carol Coombs,who played Janie Bailey, to reprise their roles as well.

The producers are interviewing potential directors and plan to shoot the majority of the film in Louisiana. The sequel will have a budget in the $25 million to $35 million range.

“The new film will retain the feeling of the original, and it simply must be shared,” Grimes said. “I’ve probably read close to 20 scripts over the years suggesting a sequel to ‘It’s a Wonderful Life,’ but none of them were any good. The script by Bob Farnsworth and Martha Bolton was wonderful, and I wanted to be involved with his version of the film immediately.”

Star Partners is the managing member of the slate portfolio Star Partners 8 LLC, a $100 million offering. The fund dates back to the 1980s and was involved the financing of “The Right Stuff,” “The Killing Fields,” “The Color Purple,” “The Mission,” “Moonstruck,” and “Rain Man.”

“It’s a Wonderful Life” was nominated for five Oscars including Best Picture but lost out to “The Best Years of Our Lives.”
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What in the fuuuuck?
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“The storyline of the new film retains the spirit of the original – every life is important as long as you have friends,” Farnsworth said.
But if you don't have friends, then FUCK YOU!
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Oh for fuck's sake.
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Hopefully, they can follow up from the original ending:

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Rob Cohen is in early talks to helm this and wants to bring Vince Vaughn aboard to star.
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Fuuuuuuuuuuuuucccccccccckkkkkkkkkkk!!!!!!!!!!
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It's A Wonderful Life 2: Junior's Island Vacation
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I'm not even a fan of the movie but Jesus.
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I watch this every single year on Xmas eve. This idea is so fucking stupid I'm not even sure where to begin.
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I look forward to the Louisiana at Christmastime setting.
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Originally Posted by dex14
Karolyn Grimes, who played George Bailey’s daughter “Zuzu” in the original, will return for the “Wonderful Life” sequel as an angel who shows Bailey’s unlikeable grandson (also named George Bailey) how much better off the world would have been had he never been born.
I think you guys missed the key point of this remake. See the bolded part above from the original post. This is a complete reversal of the original film. Now it's starting to sound interesting.
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Hope it's in black & white, but also 3D
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It's A Wonderful Life: For Me To Poop On
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"It's A Wonderful Life...In Space" or I don't care.
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Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum
I think you guys missed the key point of this remake. See the bolded part above from the original post. This is a complete reversal of the original film. Now it's starting to sound interesting.
It is a complete reversal. But it does not sound interesting.

Besides, isn't a complete reversal essentially A Christmas Carol?
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Too soon!
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It's a wonderful life? It was until I read this news.
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Married... With Children already did this with a role reversal and it is a classic. Sam Kinison shows Al what life would be like if he never existed and it is great.
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this doesn't make sense. is the resolution going to be that he kills himself to make the world a better place?
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this doesn't make sense. is the resolution going to be that he kills himself to make the world a better place?
He develops a time machine to kill himself before he was ever born, creating a paradox that engulfs the entire universe.

It's a heartwarming family tale.
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Married... With Children already did this with a role reversal and it is a classic. Sam Kinison shows Al what life would be like if he never existed and it is great.
Plus about a hundred shows before Married...with Children and a hundred after did it as well. Married...with Children though, that's the one we all remember.
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Plus about a hundred shows before Married...with Children
Such as?

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