In the rash of old TV shows being made into feature films, this one looks like one of the more interesting offerings. I think Clooney is a terrific actor (even if some of his films have stunk worse than old cheese and Pauly Shore).
As an interesting side note, FilmForce.Net is also reporting that George Clooney is also looking at playing Hannibal in an A-Team film. Now THAT would be a film I’d paid to see! (Gee√¢‚Ç¨¬¶ can you tell I’m a child of the 80’s?)
According to The Internet Movie Database (via WENN), George Clooney wants to star as the big-screen Magnum P.I. Universal and Imagine Entertainment are developing the feature film version of the hit TV series that ran on CBS from 1980-88 and starred Tom Selleck as mustachioed Vietnam vet-turned-Hawaii private dick Thomas Sullivan Magnum. Screenwriter Michael McCullers (the Austin Powers sequels and the forthcoming Thunderbirds) is scripting the film version√¢‚Ç¨¬¶
The site says that Magnum P.I. hopes to lens next year and “will feature the brand new $800,000 Ferrari Enzo sports car in place of Magnum’s classic Ferrari 308 Gts.” The IMDb adds that “the identities of who will play Magnum’s side-kicks Theodore ‘TC’ Calvin, Orville ‘Rick’ Wright and Jonathan Quayle Higgins III √¢‚Ç¨‚Äú played by Roger E Mosley, Larry Manetti and John Hillerman in the TV original √¢‚Ç¨‚Äú are being kept top secret.”
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