A little while ago we reported the rumblings that Bruce Willis was wanting Ben Affleck to appear in the next Die Hard film. Reactions to that news was mixed here on The Movie Blog, but personally I thought it was a great idea.
Well, now the whispers are going around that the studio would rather have Justin Timberlake play the role because he would pull in more “young fans” at the box office. This just makes me sick.
I mean, who knows. Reports are that Timberlake didn’t do a bad job on Alpha Dog (which is still in post production), but I still be very nervous (and I’ve been proven right about this 1000 times over) whenever a studio decides to put a MUSIC person in a significant role in a film. For every 1 time it works out… it fails miserably 100 times. Not good odds.
Oh well… let’s wait and see I guess.