HOLLYWOOD – The Studio Exec is able to EXCLUSIVELY reveal the first sneak peek of Joaquin Phoenix in the new Smokey and the Bandit remake.
A Smokey and the Bandit remake has been on the cards for years, but only now does it look like an actual movie is going to be produced as a director has finally signed on and a cast looks to be coming together. It will be the first English language film by acclaimed Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan – famous for the action packed Once Upon a Time in Anatolia and Winter’s Sleep.
The Smokey and the Bandit Ride Again will also star Joaquin Phoenix as the Bandit originally played by Burt Reynolds and feature comedy actor as Charlie Sheen fill in fame Ashton Kutcher as Cletus.
The official synopsis reads thus:
The Bandit agrees to come out of retirement to help his friend Cletus ferry a truckload of illegal Mexican immigrants across the border and through Arizona. Sheriff Buford T. Justice (John Goodman), however, knows that they are coming and when a runaway nun, Carrie (Elizabeth Olsen), hitches a ride all sorts of thrills and spills, chases and crashes and mishaps are promised… nay guaranteed!
Considered an affectionate reboot of the Burt Reynolds’ 1977 classic, the new film promises to be like Fast and Furious meets The Hangover.
Smokey and the Bandit Rides Again will be released in December, 2017.
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