HOLLYWOOD -Martin Scorsese has announced his next project will be an all-female remake of his classic gangster movie, Goodfellas.
“With hindsight, it was wrong of me to only cast men in the main roles,” said an apologetic Scorsese.
Yes, the people the characters are based on were of the male persuasion but I should have thought outside of the box. I can only apologise and I hope the remake makes up for my mistake.
Scorsese went on to say that he didn’t realise his error until he read a click-baity article in the New York Post by ‘critic’ Kyle Smith:
I just didn’t realise that women couldn’t understand it. I assumed that women had just as much empathy and intelligence as men but Smith opened my eyes. Not only will I make sure that there will be more women in the main cast, I will also ensure they all speak slowly and not use any big, complicated words.
Chloë Grace Moretz is the front runner to take the lead role of Henrietta Hill with Meryl Streep and Susan Sarandon being courted for the roles of Paulina and Jemima Conway. As for who he has in mind for the role of the violent Ronny DeVito, Scorsese had only one name:
The Goodfellas remake is due in 2017.