Well, this is odd - The
hasn't even hit theaters, and yet there's another magician movie about to go into production. Based
entirely on the news that The Great Buck
was just fully financed, it would be appear that magicians just might be Hollywood's next penguins
(which works out remarkably well, given how similarly they dress and everything). Howard
, based on a script by
the film's director, Sean McGinly
, is a comedy about a fading
superstar magician who hires a new, eager assistant; understandably, the assistant's father is less than happy with his
son's career choice.
Already cast as the assistant is Colin
(who was inexplicably charming in the generally crappy Get
) and his father will be played by Forrest himself, Tom
. Oh wait - I get it! It's his real dad! Playing his dad! Why, that's fantastically clever! Sigh. In
negotiations to play the magician is Kevin Kline
, whose presence
would raise the film's potential rather dramatically - for some reason, the thought of him playing a washed-up and,
presumably, grumpy magician makes me think of Soapdish
which is a very good thing.
The movie starts filming this summer in New York.