Why does Hollywood have to take everything that’s good and shit all over it?
Ok, please bear with me as this may be somewhat of an self-indulgent post, but they are threatening to remake Drop Dead Fred, which was one of my most favourite childhood films ever!
They want Russell Brand to play the part of Fred, the insane imaginary friend. NO! No no no no no no!!!!! Words can’t express how much I hate this idea!
That role was MADE for Rik Mayall (who, by the way, I have been secretly in love with since the age of about eight. Beat that for a weird crush). Rik Mayall and no one else. It would be like someone other than Tim Curry playing Frank ‘N Furter in the Rocky Horror Picture Show (which I’m sure will be rehashed and ruined at some point as well.)
I’m sorry, but no matter how funny and quirky they are or how silly their hair is, no one else can EVER be Drop Dead Fred in my book. Ever.