Belfast Telegraph

Ritchie to remake Cannonball Run?

Guy Ritchie is rumoured to be in talks about remaking Eighties car comedy Cannonball Run - with Brad Pitt on his wishlist to star.

The British filmmaker is said to have impressed Warner Bros studio bosses with a plan to reunite with the Snatch actor, and take the cross-country road race across Europe, reported Vulture.

However, Real Steel director Shawn Levy is also thought to have expressed an interest in directing the reboot, with his Night At The Museum star Ben Stiller as his leading man.

Hal Needham's original 1981 film featured a star-studded cast of Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore and Farrah Fawcett, with cameo appearances from Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr and Jackie Chan.

A box office hit, it led to a disappointing sequel in 1984.


From Belfast Telegraph