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Gabe / on Fri, May 6 2005 at 10:10 am


I just wanted to take a second and address some of the casting rumors that are circulating all over the net with regard to the imminent DRDTB movie. I saw a couple articles over at Aint it Cool News saying that Burt Reynolds had been chosen for the role and I can assure that’s not true. I think Smokey and the Bandit is the number one best movie ever made, followed closely by Smokey and the Bandit part II- The Bandit Rides Again. However, when Burt auditioned for the lead role in DRDTB he just didn’t have the same fire in his belly that I saw back in 1977.  Then I heard that Tom Cruise had mentioned in an interview with Vanity Fair last month that the role was his. It’s true that we looked at Tom for the part but we decided to pass on him after he showed up drunk and proceeded to stumble and slur his way through his audition. In the end we settled on an actor that I had been pushing for since day one. Donnie Wahlberg will be playing the part of Dr. Raven Darktalon Blood and you heard it here first. I told the studio I wanted him because of his stellar work in “Boomtown” but honestly I’m just a huge New Kids fan.

NKOTB for ever!

-Gabe out :o:

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