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‘Harvey’ Remake Coming from Steven Spielberg

posted by Nell Minow

Steven Spielberg has announced the remake of one of Jimmy Stewart’s most beloved films, “Harvey.” It is the story of a gentle soul named Elwood P. Dowd and his invisible friend, a six-foot rabbit-ish character called a pooka. The screenplay was adapted by Mary Chase from her Pulitzer Prize-winning play. It is a lot of fun to think about who to cast in the remake — maybe Tom Hanks as Dowd and Sally Fields and Sandra Bullock as his snobbish sister and her daughter.

Here is my favorite quote from the movie. I hope it will be in Spielberg’s version:

Years ago my mother used to say to me, she’d say, “In this world, Elwood, you must be” – she always called me Elwood – “In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.” Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me.


  • Jenny

    Tom Hanks might be too similar to his Forest Gump role. Perhaps the man from the Visitor/6 Feet Under Father?

  • Nell Minow

    A brilliant suggestion, Jenny! Richard Jenkins, one of my favorite actors. He would be marvelous!

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