Sunday, May 14, 2006

Another Childhood memory about to be raped...

Tom Selleck, who starred as the original Thomas Magnum in the hit 1980's television series, has confirmed he will not be joining the cast of the upcoming Magnum, P.I. motion picture.

Selleck's name has long been included in discussions about the project, but reprising the role that made him famous has always seemed unlikely, given his age (61) and limited marketability for big-budget movies.

"I won't be in it, and I won't be doing some stupid cameo," he grumbled, and laid to rest long-lived speculation of his involvement.

George Clooney, a star every bit as suave as Magnum's persona, has also been persistently rumored to be a candidate for the character. One source added credence to that possibility recently, saying he was still the studio's favorite for the part. According to the same source however, Vince Vaughn is also a frontrunner.

More when I hear it.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I heard Ben Stiller... :(

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Former Grunt said...

What??? Stiller's already played a part in an remake of an old Cop show. They can't be going with a comedy for this!!??

No Angel said...

No matter who they get. They'll never be as hot as Tom.

Cubaboy said...

I work with a girl called Magnum because she has a tache....we laugh at her behind her back

Copernicus said...

Apparently, Selleck has agreed to let his moustache appear in his absence. The Producers went over to his house with a specialist barber, acquired it, paid a hefty fee, placed it carefully on a velvet cushion in a Titanium box and they are now bringing it all over Hollywood, Cinderella style.

The actor whose upper lip it fits shall be the chosen one.

Vince Vaughan would not be a good Magnum by this or any other criterion.

Lt. Colonel Creedon said...

Well as much as I like Stiller, Vince Vaughan would fit the bill (and the tache) much better.

Civilian Overseer said...

Damn it all, you're missing the point you will fill the shoes of the real star of the show, "Robin Masters"