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The Big Chill to Be Remade With an All-Black Cast


The 1983 drama about the trials and tribulations about adulthood, The Big Chill, will be remade with a cast of black actors. Variety has the scoop:

The movie will likely be retitled, but the original script by Kasdan and Barbara Benedek will be used as a template; the storyline will be contemporized and the cast will be African-American.

The remake will stick closely to the original storyline, in which seven college friends reunite over a weekend at a South Carolina house for the funeral of a pal. As they get reacquainted, they become introspective about how their lives turned out.

Regina King (who I recently adored in Year of the Dog) is set to star in it and produce, along with her sister whose name is only one letter off, Reina King. The article also mentions that the cast will be in their 30s, so instead of waxing nostalgic about the 1960s, they'll discuss the 1990s.

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mamie59 mamie59 9 years
the big chill. all time favorite movie. love the part where they are all in the kitchen dancing around to music while they clean up. plus a few other moments that make ya say ***awe***.
pamela6116 pamela6116 10 years
Well that's going to be a waste of film. The original was such a tremendous success because of the surprising chemistry of the cast. And of course the soundtrack, which is still on rotation on my cd player! Whoever hasn't seen it, rent it! It's amazing!
msshellokitty msshellokitty 10 years
I never saw the original but it sounds like an interesting idea.
Padraigin Padraigin 10 years
That's the problem - why not make NEW movies? Doesn't anyone have any good ideas anymore?
Jinx Jinx 10 years
NOOOOOOOOOOOOO! This just isn't right! :(
klynnmorton klynnmorton 10 years
The original was great, by the way! Do people always say such ridiculous things...do you understand why they remake Oceans 11, why they continue to make Bond Movies, why Bewitched was made into a movie, or why Freaky Friday was remade? Same premise...to make it MODERN DAY, with people of color representing the original cast!
whiskeyrogue whiskeyrogue 10 years
what's the point in this? big chill is great as it is- they should just leave it alone!!!!
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 10 years
I still have to see the first Big Chill...
xxbrittney xxbrittney 10 years
I think this movie may be before my time cause I've never even heard of it but the remake deff sounds interesting
clarkware clarkware 10 years
I just don't see the point of remaking a classic movie.
JennaV JennaV 10 years
This sounds SO cool.
Aminah-Akalea Aminah-Akalea 10 years
Hmmmm....interesting, should be interesting to see indeed, hope its really funny too.:D
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