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Will There Be a Ferris Bueller Sequel???

A Ferris Bueller Sequel?

Ooooh, this could be so very good or so very, very bad.

There is a finished script being shopped in Hollywood for a sequel to the 1986 teen classic.

Titled “Ferris Bueller 2: Another Day Off,” the movie places Ferris on the eve of his 40th birthday. The script was written by Rick Rapier, a screenwriter based in Arizona. Rapier provided “Stuck in the ’80s” with an exclusive and complete copy of the 106-page script.

Is it good? I thought it was a blast. I read it in a single afternoon and was impressed with the care Rapier took with the original story and characters. The story has the same feel, humor and pace as the 1986 movie, which should please hard-core Ferris fans.

The movie fast-forwards Ferris’ life about 20 years. In the years since high school, Ferris has turned his carefree “Life Moves Pretty Fast” motto into a motivational self-help career — think Tony Robbins, only with a beret and sweater vest. His best friend Cameron is still at his side, managing his massive business.

But despite his phenomenal success, Ferris is a bit distracted on his 40th birthday (which, considering his massive fame, is being watched on pay-per-view TV by millions of devoted fans). He decides to take the day off, sending Cameron, his business associates and family into a frenzy.

The screenwriter hopes John Hughes will get back into the director’s chair, and that the original cast will come back for the sequel. They want to get Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Jennifer Grey and, of course, Ben Stein, whose character is now an airline gate representative.

Good idea?

Bad idea?

What do you think?

Who’s Hotter: Jason Schwartzman or Adrien Brody

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The two of them showed up in Beverly Hills last week to do a press conference for their upcoming Wes Anderson film, The Darjeeling Limited, which also stars Owen Wilson (but you can’t vote for him) and Natalie Portman (who is clearly hotter than any of these people).

So I’m looking through these pictures trying to decide which of them I should focus this post on. “Who’s hotter?” I asked myself. “Jason Schwartzman or Adrien Brody?” And what I decided is that I’m not sure. So I’m putting it to you guys. Let me know.

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Scarlett Johansson Is Seriously Coming Out with an Album of Tom Waits Covers

Scarlett Johansson Releasing Album of Tom Waits Covers

A part of me wanted to believe she was joking about that, but, if it’s a joke, she’s still running with it.

She’s been doing promotion for The Nanny Diaries, and recently did an interview with the AP about her upcoming projects. Says Scarlett:

I’ve always been a huge fan of Tom Waits and I had this kind of golden opportunity to make an album however I wanted and it’s kind of a dream chance. … Originally I thought that I would do an album of standards and I wanted to include a Tom Waits song. And I don’t know, I thought maybe everybody does standards, and so, I see Tom Waits as being kind of a composer of modern standards and so it seemed appropriate that I could interpret his songs. Obviously, it’s not an album where I’m trying to sound like him. It would be impossible. He writes such beautiful songs and incredible melodies and they’re so cinematic and kind of open-ended so I felt like it would be something that I could be inspired by.

She was asked if she considered herself Woody Allen’s new muse, and responded with:

We both kind of think that term is so bizarre. You know, it’s not like I come bring him inspiration when he’s got writer’s block at 3 in the morning. We like to work together. It’s an easy working relationship and a really nice friendship, so it works out. But I don’t know if it goes much further than that.

And as to whether or not the 22-year-old will continue to avoid DUIs and jail time:

I don’t think necessarily that there’s trouble looming around the corner for everyone involved in this industry. … I have a really wonderful family that’s very supportive. Luckily I never really struggled with any kind of, I don’t know, image problems or addictions. You know, I think it’s not just people in Hollywood … It’s kind of part of just growing up and growing up in the world that we live in today where everything is so available and so fast-paced. It’s hard I think for a lot of youths to avoid these pitfalls. Obviously the availability of whatever it may be, whether it’s drugs or alcohol or partying or whatever, is dangerous for people who are prone to addiction or that kind of lifestyle. I’m just fortunate enough to never have had that inclination. I guess I attribute that to my parents and friends and the way I was raised.