Ocean’s Twelve May just Have Starred Paul Newman And Robert Redford


Within the early days of the improvement of “Ocean’s Twelve,” sooner than screenwriter George Nolfi got here on board to put in writing it, Ted Griffin used to be serious about the place the Ocean gang may pass from right here, and he looked to be nonetheless within the mindset of the texture of that first film. At the Script Aside podcast, he regarded again at his early concepts for the sequel and remembered the perception of constructing this the 3rd collaboration with Paul Newman and Robert Redford:

“It used to be if truth be told extra of an concept for a trailer, which used to be, you had George and Brad having an coffee in some sq. in Europe and having a dialog very similar to the only they’ve at Musso and Frank’s, like, ‘What, you suppose we’d like another?’ and Brad places up two palms. ‘Two extra.’ George says, ‘Who do you remember?’ And Brad issues, and you spot, crossing the sq. against them, Paul Newman and Robert Redford.”

Whilst a laugh in principle, I wonder whether this Hollywood callback would’ve been just a little too cutesy. Griffin admits, “Pitt is kind of, in some way, a duplicate of Redford [in terms of] his celebrity personality,” and Clooney would even pass directly to voice Newman in ultimate 12 months’s “The Ultimate Film Stars.” The suits are uncanny, however hanging a advantageous level on it would were too self-congratulatory. As for why it did not occur, Griffin says that “[S]omeone concerned within the film had an overly unhealthy courting with a kind of two males, and informed me, ‘Nah, it isn’t going to determine.'”

“Ocean’s Twelve” ended up having a much more ingenious and humorous meta storytelling component: Julia Roberts’ Tess pretending to be Julia Roberts. Delights me each unmarried time.



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