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Brad Pitt and Ryan Reynolds want to smell Gunsmoke

02.04.2010

CBS Films is planning a feature film based on the longest-running (pre-"Simpsons") TV series ever, the classic Western show GUNSMOKE.

And it sounds like a lot of big-name actors want to strap on the sixguns to play Dodge City lawman Matt Dillon. High on the studio's list are Brad Pitt (who already roamed the West as Jesse James) and Ryan Reynolds -- both of whom are supposedly interested -- along with several other actors. Curiously, Matt Dillon has not received a call.

Actor James Arness previously spent 20 seasons protecting the frontier town from bandits, saloon brawls, cattle rustling, gunfights and all sorts of shady characters.

Bear in mind that no director is involved yet, so unless an attached actor brings enough A-list clout to the "package", this all remains speculation.

Extra Tidbit: Other main roles from the show that would need to be filled include town physician Doc Adams and tavern owner Miss Kitty Russell -- may I suggest "Mad Men" firetop Christina Hendricks, preferably in a cleavage-baring corset?
Source: LA Times

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9:40PM on 02/05/2010

death toll

My recollection is at least 2 guys were shot to death per episode. Multiply by twenty years. Minimum 500 kills for Matt alone is my guess. If anyone knows the real number please post it.
My recollection is at least 2 guys were shot to death per episode. Multiply by twenty years. Minimum 500 kills for Matt alone is my guess. If anyone knows the real number please post it.
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5:31PM on 02/05/2010

Didn't see the Tidbit

Oh hell yeah, Hendricks could totally rock the role of Miss Kitty.
Oh hell yeah, Hendricks could totally rock the role of Miss Kitty.
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11:46AM on 02/05/2010
I'm saying I would enjoy seeing it try...
I'm saying I would enjoy seeing it try...
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11:42AM on 02/05/2010
You really think a corset could CONTAIN Christina Hendricks?!
You really think a corset could CONTAIN Christina Hendricks?!
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4:49AM on 02/05/2010
I love Christina Hendricks. I have ever since I saw her on FIREFLY.
I love Christina Hendricks. I have ever since I saw her on FIREFLY.
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3:15AM on 02/05/2010
How about Matt Dillon as Matt Dillon?
How about Matt Dillon as Matt Dillon?
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2:57AM on 02/05/2010
I luv the idea-even if nothing becomes of this news flash. "Gunsmoke" was the best of the western t.v. series over these many decades.
I luv the idea-even if nothing becomes of this news flash. "Gunsmoke" was the best of the western t.v. series over these many decades.
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2:10AM on 02/05/2010

CUD B COOL?

Westerns r hit or miss 4 me so I gotta w8 b4 I can judge
Westerns r hit or miss 4 me so I gotta w8 b4 I can judge
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1:22AM on 02/05/2010
I sense that they're going to seriously turn this in to an action adventure centered on Matt Dillon when really it was more about Dillon and the town he protected. Dillon was married to his job, he hated to kill, and he solved his problems with his wits before using a gun.

I could see Brad Pitt, but not Ryan Reynolds.
I sense that they're going to seriously turn this in to an action adventure centered on Matt Dillon when really it was more about Dillon and the town he protected. Dillon was married to his job, he hated to kill, and he solved his problems with his wits before using a gun.

I could see Brad Pitt, but not Ryan Reynolds.
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12:32AM on 02/05/2010
I would love for the two of them to be in this. I could imagine them having great chemistry between one another and I am a big fan of both of these guys so I'll go see anything that they are in...especially a western.
I would love for the two of them to be in this. I could imagine them having great chemistry between one another and I am a big fan of both of these guys so I'll go see anything that they are in...especially a western.
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12:19AM on 02/05/2010
Westerns are cool. Pitt is cool. Reynolds is cool. The Gunsmoke arcade game was cool. Never watched the show though. Cool. Ayupyupyup.
Westerns are cool. Pitt is cool. Reynolds is cool. The Gunsmoke arcade game was cool. Never watched the show though. Cool. Ayupyupyup.
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11:56PM on 02/04/2010

I love westerns.

That is all.
That is all.
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10:54PM on 02/04/2010
Given his work in Jesse James Id love to see Pitt in more westerns.
Given his work in Jesse James Id love to see Pitt in more westerns.
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