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Classic sitcom Green Acres is being developed as a feature film

05.02.2014

GREEN ACRES may be one of the sitcoms that never occurred to me to be a big screen feature but apparently someone thinks it is a good idea. The fish out of water comedy about New Yorkers who relocate to a farm in the Midwest is being adapted as both a feature film and a potential stage musical. GREEN ACRES ran on CBS for 6 years in the 1960s and may be better remembered for it's theme song than anything else.

The project will follow a long list of TV shows that have attempted to reboot themselves as feature films including THE BRADY BUNCH, DUKES OF HAZZARD, and THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES. Some have enjoyed moderate success but none have been bastions of quality film-making. While GREEN ACRES could conceivably make for a moderately good film, just reading the synopsis does not invoke much faith in the project.

The series revolved around the Douglases ó the level-headed Oliver, the straight man throughout the story and who is just trying to fulfill his dream of owning a farm, and his reluctant, foreign-born Park Avenue wife, Lisa, who tries to make the best of things as she bastardizes the English language to Oliverís constant irritation and corrections.

GREEN ACRES was best known for the kooky supporting characters, all stereotypes of rural areas. While such humor doesn't exactly require much creative writing, we have seen similar movies over the years including FOR RICHER OR POORER starring Tim Allen and Kirstie Alley and DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE MORGANS? starring Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker. If GREEN ACRES follows either of those films, there is no hope.

GREEN ACRES has no writer or director attached, yet, but don't hold out hope for it to be Wes Anderson or anyone of quality.

Source: Deadline

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1:34AM on 05/03/2014
Shame that there aren't any movies about Agriculture sector.wish Alexander payne or Cameron crowe directs it
Shame that there aren't any movies about Agriculture sector.wish Alexander payne or Cameron crowe directs it
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12:35AM on 05/03/2014

lol

"classic"
"classic"
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10:59PM on 05/02/2014
slowly hits head against wall
slowly hits head against wall
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9:53PM on 05/02/2014

Nope

I liked this okay as a kid. However, no way will a movie work this idea is done to death. It'll be over the top stupid I can picture it already. Next up: Petticoat Junction. Please NO.
I liked this okay as a kid. However, no way will a movie work this idea is done to death. It'll be over the top stupid I can picture it already. Next up: Petticoat Junction. Please NO.
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11:58PM on 05/02/2014
i dont know id be up for a little venture into hooterville lol
i dont know id be up for a little venture into hooterville lol
12:27AM on 05/03/2014
Lol, yes, what was I thinking? Something tells me that with the modern version we'd see a lot more than heads and shoulders peeking over that water tower. ;)
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Lol, yes, what was I thinking? Something tells me that with the modern version we'd see a lot more than heads and shoulders peeking over that water tower. ;)
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1:22AM on 05/03/2014
kate upton and sofia vergara come to mind lol
kate upton and sofia vergara come to mind lol
9:18PM on 05/02/2014
Into the "what? Why?" pile this goes.
Into the "what? Why?" pile this goes.
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7:35PM on 05/02/2014
Only two groups of people will be excited:
Octogenarians when they cast James Brolin, Stiffler's mom and an animated Arnold...
Or black people when they cast Cedric the Entertainer, Jamie Pressley and Martin Lawrence.
Only two groups of people will be excited:
Octogenarians when they cast James Brolin, Stiffler's mom and an animated Arnold...
Or black people when they cast Cedric the Entertainer, Jamie Pressley and Martin Lawrence.
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5:46PM on 05/02/2014
I'll only see it if John Waters can direct
I'll only see it if John Waters can direct
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11:59PM on 05/02/2014
damn now i would watch that
damn now i would watch that
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5:37PM on 05/02/2014

Soooooo

We going to see a Black comedy version of this? Starring Kanye and Kim?
We going to see a Black comedy version of this? Starring Kanye and Kim?
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8:45AM on 05/04/2014
Ah, the subtle capitalizing of the B in black. Otherwise I thought you were misusing the term black comedy.
Ah, the subtle capitalizing of the B in black. Otherwise I thought you were misusing the term black comedy.
5:33PM on 05/02/2014
It's totally possible to do a funny heartwarming version.
It's totally possible to do a funny heartwarming version.
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5:19PM on 05/02/2014
Not the worst TV show to movie idea. If they really go for what the show became. Hooterville became like some alien asylum where anything could happen and only Mr Douglas thought it was weird.
Not the worst TV show to movie idea. If they really go for what the show became. Hooterville became like some alien asylum where anything could happen and only Mr Douglas thought it was weird.
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