I'm not exactly sure what's going on with Hollywood right now, but the urge for remaking everything and anything is REAL.
Imagine my surprise (or perhaps on second thought, I should have have seen this coming I suppose), when I found out that Sony and Red Wagon are making a new Stuart Little film.
Part of me is wondering if Hollywood has run out of original ideas, as our generation can't seem to get enough of Jurassic Park, Mad Max, RoboCop, and so forth. The other part of me is screaming "rodents represent!"
It's true that we already have three Stuart Little films following the cute little mouse, as well as an animated series, but this time creators are hoping to have a "hybrid live-action/animation take in the vein of John Hughes." I'm a huge fan of 80s brat pack films, but I feel rather dubious at the thought of this odd combination.
Since we're all on that nostalgic kick, have you ever wondered what the cast of Stuart Little is up to nowadays? We have the answers for you!
1. Michael J. Fox
Following Films: Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Stuart Little 2, Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild, The Magic 7, Drew: The Man Behind the Poster, Annie, Back in Time, Scrubs, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Michael J. Fox Show
Fun Fact: In 1991, Fox began to show signs of Parkinson's disease, but wasn't diagnosed until the following year. He created The Michael J. Fox Foundation to help with every research path to curing the disease, which also includes embryonic stem cell studies.
2. Geena Davis
Following Films: Stuart Little 2, Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild, Accidents Happen, Exit 19, In a World..., When Marnie Was There, Me Him Her, Will & Grace Commander in Chief, Coma, Grey's Anatomy, Dob McStuffin
Fun Fact: Davis is also a gifted musician. She grew up playing piano, flute, and organ. She even organ well enough to serve as an organist at her Congregationalist church in Wareham as a teenager.
3. Hugh Laurie
Following Films: Randall and Hopkirk, Maybe Baby, Famly Guy, Spooks, Stuart Little 2, The Young Visiter, Fortysomething, Stuart Little: The Animated Series, Flight of the Phoenix, House, Valient, The Big Empty, Street Kings, Monsters vs. Aliens, Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space, The Simpsons, Mister Pip, Copper Bottom Blues, Tomorrowland, Veep, The Night Manager
Fun Fact: Laurie is another actor who partakes in playing various instruments, including piano, guitar, drums, harmonica, and saxophone. He released a blues album with Warner Bros. records called Let Them Talk, which was released in Europe in 2011.
4. Jonathan Lipnicki
Following Films: The Little Vampire, Like Mike, Stuart Little 2, When Zachary Beaver Came to Town, The L.A. Riot Spectacular, For the Love of Money, Tag, Bering Sea Beast, Bad Asses, Dawson's Creeke, Family Guy, Monk, Glenn Martin DDS, Family Tools
Fun Fact: Lipnicki trains in mixed martial arts. Have you seen that six pack?
Please don't mistake my weariness for negativity; I love being proven wrong! However, the direction for this film is such a strange mix, and I just feel like we have more stories to tell instead of repeating ones we have already exhausted to the ground.