Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Hollywood stars Kurt Russell and Patrick Swayze have been signed up to play Paul and Barry Chuckle in the Hollwood feature-film adaptation of the long-running BBC children's television series.
The two actors are said to be delighted that the production is going ahead and have both flown to Britain to meet their British counterparts, actors Paul and Barry Elliot, who have played the Chuckle brothers since 1987.
According to publicity materials issued by Warner Bros, the studio behind the film "The Chucklevision movie will be both entertaining and irreverant. The Chuckle Brothers' antics will be fun for all the family to watch again and again." Asked as to why the original British actors were not considered for the $200 million project, Warners explained that their accents might prove "problematic" for American audiences, but promised the actors a cameo appearance in the film.
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