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I might be really showing my age here, but I’m going to go ahead and say it anyway — Fried Green Tomatoes is one of the best movies ever, and if you haven’t read the book, OMG — I don’t know that we can still be friends.
Seriously, the movie AND the book are in my top 10 films and reads EVER — they are just that good.
NOW, we are learning that there is going to be a Fried Green Tomatoes series on NBC (it’s in the works) starring Reba McEntire, and I’m straight-up giddy!!
McEntire will play Idgie Threadgoode, the main character in the story. This time around, Idgie has returned to Whistle Stop in the present day, and she must come to terms with the fact that everything has changed — but perhaps NOTHING has changed at the same time.
We don’t have a heck of a lot more information about this project.
We know that they are wanting it to be an hour-long show in the drama category — and I can’t not flipping wait to see how it turns out!!
We also know a whole lot about who will produce and executive produce. If you are keen on knowing all that info, it is as follows.
McEntire will executive produce in addition to starring, with Jennifer Cecil attached to write and executive produce. Lear, who was an executive producer on the “Fried Green Tomatoes” film, and his producing partner Brent Miller will executive produce under their Act III Productions banner. Fannie Flagg, author of the original novel and co-writer of the film’s screenplay, will also executive produce. Universal Television will serve as the studio.Yahoo Entertainment
I personally don’t care WHO is writing and producing, as long at it stays as awesome and true to the book and the film as the show can possibly get!! I HATE it when they totally deviate from a story, and lose the essence of it all together.
If, for some reason you have not seen the film, it is currently showing on the Showtime streaming network.
p.s. you can get a free preview week, watch the movie, and then cancel the subscription before it charges you.
If you have not read the book — stop what you are doing RIGHT NOW, go to the Amazon website, and get the book! Don’t talk to me until you have it read.
ONLY at that point, will you be ready for the Fried Green Tomatoes show that is coming to NBC. *Smile*
I will bring you more information on this soon-to-be show, just as quickly as we learn more. TAWANDA!!
See a trailer for the original movie below.
If you are wanting some good movies to watch until this Ah-mazing series drops, you can check out this list of 30 Must-Watch movies.