Pitt for prat?
November 25, 2003 - 11:31AM
[quote]Brad Pitt has emerged as the unlikely favourite to take on Ricky Gervais’ role as David Brent in a US remake of British television series The Office, ananova.com reports.
Ironically, Gervais has joked that either Pitt or George Clooney should play him in the US version.
However, TV bosses seem to have taken him seriously, and have approached Pitt to take on the role.[/quote]
For the life of me I don’t understand this phenomenon. Why is it that any good movie or series has to be put back through an American lens to be projected at an American audience?
I was mortified to see Mad Max on the box here and discover to my utter disgust that it had been DUBBED! Ok, the accents were thick as blowflies and it might have taken a little concentration to catch SOME of what was being said but really to dub the whole movie?
Think of the stream of series that have gone from England to the US. Off the top of my head I can think of Man About the House, Till Death us do Part and Steptoe and Son. Then of course you have the plethora of perfectly good Japanese and European movies.
I’m not taking the piss I’m intrigued.
Here we go again, great English series to be totally remade and while I like Brad Pitt . . . playing David Brent?
A very vexed HG