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Streep in "Manchurian" remake; "X-Files" movie news

January 20th, 2003

It seems that Meryl Streep has signed on to be a part of the Manchurian Candidate remake. The project has also appealed to the likes of producer Scott Rudin as well as Denzel Washington and director Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs). The original Manchurian Candidate was, of course, directed by John Frankenheimer in 1962 and starred Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, and Angela Lansbury and depicted the horrors of soldiers brain-washed into committing assassinations.

Across the pond, Gillian Anderson was on the popular British radio show, Desert Island Discs, with Sue Lawley, on the BBC's Radio 4. The actress talked quite positively about future X-Files movies and that it could become a franchise on the big screen in the same vein as Star Trek. The first X-Files feature film debuted in June of 1998 to glowing reviews and lucrative box-office.

Matthew Dalton

Source: Dark Horizons