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Drew Barrymore Wants to Reboot Planes, Trains and Automobiles with Cameron Diaz

Barrymore says she needs to play a brand new incarnation of Del Griffith, John Candy’s character within the unique movie.


A dream function for Drew Barrymore could be to co-star alongside Cameron Diaz in a remake of the traditional Thanksgiving comedy Planes, Trains and Automobiles. Written and directed by the legendary John Hughes, Planes, Trains and Automobiles starred Steve Martin and John Candy as a pair of unlikely journey companions switching via totally different modes of transportation with the hopes of getting the previous dwelling in time for Thanksgiving dinner. Ever because the film was launched in 1987, it has remained fashionable with followers and is critical to observe at the very least as soon as yearly throughout the Thanksgiving vacation season.


You can depend Barrymore as a fan of the movie, a lot in order that she hopes to in the future be part of her personal gender-swapped model. While talking with 50 First Dates co-star Adam Sandler on The Drew Barrymore Show (through People), Barrymore talked about her want to remake Planes, Trains and Automobiles, revealing that she’s mentioned the likelihood with Cameron Diaz. She additionally says she’d beforehand spoken concerning the idea with Sandler, suggesting she’s been serious about the potential reboot for some time.

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“Her and I did discuss remaking Planes, Trains and Automobiles, and I was like, ‘Well, you know, Adam and I talk about that,'” Barrymore recounted.

Insisting she play a brand new incarnation of Del Wilkes, Barrymore added, “But also… I want to play John Candy.”

“Well… you could do a good Candy,” Sandler responded.

Related: Planes, Trains and Automobiles Is Being Celebrated as the Ultimate Thanksgiving Movie


Planes, Trains and Automobiles Already Has a Remake within the Works

Planes, Trains and Automobiles Remake Teams Will Smith and Kevin Hart

One impediment in Barrymore’s approach of getting her dream of remaking the movie is that the film already as a remake within the works. It was reported in 2020 {that a} new tackle the story is in growth with Kevin Hart and Will Smith starring within the lead roles. While Smith has endured some controversy this 12 months, there isn’t any indication presently that the challenge has folded, although it is unclear what the present standing is of the movie.

“Me and [Will Smith] have been talking about doing a movie for the longest time and we just [couldn’t] put our finger on what that movie was. So, for us to get to a point where we agree that said material was our project — because our personalities not only fit, but we could really pop in this situation — it was just a no-brainer,” Hart later said of why he needed to make the film with Smith.

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