Richard Gere has a busy weekend ahead of him. The Golden Globe winning actor’s latest film, Brooklyn’s Finest hits theaters today and news of his next project State of the Union is overflowing on the net. It turns out that Jessica Biel may be signing on to be his co-star in the Garry Marshall remake according to Coming Soon.
State of the Union was a 1948 film directed by the legendary Frank Capra, and starred Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy. It was a political drama that centered on an estranged married couple who must reunite to aid the husband’s Presidential campaign.
The screenplay has already been adapted by Rod Lurie who previously wrote the political drama The Contender back in 2000 as well as the short-lived TV series, “Commander in Chief.” Lurie is definitely someone who can write for powerful women, but can Jessica Biel handle his dialogue?
Nothing has been confirmed regarding her casting, but Gere is attached to star in the lead previously played by Tracy. Also, Annette Bening has been rumored to star opposite him as his wife. That’s a pairing that makes sense. It’s not clear who Biel would play, but it better not be the Hepburn role because that would be disrespectful to the late actress. Hopefully, this is all theoretical because there’s a big part of me that doesn’t want this film to be remade at all.
What do you think about Garry Marshall remaking State of the Union? Who do you want to see cast in the lead roles?