Friday, July 15, 2005

Hazards Ahead For ‘Dukes Of Hazzard’ Movie?

SPERRYVILLE, Va. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The big screen remake of the Dukes of Hazzard is facing some hazardous criticism from one of the TV series’ original stars.

Ben Jones, who played Bo and Luke Duke’s trusty mechanic, Cooter, says after reading the script, he’s decided, “that movie is not a reflection of our’s not clean, family entertainment.”

He says the Jessica Simpson/Johnny Knoxville remake is full of “twentysomething slacker toilet humor” and the only similarity it shares with the TV series is “the General Lee and Daisy’s shorts.”

Jones also says the flick is miscast. If he were the one making the decisions, he would have hired Danny DeVito to play Boss Hogg instead of giving the role to Burt Reynolds.

He also feels Nashville folks like Faith Hill and Tim McGraw would depict the Duke cousins more accurately.

As for the script, Jones says, “these folks don’t seem to realize you can’t spoof a spoof.”

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