Matt Helm movie update

The News In Film Web site reports that Gary Ross is close to being named to direct a new Matt Helm movie.

An excerpt:

According to The Playlist, George Clooney and Jon Hamm were considered for the title character, but eliminated for separate reasons. Bradley Cooper (The Hangover, The A-Team) is the front runner for the lead. That guy must have a phenomenal agent, he’s popping up in contention for everything. He’s not exactly the modern Dean Martin, the star of the campy 60’s movies.

The Playlist refers to another Web site which RAN THIS STORY.

In any case, Ross has directed movies such as Seabiscuit and Pleasantville. This is the first mention that Bradley Cooper is supposedly the leading contenter to play Matt Helm, the no-nonsense counter-assassin created by author Donald Hamilton who saw five of his Helm novels adapted (loosely) into four movies between 1966 and 1969 starring Dean Martin.

We’ll see how all this turns out.

3 Responses

  1. Pleasantvile is one of my favorite film .
    Not sure however how to ‘ market ‘ a 21rst Century Matt Helm flick though …Or perhaps use the easy ‘ Get Smart ‘ way ( latest movie incarnation, that is ) …

  2. nice movie :thumbup:

  3. I’m still waiting on latest news on the latest Matt Helm film. Matt Damon would be perfect as Matt Helm. Has anybody heard anything? Just wondering!

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