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Ferris Bueller sequel gets endorsement from Ben Stein

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February

ben_stein.jpgFerris Bueller, you're my hero. But if you want a second life on screen, you need to find more heroes in Hollywood. Start with Ben Stein, the actor who played the nasally economic teacher in the 1986 film.

"I want to be in it; I want to be in anything," Stein said of a Ferris Bueller sequel, according to MSNBC.com.

As Stuck in the '80s exclusively reported, a completed script for a Ferris Bueller sequel has been making the rounds in Hollywood for several years now. But the project got new energy when Honda produced its Super Bowl commercial featuring Matthew Broderick reprising his famous role.

Stein, whose turned his bit cameo in the movie into a mini acting career, says he should have appeared in the commercial as well.

"They had a guy imitating my voice, they should've had me in it," Stein told TMZ. "Just my humble opinion, but I think they used my voice, they should give me a top of the line Toyota -- I mean, Honda!"

Screenwriter Rick Rapier, who penned the sequel (of which I have a copy too), says he still can't comment on the status of his beloved screenplay. "I can't go public with the developments on my end or else risk fouling things," he wrote me via e-mail. "But once I can, I would love to talk about it with you publicly."

For the record, Ben, there is a cameo role for you already written written into Rapier's script.

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[Last modified: Monday, February 13, 2012 3:54pm]

    

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