Sequel to 'It's a Wonderful Life' is barreling toward reality right now
If you thought planned sequels to Beetlejuice or Ghostbusters were resurrecting ancient history, peep this: There's a plan to make a follow-up to 1946's It's a Wonderful Life. Who cares if it's been 67 years since the original? People see it every year, so it's still fresh in their minds.
It's a Wonderful Life: The Rest of the Story will likely star Karolyn Grimes, who played Jimmy Stewart's daughter Zuzu in the original, as an angel showing George Bailey's grandson what the world would have been like had he never been born, Variety reports. This grandson, also named George Bailey, is supposed to be an unlikable sort, so the message already sounds jumbled. But hey, the kid who said "every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings" gets to play an angel, so the PR materials write themselves.
“The storyline of the new film retains the spirit of the original -- every life is important as long as you have friends,” producer and co-writer Bob Farnsworth said. Farnsworth's Hummingbird Productions and Star Partners are teaming up to make the flick, which has a screenplay but no cast. Jimmy Hawkins (Tommy Bailey) and Carol Coombs (Janie Bailey) are being courted to reprise their roles. Prepare to have your memories of a Hollywood classic permanently altered around Christmas 2015.