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The Untouchables Prequel – In need of a young Capone

August 3, 2009 by rtm

I realize the irony given what I said in my previous post, but if there’s ever a follow-up to a film I’m rather excited about, it’d be The Untouchables: Capone Rising. I thought the 1987’s The Untouchables was one of the best crime dramas with a classic David vs. Goliath story set in the prohibition era. It took 20 years for Brian De Palma to announce he’s going to do a follow-up (but as a prequel) to the film. In 2006, the director announced that he’d be back to helm the prequel, which would center on the story of the notorious Chicago mobster’s rise to power and his relationship with the Irish-American cop Jimmy Malone. Nicholas Cage was cast as the young Capone, opposite Scottish (but of Irish-descent) Gerard Butler as Malone. Though Capone was such a powerful character (which De Niro depicted masterfully), the heart of the film belonged to Malone as Eliot Ness’ mentor. So I was excited to learn that the prequel script explores how Malone wasn’t always the good, incorruptible cop. In fact, he was just as crooked as the rest until he realized the reach of Capone’s power and had a change of heart. That would’ve been another great classic, especially when De Palma promised to keep it consistent with the original, using the same score from Ennio Morricone and the same Chicago locations.

Alas, Nicholas Cage has since bailed due to ’scheduling conflict,’ which caused the entire project to be in limbo for nearly three years. I completely forgot about it until this past weekend when I read a page-long interview with Butler in the August issue of Total Film. He expressed his regret that since Cage walked off, the project’s been put in the back burner. ‘It’s the best script I’ve ever read, so it’s kind of sad,’ he said. Sounds like he’s still keen on doing the project though, which is a good thing.

I don’t exactly feel sorry that Cage walked off, for one he’s sort of lost his ’serious actor’ card long ago ever since he did Ghost Rider, Bangkok Dangerous, Knowing, etc. Besides, Cage would’ve been too old for the role—if they follow the chronology right, if Malone is about late 30s in the prequel, Capone would need to be somewhere in the mid 20s. There was rumor circulating that perhaps Cage didn’t want to share equal screen time with less-known Butler as the script required. Whatever the reason, I hope they find the right actor to play Capone. I can see their conundrum, considering how tough it was to even get De Niro for the original. Whoever they cast would not only need to look the part, but also has the acting chops to pull off such a complex role, as well as some box office prowes to help sell a movie. As fitting as Butler would be for the role of Jimmy Malone, his isn’t a big enough marquee name to carry the flick on his own buff shoulders.

There are some interesting suggestions in response to Ain’t It Cool report on this back in ‘07, some better that others, but not sure any of them could live up to De Niro, IMO. What do you think folks, are you hot or cold on this project? And who do you think should play the young Capone?

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Thanks Barb!

I still keep tabs on this movie and still hope that Gerry will do it! But no matter how hard I try I can't think of anyone who could carry off Capone... :tantrum:

Who do you think could play Capone?

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:wave:

oh HOT HOT HOT I really want this movie to get made :wave::wave: Capone...well I thought Toby Maguire a long while ago but I know he's a bit shorter than the trade mark bouncer Capone but Freddy Rodriguez could easily pull off the acting ....he's a Chicago man and he's an amazing actor. :wave::wave:

Whatever I'm glad this movie is still a work in progress...

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:wave:

GB is definitely attached to the project isn't he? He has to play Malone.... :wave: Its' just they need to get a really good actor to play Capone.....Freddy Rodriguez......forget the height and how tall is DeNiro? and you have your actor.....IMO :wave:

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I was so excited when this news first broke out and I guess it's one of those things where we have to wait forever for just like BURNS

I WISH he does this too :)

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LEO DICAPRIO! He totally has the acting chops and lets face it ....the star power! I really hope this gets picked back up....

:wave: Frannie

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I agree with Leo....I think he and Gerry would work great together......I am still praying for this movie to happen....I would die for Gerry to be in Chicago......I WOULD NEVER make a nuisance of myself or "stalk" Gerry, but I would definately make the 300 mile trip from my home in Central Illinois just to try and catch a glimpse of Gerry in person....it would probably prove to be my only chance of ever getting remotely close to him........I believe I having a standing reservation with Miss Cassie when and if this dream ever happens.

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LEO DICAPRIO! He totally has the acting chops and lets face it ....the star power! I really hope this gets picked back up....

:wave: Frannie

I can get on board with that.

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With Gerry's "star power" rising, I would think this could be back on if they could find an adequate actor for the part. What about Robert Pattison?

D

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With Gerry's "star power" rising, I would think this could be back on if they could find an adequate actor for the part. What about Robert Pattison?

D

As Capone? No way ... Jensen Ackles?

:D

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I know that's a joke, Lisa.

Hey if someone can suggest Robert Pattinson for Capone, I'm playing the Winchester card! :lmao:

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Isn't Capone suppose to be in his twenties in this story? I think Pattinson would be perfect. He's got the eye brow thing going on that Capone had and that look of danger. There ya go.

D

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Isn't Capone suppose to be in his twenties in this story? I think Pattinson would be perfect. He's got the eye brow thing going on that Capone had and that look of danger. There ya go.

D

He doesn't have the edge needed, though. See, at least my guy has the edge! :lol:

Seriously, I can't think of any new young actor who could pull it off. They're all too "pretty" to be Capone. Luckily, DiCaprio still looks young and could probably do the role very well.

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I'm making a prediction....It's gonna be LD! :kisswink: He kinda reminds me of Gerry because he changes his appearance all the time for different roles and he plays the the Hell out of them... That's my story and I'm sticking to it!! :cunning:

:wave: Frannie

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I adore Leo and think he's one of the greatest actors of our time. I'm not a fan of Pattinson but I think he would play better off of Gerry. Or how about Shia LeBeouf? That's even better!

D

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I adore Leo and think he's one of the greatest actors of our time. I'm not a fan of Pattinson but I think he would play better off of Gerry. Or how about Shia LeBeouf? That's even better!

D

Whether or not these kids would play well off Gerry isn't the issue. It's whether or not they could pull of playing someone like Al Capone, and I just don't see Shia doing it either. He's too baby-faced.

I'm sure there's someone who could do it; I just can't think of who. Has to be someone with more of an edge, a little darker, brooding type. Hmmmmm.

Edited by phoenixgirl

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Okay....I'm gonna ask...Who is pattinson? I'm not much of a movie goer...um unless it's our guy!! ;)

:cunning: Frannie

Edited by ladyfran

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Okay....I'm gonna ask...Who is pattinson? I'm not much of a movie goer...um unless it's our guy!! ;)

:cunning: Frannie

The kid who plays Edward in the Twilight movies.

Here are some maybes ... (minus Rob)

http://themovie-fanatic.com/index.php/may_...ition/tmf-top10

Edited by phoenixgirl

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Sorry.....he's way to purty to do AC! I think a little too young or at least he looks it. What is he about 19 or 20? Nope...don't see it!

:wave: Frannie

Thanks Lisa for the link BTW!

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The search is over! I found one ...

Ben Barnes!!! :lol: Prince Caspian ... yeah, he's pretty but I bet you he could do it. Dirty him up a bit and he can have that intensity needed.

:confused: No?

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I agree, I think Leo would be a great fit! He has great versatility. Hmmmmmm I'll have to think who else could pull it off.

Cheryl

eta: Maybe James McAvoy, if he could do a Chicago accent? Hey two scots in the lead roles!

Edited by Paisleyscot

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