Brad Pitt plans remake of East of Eden
Di, 19.08.2003, Urban Aregger
Brad Pitt is seriously thinking of remaking the cult film «East of Eden». In 1955 director Elia Kazan successfully made a movie version of the John Steinbeck novel. Now Pitt is negotiating with Steinbeck's heirs for the rights to the book.
Brad Pitt wants to do a remake of the cult film «East of Eden», but he's not alone. Since US talkshow host Oprah Winfrey publicly recommended John Steinbeck's classic novel, it has shot to the No. 2 spot on Amazon's bestseller list. In true Hollywood style, various producers are now trying to cash in on the craze, including Brad Pitt and his wife Jennifer Aniston - although it has not yet been determined whether Pitt would also star. James Dean had the lead in the original and died a few days after the premiere in a car crash.