I just watched Federico Fellini‘s 1957 masterpiece Nights of Cabiria this week for the very first time. Hollywood couldn’t have timed this crushing disappointment any better. Deadline (via The Playlist) is reporting that the Oscar-nominated Precious: Based On The Book ‘Push’ By Sapphire director Lee Daniels has “closed a deal” with WME to direct a remake of Cabiria.
No, no, no. Precious was decent, mostly due to the performance, but Daniels hardly showed any talent enough to qualify him to remake a Fellini film. If you are unfamiliar with Cabiria, it stars the excellent Giulietta Masina, as a prostitute in Rome. She is in the search for true love after constantly being disappointed by the men around her. Something I didn’t know that The Playlist points out, is Bob Fosse‘s musical Sweet Charity was based on the film and worked out. Still, Daniels is not the man for the job.
Do you think Daniels should be doing a Cabiria remake?
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