I'm putting this under "Dream Projects" as I'm sure the idea of Doris Day ever appearing in another feature length film was the stuff of, well, dreams. Doris Day reportedly lured out of retirement by Clint Eastwood
After a 47-year absence, Doris Day might be heading back to the big screen in a new film directed by Clint Eastwood.
The 91-year-old star of Calamity Jane has reportedly been in talks with Eastwood, her neighbour in Carmel Valley, California. According to German tabloid Bild, he presented her with a script on a recent visit.
It’s unknown what the role is but she is allegedly delighted with the opportunity and is involved in negotiations to make a return. She has allegedly made two demands: the film must be shot in Carmel and a cut of the profits must go to her animal welfare charity. Her last film was the 1968 romantic comedy With Six You Get Eggroll.
Eastwood, riding high off his biggest hit American Sniper, is working on a film based on the story of hero pilot Chesley Sullenberger, with Tom Hanks in the lead role. It’s not known if this is the film that Day is set to star in.
Day was known for roles in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Man Who Knew Too Much and romantic comedies Pillow Talk and Move Over, Darling. She was also famed for her singing career and long-running TV series The Doris Day Show. She turned down the role of Mrs Robinson in 1967’s The Graduate as she found the script “vulgar and offensive”.
Since retiring, Day has spent her time devoted to her charity, the Doris Day Animal Foundation. http://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/se ... t-eastwood
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