Despite not one single solitary positive review for any of Marshall’s recent holiday romantic comedies, an anonymous source at Warner Brothers admitted the films, “made just too damn much money, we had to let Garry remake this!”
“We’re really thrilled to get going on ‘Groundhog Day!’ because it’s a romantic comedy that has an environmental message, too,” the source said. “That combination is rare these days, with the notable exception of ‘The King’s Speech.’ But even that film, I think, you really had to look hard to find the message. But we’re excited!”
Within 15 minutes of making the announcement, several of the stars linked to the film Tweeted their excitement for the project including Ashton Kutcher, who tweeted, “cant w8 2 du another Rom-Com w/ my boi G Marshall!!!!! G-hog Days gonna be HUUGE!!”
“Glee’s” Lea Michelle also expressed her excitement, tweeting, “Hoping the money’s right for this 1, and that I have the time, but really looking 4ward to it!”
Representatives for Jessica Biel released a statement saying how excited she is that “not only will I be in the next Garry Marshall film, but I’m also engaged to the love of my life, Justin Timberlake. Just wanted to remind everybody, we’re engaged. So hands off. He’s mine girls. You’ve been warned. Stay the hell away.”
Cary Elwes, Topher Grace, Taylor Swift, Hilary Swank, Michelle Pfeiffer, Alyssa Milano, Zac Efron, George Lopez, Jamie Foxx and Kathy Bates, none of whom had any connection at all to the first “Groundhog Day,” also have inexplicably been cast in this one.
The script, written by the same poor soul who wrote the Holiday-themed films “Valentine’s Day,” “New Year’s Eve” and “Arbor Day,” Katherine Fugate, was completed during a red-eye flight from Seattle to New York last Thanksgiving. Filming is scheduled to begin at the end of May with a release date tentatively scheduled for mid-January next year, just in time for Groundhog Day 2013.