For the Dukes of Hazzard movie remake, the parts of Bo, Luke, and Daisy have all been officially cast. As had been widely rumored, Daisy will be played by Jessica Simpson. Not a bad choice, depending on the rest of the cast. But here’s the problem – Johnny Knoxville and Seann William Scott have been cast as Bo & Luke. I won’t pretend that the original series was some paramount of high class and acting, but this casting decision makes me think of a movie full of fart jokes and slapstick humor. Consider further that the director has brought us such quality films as “Super Troopers” and “Club Dread”, and such a fate seems inescapable.
Either way, I doubt this movie will lose money. It’s one of those guaranteed paychecks. But you’d think after seeing how well a movie can do when it respects its source material (X-Men/Spiderman/Lord of the Rings) instead of pumping out mindless MTV tripe (Starsky & Hutch, Charlie’s Angels), they’d choose to take the higher road and make MORE money.