Monday, June 19, 2006

Next "Dukes" movie gets underway

The rumors have been running rampant on the Internet for the past several weeks, but now the story is turning a bit more official. Another "Dukes of Hazzard" movie is on its way, and it will be a "prequel" movie to last year's movie, with a mostly new cast.

Jonathan Bennett, who even had a role on John Schneider's latest show "Smallville," has been cast as Bo Duke. He's done a smattering of other TV appearances, including the WB / CW's "Veronica Mars." His counterpart, Luke Duke, will be Randy Wayne, who's had a recurring role on ABC's new "Sons & Daughters." They're both 25, nice and young enough for this take on the cousins when they first come to Hazzard County and get busted for moonshinin'. Their cousin Daisy will be played by April Scott, who's done some modeling (particularly on SoapNet's "SoapTalk").

BRBTV will try to tactfully remain quiet about the casting of the beautiful Sherilyn Fenn as Lulu Hogg. (We always loved Lulu, and we always loved Fenn as the irrepressible Audrey in "Twin Peaks" -- but holy cow, talk about universes colliding!) Willie Nelson will return as Uncle Jesse. Christopher McDonald will take over the role of Boss Hogg. He's done a whole lotta TV, and Kryptonian fans will know him as the voice of Jor-El in the "Justice League" and "Superman" animated series. Adam Shulman, who (appropriately enough) looks to be a newbie in the biz, will play Enos.

With Robert Berlinger at the helm and a script by Shane Morris, the film is currently titled "The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning" and scheduled for 2007 release.

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