http://filmforce.ign.com/superman/ar.../368800p1.html Jeffrey Wells' column Hollywood Confidential debuted at its new home, Kevin Smith's MoviePoopShoot.com, with a doozy of a report about Miramax's Truth, Justice, and the American Way. That project is about the life and mysterious death of actor George Reeves, best known for portraying the title role in the 1950s TV classic, Adventures of Superman. The roughly $20 million dollar indie pic will be produced and directed by Mark and Michael Polish (Twin Falls, Idaho) from an original screenplay by Paul Bernbaum. Filming could begin this December or January. (An interview with Bernbaum about the film can be found here.) Variety reported last year that "Bernbaum's script details both the botched investigation into Reeves' mysterious 1959 death in Hollywood as well as, through flashbacks, the actor's complex relationship with the iconic role that propelled him to stardom." While Reeves' death was officially ruled a suicide by gunshot, that hasn't stopped many, including Reeves' own agent Arthur Weissman, to speculate that the thesp was murdered as a result of his womanizing ways. (Go read Bill Kelly's "Who Killed Superman?" for an insightful overview of the case.) The focus of Wells' column, though, is on the behind-the-scenes casting brouhaha over who should portray Reeves. Miramax is keen on John Travolta for the role (and he's apparently entertaining the idea) whereas the filmmakers want Twin Peaks' Kyle MacLachlan. MacLachlan just worked with the Polish brothers on their upcoming film, Northfolk. The studio, however, is reportedly less than enthusiastic about MacLachlan as he's not considered a bankable star. A counter-argument to that is that Reeves' won't be the film's main character (he's primarily seen in flashback) and that the cast already includes some "name" actors. ------------------------------------------------------------ There is no way I could see John Travolta as George Reeves imo where as Fraser could actually pull it off. I am not too sure about MacLachlan either.