Inside Move: Remaking 1949’s Oscar-winner ‘King’

Ragin' Cajun Carville plays pic's maker

It’s the Kingfish, stupid.

James Carville, longtime Democratic strategist and pundit has teamed up with Phoenix Pictures chairman Mike Medavoy to hatch a remake of the 1949 Oscar winner “All the King’s Men.”

This time though, the story of a rural politician’s rise and corruption will be focused more narrowly.

“I think the emphasis on the first one was way too much on the king, and not enough on the king’s men — or women,” says Carville, “and I just think there’s a hell of a remake in it.”

Columbia Pictures has the rights to the original Robert Rossen-helmed adaptation of the Robert Penn Warren novel, and studio brass plan to meet with Carville, Medavoy and Phillips this week.

Carville, of course, is Louisiana’s other favorite son, who helped put Bill Clinton in the White House in 1993 with a laser-like focus on economic issues. He will now turn his formidable powers of persuasion on Col chairman Amy Pascal. The strategist is no stranger to Hollywood or to Medavoy, having helped make rain for Democrats for years, and having appeared in Phoenix’s 1996 biopic, “The People vs. Larry Flynt” as the prosecutor. More recently, he had a cameo in “Road Trip,” for helmer Todd Phillips, who is producing the remake with Medavoy.

“Louisiana happens to be the backdrop,” says Carville. “But it’s really a tale about human nature. It’s very complex. This is the kind of project that people will want to be involved with. “

More Film

  • Predator Comic-Con panel

    'The Predator' Teases Battling Aliens at Gory Comic-Con Panel

    It’s the Kingfish, stupid. James Carville, longtime Democratic strategist and pundit has teamed up with Phoenix Pictures chairman Mike Medavoy to hatch a remake of the 1949 Oscar winner “All the King’s Men.” This time though, the story of a rural politician’s rise and corruption will be focused more narrowly. “I think the emphasis on […]

  • Durban FilmMart, CaribbeanTales Push Co-Productions for

    Durban FilmMart, CaribbeanTales Push Co-Prod Opportunities for Women of Color

    It’s the Kingfish, stupid. James Carville, longtime Democratic strategist and pundit has teamed up with Phoenix Pictures chairman Mike Medavoy to hatch a remake of the 1949 Oscar winner “All the King’s Men.” This time though, the story of a rural politician’s rise and corruption will be focused more narrowly. “I think the emphasis on […]

  • New Line Comic Con

    Everything We Saw From 'It 2' During New Line's Scare Diego Comic-Con Presentation

    It’s the Kingfish, stupid. James Carville, longtime Democratic strategist and pundit has teamed up with Phoenix Pictures chairman Mike Medavoy to hatch a remake of the 1949 Oscar winner “All the King’s Men.” This time though, the story of a rural politician’s rise and corruption will be focused more narrowly. “I think the emphasis on […]

  • Lin Manuel MirandaVanity Fair Oscar Party,

    Lin-Manuel Miranda to Make Directorial Debut With 'Tick, Tick...Boom!'

    It’s the Kingfish, stupid. James Carville, longtime Democratic strategist and pundit has teamed up with Phoenix Pictures chairman Mike Medavoy to hatch a remake of the 1949 Oscar winner “All the King’s Men.” This time though, the story of a rural politician’s rise and corruption will be focused more narrowly. “I think the emphasis on […]

  • Mark Duplass

    Mark Duplass Apologizes for 'Disaster' Tweet Praising Ben Shapiro

    It’s the Kingfish, stupid. James Carville, longtime Democratic strategist and pundit has teamed up with Phoenix Pictures chairman Mike Medavoy to hatch a remake of the 1949 Oscar winner “All the King’s Men.” This time though, the story of a rural politician’s rise and corruption will be focused more narrowly. “I think the emphasis on […]

  • Enter The Dragon Bruce Lee

    How Bruce Lee's Star Rose in the U.S. After His Death

    It’s the Kingfish, stupid. James Carville, longtime Democratic strategist and pundit has teamed up with Phoenix Pictures chairman Mike Medavoy to hatch a remake of the 1949 Oscar winner “All the King’s Men.” This time though, the story of a rural politician’s rise and corruption will be focused more narrowly. “I think the emphasis on […]

  • Second Act

    Jennifer Lopez Reinvents Her Life in 'Second Act' Trailer

    It’s the Kingfish, stupid. James Carville, longtime Democratic strategist and pundit has teamed up with Phoenix Pictures chairman Mike Medavoy to hatch a remake of the 1949 Oscar winner “All the King’s Men.” This time though, the story of a rural politician’s rise and corruption will be focused more narrowly. “I think the emphasis on […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content