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A Sequel To Holiday Classic It's A Wonderful Life Is In The Works

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11/19/2013 6:24 pm
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A Sequel To Holiday Classic It's A Wonderful Life Is In The Works
Media Courtesy of Variety

Lily Hiott-Millis

Staff Writer

This Christmas, when you're cuddling up with your family on the couch, watching It's A Wonderful Life, know that you have another Christmas present coming -- you'll have to wait until 2015, but it is coming. It's coming in the form of a sequel to that classic tear-jerker. They've decided on this 67 years after It's A Wonderful Life came out. The title of the new movie, rather unimaginatively, will be It's A Wonderful Life: The Rest Of The Story. We'll be seeing a return of one of the characters from the original in the form of Zuzu, George Bailey's daughter. You'll remember her as the tiny adorable girl with ringlets piled on the top of her head. The actress Karolyn Grimes was six when the movie originally came out. Grimes' famous line in the original was "Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings!” That seems appropriate now, seeing as the now 73-year-old actress will be playing an angel in the sequel. This will be Grimes' first film role since 1952. The family ties don't stop there -- the main character will be George Bailey's grandson, who goes by the same name. However, the plot is the inverse of the original story as it turns out, George Bailey Jr. isn't such a delightful person. As a result of this the angel Zuzu is sent to show him how much better off the world would be without him. Yup -- it's the complete opposite, so it might be less of a tear-jerker. However, Bob Farnsworth, one of the writers, insists that it carries the same moral. “The storyline of the new film retains the spirit of the original – every life is important as long as you have friends,” he said. Well, we'll see how that turns out. George Bailey won't be cast until February, so we'll have to wait and see if Bailey Jr. will have a similar likeness to James Stewart, the original protagonist. How do you feel about this? Will it be good? Or will it be more like Rumor Has It, the bomb of a sequel to The Graduate? We'll tell you more as soon as we know it!


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