This group of producers making this movie don't own the rights to Modesty Blaise. Or Lady Penelope. Or Velvet or Cherry Delight or the Miss From S.I.S. or Coffey or Lady Dynamite or anyone else you might care to offer up as a replacement.
|Posted: 18 July 2019 at 2:43am | IP Logged | 2
They own 007 and have cast the part with Lashana Lynch, because it was their role to cast. It was their movie to make and this is the one they chose.
If any of you, Koroush, this offer extends to you specifically, if any of you want to option Modesty Blaise and cast the part with a black actress as a social experiment, please do so with all haste. I would love to see another head-to-head NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN/OCTOPUSSY confrontation at the box office. That kind of thing doesn't happen often enough.
Yeah, it'll be expensive and "Too hard," but really, you're seeking to preserve the dignity of entire races and genders here, by manfully protecting them from being given roles that, by all rights, ought to go to White men, right? You certainly would know better than Lashana Lynch, for example, whether or not they are being insulted with these starring roles in billion-dollar franchises.
Now I think what would be insulting to someone would be the intimation that they're being hired for "the wrong reasons," that they're headlining a tentpole franchise with more that 50 years of history behind it because of quotas and political niceties. I mean, it's not as if they've earned it, right? I think I'd be more insulted by that than by being given the starring role in a major motion picture.
But no, you are their champion. You wish to save them from the degradation of scraps from the white man's table or somesuch idiocy, right? You are telling them to go to the back of the line, come up with their own franchise, and star in those films for 50 years before they can be said to have reached this point. How they must love you for your concern.
So, pony up, people. Let's see those greenbacks. Because the producers of 007 are putting their money where their mouths are. Yeah, let's face it; you're not going to make your cash back on a Modesty Blaise film, but it is the principle of the thing that counts here, is it not? And remember, according to Koroush, the man with the economics degree, making "more $$$" is a BAD thing.