Monday, July 21, 2008

Robert Downey, Jr., To Star In Remake of Papillon?


A favorite old book and a favorite old movie, which starred my favorite actor, Steve McQueen.

With the passage of time more information has come to light about Henri Charriere, the real Papillon, and it's the consensus that he made up some of his described exploits, or hijacked them from lesser-known convicts. He wrote a good story, though.

Trivia: Aubrey/Maturin author Patrick O'Brien did the English translation of Papillon.

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