Betty White Is “God," Literally

7/18/2010 Posted by Admin

Betty White Is “God,” Literally

Movie News

By our guest blogger, Matt Jussim

Uber-producer Jerry Weintraub has tried for a long time to mount a remake of the 1977 George Burns comedy "Oh God!," and it looks like it might finally happen. The reason why? Betty White.

According to Deadline, Weintraub just pitched the studio a new version of the film, with the currently red-hot White as the title character. Paul Rudd was pitched for the role of the hapless mortal John Denver played in the original.

Weintraub produced the original and has had experience on this front as he also produced both the original and the recent remake of "The Karate Kid." He has been trying for years to get it going, most recently with Ellen Degeneres attached for the lead.

There isn't a script for the project yet--just the pitch by Weintraub so far, but with all the success Betty White has been having this year, why not do it?

The deal for the film should be locked down in the coming weeks.

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  1. OST said...

    I hope she does it! I just love her and any film she's in, she steals the show!

  2. Cathy said...

    I hope she does! She is hysterical. They should change it up....let's put Sandra Bullock in the John Denver role! hahahaha