Samuel L. Jackson & Michael Caine Will Become 'Harry and the Butler'
by Ethan Anderton
November 6, 2013
The American Film Market is in full swing today, and while we won't be covering all of the projects that are being tossed around the movie sales gathering, there will undoubtedly be a couple that catch our eye. One project in particular comes from Spirit Films and Playground Entertainment in the form of Harry and the Butler, and the press release announcing the project has Samuel L. Jackson and Michael Caine in the respective title roles for a film that is being described as a heartwarming drama. George C. Wolfe (Lackawanna Blues) will direct the film from unknown writer Damian F. Slattery. So what's the story?
Harry and the Butler tells the story of Harry (Jackson), a one-time jazz virtuoso living in New Orleans who has given up on his dreams and now spends his days as the mechanic for a derelict rollercoaster and his nights in his makeshift home – a converted train caboose. When his former mentor bequeaths him a large sum of money, Harry's drunken celebration leads him to hire an aging, down-on-his-luck English butler (Caine), an act of impetuous generosity that changes both of their lives forever. Sounds pretty cheesy, but teaming up Jackson and Caine sounds like it could make for a charming little movie. The production is slated to begin in the spring of 2014 in Louisiana, so we hope to see this unlikely friendship blossom.