60 Years Post His Death James Dean Is Cast In A Movie Through CGI & Hollywood Is Angry

James Dean is making his return to the big screen more than 60 years after dying in a car crash. Yes, you read that right! The Hollywood icon is due for his cinematic resurrection after it was announced the actor has been “cast” in a Vietnam War drama about military dogs.

According to reports, directors Anton Ernst and Tati Golykh have acquired the rights from the actor’s family to use his image in an adaptation of Gareth Crocker’s novel- Finding Jack. The novel follows a soldier who bonds with a labrador named Jack during the conflict, but is ordered to leave the dog behind, along with thousands of others, when the US military pulls out of Vietnam. And with all the advancement of technology, the film-makers will use pre-existing film and photographs to create a “full body” CGI version of Dean, with another actor providing his voice.

James Dean died in 1955 at the age of 24 after crashing his Porsche Spyder in California. By then he had completed only three lead roles in major films- East of Eden, Rebel Without a Cause and Giant, the last two of which were released posthumously.

The decision, however, has been criticised by many Hollywood A-listers as the reactions to the casting has been overwhelmingly negative.

 

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