Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Virginia Gov to Play Archie Bunker in 'All In The Family' Movie

Virginia Governor Tim Kaine has tentatively signed to play America's favorite bigot, Archie Bunker, in the remake of Norman Lear's 1970s sitcom All in the Family, the most-watched television program for five years in the United States (1971–1978). According to director Rob Reiner, who became famous playing Michael "Meathead" Stivic, Bunker's liberal son-in-law, Kaine will play the role made famous by the late Carrol O'Conner, and Reiner himself will direct the picture. However, Reiner added, "Tim will step away from the project if he is named by presidential hopeful Barack Obama, as his running mate in the November election."

The GOP of Virginia was quick to comment on the announcement. When asked if Kaine could handle the role of politically conservative but largely clueless Bunker,
a Republican spokesperson said, "Though Kaine won the Governor's office by ACTING interested in Virginians, we doubt he can act his way out of a tobacco barn. The truth is; he can't even get his own party to cooperate with him. Look at our transportation problems here. We would in fact, prefer he accept Obama's appointment as vice-presidential candidate, rather than possibly ruin a pop culture icon like Archie Bunker."

Hollywood insiders report the script for the film is still in development, but may be a based on an episode of the original series where entertainer Sammy Davis Jr., visits the Bunker household . Though no other casting decisions have been announced, All in the Family original cast member
Sally Struthers has signed to play a cameo as the house next door.

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