Dirty Harry is Dead
Looks like those rumours about Clint Eastwood possibly returning to the Dirty Harry franchise one last time have proven to be bogus. Someone tracked him down at Cannes this week, where he was showing off his new film The Changeling (starring Angelina Jolie), and asked him whether or not Harry Callahan was actually on the comeback trail. His response: “No. That rumor’s incorrect.” It seems that after all these years, Eastwood’s still a man of few words.
Angelina Jolie joined in the fun by implying that she would, in fact, be the new Dirty Harry, after which Eastwood said, “Dirty Harriet. The Tomb Raider will play it. I have no intention. There are certain things you have to be realistic about. Dirty Harry would not be on a police department at my age so we’ll move on from that.” And there you have it… Clint Eastwood’s Gran Torino is not a codename for the newest Dirty Harry film. The rumour’s source seemed a bit questionable to begin with, so I suppose this news isn’t all that surprising. [film junk]