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One last movie for Marlon?

November 6, 1997
Web posted at: 11:35 p.m. EST (0435 GMT)

From Correspondent Dennis Michael

Marlon Brando is pulling out all the stops in hopes of getting one more movie role which he says will be his last. The Colombian news magazine "Semana" reports the legendary film star has won a personal campaign to star in the film version of the Gabriel Garcia Marquez novel, "Autumn of the Patriarch." The campaign targeted Garcia Marquez, the Nobel Prize-winning writer.

Marlon Brando

Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep is set to star in a film version of the recent memoir, "Daughter of the Queen of Sheba." The story recalls the childhood of National Public Radio correspondent Jacki Lyden and her mother, who suffered from multiple personalities. The film will come from Wind Dancer. The shooting schedule has not yet been set.


Hugh Grant has a new project and his offscreen partner Elizabeth Hurley will produce it. The actor will play the title role in "Mickey Blue Eyes," a romantic comedy for Castle Rock.


Another sweeps stunt is in the works. CBS's new situation comedy "Meego" will have some very recognizable guest stars in late November when the alien character played by Bronson Pinchot attempts to call his home planet and reaches "Gilligan's Island" instead. Bob Denver guest stars along with Russell Johnson and Dawn Wells -- better known as the Professor and Mary Ann.


Sean Connery says he's dropping out of "Where the Money Is." Daily Variety reports the actor was nearing a deal to star in the film as a bank robber who may have been faking a coma. Now he's decided to give the film a pass in order to star in "Entrapment."

Sean Connery

Rock legend Grace Slick was set to appear on an upcoming episode of "Home Improvement" that was set to have been shot this week but the former lead singer of Jefferson Airplane was sidelined by the flu. You wouldn't have expected him as a suitable replacement, but Rodney Dangerfield stepped in and took over her lines.


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