Monday, March 26, 2007

Glover makes 'Lethal' career move yet again

Murtaugh and Riggs ride again

Fresh off the wild, third-place, finger-on-the-pulse-of-America success of Shooter, Danny Glover can soon be seen in his follow-up bid to work again, Lethal Weepin' 5. Glover will again play long-suffering cop Murtaugh, with Dick Cheney taking on the role of his wild man counterpart Riggs.

This installment finds the mismatched pair working a case for the World Court, out to prosecute a group of security contractors hired by Rush Limbaugh to take out a school bus full of children on their way to an Earth Day rally in San Francisco.

Mark Cuban's Magnolia Pictures produced the film in partnership with Clooney/Penn's Whet Dreamz co-op. Details of the plot remain under wraps, and no press screenings have been scheduled.

The only photo released to the media (see above) suggests at least one scene in which Murtaugh shoots Riggs in the crotch. Fan-boy Internet buzz says the scene, played for laughs, caps a hilarious quail-hunting sequence in which Riggs "peppers" Murtaugh in the face with a shotgun after mistaking him for Harry Belafonte.

Belafonte, in a supporting role opposite Glover

The film -- already enjoying a 95% "fresh" rating at -- will premier unannounced this fall after its premier at Sundance.

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