Pop Crunch has a list of fifteen ambitious or original movies that never completed production. Among them is an adaptation of John Kennedy Toole landmark novel A Confederacy of Dunces:
The book’s journey to film is a perplexing one. In 1982, Harold Ramis was slated to write and direct an adaptation starring John Belushi and Richard Pryor. After Belushi’s untimely death, John Candy and Chris Farley were picked to replace them, but filming was put on hold after they passed away too, ascribing a curse to the film. Another adaptation by Steven Soderbergh was scheduled for release in 2005, starring Will Ferrell, Drew Barrymore, Mos Def, and Lily Tomlin. But after three decades as a work in progress, it’s status is still unknown. ?
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