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03.20.08 28 Comments

After yesterday’s story that 77-year-old Clint Eastwood has signed on to direct and star in the mysterious Gran Torino, a tipster sent this email to IESB and AICN*:

I recently advertised my 1974 ford grand torino classic original for sale in the local here, and within 24 hours had someone from Village Roadshow Pictures interested in having a look at it. He came. He wasn’t interested for numerous reasons (probably the modifications). He told me they were looking for the right car for a new Clint Eastwood movie.

He said it was a thriller about a killer that drives a certain torino. His 1972 Ford Gran Torino is the only thing the police have on him. A retired police lieutenant, one Harry Callahan, makes it his mission to track down the culprit when two young police officers, one Callahan’s grandson, are shot and killed by the guy. …Kurt, North Hollywood

Hmm, that’s funny – a guy came to your house and volunteered the entire plot of the movie he’s making?  And he talked exactly like a movie synopsis writer?  Jeez, that’s pretty strong evidence that they’re making another Dirty Harry movie – I mean, I can’t imagine a guy trying to buy a used muscle car in North Hollywood would lie to make himself sound cool.  Or that someone would send in bogus tips to movie blogs.

In any case, once all this movie talk is over, there’s a bridge in Brooklyn I’d like to discuss with you – I think you’ll agree that it’s a great investment. 

*This article has EIGHT exclamation points.

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