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Does this sad story deserve to be told on a huge screen?

With class A actor and a big budget?
Like for example Public Enemies with Jonnhy Depp & Christian Bale who cost 100 millions $.

There has been two tv movies but no full screen movie.

What do you guys think?
Do you think the people in America but also in Europe or in another continent would be interested to watch a flick about that sad story in their movie theatre?

For or against it?
And why?



No reaction???



Who would you like to see in this movie filmfan97?
I was giving Bale as the example with the movie American Gangsters.
How come nobody did a Hollywood movie about this story so far?Why just on tv?
Clint Eastwood and Angelina Jolie did a Hollywood movie about that child who went on missing in the year 1920...
Seems like those two sad stories were kind of similiar...the one with Angelina Jolie if I remember good, they find the child at the end, so maybe the ending is not sad and that's why they made a movie about that story?



I remember watching this movie when it first aired. Although I can't distinctly remember a lot about the movie, I have seen footage from crime/history programs on the Lindbergh kidnapping. It's a very gripping and, as you said, sad story. I think Ralph Fiennes would make a good Bruno Hauptmann. I don't know who could play Lindbergh. Maybe there's a lesser known actor who looks like him. You're right about The Changeling (with Angelina Jolie) having some similar elements to The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case. I think it would make a really good movie, so long as someone took the time to tell the true story and not sensationalize or skew the story. Clint Eastwood's movie, The Changeling, was based on an actual, but lesser known case. I really enjoyed The Changeling because he paid so much attention to period detail and I thought the characters seemed realistic and not one dimensional. I think the right producer and director could do a great job telling the story of the Lindbergh kidnapping and trial.


Have a look at it now and see what you think.


It was a subplot in Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar, told from the FBI's point of view. Wasn't very well-done though.

I'm afraid that you underestimate the number of subjects in which I take an interest!