TV Recap: Eddie Izzard and our new President!


Nov. 7 2008, Published 6:00 a.m. ET

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It’s official. We have a new president, President-elect Barack Obama.

I watched the election countdown go down at a party hosted by CNN. While chomping on burgers and pretzel bites, I watched electoral votes rack up on the giant screens all around the CNN Grill.

On hand was The Riches alum Eddie Izzard, who confirmed that the rumors of a movie version of the defunct TV series are indeed true.

?“I was an elevator in London at an awards ceremony and Samuel L. Jackson looks at me and says, ‘So, what’s happening to your kid,’” said Eddie, referring to his on-screen son Cael, who was last seen getting duped by another group of Travellers.

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“I told Samuel, ‘We don’t know at the moment.’ but I’ve posed to the heads of FX and TBS that we want to make a film. And they said, “Right, we’ll support you.”

Eddie hopes to raise finances for the silver screen version of The Riches on the Internet. He also wants to make it a “road move, shooting in Louisiana and New Mexico, everywhere that they steal,” he exclaims. “We’ll do it by the skin on our teeth.”


And yes, onscreen wife and new mama Minnie Driver will be involved.

“I haven’t met the baby, but I called her up and she said, ‘He’s looking at the phone.’ The baby was looking at her and smiling like he knew something. He must have known I was going to call her up and say, ‘We’re going to do a movie of The Riches.’”

Smart kid!

Till next week, fellow Fanatics!


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