Dan Aykroyd talks Chevy Chase big-screen reunion


by Phil de Semlyen |
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Old Saturday Night Live, Spies Like Us and Nothing But Trouble muckers Dan Aykroyd and Chevy Chase have been mulling over a new project since early 2012{ =nofollow}. The mulling has since turned into an actual studio deal, so Empire was keen to find out what the pair are planning. Eighties comedy lovers, prepare to geek out.

“It’s called Run For The Roses,” Aykroyd tells us. "It takes place at the Kentucky Derby and I play his valet. [Chevy is] a wealthy but broke Kentucky old horse breeder. It's set in that world and believe me, it would be hilarious.”

Sony owns the rights to what, promises Aykroyd, is a “wonderful script”. And he’s bullish about its chances of getting off the Hollywood launchpad. “You know what, there's a market for quote-unquote geezer movies. There has not really been a geezer movie of our generation."

Before we all get carried away with the idea of a reunion of the two SNL titans, the former Raymond Stantz issues of note of caution. “We're getting too old to play these parts,” he laughs. "We'd have to give it to Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson. The thing is, Chevy and I back on screen together wouldn't be the prettiest thing alive, but it might be funny.”

If you’re hungering for plenty more from Aykroyd, you’re in luck. As part of the comprehensive coverage of the new Ghostbusters in the June issue of Empire, the man himself has penned a personal essay about his 1984 paranormal classic. To find out exactly where it all began, pick it up from newsstands on Thursday, April 28. To subcribe and save yourself the bother, just click here{ =nofollow}.

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