Garner Spends Christmas in Connecticut

Jennifer's toplining festive remake

Garner Spends Christmas in Connecticut

by Willow Green |
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This year, we're getting Jennifer Garner for Christmas. She'll be lending her wholesome poutiness to a remake of the festive romantic comedy Christmas In Connecticut.

The original 1945 version starred Barbara Stanwyck as a celebrated cookery writer, whom everyone believes to live on a picture book farm, with a picture book husband and a colouring book baby. In fact she lives on her own in New York, the lying minx. But she's rumbled when a feast is planned at her non-existent farm. The lesson of the movie is that it's kind of ok to lie when you're cute and it's Christmas. Or something very similar.

The movie will reunite Garner with the producers of 13 Going On 30, Susan Arnold and Donna Roth, the charming romantic comedy that proved Garner could take every medal running in the Lovable Olympics.

Also, not important right now but still completely brilliant: Arnold Schwarzenegger made a TV version of Christmas in Connecticut in 1992. Why we have never seen this is a mystery that must be solved posthaste.

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