It was bound to happen, right? 65 years after the classic Christmas film “It’s A Wonderful Life” debuted in theaters, it’s finally getting a sequel. Titled “It’s a Wonderful Life: The Rest of the Story,” the film was written by Bob Farnsworth and Martha Bolton. As of now, there is no director currently attached to the project. Yesterday’s announcement, however, declared that the movie was looking to shoot in Louisiana and be ready just in time for the 2015 holiday season.
Frank Capra‘s classic 1946 film was nominated for five Academy Awards, including best picture, director and James Stewart for lead actor. According to the LA Times, the sequel will revolve around the unlikable grandson of Stewart’s character George Bailey, also named George Bailey, who learns how much better off the world would be had he never been born. His life forever changes, though, after an angel visits him.
The revival is being made with the participation of actress Karolyn Grimes, who at the age of 6 took on the role of Zuzu. She will be playing an angel in the sequel.
The producers of the film are also in the process of bringing back the remaining surviving cast members.
By David Morris