The Dukes of Hazzard Movie
(Originally posted in 2005 with subsequent updates since then)
Now, unless y’all been under a rock for the past year or so then you already know everything there is to know about the upcoming Dukes of Hazzard movie. You’ve seen the news tidbits on the web, on the entertainment programs, and in magazines. You’ve searched out every pic available on the web of Jessica Simpson in the pink bikini (who the hell needs short shorts when you’ve got that?) pics and information on the General Lee (is the flag on it? Is it off?? What the hell is up with that crappy 01?? Are they really jumping the car or is it computerized??)
Well, we here at HazzardNet thought we’d try to pull together everything we’ve encountered over the past year with links and what not and we gotta tell ya, we can’t believe we took on this job! There is a TON of stuff here! But we didn’t collect it all by ourselves. This comes from pouring through our forums and all the links provided by our members.
So here you go! Some pertinent information on the 2005 Dukes of Hazzard Movie. We’ll be adding to this as we go, but there’s plenty here to get ya started…
THE DUKES OF HAZZARD (2005)
Cast Listing (according the IMDB):
Seann William Scott …. Bo Duke
Johnny Knoxville …. Luke Duke
Jessica Simpson …. Daisy Duke
Burt Reynolds …. Boss Hogg
Willie Nelson …. Uncle Jesse
David Koechner …. Cooter Davenport
Lynda Carter …. Pauline
M.C. Gainey …. Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane
Jack Polick …. Deputy Cletus
Michael Weston …. Enos
Release Date: August 5, 2005
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Director: Jay Chandrasekhar
Writers: Jay Chandraskhar and the Broken Lizard crew.
Official Website: http://dukesofhazzard.warnerbros.com/
Official Website Downloads: http://dukesofhazzard.warnerbros.com/downloads.html
Here’s a couple of examples of the wallpapers….
More Downloads can be found here: http://dukesofhazzard.warnerbros.com/download.html
Here’s what the updated wallpapers look like….
Trailer (Quick Time version): http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/thedukesofhazzardqt.html
Yahoo feature page on the Dukes Movie http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/thedukesofhazzard.html
Internet Movie Database listing: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0377818/
Notes and Tidbits:
— The “crappy” General Lee with the weird looking “01” on it that y’all are seeing in the trailer apparently starts the movie as simply an old beater car that the boys drive around in. It gets wrecked and is put back together by Cooter, who repaints it, spruces it up, slaps the “01” and rebel flag (yes the flag is there!) we all know and voila.
— Willie Nelson and Jessica Simpson apparently will be collaborating on a duet for the soundtrack. (Update May 22: Yahoo reported on May 19th that Willie and Jessica will be collaborating on a duet of Nancy Sinatra’s 1966 hit “These Boots are Made for Walking.”)
— The updated version of the theme song heard in the trailer is done by a band called Cage9.
— The car stunts are real and not computerized. The stunt crew that did the Bourne Supremacy had the honors.
— Pauline (Lynda Carter, Wonder Woman) is apparently Jesse’s girlfriend in the film. (What happened to Miz Tizdale?!)
— M.C Gainey is probably the closest we’re going to get to somebody who actually appeared on the Dukes of Hazzard. Gainey played a bad guy (imagine!) in the 4th season episode “Bad Day in Hazzard.” Ironically….he’s guy that takes Rosco’s place in Thackery’s elaborate plan to hijack an armored truck shipment to Boss’s bank!!
A great interview with Gainey about the 2005 Dukes movie can be found here.
Images from the filming (Behind the scenes, photos taken by those who participated in the filming as extras. HNet was fortunate to have many spy reports straight from Louisiana and we are forever in debt to the many folks in Louisiana for sharing their experiences with the filming with us!)
From the Confederation Photo Gallery…
Filming Dukes of Hazzard Movie Racing scenes on Hwy 10 near Clinton, LA.
Dueks of Hazzard Movie Filming (Jan 19-22, 2005) Four days of filming at State Capital Raceway for the beginning & ending of Hazzard rally race.
Hazzard Rally Exhibition Race (Feb 20, 2005) More filming and the damage results of 30 days of using rented race cars to race with the General Lee.
Some images of Cooter’s Garage and a couple pics of the General…
Pat and Joey “Team America” run amok during filming of the Dukes of Hazzard movie…
Jessica Simpson as Daisy Duke
And ol’ Rumour Mill report from 2004….
This comes from People magazine. Thanks to Joe for sending it in!
Brad Pitt will be practising leaping into a car through an open window in preparation for his role in the The Dukes Of Hazzard. The 39-year-old actor is set to play one of the ‘good old boys’ Bo Duke in a film version of the classic 1980s hit series; Tommy Lee Jones is to play the hapless Sheriff Rosco P Coltrane, who is forever foiled by the Duke cousin’s escapades. Fans can expect Brad zooming around Hazzard County in the Dodge Charger car (nicknamed the General Lee) helping out their friends and neighbours in distress and busting innocent men out of jail. It is not yet known who will play Boss Hogg, Uncle Jesse or Bow and Luke Duke’s sexy cousin Daisy. One thing is for sure – in the film as well as the series – someday the mountain might get ’em but the law never will.
Britney Spears is back in demand it seems and in talks to star in the Dukes of Hazzard film alongside Brad Pitt and Tommy Lee Jones. Britters is tipped to play sexy jeep-owner (a rare combination) Daisy Duke in the upcoming remake of the classic 1980s TV series.
Demi Moore’s toyboy Ashton Kutcher is also expected to star. Brad Pitt is to play Bo Duke, one half of the wrong-righting Duke cousins who zoom around Hazzard County in their souped up Dodge car and Tommy Lee Jones is to play hapless Sheriff’s deputy Roscoe P Coltraine.
Britney, who in view of her recent scanty magazine photoshoot, can have no reservations about wearing the requisite denim hotpants Daisy Duke was famed for, will need to finish filming her Trading Paint car racing movie before the new and much more exciting film begins shooting.