Paramount fighting ‘Wonderful Life’ sequel

Paramount fighting ‘Wonderful Life’ sequel

'LIFE' MIGHT NOT BE SO 'WONDERFUL': Jimmy Stewart explains things to Donna Reed in “It’s a Wonderful Life” 1946. Photo: Associated Press

A sequel to “It’s a Wonderful Life” has been thrown into doubt after bosses at the movie studio behind the Christmas classic insisted they are determined to “protect” the rights to the film.

Actress Karolyn Grimes, who played James Stewart’s daughter Zuzu in the heartwarming 1946 film, recently revealed there are plans in place for a follow-up focusing on the grandson of Stewart’s character George Bailey.

However, executives at Paramount, the studio which owns the rights to the movie, have now declared they will take steps to ensure there is no license infringement.

A spokesperson for Paramount tells The Hollywood Reporter, “No project relating to “It’s A Wonderful Life” can proceed without a license from Paramount. To date, these individuals have not obtained any of the necessary rights, and we would take all appropriate steps to protect those rights.”

The sequel, “It’s A Wonderful Life: The Rest of the Story,” was slated to hit the big screen in time for the 2015 holiday season.

Weather Watch Sponsored By

Featured Events

  • No events
  • News

    in Entertainment

    Today in entertainment history: Oct. 7


    A look back at the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

    in Entertainment

    MOVIES: 31 days of Halloween

    Shelley Duvall hides from Jack Nicholson in 'The Shining.'

    Get into the Halloween spirit by watching one of these scary movies.

    in Entertainment, Sports

    DraftKings, FanDuel defend integrity after insider bet


    The two major U.S. sports fantasy companies are defending their businesses' integrity after an employee used insider information to place bets in the unregulated multi-billion-dollar industry.