According to our friends at Vulture, Harvey Weinstein is playing around with the not-so-brilliant idea of releasing a PG-13 version of The King’s Speech. Now that it’s everyone’s favorite to win Best Picture at the Oscars, we understand that a more kid-friendly rating makes financial sense in theory — but how many teens do you know who are clamoring to see a British historical drama? Meanwhile, a version where the curse words are bleeped out or the film’s famous cursing scene is eliminated entirely seems insulting to everyone involved. As is to be expected, Tom Hooper, the film’s director, is decidedly against the idea of cutting or altering the final version in any way. It’s probably worth noting that the film has made $72 M in theaters so far, and any re-release would occur after the Oscars on February 27th. What do you think?
Written by Caroline Stanley