AceShowbiz - Rumor has it, George Clooney is going to take on the lead role in remake project, "The Birds". Bringing the rumor to the surface was Metro.co.uk which reported that Rod Taylor, the star of the original film, has been the one who pointed out the possibility of Clooney starring as lawyer Mitch Brenner.
According to the publication, Taylor has expressed his excitement to Britain's Daily Express stating, "I often cringe when I hear mention of remakes but I'll hold judgment, especially since I've been told Clooney's the favourite." Meanwhile, providing an opposing report on this casting news, ShockTillYouDrop has come out with a statement from co-producer Brad Fuller, "No one has mentioned anything to me. I am as surprised as you are."
Regardless whether Clooney will star as Brenner or not, this movie that is re-imagining Alfred Hitchcock's 1963 thriller will be directed by Martin Campbell with Stiles White and Juliet Snowden on board as the screenwriters. Additionally, actress Naomi Watts has been set to star as Melanie Daniels, the female lead first played by Tippi Hedren. Telling the story of a flock of birds taking over a quiet Northern California town, the movie is expected to be released in 2009.