What Elmore Leonard Really Thought of 3:10 to Yuma


Elmore Leonard had rather more to say about 3:10 to Yuma than what’s used in the EPK, as Amy Alkon reports from Italy. The press kit has Leonard saying only,”It’s a good-looking picture”. Why? Probably because the flacksters thought this exchange might be a problem:

Q: Is there something about James Mangold that you admire about him being a director now and making a Western film?

EL: Well I wonder why he wanted to remake this one? That would be my first question. He should have remade one that didn’t work.

Leonard told the crowd at Festivaletteratura in Mantua that Kevin Cosner wants to remake Hombre.
He better hurry up or else he’s going to have to play the Frederic March role.

Flame-tressed Alkon also made out with Christopher Hitchens and mixed it up with Russell Banks over the dangers of radical Islamists, so her trip wasn’t totally wasted.