John Wayne Classic Remade, Now With 100% More Grandson

The patron saint of Orange County aviation and ass-kickery lives! If you think we're going to rely on cowboy clichés to write about John Wayne's grandson starring in a remade John Wayne movie, you're wrong. We're going to let the press release do that for us:

Thirty years after John Wayne - the face the of the American Western - rode off into the sunset for the last time, his grandson, Brendan Wayne, dusts off his grandfather's cowboy hat for a role in "Angel and the Badman," a remake of 'The Duke's' 1947 classic, which was also the first film that Wayne served as producer for.

The film will premier on July 5 on the Hallmark Channel. I guess they have as much a right to destroy a man's legacy as anyone, but let's throw some extra skepticism at this thing. The Hallmark company stands for gushy greeting-card poetry. What does John Wayne stand for? Our own Matt Coker put it nicely in '07:

John Wayne is not about gray areas.

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John Wayne is not about faggy fogs of war.

John Wayne IS America, the greatest country ever created by God, forever and ever, amen.

In conclusion.... good luck, Brendan Wayne!


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