Hummingbird Productions’ ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ Sequel May Halt

its a wonderful lifeParamount Pictures plans to fight production of the sequel to It’s a Wonderful Lifeaccording to NY Daily News. “No project relating to ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ can proceed without a license from Paramount,” the studio said in a statement. “To date, these individuals have not obtained any of the necessary rights, and we would take all appropriate steps to protect those rights.”

Earlier reports announced Nashville-based production company Hummingbird Productions, with Star Partners, planned to produce It’s A Wonderful Life: The Rest of the Story, a sequel to the 1946 holiday classic featuring James Stewart as George Bailey and Donna Reed as Mary Hatch. The sequel would feature Karolyn Grimes, who played George Bailey’s daughter in the original film.

Hummingbird Production’s president Bob Farnsworth previously told The Hollywood Reporter that the property’s rights were in the public domain.

MusicRow has reached out to Farnsworth for comment, but has not yet received a response.


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