"It's a Wonderful Life" Sequel in the Works

By NBCNews.com

Published 11/19 2013 10:46AM

Updated 11/19 2013 10:48AM

Liberty Studios via National Tel
It's a Wonderful Life," the classic Frank Capra film from 1946 that has become a holiday season staple, will get a sequel almost 70 years after its initial release, Variety reports.

"It's a Wonderful Life: The Rest of the Story" is being planned for a 2015 release, and will have a direct connection to the original: Karolyn Grimes, who played George Bailey's (Jimmy Stewart) daughter Zuzu will return for the sequel.

Grimes is set to play an angel who teaches Bailey's grandson (also called George) the same lesson an angel taught his grandfather — what the world would have been like if he were never born. The twist? While Grandpa George was the town's savior, and his little town went to seed without his contribution, grandson George is not a likable person and the world would have been better off without him.

"The storyline of the new film retains the spirit of the original — every life is important as long as you have friends," says producer Bob Farnsworth, who co-wrote the screenplay with Martha Bolton.

For the full story: http://www.today.com/entertainment/its-wonderful-life-sequel-planned-2015-theatrical-release-2D11620263

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