Warren Beatty Revisits Dick Tracy Character in Rights Gambit

February 11, 2023

Warren Beatty, 85, memorably played Dick Tracy in the film of the same name back in 1990. The colorful homage made over $160 million at the box office, featured an incredible cast and it won three Oscars — Makeup, Art Direction and Original Song.

Warren Beatty is Zooming at 85. (Image via video still)

Due to a stipulation in Beatty's contract, he has revisited the project periodically in order to keep hold of the rights.

In 2009, he sat down with Leonard Maltin for a bizarre special:

And now, in 2023, Beatty is back with another half-hour special on TCM ... and it is just as weird as ever:

I wonder why Beatty is so insistent on keeping control of the rights?

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