By Niesha Lofing
Hollywood executives may release a tamer version of "The King's Speech" in order to capture a wider audience - not to mention more money.
The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Harvey Weinstein, the movie's executive producer and distributor, is contemplating a re-release of the movie in late February.
The Oscar-nominated movie has a different rating in Great Britain - 12 and over - and has topped the box office in recent weeks.
"The plans involve a potentially risky decision: re-editing the movie to excise coarse language and secure a lower rating that will open 'The King's Speech' to a broader audience. Weinstein, whose New York-based studio The Weinstein Co. released the film, said he is talking with director Tom Hooper about trimming the profanity that earned the film an R rating in order to attain a PG-13 or even PG," The Times' Ben Fritz reports on the "Company Town" blog.
Film experts and moviegoers who have seen "The King's Speech" criticized the film's R rating in a Sacramento Bee story last week. Click here to read my column.
What do you think? Should the movie be re-edited to remove the profane language and re-released, or should the film be left alone? Post your thoughts in the comments section below.