Charlize Theron, star of action films like Mad Max: Fury Road, is down for an all lesbian “Die Hard” with herself as a lesbian Bruce Willis lead.
She made the pitch in response to one fan who tweeted: “Lesbian Christmas rom coms are all well and good but what I REALLY want is a Die Hard where Charlize Theron goes on a rampage to save her wife.”
Theron retweeted the post and added: “Where do I sign?”
In a new Vanity Fair interview, she stated, “It’s a great idea. That’s why I replied on Twitter, because I just thought it was kind of brilliant. I was like, ‘This person needs to start pitching. That’s a great idea’, and the fact it would be two women, I was like, ‘Yeah, sign me on’.”
But the lesbian community is not eager for an all-lesbian “Die Hard” remake with an all-heterosexual female cast.
Here are just a sample of the responses on Twitter:
One user wrote:
“If it got greenlit there would be 2 factions on twitter condemning it, Die Hard fans and those who think Charlize Theron would be taking an acting role away from a lesbian actor.”
Another user wrote:
“Please no, just make a good movie with strong female characters. Charlie’s Angels and Ghostbusters remakes were disasters. Stop trying to make a point and make a good move.”
And a third user tweeted:
“Of course ride the name for money and make this change, because Hollywood can’t simply make a new and original movie, that would be too hard.”