A big-screen team-up between Carmel, Calif., neighbors Clint Eastwood and Doris Day is in the works – if Clint can coax Doris out of retirement!
“Clint made overtures to getting Doris to star with him in a picture,” a source told The National ENQUIRER. “Doris has always liked Clint. She’s always wanted to work with him, and she likes his sensibility and his style.”
But the 91-year-old Doris said she might not be able to keep up with a fast-paced Western, which is what the 85-year-old Clint wants to make. Instead, the Doris Day Animal Foundation and Doris Day Animal League founder has a pet cause in mind!
“Doris told Clint she would do a picture with him only if it could benefit the animals,” said the source. “The film must have an animal theme. It either has to be about a family that cares for animals, or the studio that releases the film has to give back to the animals.”
Clint, who presented the Cecil B. DeMille Award to good pal Doris at the 1989 Golden Globes, said he would finance the picture through his production company, Malpaso Productions. He even suggested the film be shot on-location to feature Carmel – where he was once mayor!
“Doris told Clint that she can’t get around like she used to and would only go on the set if the picture were shot locally,” the insider told The ENQUIRER. “Clint has been thinking it over and wants to make it work.”
Since Doris retired from the movie business, she often reflects on the most important times of her life. Clint is always there amid those memories, according to the source, who said: “Doris has always vowed to make a movie with Clint. She is serious, and she told him, ‘It’s now or never.’”