See you at the Peach Pit.
Winning the award for "greatest news of the day," it has been learned that Luke Perry was the one who originally optioned Aron Ralston's true story of being trapped underneath a wedged boulder for over five days.
Ralston's role eventually went to James Franco in a sure-to-be Oscar nominated performance; Perry wanted the Notorious B.A.G. himself, Brian Austin Green, to play the imprisoned hiker. Imagine the possibilities! Shannon Doherty as Ralston's sister Sonja; Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling as Megan and Kristi, the two hikers he befriends. Perhaps an aged Jason Priestly as Ralston's father, and a not-so-aged Gabrielle Carteris as Mrs. Ralston. Then we just need to find Steve Sanders a cameo.
Sadly, Perry was turned down and in a decision that probably ended better commercially and financially, but less successful comically, Danny Boyle took the reins.