Call this one the "wacky rumor of the week."

British comedian and actor Mel Smith laid a bizarre tidbit at the foot of the Daily Mail, saying that 'Star Wars' maestro George Lucas has "... been buying up the film rights to dead movie stars in the hope of using computer trickery to put them all together in a movie, so you'd have Orson Welles and Barbara Stanwyck appear alongside today's stars."

Whoa. Wait. What?!

Smith has worked with Lucas once before, directing the 1994 comedy flop 'Radioland Murders' for the obscenely powerful producer and filmmaker. Exactly how he knows about Lucas' current plans is unknown, meaning that while this is interesting news, it's possibly a long jump from solid truth.
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