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Charles Champlin on ‘Haywire’

May 14, 2010 |  7:54 am

May 14, 1980, Haywire

May 14, 1980: Charles Champlin on the making of “Haywire,” the TV movie based on the book by Brooke Hayward. The project, which was scaled back from a mini-series to a three-hour show, evoked painful memories for the surviving family members, Champlin says.  The show includes a credit to “Ivan Davis,” a pseudonym, and casting was quite problematic. Bill Hayward wanted Jane Fonda to play Margaret Sullavan, but Fonda didn't like "Haywire" for undisclosed reasons and wasn't approached, Champlin says.

May 14, 1980, Haywire

May 14, 1980, Haywire