MGM Picks Samuel L. Jackson to Play the Role of the “Gabby Cabby” in “The Last English Speaking Taxi Driver.”



In a joint statement, both Mr. Jackson and Peter Franklin aka the Gabby Cabby expressed their delight in the selection.



Production on the film begins in November 2004 and much of the shooting will be done on the actual mean streets of New York City that Mr. Franklin has driven on for the past thirty years.


Mr. Jackson said, “I have had many roles, but I expect this one to the crowning achievement of my career.

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The film will be directed by Danny Glover, the actor, who will be making his first entry as a director for a major motion picture.


Further information about the film can be obtained from the press office at MGM or from the Gabby Cabby by sending an email to