Angela Lansbury has slammed Denzel Washington's The Manchurian Candidate remake, insisting it was destined to flop.
Lansbury was Oscar-nominated for her role as the domineering mother of a brainwashed soldier in the John Frankenheimer film, and she admits she was shocked when the 1962 movie was remade in 2004, starring Washington and Meryl Streep.
The new version was warmly received by critics - but Lansbury insists it 'failed' because too many film fans knew about the twist at the end.
She says, "I love Denzel. And for that reason I was interested in it. But I don't know how you can make a movie which you know the end result. The cat was out of the bag before it even began. For that reason it did not succeed."