Christian Bale and Matt Damon head back to the 60s to portray racing legends Ken Miles and Carroll Shelby, who helped Ford develop the GT40 race car and went head to head with racing powerhouse Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans race, specifically the one in 1966.
Sacha Baron Cohen gets dramatic playing real-life Mossad agent Eli Cohen in The Spy, who went undercover for years in Syria in the late 50s and into the 60s, working his way up to the highest levels of society and sending secrets back to Israel.
A feature of the animated The Archie Show from the late 60s, Archie, Jughead, Reggie, Betty, and Veronica formed The Archies and had a massive real-life hit in 1969 with “Sugar, Sugar”, which became the #1 song of the year after dominating the charts for four weeks upon its debut.
Created in the late ’60s by Sid and Marty Kroft, the animal gang known as The Banana Splits are coming back on SyFy later this year in an R rated horror remake where they go on a murderous rampage in the studio after it’s announced the show has been canceled.
Best known these days as probably the weirdest member of Dunder Mifflin, Creed Bratton had decades of musical experience before heading to Scranton, including being a member of the iconic 60’s rock group The Grass Roots, who had hits like “Midnight Confession” and “Let’s Live for Today”.
The directorial debut of Tom Hanks, That Thing You Do tells the story of the fictional 60s one-hit wonder band The Wonders, who have a hit song called “That Thing You Do”. The actual single from the movie, while not quite as big a hit as it’s fictional counterpart, still hit pretty high on various Billboard charts and was nominated for Best Original Song.