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    Recast Untouchable Screen Classics

    Feel free to recast any film that never should be remade! All in good fun.

    Vertigo

    Daniel Craig as John "Scottie" Ferguson



    Michelle Williams as Judy Barton / Madeleine Elster



    Emily Mortimer as Midge Wood



    Gary Oldman as Gavin Elster


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    Love Mortimer as Midge and consider Craig as a very interesting choice for Scottie, but I think Scottie benefited from not being played by an incredibly “macho” actor, since his issues with women and hinted-at impotence are an important undercurrent. With someone as Craig it would feel more about a single-minded sexual obsession of a naturally sexual man, whereas with someone as “suave” as Stewart it’s more of a sexual awakening. Still, it would be quite interesting to see someone of the brooding intesity of Craig in the role.

    However, LMAO at Michelle Williams as Judy/Madeleine. Isn’t the character supposed to be attractive? LOL, no straight man (even if formerly repressed) would be obsessed with Williams. You should have included a fanboy alert over there.

    Scarlett Johansson, Cristina Hendrix, Marion Cotillard, Jennifer Lawrence… There are many actresses that would be way more apt for that role.

    And I don’t really think Elster needs to be played by anybody in particular, he’s on screen for two seconds, but I’d say it doesn’t need to be a seedy-looking man like Oldman, but rather a man that looks more like a womanizer, someone who would use his “power and freedom” to dispose of women as he wants to. Any random “macho” Hollywood B-lister would do.

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    Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

    George: Tom Cruise
    Martha: Melissa Leo
    Nick: Armie Hammer
    Honey: Amanda Bynes

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    Quote Originally Posted by jb View Post
    Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

    George: Tom Cruise
    Martha: Melissa Leo
    Nick: Armie Hammer
    Honey: Amanda Bynes
    Shit, I want to see this right now. Haha, I love this casting.

    And yeah, Emily Mortimer as Midge is awesome. And I actually like the Williams casting idea, too.

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    I agree with McTeague...I don't like Michelle Williams as Judy/Madeleine. Kim Novak may not have been the greatest actress of all time, but she was well suited for the role in "Vertigo"...and as McTeague said, even though it's kind of harsh, Michelle doesn't have that same effect. She's pretty but no Kim Novak.

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    Acting-wise, Michelle would be good for Judy/Madeleine but yeah not attractive enough. Scarlett Johansson would be perfect though.

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    Blade Runner

    Tom Hardy as Rick Deckard



    Michael Fassbender as Roy Batty



    Marion Cotillard as Rachael



    Danny Trejo as Gaff



    Amber Heard as Pris



    Sean Bean as Dr. Eldon Tyrell


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    This is great!

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    Yeah, Stéphane is pretty awesome at this. That Blade Runner cast is just .

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    Not necessarily an untouchable screen classic (and it is doing it in reverse, rather than recasting an older film with today's actors), but it did come to mind when I saw it.

    LOOPER (1954):

    Directed by Nicholas Ray

    JAMES DEAN as Young Joe



    HUMPHREY BOGART as Old Joe



    EVA MARIE SAINT as Sara



    SAL MINEO as Seth



    DENNIS HOPPER as KID BLUE



    GINA LOLLABRIGIDA as SUZIE



    SYDNEY GREENSTREET as Abe





    Was a coinflip between doing a version with Ray and Bogart and a version directed by Jacques Torneur and Mitchum in the Old Joe role.

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    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Hugh Jackman as Blondie





    Daniel Day Lewis as Angel Eyes




    Antonio Banderas as Tuco


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    This is fun. I'll throw in a couple from 76.

    Taxi Driver

    Ryan Gosling as Travis Bickle
    Chloe Moretz as Iris
    Ben Mendelsohn as Sport
    Anna Kendrick as Betsy

    Network

    Tom Wilkinson as Howard Beale
    Jeff Bridges as Max Schumacher
    Charlize Theron as Diana Christensen
    Matt Damon as Frank Hackett
    Martin Sheen as Arthur Jensen
    Susan Sarandon as Louise Schumacher
    Last edited by Rage Colored Glasses; 10-26-2012 at 07:54 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rage Colored Glasses View Post
    This is fun. I'll throw in a couple from 76.

    Taxi Driver

    Ryan Gosling as Travis Bickle
    Chloe Moretz as Iris
    Ben Mendelsohn as Sport
    Anna Kendrick as Betsy


    I would replace Ben Mendelsohn with Mickey Rourke. The rest is perfect.

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    Some Like it Hot

    Paul Rudd as Joe/Josephine
    Jon Hamm as Jerry/Daphne
    Scarlett Johansson as Sugar Kane Kowalczyk
    Ray Liotta as Spats Columbo
    Bill Murray as Osgood Fielding III

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    Chinatown:

    Matthew McConaughey as J.J. Gittes
    Kiera Knightley as Evelyn Mulwray
    Robert Duvall as Noah Cross

    I kinda suck at this.


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    Silence of the Lambs

    Rose Byrne - Clarice Starling



    Jared Harris - Doctor Hannibal Lecter





    Sam Rockwell - Buffalo Bill


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rage Colored Glasses View Post
    Some Like it Hot

    Paul Rudd as Joe/Josephine
    Jon Hamm as Jerry/Daphne
    Scarlett Johansson as Sugar Kane Kowalczyk
    Ray Liotta as Spats Columbo
    Bill Murray as Osgood Fielding III
    This is perfect, except for maybe Johansson, but I can't think of anyone else.

    Oh, Jessica Chastain!


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    Tomo presents
    an MTV in the 1990s production of
    Tennessee Williams's
    A Streetcar Named Desire
    starring

    Freddie Prinze Jr. as Stanley Kowalski
    Paul Walker as Mitch Mitchell
    Rachael Leigh Cook as Stella Kowalski
    with
    Sarah Michelle Gellar as Blanche DuBois

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    Back to the Future

    Andrew Garfield- Marty McFly


    Robin Williams- Doc Brown


    Emma Watson- Lorraine Baines


    Nicholas Hoult- George McFly


    Chris Zylka- Biff Tannen


    MEW- Jennifer Parker

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    So in that version Marty will be older than his parents?

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