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  • Beau S.
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    If movies from the 60’s-90’s were made in 2013, who would direct/produce/write/star in them?

    Examples:

    Bonnie and Clyde
    Written and directed by Sofia Coppola
    Clyde Barrow – Ryan Gosling
    Bonnie Parker – Michelle Williams
    C.W. Moss – Ezra Miller
    Buck Barrow – Leonardo DiCaprio
    Blanche Barrow – Cate Blanchett

    The Graduate
    Written by Michael Arndt and directed by Marc Forster
    Benjamin Braddock – B.J. Novak or Aaron Tveit
    Mrs. Robinson – Amy Ryan
    Elaine Robinson – Nina Arianda

    Go for it. 

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    vinny
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    The Appartment:
    Written and Directed by Sofia Coppola
    C.C. – Ryan Gosling
    Fran – Emma Stone
    Jeff D. Sheldrake – Justin Timberlake
         

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    Tye-Grr
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    The Appartment:
    Written and Directed by Sofia Coppola
    C.C. – Ryan Gosling
    Fran – Emma Stone
    Jeff D. Sheldrake – Justin Timberlake
         

    I would LOVE to see this.  

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    Pieman1994
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    High Noon
    Directed by: Ridley Scott
    Written by: Eric Roth
    Russell Crowe as Will Kane
    Michelle Williams as Amy Fowler Kane
    George Wendt as Thomas Henderson  
    Bradley Cooper OR Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Harvey Pell
    Penelope Cruz as Helen Ramirez 
    Willem Dafoe as Frank Miller 
     
    The Breakfast Club
    Directed by: Anthony Russo and Joe Russo
    Written by: Dan Harmon
    Channing Tatum as Andrew Clark
    Michael Cera as Brian Johnson
    Malcolm David Kelley as John Bender
    Shailene Woodley as Claire Standish
    Brie Larson as Allison Reynolds
    Bryan Cranston as Richard Vernon
    Danny Pudi as Carl Reed

     

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    Halo_Insider
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    This might not quite answer the question, but I’m reminded of how, every so often, Jason Reitman will take a script from a really classic/iconic film and get a slew of high-profile actors/actresses to read from them on stages in LA and New York. Some interesting interpretations, from what I’ve read.

    Some of his readings have included: 

    Glengarry Glen Ross (all female version)
    Richard Roma – Robin Wright
    Shelley Levene – Catherine O’Hara
    Dave Moss – Maria Bello
    George Aranow – Melanie Lynskey (originally meant for Allison Janney)
    John Williamson – Mae Whitman    
    James Lingk – Carla Gugino
    John Blake – Carla Gugino   

    The Apartment (1st version) 
    C.C Baxter – Steve Carell
    Fran Kubelik – Natalie Portman
    Sheldrake – Pierce Brosnan (originall meant for J.K. Simmons)
    Dobisch – Ken Jeong
    Dr. Dreyfuss – Jake Johnson
    Kirkeby – Nick Kroll
    Miss Olsen – Mindy Kaling
    Sylvia – Collette Wolfe

    The Apartment (2nd version)
    C.C Baxter – Paul Rudd
    Fran Kubelik – Emma Stone
    Sheldrake – James Woods
    Dobisch – Tom Cavanagh
    Dr. Dreyfuss – David Wain  
    Kirkeby – Jason Sudeikis
    Miss Olsen – Cara Buono
    Sylvia – Greta Gerwig (originally meant for Lena Dunham) 
     
    The Breakfast Club
    Bender – Aaron Paul 
    Claire – Jennifer Garner
    Andy – James Van der Beek
    Allison – Mindy Kaling
    Brian – Patton Oswalt
    Carl the Janitor – J.K. Simmons
    Mr. Vernon – Michael Chiklis     

    Reservoir Dogs (all black version)
    Mr. White – Laurence Fishburne
    Mr. Orange – Cuba Gooding, Jr.
    Mr. Pink – Anthony Mackie
    Mr. Blonde – Terrence Howard
    Mr. Brown – Common
    Nice Guy Eddie – Anthony Anderson 
    Joe – Chi McBride       
    Radio DJ – Patton Oswalt 

    Ghostbusters
    Peter Venkman – Seth Rogen
    Ray Stantz – Jack Black
    Egon Spengler – Rainn Wilson
    Winston Zeddmore – Phil LaMarr
    Dana Barrett – Kristen Bell
    Walter Peck – Kevin Pollak (as well as the voices of Larry King and Casey Kasem)
    Janine Melnitz – Mae Whitman
    Louis Tully – Paul Rust
    Everyone else – Paul Scheer

    Manhattan
    Isaac Davis – Stephen Merchant
    Mary Wilkie – Olivia Munn
    Tracy – Shailene Woodley
    Yale Pollack – Fred Savage
    Jill Davis – Erika Christensen
    Emily Pollack – Mae Whitman
    Dennis – Jason Mantzoukas

    The Usual Suspects
    Dean Keaton – Kevin Pollak
    Verbal Kint – Michael C. Hall
    Michael McCanus – Adam Brody
    Fenster – Nick Kroll
    Todd Hockney – Mark Duplass
    Dave Kujan – Chi McBrie
    Jack Baer – Jason Mantzoukas
    Edie – Mae Whitman
    Kobayashi – Mae Whitman  
          
      
     
    The Princess Bride 
    Westley – Paul Rudd
    Buttercup – Mindy Kaling
    Prince Humperdinck – Cary Elwes (Ha) 
    Inigo Montoya – Goran Visjnic
    Fezzik – Bill Fagerbakke
    Vizzini – Patton Oswalt   
    Count Rugan – Nick Kroll 
    Miracle Max – Kevin Pollak 
    Grandfather – Rob Reiner (Ha Ha)
    Grandson Fred Savage (Ha Ha Ha!)
       

      

       
      
       
           
         

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    Beau S.
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    It was actually Reitman’s stage readings that inspired the idea behind this thread. It’s great that he takes such well-known scripts and picks actors that he knows will put an interesting twist on the role. He’s great at matching actors with characters, and that (mixed with his writing ability) is why I always look forward to and enjoy his films.

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    Witness for the Prosecution 
    Written and Directed by: Steven Soderbergh
    Sir Wilfrid Robards – Anthony Hopkins
    Miss Plimsoll – Imelda Staunton
    Leonard Vole – Matt Damon
    Christine Vole – Kristin Scott Thomas 

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    Beau S.
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    The Color Purple would almost certainly feature Viola Davis.

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    vinny
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    “Some Like It Hot” starring Anne Hathaway, Bradley Cooper, and Ryan Gosling as Sugar, the tony curtis role, and ryan gosling as jerry.   This I’d pay to see

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    I don’t think old classics should be remade, cause if it ain’t broke, don’t break it! Though if there is a “Gone With the Wind” remake, Jennifer Lawrence should star as Scarlett O’Hara, Michael Fassbender as Rhett Butler, Gabourey Sidibe as Mammy, and Carey Mulligan as Melanie.

    And “Sophie’s Choice” can be remade with Jennifer Lawrence playing Sophie. 

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    Beau S.
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    This thread isn’t intended to discuss or encourage remakes (I agree – if it ain’t broke don’t fix it). It is only to discuss who would have been cast had the old films been made in this day and age with today’s actors, writers, directors and producers.

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    Beau S.
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    Network
    Written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson

    Diana Christensen – Jessica Chastain
    Max Schumacher – Ed Harris
    Howard Beale – Anthony Hopkins
    Frank Hackett – Philip Seymour Hoffman
    Arthur Jensen – John C. Reilly
    Louise Schumacher – Julianne Moore

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    Bill Buchanan
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    Network
    Written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson

    Diana Christensen – Jessica Chastain
    Max Schumacher – Ed Harris
    Howard Beale – Anthony Hopkins
    Frank Hackett – Philip Seymour Hoffman
    Arthur Jensen – John C. Reilly
    Louise Schumacher – Julianne Moore

    Will someone PLEASE get in touch with PTA and MAKE THIS HAPPEN!!! 

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    Beau S.
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    PTA has frequently cited Network as his favorite movie of all time (can’t blame him – it’s a great one) and I think even once referred to it as a “perfect” film, so I doubt he would want to remake it. But just think – Chastain, Harris, Moore and Anderson would probably all get their Oscars.

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    Bill Buchanan
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    PTA has frequently cited Network as his favorite movie of all time (can’t blame him – it’s a great one) and I think even once referred to it as a “perfect” film, so I doubt he would want to remake it. But just think – Chastain, Harris, Moore and Anderson would probably all get their Oscars.

    Oh, would you stop teasing me with this dream scenario! Chastain, Harris, Moore, PSHoffman all in one PTA directed movie? It’d be too good to be true… 

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