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    It has just been announced that the story of the nearly 30 year long affair between two screen icons, Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn, will be brough to the big screen, with a script by David Rambo. Here’s the variety article:
    http://variety.com/2014/film/news/katherine-hepburn-spencer-tracy-movie-in-development-1201104207/

    I know it’s a long way off, but I just cannot stop thinking about who should play these iconic figures. Indiewire had a poll with some suggestions, but personally I don’t know how I feel about their choices for Hepburn especially:
    http://blogs.indiewire.com/thompsononhollywood/poll-who-should-play-katharine-hepburn-and-spencer-tracy-in-new-biopic

    Blanchett is winning because, well, she’s already played Hepburn, but I don’t see that happening again. For her I keep thinking Jessica Chastain, and for some weird reason I also feel like Helen Hunt could be surprisingly good.
    And for Tracy, I personally actually really like their idea of Bryan Cranston (maybe it would finally bring him an oscar nod)

    So what do you guys think? Who should fill these enormous shoes? 

    EDIT: And forgot to ask, even more importantly, who should direct? 

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    eastwest
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    #140141

    Jessica Chastain would be amazing.

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    dude93
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    #140142

    Why Jessica Chastain: that’s completely random in my eyes… care to elaborate?

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    vinny
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    #140143

    Blanchett for sure…not sure about the other one…..maybe Waltz or Cranston?

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    nkb325
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    Why Jessica Chastain: that’s completely random in my eyes… care to elaborate?

    She may be a too young seeing as she is the age that Hepburn met Tracy right now and she’d have to age like 30 years, but I think for starts she’s an incredible actress. But she also has a similar look to Hepburn, they don’t really look alike, but they both have sharp features, pale skin, slender frame. But mainly I think Chastain has this kind of aloof and glamorous quality that Hepburn had

    Reading this i feel like I sound like an idiot but I don’t know how else to describe it so whatever haha 

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    KT
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    Cate Blanchett was great at capturing Hepburn.  I can’t imagine someone else being as good.  Chastain should avoid this.

    I wonder what the story will be.  A lot of people believe Hepburn and Tracy were not lovers. 

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    Stardust
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    This has such a high risk of failure. 

    Who will direct is the big question. 

    Chastain does come to mind. Has she done an accent not southern before though?
    Those are some ridiculous suggestions for Tracy lol 

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    Entertain-me
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    I’d say Sean Penn and Cate Blanchett

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    nkb325
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    ^ Chastain did Israeli in The Debt and English in Murder on the Orient Express

    And I know I can’t really imaging George Clooney or Matt Damon playing Spencer Tracy haha 

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    Scottferguson
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    It will also be dishonest. The two actors are among the best ever, but their real-life personae were much different from how the public saw them. Tracy is was a severe alcoholic, when drunk apparently impossible to be around. They both apparently were bisexual and quite possibly never had a sexual relationship. The full story would be intriguing, but we won’t be getting it.

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    Nessie
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    … Yeah this sounds like a terrible idea.

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    Choice Chayawat
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    #140151

    Why is their love affair put on film while Burton and Taylor’s was done on TV twice?

    Anyway, I’ll go with Clive Owen and Cate Blanchett.

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    Beau S.
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    I personally disliked her portrayal in The Aviator, but I don’t see a scenario where they don’t at least ask Blanchett first.

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    Stardust
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    Burton and Taylor’s deifnitely one deserving of the big screen, but really no one can embody Liz Taylor.

    I think this one’s pretty pointless; little to go on. I kind of forsee a Diana situation, where it’s largely sensationalist and, like SF said, dishonest.

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    Atypical
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    Cate Blanchett would be my first choice for Hepburn. Tracy would have been a perfect role for Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Sigh. It’s hard to picture someone else in the role, especially someone that Blanchett wouldn’t obliterate off the screen.

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