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    Hi!

    If American Beauty (1999) was made this decade of 2020s, who would be in your cast?

    not a remake! think: if Alan Ball’s screenplay had only been brought to surface decades later. It could also be adapted to be 2020s setting, so e.g. social media plays a role in Lester’s midlife crisis, Jane’s and Angela’s insecurities, etc.

     

    here’s a template with the original cast:

    Lester Burnham – [Kevin Spacey]

    Carolyn Burnham – [Anette Bening]

    Jane Burnham – [Thora Birch]

    Angela Hayes – [Mena Suvari]

    Ricky Fitts – [Wes Bentley]

    Colonel Frank Fitts – [Chris Cooper]

    Buddy “King” Kane – [Pete Gallagher]

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    Jeffrey Wright as Lester
    Anika Noni Rose as Carolyn
    Ashton Sanders as Ricky Fitts
    Amandla Stenberg as Jane
    Yara Shahidi as Angela
    Andre Braugher as Colonel Frank Fitts
    Betty Gabriel as Barbara

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    RIDLEY SCOTT
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    Jesee Plemons instead of Kevin Spacey. Millie Bobby Brown instead of Mena Suvari

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    RIDLEY SCOTT
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    Interesting that Jesse Plemons is only 33. He looks way older than 33. Some joker wrote “Jesse Plemons looks like Matt Damon On Meth” on Instagram

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    Just throw the whole movie away, please.

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    James McAvoy as Lester Burnham

    Jessica Chastain as Carolyn Burnham

    Eliza Scanlen as Jane Burnham

    Zendaya as Angela Hayes

    Jon Hamm as Col. Frank Fitts

    Jacob Elordi as Ricky Fitts

    FYC:
    Best Director: Edgar Wright, Guillermo Del Toro, Jane Campion
    Best Picture: Nightmare Alley, The Power of the Dog
    Best Actress: Kristen Stewart, Thomasin McKenzie, Rooney Mara, Tessa Thompson
    Best Actor: Benedict Cumberbatch, Bradley Cooper
    Best S. Actress: Cate Blanchett, Diana Rigg, Anya Taylor Joy
    Best S. Actor: Kodi Smit McPhee, Willem Dafoe, Richard Jenkins

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    I love the idea of Jeffrey Wright. will take this as well for mine!

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    Lester Burnham – Jeffrey Wright

    Carolyn Burnham – Thandiwe Newton

    Jane Burnham – Storm Reid

    Angela Hayes – Talia Ryder

    Ricky Fitts – Lucas Hedges

    Colonel Frank Fitts – Joel Edgerton

    Buddy “King” Kane – Alec Baldwin

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    For one, you’d have to throw the whole child sexualisation storyline in the bin. I can’t think of a movie which has aged more poorly. Even casting the role of Angela on this thread is creepy.

    Bill Hader and Barry in everything (2 babka)
    The Great - Elle Fanning, Nicholas Hoult and comedy writing and directing

    Severance in drama series, writing, Adam Scott for best actor, Ben Stiller for drama directing, and the whole cast in supporting.

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    For one, you’d have to throw the whole child sexualisation storyline in the bin. I can’t think of a movie which has aged more poorly. Even casting the role of Angela on this thread is creepy.

    hypersensitive.

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    hypersensitive.

    Really coming off like you support paedophilia bucko.

    Bill Hader and Barry in everything (2 babka)
    The Great - Elle Fanning, Nicholas Hoult and comedy writing and directing

    Severance in drama series, writing, Adam Scott for best actor, Ben Stiller for drama directing, and the whole cast in supporting.

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    Really coming off like you support paedophilia bucko.

    That Character was 17 or 18 in that film. Not pedo. And that actress was 19 when she played that role

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