Re-cast the lead(s) of movie classics

Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,119MI6 Agent
I think it would be fun to speculate who could be cast in remakes of old movies (pre 1990's).

Here are some of my ideas:

Die Hard: Bradley Cooper as john McClane
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The Searchers:

Liam Nesson as Ethan Edwards
Joseph Gordon- Lewitt as Martin Pawley
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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,119MI6 Agent
    The Ipcress File

    Ewan McGreggor as Harry Palmer
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    Father Goose (1964), with George Clooney in the lead role.
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  • hehadlotsofgutshehadlotsofguts Durham England Posts: 2,080MI6 Agent
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    Kindergarten Cop(1990) - Vin Diesel as John Kimble
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  • Mr MalloryMr Mallory North by northwestPosts: 627MI6 Agent
    Get Carter

    Daniel Craig as Jack Carter
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  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    The League of Gentlemen

    With various young british actors, but with Sir Ian McKellen playing the Jack Hawkins part.
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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,119MI6 Agent
    The guns of Navarone

    Mallory - Chris Evans
    Miller - James MacAvoy
    Stavros - James Mamoa
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,119MI6 Agent
    The Searchers (second atempt)

    Ethan Edwards - Kurt Russel or Josh Brolin
    Martin Pawley - an unknown First Nations-actor or Dev Patel
    Laurie - Anya Taylor-Joy
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,119MI6 Agent
    Where eagles dare

    Major Smith - Tom Hardy
    Schaffer - Ryan Gosling, Ryan Reynolds, Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel,
    Mary - Sophie Turner
    Heidi - Ingrid Bolsø Berdal
  • emtiememtiem SurreyPosts: 4,223MI6 Agent
    Number24 wrote:
    Where eagles dare

    Major Smith - Tom Hardy
    Schaffer - Ryan Gosling, Ryan Reynolds, Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel,
    Mary - Sophie Turner
    Heidi - Ingrid Bolsø Berdal


    Heh! That's fun, I certainly like Gosling for Schaffer: he'd do that quietness well. I know he's the wrong nationality but I'd quite like a Clooney type as Smith. Or Liam Neeson perhaps? But he might actually be getting a bit old now.
  • The Red KindThe Red Kind EnglandPosts: 2,008MI6 Agent
    Number24 wrote:
    Where eagles dare

    Major Smith - Tom Hardy
    Schaffer - Ryan Gosling, Ryan Reynolds, Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel,
    Mary - Sophie Turner
    Heidi - Ingrid Bolsø Berdal

    Interesting choices N24.

    I would go as follows;

    Major Smith - Daniel Craig
    Schaffer - Scott Eastwood/Chris Pratt/Chris Hemsworth
    Mary - Joanne Froggatt/Vanessa Kirby
    Heidi - MyAnna Buring
    Von Hapen - Tom Hardy
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  • GymkataGymkata Minnesota, USAPosts: 3,357MI6 Agent
    I'll play!

    WHERE EAGLES DARE

    Major Smith: Colin Firth
    Schaffer: Chris Pine
    Mary: Amy Adams
    Heidi: Diane Kruger
    Von Hapen: Michael Fassbender
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  • GymkataGymkata Minnesota, USAPosts: 3,357MI6 Agent
    JAWS (2020):

    Brody: Matthew Rhys
    Quint: Liam Neeson
    Hooper: Seth Rogen
    Mayor Vaughn: Henry Czerny
    Ellen Brody: Evangeline Lilly
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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,119MI6 Agent
    Number24 wrote:
    Where eagles dare

    Major Smith - Tom Hardy
    Schaffer - Ryan Gosling, Ryan Reynolds, Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel,
    Mary - Sophie Turner
    Heidi - Ingrid Bolsø Berdal

    Interesting choices N24.

    I would go as follows;

    Major Smith - Daniel Craig
    Schaffer - Scott Eastwood/Chris Pratt/Chris Hemsworth
    Mary - Joanne Froggatt/Vanessa Kirby
    Heidi - MyAnna Buring
    Von Hapen - Tom Hardy

    I'm not sure about Craig in this one and I don' think Scott Eastwood has the actin chops to play Schaffer, but I did consider Chriss Pratt and Chris Hemsworth. I don' t like Froggatt as Mary, but the other actresses are good.
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,119MI6 Agent
    Gymkata wrote:
    I'll play!

    WHERE EAGLES DARE

    Major Smith: Colin Firth
    Schaffer: Chris Pine
    Mary: Amy Adams
    Heidi: Diane Kruger
    Von Hapen: Michael Fassbender

    I think Firth, just like Burton, is too old. Joachim Rønneberg who was only 24 when he was the leader of the Vemork mission. The oldest Norwegian SOE member was 44 when he joined, and he was only accepted because he had " a particular set of skills". Chris Pine was on my list for Major Schaffer.
  • GymkataGymkata Minnesota, USAPosts: 3,357MI6 Agent
    I don't know...I see Smith as being a 'too old for this mission' kind of guy anyways...he even comments as such several times in the film. I think the main reason that he goes is that he's got the connection to that one other German commander who knows him (during the big dining room sequence) to help verify his story. As such, his age is secondary to the fact that he's the right person for the job.

    To that end, I see Firth having the necessary acting chops and charm to do the part justice.
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  • emtiememtiem SurreyPosts: 4,223MI6 Agent
    I like Hemsworth for it! Not sure we’ve found our perfect Smith yet though :)
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,119MI6 Agent
    Casablanca


    Rick - Daniel Craig
    Ilsa - Cate Blanchet,
  • GymkataGymkata Minnesota, USAPosts: 3,357MI6 Agent
    Hemsworth or Pine for Shaffer, absolutely.
    I also think that Fassbender makes for a perfect Von Hapen.
    Mary and Heidi...honestly, there are a ton of great women actors who could fill those roles and do great jobs. As is typical, the female roles are pretty minor for a WW2 'men on a mission' movie, so almost any woman who is available when the film is scheduled for filming would suffice. Mary needs to have some chemistry with the actor playing Smith (and be age appropriate), but that's about it.
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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,119MI6 Agent
    Gymkata wrote:
    I don't know...I see Smith as being a 'too old for this mission' kind of guy anyways...he even comments as such several times in the film. I think the main reason that he goes is that he's got the connection to that one other German commander who knows him (during the big dining room sequence) to help verify his story. As such, his age is secondary to the fact that he's the right person for the job.

    To that end, I see Firth having the necessary acting chops and charm to do the part justice.

    Good points. But Burton was 45 when he made Where Eagles Dare while Colin Firth is 59. Burton was an alcoholic, but Firth is still 14 years older. Maybe Michael Fassbender (43) could be a good Smith? Instead Stellan Skargård can play von Hapen.
  • GymkataGymkata Minnesota, USAPosts: 3,357MI6 Agent
    My God...Burton was only 45 when he made WED???? He looks like he's 60.
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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,119MI6 Agent
    Actually I miscalculated. Born in 1925 he was 43 when he made Where Eagles Dare. Eastwood is only five years younger.
  • emtiememtiem SurreyPosts: 4,223MI6 Agent
    Gymkata wrote:
    My God...Burton was only 45 when he made WED???? He looks like he's 60.

    That was my thought too! :D
    Number24 wrote:
    Actually I miscalculated. Born in 1925 he was 43 when he made Where Eagles Dare. Eastwood is only five years younger.

    Wow: I’d have said he was about 15 years younger in that movie.
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,119MI6 Agent
    Eastwood is a healthfreak, Burton was an alcoholic.
  • emtiememtiem SurreyPosts: 4,223MI6 Agent
    Yeah I thought he was much younger than late thirties in that.

    It’s hard to think of a British lead who would be good in it. I was thinking Cruise would actually make a good Smith. Maybe we can swap the American and British leads? :)
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,119MI6 Agent
    I still think Tom Hardy or Michael Fassbender can be good Smith's.
  • GymkataGymkata Minnesota, USAPosts: 3,357MI6 Agent
    Fassbender being German (and fluent in German), I'd slot him as Von Hapen. He also has the right intensity to him for the role and would be amazing in the dinner confrontation.
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  • emtiememtiem SurreyPosts: 4,223MI6 Agent
    Gymkata wrote:
    Fassbender being German (and fluent in German), I'd slot him as Von Hapen. He also has the right intensity to him for the role and would be amazing in the dinner confrontation.

    Yeah he'd be cracking there.
    Christian Bale as Smith maybe? I'm not 100% sold, I'd still prefer a younger Liam Neeson.
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,119MI6 Agent
    Fassbender speaks German and I'd like to see a version of WED where more German is spoken. That includes the commandoes. I don't know of Skarsgård speaks German, but many Swedes do and he seems to have a good ear for languages. Perhaps German actors should play the Germans and having Fassbender play Smith he canspeak more German while undercover.
    I do agree a younger Liam Neeson would be perfect.
  • GymkataGymkata Minnesota, USAPosts: 3,357MI6 Agent
    thought of a good Smith: Russell Crowe. He'd need to slim down but he'd be awesome.
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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,119MI6 Agent
    Russell Crowe is 56 :D
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