Russell Crowe is 56
Crowe is maybe a little old, but I agree he would have been great for it.
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?
I'm watching "Once upon a time in the west". Other than som bad dubbing and sound effects the movie is perfect, but if the movie was made 10-15 years ago I'd like to see this cast:
Harmonica - Russel Crove
Frank - Tom Hanks
Chyenne - Javier Bardem
Jill - Scarlett Johansson
Morton - John Goodman
Cliff - Ansel Elgort (Chris Pratt for an older, bigger star)
Jenny - Vanessa Hudgens (or Alison Brie)
Sinclair - George Clooney (or John Hamm)
River of no return.
Who can possibly replace Robert Mitchum and Marilyn Monroe? Possibly no-one, but I Imagine two re-makes - one in the 1990's and one today.
River of no return (1995)
Matt - Harrison Ford
Kay - Salma Hayek.
River of no return (2021)
Matt - Dwayne Johnson
Kay - Scarlett Johansson
Gaston - Robert Downey jr. He has the same charm and agility as Matthew Broderick, but I think Downey has enough range not to come across as a California teen in fantasy European middle ages.
Navarre - Sean Connery. He would've been a great heroic and tragic knight.
Isabeau - Isabella Rosselini. Stunningly beautiful, mysterious and a good actress. Remember; no short 80s hair!
Ladyhawke (2021 version)
Navarre - Mark Strong
Isabeau - Morena Baccarin
Gaston - Timothee Chalamet
Bladerunner (2021 version)
Decard - James McAvoy
Roy Batty - Alexander Skarsgård
Rachel - Eva Green
Gaff - Danny Trejo
C.F. Sebastian - Anna Kendrick
Bryant - Forrest Whittaker
Pris - Cloe Grace Moretz
Tyrell - Glen Close
The princess bride (2021version)
Wesley - Chris Pine
Buttercup - Margot Robbie
Indigo Montoya - John Leguizamo
I don't know if Modesty Blaise (1966) is a classic, but in honour of Monica Vitti I'm going to re-cast it for a modern version:
Directed by Matthew Vaughn
Modesty - Kaya Scudelario
Willy Garvin - Alex Pettifer
Sir Gerald Tarrant - Timothy Dalton
Raiders of the lost ark
Indiana Jones - Bradley Cooper
Marion - Emma Stone
Belloq - Tom Hiddleston
Sallah - Tony Shalhoub (Monk)
Toth - Paul Dano
Brody - Michael Palin
I forget which character Brody but Palin is such an adventure traveller it makes sense to find him in an Indiana Jones movie
Brody was Indy's archeologist friend who wasn't good at being outdoors.
oh. well Palin's trekked pole to pole, so thats not really him. but I'm sure he could play that character and make it very silly. Many of his characters in Monty Python were nervous repressed officebound types, like the accountant who dreamed of becoming a liontamer, but wanted to take it one step at a time
Yes, he's an actor. I found the idea of Palin playing a man who "once for lost in his own museum" funny, but I also think his likability and screen presence would for the role. Making a bookish and not very capable professor engaging can be hard, but Palin could do it.
Indiana Jones and the last crusade (1989)
Indiana - Ryan Reynolds
Jones sr. - Liam Neeson
Elsa - Margot Robbie
Marcus Brodie - Francis MacDormand
Sallah - Saïd Taghmaoui (from Wonder Woman)
Walter Donovan - Pierce Brosnan
young Indy - Jack Gleeson (Joffrey Lanister in GoT)
Vogel - Christoph Waltz
Romancing the stone
Jack Colton (Michael Douglas) - Jopseph Gordon-Levitt
Joane wilder (Katleen Turner) - Emma Watson, Florence Pugh
Ralph (Danny de Vito) - Peter Dinklage
Ira - Pierce Brosnan