Re-cast the lead(s) of movie classics

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  • GymkataGymkata Minnesota, USAPosts: 4,140MI6 Agent
    Number24 wrote:
    Russell Crowe is 56 :D

    Yeah, but he doesn't look a day over 54. {[]

    But he could resemble the apparent age of Richard Burton. My impression of Smith is that he's a venerable warhorse who's been around forever and knows everyone (and everyone knows him). His easy relationship with Mary, for instance, suggests that they've worked together several times over the years, probably even before the war. He also feels like a father figure (in a way) to the rest of the team.

    Also, Crowe has real charisma and screen presence. You'd absolutely believe him in the role, as long as he slimmed down again/got into shape.

    If you still can't get over the 'Crowe is too old' factor, maybe Tom Ellis or Joel Edgerton?
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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 19,962MI6 Agent
    I'm trying to think like a movie director or producer and they are perhaps not well knoww enough to headline a big movie. This isn't a watertight argument, because the same could have been said about Russell Crowe when they made LA Confidential too.
  • emtiememtiem SurreyPosts: 4,758MI6 Agent
    Crowe is maybe a little old, but I agree he would have been great for it.
  • GymkataGymkata Minnesota, USAPosts: 4,140MI6 Agent
    emtiem wrote:
    Crowe is maybe a little old, but I agree he would have been great for it.

    'Tell him he's a renegade.'

    Crowe would rock that.
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  • The Red KindThe Red Kind EnglandPosts: 2,624MI6 Agent
    emtiem wrote:
    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? :)

    Agree Cruise would make a good Smith and would be interesting to swap the parts.
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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 19,962MI6 Agent

    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

  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 19,962MI6 Agent

    The Rocketeer

    Cliff - Ansel Elgort (Chris Pratt for an older, bigger star)

    Jenny - Vanessa Hudgens (or Alison Brie)

    Sinclair - George Clooney (or John Hamm)

  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 19,962MI6 Agent
    edited August 2021

    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

  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 19,962MI6 Agent
    edited October 2021

    Ladyhawke (1980s)

    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!

  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 19,962MI6 Agent

    Ladyhawke (2021 version)

    Navarre - Mark Strong

    Isabeau - Morena Baccarin

    Gaston - Timothee Chalamet

  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 19,962MI6 Agent
    edited October 2021

    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

  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 19,962MI6 Agent

    The princess bride (2021version)


    Wesley - Chris Pine

    Buttercup - Margot Robbie

    Indigo Montoya - John Leguizamo

  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 19,962MI6 Agent
    edited April 24

    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


  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 19,962MI6 Agent
    edited March 13

    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

  • caractacus pottscaractacus potts Orbital communicator, level 10Posts: 3,394MI6 Agent

    I forget which character Brody but Palin is such an adventure traveller it makes sense to find him in an Indiana Jones movie

  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 19,962MI6 Agent

    Brody was Indy's archeologist friend who wasn't good at being outdoors.

  • caractacus pottscaractacus potts Orbital communicator, level 10Posts: 3,394MI6 Agent

    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

  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 19,962MI6 Agent

    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.

  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 19,962MI6 Agent

    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

  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 19,962MI6 Agent

    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

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