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    Talking Recast it!: Foul Play (1978)

    Hey all!

    Been watching a lot of movies on AMC, which got me wondering if the movie were to be remade, who would be recast in the roles? So, I thought it would be fun to pose the question to the brilliant minds on GR. Here are the requirements:

    1. Movie has to have been made and released between 1955 and 1984
    2. It can't have been remade already

    If you have any suggestions, please PM me with them. We'll do a new one each week.

    The movie this week is: Foul Play (1978)

    Goldie Hawn ... Gloria Mundy
    Chevy Chase ... Tony Carlson
    Burgess Meredith ... Mr. Hennessey
    Rachel Roberts ... Delia Darrow / Gerda Casswell
    Eugene Roche ... Archbishop Thorncrest / Archbishop's brother
    Dudley Moore ... Stanley Tibbets
    Marilyn Sokol ... Stella
    Brian Dennehy ... Fergie
    Marc Lawrence ... Rupert Stiltskin
    Chuck McCann ... Theatre manager
    Billy Barty ... J.J. MacKuen
    Don Calfa ... Scarface
    Bruce Solomon ... Bob Scott


    So who would you recast in these roles? I'll take a stab at it:

    Glora Mundy: My fav would be Leisha Haley. She is brilliantly funny with comedy. Next would be either Kate Hudson or Jennifer Aniston

    Tony: Has to be someone funny yet can be somewhat serious and be a romantic lead. Gotta go with Luke Wilson

    Mr. Hennessey: I wanna see Clint Eastwood go back to stupid comedy, this time with a snake named Esme.

    Delia Darrow: Francis McDormand. Can you just imagine Francis and Clint fighting? Hells yeah!

    Archbishop: John Malcovich. Natural choice.

    Stanley Tibits: My favorite character, and where I fell in love with Dudley Moore. If John Cleese were a little younger, I'd say him. Can't really think of anyone right now

    Stella: Ball busting Stella... I gotta throw Queen Latifa in here just because she rules.

    The Little Bible Salesman: who else but that crazy ass Verne Troyer

    The albino dude: Tom Cruise. He's batshit enough to pull it off and its a small enough role where he doesn't hog the movie

    Scarface: Christopher Walken. The best bad guy ever that you kinda like

    Dude who's pickup is used to get to the theater: Matthew McConaughey, a nice little cameo for him.

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    Nooooooooo, the Foul Play cast is PERFECT, no way should it be redone. No one else could do those characters that well. I say just leave it alone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ConstanceSpry View Post
    Nooooooooo, the Foul Play cast is PERFECT, no way should it be redone. No one else could do those characters that well. I say just leave it alone!
    Oh I know! Its just an 'exercise'. More curious to see who folks would pick. Of course, with the way Hollywood is going, they'll probably remake every great movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkdgirl View Post
    Oh I know! Its just an 'exercise'. More curious to see who folks would pick. Of course, with the way Hollywood is going, they'll probably remake every great movie.
    I suppose Kate Hudson would work, but I can't think of anyone good enough to fill everyone elses' shoes. Well, maybe Hugh Jackman as Tony. I do like Tom Cruise as the Albino, Christopher Walken as Scarface, and Vern Troyer as The Dwarf. Hmm, maybe Bob Newhart as Mr. Hennessey?

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    I actually own this film and love it. I'm going to have to think on who I would like to see in each role.

    Kate Hudson could work. I would also like to see Isla Fisher.
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