Let’s Recast a Film
You know how us film fans always want to recast a film, well today we play the role of producer and this script has turned up on our desk. The next job is to cast the film as if it the year is 2016, the rules are as simple you can’t use anyone who is in the original film however good or bad you think the film is. So without further ado let’s cast this movie.
For this I will be turning a loved television show into a modern day one off film.
Original Cast: Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger, George Wendt, Kelsey Grammer, Woody Harrelson, Kirstie Alley, Shelly Long
New Cast: Dan Stevens, Traylor Howard, John C Reilly, Will Ferrell, Nick Frost, Emory Cohen, Olivia Thirby, Emma Watson
Why I have picked this star:
Ted Danson – Dan Stevens – Sam Malone Sam is the former baseball star who owns the bar which he uses to meet women. He is loved by the bar patrons but when Diane turns up Sam starts to think about actually settling down, while in the show after she leaves Rebecca offers this once more. For this version of Sam, I will have both women involved with the bar and Sam is torn between the two. With this choice I can hear you from here going NO WAY but I do think Sam doesn’t need to be the one telling the joke he needs the funny in reactions to being shot down but needs the look of what he thinks all women want and hello Mr Stevens who could easily pass this role over and if you question his comic chops check out his work in Night at the Museum Secret of the Tomb.
Rhea Perlman – Traylor Howard – Carla Tortelli Carla is bar maid that takes no shit from anyone who is working to supporting her kids who are a pain in her arse but you insult them you deal with Carla. She is tough as they come and could easily be the bouncer of the bar. Traylor doesn’t have the largest filmography with her most notable roles being in TV series Monk and Two Guys and a Girl opposite Ryan Reynolds but I do feel she could play the Carla character because we do see her snap easily through these shows which is needed for this role.
John Ratzenberger – John C. Reilly – Cliff Clavin Cliff is the postman who comes in with his large amount of useless knowledge but best friend chemistry with Norm. I have pick John because along with my choice of Will we know they have brilliant chemistry that will work for this film.
George Wendt – Will Ferrell – Norm Peterson Norm gets his own welcome whether he walks into the bar, he has his own sit which makes a trip down to Cheers a chance to get away from his wife. Norm has a best friend in Cliff and this choice needs perfect chemistry with the Cliff choice. Will and John have brilliant chemistry which will shine through in these roles.
Kelsey Grammer – Nicky Frost – Dr Fraiser Crane Frasier finds himself in the bar when he starts dating Diane but knowing where her heart lies he sticks around to add a higher class to the bar. For this I will have the idea that he still loves Diane while being married to Lilith. This is yet again an unusual choice but this character in Cheers is very pompous before we get to know him in his own show so I am only judging him from this show and we have seen Nick can handle a mix of comic characters and working with the other talent he can pull off the smartest in the room.
Woody Harrelson – Emory Cohen – Woody Boyd Woody comes to Cheers to see his old coach, Coach only to find he has passed away. I want to keep the Woody character in the film version because I do like both characters but as I last watched Woody I am favouring him at the moment. I have picked Emory for this role because we need an actor who can play the innocent but good hearted young man and we saw this in Brooklyn.
Kirstie Alley – Olivia Thirlby – Rebecca Howe Rebecca comes into the bar to help run the place because Sam has been struggling with the business side of everything. Rebecca offers another love angle for Sam which works for the duelling between her and Diane. Olivia has been in and out of comedies for a few years but with the role in Dredd we get to see a developing authority role and this will give her a chance to perform both these roles.
Shelly Long – Emma Watson – Diane Chambers Diane is the woman that works as a bar maid, she thinks she is better than everyone else in the bar constantly having to deal with Sam coming on to her but always shooting him down. I want to keep this character very similar because she is need to be different to the other female cast members. Let’s make Diane British for this and who better than this star Miss Watson who can turn heads and most importantly push anyone she’s not interested in away.
How will this change the film: I do want to keep most of this show the same with his new cast, I do love this show so I don’t want this to be a bad parody of the show and I do think each of these actors can offer everything needed for these roles which is something we do need to see.
Will you be going to see this new version of the film?
Who would you rather see in this film?