Blogathon – LCR’s Re-castathon 2013


Thanks to Jack over at Lights, Camera, Reaction for coming up with this fun Blogathon – pick your favorite (or least favorite) films of 2013 and recast an actor or actress you didn’t think as quite right for the part. To take part, or to read other blogger’s ideas, head to Jacks dedicated page for all the info!

Anyway, here are our suggestions for recasting popular films!


HER – Spike Jonze

Replace Scarlett Johannson with Angelina Jolie

Reason: Well, if you’re gonna have a total babe as the voice of an artificially intelligent computer, surely to God you’d have the Ultimate Babe, Angeline Jolie. While Mrs Pitt might currently be seconded to raising a family and directing films nobody ever sees, I could easily see her spending a day recording all the super-sexy lines and sultry voice work for Spike Jonze’s semi-sci-fi film. Even better if she did it in that fake British accent she uses from time to time. Ooo-er!


Gravity – Alfonso Cuaron

Replace George Clooney with Adam Sandler

Reason: Adam Sandler dying as he floats off into space? Sells itself, really.



Replace the Sharks with Crocodiles. Or spiders. Or giant lizards.

Reason: Crocodiles are more awesome than sharks, even giant, flying, exploding sharks. And spiders are scarier than crocodiles. Because giant lizards. Go on Hollywood, make Crocnado, I dare you!


The Wolf Of Wall Street – Martin Scorsese

Replace Leonardo DiCaprio with Christian Bale

Reason: While I think Leo did a superb job at bringing the unscrupulous Jordan Belfort to life in Scorsese’s masterwork, I’d love to have seen the uber-intense Bale given a chance to go to town in a haze of sex, drugs and money. Seeing Bale discuss throwing dwarves onto velcro bullseye’s would be worth the price of admission alone, and  the sight of him snorting cocaine from a hookers ass would forever remove the thought of him as Batman. Come to think of it, didn’t current Batman, Ben Affleck, play a similar role in Boiler Room? Ah ha!!


The Heat – Paul Feig

Replace Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy with Chris Rock and Chris Tucker

Reason: In a hugely offensive, controversial, and moderately racist movie, I’d love to see a straight-laced Chris Rock going up against the manic insanity of Chris Tucker (although Tucker might have to gain a hundred pounds first) as two mismatched cops tracking down an underworld kingpin (played by Oprah Winfrey in a role designed for Oscar glory). Hell, throw in the dude who played the Principal of Hill Valley High in Back To The Future as the Chief of Police trying to keep them all calm, and you have yourself a winner.



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8 thoughts on “Blogathon – LCR’s Re-castathon 2013

  1. Very interesting list! I'm not sure I would pay money to even see Sandler float off into space – just no – but you're right the idea sells itself.
    Angelina Jolie in the voice of her – as soon as I read it, I could hear her. I really loved Scarlett, but Angie could've been great too.
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    1. Thanks Katy! I know I'd pay money to watch Sandler float away, I'd pay good money too! And having seen Jolie in the latest Maleficent trailer, that's half the reason I chose her for HER. Thanks for stopping in!!

  2. Jesus, man. Those are some crazy choices…. Sandler in Gravity? Oh boy…
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  3. Ahahahaha, Rodney you are a hoot man!! Replacing Clooney with Adam Sandler??!! Oh man, I have no words!

    As for HER, I think Scarlett's voice is just perfect and this coming from someone who's not a huge fan of hers. I think Jolie's voice lack the playfulness that Samantha requires 😀

    But replacing sharks w/ crocodiles, ahah well, I guess anything is possible. So the bigger question is, would it be calle Aligatorado or Croconado?? 😀
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  4. Thank you for participating! I really appreciate it.
    Christian Bale is an interesting replacement, I thought he would have done an excellent job, especially with how crazy he was in American Psycho. I do think Leo was perfect though.
    Speaking about Jolie, thoughts on the new Maleficient trailer?

    1. The new "Once Upon A Dream" trailer for Maleficent is awesome – I wasn't terribly interested in the film initially, but after seeing Jolie do a little more than in previous trailers, oh man, I'm actually looking forward to it!!

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