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Friday, November 18, 2011

If "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" was Being Remade (Without Zoe Saldana and Ashton Kutcher)...

...We'd probably cringe, right? I know, I know, but riddle me this:

The awesome folks over at LAMB (Large Association of Movie Bloggers) have left it to us to come up with a cool new cast in the faux re-envisioning of the 1967 classic originally starring Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy and Katharine Houghton.

If you need a refresher, Poitier plays John Prentice, an accomplished African-American doctor betrothed to Joey (Houghton), a bubbly white young woman from a well-to-do family. Tracy and Hepburn star as Joey's parents Mr. and Mrs. Drayton, who get quite an awakening when their daughter brings home a black man to meet them--and discuss marriage.

The film also starred Cecil Kellaway as the hilarious Monsignor Ryan, and Roy Glenn and Beah Richards as John's parents Mr. and Mrs. Prentice (who also aren't really feeling their son's new love interest).

So we ask you, although LAMB has already whittled the list down to four contending casts, who could star in an imaginary reboot of the movie?

Vote for your favorite contending cast over at LAMB. They're also included below:

1) Robert DeNiro (Mr. Drayton); Diane Keaton (Mrs. Drayton); Will Smith (John); Evan Rachel Wood (Joana); Anthony Hopkins (Monsignor); Laurence Fishburne (Mr. Prentice); Alfre Woodard (Mrs. Prentice)

2) Kevin Kline (Matt); Meryl Streep (Cristina); Anthony Mackie (John); Natalie Portman (Joana); Anthony Hopkins (Monsignor); Denzel Washington (Mr. Prentice); Angela Bassett (Mrs. Prentice)

Tommy Lee Jones (Mr. Drayton); Cate Blanchett (Mrs. Drayton); Terrence Howard (John); Blake Lively (Joana); Michael Gambon (Monsignor); Danny Glover (Mr. Prentice); Angela Bassett (Mrs. Prentice)

Alan Alda (Mr. Drayton); Jessica Lange (Mrs. Drayton); Chiwetel Ejiofor (John); Isla Fisher (Joana); Michael Caine (Monsignor); Sidney Poitier (Mr. Prentice); Cicely Tyson (Mrs. Prentice)

You've got one week to get your votes in at
LAMB! Comments are always welcome.


Anonymous said...

I think this would be a cool cast:

Matt Drayton- John Travolta
Christina Drayton- Meryl Streep
Joanna Drayton- Jennifer Lawrence
John Prentice- Kevin Hart
Mr. Prentice- Laurence Fishburne
Mrs. Prentice- Angela Bassett
Monsignor- Tom Hanks

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