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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Who Would You Cast in a Remake of "Taxi Driver?"

Don't worry. A remake isn't in the works (that we know of, at least).

But the good folks over at the Large Association of Movie Bloggers (LAMB) have planted the seed in our heads about a remake to the classic 1976 drama Taxi Driver, originally starring Robert DeNiro as Travis, a deranged New York City cab driver who descends on a well-constructed downward spiral after experiencing years of city deviance. LAMB is looking for thoughts on who you'd cast in a remake today.



Here is a refresher on the original cast:

Robert DeNiro as Travis
Jodie Foster as Iris
Harvey Keitel as Sport
Cybill Shepard as Betsy
Albert Brooks as Tom
Peter Boyle as Wizard

Other LAMB members have come up with makeshift casts who they think would be good to step into the roles of the above mentioned, and now we're asking you to decide which cast you think is the best fit for a remake of the movie. Choices are below:

OPTION 1: MICHAEL PITT (Travis); ABIGAIL BRESLIN (Iris); JOHN LEGUIZAMO (Sport); ZOOEY DESCHANEL (Betsy); JASON SCHWARTZMAN (Tom); JEFFREY TAMBOR (Wizard)

OPTION 2: JAKE GYLENHAAL (Travis); ELLE FANNING (Iris); MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY (Sport); MICHELLE WILLIAMS (Betsy); OSCAR ISAAC (Tom); NICOLAS CAGE (Wizard)

OPTION 3: JAKE GYLENHAAL (Travis); ELLE FANNING (Iris); MARK STRONG (Sport); MICHELLE WILLIAMS (Betsy); NEIL PATRICK HARRIS (Tom); SETH ROGEN (Wizard)

OPTION 4: CILLIAN MURPHY (Travis); CHLOЁ MORETZ (Iris); EDWARD NORTON (Sport); MICHELLE WILLIAMS (Betsy); MICHAEL SHANNON (Tom); JOHN C. REILLY (Wizard)

OPTION 5: CHIWETEL EJIOFOR (Travis); MACKENZIE VEGA (Iris); JOSH HARTNETT (Sport); LINDSAY LOHAN (Betsy); JESSE EISENBERG (Tom); VAL KILMER (Wizard)

OPTION 6: BEN FOSTER (Travis); CHLOЁ MORETZ (Iris); CHRISTIAN BALE (Sport); KATE HUDSON (Betsy); SETH ROGEN (Tom); PAUL GIAMATTI (Wizard)

OPTION 7: TOM HARDY (Travis); ELLE FANNING (Iris); IDRIS ELBA (Sport); GWYNETH PALTROW (Betsy); GUY PEARCE (Tom); MEL GIBSON (Wizard)

OPTION 8: RYAN GOSLING (Travis); CHLOЁ MORETZ (Iris); CHRISTIAN BALE (Sport); SCARLETT JOHANSSON (Betsy); JESSE EISENBERG (Tom); PATTON OSWALT (Wizard)

Cast your vote on the LAMB site here. Leave any comments below.

1 comments:

amy said...

Hmm, not sold on all the options.

Would probably pick Ryan Gosling for Travis, Elle Fanning for Iris, Idris Elba for Sport, Michelle Williams for Betsy, NPH for Tom and John C Reilly for Wizard. xD

But since that's not possible, I picked #3 xD

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