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Recast Casablanca!

Ever wonder what a movie or TV show would be like if you could be the casting director? Well, now's your chance. Every Wednesday on BuzzSugar, we'll be posting a Recast challenge, where we'll ask you to recast a classic TV show or movie for these modern times.

This week's challenge: The legendary 1942 film Casablanca. I know, I know: No one can do it like Bogey, but if you had to recast the movie with new actors in the roles originated by Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, and Claude Rains, who would you cast? Cate Blanchett as Isla? Philip Seymour Hoffman as Capt. Renault? Leave your entry us in the comment section below, and I'll pick one winner to feature next Tuesday, Dec. 19, complete with a "new" cast photo.

Characters to recast:
Rick Blaine
Ilsa Lund
Capt. Renault

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PinkEsq PinkEsq 8 years
Rick Blaine - Val Kilmer Ilsa Lund - Angelina Jolie Capt. Renault - Pierce Brosnan
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
Ilsa: Cate Blanchett Rick: Daniel Day Lewis Capt. Renault: Jim Broadbent
Lindsb Lindsb 9 years
I totally agree.. Scar Jo for Isla!! So old school glamour! Rick: Clooney Isla: Scarlett Capt: Jean Reno
lickety-split lickety-split 9 years
Rick: George Clooney Ilsa: Scarlett jo! Capt: Antonio Banderas Captain Louis Renault: "Did you abscond with the church funds? Run off with a senator's wife? I like to think you killed a man. It's the romantic in me."
kh61582 kh61582 9 years
George Clooney would make a great Rick. Cate Blancett for Ilsa and Brad Pitt would make a good Capt Renault
HateToHelp HateToHelp 9 years
You HAVE to consider Debra Messing for Ingrid Bergman. Compare pictures of the two - they look remarkably similar!!! And even though we know Debra for her comedy, she can do sad, down-turned eyes reall well.
Kbrooks1122704 Kbrooks1122704 9 years
oops Kidman :)
vintagesugar vintagesugar 9 years
Rick: David Straitharn Ilsa: Audry Tatou Capt. Renault. Tom Cruise (just kidding!) Peter Krause
Kbrooks1122704 Kbrooks1122704 9 years
vanessasanchez: check this out http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0452624/ it's been done! your wish came true! I'd pick Clooney and Kodman or Winslet and Reno
vanessasanchez vanessasanchez 9 years
I definetly agree with Fergie Ferg. George Clooney and Cate Blanchett would be perfect.
demily demily 9 years
Rick - Clive Owen Ilsa - Nicole Kidman Capt. Renault - Jean Reno (he's perfect) Living in L.A., however, I must add who the studios would inevitably cast in these roles if given the opportunity (prepare to choke on your own vomit): Rick - Heath Ledger Ilsa - Kate Bosworth Capt. Renault - Queen Latifah
Fergie-Ferg Fergie-Ferg 9 years
Rick - George Clooney Ilsa - Cate Blanchett Capt. Renault - Jean Reno
LizaToad LizaToad 9 years
Ilsa Lund - CATE BLANCHET - i LOVE her! she is one of the few actresses out there with the style and class for this role...
cannon1 cannon1 9 years
Rick Blaine - Ben Affleck Ilsa Lund - Kate Winslet Capt. Renault - Stanley Tucci
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