Every other Wednesday on BuzzSugar, I post a Recast challenge, where I ask you to choose new actors for a classic TV show or movie. The reader who submits the best cast wins a BuzzSugar t-shirt!
I'm glad that many of you were as excited about this Mermaids recast as I was. The female roles are so meaty, it makes me yearn for similar films to be made today.
Many of your ideas for the sexy and spontaneous Rachel Flax were right on, including fattiecat07's suggestion of Michelle Pfeiffer and dbanner's idea of Marisa Tomei. Several of you picked Elizabeth Perkins, which would be amazing and hilarious.
I got a kick out of jadenirvana's suggestion that Diablo Cody fill Winona Ryder's shoes. yiddidea's suggestion for Ellen Page is pretty spot-on for the role of Charlotte and got me thinking about how similar Page and Ryder are as actors, actually.
I really enjoyed all of your casts, thanks for sharing! But alas, there can only be one winner and l think Baluk slam-dunked the female leads. Congrats to Baluk!
To see who she chose, along with a new cast photo,
Baluk's cast list:
Rachel Flax — Catherine Keener
Charlotte Flax — Amber Tamblyn
Kate Flax — Abigail Breslin
Lou Landsky — Jack Black
Joe Porretti — Scott Speedman