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The Results Are In: Recast Say Anything

Every 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!

Yes, I recognize that to some of you it is sacrilege to recast a movie as beloved as Say Anything, but that didn't stop many others from submitting their recast lists! My personal favorites were the actors selected to play Diane's father, James Court. I loved that kateaustin456 kept it in the Frasier family with Kelsey Grammar, and dollymama's pick of David Duchovny is great, as he plays morally ambiguous rather well.

I also liked that many of the James Court ideas were drawn from current TV shows, from Steve Carell (Jean_Metro's pick), to Kyle MacLachlan (leeluvfashion) to Alec Baldwin (pistonsjenny) to Lost's Terry O'Quinn (WhiplashGirlchild).

I found the ideas for Lloyd's sister Constance Dobler to be really thoughtful, like EmPaige's nod to the original with Lily Taylor, and, most especially BellaCalla's idea of Jenna Fischer.

Overall, however, my favorite recast list this week comes from bhilb! To see who bhilb chose along with a new cast photo,

bhilb's cast:
Lloyd Dobler — Shia LaBeouf
Diane Court — Rachel Bilson
James Court — Victor Garber
Constance Dobler — Zooey Deschanel

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kelliegonzo kelliegonzo 8 years
LOVE it, shia is totally lloyd, WWWWWWWWWWWOOOOO!
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
shia...cant even touch JC's black trenchcoat.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 8 years
i didn't even know this recast was happening. poo! i would have submitted my picks. Shia LeBeouf will never have the on-screen presence of John Cusack. I would go with the brother from Little Miss Sunshine - Paul Danko or whatever his name is. I could see him in a modern-day version of this movie.
hoya21221 hoya21221 8 years
I love Shia! I think that's an awesome re-cast even though I'm not a huge Rachel Bilson fan (I know that breaks your heart BuzzSugar :)
mamaseacat mamaseacat 8 years
What's so hot about Shia? I just don't see it.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
Love it, Shia would be perfect! It's funny, I played w/ the idea of casting Shia however decided not to because I didn't think others would like that choice and than I see the winning recast and see shia there!lol. Bilson would be fab in that role.
Imabeliever Imabeliever 8 years
LOL! bhilb! You absolutely nailed it.. I couldn't agree with you more.. esp since you beat me to it.. :) Yes.. sacriledge to recast Say Anything... but this cast is the ONLY way it could be redone.. ever.. period! :) :WOOHOO: for bhilb!!!
Fab_Kitty Fab_Kitty 8 years
LOL Mrs. Piven, I bet you love the Say Anything line, "Give me my Firebird keys!"
mrspiven mrspiven 8 years
you know, its a great try, but there is no cast that can do this movie justice. the john/joan cusack chemistry is (obviously) impossible to recreate, and although i think rachel b. would make a fair diane court, it just isn't quite right. ione skye was so perfect!
yyam084 yyam084 8 years
i knew it...r.bils will be great!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
Very nice! Congrats.
cassandry cassandry 8 years
I don't know how many times I've read of Shia being compared to John Cusack back in the day...so this recasting is spot on! Bravo!
Ejmcmis Ejmcmis 8 years
Spot on! very very good!
bhilb bhilb 8 years
Yay! I think this is the first one I've ever tried.
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 8 years
Great Cast! I LOVE all four actors! Rachel and Zooey are so CUTE!
Lindsb Lindsb 8 years
:love: it!!! oh shia.. :love:
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