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Recast Results: Dirty Dancing

The original cast of Dirty Dancing made it a beloved classic for many of us, but the lists submitted for last week's Recast challenge were just as impressive! I particularly liked Yiddidea's choice of Christian Bale for Johnny — his Newsies performance is still dear to my heart. And being a Zooey Deschanel fan, I can easily picture her playing Baby's sister Lisa, as suggested by WhiplashGirlchild, LaLa0428, Chancleta, and Yiddidea.

I love that Lslybanks chose recent Oscar-winner Alan Arkin for Dr. Houseman, though I could also see Tom Hanks in the role, thanks to Sheena.

However, my favorite Recast list this week comes from Brazilnut! At first I was torn about casting Gwen Stefani, but then again, who knew Justin Timberlake could act? Plus, at least Gwen can dance. Congrats, Brazilnut! To see her list and the "new" cast photo,


Brazilnut's cast
Baby: Isla Fisher
Johnny: Josh Holloway
Dr. Houseman: Alec Baldwin
Lisa: Ginnifer Goodwin
Penny: Gwen Stefani

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Karma-Co Karma-Co 10 years
Brilliant job! Fab Casting...
chancleta chancleta 10 years
These are brilliant! Good job brazilnut!
brazilnut brazilnut 10 years
Woot! Buzz used the exact pictures I would have for the "new cast" photo too! Gwen's a fantastic entertainer, so I'm sure she'd be able to pull off acting. I know we see Sawyer (I just can't call him by his real name)all sweaty and stuff every week, but he would sure look nice in that water scene!
redsox26 redsox26 10 years
ohh i like those picks.
SweetPeasMom SweetPeasMom 10 years
Don't forget Gwen already did a movie, she was in The Aviator.
yiddidea yiddidea 10 years
Aww..thanks for the mention Buzz. I would LOVE to see Christian Bale in this role...but then again, I would watch him read the phone book. ;)
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 10 years
CHRISTIAN BALE!!!!!!!!!! YESSSSSSSSSSSS SHIRTLESS IN THAT WATER SCENE!!! YESSSSSSSS!!!
Maggie-Mae Maggie-Mae 10 years
I would LOVE isla fisher here!
alexgirl alexgirl 10 years
OMG that is so brilliant! Dirty Dancing will always be near and dear to my heart. Your recasts are all so frigging fabulous though! Christian Bale would have been PERFECT--Newsies was another classic! You guys are geniuses (geniusi?)
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