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The Results Are In: Recast Mermaids

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

mswender mswender 9 years
I like it.
popsplenda popsplenda 9 years
Amber Tamblin is a great choice. But Jack Black isn't old enough (among other things)for that role, that one is miles off. Also I don't think Abigail Breslin is quirky enough in the role of Kate. Maybe next time I should put my money where my mouth is and play the re-casting game.
penguins268 penguins268 9 years
I love this movie but...Jack Black?? Really? His character is supposed to be older, no?...hmm...but the rest is really good! :)
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