Skip Nav
Game of Thrones
15 Very Important Things the New Game of Thrones Pictures Tell Us
Game of Thrones
What Will the Game of Thrones Spinoff Be About? We Have Some Ideas
Why We Need Dear White People on Our TVs Now More Than Ever

Who Could Play Mr. Monopoly?

It's really for serious: Ridley Scott is going ahead with his movie version of the Monopoly game, and now the project has a screenwriter who will help to "shape a narrative out of the iconic real-estate game." Apparently Scott wants to give the film "a futuristic sheen along the lines of his iconic Blade Runner."

So . . . there's that. Now I'm wondering who they'll get to play the main money man himself, Mr. Monopoly. Fun fact: If Wikipedia isn't doing me wrong, Mr. Monopoly has gone by a variety of different names, including Rich Uncle Pennybags (or more formally, Milburn Pennybags), Stanley Monopoly, and Toby. In 1999 he was renamed Mr. Monopoly from Rich Uncle Pennybags. But I digress. Who could play the old top-hatted guy? I would love to see Victor Garber do something awesome with the role, and Bob Balaban definitely looks the part. Any other suggestions? And can you see a Monopoly movie working?


Around The Web
Join The Conversation
K-is-For-Kait K-is-For-Kait 8 years
I think the movie should just not be made. No matter who plays Mr. Monopoly, it sounds like a massive flop.
kkatt kkatt 8 years
John Cleese totally would be genius!
blairyb blairyb 8 years
I would say Danny Devito, gry him out and add a mustache. Perfect.
sundew sundew 8 years
Heck yes John Cleese! Nice one, blondie!
heidi-girl heidi-girl 8 years
how many different versions of monopoly can you have? everytime i turn the corner, theres a new one out.
billyart101 billyart101 8 years
I TOTALLY want that Here & Now version of Monopoly for Christmas. My family loves to play it, and we do so every holiday!
blondie829 blondie829 8 years
John Cleese would be genius
blondie829 blondie829 8 years
John Cleese would be genius
Mykie7 Mykie7 8 years
Victor Garber, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Vern Troyer (Okay, so he's short, but MOnopoly dude on the box isn't a big guy either!) or Michael Chiklis.
MindayH MindayH 8 years
Rip Taylor would get my vote.
MindayH MindayH 8 years
Rip Taylor would get my vote.
skigurl skigurl 8 years
uh please no i hate wallace shawn!
nikkimcd nikkimcd 8 years
Bob Hoskins totally
nikkimcd nikkimcd 8 years
Bob Hoskins totally
verily verily 8 years
Wallace Shawn should totally be Mr. Monopoly. ;)
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
ilanac13 - you're talking about 2 different people. Patrick Stewart played Jean Luc Picard and Charles Xavier in X-Men, Sir Ben Kingsley was in the Wackness
Drewsfan Drewsfan 8 years
Wilford Brimley would be hilarious.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
Oh I like the idea of Patrick Stewart or Victor Garber!
lynp lynp 8 years
I think Stanley Tucci would be perfect!!!
Black-Velveteen Black-Velveteen 8 years
OMG I was totally thinking Patrick Stewart when I read that too!!
katie171 katie171 8 years
I really like the William Shatner and Victor Garber suggestions. Go Canada!
sundew sundew 8 years
Ooh I like the Patrick Stewart idea after seeing him on Extras...also I think Michael Caine could be funny. Or William Shatner! Whoever it is, I'm very curious to find out more about this project!
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
what's the name of the guy who played 'jean luc picard' on star trek the next generation and the guy in the wackness - i think that he would be good...i don't know if it's the same guy that was in xmen as mr freeze - but i'm sure you know who i'm talking about by now - Patrick Stewart i think
graylen graylen 8 years
Based purely on what he looks like on the box, I would say Wallace Shawn or someone like that. If it's supposed to be futuristic, I would say like a Sean Connery.
menthadict menthadict 8 years
I have no idea how that would work. Is it like some guy being controlled by dice? lol
New Movies on Netflix in May 2017
Bradley Cooper May Star in The Crow Remake
Modern Monopoly Board For Family Game Night?
Titanic Movie Facts
Movies Like 13 Reasons Why
Charlize Theron Michael Fassbender London Prometheus Pictures
Sexiest Movies on Netflix Streaming
What Do You Know About the Monopoly Game?
Pink Board Games: Special Editions for Girls
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Documentary Coming Soon

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Entertainment
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds