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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?


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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
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.
skigurl skigurl 8 years
uh please no i hate wallace shawn!
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
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