Inspired by the Leslie Howard thread. Frankly, I have no ideas. But who would you cast... based more on talent than fuckability, because I will produce my grandfather's sword from the Mexican Wars if one you bitches inserts Channing Tatum into this...
Oh, I did just get an idea... Lara Pulver for Scarlett. She played Irene Adler in an episode of the UK Sherlock and rocked it. But she's early thirties and maybe too long in the tooth, given HD.
Hard to find someone to take the Rhett Butler role as most American actors so sorely lack the masculinity required.
Yes, the two leads would have to be not American.
I guess the most obvious is Gabourey Sidibe as Mammy. Maybe Jude Law as Ashley.
Cate Blanchett and Tom Hardy.
Scarlett - Emma Stone
Rhett - Aaron Johnson
Ashley - Andrew Garfield
Melanie - Blake Lively
Mammy - Gabourey Sidibe
Prissy - Rhianna
Aunt Pittypat - Melissa McCarthy
Now I could definitely see Andrew Garfield as Ashley.
Or Melly, if the rumours are true.
Meryl in all the parts.
Scarlett - Keira Knightley
Rhett - Michael Fassbender
George Clooney as Rhett
Kristen Stewart or Anne Hathaway as Scarlett
Scarlett - Andrea Riseborough
[quote]Scarlett - Keira Knightley
Oh HELL no!
[quote]Rhett - Michael Fassbender
Brilliant casting. And don't bind down that trouser snake of his so we can see exactly what Scarlett sees in Rhett.
The old whore - Madonna
Aunt Pittypat - Catherine O'Hara
Mammy - Tyler Perry
Melanie - Amy Adams
Scarlett - Jessica chastain
nathan lane IS aunt pittypat
megan fox for scarlett
ivy blue as bonnie blue
SJP as the horse that kills Bonnie Blue!
Oh, God, Nathan Lane really is Belle Watling!
Kim Cattral as Belle Watling.
Colm Meaney as Gerald O'Hara. Matthew McConaughey as Wilkerson. Madonna as Ellen O'Hara. Gabby Douglas as Prissy. The Olsen twins as Emma Slattery. Nicollette Sheridan as Belle Watling.
Oprah Winfrey as Mammy
Willow Smith as Prissy
Colin Farrell as Rhett
Van Hansis as Scarlett
Dean David Botrell (or whatever the fuck his name is) as Belle
Reese Witherspoon as India Wilkes (just to piss her off for not being considered for a major role)
Chloe Sevigny as Melanie
Colton Haynes and Shawn Pyfrom as the Tarleton twins. Darren Criss as Charles Hamilton.
Daniel Craig as Rhett Butler.
Henry Cavill as Ashley Wilkes.
Army Hammer as the twins.
Is Van Hansis an actor, an actress or a medical condition?
I would cast:
Lady Gaga as Scarlett
Micky Minaj as Rhett Buttler
Big Ang as Mammy
Madonna as Prissy (This will allow her to prove she can act)
Can we do a zombie version?
Madonna as Ellen O'Hara? Oh, yeah, I can just imagine what happens after Ellen says: 'Prayers, girls...'
Scarlet - Kristen Stewart
Rhett - Shia Labeouf
Melanie - Emma Stone
Ashley - Zac Efron
Mammy - Sherri Shepherd
Prissy - Raven-Symone
Anne Hathaway...Scarlett O' Hara
Brad Pitt...Rhett Butler
Alexander Skarsgard...Ashley Wilkes
[quote]Army Hammer as the twins.
That would be perfect casting.
R23, [quote]Madonna as Prissy (This will allow her to prove she can act)
Aw hell no!
Olivia Wilde as Scarlett
Jessica Chastain is too old for Scarlett. She's already six years older than Viven Leigh was when she filmed it.
Gabourey Sidebe is too young for Mammy - Mammy's supposed to be motherly towards Scarlett, and becomes her mother figure when her own mother dies.
Olivia deHaviland as Aunt Pittypat.
Scarlett really needs to be an unknown, or a less- known actress surrounded by the bankable star set.
Juno Temple IS Scarlett O'Hara
Hugh Jackman as Rhett
Hugh Jackman as Rhett
Daniel Craig as Ashley
Stockard Channing as Belle Watling
Robert Conrad as Mr. O'Hara
Jada Pinkett-Smith as Prissy
Emma Watson as Melanie
Queen Latifah as Mammy
Jennifer Lawrence as Scarlett
Michael Fassbender as Rhett
Hugh Jackman cannot play a serious straight character unless he's in a cartoon surrounded by CGI. He's only believable in light comedies.
Isn't Jennifer Lawrence too fat to play Scarlett?
She'll lose weight
Posters are casting actors pushing 50 as the male love interests but you think Jessica Chastain is the one who is too old?
I don't think age matters as much as being able to pull the role off. I think what Chastain did in "The Help" makes her perfect - she showed flightiness and directness equally well.
Jennifer Lawrence is the wrong body type.
Jennifer Lawrence has passion - she is the only one. Otherwise, you will have to have an all-French cast.
Jen is a beautiful girl, she would be great.
r47In another post I read that Liza Minnelli speaks fluent french, so she could be in the movie.
Jon Hamm as Rhett. Yes, I know he's 40.
We can fit Liza in there.
50 posts and no one has corrected the OP?
It's "whom would you cast now?"
Yes, OP. Every casting director in Hollywood is thinking Lara Pulver for the iconic role of Scarlett in a remake.
I think at one point Johnny Depp would have made a good Rhett, but he, like all the other 50-year-olds being named on this thread, is far too old now. I'd like it if there were more age-appropriate actors.
Love Hamm as Don Draper, and I think he has a ton of potential in many hot, sexy (and potentially funny, since he's shown us that side on SNL and elsewhere) roles ... but not as Rhett.
Hamm's sexual-ness is too studied ... too intellectual. Rhett needs to exude sex without intention.
Fassbender is still the best suggestion so far.
Scarlett was 16 and Rhett was about 35-ish. Anyway, I'm not sure this movie could be made today. The first time a black actress had to say, "Gwine" or something similar, the sky would fall.
[r60} Is that Gone With the Wind Redux: Assisted Southern Living?
Scarlett: Emmy Rossum
Rhett: Chris Evans
Melanie: Amy Adams
Ashley: Alexander Skarsgård
Jennifer Lawrence is a GREAT idea for Scarlett.
Remember, the novel starts with " Scarlett O'Hara was not beautiful but men seldom realized it when caught by her charm as the Tarleton twins were. In her face were too sharply blended the delicate features of her mother, a Coast aristocrat of French descent, and the heavy ones of her florid Irish father. But it was an arresting face, pointed of chin, square of jaw. Her eyes were pale green without a touch of hazel, starred with bristly black lashes and slightly tilted at the ends. Above them, her thick black brows slanted upward, cutting a startling oblique line in her magnolia-white skin-that skin so prized by Southern women and so carefully guarded with bonnets, veils and mittens against hot Georgia suns.”
Vivien Leigh wasn't ideally cast, looks-wise, as Scarlett. And although Lawrence is certainly attractive, she'd be closer to the book's description.
Scarlett - Bonnie Franklin "Hold me, Rhett."
Rhett - Frank Bonner
Ashley - Shaquille O'Neal
Melanie - Jada Pinkett Smith
Tom Hardy as Rhett
Jude Law as Ashley
Orpah as Mammy
Madonna as Belle Watling
Anne Hathaway as Melanie
---- I really can't cast Scarlett ...
Channing Tatum has talent, OP! Enormous talent!
Red Hat Lady at the "Magic Mike" matinee, tipsy from lunchtime appletinis
It's a no-brainer. The world's most beautiful actress for Scarlett O'Hara (and Irish, too)-- Cillian Murphy
I would love to see the scene where Mammy has to get Scarlett in her corset if Jennifer Lawrence were playing Scarlett. It would take up the entire movie. What about the craft services budget if Lawrence is hired?
Y'all seem to need reminding that Scarlett ages from 16 to about 28 in this story.
Vivien Leigh was 25 when they started filming and it took two years, so she was at the upper end of credible even in those days. (They re-shot the first scene at the end, so she's actually at her oldest there.) A lot of Scarlett's behaviour can only be understood by so much happening to her when she is so very young. If anyone was mad enough to remake this movie, a theatre actress fresh out of drama school is called for.
Rhett is 45 at the end of the novel, from memory. (A lot older than Scarlett, but not old enough to be paying to sleep with Stockard Channing, R38, wonderful woman though she may be.)
She could stand to lose a few R71.
Relative to other Hollywood bobbleheads, Jennifer has boobs and hips like a woman is actually supposed to. Which, to gay men, equals OBESE.
Anne Hathaway would be perfect as Melanie, and I also think Jude Law would make an excellent Ashley, R67. Why the hell does everyone want to cast Madonna as Belle? I think Julia Roberts was born to be Belle.
I have no idea about who should play Scarlett? Maybe Emma Watson?
Emma Watson looks like a man. No. No. No.
Rene Sofer for Scarlett.
Alicia Minshew as Scarlett
Trevor St.John as Rhett
Jonathon Jackson as Ashley
Sarah Joy Brown as Melenie
Susan Lucci as Belle
Sonya Eddy as Mammy
Jon Hamm for Rhett Butler
I can see Julia Roberts as Belle. It would be a nice bookend for a woman who launched her career playing a whore.
Colin Farrel as Rhett? Too old?
Michelle Williams or Claire Danes as Melanie
Cate Blanchett as Belle
Glenn Close as Mrs. O'Hara
Siorse Ronan as Scarlett?
Kathy Bates as Aunt Pittypat
Mo'Nique as Mammy
I want to see an all gay cast:
Scarlet - Matt Bomer
Ashley - Neil Patrick Harris
Rhett - Kevin Spacey
Mammy - Harvey Fierstein
Prissy - Chris Colfer
Aunt Pittypat - Nathan Lane
Belle - Rupert Everett
RuPaul should play Belle Watling. And Latrice Royale should play Mammy.
Daniel Craig as Rhett, if he can fake a Southern accent. He's got the thoughtless, dangerous, alpha-male sexuality out the wazoo, and he's in the right age range. You can believe he'd be the dashing blockade runner who dazzles society, and the man who'd threaten to kill his wife and then rape her.
And I actually can see Amy Adams as Melanie, even if she's much too old for the role.
I think the casting of Alexander Skarsgard as Ashley and Armie Hammer as the Carlton twins would be perfect casting.
Scarlett in the running:
1. Jennifer Lawrence (she proved in the Hunger Games that she has beauty, grace, and strength)
2. Emmy Rossum
Melaine should be played by Anne Hathaway
As for Rhett, I see Luke Evans as a darkhorse, especially after seeing him in "Immortals".
I'm going to champion Eric Stonestreet to be Big Sam. "Girl, make tracks!"
Winona Ryder as Scarlett,
Chris Evans as Rhett (with black hair, not blonde),
Jake Gyllenhaal as Ashley,
Arianne Zucker as Melanie,
Scarlett Johanson as India Wilkes,
Holly Hunter as Belle,
Mo'Nique as Mammy,
Blair Brown as Aunt Pittypat
Why no Juno Temple love? She'd be much more apposite than Lawrence...
When Jennifer Lawrence wears that flaming red dress in "The Hunger Games"...you do see a bit of Scarlett O' Hara.
Willow Smith as Prissy!
r87 - "Winona Ryder as Scarlett,"
10 or 15 years ago.
Dr. Meade: Orson Bean
Frank Kennedy: Kyle MacLachlan
[quote]Yes, OP. Every casting director in Hollywood is thinking Lara Pulver for the iconic role of Scarlett in a remake.
I guess kind of like how every casting director was thinking of Vivien Leigh, back in the day.
Kellan Lutz as Rhett. Rhett with pecs! A lot of shirtless scenes are needed.
Emma Stone as Scarlett. Bryce Dallas Howard as Melly.
Bobby Trendy as Rhett
Brett Butler as Belle Whatling
Willow Smith as Prissy.
[quote]Vivien Leigh was 25 when they started filming and it took two years, so she was at the upper end of credible even in those days.
Stop spreading misinformation, r72.
They shot the "burning of Atlanta" on December 10, 1938 (before Leigh was cast). Principal photography started on January 26, 1939, and finished six months later, June 27, 1939. They had reshot the opening scene toward the end of the shot, but because Selznick thought Leigh looked too tired, they reshot it again a couple of months later, after she had rested (and with her wearing the white dress. The original take had her in her barbecue dress).
The film was previewed twice, in Riverside and Santa Barbara, in Sept.
Post-production was finished in early Nov, and it was premiered on December 15 in Atlanta.
Where do you get "took two years to film" from?
Scarlet - Honey Boo Boo
Rhett Butler - David Duke
Mammy - Michael Steele in drag
Pork, Prissy & Uncle Peter - all played by Alan West
Scarlett - Catherine Zeta Jones
Rhett - George Clooney
Ashley - Hugh Jackman
Melanie - Lily Rabe
Mammy - Gabourey Sidibe
Prissy - Nicki Minaj
Aunt Pittypat - Cherry Jones
I know Scarlet isn't supposed to be beautiful, but there is not one Hollywood actress under thirty who comes close to the iconic beauty that Vivian Leigh was. I agree with casting an unknown. And the male leads should be under 40 FFS.
Scarlett - Eva Green
Rhett - Jean Dujardin
Most of these suggested are at the very least 10 years too old for the parts. Someone else suggested Glenn Close for Mrs. O'Hara. Close is 65. Ellen Robillard was a teenage bride who married Gerald O'Hara, who was 28 years her senior. She's only in her early thirties at the start of the book, and mid-thirties when she died a few years later.
Glenn, darling, is much more suited to play Tara. Seeing as it was really just an old empty facade, I think its a perfect casting.
Mia Wasilikowska (sp.?) as Melanie.
Rhett: Taylor Lawton
Scarlett: Beyonce(in white face makeup).
Whoopi for any one of the black folk as long as they are old.
Clive Owen as Rhett
Rooney Mara as Scarlett
Madeleine Stowe as Ellen
Brendan Gleeson as Gerald
Jill Scott as Mammie
Michelle Williams as Melanie
Lee Pace as Ashley
Anika Noni Rose as Prissy
Virginia Madsen as Belle
Brenda Blethyn as Aunt Pittie
Meryl Streep as Mammy
Jessica Chastain as Prissy
Taraji P Henson as Scarlett
George Clooney as Rhett
Idris Elba as Ashley
Mindy Kaling as Melanie
Phylicia Rashad as Aunt Pittypat
Evan Rachel Wood
Bryce Dallas Howard
I think you would have to do a search. Too many of today's male leads lack that very male brute sex vibe and are more pretty handsome. There are no Brando or Gable equivalents that come to mind.
No one. A remake shouldn't be made, it would taint the original. If they want to make a film like GWTW, they should do Belle Watling's story. I thought she was the most interesting character in the book and film and they marginalized her. Think how free she is compared to Scarlett. She can do almost anything she wants yet Scarlett who is a much bigger whore than Belle only gets freedom when she marries and marries and marries and marries. Belle sells her pussy, Scarlett sells herself and her self-respect if she had any.
[quote]If they want to make a film like GWTW, they should do Belle Watling's story.
Or [italic]The Wind Done Gone,[/italic] told from a slave's point of view.
Helen Lawson should play Belle Watling - or Aunt Pittypat
The Empress Carlota
[quote]If they want to make a film like GWTW, they should do Belle Watling's story. I thought she was the most interesting character in the book and film and they marginalized her.
Likewise, I was always fascinated by Scarlett's mom's backstory. In the book we learned that her marriage at 15 to the much older (28 years her senior) Gerald O'Hara was one of convenience. Her true love had been her wild cousin Phillipe Robillard, with whom she had a clandestine affair since they were forbidden to be together. He was killed in a bar fight, and in her grief she accepted Gerald's proposal in order to escape home. Her dowry included Mammy, who had been her nursemaid, and, of course, would become her daughters' and grandchildren's nurse, too. Scarlett is born the following year, which makes Ellen a mere 32 at the start of the war. Then Suellen and Carreen follow in quick succession, making Ellen a mother of 3 by age 20. In "Gone with the Wind," Ellen is the opposite of Scarlett -- stoical, self-sacrificing, a model of decorum, and resigned to her fate. It would be interesting to see how she became that way. Also, she always carried a torch for Phillipe and she died uttering his name. Really a tragic love story.
"Too many of today's male leads lack that very male brute sex vibe and are more pretty handsome."
Daniel Craig has that brutal masculinity in spades. What he lacks is Rhett's lighter side, the charm and humor that allowed him to move through all levels of society.
Gable had that in spades, he could be very funny when he wanted to. I haven't seen that from Craig.
A remake based on a racist book?
I think you'll have to be satisfied with the 1939 version because there is never going to be a remake of GWTW. Ever.
Unless, we reverse the casting, and have black actors play the white charactersand white actors play the black characters.
Anna Paquin, as Melanie.
Tyler Perry, as Prissy.
Owen Wilson, as Ashley.
Eddie Murphy, as Mammy.
For the two leads, they should conduct a bogus nationwide search when they already made up their minds.
Jon Hamm as Rhett. Keira Knightly as Scarlett. The black actress who won the Oscar for The Help as Mammy. Ryan Gosling as Ashley. Amy Adams as Melanie.
Let's cast Hollywood grande dames as the grande dames: Liza Minnelli as Mirs. Merriweather and Barbra Streisand as Mrs. Meade. Julie Andrews as Miss Pittypat. HA!
Patrick Wilson as Ashley
[quote]Scarlett sells herself and her self-respect if she had any.
I think Scarlett had complete self respect. She admired what she did in the material sense. Her unhappiness was her limited insight into human nature.
I always thought Butler's relationship with Belle Watling was because Belle was a middle class girl who got in trouble, causing the duel that forced Rhett from Charleston. But I always imagined the boy Belle had was not Rhett's but his brother's and Rhett somehow got fucked over covering for him.
Douglas Booth as Ashley
Tom Hardy as Ashley
[quote]Jon Hamm as Rhett. Keira Knightly as Scarlett. The black actress who won the Oscar for The Help as Mammy. Ryan Gosling as Ashley. Amy Adams as Melanie.
Seriously, you don't even know my fucking name and you can't do a google search? I have a steaming hot piece of pie just waiting for you.
Tom Hardy is a Rhett.
Someone was asking what became of this thread.
I know this thread is all fantasy and speculation, but I hope Gabby and Rihanna would have enough sense to say no to starring in this bullshit.
I learned today that Mammy was right--I should have gone to Savannah. In fact, I did just get into trouble in Atlanta, and I knew good and well what kind of trouble she meant. Me and butterfly are pretty much both fucked after what went down last night.
Jessica Chastain as Melanie
Perfect chemistry for Gone with the Wind would be Michael Weatherly as Clark Gable and of course Cote de Pablo as Scarlet. The chemistry is already there and they both have the looks to fit the rols. If Cote de Pablo can get the Eastern accent down, she can get the southern accent down. Just put a little weight and a mustache on Weatherly and he would fit right in. The other rolls
Octavia Spencer as Mammy. Gabourey is too young. Jude Law is way too long in the tooth as was Leslie Howard.
Hugh Jackman as Rhett.
What about Clooney as Rhett? Maybe with a moustache he'd be masculine enough.
Carol Burnett as Scarlett.
I've had this discussion with someone before. If it was ten years ago, I'd say Rachel Weisz as Scarlett.
There is no one in Hollywood right now who could play Scarlett. The good actresses are all too old and the young ones have no charisma and most can't act.
Looks-wise I'd have said Megan Fox until she fucked her face up but she can't act either.
Sean Connery as Rhett.
Jennifer Lawrence as Scarlett.
Just going along with Hollywood's wild age discrepancies and Sean can be 300 years old and still bang teenagers.
Jena Malone as Scarlett
Clive Owen as Rhett
Michelle Williams as Mely
Lee Pace as Ashley
Clive Owens and Michelle could work. I have no clue who the other two are.
R131 definitely Hugh Jackman as Rhett. Anne Hathaway as Scarlett. She's certainly skinny enough. Jennifer Lawrence as Melanie. Jude Law as Ashley.
I wouldn't the film and the casting were perfect. NO reason to re-make it.
R140 I thought this was just hypothesizing.
Anne Hathaway with those caterpillar brows and jug ears? Scarlett was not supposed to be skinny but petite with a tiny waist.
How can you possilby make this film without the absolutely most perfect Scarlett/Melly in existence:
I give you Talyor Swift in a dual role to demostrate her versatility. The role of Scarlett is perfect. She will have...SO many boyfriends, and men in love with her, and she will show her mettle as a survivor, her toughness when making businessd decisions, her ability to exploit situations for her own gain, all the while batting those delectable eyelashes and pretending to be SO SURPRISED!
We'll make it a musical, since she wrote the lyrics for the GWTW Theme the very first time she saw the movie when she was 11!!!
The role of Melly will show us her softer side, but also the resilient core and her passionate loyalty to all she loved! Her death scene will shake audiences to the core. TO THEIR CORE!
We could go for an all Latina cast, since they are a HUGE underserved demographic.
We'll and set it against the backdrop of the war for Texas ...or California.
JLo as Scarletta.
We get a real Gringo for the Ashley character.
Antonio Banderas as Geraldo
Melanie Griffith as Belle Watling
Salma Hayek as Ellen
Penelope Cruz as India Wilkes. (In this version, she successfully plots to kill Scarletta)
Javier Bardem as Rhett, who falls in love with India.
Actually that actor from Downton Abbey would be good for Ashley. The one playing Mary's wimpy husband.
I think the ought to cast Queen Latifah as Belle Watling and Octavia Spencer as Mammy.