Stephanie Mills as Rose.
Little people as the remaining cast.
Sounds ghastly. Wasn't the white one bad enough?
Twink spinning on Sondheim's dungeon Catherine Wheel
Terri White as Mazeppa.
Tulsa has only one number, but it's a show-stopper!
We need someone sensational enough but not too much of a star to accept such a part.
Will Smith's kids get to have any part they want and don't call it nepotism. They are special.
[quote] We need someone sensational enough but not too much of a star to accept such a part.
Def. Lillias White.
Cynthia Erivo (Whoopi in the London Color Purple) would be a lovely Louise, though she is tiny.
Nell Carter as Rose
Lola Falana as Gypsy
Kim Fields as Dainty June
LL Cool J as Herbie
Ben Vereen as Tulsa
Katherine Jackson as Rose
Joe Jackson as Pop, Mr Granzinger, Uncle Jocko etc.
Janet Jackson as Louise
LaToya Jackson as June
Cheyenne Jackson as Tulsa
I've wracked my brains. I cannot come up with a really viable cast that could do the job. .. Most of the posts here amount to "wouldn't it be gay,if..." .. Not grounded in reality at all. Wrong show, wrong music, wrong people. .. It would be easier to cast an all-white "Porgy and Bess".
Lillias White is an unreasonable suggestion? Tonya Pinkins?
Gabby Sidoube as the entire cast.
Leslie Uggams for Mama Rose, and then she could forget all the lyrics.
Seriously could Queen Latifah bring it off? she could just about sing it and she's butch enough to play a no-nonsense Rose.
Can Monique sing? After seeing what she did in Precious, I know she could act the shit out of it.
Queen Latifah could be an interesting choice. I can see her playing it a lot like Tyne Daly did, who, acting wise, was my favorite Rose.
Get another hat for the baby! Get another hat for the baby! ... Get another hat for the baby...
I'm not so sure Latifah could sing it. But not being able to sing it didn't harm Tyne Daly.
Latifah can neither act or sing.
r44 = CZJ
Wendy Williams as one of the strippers.
Jaden Smith as everyone.
Gary Coleman as Agnes.
Taraji P Henson for Rose
Akika Noni Rose for June
Michael K Williams for Herbie
Jennifer Lewis - Rose
David Alan Greer -Herbie
Azelea Banks - Gypsy
Janelle Monae - Gypsy
Yes, Jenifer (one n) Lewis would be perfect. I could picture her face and demeanor but couldn't remember her name.
Brandy - Louise.
I like the Jenifer Lewis suggestion
The things you old folks come up with.
Then of course there is Oprah as Mama Rose...
Jenifer Lewis is brilliant casting.
Lewis did Dolly somewhere. They might go for her as Rose.
Let's do it!
Louise: Sheri Sheppard
Baby June: Gabourey Sidibe
Herbie: Andre Leon Talley
Miss Mazeppa: Anna Wintour in blackface and a fat suit.
How about the Weather Girls as the strippers for that cast, r58?
One of the Weather Girls is dead. But she might still do it - ring her agent.
Tyler Perry is ROSE!
Rihanna = LOUISE!
Eddie Murphy = HERBIE!
Chris Brown = TULSA!
Eddie Murphy will only do it if Cillian Murphy plays one of the strippers. The other strippers also have to be the "tuck" type.
Can Angela Bassett sing? I've always loved her, but after AHS:Coven, I bet she can do anything so she's my Rose.
I'd pay anything to see Loretta Devine play Tessie or Electra. She'd also be a great Miss Cratchit .
I don't think Basset can sing, but if Lifetime do a black GYPSY, she could do it with a dubber. I'm sure Kelly Price is available.
Kelly fucking PRICE???? Oh HELLZ nawww!
Too bad she's left the "Small World", Butterfly McQueen would have been a toreadorable Rose.
Well no one too famous would agree to dub Bassett without onscreen credit.
Vanessa Williams as Rose
Sweet Brown as Mazeppa/Rose understudy. T Boz as Electra, Nene Leakes as The Butterfly, Khloe Kardashian as Miss Crathitt (she is black right?), Whoopi Goldberg as Mr. Goldstone/Jacko, Germaine Jackson as Rose's father, Nicki Minaj as Baby June, Lil Mama as the Balloon Girl, Wendy Williams as The Cow.
Mo'Nique as Caroline
Mostly silliness here, but Queen Latifah would be wonderful, I think!
Dule Hill as Herbie, and the three original Dreamgirls ladies as the strippers!
[quote]Leslie Uggams for Mama Rose, and then she could forget all the lyrics.
"Everything's hucka be jeepers, for you and for ME!"
I agree with Vanessa Williams as Rose.
Jenifer Lewis or Taraji P Henson as Rose
Anika Noni Rose as Louise
Rhiannon as Dainty June
David Allen Grier as Herbie
Michael K Williams as Tulsa
Viveca Fox as Mazeppa
Dionne Warwick as Mr.Goldstone
Jimmie Walker as Tessie Tura.
In all seriousness, I think Gladys Knight could do the role serious justice. She still has an amazing set of pipes.
I also second Jenifer Lewis. Very underrated actress and singer.
Barbra should seriously think about doing something different if she gets to direct. Enough with the vanity projects.