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Let's cast the remake of "Rebecca"

Someone mentioned this in the Psycho thread. I would be so excited to see a remake of this movie.

How about:

Kathy Bates as Mrs. Danvers....

by Anonymousreply 9908/04/2013

Michael Fassbender as Mr. De Winter...

by Anonymousreply 103/02/2012

Matt Bomer as Addison Dewitt!

by Anonymousreply 203/02/2012

Kathy Batesis as far from Mrs. Danvers as I can imagine--just because she played a psychotic Frau in "Misery," doesn't meanshe'd be right for Danny.

by Anonymousreply 303/02/2012

Blake Lively as Jennifer De Winter

by Anonymousreply 403/02/2012

Jennifer Jason Leigh looked sublime as Mrs. Danvers in the Vanity Fair shoot a few years ago. Made me want to see her play a creepy Danvers-style villainess and get her long-overdue Oscar nod!

by Anonymousreply 503/02/2012

Addison DeWitt isn't in this one R2, sweetie but he'd be great as the sleazy cousin Jack Favell.

by Anonymousreply 603/02/2012

Okay R3 what about Dame Helen Mirren?

by Anonymousreply 703/02/2012

Yes she would be great R5, she was so creepy in Single White Female.

by Anonymousreply 803/02/2012

I want to see Jason Statham as Mr. De Winter jumping up, trying to reach the door knobs.

"Be there… in a minute…. my love."

by Anonymousreply 903/02/2012

Tilda Swinton as Mrs. Danvers

Carey Mulligan as the second Mrs. de Winter

Jon Hamm as Maxim de Winter

by Anonymousreply 1003/02/2012

Rose Byrne as the second Mrs. The lady who plays O'Brien on Downton Abbey as Danvers.

by Anonymousreply 1103/02/2012

Rooney Mara as Mrs. Sanders.

by Anonymousreply 1203/02/2012

Great choices R10!

by Anonymousreply 1303/02/2012

Meryl Streep as Mrs. Danvers.

Agree with Jon Hamm as Maxim.

Anne Heche as the first Mrs. De Winter.

Rooney Mara as the second wife.

by Anonymousreply 1403/02/2012

Colin Firth OR Kenneth Branaugh as Maxim

Kathleen Turner as Mrs. Danvers

Matthew Perry as the George Sanders cousin character

can't think of a good second Mrs. De Winter.

by Anonymousreply 1503/02/2012

Ten years younger and Jennifer Connelly could be MDW II.

by Anonymousreply 1603/02/2012

Mrs Danvers is younger than has been suggested. How about Janet McTeer?

by Anonymousreply 1703/02/2012

Cate Blanchett for Danvers

by Anonymousreply 1803/02/2012

Mia Wachakowski (sp?) as the second Mrs. DeWinter.

by Anonymousreply 1903/02/2012

Jessica Chastain as the second Mrs. de Winter

Liev Schreiber as Maxim

Cherry Jones as Mrs. Danvers

James Purefoy as Jack

by Anonymousreply 2003/02/2012

Or Carey Mulligan as the second Mrs. DeWinter. Thing young, people!

by Anonymousreply 2103/02/2012

Nicole Kidman as Mrs. Danvers (grow up Nicole!) Colin Firth as Maxim an insightfully picked unknown for the second Mrs. De Winter

by Anonymousreply 2203/02/2012

Let's talk about ages. IMHO the second Mrs. DeWinter should be quite young, under twenty-five. Young enough to assume everything wrong is her fault, and young enough to take people at face value. It's why I suggested Wasikowski (sp?), her age.

Mr. DeWinter should be considerably older, of course, but probably younger than Colin Firth. Forty, but not fifty, and with a nasty dark side carefully hidden under his upper-class repression. Could Tom Hardy do it?

Mrs. Danvers could be any age between thirty and seventy.

by Anonymousreply 2303/02/2012

I think Mrs. Danvers should still be at an age where lust still plays a part.

by Anonymousreply 2403/02/2012

The Second Mrs. de Winter: Romola Garai

Maxim de Winter: Clive Owen

Mrs. Danvers: Gillian Anderson

Jack Favell: Colin Farrell

Mrs. van Hopper: Glenn Close

by Anonymousreply 2503/02/2012

Not Hamm, he's too goofy. Fassbender. You need someone broody.

Agree with Mulligan and Swinton though.

by Anonymousreply 2603/02/2012

oooo Swinton would be cool

by Anonymousreply 2703/02/2012

Mrs Danvers has my name written all over it.

by Anonymousreply 2803/03/2012

Ooh, I like some of these ideas!

Second Jessica Chastain as the Second Mrs. DeWinter

Second Clive Owen as Max De Winter, although he's already a little old. Second Choice: Fassbender, although I don't think he's dashing enough. Ioan Griffudd?

Second James Purefoy as Jack or Colin Farrell

Mrs D? Cherry Jones would be awesome, but isn't really the look. Jennifer Jason-Leigh can't act. Tilda Swinton sounds good.

by Anonymousreply 2903/03/2012

Siobhan Finneran as Mrs. Danvers

Sophie McShera as the Second Mrs. de Winter

Rob James-Collier as Maxim de Winter

by Anonymousreply 3003/03/2012

Jennifer Jason Leigh certainly can act and she would make a delicious Mrs. Danvers.

by Anonymousreply 3103/03/2012

Elias Koteas as Maximum Bulge de Winter!

by Anonymousreply 3203/03/2012

I'd love to see Hollywood today cast it:

"I" de Winter: Reese Witherspoon

Maxim: Zac Efron

Mrs. Danvers: Tyler Perry in drag

Jack Favell: Russell Brand

Mrs. van Hopper: Beyonce

by Anonymousreply 3303/03/2012

Julianne Moore. Seriously.

by Anonymousreply 3403/03/2012

Either Kate Nelligan or Cherry Jones as Mrs. Danvers.

A sober Joaquin Phoenix as Maxim.

Lily Rabe as the first Mrs. De Winter.

Jennifer Lawrence as the second wife.

by Anonymousreply 3503/03/2012

Maxim: Jake Gyllenhaal

Rebecca: Reese Witherspoon

Mrs. DeWinter: Kristen Stewart

Mrs. Danvers: Angelina Jolie

by Anonymousreply 3603/03/2012

Agree with Tilda as Danvers; my first thought.

by Anonymousreply 3703/03/2012

t/j on Swinton; has anyone seen "We Need to Talk about Kevin'"?

Can't wait.

by Anonymousreply 3803/03/2012

Kathleen Turner caould play Manderley.

What about. Glennie as Danvers? Not the ego of Norma adesmond, but the fatal qualities she brought to Alex with the cold mater.nal of Jenny in Garp.

by Anonymousreply 3903/03/2012

Wit & Wisdom for the Elias Koteas Troll at R32!

by Anonymousreply 4003/03/2012

When Rebecca was made in 1940:

Laurence Olivier was 33

Joan Fontaine was 23

Judith Anderson was 43

by Anonymousreply 4103/03/2012

Casting is horrendous now. It reminds me of "Mulholland Drive", where people get picked for roles not by talent or appeal, but by some secret dark force. I don't know Emma from Emily.

And what is it with the fear of the showing the body? I'm 110% gay, but even I like to see bimbos romping on the beach in bikinis. Some kind of weird puritanism going on in Gollyweird.

by Anonymousreply 4203/03/2012

I don't think Cherry has the hauteur for Danvers. Janet McTeer has it in spades. I agree Jessica Chastain for second Mrs. D. First Mrs. D - Blanchett. Maxim - Jon Hamm is a good choice.

by Anonymousreply 4303/03/2012

Dame Edna as Mrs. Dangers.

by Anonymousreply 4403/03/2012

Cherry Jones is a very fine actress who is also an out Lesbian, so she therefore already has the hauteur needed for Mrs. Danvers. There is a certain subtext to Mrs. Danvers, R43.

With that being said. Kate Nelligan could play that part very well. She would chew the scenery, the cast, and the crew, and just spit it all out at the feet of the audience itself chillingly. WEHT her, by the way? Is she ill or retired?

by Anonymousreply 4503/03/2012

Tom Cruise as Maxim

Nicole Kidman as the first Mrs de Winter

Katie Holmes as the second Mrs. de Winter

Mimi Rogers as Mrs Danvers

by Anonymousreply 4603/03/2012

[quote]And what is it with the fear of the showing the body? I'm 110% gay, but even I like to see bimbos romping on the beach in bikinis. Some kind of weird puritanism going on in Gollyweird.

WTF does this possibly have to do with "Rebecca"? Are you saying you want to see a production with Mrs. Danvers in a bikini, and Max in a Borat-like chartreuse body thong?

by Anonymousreply 4703/03/2012

I want to see Elias Koteas playing Maxim de Winter in a chartreuse body thong, heavily bulging at the crotch with the weight of his swarthy beer can dick and fat hairy Greek bullnuts.

by Anonymousreply 4803/03/2012

Some of you are hideous at casting.

by Anonymousreply 4903/03/2012

Many of the casting suggestions make it perfectly clear why this movie doesn't need to be remade.

by Anonymousreply 5003/03/2012

Before you seriously suggest an American actor, please take the time to find out whether they've ever done a convincing English accent. Most young American actors are not trained in accents, and make fools of themselves when they try to play historical upper class roles.

Has Jessica Chastain ever shown she can do Brit english?

Well, Tilda Swinton can. And she can scare mousy young women into seriously considering suicide. She'd be ideal.

by Anonymousreply 5103/03/2012

Why not a black woman as Mrs. Danvers, like Angela Bassett or Viola Davis?

by Anonymousreply 5203/03/2012

I could see any of Anne Hathaway, Amy Adams, or Amanda Seyfried as the second Mrs. DeWinter. But maybe that's just me.

by Anonymousreply 5303/03/2012

Gillian Anderson as Mrs Danvers was a brilliant suggestion.

by Anonymousreply 5403/03/2012

John Travolta as Dangers.

by Anonymousreply 5503/03/2012

I thought the cast with Charles Dance, Emilia Fox and Diana Rigg caught their psychic ages best.

Dance was 50 (but played 42)

Fox was 24 (and played 21)

Rigg was 59 (and played a woman with only a sad memory of lust and Rebecca...)

by Anonymousreply 5603/03/2012

[quote]Has Jessica Chastain ever shown she can do Brit english? Well, Tilda Swinton can.

She cheats. She's actually a Brit.

by Anonymousreply 5703/04/2012

God I want another version of Rebecca so badly.

Mrs Danvers: I agree with Tilda Swinton, or Helen Mirren.

Maxim: I always thought Christian Bale but he doesn't seem charming and 'gentle' enough if that makes sense. Perhaps Michael Fassbender.

Mrs DeWinter: Carey Mulligan or a complete unknown. I can't think of anyone besides Carey right now who would be able to do the role justice.

by Anonymousreply 5803/04/2012

Since someone mentioned Helen Mirren:

Ten years ago, Eleanor Bron would have made a great Mrs. Danvers. She has the perfect gothic look, but she's nearly 80 now and probably would be a little too old for the part. Her portrayal of Miss Minchin in A Little Princess reminded me of Danvers.

Eileen Atkins could probably do it too, but again, nearly 80.

Cate Blanchett is the same age (43) that Judith Anderson was in the 1940 film.

Anna Chancellor's another one that has the perfect gothic look for it, plus she's tall and can play intimidating.

by Anonymousreply 5903/04/2012

"Maxim: I always thought Christian Bale but he doesn't seem charming and 'gentle' enough if that makes sense. Perhaps Michael Fassbender. "

Gentle? DeWinter isn't gentle, he's choking on supressed guilt and anger for most of the story - his second wife actually has to rescue from it (which is much more expicit in the book). But I get your point about Bale, who would probably play the role as too batshit to be redeemable. It's a story of redemption, after all.

Damn, can't someone get this film remade? The talent is out there!

by Anonymousreply 6003/04/2012

I'm stuck on who could play the cousin. He needs to be a cad and menacing and someone who would believably have an affair with Rebecca.

by Anonymousreply 6103/04/2012

Denzel as Maxim

Beyonce as "I"

Tyler Perry as Mrs. Danvers.

by Anonymousreply 6203/04/2012

Elias Koteas as the cousin with an impressive trouser bulge

Wanda Sykes as Mrs. Danvers

I don't care about the other people in the film.

by Anonymousreply 6303/04/2012

"Last night I dreamed I went to the Academy Awards and saw Wanda Sykes bring home OSCAR!"

by Anonymousreply 6403/04/2012

I also think the Gillian Anderson suggestion is brilliant, unexpected, and completely and utterly true. She could be brilliant in the role.

Sometimes posters here are astonishingly sharp.

by Anonymousreply 6503/04/2012

Hugh Jackman as Maxim de Winter

Emma Watson as the second Mrs. de Winter

Bebe Neuwirth as Mrs. Danvers

Angela Lansbury as Mrs. Van Hopper

by Anonymousreply 6603/04/2012

R60 - I am aware of that but he suppresses his anger well a lot of the time and comes off as charming, placid and even a little bit dull when he isn't having one of his Rebecca-related outbursts. Olivier was great as Maxim - charming and good-natured on the outside with the suppressed anger and darkness that bursts out at times. And yes I fear that Bale would not make him redeemable enough and would overdo the crazy. Rebecca is actually very similar to Jane Eyre and Michael Fassbender did a great Rochester so I think that he could pull it off.

by Anonymousreply 6703/04/2012

[quote]Rebecca is actually very similar to Jane Eyre and Michael Fassbender did a great Rochester so I think that he could pull it off.

That's exactly why Fassbender should never do it. Rebecca is basically a re-writing of Jane Eyre--you should never do adaptations of both novels, or you will risk being typecast forever.

by Anonymousreply 6803/04/2012

Beth Grant would make a fucking awesome Ms. Danvers.

by Anonymousreply 6903/04/2012

Michael Fassbender- Maxim de Winter

Carey Mulligan The second Mrs. de Winter II

Gillian Anderson- Mrs. Danvers

I still say Matt Bomer as Jack Favell

Soundtrack by Belle & Sebastian

by Anonymousreply 7003/04/2012

You forgot to mention that in the remake with Charles Dance, Emillia Fox and Diana Rigg, the role of Mrs. Van Hopper was played by DL favorite --

Faye Dunaway!!!!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 7103/04/2012

Matt Bomer was Krystle Carrington!

by Anonymousreply 7203/04/2012

Maxima: Charlize Theron

The second Mr. de Winter: Eddie Redmayne

Mr. Danvers: Ralph Fiennes

by Anonymousreply 7303/04/2012

Mrs Van Hopper - Piper Laurie.

by Anonymousreply 7403/04/2012

[quote] Piper Laurie

Dead as a doornail.

by Anonymousreply 7503/04/2012

[quote] Dead as a doornail.

Yes. Terrible how they brought her corpse to the recent opening of Carrie - The Musical at te Lucille Lortel.

by Anonymousreply 7603/04/2012

Tony Goldwyn as Max! He has a Laurence Olivier quality about him.

by Anonymousreply 7701/25/2013

I know that this is all in fun, but Hitchcock's movies should be left as they are. A remake can never do them justice. Hitchcock is considered the master of suspense for a reason. The rest are just imitators.

by Anonymousreply 7801/25/2013

[quote]Tom Cruise as Maxim

[quote]Nicole Kidman as the first Mrs de Winter

[quote]Katie Holmes as the second Mrs. de Winter

[quote]Mimi Rogers as Mrs Danvers

And David Miscavige as Mrs. van Hopper

by Anonymousreply 7901/25/2013

Lindsay Lohan as "Rebecca"

Yes, I know Rebecca doesn't appear, but the idea of Lohan and drowning is too delicious...

by Anonymousreply 8001/25/2013

Mia Wachikowska as the second Mrs. DeWinter. Very young, very good actress, and not a great beauty. Which is something that totally works for the role, everyone Maxim knows has this "Why HER?" attitude, and the character totally lacks the self-confidence of someone born with beauty.

Carey Mulligan is my second choice. Again, she's pretty, but not beautiful.

by Anonymousreply 8101/25/2013

R78 I'm sorry, but Hitchcock was wayyy over-rated. He was a horrible actor. I don't know what people saw in him.

by Anonymousreply 8201/25/2013

This sounds like it has Jessica Shitstain's name all over it.

by Anonymousreply 8301/25/2013

R78, I'd agree about most of Hitchcock's films, but "Rebecca" isn't really a "Hitchcock film". That is, it wasn't really Hitch's project, he was acting as a director for hire rather than creating the entire project from scratch.

"Rebecca" was a best-selling book that's still a good read today, and the movie is basically the book brought to life. The story has been remade for TV, and unlike "Vertigo" or "Rear Window", there's no reason it couldn't be remade again.

by Anonymousreply 8401/25/2013

Agree that Jennifer Jason Leigh can't act to save her life. She was embarrassing as Dottie Parker, equally has in Washington Square.

Love Clive Owens as Maxim. He does have to be dashing.

Love Colin Farrell as Jack.

Blanchett, Gillian A, or Mirren (even though too old) would be great as Danvers. So would Nicole Kidman, who's older now than Dame Judith was when she played it. As much as I love Siobhan Finneran, at this point it would be goofy to see her playing a role that's so similar to O'Brien.

Second Mrs. De Winter? I have no clue.

by Anonymousreply 8501/25/2013

The Second Mrs. de Winter: Rachel Weisz Maxim de Winter: Ralph Fiennes Mrs. Danvers: Jessica Lange

by Anonymousreply 8603/22/2013

The Second Mrs. de Winter: Carey Mulligan Maxim de Winter: Michael Fassbender Mrs. Danvers: Glenn Close

by Anonymousreply 8703/22/2013

Of course Mrs. Danvers needs to be a Mister this time.

You silly things!

by Anonymousreply 8803/22/2013

Ewan McGregor for Maxim.

They'd have to glam her down but I think Michelle Pfeiffer would be an amazing Mrs. Danvers.

by Anonymousreply 8903/22/2013

Now look what you bitches did!

It is getting remade by Dreamworks and helmed by some foreign director; casting presumably underway.

by Anonymousreply 9003/22/2013

Wow, so they are going to deviate from Hitchcocks version with a particular plot point. The writer will adapt from the novel and he wrote an early draft of Shutter island (I thought that was a great movie) so I hope they do it justice!

I wish we knew the cast.

by Anonymousreply 9105/07/2013

Gwyneth Paltrow, beloved of Datalounge, as Mrs. Danvers. It would really stretch her acting abilities!

Max should be played as a cynical closet case who wants a wife who can't see his big secret. Tony Goldwyn would fit.

Rebecca would be Ann Hathaway

The Second Mrs. de Winter would be Elle Fanning

Jack Favell would be Jake Gyllenhal

Mrs. Van Hopper would be Reese Witherspoon. All she would have to do is not act and have a nip or two to stay real.

by Anonymousreply 9205/10/2013

Melissa Mcarthy = Mrs.Danvers

by Anonymousreply 9305/10/2013

I think Daniel Craig could be Maxim De Winter!

by Anonymousreply 9408/03/2013

Annette Bening as Mrs. Danvers. She wouldn't have to set Manderley on fire, she would just shred it with her overacting.

by Anonymousreply 9508/03/2013

All these casting "ideas" have shown that there is no need for a remake of "Rebecca."

by Anonymousreply 9608/03/2013

r96 Couldn't agree more.

by Anonymousreply 9708/04/2013

Maxim has to be brooding and sexy: Fassbinder.

The 2nd has to be nervous, insecure, and clumsy: Mulligan (although Chastain could overact this, same as Fontaine did in the original)(Mia W is too strong and confident)

Danvers: Mirren. Don't know why everyone thinks she's too old for the part.

The sleazy/threatening cousin: Purefoy.

by Anonymousreply 9808/04/2013

Maxim - Pierce Brosnan

Mrs. Danvers - Jessica Lange

2nd Mrs. de Winter - Emma Watson

Jack Favell - Colin Firth

Beatrice - Cate Blanchett

Giles - James Cromwell

Frank - Christian Bale

by Anonymousreply 9908/04/2013
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