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Would Patrick Wilson be good to play Albin/Zaza in a movie musical version of "La Cage aux Folles"?

Why or why not? Who would be good or better if not Patrick?

Thanks to Reply 34 of the "Celebrities Who Would Have Better Careers if They Had Cooler Names" thread for the idea for this thread.

by Anonymousreply 10001/22/2014

Patrick is a seriously underrated actor. He can sing beautifully, he is an accomplished stage actor, and he is very good on film. I am very disappointed that he has not had the absolutely stellar career he deserves. Plus he is gorgeous.

by Anonymousreply 110/31/2012

In a few more years maybe.....he is still kind of young to have a son who is getting married.

I doubt they'll make a movie version.....they already had Birdcage.

Pretty much anybody can do movie musicals nowadays what with autotuning. (although I'm still baffled why they couldn't fix pIERCE bORSNAN IN mAMA mIA.

by Anonymousreply 210/31/2012

I'd go with Mario Cantone.

by Anonymousreply 310/31/2012

I didn't even know Patrick Wilson was a singer until I heard him on a Christmas album with Mary McBride - "Do You Hear What I Hear?"

by Anonymousreply 410/31/2012

oh I thought op meant the other guy (the part Kelsey Grammar played) I think he could do that when he's older.

by Anonymousreply 510/31/2012

What about his body would make him a good or bad choice?

by Anonymousreply 611/01/2012

Any other opinions?

by Anonymousreply 711/01/2012


by Anonymousreply 811/02/2012

La Cage is a shitty musical, why we would we want a movie of it? And Wilson though very talented is wrong for either leading role.

by Anonymousreply 911/02/2012


by Anonymousreply 1011/23/2012

R3, why? He's not even a one-note actor, he's a half-note actor.

by Anonymousreply 1111/23/2012

Someone wrote this on the current Patrick Wilson thread, "He was born to play Zaza in the movie-musical version of La Cage aux Folles. Maybe someone will read this and cast him."

by Anonymousreply 1202/20/2013

I second it. He would be terrific in the role.

He can sing.

And it would show he's got range.

by Anonymousreply 1302/20/2013

No, Patrick Wilson has zero star power. he's beautiful and he has a lovely voice, but he is a vacuum on the screen. It's not his fault, but there you go.

Weirdly enough, Travolta could do it, had he not already shot his drag wad with "Hairspray" (which he did poorly by insisting on treating Edna Turnblad like she had been created by Anton Chekhov rather than John Waters).

by Anonymousreply 1402/20/2013

Great idea.

by Anonymousreply 1503/03/2013


by Anonymousreply 1603/03/2013

This could revive Patrick's career.

It would be a perfect pairing with Hugh Jackman as Georges.

by Anonymousreply 1703/03/2013

Patrick may not be as beautiful as Cillian Murphy, but I'll still be waiting at the stage door for "her" with my van.

by Anonymousreply 1803/03/2013

Physically, why would he be good for this role?

by Anonymousreply 1903/03/2013

He's got a pretty face even without makeup and wig.

If he does aerobic exercises and holds off working those pecs and biceps, he could look okay in dresses and gowns.

And he's got great long legs!

by Anonymousreply 2003/03/2013

I think Patrick Wilson is secure enough in his hetero masculinity that he wouldn't even mind passing as a woman if he could.

by Anonymousreply 2103/03/2013

Hope a Hollywood producer and director read this thread and hire Patrick Wilson for this role.

by Anonymousreply 2203/27/2013

"Patrick Wilson is going to be signing autographs and having his pic taken with fans at the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS on 9/22 in Times Square. from 10-7"

by Anonymousreply 2309/14/2013

Now that Patrick Wilson has had some box office hits. maybe producers can use his bankability and star him in La Cage Aux Folles as Zaza.

by Anonymousreply 2409/28/2013

I like Patrick Wilson, but his forte is angst-filled WASPs. That just doesn't seem the right approach for Zaza.

by Anonymousreply 2509/28/2013

I agree with 14

by Anonymousreply 2609/28/2013

However, Patrick Wilson is becoming the right age for Zaza and has a good singing voice. The other movie actor who could do the role is Hugh Jackman, who probably wouldn't touch it.

by Anonymousreply 2709/28/2013

They're making musical movies of old Stephen Sondheim musicals, why not -- finally -- the MOVIE musical version of La CAGE AUX FOLLES.

And, yes, Patrick Wilson will be perfect as Albin/Zaza. (And, by the time it's filmed -- just the right age.)

by Anonymousreply 2810/27/2013

That part would be a big boost to Patrick's career -- especially since he's straight.

by Anonymousreply 2910/27/2013

No, he would be a better George. That's the charisma free role.

by Anonymousreply 3010/27/2013

And that's why for his career, Patrick needs the more flamboyant role -- especially if he could look fairly attractive in drag.

by Anonymousreply 3110/27/2013

This thread is so weird to me. I have loved Wilson in a lot of things, but I don't know that he's ever given any indication that he's capable of the kind of bigness and flamboyance that Albin requires. (I don't even necessarily mean "flamboyance" in the gay sense - although Albin certainly has that - more in terms of size and heightened-ness.)

George Hearn may never have played a gay role in his career before Albin (I don't know for sure), but you could see from other things he'd done like SWEENEY TODD that he was capable of that kind of heightened over-the-top-ness.

This would be such a huge change from anything Wilson has ever done that I don't know why people would even think of him for this, except for the fact that he's a great singer and maybe because DL thinks he has a womanly ass?

by Anonymousreply 3210/27/2013

The OP is doing an Eddie Murphy parody.

Patrick Wilson was great in Angels in America, but fabbbbbulous is not in his wheelhouse.

by Anonymousreply 3310/27/2013

I'd like to hear Anthony Warlow sing it, even if he's more of a George.

by Anonymousreply 3410/27/2013

You know they say, the best of times is now. "They" should get moving in this.

by Anonymousreply 3510/27/2013

Zaza/Albin would be a big stretch for Patrick.

And if he pulls it off, maybe he can follow Hugh Jackman with an Oscar nomination. He's got a good voice. He's a good-looking guy and personable, but has NO edge.

This role could make him.

by Anonymousreply 3610/27/2013

It would also be a nice tribute to Jerry Herman to film the MUSICAL movie version of La Cage Aux Folles during his lifetime!

by Anonymousreply 3710/27/2013

The Birdcage is better. What would be the point?

by Anonymousreply 3810/27/2013

The music of La Gage aux Folles is great.

"I Am What I Am" is almost an anthem of the Gay Rights movement.

The movie SHOULD be made for many reasons.

by Anonymousreply 3910/27/2013

Physically why would he be suited for the role?

by Anonymousreply 4010/27/2013

The main physical suitability is that OP wants to jerk off to Patrick Wilson in a dress.

by Anonymousreply 4110/27/2013

Not true.

OP probably wants to jerk off to Patrick Wilson in full drag -- heels, shaved legs, pantyhose, makeup and a good wig.

by Anonymousreply 4210/27/2013

Why would people want to jerk off to a guy in drag? After all, drag is for exaggerated comedic value not sexual attractiveness.

by Anonymousreply 4310/27/2013

I'm [R. 43}, not OP.

I have no idea why anyone jerks off to anything from foot fetish to the female breasts.

However, I feel as if I'm not one to judge. Whatever makes someone happy, without hurting anyone else is, okay by me.

by Anonymousreply 4410/27/2013

I've had many handsome straight guys jerk off when seeing my feminine beautify.

by Anonymousreply 4510/27/2013

Great casting would be Patrick Wilson as Albin and Hugh Jackman as Georges.

by Anonymousreply 4610/27/2013

r46 You posted that back at r36. Are you ok?

by Anonymousreply 4710/27/2013

I think [R. 36] was referring to Hugh Jackman's Oscar-nominated performance in Les Miserables.

by Anonymousreply 4810/27/2013

I hope movie producers read DL.

by Anonymousreply 4910/31/2013

Patrick should dress in drag for Halloween today -- and use it as a screentest to play Zaza.

by Anonymousreply 5010/31/2013

Excellent idea, R50.

by Anonymousreply 5110/31/2013

And Eddie Muprhy can drive Patrick (in drag) in his van to the screentest.

by Anonymousreply 5210/31/2013

He is what he is.

by Anonymousreply 5311/02/2013

Maybe someone on DL who's good with Photoshop can doctor of photo of Patrick to see what he'd look like in drag as a woman?

by Anonymousreply 5411/04/2013

Excellent idea, R54.

by Anonymousreply 5511/04/2013

Hey, DL readers, someone please suggest Patrick Wilson to Harvey!

by Anonymousreply 5611/07/2013

Do you think Patrick Wilson would look good in drag or too comical?

by Anonymousreply 5711/08/2013

Good question, R57.

by Anonymousreply 5811/08/2013

Only his hairdresser knows for sure.

by Anonymousreply 5911/08/2013

I'm watering at the mouth already

by Anonymousreply 6011/08/2013

If Patrick were offered the role, do you think he would turn it down?

by Anonymousreply 6111/09/2013

Bump for Patricia Wilson.

by Anonymousreply 6211/10/2013

Patrick is too waspy--looking for true success in 21st Century mainstream America.

by Anonymousreply 6311/10/2013

I agree, r64.

by Anonymousreply 6411/10/2013

That's even more reason why Patrick Wilson, who might be viewed as bland and too mainstream, should take a flamboyant part like Zaza/Albin, make it his won -- and change that image!

by Anonymousreply 6511/10/2013


You make it sound like he has the option. He might be able to get such a part in an indie movie, but no major movie producer/director would even have him on the list.

by Anonymousreply 6611/10/2013

Thus far no one has answered "why" he would be a good Albin/Zaza as opposed to someone else? If not Patrick, who could pull off the role and why?

by Anonymousreply 6711/10/2013

Jason Segal.

by Anonymousreply 6811/10/2013

Patrick has the voice. He's masculine but in a non-threatening way. And he's done musicals before.

The only other person I can see in the role is Hugh Jackman. And I don't think he'd touch it.

by Anonymousreply 6911/10/2013

Are guys thinking of George? He's the non-drag queen part of the couple.

by Anonymousreply 7011/10/2013

Jason Segal is too young.

How's about Patrick Wilson as Zaza and High Jackman as Georges?

by Anonymousreply 7111/10/2013

What about Colin Furth as Georges and Pierce Brosnan as Zaza?

(Too bad neither of them can cary a tune.)

by Anonymousreply 7211/10/2013

Patrick Wilson will play Zaza when you finance it, r72.

by Anonymousreply 7311/10/2013

Also Patrick Wilson is a tenor. Albin is not written for a tenor. The weight of a deep baritone voice adds so much to I Am What I Am etc.

by Anonymousreply 7411/10/2013

Jeremy Northam can sing but he's rumoured to be a homophobe.

by Anonymousreply 7511/10/2013

As for Jerry Herman, maybe he's want to depart this world with a terrific movie version of his musical with the most poignant music apropos to his life.

by Anonymousreply 7611/10/2013


MAME was released in 1974.

by Anonymousreply 7711/10/2013

Maybe if Jerry Herman is a DL reader he'll ask Patrick to star in the movie musical version?

by Anonymousreply 7811/11/2013

Do you think Patrick Wilson in drag could ever pass as a woman?

by Anonymousreply 7911/11/2013

Up for an answer to R80's question.

by Anonymousreply 8011/12/2013

Patrick, if you want this role -- appear in drag somewhere and pass as a woman.

by Anonymousreply 8111/13/2013

Patrick, you in trouble, Gurl.

Stephen Moyer, Captain Von Trapp in the NBC's The Sound of Music said in an interview that he'd like to play Zaza in La Cage Aux Folles the movie.

He wants to fill your high-heel shoes!

by Anonymousreply 8212/15/2013


Are you trying out for the part of Zaza? You don't want the great and famous musical comedy star, Stephen Moyer, to beat you to that great movie part, do you?

So start bulking down a bit.

You were born to star as Zaza in the musical movie version of La Cage Aux Folles!

by Anonymousreply 8301/14/2014

What's "bulking down" and why was he born to play the role?

by Anonymousreply 8401/14/2014

[R. 85.] Patrick Wilson has a great voice. He's been in many broadway musicals. He's a movie star.

I'm sure he'd look beautiful in drag. However, his torso and arms are a bit too muscular. To take the part of Zaza he'd have to lay off weights and pumping iron for a while.

(I'm not R. 84, but I assume that's what he means.)

by Anonymousreply 8501/14/2014

La Cage Aux Folles can only be a movie musical in the hands of Almodovar. Gael Garthia Bernal will play Zaza and Diego Luna will play Georges (Jorge).

by Anonymousreply 8601/14/2014

What would La Cage Aux Folles look like directed by Rob Marshall?

Or Scorcese with Leo as Zaza?

by Anonymousreply 8701/14/2014

Leo is a good idea. He'd hardly have to tuck.

by Anonymousreply 8801/14/2014

Although Patrick is an excellent singer as is Hugh Jackman.

by Anonymousreply 8901/14/2014

Isn't his body wrong for the part?

by Anonymousreply 9001/14/2014

If Patrick laid off the weights for a few months, and with the right costume designer, I'm sure he would make a beautiful ZaZa.

by Anonymousreply 9101/14/2014

Patrick who?

by Anonymousreply 9201/14/2014

Bernal is too young for the part of Zaza. Patrick Wilson is barely old enough

by Anonymousreply 9301/14/2014

r94 You didn't read the signature.

by Anonymousreply 9401/14/2014

Maybe someone on DL knows how to Photoshop Patrick Wilson's head shot in drag?

by Anonymousreply 9501/14/2014

You'd better get into drag soon, Gurl, before you're passed over for the roll of Zaza in the musical movie version by Hugh Jackman.

by Anonymousreply 9601/22/2014

Has Patrick Wilson ever played a role where he was in drag?

by Anonymousreply 9701/22/2014

If he hasn't been in drag, it's about time.

by Anonymousreply 9801/22/2014
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