Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Fantastic Casting: Rosemary's Baby Remake

No, the classic Polanski film isn't being rebooted (at least as far as I know), but if it were, who would be the best choices to portray the main characters?  Here's my take (if anyone would like to nominate an actor or actress, feel free to leave a comment below):

Rosemary Woodhouse:  I'd go with Michelle Williams, not merely because she's already shown she can pull off the Mia haircut, but because she has the acting chops to elicit audience sympathy.

Guy Woodhouse:  Tom Cruise would be an interesting choice here to play the dashing yet conniving actor (the role would also serve as an ironic rejoinder to all those tabloid reports of the Scientologist Cruise's torment of wife Katie Holmes).

Roman Castevet: Harrison Ford (who's approaching his 70th birthday) possesses the requisite elderly charm, and he's demonstrated in the past that he can play sinister (see What Lies Beneath).

Minnie Castevet: Oscar-winner Ruth Gordon is a tough actress to follow, but Susan Sarandon (recently seen as a hyperkinetic 
grandmother in The Lovely Bones) would have no trouble portraying Rosemary's pushy, busybody neighbor.

Satan: Zach Galifianakis, just because it's hard to imagine anything more horrific than being mounted by this hirsute brute.

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