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Recasting the Wizard of Oz

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Monday Morning Sportswriter, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. Monday Morning Sportswriter

    Monday Morning Sportswriter Well-Known Member

    Baby MMSW (age 8) has gone Wizard of Oz crazy lately, and after hearing it for the umpteenth time while it plays in the car DVD player, I got wondering: Who would play some of these roles now?

    Dorothy: Hilary Duff
    Glenda: Gwyneth Paltrow
    Wicked Witch: Nicole Kidman
    Scarecrow: Bill Murray
    Tin Man: Matthew McConaughey
    Cowardly Lion: Jack Black
    Oz: Mel Brooks
  2. Dorothy: Natalie Portman or Anne Hathaway
    Glenda: Cate Blanchett
    Wicked Witch: Meryl Streep
    Scarecrow: Bill Murray is a great pick
    Tin Man: Johnny Depp
    Cowardly Lion: Black is a good pick
    Oz: Alan Arkin
  3. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Dorothy: A complete unknown
    Glenda: Brooke Shields
    Wicked Witch: Angelica Huston
    Scarecrow: Will Smith
    Tin Man: Tim Allen
    Cowardly Lion: John Travolta
    Oz: Jack Nicholson
    Toto: Danny DeVito
  4. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Dorothy: Zooey Deschanel.

    I'll think of the rest later.
  5. CentralIllinoisan

    CentralIllinoisan Active Member

    You just want to see her in a short gigham-print dress and pigtails. ;)
  6. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Downey as the Scarecrow, Depp as the Tin Man
  7. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    Already did it.
  8. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Mel Brooks is a great choice for Oz.

    I recommend Ben Affleck for anything. Dude could play the shark from Jaws.
  9. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Dorothy: Hilary Duff or Miley Cyrus
    Glenda: Molly Ringwald or Alfre Woodard
    Wicked Witch: Kathy Najimy or Sarah Jessica Parker
    Scarecrow: (Murray's not nimble enough) Johnny Depp or Robert Downey
    Tin Man: Billy Bob Thornton
    Cowardly Lion: Jack Black
    Wizard: Carl Reiner
    Mayor of Munchkin Land: Only one choice for me....
    Uncle whazzhisname: Wilford Brimley
  10. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Sweet Jesus.

    Don't forget, this is a musical, folks.

    Some musical talent, please.

    Would give a little finger to see Chenoweth as Dorothy.

    Since she's already done the good-witch bit.
  11. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I recommend Roger Waters to do the score.

    That works on two levels.
  12. Faithless

    Faithless Member

    Dorothy: Rihanna
    Glenda: Jennifer Lopez
    Wicked Witch: Cameron Diaz
    Scarecrow: Will Smith
    Tin Man: Johnny Depp
    Cowardly Lion: Jack Black
    Oz: James Earl Jones or Morgan Freeman
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