Casting call for the new Rhett Butler and Scarlett O'Hara

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  • Stephen

    Since they are supposed to be young in the film, Zac Efron and V. Hudgens. That way you know it’ll suck

  • Anonymous

    Why remake it?????? jeeze we are remaking everything!

  • Nooooo

    Why do they insist on doing this kind of stupidity? It’s perfect just the way it is. It’s like trying to rewrite the last supper. Oh wait, they already did that with DuhVinci Code. And we all know how lame that turned out.
    Leave it alone!! Rhett and Scarlett don’t give a damn.

  • Nix

    I’ll uphold the meme: Scarlett was in her teens (nineteen, is my memory) in the opening of GWTW. If this is a prequel, she should probably be played by no one older than Dakota Fanning. Actually, Scarlett is probably nowhere in this prequel: it’s probably Belle Watling.

  • Chelsea

    At the opening of GWTW Scarlett (according to the book) is 16 years old..so if this is a prequel she has to be even younger than that..there will be no Scarlett/Rhett interaction as they don’t meet until GWTW..what’s the point? I guess they can elaborate on Rhett’s strained relationship with his father in Charleston..and the night he “ruined his reputation”..but other than that, I think this is just a mistake altogether. These are Margaret Mitchell’s characters..only she can write them to their true potential. So if we’re going to cast the 16-or less year old Scarlett, I’d say cast an unknown..same goes for the 20 something year old Rhett. Or better yet, JUST DON’T DO IT! Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable OWN those roles!

  • DanOregon

    Clooney is the first guy I thought of, but if its younger I’d go with Jake Gyllanhall and Rachel McAdams

  • DanOregon

    Clooney is the first guy I thought of, but if its younger I’d go with Jake Gyllanhall and Rachel McAdams

  • RobinL

    My first thought was Clooney but I’m not sure he would work in a prequel. I thought maybe Jude Law. He has a certain air about him and with his hair darkened it could work.

  • billy

    Clooney. Rachel McAdams. Ryan Gosling. Ethan Hawke. Anne Hathaway. Reese Witherspoon.

  • Jane

    Not that ANYONE could ever hope to compete with the originals, and it doesn’t even matter re. who would play Scarlett b/c she’d be too young to appear in a pre-quel anyway, BUT- some of these suggestions are insane. Julia Stiles? UGH! Give me a break, to whomever said that- did you not see the movie?

  • KayRay

    The ONLY way this would work is if it truly is Rhett Butler’s PEOPLE — focus on his family prior to the Civil War, with Rhett a very minor character. Then you can cast anyone in the other roles — how about Russell Crowe as his father, Nicole Kidman as mom? I think there was a sister, too ??

  • FLIPPER

    George Clooney!!?? Are you people insane??

  • Chelsea D.

    George Clooney is 40+ years OLD! Rhett was 36 in GWTW, and if this is a prequel, he has to be even younger! I would prefer it if they NOT even tarnish the GWTW legacy even more, but if you had to cast a Rhett, pick an unknown. What’s the point in casting Scarlett? She won’t interact with Rhett (they met in GWTW), she was 16 at the beginning of that movie, so she’d be even younger in this one.

  • Anonymous

    I’m liking what KayRay said about Rhett being a minor part and focus on his family in Charleston. Cast Clooney as Rhett’s father and you may have something to work with.

  • ILOVEGWTW

    New information – the book covers the years of 1843 – 1872, so it covers both “prequel” years AND RETELLS GWTW FROM RHETT’S PERSPECTIVE. (WTF???!!! WHY???) Prequel OK, there were lots of tantalizing bits of info in GWTW about Rhett’s sordid past, getting kicked out of the Charleston social scene and all. Could make a very interesting story. But retell from his perspective??? I don’t want to read something akin to Rhett Butler in a psychiatrist’s chair… would totally destroy the character for me.
    And as to the new Scarlett — UGH. Maybe Kate Beckinsale. Maybe Penelope Cruz if she could possibly adopt a REAL southern accent. I still say Jonathan Rhys-Meyers is the only young Rhett I could even consider at this point.
    But overall, WTF????

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