Casting Call: 1984
In which we suggest who should star in the next big adaptation, remake, or historical film.
With all this Hunger Games fuss, we thought we’d tackle another dystopian novel film-project this week, namely George Orwell’s 1984. You were probably forced to read this book in high school—even if your teacher chose Animal Farm instead, you’re definitely familiar with 1984‘s most famous phrase: “Big Brother is Watching You.” Forgive us, then, if we skip the plot summary and go straight to the film details.
1984‘s graced cinema screens before—once in 1956, and then again in 1984, starring John Hurt and Richard Burton. We’re actually excited about this remake, mainly because it involves Shepard Fairey, the artist behind the Obama “Hope” posters (he also decorated the walls of Nice Slice in Providence, if you ever feel like visiting the teensy state). Fairey has teamed up with Imagine Entertainment (Ron Howard and Brian Glazer’s company) and LBI Entertainment to adapt the book once more. We hope that Fairey’s current legal troubles do not delay the project. Always keen to lend a helping hand, we thought we thought we’d save Fairey some time by casting the project ourselves.
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