Casting Call: The Stranger

In which we suggest who would star in the next big adaptation, remake, or historical film.


The era of true film noir is strictly in the past, but audiences aren’t opposed to modern retellings of these stories… sans the multitude of ominous shadows and deep-focus close-ups. The Stranger, a 1946 Orson Welles film, follows a detective on the hunt for a Nazi war criminal who is living a double life in a small Connecticut town. Welles directs and stars in it as the Nazi criminal, Loretta Young plays his naïve wife, and Edward G. Robinson plays the detective.

The Stranger is set to me be remade with Joseph Ruben (Sleeping With The Enemy) as the director. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the plot of the new screenplay follows a reformed serial killer who has reinvented himself as a small-town professor but is visited by his former partner in crime, who wants to take up their old occupation again. Though it seems like there are going to be some major changes to the original film structure, we still have some ideas for casting this film noir remake. Click through our slideshow to see whom we have in mind.

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