POLL: Who Should Play Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn in New Biopic Romance?

by Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
February 14, 2014 2:52 PM
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Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn in 'Woman of the Year'

With the news that the Katharine Hepburn-Spencer Tracy romance is getting the big-screen treatment in "Tracy and Hepburn," we at TOH! have two polls for you: Who should play Hepburn? Who should play Tracy?

The film will reportedly cover the stars' 27-year relationship, from when they first met on the MGM lot while making "Woman of the Year" (pictured above), to Tracy's death only days after wrapping his final scene in 1967's "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner." They made nine films together and, while never married, Hepburn and Tracy's love affair was an open secret in Hollywood. The project is being produced by Permut Presentations and Reunion Pictures, and is penned by TV scribe David Rambo ("CSI," "Revolution").

So, which actors would be best suited to play the iconic pair? Sadly, the late Philip Seymour Hoffman would have been a great candidate for Tracy.

Who should play Spencer Tracy in 'Tracy and Hepburn'?
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Who should play Katharine Hepburn in 'Tracy and Hepburn'?
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  • Emily | February 15, 2014 4:09 PMReply

    Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain.

    Although I'm not sure the movie is such a good idea either.

  • tyler4all | February 15, 2014 11:06 AMReply

    This sounds like an awful idea for a movie. leave these people and their memory alone! just write an original story instead! man, no creativity left!

  • Remy | February 15, 2014 4:57 AMReply

    Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Renner.

  • Amy | February 15, 2014 8:52 AM

    I think Renner could be good, but Hepburn needs to be a tall, strong, athletic woman.

  • Ella | February 14, 2014 8:07 PMReply

    Blanchett and Branagh would be perfect.

  • cadavra | February 14, 2014 5:48 PMReply

    No! No! No! Absolutely not! This is, to quote a certain dinosaur movie, the worst idea in the history of bad ideas. The perpetrators of this idiocy need to be lashed to chairs and forced to watch GABLE AND LOMBARD and then asked, "Any questions?"

  • Brian | February 14, 2014 3:29 PMReply

    I don't think anybody working today can play those two. Still, I went with Bryan Cranston for Tracy because he's the only actor on that list even close to being worthy of playing Tracy and Angelina Jolie for Hepburn, despite the age difference between the two, only because I'd love to see Jolie attempt to do Hepburn. Cate Blanchett would probably be a better choice and is closer in age to Cranston (Tracy and Hepburn were only seven years apart) and it helps that she's already played Hepburn. (Blanchett is 13 years younger than Cranston while Jolie is 19 years younger.) But I'd get more entertainment value out of Jolie doing it and I think Jolie could be more vulnerable with Cranston than Blanchett could, an important quality given the way Hepburn gave so much of herself to Tracy. The age difference would be less of a factor given how old Tracy looked from roughly the age of 50 on, while Hepburn always kept fit.

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