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Who Should Star in Harvey?

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood August 17, 2009 at 11:28AM

Now that Tom Hanks is no longer in the running for Steven Spielberg's remake of the Universal classic Harvey--because he was understandably leery, I hear, of the inevitable comparisons with James Stewart in the original role--who could pull this off? Hanks is probably too close to Stewart on some level--people have been comparing them his entire career. The role should be played by a warm and likable man who can convince us that he is talking to a six-foot rabbit. That means a top-notch actor who can hold the screen and pull in audiences. Here's my list: vote! And write in anyone you think I've overlooked.
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Now that Tom Hanks is no longer in the running for Steven Spielberg's remake of the Universal classic Harvey--because he was understandably leery, I hear, of the inevitable comparisons with James Stewart in the original role--who could pull this off? Hanks is probably too close to Stewart on some level--people have been comparing them his entire career. The role should be played by a warm and likable man who can convince us that he is talking to a six-foot rabbit. That means a top-notch actor who can hold the screen and pull in audiences. Here's my list: vote! And write in anyone you think I've overlooked.

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Who should star in Spielberg's Harvey?
Will Smith
Harrison Ford
George Clooney
Johnny Depp
Nic Cage
Russell Crowe
Brad Pitt
Jim Carrey
Denzel Washington
Leonardo Di Caprio
Colin Firth
Mel Gibson
Hugh Grant
  
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This article is related to: Directors, Genres, Headliners, Poll, Steven Spielberg, Remake, Will Smith, George Clooney, Denzel Washington, Brad Pitt, Nic Cage, Leonardo DiCaprio


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