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If The Crucible Movie Was Made Today, Who Should Star In It?

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I was recently thinking of how Id like to see a remake of The Crucible at some point, as I found Arthur Millers adaptation of his play to be overly choppy and ruined the atmosphere and build up of the original play. And Im thinking, if someone were to make another film version of this story, who would you want to star in it? After mulling it over, my personal picks would be:

Adam Driver as John Proctor

Michelle Williams as Elizabeth Proctor

Andrew Scott as John Hale

Florence Pugh as Abigail Williams

Jeremy Irons as Judge Danforth

Michael Stuhlbarg as Samuel Parris

Eliza Scanlen as Mary Warren

Frank Langella as Giles Corey
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I think your suggestions are excellent.  I have to admit that I am a member of the 'how did Adam Driver become famous' club, but I think he has the right seriousness to play John Proctor.  My one quibble...Florence Pugh managed to do very well as the young Amy, but I think she may be a little too old for the role.  I definitely think she would give a solid performance in this pivotal, but actually pretty small, role.

 

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Wow, you killed it with your casting choices. Bravo. 

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Hot Pants said: "

Adam Driver as John Proctor --> Love this! He'd be great! 

Michelle Williams as Elizabeth Proctor -->  I'm in the minority here, but I despise Williams as an actor, so that's a "no" from me. I'd rather see maybe: Lupita Nyong'o, Rosamund Pike, Jessica Chastain, Carey Mulligan

Andrew Scott as John Hale --> Love it! 

Florence Pugh as Abigail Williams --> Love it! Though I'd also like to see Saoirse Ronan reprise her role. I had issues with her performance, but I enjoyed it, and I actually think she would do the role even more justice on film. I also think Elle Fanning or Zendaya would do a great job with it. 

Jeremy Irons as Judge Danforth --> Love it! 

Michael Stuhlbarg as Samuel Parris --> Love it! 

Eliza Scanlen as Mary Warren --> Love it! I'd also like to see Millie Bobbie Brown, Joey King, or Maisie Williams. 

Frank Langella as Giles Corey" --> Love it! 

 

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You could say Pugh is too old to play Abigail, but she pulled off the even younger Amy, so I think she can still do it. And it’s funny, cause I was between Lupita and Williams for Elizabeth. I agree Lupita would be fantastic, although I highly disagree with the Williams dissing.
And for the record, Scanlen as Mary came to me because of her performance in To Kill a Mockingbird. She plays the abused accuser very well.

Updated On: 8/9/20 at 06:14 PM
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I’d be interested to see Chloë Grace Moretz as Abigail.

Updated On: 8/9/20 at 06:25 PM
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The idea of Matthew Rhys as John Proctor also excites me.
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Hot Pants said: "Scanlen as Mary came to me because of her performance in To Kill a Mockingbird."

 

UGH, I didn't even realize until this moment that Scanlen was in TKAM. I had every intention of going back to see the show with the new cast, but I kept putting it off, and then COVID. Now I'm even more frustrated...

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She was great as Maya Ewell. I was a bit surprised to see her take the role as it really only has the one big scene, although she’s present for the all three courtroom moments. I personally think she could’ve been an excellent Scout, though the understudy who I saw was stellar.

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Hot Pants said: "I was recently thinking of how Id like to see a remake of The Crucible at some point, as I found Arthur Millers adaptation of his play to be overly choppy and ruined the atmosphere and build up of the original play. And Im thinking, if someone were to make another film version of this story, who would you want to star in it? After mulling it over, my personal picks would be:

Adam Driver as John Proctor

Michelle Williams as Elizabeth Proctor

Andrew Scott as John Hale

Florence Pugh as Abigail Williams

Jeremy Irons as Judge Danforth

Michael Stuhlbarg as Samuel Parris

Eliza Scanlen as Mary Warren

Frank Langella as Giles Corey
"

 

Superb 

 

 

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I love the cast you came up with, but I would swap out Florence Pugh, whom I love, for Julia Garner, who is really ideal for that part.
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Ravenclaw said: "I love the cast you came up with, but I would swap out Florence Pugh, whom I love, for Julia Garner, who is really ideal for that part."

I was thinking Isabelle Fuhrmann, but Garner would also be excellent.

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eh we got the Winona version. And The Crucible 

Take all those actors and put them in something exciting and new.

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rattleNwoolypenguin said: "eh we got the Winona version. And The Crucible

Take all those actors and put them in something exciting and new.
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As I said at the top, the original didn’t do the show justice. That’s why I wanted to hear actor suggestions.

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Katherine Langford would be my Abigail. 

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I'm willing to go to bat for the Ryder/Lewis adaptation - I haven't seen it recently but I've really enjoyed it each time I have. Certainly more than what ever the everlovingfvck was going on in the Van Hove revival.

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