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#1
Posted: 5/31/21 at 12:16am

Was hearing talk about further progress on THE PRINCESS BRIDE was curious what people think for casting:

Westley- Gavin Creel, Jonathan Bailey, Jeremy Jordan,

Princess Bride- Sutton Foster, Megan Hilty, Laura Osnes, Phillipa Soo

Fezzik: (Tymothy from Hadestown)

Miracle Max- (Nathan Lane, Andrea Martin, Harvey Fierstein, Josh Gad

Inigo Montoya- Will Swenson, Lelsie Odom Jr,

Prince Humperdinck - Cheyenne Jackson, Brian Stokes Mitchell

Vizzini - Martin Short, Matthew Broderick

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#2
Posted: 5/31/21 at 12:24am

I would like to see Mandy Patinkin take on the King in a cameo, assuming that role is kept - it would be a full-circle moment for him and this project, plus the late Willoughby Gray was 71 when he played that role on screen. Patinkin is 68 now; who knows how old he will be if this ever comes to fruition?

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#3
Posted: 5/31/21 at 1:54am
I think it is safe to assume Patinkin won’t come near this with a 10 foot pole
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#4
Posted: 5/31/21 at 2:19am

BroadwayNYC2 said: "I think it is safe to assume Patinkin won’t come near this with a 10 foot pole"

Curious why you say this? He just participated - quite passionately, complete with original props he has in his house (namely, his sword) - in a script reading with basically the entire movie cast as a fundraiser last year. Has he shown dismay with it being adapted?

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#5
Posted: 5/31/21 at 11:27am

I could swear I read an article where Patinkin expressed complete dismay and disgust over a potential Broadway musical adaptation, but I can't find it anywhere. So either I dreamt it or Disney had it scrubbed from the internet lol. 

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#6
Posted: 5/31/21 at 2:01pm
There’s a difference between reuniting with the original cast for a reading and being a supporting character in an adaptation in which someone will play the role that pivoted him to stardom. I don’t think he has an aversion to the property, but it would be an interesting career choice
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#7
Posted: 5/31/21 at 9:55pm

Without knowing what direction the score is taking, so thus basing it on the book and the movie, Sutton Foster is 100% wrong for Buttercup. If people think Ben Platt is too old to still be playing Evan Hansen, Sutton is definitely way past the age where she should be playing a character that, in the book, was explicitly stated to be 21 for the main bulk of the story (and thus even younger in her first few scenes)

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#8
Posted: 6/1/21 at 2:15am

A pretty feeble list altogether- there are thousands of capable and suitable performers who could be in the running, way beyond this parade of basically the same old names that get trotted out for everything.


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#9
Posted: 6/2/21 at 11:32pm
Throwing out my suggestions without any real regard for anything:

Buttercup: Denee Benton
Wesley: some twink i guess
Count: Jonathan Freeman... Andy Karl if they want someone younger maybe?
Prince Humperdinck: Wesley Taylor
Vizzini/Miracle Max/King: Brad Oscar
Miracle Max’s Wife/Booer/Queen: Jackie Hoffman (would be legitimately surprised if she doesn’t actually get cast in this role if/when this comes to Broadway)
Grandfather: Mandy Patinkin

I refuse to cast an Inigo Montoya.
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#10
Posted: 6/3/21 at 12:00am

OH I love the idea of Jackie Hoffman how could I not think of her

 

Also like the idea of Benton

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#11
Posted: 6/3/21 at 8:24am

Some interesting casting choices for sure, but Hilty and Foster are not age-appropriate for "Buttercup"

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#12
Posted: 6/3/21 at 1:49pm

Christian Borle

On a podcast about a month ago, he said he will be doing a movie musical adaptation in Fall 2022. Best bet would be Princess Bride. 

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#13
Posted: 6/3/21 at 3:52pm
I can see him as a Rugen/Vizzini/Max track easily.
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#14
Posted: 6/3/21 at 5:41pm

ivy3 said: "Christian Borle

On a podcast about a month ago, he said he will be doing a movie musical adaptation in Fall 2022. Best bet would be Princess Bride.
"

Or Some Like It Hot?

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#15
Posted: 6/3/21 at 7:16pm
Some Like It Hot is being reimagined as a primarily black show. He could be one of the minor roles, but he’s not one of the two main men if it’s that.
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#16
Posted: 6/3/21 at 7:32pm
Jonathon Groff as Westley
Laura Osnes as Buttercup
Santino Fontana as Inigo Montoya
Shuler Hensley as Fezzik
Christian Borle as Prince Humperdinck
Christopher Fitzgerald as Vezzini/Miracle Max/The Albino
Alexander Gemignani as Count Rugen
Chip Zien as The Grandfather/The Impressive Clergyman
Jennifer Simard as Valeria (Max’s wife)/The Ancient Booer/The Mother
Anthony Rosenthal as The Grandson
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#17
Posted: 6/3/21 at 7:55pm

darquegk said: "Some Like It Hot is being reimagined as a primarily black show. He could be one of the minor roles, but he’s not one of the two main men if it’s that."

I thought they were just turning Sugar into a role for a Black actress? The entire show is going to have a Black cast?

 

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#18
Posted: 6/3/21 at 11:24pm

darquegk said: "Some Like It Hot is being reimagined as a primarily black show. He could be one of the minor roles, but he’s not one of the two main men if it’s that."

Not what I heard, but I guess time will tell.

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#19
Posted: 6/4/21 at 2:26am

Betsy Wolfe for Buttercup? Regardless I hope they make Buttercup into a more interesting character than in the movie. Even in the book she seemed more feisty.