came out in 2008 the panel was pretty much split down the middle, it seemed. Half seemed to love Meryl’s Aloysius giving it endless best of citations and the other half hated using Cherry Jones apparently atypical incarnation. I’ve never seen the lovely Jones on stage, so I can’t accredit the latter. I wasn’t too fond of Streep in Doubt
. She was fine, but I hated her take on the character. In fact as someone said, Doubt
seems like the ideal film that could benefit from a recasting – even though it’s so recent. You seemed to agree with me since six of you tried your hand at the whole casting gig, and I don’t kid when I say I prefer all six casts to the actual film’s cast. This is Andrew from Encore’s World of Film & TV
by the way.
Michelle Pfeiffer as Sister Aloysius, Peter Sarsgaard as Father Flynn, Maggie Gylenhaal as Sister James and Audra McDonald as Mrs. Miller
I have to say that seeing Audra’s name there filled me with odd delight. I am ridiculously fond of the woman and I would say she’d be a good pick to bring all the emotion to the small but pivotal role of Mrs. Miller. The other choices aren’t bad either, though I’m wondering just how many dubious characters Sarsgaard is going to be playing…
Diane Keaton as Sister Aloysius, Linus Roach as Father Flynn, Jenna Malone as Sister James, and Whoopi Goldberg as Mrs. Miller
The one that stuck out here was Keaton and I actually love the chance of seeing her in this role. Wouldn’t it be nice seeing Sister Aloysius without knowing she’s obviously bad? But is she really that bad? Walter commented that Keaton deserves more than she gets these days and I do wish she’d get a nice plum role.
Joan Allen as Sister Aloysius, Paul Giamati as Father Flynn, Emily Blunt as Sister James and Taraji P. Henson as Mrs. Miller
Joan is perhaps an actress in the vein of Meryl, but a little more subtle I’d say. She’s not exactly soft, and I suppose her Sister Aloysius would be a bit of a bitch, but I do like the thought of her here. My favourite cast member of the actual film was Amy Adams, still Emily Blunt piques my interest even more. Blunt has the ability to play soft without being too naïve and she would be good as Sister James.
Joan Allen as Sister Aloysius, Daniel Day Lewis as Father Flynn, Natalie Portman as Sister James and Oprah Winfrey as Mrs. Miller
I did believe that Seymour Hoffman was the best of the supporting actor nominees that year, but the thought of my idol Day Lewis as Father Flynn does make me salivate a little. I wonder how he’d play the role. It’s not the obvious choice for the role, but I don’t doubt that he’d do it better than all.
Sally Field as Sister Aloysius, Sam Rockwell as Father Flynn, Emily Blunt as Sister James and Regina King as Mrs. Miller
Like with Keaton the thought of Sally Field as Sister Aloysius is provocative. She did make her career playing the Flying Nun, but I suppose Aloysius would probably have her breakfast. It’s interesting that he too identified Emily Blunt as a candidate for Sister James.
Nicole Kidman as Sister Aloysius, Kevin Spacey as Father Flynn, Natalie Portman as Sister James and Angela Bassett as Mrs. Miller
Angela Bassett as Mrs. Miller makes me drool even more than Audra. It’s not that I didn’t like Viola Davis in the role, I’m not sure what it is but I never really found the role to be anything profound in her hands. It was good, but little else. Still, if any current Hollywood actress could craft something special from this it would be Bassett who sadly has gone role-less for some time.
Well you voted (and as usual I didn’t), and after a rather close competition CS emerged as the winner with the most votes.
Thank you to all the participants (and voters) for their contribution and congratulations to CS.
What do you think of our re-imagined cast of Doubt?