The Recasting Couch Ep. 40: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

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This week we recast one of our all-time favorite comedies, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. A film that feels like it was specifically written for the brilliant comedic stylings of Michael Caine and Steve Martin, is actually quite the opposite. This film was first intended to feature David Bowie and Mick Jagger after the success of their hit video for Dancing in the Street, an idea brought to you by copious and copious amounts of cocaine, by the looks of it. The original production also had Sean Young as the part of Janet Colgate, before she dropped out and made way for Glenne Headly. Talk about a pair of Hall of Fame happy accidents. Continue reading “The Recasting Couch Ep. 40: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels”

The Recasting Couch Ep. 12: Little Shop of Horrors

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This week we decided to celebrate the solar eclipse by recasting the 1986 musical Little Shop of Horrors. Starring Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Levi Stubbs, and Steve Martin, this Frank Oz directed film holds up surprisingly well. The way this movie is filmed maintains a lot of the broadway aesthetic and that creates a self-contained universe reminiscent of life on Skid Row during what feels like the 1950’s or so.

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