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Looking forward to it...
Hmm, I'm not too sure on Bean. Aside from looks I don't think he's got what I'm talking about when it comes analogues.

Fassbender has a quality of work that sort of matches DDL, there's a similar intensity in the performances (though, yes, Day-Lewis is miles above his) and they both have somewhat similar careers.

Look this all depends on how you want to play this game. For me there's a kind of challenge in recasting movie while thinking "if this were made today/then, how could I do in a way that movie would end up about the same?"

Edit: let me put it this way:






"Money won is twice as sweet as money earned."



Looking forward to it...
He'd be good for that, but I just wouldn't substitute him in another Fassbender role. Some parts are less challenging than other. Not that I'm saying Sean Bean is bad actor, just that he wouldn't fit in many others.



The most unholy of recasts...

Casablanca

Colin Farrell - Rick Blaine



Rebecca Ferguson - Ilsa Lund



Matthew Goode - Victor Laszlo



Ralph Fiennes - Captain Louis Renault



Mark Strong - Major Heinrich Strasser



Brian Cox - Signor Ferrari



Michael Pitt - Signor Ugarte




Ah, thanks. He looked familiar, but couldn't place him. It's a fun cast for sure!



Been rattlin' this one round the old noggin for a while -

Drive (1985)
Directed by William Friedkin

William Petersen - The Driver



Jennifer Jason Leigh - Irene



Peter Falk - Shannon



John Turturro - Standard



Frank Vincent - Nino



Kathleen Turner - Blanche



and Jerry Lewis - Bernie Rose




Blue Velvet

Logan Lerman - Jeffrey Beaumont



Eva Green - Dorothy Vallens



Woody Harrelson - Frank Booth



Saoirse Ronan - Sandy Williams



Stanley Tucci - Ben




How about...

Rick:



Ilsa:



Laszlo:



Renault:



Ferrari:



Sam:



I'll admit that this isn't actually my idea but it is a good one.
This is OK but I would re-think Wendell Pierce...terrible actor, surely there's someone else you could put in that role.



I don't know if Wendell Pierce is right for that role, but the dude is awesome. The Bunk!



Not sure how many of you have seen this one, but it's a fave of mine:

The Seven-Per-Cent Solution
Directed by Wes Anderson

Ralph Fiennes - Sherlock Holmes



Edward Norton - Dr. Watson



Jeff Goldblum - Dr. Sigmund Freud



F. Murray Abraham - Professor Moriarty



Bill Murray - Mycroft Holmes



Jessica Chaistain - Lola Devereaux



Jason Schwartzman - Lowenstein




I also have this idea of a film version for The Catcher in the Rye.

The Catcher In The Rye (1992):

Holden Caulfield: Christian Bale

Personally, I always thought Jake Gyllenhaal would have made an awesome Holden Caulfield, even if he is a little bit too old for the role now.



The Silence of the Lambs

Brie Larson - Clarice Starling



Viggo Mortensen - Dr. Hannibal Lecter



Courtney B. Vance - Jack Crawford



Billy Crudup - Dr. Chilton



Jake Gyllenhaal - James "Buffalo Bill" Gumb



and Frankie Faison as Barney