Wouldn't you agree that it's about time the world gets to see Doug and his buddies live in the flesh? That's why we at He Shot Cyrus decided to list our dream cast for the live-Action Doug movie.
Doug -- Tobey Maguire
Sure, he's in his early thirties but Winona Ryder played characters decades her younger so why couldn't it work here? Plus, there just aren't that many talented puberty-age actors around right now so Tobey's boyish looks are going to have to work. He's proved that he can play the dorky and socially awkward guy in the Spider-Man movies. Someone's gonna have to figure out how to make him look young and bald. Maybe that only works in cartoons...and on babies.
Patti Mayonnaise -- Blake Lively
Blake Lively has starred in movies like The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and... The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2: Electric Boogaloo. Patti was one of the harder roles to cast. Scarlett Johansson didn't seem right. Neither did Joaquin Phoenix, but that wasn't that serious of a suggestion. Lively emanates fun and light-heartedness and seemed like a solid choice.
Skeeter -- Kel Williams
Who else could play Skeeter? Some things are just meant to be. I bet Nickelodeon could get him for a good price too.
Roger Klotz -- Ben Foster
I cannot stand Ben Foster. This isn't anything new, anyone who reads HSC at least semi-regularly, is aware of my feelings for Foster. Nothing personal against the guy, it's not like I've ever met him and he refused to autograph my 3:10 to Yuma DVD or anything. There's just something about him that rubs me the wrong way. Ever since his over-the-top performance in Hostage, I've done all I can to avoid his projects...however, he ends up in tons of movies I'm interested in, so I've seen way more Ben Foster movies that I've ever wanted to. That being said, part of the reason he's so unlikable is because he can play a really hateable bad guy. If Roger's supposed to be anything, it's unlikable. Throw a leather jacket on him, dye his hair orange, and just let him act naturally. It's a surefire formula for a great antagonist.
Judy Funnie -- Natalie Portman
This was actually the hardest casting decision. Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt were considered but we eventually decided on Portman because of her Harvard education, her interests in other cultures, and because she's just talented. If anyone can think of someone else to play Doug's older, beatnik sister, let me know.
Mr. Dink -- Jeff Garlin
Surprisingly, this was the very first face to pop in my mind when I saw the picture of Mr. Dink. Doug's eccentric neighbor was often one of the funnier characters on the show and anyone familiar with Garlin knows how hilarious he is. If you haven't watched "Curb Your Enthusiasm" before, now is the time. Garlin's really perfect for this role. He's got the build, the unique voice, and the humor. Maybe someone should just make a live-action Mr. Dink movie. Screenwriters, start typing.
So, there it is. The casting for the live-action Doug movie. Any glaring mistakes? Changes you'd make. I'd like to hear your feedback on this one.