Meet George Jetson: Wild and Crazy Guy?

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  1. Scott Weinberg

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    Just a casting rumor I saw floated over at CHUD.com, which is ususally quite the reliable source.

    So it seems some studio (my guess is Universal) is talking about a live-action Jetsons movie...and that maybe they've spoken to Steve Martin about the gig.

    Considering Mr. Martin is my #1 favorite actor, I don't know if I should be disgusted or tentatively interested in this (potential) news.

    Who else would you cast in a live-action Jetsons flick?
     
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    For all the wrestling fans, a shoe-in to play the character of Elroy Jetson would be Crash Holly [​IMG]
     
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    I'd guess Warner, since they own the Hanna-Barbera catalog.

    Anyway:

    George Jetson : William H. Macy (has the befuddled look)
    Jane Jetson : Julianne Moore, although Lesley Anne Warren still looks pretty good.
    Judy Jetson : Jessica Simpson's not doing too bad on That 70s Show
    Elroy Jetson : By the time the movie's made, whoever I suggest will have hit a growth spurt.
    Mr. Spacely : Danny DeVito. Duh.
    Cogsworth : Now, here's the role for Steve Martin.
     
  4. Morgan Jolley

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    Jason-

    I'm not so sure about the two parents, but you're dead on about Spacely and Cogswell.
     
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    I've thought for years that this would make a really cool live-action film, what with modern visual effects. But I never had any idea who I thought should play George.

    But now the more that I think of Steve Martin in the role, the more I think it seems absolutely perfect in a strangely disturbing way.

    And DeVito as Spacely. Hell yeah.

    I hope it gets made.
     
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    The only thing is, George Jetson had red hair. Steve Martin has grey hair.
     
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    Chevy Chase was to play George Jetson a number of years ago, but the film never got made
     
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    A long time ago, on a cartoon message board with which I'm signed up, I made my own cast list for a "Jetsons" movie. I'm way off the mark, but here goes:

    -Matthew Broderick as George Jetson
    -Sarah Jessica Parker as Jane Jetson
    -Mandy Moore as Judy Jetson
    -Haley Joel Osment as Elroy Jetson
    -Dabney Coleman as Mr. Spacely
    -Joan Rivers as the voice of Judy's diary (from the 80s episodes of the show)
    -Doris Roberts as the voice of Rosie The Robot
    -Mel Blanc voice clips for Astro

    (Note: Rosie, Astro and The Diary would all be computer-animated)

    I was thinking the way execs would think, and I apologize in advance to our HTF community if any of this comes true.

    Sincerely,

    John Kilduff...

    Tapping into magical psychic powers.
     
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    William H. Macy as George
    Annette Benning as Jane
    Britney Murphy as Judy
     
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    The picture in the preceding post shows exactly why animated shows should not be remade as live action movies.
     

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