Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Petraeus Affair -- Retro Movie Casting

If I were directing The Petraeus Affair back around 1959, I'd make it as a military farce.  Here's who I'd pick as my stars:

General David Petraeus:  Cary Grant

Holly Petraeus:  Kim Hunter

Paula Broadwell: Esther Williams (not a runner, but a swimmer's just as good, and we could have bathing suits)

General John Allen: Tony Curtis

Jill Kelley: Janet Leigh (looks great in a black wig)

Shirtless FBI Agent: Clint Walker (I think his Cheyenne contract called for him to remove his shirt at least once per episode)

Other suggestions?

6 comments:

  1. Petraeus is too skinny for Cary Grant to play. Make it a black-and-white drama and go with Fritz Weaver as Petraeus.

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  2. Like your casting and the movie as a farce.

    Film purists would yell and scream, but I would bet that current or near-future technological animation and speech enhancement capabilities will make such a movie possible. Of course how good such a movie would be would still depend on a good script!

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  3. I kinda like Paris Hilton as Holly Petraeas. And, of course, Denise Richards as the nuclear scientist.

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  4. In my Lifetime movie of the week, it's Keith Carradine as Petraeus, Jane Curtin as Mrs. Petraeus, Terry O'Quinn as General Broadwell. Still not sure about Broadwell or Kelly.

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  5. woops. that was meant to be General Allen. Can't tell the players without a scorecard.....

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  6. I'd cast Harry Dean Stanton as Petraeus.

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