What If Rob Marshall Made His Follies Film Using Only Actors He’s Worked With Before?
December 18th, 2014
by Josh Ferri
Oscar nominated director Rob Marshall is the man behind the movie musicals Chicago, Nine, TV’s Annie and the upcoming Into the Woods. He recently told Broadway.com in an interview that he would love to direct Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman’s Follies on screen next...and then we died. Then after being resuscitated, the thought occurred, what if he cast Follies only using actors he’s already worked with? (Hello, Baranski and Depp each have appeared in several films of his.) So throw on your 2011 cast recording and let’s do this.
Phyllis Rogers Stone: Catherine Zeta-Jones // Young Phyllis: Sarah Hyland
Ben Stone: Richard Gere // Young Ben: Billy Magnussen
Sally Durant Plummer: Renee Zellweger // Young Sally: Anna Kendrick
Buddy Plummer: John C. Reilly // Young Buddy: James Corden
Carlotta Campion: Meryl Streep // Young Carlotta: Kate Hudson
Heidi Schiller: Judi Dench // Young Heidi: Kristin Chenoweth
Emily & Theodore Whitman: Chita Rivera & Victor Garber
Solange LaFitte: Sophia Loren
Hattie Walker: Tracey Ullman // Young Hattie: Tammy Blanchard
Stella Deems: Queen Latifah // Young Stella: Audra McDonald
Roscoe (“Beautiful Girls” soloist): Taye Diggs
Dimitri Weismann: Geoffrey Rush
Rob Marshall’s brilliant Into the Woods hits movie theaters Christmas Day.