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CAST THIS: I Dream of Jeannie

05.06.2010

This is one Cast This column I never imagined would manifest itself, but I forgot about Hollywood's propensity to take absolutely everything that’s ever existed, film, TV, book, game, cereal box or otherwise and turn it into a feature film.

And yes, I DREAM OF JEANNIE is getting its own movie, as was announced last week. Well, technically, it’s been announced since 2004, but the film has been languishing in development hell, and only recently is Sony blowing up everything that came before and starting with a brand new script. And now naturally, we need a JEANNIE.

I remember watching Barbara Eden on Nick at Nite when I was younger, and having her elicit strange feelings in my pants I didn’t quite understand. Now we need someone to do that for a whole new generation of pre-teens, and casting this should be fun.

Someone blonde and funny doesn’t exactly narrow it down, though a few names jump to mind almost immediately. To be fair, I would rely more on Jeannie’s sexiness here than humor, as I have to imagine this is going to be at LEAST PG-13, and I bet most of the comic relief will come from whoever ends up in the Larry Hagman role. I can see Jim Carrey there already.

So pick someone blonde and fun and in possession of a killer midriff. Now, I really want to see some costume concept art…

Last Week: GHOST RIDER

A week ago we heard that Nic Cage is probably too busy to come back for a GHOST RIDER sequel, but the film still must get made before the rights were lost. Who can fill his leather chaps?

1. Karl Urban (14%) 2. Charlie Hunnam (10%) 3. Jensen Ackles (8%)

Some good picks there. I love Karl Urban, and think he needs some more starring roles instead of always playing sidekick. We also know Charlie Hunnam knows how to ride a bike properly as seen in Sons of Anarchy, but I’m worried he might seem a bit too young for the part.

I don’t understand you guys and Jensen Ackles. He's OK, but man, does his name come up a lot in these things.

Alright, shout out your Jeannie suggestions.

Extra Tidbit: Would you rather: Jeannie or Sam from Bewitched.
Source: JoBlo.com
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5:44PM on 06/01/2010
I like Kirsten Bell but not for this role I believe Sienna Miller would make a better choice. But if you really want to get it right check out Aishwarya Rai. The movie "The Last Legion" for example. ooooohh yummy!!
I like Kirsten Bell but not for this role I believe Sienna Miller would make a better choice. But if you really want to get it right check out Aishwarya Rai. The movie "The Last Legion" for example. ooooohh yummy!!
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4:29AM on 05/20/2010

I Dream Of Jeannie

Hayden Paniterre and Justin Timberlake
Hayden Paniterre and Justin Timberlake
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4:11PM on 05/17/2010
I don't know why, but I can see Rachel Mcadams playing this role well.
I don't know why, but I can see Rachel Mcadams playing this role well.
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2:10PM on 05/15/2010
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9:36AM on 05/11/2010

Elizabeth Mitchell

I'd love to see her in the costume
I'd love to see her in the costume
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1:41AM on 05/11/2010
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1:15PM on 05/09/2010
This seems like the sort of role that was tailor made for someone like Anna Faris.

BTW is that Barbara Eden in the pic above? It seriously looks like a man in drag, and I always thought she was hotter then that.
This seems like the sort of role that was tailor made for someone like Anna Faris.

BTW is that Barbara Eden in the pic above? It seriously looks like a man in drag, and I always thought she was hotter then that.
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2:49PM on 05/08/2010
If were going funny Kirsten Bell, sexy, Diora Baird
If were going funny Kirsten Bell, sexy, Diora Baird
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12:19PM on 05/08/2010

ahhh

Diora Baird please!
Diora Baird please!
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10:52PM on 05/07/2010

Hummm...

Christina Applegate!
Christina Applegate!
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9:36PM on 05/07/2010

Heather Graham

Funny, sexy and with a nice rack...
Funny, sexy and with a nice rack...
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3:49PM on 05/07/2010

christina hendricks

OH god she would be soooooo hot in that get up!
OH god she would be soooooo hot in that get up!
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11:25AM on 05/07/2010
Jenna Jameson
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11:15AM on 05/07/2010
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7:42AM on 05/07/2010
Jessica Simpson. Jeannie wasn't always the smartest anyway, and no one can fill the costume better. If not her, maybe Isla Fischer? I'm sorry but Kristen Bell can't fill that costume, just look at the original pic posted.
Jessica Simpson. Jeannie wasn't always the smartest anyway, and no one can fill the costume better. If not her, maybe Isla Fischer? I'm sorry but Kristen Bell can't fill that costume, just look at the original pic posted.
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5:27AM on 05/07/2010

I Dream of Casting Jeannie

I think that some good choices are: Kristen Bell, Kate Hudson,Leelee Sobieski or Elisha Cutberth...Yet you cant just put any blonde in there, she cant be ditzy, cant be an actress who dyes their hair blond...really need someone who looks and acts the part of Jeannie. Above all, make the movie, clean..no sex jokes, no toilet humor, just a good fun comedy.
I think that some good choices are: Kristen Bell, Kate Hudson,Leelee Sobieski or Elisha Cutberth...Yet you cant just put any blonde in there, she cant be ditzy, cant be an actress who dyes their hair blond...really need someone who looks and acts the part of Jeannie. Above all, make the movie, clean..no sex jokes, no toilet humor, just a good fun comedy.
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3:35AM on 05/07/2010

THE PERFECT CHOICE IS>>>>>

Madonna. She can act the shit off the screen at any time but we have never seen her in a comedy role like this. She has the looks, the grace and of course the abs to really pull this off!
Madonna. She can act the shit off the screen at any time but we have never seen her in a comedy role like this. She has the looks, the grace and of course the abs to really pull this off!
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1:37AM on 05/07/2010

Byanka

I don't know if she even speaks english but they didn't have english 2000 years ago. [link]
I don't know if she even speaks english but they didn't have english 2000 years ago. [link]
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11:27PM on 05/06/2010

Pamela Anderson

Can play slightly dumb, and would be perfect in the costume.
Can play slightly dumb, and would be perfect in the costume.
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11:06PM on 05/06/2010
How about Kate Hudson???
How about Kate Hudson???
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10:24PM on 05/06/2010
Kristen Bell or Alice Eve
Kristen Bell or Alice Eve
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10:08PM on 05/06/2010

Blonde

I would go with Christina Hendricks or Yavonne Strahovski. Hollywood will go with Jessica Beil.
I would go with Christina Hendricks or Yavonne Strahovski. Hollywood will go with Jessica Beil.
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7:26PM on 05/06/2010

Meh

Why follow the tv show and have a blonde?! CHRISTINA HENDRICKS... in THAT mf'ing crop top!!!!!
Why follow the tv show and have a blonde?! CHRISTINA HENDRICKS... in THAT mf'ing crop top!!!!!
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7:26PM on 05/06/2010

Meh

Why follow the tv show and have a blonde?! CHRISTINA HENDRICKS... in THAT mf'ing crop top!!!!!
Why follow the tv show and have a blonde?! CHRISTINA HENDRICKS... in THAT mf'ing crop top!!!!!
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6:43PM on 05/06/2010
"JEANNIE"-Leelee Sobieski
"JEANNIE"-Leelee Sobieski
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6:32PM on 05/06/2010
Kristen Bell.
Kristen Bell.
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7:53PM on 05/06/2010
Alice Eve
Alice Eve
6:15PM on 05/06/2010
Alison Lohman.
Alison Lohman.
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5:34PM on 05/06/2010
Jenna Jameson
Jenna Jameson
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5:24PM on 05/06/2010

John Krazinski!

CAAAPPPTAIINNN AMERICAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!
CAAAPPPTAIINNN AMERICAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!
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5:02PM on 05/06/2010
kirsty alley.
kirsty alley.
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4:55PM on 05/06/2010
Yes Anna Faris, I love her! Hot AND funny... Elisha Cutberth, hotter but less funny, Sarah Chalke, Jenny McArthy?
Yes Anna Faris, I love her! Hot AND funny... Elisha Cutberth, hotter but less funny, Sarah Chalke, Jenny McArthy?
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4:28PM on 05/06/2010
You guys beat me to it. Everytime I think of a new actrees to play Jeanie Kristen Bell is the first to come to mind.
You guys beat me to it. Everytime I think of a new actrees to play Jeanie Kristen Bell is the first to come to mind.
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4:23PM on 05/06/2010

I was thinking

.. Rennee Zellweger
.. Rennee Zellweger
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4:20PM on 05/06/2010
Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon
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4:14PM on 05/06/2010

Kristen Bell

Best choice. Anna Faris would be my #2.
Best choice. Anna Faris would be my #2.
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3:59PM on 05/06/2010
Not voting for this but just puttin it out there....Olivia Wilde. Just dye her hair blonde. She would look so hot in that outfit.
Not voting for this but just puttin it out there....Olivia Wilde. Just dye her hair blonde. She would look so hot in that outfit.
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3:31PM on 05/06/2010

I instantly thought of

Kristen Bell, as did others I guess.
Kristen Bell, as did others I guess.
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3:16PM on 05/06/2010

If I were to rate the best possible choices....

1. Kristen Bell
2. Anna Faris
3. Jessica Simpson
1. Kristen Bell
2. Anna Faris
3. Jessica Simpson
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3:15PM on 05/06/2010
Sara Underwood. I know she's not an actress but she would look damn good and do you really need to act to be Jeannie?
Sara Underwood. I know she's not an actress but she would look damn good and do you really need to act to be Jeannie?
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3:11PM on 05/06/2010
Anna Faris
Anna Faris
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2:53PM on 05/06/2010
To Stratburst, she was in The Girl Next Door which was a screwball comedy.
To Stratburst, she was in The Girl Next Door which was a screwball comedy.
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2:09PM on 05/06/2010

Kristen Bell

She has the comic chops and would look great in the costume. Although I wouldn't say no to Elisha Cuthbert, but I've never seen her in an out-and-out comedy.
She has the comic chops and would look great in the costume. Although I wouldn't say no to Elisha Cuthbert, but I've never seen her in an out-and-out comedy.
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1:52PM on 05/06/2010

Alyssa Milano

She she already wore the costume and all.....
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She she already wore the costume and all.....
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1:38PM on 05/06/2010
Elisha Cuthbert.
Elisha Cuthbert.
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1:33PM on 05/06/2010

Turd

I would rather watch turtles fuck that watch this remake!
I would rather watch turtles fuck that watch this remake!
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1:19PM on 05/06/2010
I'd say Christina Hendricks or Diora Baird, but that's just being selfish because I want to see them in the outfit.

Kristen Bell is a great choice.
I'd say Christina Hendricks or Diora Baird, but that's just being selfish because I want to see them in the outfit.

Kristen Bell is a great choice.
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1:11PM on 05/06/2010

Two to choose from

Jenna Fischer or Amy Adams.
Jenna Fischer or Amy Adams.
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1:08PM on 05/06/2010

3 CHICKS, NUFF SAID!!

Elisha Cuthbert, Anna Faris , Emma Stone
Elisha Cuthbert, Anna Faris , Emma Stone
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12:56PM on 05/06/2010
Kristen Bell, she's blonde, in shape, and hot.
Kristen Bell, she's blonde, in shape, and hot.
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12:55PM on 05/06/2010
Christina Hendricks
Christina Hendricks
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12:49PM on 05/06/2010

ill be the first to say it...

but i think kristen bell would be perfect. see has great comic timing and a nice body for that outfit...but barbara eden better have a cameo!
but i think kristen bell would be perfect. see has great comic timing and a nice body for that outfit...but barbara eden better have a cameo!
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12:38PM on 05/06/2010

Shakira

Even I'm not sure if I'm serious or not with that pick...
Even I'm not sure if I'm serious or not with that pick...
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