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Cast This: Lisa (Weird Science)

Sep. 6, 2013by: Niki Stephens

So what would you little maniacs like to do first? The correct answer is choose a new Lisa for the WEIRD SCIENCE remake.

We haven't seen many ladies in this column and I think this is an excellent return to the fairer sex. Lisa is pretty perfect, right? Aside from the fact that she was created by two dorky guys who wanted the ultimate woman, she turned out fantastic. She's gorgeous, she always knows the right thing to say, and she could totally kick your ass. What's not to love?

The latest take they have on the material is an "edgier" (because let's just throw that word around) version that will be rated R. I have no problems with the update, but topping any script for a teen movie that John Hughes as ever done is not an easy task in my opinion. If they are going R and edgier, they are definitely not even thinking of that. So who do we place as the object of lust and desire? Do we choose another model? Or is there an actress out there that you already have in mind? Recently, Funny or Die did an odd parody of the film with Victoria Secret model Alessandra Ambrosi who really didn't do a terrible job. She's no Kelly LeBrock though.

I'm not familiar with all the hottest models that are currently out there so you guys will have to throw out the suggestions on this one. My favorite ladies are Miranda Kerr and Adriana Lima though I don't know if they are fit for this. Paul suggested Kelly Brooke which is a damn fine choice. She's done some acting, and has curves in all the right places. Okay, time for you to quitting tossing off and get to casting!

RESULTS FROM PREVIOUS 'CAST THIS': Lex Luthor

1. Billy Zane 2. Michael Rosenbaum 3. Michael Rooker

This is possibly the best set of results that I've seen since I started this column. Billy Zane? BILLY FREAKING ZANE! Yes, please! It's true he does look like Lex but can he pull it all together for a huge role like this? I'm certainly not opposed to it. So happy to see Michael Rosenbaum here. I don't think I have to defend the argument to use him anymore. As a friend recently said-- he is Lex Luthor. Michael Rooker was a great idea. I think he's a great bad guy and certainly has a way about him. I also liked the idea of Corey Stoll. My hats off to those who chose him. If you saw his role in HOUSE OF CARDS, you know he would be a good fit for Lex.

Source: JoBlo.com

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6:57PM on 09/07/2013
Rebecca Hall !
Rebecca Hall !
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5:25PM on 09/07/2013
Kelly Brook.
Kelly Brook.
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4:32PM on 09/07/2013
Kelly Brook
Kelly Brook
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1:59AM on 09/07/2013

Kate Beckinsale

I Say [link] Beckinsale!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I Say [link] Beckinsale!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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11:15PM on 09/06/2013
Megan Fox
Megan Fox
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9:38PM on 09/06/2013
Olivia Wilde
Olivia Wilde
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8:03PM on 09/06/2013
Kelly Brook or Gemma Arterton
Kelly Brook or Gemma Arterton
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7:22PM on 09/06/2013

Kelly Brook

It's a match made in heaven. She has almost the same name as the original Lisa, she has the English accent and she's a decent enough actress. Because let's be honest, we're not looking for the next Meryl Streep here, we're looking for the hottest and sexiest woman on the planet and that is Kelly Brook!
It's a match made in heaven. She has almost the same name as the original Lisa, she has the English accent and she's a decent enough actress. Because let's be honest, we're not looking for the next Meryl Streep here, we're looking for the hottest and sexiest woman on the planet and that is Kelly Brook!
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6:54PM on 09/06/2013
If I'm picking based on looks alone, Scarlet Johansson has to be at the top of my list
If I'm picking based on looks alone, Scarlet Johansson has to be at the top of my list
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6:06PM on 09/06/2013
KATE BECKINSALE! Done.
KATE BECKINSALE! Done.
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3:47PM on 09/06/2013
You need an insanely hot British or may be Aussie actress in my opinion. Beside being hot I do think it is important that she can play being both super confident, tough, and empathetic all in one. That's what made the Lisa Character so charming. To me Yvonne Strahovski is the only one I think that can pull it off.
You need an insanely hot British or may be Aussie actress in my opinion. Beside being hot I do think it is important that she can play being both super confident, tough, and empathetic all in one. That's what made the Lisa Character so charming. To me Yvonne Strahovski is the only one I think that can pull it off.
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3:25PM on 09/06/2013
Part of the essential characterization of the guys in Weird Science is they have to be intimidated by Lisa, which means ideally whoever plays her should be more physically imposing then they are. At a paltry 5' 6", Kelly Brook doesn't really fit that bill. Someone like Alessandra Ambrosio might work better as she's taller and still super hot. Another good choice might be Gemma Arterton (although admittedly she's not that tall either).

Of course, if you want Lisa to be really intimidating,
Part of the essential characterization of the guys in Weird Science is they have to be intimidated by Lisa, which means ideally whoever plays her should be more physically imposing then they are. At a paltry 5' 6", Kelly Brook doesn't really fit that bill. Someone like Alessandra Ambrosio might work better as she's taller and still super hot. Another good choice might be Gemma Arterton (although admittedly she's not that tall either).

Of course, if you want Lisa to be really intimidating, you could always get Gina Carano too.
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2:06PM on 09/06/2013
Kelly Brook. Done.
Kelly Brook. Done.
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1:56PM on 09/06/2013

I'll stick with Kelly LeBrock

...and just pass on a remake.
...and just pass on a remake.
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1:44PM on 09/06/2013

Three options...one good, one impossible, and one radical

Gemma Arterton or the impossible Megan Fox from about 5 years ago. I think the harder one here would be to cast the two kids. I also think it might be a good idea to make it about two girls that create the perfect guy. Hayden Panittiere and Aubrey Plaza to create either James Franco, Ryan Gossling, or Channing Tatum.
Gemma Arterton or the impossible Megan Fox from about 5 years ago. I think the harder one here would be to cast the two kids. I also think it might be a good idea to make it about two girls that create the perfect guy. Hayden Panittiere and Aubrey Plaza to create either James Franco, Ryan Gossling, or Channing Tatum.
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1:31PM on 09/06/2013
Hayley Atwell
Hayley Atwell
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1:27PM on 09/06/2013
Hayley Atwell
Hayley Atwell
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1:06PM on 09/06/2013

Bertmoss

Rose Huntington-Whiteley
Rose Huntington-Whiteley
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12:24PM on 09/06/2013

Out of the box thought...

How about make Lisa completely 100% CGI? Base her on some hot unknown model, get someone with a sexy voice and then you get the sexiest unreal character in a live action movie since Jessica Rabbit.
How about make Lisa completely 100% CGI? Base her on some hot unknown model, get someone with a sexy voice and then you get the sexiest unreal character in a live action movie since Jessica Rabbit.
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11:45AM on 09/06/2013
Either Kelly Brook or Kate Upton.
Either Kelly Brook or Kate Upton.
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11:19AM on 09/06/2013
I agree with Kelly Brook as Lisa. We don't need a Thespian for this role...
I agree with Kelly Brook as Lisa. We don't need a Thespian for this role...
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11:03AM on 09/06/2013
Concur with Zedlander, Kelly Brook. Somebody who would seem way out of the league of regular high schoolers and who's got an other-worldly glamour to her.
Concur with Zedlander, Kelly Brook. Somebody who would seem way out of the league of regular high schoolers and who's got an other-worldly glamour to her.
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10:52AM on 09/06/2013
I actually introduced my gf to this film just a couple of nights ago... And stated:

"If they remade this film, Kelly Brook would play Lisa"

Lets face it, she's even got a similar sounding name!
I actually introduced my gf to this film just a couple of nights ago... And stated:

"If they remade this film, Kelly Brook would play Lisa"

Lets face it, she's even got a similar sounding name!
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