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Hanks not Montag

04.02.2008

Tom Hanks A little while ago, writer/director/exceptional Stephen King adapter Frank Darabont revealed a while ago that Tom Hanks would be playing firefighting protagonist Guy Montag in FAHRENHEIT 451, his adaptation of the iconic Ray Bradbury sci fi novel of the same name. Unfortunately, he recently dropped the bad news that Hanks has had to bow out and he'll be forced to find someone else to incinerate books. Says Darabont: "Mr. Hanks sadly and regretfully had to back out. I was really looking forward to working with him again but his other commitments just precluded it. He had to take a step back. Bummer. Not that it's necessarily made Darabont any less psyched to get the film made. Read the rest of what he had to say about it HERE.

Extra Tidbit: The original "Fahrenheit 451" was published in 1953.
Source: MTV Movies Blog

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4:18PM on 04/03/2008

Marky Mark

I think Mark Wahlberg would be a cool Montag.
I think Mark Wahlberg would be a cool Montag.
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3:25PM on 04/03/2008

Daniel Radcliffe

Only joking :P

I think Frank Darabont knows what he's doing. I am not worried at all, even though it is rather disappointing to hear that Hanks stepped out.
Only joking :P

I think Frank Darabont knows what he's doing. I am not worried at all, even though it is rather disappointing to hear that Hanks stepped out.
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11:38PM on 04/02/2008
Has no one ever read the book? He's supposed to be in his early 30s.

How about Casey Affleck? If they want someone known...

I'm always down for unknown actors doing Literary adaptations...
Has no one ever read the book? He's supposed to be in his early 30s.

How about Casey Affleck? If they want someone known...

I'm always down for unknown actors doing Literary adaptations...
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10:30PM on 04/02/2008
Eric Bana would be my first choice.

Eric Bana would be my first choice.

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9:25PM on 04/02/2008

I Second that Motion

I second Gary Oldman. If they're going British, how about a scruffy Alan Rickman?
I second Gary Oldman. If they're going British, how about a scruffy Alan Rickman?
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8:37PM on 04/02/2008

Sorry about the double post

If Christopher Walken is unavailable...How about Gary Oldman?
If Christopher Walken is unavailable...How about Gary Oldman?
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8:31PM on 04/02/2008

Everyone listen!

Christopher Walken.
Christopher Walken.
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8:22PM on 04/02/2008

Everyone listen!

Christopher Walken.
Christopher Walken.
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7:53PM on 04/02/2008
This sucks. Oh well, perhaps there could be a Tim Robbins / Frank Darabont re-teaming?
This sucks. Oh well, perhaps there could be a Tim Robbins / Frank Darabont re-teaming?
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7:09PM on 04/02/2008
Hanks actually could have pulled it off. There are a lot of people on other sites throwing Depp and Bale around as good choices, but I'd have to disagree. Not to say the guys don't have the acting chops to do it, but Montag isn't exactly a pretty boy. He's a middle aged man with problems. Maybe Viggo could play him.
Hanks actually could have pulled it off. There are a lot of people on other sites throwing Depp and Bale around as good choices, but I'd have to disagree. Not to say the guys don't have the acting chops to do it, but Montag isn't exactly a pretty boy. He's a middle aged man with problems. Maybe Viggo could play him.
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6:56PM on 04/02/2008
Damn, I was really looking forward to the re-teaming of Hanks and Darabont. Well, fuck.
Damn, I was really looking forward to the re-teaming of Hanks and Darabont. Well, fuck.
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