Bee Movie has been buzzing around the Internet a lot more recently as people have hilariously inserted the main character, Barry B. Benson, into numerous memes, even changing elements of the trailer or the movie itself. Take, for example, the video below. It is the entire Bee Movie, but with one change: every time someone says the word "Bee," the movie speeds up.
With all of the hype returning to this remarkable film, could it be possible that it will follow in the footsteps of The Jungle Book, Alice in Wonderland or Pete's Dragon by becoming a live action film?
As crazy as this sounds, Dreamworks Pictures might just want to hop onto the band wagon and transform #BeeMovie into a live action feature. If they do, here's a good look at what the cast might look like:
Chris Pratt as Barry
Chris Pratt's career keeps growing in Hollywood, with films like Guardians of the Galaxy, Jurassic World and Passengers make him more and more noticeable. His acting style perfectly combines comedy with a more serious tone, making him hilarious to watch, while also making us love and understand his characters more.
This type of acting style and fame would work perfectly for Barry B. Benson. Chris Pratt could not only bring life and depth to Barry, but he could even improve upon him comedically. Besides, which of us has not secretly dreamed of seeing Chris Pratt as a bee?
Natalie Dormer as Vanessa
Vanessa is the human who encounters Barry and shows him the honey that is being "stolen" from the bees. The two become a romantic interest for each other, which means the actress chosen needs to have believable chemistry with Chris Pratt. I can imagine Game of Thrones actress Natalie Dormer being able to pull this off as she has the acting chops, and I would love to see her take a step into comedy.
Ed Helms as Adam
Adam is Barry's educated and organized childhood friend who urges Barry to not leave the hive, but eventually supports his decision to do so. The role of the best friend is always important, but it's also a great opportunity to add more comedy to the film and that's why Ed Helms is the perfect choice. Not only does he look the part, but his awkward comedic style can be used to add a bit of contrast to Chris Pratt's over-confident, comedic style.
Dan Aykroyd as Layton T. Montgomery
Like most good movies, the Bee Movie needs an intimidating villain. Layton T. Montgomery is the primary antagonist of the film, as he's a human who legally opposes Barry when he tries to give the honey back to the bees. Dan Aykroyd is a great choice for this role, as he has played countless lawyer-like villains in comedies throughout his career. He has the look of Layton T. Montgomery, and his long lasting history in comedy is sure to bring in an even larger audience.
Patrick Warburton as Ken
Speaking of villains, let's take a look at Ken, Vanessa's ex-boyfriend who tries to kill Barry as revenge for stealing his girlfriend. In the original film, Ken is voiced by Patrick Warburton, whose famous voice became well-known thanks to other films such as The Emperor's New Groove and Hoodwinked. Warburton is a great actor, and I really cannot imagine anyone else playing this character.
Charlie Day as Mooseblood
While there's comedy throughout the entire film, Mooseblood is the highlight of comedic relief in the entire Bee Movie. Mooseblood is the mosquito that Barry meets on a car and befriends. Charlie Day, in my opinion, is the perfect choice for this role. His high-pitched voice and the frightened-yet-excited tone that he adopts while shouting is exactly how I imagine a mosquito stuck on the front of a car would talk.
Check out Barry's fantasies in a clip from the film below:
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What are your thoughts on this fan cast? Does Chris Pratt have the acting chops to take on the role of Barry B. Benson, or is he not ready yet? Is there someone else you would have cast in the film instead? Let me know in the comments, and thanks for reading!