I haven't seen the 1953 film. I really liked 1996 film. Just coming up with a fan cast, just in case Hollywood is plotting to remake it.
Directed By: Oliver Stone.
Known for: Platoon (1986), Wall Street (1987) and Born On The Fourth Of July (1989).
Reason: He did a great job with Platoon and Born On The Fourth Of July and he would do an amazing job with this.
Christian Bale as John Proctor.
Known For: American Pyscho (2000), Equilibrium (2002) and Batman Begins (2005).
Reason: He's a great actor and I've always pictured him as John Proctor.
Rachel Weisz as Elizabeth Proctor.
Known For: The Mummy (1999), The Mummy Returns (2002) and Constantine (2005).
Reason: She's a great actress and she would have great chemistry with Christian Bale. Need I say more?
Emma Stone as Abigail Williams.
Known For: Known for: Super Bad (2007), The Help (2011) and Gangster Squad (2013).
Reason: She's a solid actress and it would be interesting to see her in a villain role. Not to mention she's really good looking.
Alan Rickman as Judge Hathorne.
Known for: Die Hard (1988), Robin And The Prince Of Thieves (1991) and Galaxy Quest (1999).
Reason: I mean he's Hans Gruber and Judge Turpin. Need I explain more.
Terence Stamp as Judge Danforth.
Known For: The Limey (1999), Revelation (2001) and The Adjustment Bureau (2010).
Reason: He's a British actor with a cool presence and a bad ass voice. I can picture him in this role.
Leonardo Di Caprio as Reverend Paris.
Known For: What's Eating Gilbert Grape ? (1993), Romeo And Juliet (1996) and Titanic (1997).
Reason: He would be great as Christian's rival. I've always pictured him in this role.
Guy Pearce as Reverend Hale.
Known For: L.A Confidential (1997), Memento (2000) and Time Machine (2001).
Reason: He's a great actor and he would be a good fit.
Emma Watson as Mary Warren.
Known For: Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone (2001), Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets (2002) and Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire (2005).
Reason: Well she would fit the role.
Kerry Washington as Tituba.
Known For: Ray (2004), Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) and Django Unchained (2012).
Reason: After watching Django. She would be perfect casting.
Margo Harsman as Mercy Lewis.
Known For: Even Stevens (2001 - 2004), Fellowship (2005) and Sorority Row (2009).
Reason: She just fits the role ok. Not to mention I'm a huge Even Stevens fan.
Hugo Weaving as Thomans Putnam.
Known for: The Matirx (1999), Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers (2002) and V For Vendetta (2005).
Reason: After watching LOTR, I think he would be great.
Jodie Foster as Ruth Putnam.
Known for: Silence Of The Lambs (1991), Panic Room (2002) and Elysium (2013).
Reason: She would fit the role because she would have great chemistry with Pierce Brosnan.
Geoffrey Rush as Giles Corey.
Known for: Shakespeare In Love (1999), Lantana (2001) and Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl (2002).
Reason: He's a solid actor and he would suit the role well.
Joey King as Betty.
Known For: Qurantine (2008), Crazy Stupid Love (2011) and The Conjuring (2013).
Reason: She would just fit the role ok.
Let me know what you think. If you disagree please be respect