While doing some ironing, I popped in my Coraline DVD. I recall my first time watching this on a plane and jumping up and down in my seat looking like a crazed woman because this movie creeped me out. It was not the innocent little animated film I thought it would be. Now, years later, I still enjoy this movie and think it would be pretty neat if they could make it live-action. Even though I thoroughly enjoyed Dakota Fanning as Coraline and Teri Hatcher as the Other Mother, I started to think who I'd cast in a live-action version. Of course, I think Tim Burton would be a great director but I'd be curious how Henry Selick would re-do Coraline.
Here's who I would cast:
Coraline - Mackenzie Foy: you know her as Matthew McConaughey's daughter in Interstellar
Other Mother - Rosamund Pike aka psycho wife from Gone Girl
Coraline's father - Alan Rickman aka Severus Snake. Just picture him with glasses!
Miss April Spink and Miss Miriam Forcible - Kathy Bates and Meryl Streep. Not too much logic but I think it would be entertaining to see these two share a scene and in burlesque outfits no less.
Mr. Bobinsky - Will Ferrell. It may be a long stretch but I think he could pull off a Russian accent. Am I wrong?
Wybie - David Mazouz. I've only seen him in Gotham but the kid has potential.
The Cat - Tom Hiddleston. Because...just because!
Who would you cast?!?!