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Casting Call: The Breakfast Club reboot cast picks

Casting Call: <em>The Breakfast Club</em> reboot cast picks

Emma Roberts as Allison Reynolds

Ally Sheedy Emma Roberts

Emma Roberts as Allison Reynolds

Ally Sheedy as Allison Reynolds played the iconic anti-social goth role that proved that an ugly duckling can eventually become a swan. As a dark and brooding character with barely any dialogue Ally Sheedy shocked us with her obscure behavior. Given that the character is a beauty hidden beneath a lot of makeup, I thought that Emma Roberts would be a perfect choice. She’s played a darker, anti-social character in multiple roles but her beauty is undeniable in any role. I could definitely see Emma Roberts starting out as a character in the shadows then emerging as the white dress beauty like we saw with Ally Sheedy.

Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Brian Johnson

Anthony Michael Hall Chistopher Mintz-Plasse

Brian Johnson – Christopher Mintz-Plasse

Anthony Michael Hall was another iconic 80s star known for his nerdy roles. Not only was he the stereotypical nerd as Brian Johnson, he also had one of the most dramatic moments in the film. While Hall played the role of the nerd well, the modern day nerd is much different than it was in the past. For this reason I picked Christopher Mintz-Plasse to take on the role of Brian Johnson. Christopher Mintz-Plasse has played the feeble outcast in multiple roles and for the role of Brian, he would be a great modern day adaptation.

Hunter Parrish as John Bender

Judd Nelson Hunter Parrish

John Bender – Hunter Parrish

Judd Nelson is the stereotypical rebellious teen as John Bender. Since his role many have tried to emulate the character or embody his spirit when portraying the role of the teen rebel. When I think of a misunderstood teen that has the look of trouble yet still carries sex appeal, I think of “Weeds” star Hunter Parrish. John Bender is not necessarily a bad kid in “The Breakfast Club” but more a victim of society. Much like Parrish’s character Silas in “Weeds” he seems like a good kid turned bad that has always had his guard up. While Parrish might not carry the dark hair look of Judd Nelson, he does carry the teen angst that would make it an easy transition into the role.

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