Steven: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
The Cable Guy: Jason Segel
Robin: Jane Levy
Not a classic in the classic sense of the word, but more of a cult hit. The extremely underrated The Cable Guy still holds up and would be a fun project for Reitman to revisit with his series. Especially with Jason Segel stalking Joseph Gordon-Levitt (alt: Jesse Eisenberg).
John McClane: Tom Hardy
Hans Gruber: John Malkovich
Holly Gennaro McClane: Rachel McAdams
Sgt. Al Powell: Don Cheadle
Deputy Police Chief Dwayne T. Robinson: Dean Winters
FBI Special Agent Big Johnson: Josh Brolin
Richard Thornburg: Jason Bateman
Ellis: Aziz Ansari
Argyle: Tyler the Creator
It’s really hard to mess with this one. First of all, how do you fill Bruce Willis’s shoes? Or lack of shoes?? Though I stand by the supporting cast, Tom Hardy is the only actor close enough to playing this role. There really is no replacement for 1980’s Bruce Willis.
Andy Dufresne: Robert Downey Jr.
Red: Charles S. Dutton
Chief Hadley: Liam Cunningham
Warden Norton: James Cromwell
Again, very hard to top or even compare to the original here. Morgan Freeman gave perhaps his Morgan Freemaniest performance to date when playing the role of Red. I pity any actor who has to follow but Charles S. Dutton has proved he can keep pace.