Every other Wednesday on BuzzSugar, I post a Recast challenge, where I ask you to choose new actors for a classic TV show or movie. The reader who submits the best cast wins a BuzzSugar t-shirt!
I'm glad to see everyone shared in my enthusiasm for one of my favorite movies out of the '90s, Empire Records! These are really fun characters to recast and I'm sure young actors in Hollywood would die for a part in a movie like this.
I liked that both daisydidi and lookwhatimade suggested Mandy Moore for the character Liv Tyler played, Corey. Mandy is someone I could see in an independent record store, yet she gives off a "once I'm done here I'm off to the Ivy league" vibe.
I was also totally thrilled to see Olivia Thirlby's name pop up many times; I think she'd be right at home in a movie like this.
For the boys, I liked Whip's idea for Joseph Gordon-Levitt to play A.J. (he's another one of those actors whose name makes me smile), and my friend Citizen's pick for A.J., Michael Rady (a.k.a. the cutie from The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and now Swingtown), is great too.
In the end, I went with the cast that's hard to argue with: Congrats to Mary_Sofi!
To see who she chose, along with a new cast photo, read more.
Mary_Sofi's cast list:
Corey — Nikki Reed
A.J. — Adam Brody
Gina — Blake Lively
Debra — Ellen Page
Lucas - Josh Gad
Mark - Andy Samberg