Today, for no reason whatsoever, I thought that Owen Wilson would be a good actor to play Billy (Dennis Hopper) in Easy Rider. Christian Slater, whose whole career has been an extended Jack Nicholson impersonation, could play George Hansen. J Lo could play Toni Basil’s role and Kate Hudson could be Carrie Snodgrass.
I was stuck for Wyatt. Huge Jackman? Jim Carrey (the pretentious Jim not the retarded Jim). Colin Farrel-- he’d be good. But then I thought I could have John Waters direct. Farrel would be out and Crispin Glover is in.
The premise of a hippie wandering around and bumping up against the conservative south would work today. Only not a hippie and not necessarily the South-- an atheist gay man in the Bible Belt could work.
What would you do with an old movie?