News broke today that Tyler Perry, the auteur behind Madea and everything else Tyler Perry Presents, would be taking over the role of Alex Cross (Kiss the Girls, Along Came a Spider) from Morgan Freeman in I, Alex Cross, the next film adaptation of James Patterson's series of crime novels. Which is kind of hilarious, but hey, Tyler Perry has a massive following, so we don't blame them. Nevertheless, it got us thinking of other hilarious cast replacements that could be made in established film series, and off we went. For the record: These? These we'd blame them for.
Can you believe it's been almost 20 years since The Bodyguard came out? Whitney Houston was a youngish 29, and not yet crazy, and Kevin Costner played the man hired to keep the threatened pop singer safe. Well, now plans to remake the movie have resurfaced, and Warner Bros. is looking to cast an international pop star in the lead role. While Rihanna was suggested for the part almost two years ago, nobody is attached to this new iteration, so we thought we'd envision how the story might be tailored to today's biggest stars, and who might be hired to protect them.