Thursday, July 19, 2007

Modern Day Mockingbird Cast

Booklogged over at A Reader's Journal had a lovely discussion with a Canadian youth this past week. Apparently she was reading To Kill a Mockingbird when a teen told her Peck was wrong for the part of Atticus. I like his reasoning, but I still prefer Gregory Peck!

This got me thinking, which actors might pull off a modern day version. Below are 12 cast members and the characters they portrayed in the 1962 cast. If you were ahead of production, money no object, who would you place in the roles of Atticus, Scout, and Boo? This might make a fun meme, but please, no pressure. Have fun...

Note: I thought the "Not Suitable For Children" was a nice touch on the movie poster.

Gregory Peck........................................Atticus Finch

John Megna......................Charles Baker 'Dill' Harris

Frank Overton..............................Sheriff Heck Tate

Brock Peters.......................................Tom Robinson

Estelle Evans...............................................Calpurnia

Paul Fix..................................................Judge Taylor

Collin Wilcox Paxton.................Mayella Violet Ewell

James Anderson...............Robert E. Lee 'Bob' Ewell

Robert Duvall.............................Arthur 'Boo' Radley

William Windom...................Mr. Gilmer, Prosecutor

Mary Badham....................................................Scout

Phillip Alford........................................................Jem

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