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Old 04-03-08, 02:04 PM
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Matthew McConaughey offered role of Magnum P.I.

Discuss. Does anyone think this is a good choice? I really have a hard time seeing him as Thomas Magnum.

http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2008/...w-mcconau.html


How about this for perfect casting: EW.com has learned that Matthew McConaughey has been offered the role of Thomas Magnum in Universal Pictures' adaptation of Magnum P.I., based on the successful '80s television show that starred Tom Selleck. The character, a former Navy Seal turned reluctant detective, seems a sweet match for the laid-back actor. McConaughey, we're told, is reading the script from writer/director Rawson Thurber (Dodgeball) and will decide shortly. Now the burning questions: Will he grow a mustache for the role? And will our Hawaiian shirts suddenly be cool again? Developing ...
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Hmmmmm. Can't think of anyone better.
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I hate Matthew McConaughey with a passion. Out everyone in Hollywood right now who claim to be actors, he's the worst on my list.

Looks like I won't be seeing this now.

They should have just got Josh Brolin. He has a mustache.
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Originally Posted by mcfly
I hate Matthew McConaughey with a passion. Out everyone in Hollywood right now who claim to be actors, he's the worst on my list.
Please go rent a Time to a Kill immediately. Hell even Dazed and Confused.

He's talented. He's just not making the right movies right now.

This would be a good casting. Brolin is a poor choice, the goal is to capture a younger and more female audience, obviously.
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Originally Posted by mcfly
They should have just got Josh Brolin. He has a mustache.
I was just about to post that when I saw No Country for Old Men the second time in theaters, my friend said he thought that Brolin should play Magnum if they ever made a movie out of this. Good call.
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Perfect casting, IMHO.

Brolin wouldn't be a bad choice, but keep in mind that growing a mustache isn't an acting talent so it shouldn't be a consideration when casting. Also, I'm not sure Brolin has the comic chops for this role.
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I think he's a pretty good choice. Certainly better then when he was cast as Dirk Pitt in Clive Cussler's Sahara. Talk about shitty casting.

And NO 'STACHE, NO SALE.
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I like Matthew as an actor (sans his comic shit films) but come on, he's too twink in my opinion - he's just not gruff enough.
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Originally Posted by Brack
Hmmmmm. Can't think of anyone better.
Tom Selleck?
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Ugh.
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I was holding out for Jason Lee.

No, seriously - this is just stupid. Tom Selleck IS Magnum.
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I have no problem with the casting. Jason Lee would be pretty funny as well.
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Originally Posted by aintnosin
Tom Selleck?
who?
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Alright, alright, alright ...
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Not bad. But has the dude ever grown hair on his chest?
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Originally Posted by ceeece
Not bad. But has the dude ever grown hair on his chest?
Who knows? It's very rare that he's seen without his shirt.
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Originally Posted by Groucho
Who knows? It's very rare that he's seen without his shirt.
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Not a huge fan, Not a huge Hater, but I must admit this is not that bad of a choice. He will fit in with the scenery, it will give him plenty of chances to take his shirt off, he can handle that fun action style. Give us the stash
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I'd rather see him do this then a "Smokey and the Bandit" remake that was being talked about quite a while ago.
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Originally Posted by Groucho
Perfect casting, IMHO.

Brolin wouldn't be a bad choice, but keep in mind that growing a mustache isn't an acting talent so it shouldn't be a consideration when casting. Also, I'm not sure Brolin has the comic chops for this role.

Agree, he has the qualities that the character needs.
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it's not such a bad choice...

Matthew could do it well, WITH the 'stache that is...

Magnum was more comic and yet could turn on that dramatic edge...

"Ivan?... yes?... did you see the sun rise this morning?... yes, why?..."

man that episode... i remember that after all these years...

oh and that cat who blinked before he struck...

"don't do it... nobody's that fast..."
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How 'bout Thomas Jane?
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I think it's gonna be weird seeing Matthew in a "serious" role, since he is always doing lovey-dovey movies..but this might be a nice change from "Fool's Gold" or whatever else he has recently been in.
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Originally Posted by fernsita
I think it's gonna be weird seeing Matthew in a "serious" role, since he is always doing lovey-dovey movies..but this might be a nice change from "Fool's Gold" or whatever else he has recently been in.
While Magnum isn't a totally serious character, MM doesn't have that little boy goofy giddiness that Selleck used to portray during the show.
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Originally Posted by devilshalo
While Magnum isn't a totally serious character, MM doesn't have that little boy goofy giddiness that Selleck used to portray during the show.
I know what you mean by little boy goofy giddiness, when he's start laughing almost like a little girl. hysterical.

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