Who’s JGL, you ask? Why none other Mr. Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
I have enjoyed seeing Joseph Gordon-Levitt starring in a few movies over the past couple of years, and I think he’s growing to become one of my favorite actors. The idea for this list birthed when my husband looked at me and asked, “Why didn’t they cast Joseph Gordon-Levitt for that role instead of Tobey Maguire? I would be a lot more interested in The Great Gatsby if he was in it instead.” To which I was like, “Uh, YEAH.” Sorry Tobey, but after Spider-man 3, it’s a little hard to take you seriously. Especially when you’re acting opposite the amazing Leonardo DiCaprio. And how does JGL hold up against Leo?
Come on, have you seen Inception?! (If not, stop reading this and buy it and watch it NOW.) So The Great Gatsby will appear on this list, along with four other movies (which may or may not actually exist) that I think would be perfect for Joseph Gordon-Levitt to star in.
#5: Left Behind, as Buck Williams
I have mentioned before my thoughts on Nic Cage rebooting Left Behind, as well as the casting choices made for Buck and Chloe. So if I could change things, I would cast JGL as Buck. He’s the right age and I think he has the right look. And he’s definitely a better choice than Chad Michael Murray. (Now to recast Chloe…)
#4: The Great Gatsby, as Nick Carraway
As mentioned above. Just imagine him in this trailer:
Wouldn’t it be so much better?
#3: A Modern Day Adaptation of a Jane Austen Story, as either Frank in Emma or Darcy in Pride and Prejudice
OK, so after The Lizzie Bennett Diaries, I decided that there needs to be modern-adaptation movies for every Austen story. I know there’s a lot out there for Pride and Prejudice already, and maybe for the others too, but I want something more a la LBD (though not in vlog format), which felt very true to the story. So my two thoughts for JGL in one of these films is either as Mr. Darcy, who starts off as aloof and awkward at first until he eases up and falls in love:
Who would you prefer to see him as? Even though he looks more like Darcy, I think I’d like to see him as Frank…
#2: A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine movie reboot, as Dr. Julian Bashir
I have more casting and story ideas where this came from. But we’ll save those for another post. But it would be the bomb if JGL starred as Dr. Bashir in Deep Space Nine movie reboot. (First, we need to make this movie happen…)
#1: A Nightwing follow-up to The Dark Knight Trilogy, as John Blake/Robin/Nightwing
These wishes are described in detail in an earlier post.
What movie (whether it has actually been produced or not) would you like to see JGL in?