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question of the day: What’s the most preposterous casting concept you can imagine?

Have you heard? Snoop Dogg wants to play Benny Hill in a movie.

Benny Hill.

From NME:

The rapper said that Hill is one of his favourite entertainers “of aaall time” and paid tribute to his comic timing and madcap sketches.

“Like, the way Benny did it, he was just amazing. Just seeing how he put songs together and comedy and the timing and the sketches. He was way ahead of his time,” Snoop told The Observer.

Joking about how he’d approach the role of Hill in a film, the hip-hop star added: “I’ll even paint my face white.”

But no, they’re soul brothers. Really:

Although Hill and Snoop may not initially appear to have much in common, one thing they do share is that they’ve both been criticised by feminists.

Hill attracted criticism for his apparently sexist routines in the 1970s and ’80s, which saw him chase scantily clad women to a trademark saxophone soundtrack. He died in 1992.

Meanwhile, Snoop’s lyrics have been criticised for being apparently sexist and misogynistic.

See? Who else could play Benny Hill on screen but Snoop Dogg?


I’m not sure I can imagine a worst idea for casting a movie than this one, but I bet someone can top that. So:

What’s the most preposterous casting concept you can imagine?

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