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  • - Jenny! (laughs)

  • What a great guy.

  • - The chemistry is gonna be fire!

  • - Yes. - Run far, far, away.

  • (laughs) You're a nightmare.

  • - Shut up!

  • It's a movie for a whole family.

  • - Whole family can enjoy.

  • (upbeat blues guitar music)

  • Hey, welcome to "The Recast."

  • I'm Kerryn Feehan.

  • - And I'm Myka Fox.

  • - And we are about to recast "Forrest Gump,"

  • the famous coming of age tale, starring Tom Hanks.

  • - Yeah, that's what it's known for.

  • - It is!

  • He's young in the beginning, and then he's of age.

  • He is a man of with a low IQ,

  • turns out he can run really fast.

  • He winds up in 'Nam,

  • and then gets Jenny pregnant, who eventually has AIDS.

  • - [Myka] Has an AIDS baby.

  • - Yep.

  • - It's movie for the whole family.

  • - Whole family can enjoy.

  • You like shrimp?

  • You'll love "Forrest Gump."

  • - So the first person we're gonna recast

  • is the lead, Forrest.

  • Originally played by Tom Hanks.

  • - [Myka] He's okay.

  • - [Kerryn] Are you familiar?

  • - [Myka] I've heard of him.

  • - [Kerryn] I thought I would go with an all-American,

  • but also someone who looks like they have a low IQ.

  • - [Myka] Right, yes.

  • - [Kerryn] John Krasinski. (upbeat music)

  • - [Myka] Oh, that's good!

  • - [Kerryn] Thank you so much. - That is good!

  • Oh my God. - I thought so.

  • - He does straight up look dumb.

  • - He has like that dumb lower lip

  • that makes you think, like, pull that thing back.

  • Yeah, it'd look pensive if he could.

  • - [Myka] Yeah that's why like, in The Office,

  • every time he's just staring at the camera making a face,

  • 'cause he literally doesn't know what he wants.

  • - No, but he's adorable.

  • - That's funny

  • - I'm so physically attracted to him.

  • - Yeah, you're right, he can play young and old.

  • - Young, old, (mumbles)

  • - That's a smart choice, but not as good as mine.

  • - Oh my--

  • - I went for an all-American too,

  • but I found someone with like, better acting chops

  • than John Krasinski--

  • - Krasinski's in like a bunch of movies.

  • - Okay well, to replace Forrest,

  • I think we should use David Spade.

  • He looks both like a little boy and an old man.

  • Think about it, if you put David Spade in Forrest Gump,

  • that is literally the only difference from

  • Forrest Gump being Joe Dirt.

  • - (laughs) Yeah I guess.

  • - [Myka] It's just like, just one idiot

  • somehow being in the important places in all the right times

  • - [Kerryn] Throw a mullet on him, and he's Joe Dirt.

  • - [Myka] Right!

  • I feel so strongly about it--

  • - On a scale of one to ten?

  • - (laughs) twenty. - Fine.

  • You can have him. - [Myka] Yes!

  • - [Kerryn] Forrest Gump played by David Spade.

  • - [Myka] You know he's so fine.

  • - [Kerryn] He can't even run.

  • I mean, I just don't believe in his lung capacity in any way

  • he's not gonna do those running scenes.

  • - That's why it'd be so funny, him in Vietnam would be like,

  • "Ooh, ooh, I think someone threw their leg off."

  • - [Kerryn] Okay, ready?

  • Let's cast, this is the next one.

  • This is Jenny!

  • (both laughing)

  • - [Kerryn] Jenny.

  • Originally played by Robin Wright.

  • You're never gonna guess who I cast as Jenny.

  • I'm just gonna tell you.

  • - [Myka] Okay, just tell me.

  • - [Kerryn] David Spade.

  • - [Myka] No, stop it!

  • (Kerryn laughs)

  • - Did you really, let me see that.

  • - Yeah, look (laughs)

  • - Shut up!

  • - David Spade for both?

  • - Praying in the field like,

  • "fly, fly away, I'm a little bird"

  • and then--

  • - [Myka] Oh my God, I love it.

  • - This is perfect, I mean,

  • maybe he'll take it as a compliment--

  • - Like, Eddie Murphy in the, it's Forrest Clumps.

  • - [Kerryn] It is, it really is.

  • Devid and David.

  • I mean, who loves David Spade more than David Spade?

  • - [Myka] I, he should play all the roles.

  • I think all the other roles are David Spade.

  • - [Kerryn] Did you cast a born woman?

  • - [Myka] Oh yeah, I did a bor-- well, actually, who knows?

  • - [Kerryn] Oh great.

  • - [Myka] For Jenny, I did Kim Kardashian.

  • - [Kerryn] Okay!

  • - [Myka] Right?

  • - [Kerryn] Okay.

  • - [Myka] But instead of getting AIDS,

  • she like, dies of like, tummy tea illness (laughs)

  • - So, in your scenario, David Spade is protecting--

  • - Kim Kardashian - Kim Kardashian

  • - Right, 'cause think about it.

  • It makes sense, she sort of like marries,

  • like the richest person she knows.

  • - That's true.

  • Has no real talent.

  • Just follows along with whatever guy she's with

  • - [Myka] Right. Yeah.

  • - [Kerryn] Gets into politics but in like

  • a pseudo kind of way, not like, a real way.

  • So we get Spade and Kardashian

  • or Spade and Spade.

  • What do we do?

  • I mean the thought of David Spade mounting Kim Kardashian

  • does excite me--

  • - Yeah, totally.

  • - Fine, I'll give you this, but like,

  • I think I get a point for just thinking of David Spade.

  • - [Myka] I mean I love it,

  • and I do want him to play both rolls,

  • but also Kim is like the perfect "Jenny!"

  • - [Kerryn] Spade and Kim.

  • - [Myka] Spade and Kim. Okay.

  • - [Kerryn] Okay. So now we have to recast Lieutenant Dan.

  • - [Myka] Right.

  • - [Kerryn] Originally played by Gary Sinise, big fan.

  • Oh he's so great in this film.

  • Lieutenant Dan eventually has no legs,

  • so I cast someone,

  • who I feel like already physically fits the description.

  • - [Myka] Okay, yeah.

  • - [Kerryn] Peter Dinklage

  • (Myka laughs)

  • You know, he's in 'nam,

  • he's like telling people what to do.

  • Game of Thrones, he has battlefield experience already.

  • - [Myka] Right.

  • It's so good, it's so good.

  • I did a similar thought process, but instead of--

  • - [Kerryn] Has no legs?

  • - [Myka] This one actually has no legs, right?

  • I thought it would be perfect to cast Oscar Pistorius.

  • (both laugh)

  • He's both an athlete with no legs,

  • and he's a murderer. - Isn't he a criminal?

  • - Yeah, he murdered his wife or something,

  • or his girlfriend. - Right, right.

  • - He's in jail,

  • but I like a lot of jail pics--

  • - [Kerryn] I know, you like,

  • you're just picking an actual criminal.

  • One of these, I bet he doesn't know the Meisner Technique,

  • he probably can't memorize lines,

  • he's got a thick accent too, right?

  • - What lines to memorize?

  • All he has to do is have sex with prostitutes

  • and get angry on a boat, I mean--

  • - He was the fastest--

  • - I think he would do a better job.

  • - [Kerryn]