Barbie, He-Man Flicks Launch Casting Rumors

As two more toy franchises head to the big screen, speculation starts
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 25, 2009 9:46 AM CDT
Barbie, He-Man Flicks Launch Casting Rumors
Actress Anna Faris arrives at the premiere of the feature film "The Ugly Truth" in Los Angeles on Thursday, July 16, 2009.   (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)

Now that Barbie and He-Man are joining fellow toy franchises Transformers and GI Joe on the big screen, who can play the iconic characters? The Independent has some ideas. For Barbie:

  • Anna Faris, Heather Graham, or Katherine Heigl: Would be perfect if not for the fact that they’re in their thirties.
  • Reese Witherspoon: Legally Blonde proved she could do it, but she’s also a bit too old.

  • Hayden Panetierre or Blake Lively: Both are in a more suitable age range—and both are TV stars in need of a breakthrough film role.
  • Dakota Fanning: If she gets the part, then how about Pamela Anderson for her mother?
  • Paris Hilton: Mark Pasetsky of Cover Awards comes up with quite possibly the best choice.
For  He-Man:
  • Christian Bale: He’s the sort of actor who would wear leather underpants and shout, “I have the power”—and take it seriously.
  • Daniel Craig: Has the blond hair and the muscular frame.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger: After all, he did play Conan the Barbarian.
(Read more Barbie stories.)

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