August 13th, 2010
A couple of alternative suggestions for Stu's female lead, in place of Angelina Jolie:
- If he was casting his version in 2001, as per Karie's original list, I'd suggest Geena Davis in The Long Kiss Goodnight mode, or Sigourney Weaver.1
- In terms of present-day casting, how about Charlize Theron?
Part of the problem with recasting Leo's role is that there just haven't been that many decent female action stars on film lately.2 Then again, if you see Inception as a heist movie this isn't such an issue: what you're looking for then is more cool-leadership-under-pressure than action hero, and the likes of Naomi Watts and Cate Blanchett and Rachel Weisz3 come into the frame.
Next up: casting Inception as a TV miniseries.