More than 60 years after his tragic death, James Dean landed a role in a movie. However, not everyone is happy about it.
Magic City Films reportedly asked permission from Dean's to use the late actor's image for the secondary lead role in the upcoming movie "Finding Jack". The company partnered with Canadian and South African VFX companies -- Imagine Engine and MOI Worldwide -- to recreate a lifelike "One Speed Dean" using CGI technology.
To fully complete the return of the infamous actor, another actor (whose voice is almost synonymous to Dean's) will be reading the lines.
According to reports, the film's co-director Anton Ernst and his team spent extensive time and effort to find the perfect actor that would flawlessly fit Dean's "Finding Jack" character, Rogan. Ernst said that it also took months before they came up with the idea of obtaining the rights to use Dean's image.
Nonetheless, most of the people who heard the news raised their eyebrows and questioned the selecting process of the film company. Choosing Dean made people think that out of thousands of "still living" actors in Hollywood, only a dead actor could fit the role -- which is not true at all!
If the company struggled in finding an actor other than the late cultural actor, people found it easy to suggest some of the most deserving of the role to change the bold casting decision.
Here are some of our recommendations:
1. Cole Sprouse
The current "Riverdale" star won the 2019 Teen Choice Awards' Choice Drama TV Actor. He has been part of the CW's teen series since January 26, 2017 after he was cast for the role of Jughead.
Earlier this year, Spouse also starred in the box-office hit "Five Feet Apart" and played the lead role who is suffering from cystic fibrosis.
2. Tom Holland
Far from the playful character as a Spider-Man, Tom Holland also has potential in playing the role of Rogan after his dramatic scene with Tony Stark at Avengers: Endgame. Other than his next movie for the Spider-Man franchise, he is also set to make an appearance in "The Modern Ocean" with Keanu Reeves and Daniel Radcliffe.
His upcoming films and special appearances include "Chaos Walking," Naughty Dog's "Uncharted" video game series, "Beneath the Scarlet Sky," "Spies in Disguise," "The Devil All the Time," and "Doctor Dolittle" (where fans will be seeing him together with Robert Downey Jr. again).
3. Harry Styles
Aside from his usual "singer image," he played the role of Alex in the 2017 film Dunkirk. Styles also recently turned down Prince Eric's role in Disney's forthcoming "The Little Mermaid" live-action remake.
What made him fit to be "his own James Dean" for Finding Jack is his resemblance to the late actor. Not to mention that he also performed well in acting years ago.
4. Dylan Minnette
The 22-year old actor is well-known for his roles in numerous horror films since 2010. But what pushed him more to the spotlight was his Clay Jensen role in the Netflix drama series "13 Reasons Why."
In 2013, he won the Best Acting honor by an Ensemble award from 2013 National Board for Review Awards for his role in the 2013 American thriller "Prisoners"
5. Logan Lerman
Lerman played the lead role in the movie adaptations of "Percy Jackson" and the 2014 films "Noah" and "Fury".
Since "Finding Jack" is also a story from a book, Lerman is a great fit for his past experiences in the "Percy Jackson" films. Moreover, he is an experienced executive producer at a young age and nominated in numerous awards for the past years.