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Some candidates for the ''Scarlett'' miniseries

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Gone With the Wind gave producer David O. Selznick one of the biggest casting headaches of his career. Although his unquestioned choice for Rhett was Clark Gable (who had to be wooed from MGM, where he was under contract), finding someone to play Scarlett proved more difficult. He canvassed the country for a talented unknown, and tested everyone from Lucille Ball to Joan Crawford. But it wasn’t until December 1938 — when he had already begun filming the burning of Atlanta — that his brother introduced him to Vivien Leigh.

To save the producers of the Scarlett miniseries this sort of trouble, we offer the following casting suggestions:

SCARLETT
Sean Young
Delta Burke
Sandra Bernhard
Linda Hamilton

RHETT
Alec Baldwin
Sean Young
Steve Martin
Dennis Hopper

RHETT’S MOTHER, MISS ELEANOR
Jessica Tandy
Olivia de Havilland
Sean Young
Angela Lansbury

COLUM O’HARA, AN IRISH COUSIN
Daniel Day-Lewis
Tom Cruise
Sean Young
Sinead O’Connor

SUELLEN
Jane Fonda
Kathleen Turner
Sean Young
La Toya Jackson

ASHLEY
Kevin Costner
William Hurt
Pee-wee Herman
Sean Young

UNCONTESTED ROLES Bette Midler as Belle Watling and Shelley Winters as Aunt Pittypat
INTRODUCING Marlon Brando as Tara
ORIGINAL MUSIC Vanilla Ice
WARDROBE Nolan Miller, Bob Mackie, and Jean-Paul Gaultier

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