I guess triple-Oscar nominee George Clooney is now too classy to star in the long-gestating film adaptation of Magnum, P.I. Heck, I think Tom Selleck (left) could still play the Hawaiian private eye. But the project is probably going in a different direction, given the recent announcement that Dodgeball director Rawson Marshall Thurber will write and direct the adaptation.
EW writer Jeff Labrecque has some casting suggestions in the new issue of the magazine: Matthew McConaughey (far left) as Magnum; Chi McBride as pilot T.C.; Mark Wahlberg as bar owner Rick; and Ricky Gervais as fussy caretaker Higgins.
If we’re really getting a tongue-in-cheek Magnum, I say Thurber might as well give the lead to Jason Lee, or at least his mustache, but I’m interested in hearing your casting suggestions, PopWatchers.
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