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By Michael Slezak
Updated June 28, 2005 at 11:38 PM EDT
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Credit: CRASH: Lorey Sebastian

While I’m stoked to hear that one of my favorite movies all year, Crash, may become a weekly series on FX, I’m also a tad skeptical about reports that its name-brand stars (Don Cheadle, Sandra Bullock, Matt Dillon, and Ludacris) are in talks to reprise their roles for the small screen. I know that Bullock has guest-starred on The George Lopez Show a couple times, but c’mon, she’s also that sitcom’s producer.

With that in mind, let’s help executive producer Paul Haggis get the preliminary casting discussions under way. You could say that after cowriting and directing the big-screen version of Crash and penning the Oscar-nominated script for Million Dollar Baby, the guy probably doesn’t need our help, but why let reality get in the way of fun here at PopWatch?

For starters, let’s let Blair Underwood and Heather Locklear put that LAX debacle behind them by pinch-hitting for Cheadle and Bullock? We know he can do tough-yet-sensitive, and she needs the warm embrace of her TV fans after her recent Hilary Duff-related critical mauling. And who’s fit to take over for Thandie Newton and Dillon (left), and other Crash stars Ludacris, Brendan Fraser, and Ryan Phillippe? Let the debate begin!

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