Casting call for the new Rhett Butler and Scarlett O'Hara
We guess tomorrow really is another day. Next month, St. Martin’s Press plans to publish a prequel to Gone With the Wind that’s fully authorized by the Margaret Mitchell estate. This is only the second official spinoff of GWTW, following Alexandra Ripley’s widely castigated 1992 novel Scarlett. And this one is all about Rhett — or, as the title says, Rhett Butler’s People. Donald McCaig, who wrote the Civil War novel Jacob’s Ladder, has supposedly been toiling on it for 12 years.
But the new book got us to wondering about the inevitable film adaptation — or, as was the case with Scarlett, the TV miniseries. (By the way, that one featured Timothy Dalton as Rhett and Joanne Whalley-Kilmer, as she was then known, in the title role.) Which contemporary actors would you cast as America’s ultimate star-crossed lovers, Rhett Butler and Scarlett O’Hara? The poll lines are open…
addCredit(“Gone With the Wind: Everett Collection”)