I recently re-watched one of my fave films The Breakfast Club, and I imagined what it would be like if this legendary film was given a reboot – not that it needs one.
The best thing about The Breakfast Club, is that it’s a film that can stand the test of time, and one that all teenagers and young adults can relate to in a world where you’re trying to understand their role in society. And are walking a dangerous path between being a kid and “adulting”. Unfortunately, being in my 20s, I’m right in this category.
Check out my picks on who could potentially play the role of a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess, and a criminal below. Sincerely, the Breakfast Club.
The Brain – Logan Lerman
I’m a big fan of Logan Lerman’s, especially after his role as Charlie in The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Lerman played a social awkward teen on the verge of becoming a man and understanding how his traumatic past helped shape the person he’s becoming. I think Lerman would be perfect to play “The Brain” because he can play a shy, smart, sincere, yet troubled character with ease. And he seems like a genuinely lovely guy.
The Athlete – Robbie Amell
I went back and forth between casting Michael B. Jordan or Robbie Amell for the role of “The Athlete”, but I think Amell would ultimately be a better choice. Mainly because I think he can play a person that can’t think for himself and follows what his friends tell him much better than Jordan. I think Jordan has too much of a presence to be seen as a follower, so by default Amell wins this battle.
The Basket Case – Kristen Stewart
Weird? Check. A role where she barely has to talk so she won’t always have her mouth open? Check. A sad and negative outlook on growing up and life in general? Check. Awkward? Check. I honestly think this role was made for her.
The Princess – Emma Roberts
When I imagine the role of “The Princess”, all I see is Emma Roberts. With her role’s as Addison Montgomery in American Horror Story: Coven and Chanel Oberlin in Scream Queens, I can easily see Roberts portraying a prissy princess that is so used to be loved and adored. She may come off as a bitch, but sadly, what she’s saying is true and you honestly can’t hate her for it.
The Criminal – Thomas Dekker
Thomas Dekker has the ability to act like an emotional damaged bad boy, and that’s exactly what “The Criminal” needs to be. I found this role to be the hardest to re-cast, because “The Criminal” is the heart and soul of this film, and John Bender played it perfectly. He’s the character that brings everyone together and gets the club to admit that they’re all more alike than they’d care to admit, regardless of how the world views them and what roles they fit into.
What do you think of my picks on who could potentially play the roles of a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess, and a criminal? Yay or nay?