In a recent interview with Cinematical, Matthew Broderick, actor and, in days of yore, star of the classic John Hughes-directed teen movie, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, was asked what he thought of a Ferris Bueller's Day Off remake.
Broderick said he's "perfectly happy for somebody to do that." So we thought we'd help the process along by nominating some folks for the lead role of Ferris in the totally hypothetical Ferris Bueller's Day Off re-make.
Videos like "Damned If I Do Ya (Damned If I Don't)" have shown Gaskarth and his All Time Low cronies can do highs school, and "Dear Maria, Count Me In" and "Six Feet Under The Stars" shows they can be funny. Add the two together, along with Gaskarth's charm and good looks, and you get a perfect recipe for Bueller.
Already rocks the '80s style blazers with the sleeves rolled up and already wants to do more acting. Kevin is married, Nick's got an administration to run, and that leaves Joe with some down time before another Jonas Brothers album. Besides, couldn't you see him leading the city of Chicago through a rousing rendition of "Twist And Shout?"
C'mon. This dude is Ferris Bueller. Probably the most age-appropriate of all the choices. Bieber seems like the kind of kid who would be the apple of many a gal's eye while remaining lovingly faithful to his girlfriend, all while maintaining good ties to motorheads, geeks, wastoids and dweebies. Everyone thinks he's a righteous dude.
Kind of a wild card, we picked Cudi because of his sarcastic, laconic sense of humor (as seen in vids like "Make Her Say"). Something about Cudi just tells us he could pull off the Abe Froman, sausage king of Chicago prank.
This would be our personal choice. If you're gonna reboot a franchise, why not come at it from a completely different angle; in this case, flipping Ferris' gender and making him a teenage gal? And who better than Demi Lovato?
Now, granted, Demi has been a little more Gaga than high schooler these days (as seen in the "Remember December" video above), but she's still got that really likable vibe. And maybe Selena Gomez could play Cameron?! We're just spit-balling here!
+ Who do you think should play Ferris Bueller?