Thursday, December 9, 2010

James Franco, Robert Pattinson And More Actors Who Could Play James Dean

Hollywood could soon be looking to cast a new James Dean now that James Franco has snapped up the rights to a new biography of Sal Mineo, the actor who starred opposite the screen legend in his 1955 classic Rebel Without A Cause.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 127 Hours actor optioned the property himself for his production company Rabbit Bandini with a view to writing and directing.

Although Franco has already played Dean – in a 2001 TV movie – the future Oscar host has no current plans to reprise the role for this project.

So which of Hollywood’s up-and-coming actors do you think could ably capture Dean's brooding good looks, bad boy persona and enigmatic screen presence? Here’s ten suggestions to get you started...


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