why can’t us: the 2008 philadelphia phillies world championship movie

26 11 2008

prystline and i, in our infinite wisdom, have decided to produce a movie about the 2008 phillies season entitled “why cant us”.  our plan is to release who we have cast to play each part in the movie day by day as to create a big “hollywood buzz” about the project.  first off we have our fearless leader and tactician extraordinaire charlie manuel:

"you can take a good look at a t-bone by sticking your head up a cow's ass, but i'd rather take the butchers word for it"

"you can take a good look at a t-bone by sticking your head up a cow's ass, but i'd rather take the butchers word for it"

we figured there was no one better than brian dennehy of tommy boy fame to play the role of chuck manuel.  as a side note, dennehy has experience playing the role of a baseball manager in the movie summer catch, a sexycrimes favorite.

next up we had to find an actor to play the role of j-rol.  on a side note how do you pronounce this, we have always pronounced it j-rawl, but noticed that harry kalas in particular really over accentuates the ROLE part of his name (which makes sense for rolling up double plays, rolling up doobies, or rolling up late to games).  then again we also refuse to admit that we are pronouncing burrell incorrectly by saying it in two syllables (burr-ell) even after hearing everyone in the world pronounce it “burl” including himself.  i am sticking with my original “theisman theory” on this one, that being that he was originally burr-ell but he changed it back in high school for one important reason:

i have been waiting since day one to get a picture of allison stokke on here

i have been waiting since day one to get a picture of allison stokke on here

this may seem a little far fetched, but if you are any kind of burrell/phillie fan you have to know that those exact words have come out his mouth on more than one occasion… burr-ells doing curr-ells for the gir-ells isn’t nearly as cool. 

but i digress, back to the original topic. the actual search for the actor to play jimmy rollins was quite easy:
chris tucker makes sure jimmy shows up on time to a mets game

rush hour 4: chris tucker makes sure jimmy shows up on time to a mets game

this was a no-brainer.  in fact after we signed up chris, jackie chan’s agents were all over us to get him to play so taguchi or tad iguchi.  we explained to them that both of these roles would be very small and the pay would be minuscule, but jackie didn’t care he just wanted to be involved in such a landmark project (like samuel l. jackson in star wars).  in the end though we decided that rollins was probably a dick to the ‘guchis and that in fact tucker and chan’s on screen chemistry would be a detriment to the movie.
we will be coming out with the rest of our casting decisions over the next couple of weeks or so.
-gp
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11 responses

28 11 2008
GTO--Josh

Awesome idea–I will play Brad Lidge, minus the giant mole thingy’s

28 11 2008
gp

we are going to have to see some photographic evidence GTO

28 11 2008
GTO--Josh

how can I insert photos?

28 11 2008
scandalous wendy

Can I be one of Pat’s locker room skanks, please??

29 11 2008
Lynniemac

Ooh yes. Me too, please. I’ll supply the Patron props.

4 12 2008
prystline

We are already having creative differences Perman. I stand by casting Jermain Dupri as J-Roll. Chris Tucker is Tall…JDupri is comically short. It could be kind of a running joke in the movie having all the other players, fans, bats etc towering over him.

4 12 2008
scandalous wendy

Hmm, I have to say I think Jermain might be the better fit. And the comically short part would be genius!!

4 12 2008
GTO

Dupri would be classic—we need to think seriously who we are going to cast as our left field ball girl though. She is clearly the glue that binds our team, and our movie, together.

My vote:

Elisha Cuthbert

5 12 2008
gp

gto.. not sure if you have been following nhl news lately, but there is no way that sean averys sloppy seconds would have any role in our movie

5 12 2008
gp

also, i am not sure that jermaine dupri has the acting depth neccessary to take on such a complex character as j-rol.

5 12 2008
prystline

Chris Tucker has an annoying screechy voice….J-rol wouldn’t be down with that.
also, Chris tucker’s acting depth includes; Rush Hour, Rush Hour 2, Rush Hour 3 and a Michael Jackson music video.

J-Dupri’s body of Music Video work is far superior. At least he plays a different (but still extremely gangster) character in each one…

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