Diff'rent Strokes - Movie Adaptation Cast & Crew

by lynskeyium | created - 15 Oct 2016 | updated - 16 Oct 2016 | Public

This is the list of people who I'd like to see as the cast & crew of a movie version of the TV sitcom - if it were greenlit - with the emphasis on the differences between UK and US cultures, rather than race. Note: I've changed the gender of 3 of the 4 main characters from male to female.

1. Elizabeth Reaser

Actress | Twilight

Elizabeth Ann Reaser was born July 2, 1975 in Bloomfield, Michigan, to Karen (Weidman) and John Reaser. As the middle child in a trio of sisters, she grew up in rural Milford, MI. Her mother, a homemaker, and her father, an attorney turned restaurateur turned substitute teacher, divorced, and her ...

Philomena 'Philly' Drummond

2. Raffey Cassidy

Actress | Tomorrowland

Raffey Cassidy is an English actress known for Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) and Dark Shadows (2012). Her breakthrough role came as Athena in Brad Bird 's Tomorrowland (2015) opposite George Clooney. In 2013, aged 11, Raffey was the youngest ever actor to be named in Screen International's ...

Abby Jackson

3. Lauren McQueen

Actress | The Violators

Lauren McQueen was born on July 12, 1996 in Liverpool, England as Lauren Louise McQueen. She is an actress, known for The Violators (2015), Ordinary Lies (2015) and Six Wives with Lucy Worsley (2016).

Willa Jackson

4. Kira Kosarin

Actress | The Thundermans

Kira Nicole Kosarin (born October 7, 1997) is an American actress and singer who stars as Phoebe Thunderman in the Nickelodeon series The Thundermans. Kosarin was nominated for a 2015 Kids Choice Award, along with Kaley Cuoco Sweeting and several others, in the Favorite TV Actress category. The ...

Kimberley 'Kimmy' Drummond

5. Sarah Drew

Actress | Radio

Sarah Drew grew up on Long Island in Stony Brook, New York, the daughter of Jeannie Drew, a teacher, and Charles Drew, a pastor at Emanuel Presbyterian Church in New York City. While attending the University of Virginia, Drew began acting in plays and community theater, and received a bachelor's ...

Sherri Geereman - Philly's PA (New Character)

6. Maureen McCormick

Actress | The Brady Bunch

Maureen Denise McCormick was born on August 5, 1956 to Richard and Irene McCormick. The youngest of four children, she has three brothers Michael, Dennis and Kevin. Her acting career began at age six when she won the Baby Miss San Fernando Valley contest, which opened up the glamorous world of ...

Emma Garrett

7. Anna Camp

Actress | Pitch Perfect

Anna Camp grew up in South Carolina and is the daughter of Dee and Thomas Camp. Anna graduated from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 2004. She then moved to New York City and has appeared in films and television shows since 2007. From 2009 to 2014, she starred in the series ...

Atlanta Drummond (New Character)

8. Italia Ricci

Actress | Designated Survivor

Italia Ricci was born on October 29, 1986 in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada. She is an actress, known for Designated Survivor (2016), Chasing Life (2014) and Supergirl (2015). She has been married to Robbie Amell since October 15, 2016.

Celestina Darnell (New Character)

9. Tempany Deckert

Actress | Home and Away

Tempany Deckert has been performing since she was ten years old. She trained at a youth theatre in Melbourne for six years and then hit the 'Big Apple' for her adult training. Her acting experiences have taken her on many adventures. At ten years of age, she began acting professionally in film, ...

Kendra Holsten - Philly's Lawyer (New Character)

10. Robert Llewellyn

Actor | Red Dwarf

Robert Llewellyn was born on March 10, 1956 in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Red Dwarf (1988), Mirrormask (2005) and Grushko (1994). He is married to Judy Pascoe. They have two children.

Catterall - the Drummonds' butler (New Character)

11. Christine Bottomley

Actress | The End of the F***ing World

Christine Bottomley was born in Rochdale, Lancashire on April 27th 1979 and grew up in a flat over the family's chemist shop. Here she began people watching and impersonating the regular customers and realised that she wanted a life of 'professional pretending'. She went to several local youth ...

Helen Jackson (New Character)

12. Gregory Harrison

Actor | Trapper John, M.D.

Gregory Harrison was born on May 31, 1950 in Avalon, Catalina Island, California, USA as Gregory Neale Harrison. He is an actor and producer, known for Trapper John, M.D. (1979), Picnic (1986) and Centennial (1978). He has been married to Randi Oakes since May 3, 1981. They have four children.

Senator Fenton Darnell II (New Character)

13. Susan Johnson

Director | To All the Boys I've Loved Before

Susan Johnson was born on December 18, 1970 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. She is a producer and director, known for To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018), Carrie Pilby (2016) and The Reading Promise.

Director

14. Elizabeth Hatcher-Travis

Producer | God's Not Dead

Elizabeth Hatcher-Travis was born as Mary Elizabeth Robinson. She is a producer and actress, known for God's Not Dead (2014), The Music of Northern Ireland (2014) and Samson (2018). She was previously married to Randy Travis and Frank Hatcher.

Producer

15. Michael Scott

Producer | God's Not Dead

Michael Scott is a producer and writer, known for God's Not Dead (2014), The Mark (2012) and The Mark: Redemption (2013).

Producer

16. Rose McIver

Actress | The Lovely Bones

Rose McIver is an actress from New Zealand. She is the daughter of John George Whitfield "Mac" McIver and Ann "Annie" Coney. Her father is a professional photographer, while her mother is an artist. Rose has an older brother, musician Paul McIver.

When only 2-years-old, McIver started appearing in ...

Producer

17. Maureen McCormick

Actress | The Brady Bunch

Maureen Denise McCormick was born on August 5, 1956 to Richard and Irene McCormick. The youngest of four children, she has three brothers Michael, Dennis and Kevin. Her acting career began at age six when she won the Baby Miss San Fernando Valley contest, which opened up the glamorous world of ...

Producer

18. Amy Poehler

Actress | Inside Out

Amy Meredith Poehler was born in Newton, Massachusetts, to high school teachers Eileen Frances (Milmore) and William Grinstead Poehler. Her brother is comedian Greg Poehler. She is of Irish (from her mother) and English, Irish, German, and Portuguese (from her father) descent. Amy was first ...

Executive Producer

19. Jeff Richmond

Composer | 30 Rock

Jeff Richmond was born on January 7, 1961 in Kilsyth, West Virginia, USA as Jeffrey Wayne Richmond. He is a composer and producer, known for 30 Rock (2006), Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015) and Mean Girls (2004). He has been married to Tina Fey since June 3, 2001. They have two children.

Executive Producer

20. Kristen Wiig

Actress | Bridesmaids

Kristen Carroll Wiig was born on August 22, 1973 in Canandaigua, New York, to Laurie J. (Johnston), an artist, and Jon J. Wiig, a lake marina manager. She is of Norwegian (from her paternal grandfather), Irish, English, and Scottish descent. The family moved to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, before ...

Executive Producer

21. Liza Johnson

Director | Return

Liza Johnson is a director and producer, known for Return (2011), In the Air (2009) and Room 104 (2017).

Executive Producer

22. Amy Poehler

Actress | Inside Out

Amy Meredith Poehler was born in Newton, Massachusetts, to high school teachers Eileen Frances (Milmore) and William Grinstead Poehler. Her brother is comedian Greg Poehler. She is of Irish (from her mother) and English, Irish, German, and Portuguese (from her father) descent. Amy was first ...

Screenplay

23. Scott Neustadter

Writer | The Disaster Artist

Scott Neustadter was born in 1977 in the USA as Scott Eric Neustadter. He is a writer and producer, known for The Disaster Artist (2017), 500 Days of Summer (2009) and The Spectacular Now (2013). He has been married to Lauren Levy Neustadter since October 9, 2010.

Screenplay

24. Michael H. Weber

Writer | The Disaster Artist

Michael H. Weber is a writer and producer, known for The Disaster Artist (2017), 500 Days of Summer (2009) and The Spectacular Now (2013).

Screenplay

25. Robb Sullivan

Editorial_department | Congo

Editor

26. Hannah Beachler

Production_designer | Black Panther

Hannah Beachler is an American film production designer. She worked on the 2015 Rocky film Creed, the Miles Davis biopic Miles Ahead, and most recently has become known for the movie Moonlight, Beyoncé's 2016 TV special & visual album Lemonade, and for her Afrofuturist design direction on the movie...

Production Designer

27. Kasper Tuxen

Cinematographer | Beginners

Kasper Tuxen was born on April 23, 1977 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is known for his work on Beginners (2010), Darkland (2017) and Echo (2007).

Cinematography

28. Thomas Newman

Music_department | Skyfall

Thomas Newman is an American film score composer. He was born in Los Angeles. His father was notable film score composer Alfred Newman (1900-1970). The Newman family is of Russian-Jewish descent, and includes several other well-known musicians. Thomas' mother Martha Louis Montgomery (1920-2005) ...

Music

29. Leesa Evans

Costume_designer | Bridesmaids

Leesa Evans is known for her work on Bridesmaids (2011), Powder (1995) and Into the Blue (2005).

Costume Designer

30. Christine Wada

Costume_designer | Bridesmaids

Christine Wada is known for her work on Bridesmaids (2011), Pixels (2015) and The Terminal (2004).

Costume Designer



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