One of my all time Halloween favorites is Arsenic and Old Lace, so let us do a re-imagining shall we? The dearer to my heart a classic is, the more difficult it is to find a new cast suited to portray it. This one had me going back and forth, but I think I settled on a good mix.
Mortimer: Jude Law
The modern day Cary Grant is so Jude Law. He can do hilarious leading man losing it so sweetly.
Elaine: Anna Camp
I would love to see Anna and Jude play off each other with all the Brewster craziness swirling around them.
Jonathan: Kyle MacLachlan
Yes. Just yes.
Dr. Einstein: Aubrey Plaza
Aubrey as Peter Lorre? Hell yes, she is the ultimate Halloween kitty spirit.
Aunt Abby: Stockard Channing
Aunt Martha: Dianne Wiest
Stockard and Dianne were a bomb duo in Practical Magic, and they would be perfect as the Aunts de Brewster.
Teddy: John Hodgman
The Hodge is totally up for believing that he is Teddy Roosevelt and romping around the Brewster house.
New Neighborhood Cop: Hayes MacArthur
Angie Tribeca has given some quality comedy to this world, and Hayes does clueless the absolute best.