Hot Choice: He’s got star quality in bucket loads. He can help genre projects make dosh, even when they’re not exactly brilliant (Wolverine, anyone?)
So imagine what he could do with Fahrenheit 451. He’s got genre cred, a face people outside the sci-fi fan base recognise, he’s proved that he’s a decent actor and he’s used to working with effects.
Cold Comfort: Yet is his name too big, his face too recognisable? Unlike most of the people on this list, he’s not exactly cheap. And no one would consider him an unknown, unlike his breakout role in X-Men.
The producers might start to worry that audiences wouldn’t buy him as Montag, but we’d still give him a shot.
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