Hollywood loves remakes these days. I have a theory that, at some point, we’ll see every remotely popular film made between 1960 and 1990 reworked for modern audiences. The best we can hope for is that the filmmakers and performers behind these “re-imaginations” and “re-inventions” are qualified to take a stab at some of our old favorites. From “Freaks and Geeks” to “Funny People,” writer/director Judd Apatow has demonstrated a unique comedic sensibility that seamlessly blends raunch with heart and fully realized, robust characters, making him the perfect choice to have a go at Richard Hooker’s novel.
Here, I take a look at what it might be like if Apatow and his merry band of regulars inhabited the 4077th.
- Owen Wilson as Capt. “Hawkeye” Pierce
- Will Ferrell as Capt. “Trapper” John McIntyre
- Paul Rudd as Capt. “Duke” Forrest
- Leslie Mann as Maj. “Hot Lips” O’Houlihan
- David Koechner as Maj. Frank Burns
- Steve Carell as Lt. Col. Henry Blake
- Michael Cera as Cpl. “Radar” O’Reilly
- Danny McBride as Capt. “Painless Pole” Waldowski
- Jenna Fischer as Lt. “Dish” Schneider
- Craig Robinson as Capt. “Spearchucker” Jones
- Seth Rogen as SSgt. Vollmer
- Luke Wilson as Father Mulcahy