I’m doing a podcast discussion for the VDARE book club of Tom Wolfe’s extremely relevant 1987 novel Bonfire of the Vanities. The bad 1990 movie version was notoriously miscast. Sit-com supremo Chuck Lorre (Big Bang Theory) announced five years ago he was going to do a television series of it, but I haven’t heard anything since.
In the unlikely event that Bonfire ever gets remade, who would you want to see in it?
For Sherman McCoy, my first thought is Irish/German actor Michael Fassbender who was a sensation from 2009–2015, but who has largely been devoting his energies to auto racing in recent years (although a couple of years ago Fassebender was rumored for Mel Gibson’s remake of The Wild Bunch, along with Jamie Foxx and the formidable dwarf actor Peter Dinklage). Are there any youngish American actors who could portray Sherman’s WASP hauteur these days?