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Who Would Star In 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' If It Were Made Today?

Updated September 11, 2019 7.7k votes 521 voters 6.9k views24 items

List RulesVote up the actors you'd want to see in a modern take on 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off.'

We live in an age of reboots and remakes. Although there is currently no plan for a Ferris Bueller remake, it’s still fun to think about which modern-day actors would be perfect if the film were to be recast today. Here’s a look at some possibilities for a Ferris Bueller's Day Off remake cast. 

John Hughes’s love letter to his hometown of Chicago was both a box office smash and a critical success. The teen comedy took skipping school, and not getting caught, to a whole new level. It also made the wise-beyond-his-years Ferris Bueller one of the most iconic characters of the 1980s. 

Although it’s borderline blasphemous to imagine anyone else besides Matthew Broderick in the titular role, there are several young actors who look like they could possibly play the part. Timothée Chalamet and John Boyega seem charming enough, but are they Ferris Bueller charming?

What about antagonist Principal Rooney or jealous sister Jeanie? And who else could play Ferris’ sulky best friend Cameron besides Alan Ruck? 

Which Ferris Bueller fantasy casting call would fit right into a modern day remake? Take a look at the contenders and then vote up all your favorites.