James Dean ‘cast’ in new movie, 64 years after death

More than six decades after his death James Dean has been

Very well, turns out it was not our graves becoming trampled, but that of late icon James Dean, who Hollywood now seemingly plans to resurrect by means of CGI for some movie about a soldier who nurses wounded Labrador pet dogs all through the Vietnam War. Chris Evans criticized the decision as "shameful" and Zelda Williams, whose late father Robin Williams restricted exploitation of his image for 25 years following his death, expressed her disdain over the choice.

James Dean hasn't been alive in 64 years, but the "Rebel Without a Cause" actor has been cast in a new film about the Vietnam War.

Dean will portray the character of Rogan, a platoon leader who initially pushes back against the lead character's relationship with his new canine pal, though Ernst said he shifts from "bad guy" to "one of the good guys" by the film's end. They ultimately decided Dean was the flawless fit for the role, as Rogan is a "very brilliant, complex character" which is "pretty much how James Dean was perceived".

Audrey Hepburn's likeness was used in a 2013 advert, while Peter Cushing's face was digitally mapped onto another actor's features for 2016's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. "After months of research, we decided on James Dean". Or write a couple new John Lennon tunes. The "Captain America" actor returned to his native MA to help dedicate the new home of a youth theater company where as a youngster he honed his acting skills. But that's the problem: it's literally just those three since the actor died in a vehicle crash in 1955 at age 24.

The book tells the story of United States military dogs that were deployed and later abandoned in Vietnam.


"NOPE. this shouldn't be a thing", said "Lord of the Rings" actor Elijah Wood.

Twitter was filled with those not happy about Dean's casting.

"I have talked to friends about this for YEARS and no one ever believed me that the industry would stoop this low once tech got better", she wrote in another tweet. His family has licensed use of his image to filmmakers Anton Ernst and Tati Golykh, with Ernst saying they regard the upcoming action-drama Finding Jack as "his fourth movie, a movie he never got to make".

"Visual effects is a tool", Ernst said, pointing to movies that use digital effects to de-age actors, such asThe Irishman, or help finish a production in the case of an untimely death of a star, such as Carrie Fisher. Zelda reminded her followers of this, writing that she believes "we should let the great performers of the past rest".

CMG Worldwide, which licenses intellectual property for dead celebrities including Dean, musician Chuck Berry, and astronaut Neil Armstrong, said the casting would open up new opportunities.

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