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Movies That Couldn't Get Cast In Major Films Anymore If They Were Women

By Jodi Smith | Nostalgia | July 21, 2016 |

By Jodi Smith | Nostalgia | July 21, 2016 |

They’re forty years old AND they’ve already been made into younger, shinier, newer versions. They are the films of 1976.


Sissy Spacek was 27 when she played Stephen King’s iconic telekinetic teen. John Travolta, her love interest of sorts, was 22.


Age of Remake: 3 years

Chloe Grace Moertz was 16 when she starred in the remake. Ansel Elgort was 19 when he took over Travolta’s role.


The Omen

Lee Remick was 39 when she played the adoptive mother of Satan’s son. Gregory Peck, who played her husband, was 60.


Age of Remake: 10 years

Julia Stiles was 25 in the remake. Liev Schreiber was 39.


King Kong

Jessica Lange was 27 when she played the giant ape’s object of affection. Her leading man, Jeff Bridges, was the same age.


Age of Remake: 11 years

Naomi Watts was 37 in the remake. Adrien Brody was 32.


Freaky Friday

Barbara Harris was Mom/daughter Annabel at 41. Jodie Foster played Annabel/Mom at 14.


Age of Remake: 13 years

Jamie Lee Curtis played Mom/daughter Anna at 45. Lindsay Lohan played Anna/Mom at 17.


Assault on Precinct 13

The stars’ ages were: Austin Stoker, 33; Darwin Joston, 39; Martin West,39.


Age of Remake: 11

Ethan Hawke was 35, Laurence Fishburne was 44, Drea de Matteo was 37, Maria Bello was 38, and Gabriel Byrne was 55 when starring in the remake.


The Town That Dreaded Sundown

Ben Johnson played Captain Morales at the age of 58. Andrew Prine was Deputy Ramsey at age 40. Dawn Wells was victim Katie Starks when she was 38.


Age of Remake: 2 years

Though it was more of a meta sequel than remake, shut up. Addison Timlin played the lead at age 23 and her leading man was Travis Tope, also 23. 39-year old Joshua Leonard was Deputy Foster and 58-year old Gary Cole was Chief Deputy Tillman.


The Bad News Bears

Coach Buttermaker was played by a 56-year old Walter Matthau. His team had a 15-year old Jackie Earle Haley and 13-year old Tatum O’Neal.


Age of Remake: 11 years

Billy Bob Thornton stepped into Buttermaker’s shoes at 50. Sammi Kane Kraft was 13 when she played the female pitcher for the Bears. (Kraft passed away at age 20 from injuries sustained in a car accident.)


The Killer Inside Me

Stacey Keach played the despicable deputy sheriff Lou Ford when he was 35. Susan Tyrrell was 31 when playing ill-fated prostitute Joyce Lakeland. Tisha Sterling played Ford’s love interest Amy Stanton at 32.


Age of Remake: 6 years

Casey Affleck took on the role of Ford at 35. Jessica Alba stepped into Lakeland’s shoes at 29. Kate Hudson was 31 when playing Stanton.


Jodi Smith is a Senior Reporter, Film & Television at Pajiba. You can email her or follow her on Twitter.