The crew patching together a live-action version of '70s bubble-gum suspenser Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? has got some work to do now.
With trendy on- and off-screen couple Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. contemplating the parts of smoldering 'toon duo Fred and Daphne, The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Scream's Matthew Lillard is maneuvering for the role of trippy, dippy Shaggy.
Though Lillard's self-mocking, frenzied style could easily work with the cartoonish story line, the actor doesn't quite have the drawing power of another leading man recommended to play Shaggy — crass comedian Tom Green.
Or, as one Entertainment Weekly reader complained in the mag's Nov. 17 mail section, "Did anyone at EW see Rob Lowe's impersonation of Shaggy on Saturday Night Live recently? Tom Green may look the part, but after seeing Rob, no other Shaggy will do!"
We didn't see Lowe on SNL either, but we think that this reader may have been indulging in too many Scooby snacks.
If Prinze and Lillard end up winning roles in Scooby-Doo, it'll be the fourth time they've shared a set. The Reporter notes that the two have previously worked together on She's All That, Wing Commander, and the forthcoming Summer Catch.
So far, the roles of Velma and Scooby haven't been cast, though EW fingered Janeane Garofalo as its No. 1 pick for the brainy teen detective.
Scooby is scheduled to begin production in February, with Big Momma's House director Raja Gosnell behind the lens. Think of the costuming possibilities!