The critically lauded film Precious has introduced to the world Gabourey Sidibe, the actress who portrayed the character in the title role. In spite or perhaps because of the comments made about Sidibe's future career in Hollywood (i.e., she will be relegated to "fat" roles like the funny friend) casting directors and agents have insisted that Sidibe has enough talent to be cast in leading roles.
Studio execs agree. In fact, they've already green-lighted reboots of classic Hollywood films with Sidibe in the lead role. Notice the change to the tone and running time.
# 1. American Pie
Role: Natalia (formerly played by Shannon Elizabeth)
Original Memorable Scene: Jim (Biggs) inserts his genitalia into an apple pie to simulate sex
New Memorable Scene: Natalia (Sidibe) eats the apple pie, then Jim (Biggs).
#2. Sleepless in Seattle
: Annie (formerly played by Meg Ryan)
Original Category: Romantic Comedy
New Genre: Horror Film
Old memorable Scene: While listening to a radio call-in show, Annie (Meg Ryan) falls in love with a caller after they say the word
New Memorable Scene: While listening to a radio call-in show, Annie (Sidibe) falls in love with Snickers bars after she and the announcer from the Snickers commercial say "Nougettaboutit" simultaneously.
New Ending: Hanks spots Sidibe atop the Empire State Building and says, "It's you. The woman who's been stalking me!" Then, police arrive and shoot her dead.
#4. Lara Croft Tomb Raider
Original Opening Sequence:
Role: Lara Croft (formerly played by Angelina Jolie)
Croft (Jolie) races through an intense obstacle course.
New Opening Sequence: Croft (Sidibe) is rushed to the emergency room after suffering complications from diabetes.
#5. Indian Jones and the Temple of Doom
Role: Boulder that almost runs over Indian Jones
#6. Cast Away
: Chuck Noland (formerly played by Tom Hanks)
Original running time: 2 hours, 45 minutes
New Running Time: 5 minutes
Old Plot: After a plane crash on a deserted island, Chuck Noland (Hanks) must learn to live off the land
New plot: Opening credits. Noland (Sidibe) enters the airport and is turned away because she is too fat to fly. End Credits.