OK, I'm going to say this up front, so no one goes crazy with glee or fury at the news that's going to follow: This information comes from someone else's unnamed "insider" source, so its veracity is tenuous at best. This "source" could be his crazy Uncle Charlie, for all we know. (Of course, the fact that it could also be someone at Imagine is what makes all of us want so badly to believe these things.) These are RUMORS, not facts. Got it? OK, good. Moving on.

Rumor has it that two names are on the shortlist to star in the still-a-long-way-from-production Magnum PI movie: George Clooney and Vince Vaughn. Now, as you may have noticed, the women at Cinematical are rather huge lovers of the Clooney, so it's sort of a foregone conclusion that I'd be excited about him in pretty much any role. But I'm also a massive Magnum fan, and it seems like, if we can't have the original, Clooney would really be perfect. He can do the whole "cocky, good-looking man" thing in his sleep, but also has a very convincing serious side. Vaughn, on the other hand, would be a different Magnum entirely -- it seems obvious that, if they cast him, the movie will follow in the footsteps of Starsky & Hutch, taking the "We love this dude but man, ain't he silly?" approach.

Really, both men (if, again, they really are being considered) have their merits, it's just a question of what direction Imagine wants to go with their film: Hire Clooney if it's going to follow the tone of the series, and Vaughn if they prefer to mock the show (with love, of course).
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