Celebrity Mormons We Want to See in The Book of Mormon Film Adaptation
The Book of Mormon. Not only is it the sacred text of one of the fastest-growing religions in the world, it's also the title of a Tony Award-winning Broadway musical. Trey Parker and Matt Stone's religious satire scored 15 Tony Award nominations, and took home nine awards, including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Original Score.
Now, the South Park creators want to take their Broadway masterpiece to the big screen, and Entertainment Weekly is reporting that both Stone and Parker have confirmed they're planning to do just that.
While it may be several years before it hits theaters, let alone begins filming, check out our list of famous Latter-day Saints we'd like to see in the onscreen Book of Mormon.
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5. John Heder AKA Napoleon Dynamite
Aside from being a card-carrying member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Napoleon Dynamite is an alumnus of Brigham Young University. Dude even headed an LDS mission in Japan.
Heder can play Elder Cunningham, though he'd have to gain some weight. He's a chubby, insecure Mormon obsessed with Star Wars and Lord of the Rings, which sounds great for say, Jonah Hill. Too bad he's Jewish.
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4. Katherine Heigl
She drinks, smokes, and starred in a crude movie about unprotected sex that resulted in an unwanted pregnancy--pretty much everything the Mormon Church frowns upon. But once upon a time, Katherine Heigl practiced Mormonism. In fact, she's considered going back.
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3. Ryan Gosling
Once a Mormon, always a Mormon, right? The former Mickey Mouse Club star's parents were practicing LDS members, but Gosling says he wasn't into it. He told Belief Net, of all websites, "I grew up Mormon. I wasn't really Mormon, my parents were."
2. Julianne Hough
She's a two-time winner on Dancing with the Stars, and a chart-topping country artist, but above all, Hough's a Mormon in our book. Without a doubt, she'd be our first wife if we ever went LDS.
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1. Brandon Flowers (The Killers)
Not only is The Killers' frontman from Las Vegas, a city with a reputation of gambling, prostitution, and over indulgence, he's a practicing Mormon to boot. A few years ago, Flowers was interviewed by The Guardian and joked, "... you can't be a Mormon and be cool. But I'm trying my best."
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