Is there a King of The Hill movie on the way?
On December 3rd 2020 the King of The Hill Facebook page uploaded a photo of a fan made KOTH movie poster. The poster features a live action cast of the animated characters Hank, Dale, Bill, Boomhauer, and Khan. While a KOTH movie has been a topic widely discussed in recent years, since the upload the King of The Hill community has been quite vocal in voicing their opinions on the cast choice of the theoretical film. While the possibility of Mike Judge signing off on a live action King of The Hill movie is still up in the air, we’ve complied some alternate casting choices that may fit the bill a litter more accurately!
While the artist who composed the theoretical movie poster chose David Koechner to play the role of army barber Bill Dauterive, we here at StylesRebelRadio.com believe the right casting choice may have been right under our nose. Voice and veteran actor Stephen Root who provides the voice of Bill in the animated series is seemingly the perfect choice. With roles under his belt in films such as Dodgeball and Drillbit Taylor , Root is perfect for paying the role of the sympathetic, awkward friend. Not to mention there is absolutely no need to worry about recreating the well known voice!
Honorable mention to John C. Reilly.
In the case that is the fast yet smooth talking ladies man, Boomhauer, we believe they hit the nail on the head with Matthew Mcconaughey! Who else could pull off the role of speaking absolute southern twanged nonsense and make it charming! We already know Mcconaughy is willing to go to any lengths necessary appearance wise to fill his role and while the voice not be exactly like the animated counterpart, we are sure Mcconaughey’s natural drawl and ability to ramble will fit the bill alright, alright, alright!
For every great protagonist there has to be an equal foil. When it comes to the simple down home lifestyle Hank Hill lives by Kahn is the perfect foil. The over the top pompous, annoying, next door neighbor to the Hill family requires an actor with a wide range of emotions. While the proposed Ken Jong is not a bad choice by any means, for the role of Kahn we are looking for someone who can pull off the stern annoyed neighbor quality but transition to the over the top persona Jong is known for. For that, we are choosing John Cho. Cho is no stranger to the over the top antics frequented by Kahn, as showcased in the Harold and Kumar series! Cho also possesses the ranger however to pull off the stern, aggravated neighbor who is always ready with a quick qip as shown in his role as Sulu in 2009s Star Trek.
Once again we have to agree it with the proposed line up, Bill Hader for Dale Gribble seems like the absolute perfect fit. While other proposed casting choices include the likes of Neil Patrick Harris or Steve Buscemi as the role of Dale, something is seemingly left to be desired. Surely Mr. Buscemi or NPH would be able to make a memorable and fitting role as the man known as Rusty Shackleford, SNL legend Bill Hader without a doubt could go line for line with Dale Gribble. With the physical appearance to fit the part, Hader’s extensive library of impressions would seal the deal for a live action Dale Gribble.
Now for the man of the hour! Hank Rutherford Hill is the stern, hardworking, blue collar main character of the King of The Hill series! Ironically this is the entry we have the most opposition too. Granted the most known and beloved character is typically the hardest to cast. The proposed choice, Tom Hanks, most likely chosen for his calm, stern demeanor and vague resemblance to Hank seems like a lazy and over exhausted pick. After scouring the internet for a more suitable live action adaptation, we are prepared to offer a fresh alternative to the table that we have not seen anywhere else.
Dennis Quaid is our pick to poetry Hank Hill. When deciding upon this casting, we broke down Hank Hill into three basic characteristics. First we looked at his appearance, Hank is a man plain and simple. Your stereotypical working and family man, Blue jeans, a tee shirt, and short respectable haircut. Dennis Quaid fits that bill fairly well. A harkening back to actors of the past Mr. Quaid has what we can best describe is the face of a man. Secondly, Hank Hill’s very distinct and impressionable voice. While not exactly a difficult impression to do, perhaps one of the hardest to master. Enter Dennis Quaid’s ability to study and recreate voices to near perfection! Don’t believe me, take his performance as the legendary Jerry Lee Lewis in Great Balls of Fire for example! Last but certainly not least, Hank Hill is a father. I mean, just look at him. Dennis Quaid just looks like your stereotypical dad. Need more convincing, check out his performance as the strict yet comedic father in the film Yous, Mine, and ours.
That’s our list! Let us know what you think and who you would cast to play all the characters in a King of The Hill live action film! Make sure to check out similar blogs on StylesRebelradio.com under The Rebel Blogs!