Which actor would you cast to play Columbo?

A week ago, we asked you who would make the perfect modern Perry Mason. You came up with some fantastic suggestions. Now, another classic tv sleuth is rumored for a comeback. Gary Whitta, a screenwriter at work on the upcoming Star Wars: Rogue One, has been drumming up support for a possible reboot of trench coat loving detective. The scribe has been working with director Josh Trank — who just made the latest disappointing Fantastic Four film — on his "dream project."

What that might not be terribly exciting, the two are considering making this a limited television series (smart), possibly set in the 1970s (smarter). Oh, and everyone wants the scruffy and wonderful Mark Ruffalo to step into Peter Falk's shoes. That sounds perfect to us. The actor can nail "disheveled and sharp." If the Incredible Hulk is too expensive or busy, we think Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights) could pull it off, too.

So, let's hear it. Who would you like to see as the next Columbo?

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JOSEPHUS 5 months ago
I nominate Michael Weatherly! Great actor! I think he would give us a great 21st century rendition of a rebooted Detective Columbo! Before you disagree, think hard about it. Analyze Weatherly!s acting abilities! I think it would be a great fit! In my very humble opinion! 😃
Stephen79 17 months ago
Tony Shaloub could do a good job ...
JDnHuntsvilleAL Stephen79 16 months ago
Wouldn't work. Everybody would be thinking MONK.
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